Steve Nedved

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Jimmie Allen hopes his success is “motivation” for people to chase their dreams

ABC Jimmie Allen earned back-to-back chart-topping hits with his last two singles — “Make Me Want To” and the Brad Paisley duet “Freedom Was a Highway.” As he reflected on the achievement, he said he hopes he can be a source of inspiration. “It feels great,” he said at an event celebrating the two hits, …

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Dierks Bentley + Elle King’s “Worth a Shot” goes Wild West in new music video

Sony Music Nashville Dierks Bentley and Elle King dive into the world of an 1800s-era Wild West town in the music video for their new duet, “Worth a Shot.” The pair play a husband and wife drawn apart by Dierks’ gambling and outlaw ways. Elle catches wind of his misdeeds while she’s at home with …

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The Judds 2022 Tour will go on, with a star-studded new lineup featuring Faith Hill, Little Big Town + more

Wynonna Judd performs at the “Naomi Judd: A River of Time” celebration at Ryman Auditorium on May 15, 2022 in Nashville; Mickey Bernal/Getty Images Before Naomi Judd’s unexpected death in late April, she and her daughter Wynonna had made plans to launch a fall 2022 tour as legendary country act The Judds. At Naomi’s public …

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Ingrid Andress’ favorite hobby includes flowers, hearts and ‘raunchy’ rap lyrics: “It’s just so funny to me”

ABC When Ingrid Andress isn’t writing new songs or touring, you can probably find her enjoying a hobby she picked up as a home-schooled kid: cross-stitching. “I used to cross-stich when I was younger, and now I love cross-stitching rap lyrics,” the singer says. “It’s just so funny to me. I don’t know why my …

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Luke Bryan pays tribute to fellow ‘American Idol’ judge and Gershwin Prize recipient Lionel Richie: “Nothing but love”

ABC/Lou Rocco Luke Bryan was among the many performers who turned out at a ceremony on May 12 honoring Lionel Richie, this year’s recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. PBS aired the event on Tuesday night. During his time onstage, Luke performed “Lady,” a classic from Lionel’s catalog with a …

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Nashville notes: Naomi Judd, Priscilla Block + more

Naomi Judd’s public memorial, Naomi Judd: A River of Time Celebration, aired on CMT Sunday, and it’s become the network’s highest rated special in two years. In under 48 hours, the televised event racked up over 16 million cumulative views across all channels. Two encore presentations of the special will take place: this Thursday at …

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Brothers Osborne’s John Osborne on how music helps his mental health: “It allows me to express myself”

ABC May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and for Brothers Osborne’s John Osborne, that’s personal. He has previously discussed his battles with depression and anxiety, saying that he went through a difficult period of depression and suicidal ideation in late 2019 that led to a hospitalization. In partnership with ACM Lifting Lives, John talks about …

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After back-to-back chart-toppers, Lainey Wilson teases her next radio single

ABC Lainey Wilson’s got a new single coming out on Friday, and she’s hoping it’ll make three for three atop the country radio chart. Her last two singles, “Things a Man Oughta Know” and a Cole Swindell duet called “Never Say Never,” each made it to the top spot. Her new song is called “Heart …

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Jimmie Allen, Trisha Yearwood + more sign on for panels, events at CMA Fest

ABC Special CMA Fest programming continues to roll out this week, as the calendar fills in for the multiday country music festival headed to Nashville this June. Jimmie Allen will appear on the CMA Close Up Stage in a panel discussing his children’s book, My Voice is a Trumpet. Trisha Yearwood is also helming an …

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Luke Combs drops the track list for ‘Growin’ Up’, and it includes a Miranda Lambert duet

ABC Luke Combs is filling in more of the details about his upcoming third studio album, Growin’ Up. The country star shared the full track list for the project on his social media this week, and it includes a few live favorites — and one superstar duet. Megawatt duets aren’t a new thing for Luke, …

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