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Through the “hard times” and “the greatest times,” Lady A believes in ‘What a Song Can Do’

BMLG Records Lady A‘s uptempo hit, “Like a Lady,” has been one of country music’s stand-out, feel-good songs of the summer.  It’s the first release from the trio’s seven-track What a Song Can Do (Chapter One) collection, which came out in June. But when Lady A’s full-length eighth album arrives next month, we’ll get a better look at what Hillary Scott, Charles …

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Nashville notes

Trace Adkins just released the video for “Where the Country Girls At.” The song, which features both Luke Bryan and Pitbull, is from his latest The Way I Wanna Go album. Mandy Barnett will be the next member of the Grand Ole Opry. The singer, who turned 46 on the day of her invitation, was invited by Connie Smith, who did so by …

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Walker Hayes calls “Fancy Like” a love song for normal people

Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Innovation In Music Awards Walker Hayes‘ career has had a big, big boost thanks to the viral success of “Fancy Like,” a move that was anything but calculated. The Alabama native is still blown away by how much the song has propelled him and his music, especially now. “This wasn’t supposed …

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Scotty McCreery soaked up “You Time” with wife Gabi amid pandemic

Jason Kempin/Getty Images If Scotty McCreery and his wife, Gabi, had been home together in 2019, he would have never had his fourth number-one hit, with “You Time.” Scotty just spoke out about the song’s success on Instagram, after spending more than a year off the road with his adoring spouse. “2.5 years ago our lives were as busy …

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Blake Shelton announces new single, deluxe ‘Body Language’ album

Todd Stefani New music is coming from Blake Shelton! The singer just announced a new single, “Come Back As a Country Boy,” out on Friday, October 1. The song will be part of Blake’s new Body Language Deluxe album, which will be released on December 3. “I think this song is an anthem for everyday hardworking country people …

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Justin Moore gets romantic with new single, “With a Woman You Love”

Scott Legato/Getty Images After the success of his number-one hit, “We Didn’t Have Much,” Justin Moore is back with another single. The Arkansas native dropped a snippet of his new single, “With a Woman You Love,” on social media. The song will be out on Friday, September 30. “I think this song speaks to guys like me, or …

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Chris Young sings the praises of music education in schools

Ethan Miller/Getty Images Chris Young doesn’t know where he would be without music education, and he doesn’t want to know. The Tennessee native has been an outspoken advocate of promoting music education in schools, largely because he knows how influential his education in his early years helped inspire his own successful career. “The reason I’m so …

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Kane Brown teases “Blessed & Free” collaboration with H.E.R.

Cooper Neill/Getty Images for Hilton Kane Brown just teased his new collaboration, “Blessed & Free,” with H.E.R. Kane shared a snippet of his new tune with the R&B star on social media, ahead of the tune’s September 30 release date. This is far from Kane’s first collaboration outside of country music. He previously joined with R&B star Khalid for a remix of …

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Country star trivia

On this day in 2009, Revolution was released featuring hits “The House That Built Me,” “White Liar” and more. It was later named Album of the Year at the CMA Awards and ACM Awards. Can you name the artist? ANSWER: Miranda Lambert.  Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

Dolly Parton TikTok account exposed as fake

David Becker/Getty Images Sorry Dolly Parton fans, it looks like the country star hasn’t joined TikTok after all.  On Monday, many rejoiced after it appeared that Dolly joined the growing social media platform, but as it turns out, the account was a hoax. The inaugural post showed the “9 to 5” singer stepping into the frame and …

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