Steve Nedved

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Oct 10

“I felt compelled to sing those words”: The story behind Vince Gill’s emotional duet with Maren Morris on “Dear Hate”

Rick Diamond/Getty Images for The Country Music Hall Of Fame & MuseumEven though he’s a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, with multiple number-ones and numerous awards to his credit, Vince Gill has often said that the spotlight has never really been that important to him. That makes his response to Maren Morris’s new song “Dear …

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Oct 10

Florida Georgia Line goes “Fishin’ in the Dark” with “Smooth”

Big MachineIf Florida Georgia Line’s latest hit sounds a bit familiar, it’s because it was inspired — at least partially — by one of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band‘s biggest hits. Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley gathered at Tyler’s farm late in the fall several years ago to work on a new tune with co-writers Nicole Clawson and Jordan Schmidt. “I had told …

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Oct 09

Watch Tim and Faith fight in the new video for “The Rest of Our Life”

Arista NashvilleIf you’ve ever wondered if Tim McGraw and Faith Hill really get along… well, they don’t, in most of the video for their new single, “The Rest of Our Life.” In the new clip, the superstar couple seems to be acknowledging the fact that their 21-year-marriage has often been tabloid fodder.  The two are seen fighting as they’re …

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Oct 09

“Every Little Thing” she does is magic: Carly Pearce counts down the days until her album’s released

Courtesy of Big Machine RecordsNewcomer Carly Pearce heads into release week for her debut album with her first single, “Every Little Thing” just one spot away from entering country’s top five. The Kentucky native kicked off what will be a whirlwind week by singing the national anthem before Sunday’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte …

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Oct 09

Shania Twain plans to celebrate her global #1 album on tour

Mercury NashvilleAfter 15 years without a new album, Shania Twain’s comeback is now officially an overwhelming success:  her new record, NOW, just debuted at #1 in the United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. As previously reported, Shania bows at #1 on both the Billboard 200 and the country album chart in the U.S., …

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Oct 09

Blake Shelton serves up a second round of “Cheers, It’s Christmas.”

Warner Music NashvilleFive years after its original release, Blake Shelton’s Cheers, It’s Christmas. is back in a new edition that includes a new album cover and three new songs. In addition to existing collaborations with Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson and Michael Buble, the 2017 version of the record adds “Two Step Round the Christmas Tree” …

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Oct 09

Garth Brooks, Vince Gill & Amy Grant and more remember Dan Fogelberg on new tribute album

BMGDan Fogelberg may never have had a huge country hit, but some of the biggest names in the genre are paying tribute to the folk/rock pioneer on a new album. Garth Brooks, Zac Brown, Amy Grant and Vince Gill, Alabama’s Randy Owen, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Jimmy Buffett and The Eagles all contribute cuts …

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Oct 09

Shania Twain’s “Now” opens atop “Billboard” album chart

Mercury NashvilleLooks like plenty of fans were hungry for new music from Shania Twain.  Now, Shania’s first studio album in nearly 15 years, debuts this week atop the all-genre Billboard 200 album chart. Now did 137,000 in sales and equivalent streams in its first week, 134,000 of which were traditional album sales, the third-largest sales …

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Oct 09

Jason Aldean returns to Las Vegas to visit shooting victims

ABC/Image Group LA Jason Aldean and his wife Brittany were back in Las Vegas on Sunday, a week to the day after the shooting during his performance at the Route 91 Harvest Festival that left 58 dead and nearly 500 injured.  The couple apparently were in town to meet with victims. Brittany posted an image to …

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Oct 09

Blake Shelton reveals his new album, “Texoma Shore,” was an unplanned surprise

David Becker/Getty Images via ABCBlake Shelton’s tenth studio album will arrive before the end of the year, but the always-unpredictable star of The Voice reveals his latest recording came as a surprise to most everybody. “I had no plans of putting out an album this year at all,” he tells Entertainment Tonight. “It just happened, …

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