Jun 20

Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott Reveals Heartbreak Behind New Single

Capitol Records NashvilleDuring a band hiatus, Lady Antebellum singer Hillary Scott recorded a faith-based album, Love Remains, with members of her immediate family and shipped the project’s moving first single, “Thy Will,” off to country radio. While she’s been cryptic until now about the song’s inspiration, she told ABC’s Good Morning America Monday that she penned the song following a heartbreaking miscarriage.

In the tearful interview, Scott revealed that she suffered the sudden miscarriage during a pregnancy last fall, and said of the experience, “I … feel like there’s this pressure that you’re just supposed to be able to snap your fingers and continue to walk through life like it never happened.” Instead, Scott used the album — and the time in the studio with her family — as an opportunity to heal.

Scott and her husband, Lady A drummer Chris Tyrrell, are the parents of 2-year-old daughter Eisele.

The 13-song Love Remains, produced by Ricky Skaggs, hits retail July 29.

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Jun 20

Police seek stolen pickup

A vehicle that had been reported stolen in Pierre has been seen in the Queen of Peace area in Mitchell. The vehicle is a red Ford F-250 Super Duty, 4 door pickup, with Oleson Plumbing markings on it. South Dakota Commercial License 06137A. At the time the vehicle was occupied by at least one woman. 

The vehicle and occupant are also the suspects in vehicle burglaries in the area. 

If you see the vehicle, please contact the Mitchell Police Division at 995-8400

Jun 20

Luke Bryan Goes Back to the Farm with New Tour, EP

Capitol Records NashvilleLuke Bryan grew up on a Georgia peanut farm, so it was no surprise eight years ago when he launched what has since become an annual Farm Tour, during which he pares down his massive stage show and literally performs in farms and fields in college towns throughout the South.

This year, Luke adds a new element to the effort, which raises funds for college scholarships for students either from a farming family or those studying agriculture. In addition to the eight-city tour in October, Bryan will also release his first Farm Tour EP, titled Farm Tour … Here’s to the Farmer, on Sept. 23. The set will include all new music, similar to his former Spring Break EP series.

Farm Tour tickets go on sale to the public June 24 following a pre-sale for fan club members. You can find tour dates and more details at LukeBryan.com/FarmTour.

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Jun 20

Keith Urban Remembers Orlando Victims with Special Tribute Song

Frederick Breedon IV/WireImageKeith Urban reached into the U2 songbook last weekend to pay tribute to the victims of the June 12 Orlando, Florida nightclub shootings.

Near the end of his concert last Friday in Tampa, Urban told the crowd, “Before we go I want to say one thing that’s really been on my heart for the last week. I know we’ve got a lot of folks here tonight from Orlando, and although I didn’t know anybody in that horrific incident, I did, because they’re just guys and girls, brothers and sisters. They had dreams, and hopes, plans, just like every one of us.”

He then launched into a poignant rendition of U2’s “One,” from the Irish band’s 1991 album Achtung Baby, ending the performance by saying “God bless you Orlando. Orlando Strong.”

Urban’s Ripcord World Tour continues June 23 in Clarkston, MI, with openers Brett Eldredge and Maren Morris.

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Jun 19

On the Road Again: Justin Moore Tries to Find a Way to Be with His Family on Father's Day

BMLGJustin Moore spent the weeks leading up to this Father’s Day searching for the Best Dad in the World, hosting a contest urging kids from 1 to 92 to post a video revealing why they believe their pop comes out on top. While the winner will be rewarded with a home concert by the “You Look Like I Need a Drink” hitmaker, Justin himself may very well be separated from his own family for the holiday.

“Unfortunately, I’m gonna spend it working. We’re out on tour with a good friend of mine, Brantley Gilbert, right now. We’re working that night — good to be working, it’s good to be on tour! I’m trying to figure out a way that I can get Kate and the girls out with me so I at least get to spend it with them. But if not, we’ve got about ten days off following that weekend of shows, so we’ll have to make up for it then.”

Justin is the proud papa to daughters EllaKennedy and Klein. Look for his new album, Kinda Don’t Care, due out August 12.

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Jun 18

Tanya Tucker Selling Off Her “Treasures,” And You Could Own Them

Daniel Knighton/Getty ImagesWant to own a piece of country music history? Tanya Tucker is selling off 500 personal items as part of an estate sale auction that kicked off June 16.

Among the available mementos from her life and four-decade-long career are her pink 1992 Harley Davidson Screamin’ Eagle motorcycle, her 1965 green Ford Mustang convertible, a custom-made Yamaha guitar and a “Delta Dawn” bedazzled jacket the onetime teen star wore on her first date in the 1970s. Also included are numerous couture outfits and stage costumes including a custom Nudie suit from 1975, a fringe bikini the country legend wore during the photo shoot for Strong Enough to Bend and a purple spandex jumpsuit worn on the cover of the Tanya Tucker Live album. There’s also plenty of jewelry, accessories, framed posters and other keepsakes. Several of the items were featured in a Tucker exhibit Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum hosted in 2014.

Bidding for all of the items, which Tucker refers to as her “treasures,” started at just $1 each. The auction window closes June 25 at 8 p.m. ET.

Everything But the House is hosting the auction at EBTH.com. A percentage of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, a charity that provides financial assistance to musicians and music industry workers facing financial challenges as a result of illness, disability or age-related problems.

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Jun 17

"Ain't No Stopping…" Newcomer Kane Brown

Courtesy of RCA NashvilleThis summer, country audiences are getting to know newcomer Kane Brown a little better as he opens Florida Georgia Line’s Dig Your Roots Tour with Cole Swindell. Kane first made a name for himself on social media, scoring a viral hit with the song that would eventually be his first single, “Used to Love You Sober.”

Now, he’s following that up with “Ain’t No Stopping Us Now,” a song he debuted on his Facebook page back in January.  His five-song EP, Chapter 1 is available now.

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Jun 17

Florida Native Michael Ray Represents His Home State at Country Concert to Help Pulse Shooting Victims

Warner Music NashvilleMichael Ray grew up on the outskirts of Orlando, in the small town of Eustis, Florida. So it only seems natural he should be on the bill for the upcoming concert to help the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting.

“In the wake of this heartbreaking and senseless tragedy, I’m proud to represent my home state,” the “Kiss You in the Morning” hitmaker says. “To see my hometown, central Florida and the whole world come together is proof there is way more good in this world than evil. These families will be in need for years and I’m committed to help as long as necessary. Me and these artists stand in unity for love and healing and I’m honored to take part in this event.”

Cole SwindellBilly CurringtonMaddie and TaeParmaleeEaston CorbinTyler FarrCanaan Smith and Jerrod Niemann also are on board for the Tuesday show at Orlando’s CFE Arena. Proceeds go to the OneOrlando Fund, which helps nonprofits who are working with victims and their families.

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Jun 17

Justin Moore "Kinda Don't Care" — but He Really Does

BMLGJustin Moore’s top-20 hit “You Look Like I Need a Drink” is the first preview of his new album, due out August 12. His fourth studio effort also includes a collaboration with tourmate Brantley Gilbert, “More Middle Fingers” — but the Arkansas native wants to make sure folks don’t misunderstand his provocative titles.

“Naming the album Kinda Don’t Care is not meant to be nonchalant or careless,” he says. “It’s meant to be a challenge to folks to live life a little more freely and be true to themselves.”

Justin also co-wrote two of the tracks, “Goodbye Back” and “When I Get Home.” The album’s deluxe edition will include five extra tunes, and if you pre-order starting July 15, you’ll instantly get four songs.

Here’s the complete track listing for Kinda Don’t Care:

“Robbin’ Trains”
“Put Me in a Box”
“Kinda Don’t Care”
“Hell on a Highway”
“Goodbye Back”
“You Look Like I Need a Drink”
“Somebody Else Will”
“Between You and Me”
“Got it Good”
“Rebel Kids”
“More Middle Fingers” (featuring Brantley Gilbert)
“Life in the Livin’”

Deluxe Tracks:

“Middle Class Money”
“Pick Up Lines”
“Spendin’ the Night”
“When I Get Home”

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Jun 17

Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott Keeps Father’s Day Plans Low-Key

Capitol Records NashvilleIn addition to putting the finishing touches on the new, faith-based album she recorded with members of her immediate family, singer Hillary Scott is back at work with Lady Antebellum, which just kicked off a summer tour schedule of fairs and festivals after a short hiatus.

As a result, she plans to keep the Father’s Day celebration with drummer husband Chris Tyrrell and their daughter, Eisele, low-key this year.

“I think it will be a relaxed day,” she says of the holiday, noting that she’ll encourage Tyrrell to play basketball or do whatever else he wants to do. “More than anything it will probably just be a really relaxed movie night,” she says, “probably something Pixar or Disney….Just quality time.”

Meanwhile, she’ll also be appreciating her own father, Lang Scott, on Sunday.

“My dad is a really incredible man, and…a very strong man,” she says. “He’s all of the things that you pray to have in a good daddy. My favorite thing about him is he’s always…communicated with me and asked me how I felt about things, how I was doing with school or with friendships. He’s the first person I call when I have a problem or a question. I come home, I talk to my husband…and then I call my dad.”

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