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“Something’s Going On”: Trace Adkins weighs in on the anthem controversy with “Still a Soldier”

BBR Music Group As the controversy swirls over some NFL players opting to take a knee during the national anthem in protest of racial injustice, Trace Adkins is weighing in with a new song. The Louisiana native has long been a supporter of the USO, America’s men and women in uniform, and veterans, and the track “Still …

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Watch now: Lady A’s “Heart Break” — a cinematic video turns into a chance to help Puerto Rico

Capitol NashvilleLong before Hurricane Maria struck the island of Puerto Rico, Lady Antebellum traveled there to shoot the new video for their latest single, “Heart Break.” “After spending time in San Juan, we fell in love with the area, the culture, the people, and that country — it was just a beautiful place…” Dave Haywood recalls. “We feel personally …

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Listen now: Chris Lane picks pop star Tori Kelly as his “Take Back Home Girl” in new duet

ABC/Image Group LA Chris Lane is following up his top-ten “For Her” with a new duet with Grammy-nominated pop singer Tori Kelly. “Take Back Home Girl” is the lead single from his forthcoming sophomore album.  “I’ve been a big fan of Tori’s for quite some time and I had this song that I was looking for a duet …

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Miranda Lambert and Jon Pardi will be Livin’ Like Hippies on their 2018 tour

ABC/Image Group LAMiranda Lambert will set out on the Livin’ Like Hippies Tour this winter, playing 23 dates starting January 18 in Greenville, South Carolina. The trek takes its name from a line in the track “Highway Vagabond” from Miranda’s double album, The Weight of These Wings. ACM New Male Vocalist Jon Pardi will be along for …

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From weddings to little kids, Dustin Lynch is surprised at the folks who are making him a superstar

Broken BowDustin Lynch has the biggest song of his career so far with “Small Town Boy,” thanks to its four weeks at the top of the Billboard chart. But the way the Tullahoma, Tennessee native can tell he’s really making an impact, is the way the song is working its way into the lives of his fans. “Believe …

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CMT gets a dose of reality with “Music City”

CMTCMT is adding a new dose of reality to its lineup, as it preps the docu-series Music City to premiere early next year. The eight-part reality show will follow a group of aspiring singer/songwriters and musicians as they try to make it in Nashville.  Adam DiVello, who created both The Hills and Laguna Beach for MTV, is the project’s executive producer. Music …

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A little “Heart Break”: Lady A won’t be able to go to South Africa

ABC/Image Group LA From the very first announcement of their You Look Good World Tour, Lady Antebellum has talked about how much they were looking forward to their first shows in South Africa. The concerts were to take place October 13 in Cape Town and October 15 in Johannesburg, but due to Hillary Scott’s pregnancy, they’ve been cancelled. …

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“Make a Little”: Why Bruno Mars has nothing on Midland when it comes to videos

ABC/Randy HolmesWhen you have an MTV-Video-Music-Award-winning director in the band, why would you ever hire anyone else to make your videos? That’s the case with Midland’s Cameron Duddy, who’s well-known for crafting Bruno Mars’ clips for “Locked Out of Heaven,” “Uptown Funk,” and “Versace on the Floor,” just to name a few of the pair’s collaborations. Just as …

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No “Heartache on the Dance Floor” here: Jon Pardi’s keeping it low-key, in the middle of #1s and CMA noms

Capitol NashvilleIt’s a pretty good time to be Jon Pardi, these days. This week, the Golden State native claims his third #1 in a row on the Mediabase chart with “Heartache on the Dance Floor.” On top of that, Jon is up for New Artist of the Year at the upcoming CMA Awards, and his previous …

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More than a memory: Garth Brooks readies a massive, 5-part audio-visual autobiography

Garth Brooks PressFive-time CMA Entertainer of the Year Garth Brooks has written his autobiography, and you’ll be able to experience it November 14, when The Anthology|Part 1: The First Five Years is released. Not only is the 240-page hardcover the first in a five-part series, it also has an audio-visual component. In addition to more than 150 never-before-seen photos, …

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