Apr 23

It’s not a “Rumor”: Lee Brice confirms his latest hit wouldn’t have happened without his vocal problems

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Lee Brice has his biggest hit since 2015’s “That Don’t Sound Like You” with his latest single, “Rumor.”

Had it not been for his vocal problems several years ago, however, the South Carolina native’s new hit might never have happened.

“Before my vocal surgery, I was struggling really badly to sing — to even talk,” Lee explains. “And so it lent itself to me writing more soulful songs, because I’m sitting here trying to sing these songs that weren’t that hard to sing, but they were at the time.”

“So it kind of led to this raspy voice,” he continues, “these soulful songs, and ‘Rumor’ was one of the first ones…” 

Lee remembers how the second single from his latest, self-titled album came together.

“I’ve got a bass line going,” he recalls, “and I’m going to this kind of Motown, groovy, bluesy thing because of the fact that my voice was injured.”

“It’ll be cool to look back one day,” he observes, “and go, ‘You know, there’s a reason why that song was created, because I was at a different place vocally.'”

After undergoing surgery in October of 2016, all is well with Lee’s voice. But he admits he can’t really sing “Rumor” like he once could.

“Now I’m kinda back to 120 percent,” he points out. “So it’s almost — it’s not cool, but it’s kinda cool that I can’t quite sing it like I did back then, you know.”

“Because my voice is almost cleaned up too much. So I can fake it pretty good now,” Lee laughs.

Thursday night, Lee plays American Bank Center Arena in Corpus Christi, Texas, before joining Rascal Flatts on their Summer Playlist Tour in May.

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Apr 22

Purdue Pharma tries to ‘cry poverty’ in lawsuit over opioid epidemic, Connecticut attorney general says

Moussa81/iStock(NEW YORK) — The embattled maker of OxyContin is attempting to “cry poverty” to avoid accountability for the company’s role in the nation’s opioid epidemic, Connecticut Attorney General William Tong said Monday, as the state expanded its lawsuit against Purdue Pharma. Tong filed an amended lawsuit that alleged hundreds of millions of dollars were fraudulently …

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Apr 22

Egg farmer at the White House

An egg farmer at the White House today for the annual Easter Egg Roll says a lot of people don’t know where eggs come from, so he’s telling them, “It’s a great opportunity to walk through the crowd. I’m wearing an ‘Ask an Egg Farmer’ button.” Mark Sauder is the fourth-generation owner of Sauder’s Eggs …

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Apr 22

Cattle, hog futures lower on supply concerns

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle futures ended the day lower on the limited buying interest.  Feeder cattle futures were lower following last week’s Cattle on Feed report.  April live cattle closed $.02 lower at $128.50 and June live cattle closed $1.10 lower at $121.57.  May feeder cattle closed $.72 lower at $150.80 and …

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Apr 22

Growth Energy, NAAE bring biofuels to the classroom

High school students can now learn about biofuels in the classroom thanks to Growth Energy and the National Association of Agricultural Educators. Emily Skor, CEO of Growth Energy, says it is the first in-classroom curriculum about the role of biofuels. “It’s a two-week course to be used in the classroom and includes STEM-based activities as …

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Apr 22

Watch now: Michael Ray’s caught between “Her World or Mine” in new single

Atlantic/Warner Nashville Michael Ray’s slowing things down: The follow-up to his chart-topping track “One That Got Away” is the heartbreak ballad “Her World or Mine.”

The Florida native says it’s already a song his fans have embraced.

“When we added ‘Her World or Mine’ to our live show last year, the response was immediate and now every night on the road the crowd sings it back to us,” Michael explains.

“I think it has resonated so strongly with fans,” he goes on, “because no matter which side you are on — the one who has moved on or the one who is hanging on — everyone has been there at some point in their life.”

“They see themselves in this song,” he adds. “I certainly do.”

“Her World or Mine” was co-written by newcomer Travis Denning.

You can check out the “Her World or Mine” concept video — which came out shortly before Michael’s Amos album last year — on YouTube now.

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Apr 22

1,500 miles to the neighbors

A special Easter delivery made it across the Midwest for Nebraska farmers impacted by extreme flooding.  Beef producer and 4-H leader Todd Brink of Caledonia, Michigan tells Brownfield following the stories about the bomb cyclone’s impact over social media inspired him to find a way to help. “The massive amounts of water when the damn …

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Apr 22

Minnesota dairy farmer hopeful solutions to low milk prices are close

U.S. dairy farmers are hopeful solutions to low milk prices are on the horizon. Mike Orbeck, who milks around 80 cows in central Minnesota, says he liked what he heard during a Dairy Together event near his home last week. “We sell our milk to Land O’Lakes, so we’re actually under our base program ourselves …

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Apr 22

Minnesota Ag Commissioner pleased with Census formula

Minnesota Ag Commissioner Thom Petersen is pleased with changes to the USDA Ag Census. “(USDA) is really concentrating on new and beginning farmers, producers with military service, breakdowns of how many women are farming. That continues to grow and increase.” He tells Brownfield census data also showed many farmers still lack sufficient internet access. “I …

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Apr 22

Listen now: Jordan Davis is ready for a “Slow Dance in a Parking Lot” in new single

MCA NashvilleJordan Davis will perform his new single, “Slow Dance in a Parking Lot,” Thursday on ABC’s Strahan and Sara.

The new release is the third single from Jordan’s Home State album, and the follow-up to his first two number ones: “Singles You Up” and “Take It from Me.”

“Slow Dance” was inspired by the real-life love story of Jordan’s co-writer, Lonnie Fowler.

“‘Slow Dance in a Parking Lot’ is a really special song on my album,” Jordan observes. “Getting to relive Lonnie’s first date with his wife in the writing room that day was pretty cool.”

“We’ve been getting a great reaction when we play it during our live show,” he adds, “so I’m really excited for fans to hear it on the road this summer.”

You can tune in to see Jordan perform “Slow Dance” Thursday at 1 p.m. ET on ABC.

This Sunday, he’s set to play the Stagecoach Festival in Indio, California.   

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