Steve Nedved

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May 15

It’s “Meant to Be”: FGL ties the record they set with their debut single, “Cruise”

ABC/Image Group LA Any way you look at it, Florida Georgia Line is the most successful duo or group in the history of Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs tally. Their collaboration with Bebe Rexha, “Meant to Be,” is currently spending its 24th week atop the 59-year-old chart.  That ties the record FGL set with their debut single, “Cruise,” back in …

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May 15

“Downtown’s Dead”: New Sam Hunt single coming Wednesday

ABC Radio It’s been more than fifteen months since Sam Hunt released his crossover smash, “Body Like a Back Road,” but on Wednesday, his follow-up is finally coming.  “New single, out tomorrow… ‘Downtown’s Dead,’” Sam shared Tuesday morning on Instagram, along with three pictures. One shows Sam with a full beard and a new haircut, wearing a tan …

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May 15

Dierks Bentley packs a lunch for a good cause before hitting the road on the Mountain High Tour

The GreenRoomDierks Bentley sets his Mountain High Tour in motion Friday but before he hits the road, the Arizona native wanted to do a good deed at home in Middle Tennessee. Dierks, his band, crew and openers LANCO spent Monday packing more than 10,000 pounds of food at Second Harvest Food Bank, as part of the non-profit’s Hunger …

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May 14

“I want you to be fearless dream warriors”: Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles delivers the commencement address at her alma mater, Agnes Scott College

ABC/Eric McCandlessThis summer, Jennifer Nettles will be spending her weekends performing with bandmate Kristian Bush on Sugarland‘s Still the Same reunion tour. But this past Saturday, the singer, songwriter and actress followed in the footsteps of Oprah Winfrey and The Color Purple author Alice Walker, as she delivered the 129th commencement address at Agnes Scott College.  Jennifer is a 1997 alumnae of the women’s liberal arts …

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May 14

Brett Young, LOCASH and more accept Craig Campbell’s Cornhole Challenge during CMA Fest

Broken BowWho is country music’s best cornhole competitor? We’ll find out June 5, as Brett Young, LOCASH, Russell Dickerson, Walker Hayes, Jerrod Niemann, Lindsay Ell, newcomer Tegan Marie and others show up to toss a few bean bags for Craig Campbell‘s 6th Annual Celebrity Cornhole Challenge. The event takes place at Nashville’s City Winery on Tuesday before the official kickoff of CMA Fest later …

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May 14

For the First Time: Kenny Chesney lands two songs in the top ten

Allister Ann Eight-time Entertainer of the Year Kenny Chesney has a achieved a new milestone this week. It’s the first time he’s ever had two songs in the top ten simultaneously, thanks to “Get Along” and his duet with David Lee Murphy, “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright.”  “For all the awards and number ones,” Kennys says, “I’ve never had …

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May 14

Maren Morris is “pulling out the stops” to perform “The Middle” on Sunday’s BBMAs

Nick WalkerThe last time Maren Morris was in Las Vegas performing on an awards show, she delivered her country single, “Rich,” on the ACMs. This weekend, she returns to Sin City to perform her pop smash, “The Middle,” with DJ/producer Zedd and electronic duo Grey at the Billboard Music Awards.  “BAY-BUH! We’re pulling out the stops with this one. This Sunday night!” Maren tweeted Monday, …

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May 14

Jordan Davis debuts on the Grand Ole Opry before hitting the road with Jake Owen and Chris Janson

Chris Hollo for the Grand Ole OpryThis Friday night, Jordan Davis sets out on his biggest tour so far: the Life’s Whatcha Make It trek with Jake Owen and Chris Janson. But this weekend, the newcomer from Louisiana notched another pretty impressive gig: his Grand Ole Opry debut.  Jordan performed the tracks “Slow Dance in a Parking Lot” and “Leaving New Orleans” …

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May 14

Randy Travis surprises Carrie Underwood as she celebrates a decade on the Grand Ole Opry

Chris Hollo for the Grand Ole OpryIt was a busy weekend for Carrie Underwood. Not only did she mentor the top five and perform her new hit, “Cry Pretty,” on American Idol Sunday, she also marked a career milestone Friday night: a decade of Opry membership.  The Oklahoma native officially joined the Grand Ole Opry on May 10, …

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May 14

Dierks Bentley set to scale “The Mountain” in special late-night, CMA Fest show at the Ryman

Capitol NashvilleDierks Bentley wil play his new album, The Mountain, in its entirety during a special late-night concert Thursday, June 7 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.  His partners on the Mountain High Tour, LANCO, will open the show at 10 p.m. CT, with Dierks set to play the 13 tracks from his ninth studio album starting at 11 p.m. …

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