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Apr 11

Clare Bowen & Chris Carmack from ABC's "Nashville" Play Benefit for Emmylou Harris's Bonaparte's Retreat This Weekend

ABCCountry Music Hall of Famer Emmylou Harris hits the stage with the stars of ABC’s Nashville this weekend in Music City. Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack and more will play a benefit Saturday night at Nashville’s 3rd & Lindsley, as part of the annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival. Money raised goes to Bonaparte’s Retreat, a nonprofit Emmylou founded in 2004 after the …

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Apr 11

Eric Paslay Is First Performer Set for This Year's Riverfront Stage at CMA Music Festival

EMI NashvilleEric Paslay is the first artist confirmed to play the Riverfront Stage during 2016’s CMA Music Festival in downtown Nashville. The announcement came during a recent visit to the Country Music Association’s headquarters, where he performed his hits “Friday Night,” “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” and his latest single, “High Class.” The rest …

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Apr 11

Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockMerle Haggard swept the CMA Awards in 1970, winning Entertainer, Male Vocalist, Album and Single of the Year, on the strength of this signature song. Can you name it? ANSWER:  “Okie from Muskogee,” which was also the title track of his CMA-winning record. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.  Powered by WPeMatico

Apr 11

Blake Shelton Becomes "Friends" with the Angry Birds

Sony Pictures EntertainmentIf you need a little pick me up, all you need to do is watch the video for Blake Shelton’s new song from The Angry Birds Movie. The three-minute clip finds the star of The Voice in the studio performing the first single from the soundtrack, as his fine feathered friends from the …

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Apr 11

Cole Swindell Offers Fans a Friday Preview of the "You Should Be Here" Album

Warner Music NashvilleCole Swindell’s sophomore album, You Should Be Here, won’t be out until May 6, but if you pre-order it, you can get a sneak peek almost a month sooner. In addition to an instant download of the chart-topping title song, fans will also get a new tune every Friday, starting today, until the full …

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Apr 11

Connie Smith and Marty Stuart to Lead Private Saturday Service for Merle Haggard

Paul Natkin/Getty ImagesThe Poet of the Common Man, legendary country singer Merle Haggard, will be remembered Saturday in Palo Cedro, California, in a private memorial service led by Marty Stuart and Connie Smith. “Merle had preplanned his own service,” Stuart told The Tennessean. “He requested that Connie sing ‘Precious Memories,’ that me and Connie sing …

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Apr 11

Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Kacey Musgraves performed “High Time” from her album Pageant Material Wednesday night on The Late Late Show with James Corden. You can check out her late-night gig on YouTube. Brandy Clark sang the first single from her forthcoming sophomore album, Big Day in a Small Town, Wednesday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. You can see her performance of “Girl Next Door” online now. …

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Apr 11

Keith Urban Adds Carrie Underwood and Pitbull to "Ripcord," Explains Why It Was a Long Time Coming

Capitol NashvilleIf it feels like Keith Urban’s new album Ripcord has been a long time coming — well, even the Australian superstar has to admit you’re right, taking time to explain exactly how he ended up three singles in by the time the record’s release date was revealed. “This whole album’s had a really nice organic flow to …

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Apr 11

Miranda Lambert Tries to Help Ashley Monroe Find Her Missing Dog Rosie

Warner Music NashvilleIt’s been an excruciating weekend for Ashley Monroe, after her beloved pooch disappeared late Thursday night. “I’m begging for help,” she tweeted shortly afterwards, along with a photo of the dog. “The love of my life Rosie is missing in the Nolensville area of Nashville.” On Friday, Miranda Lambert reached out on social …

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