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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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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"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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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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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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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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Busy Girl Jana Kramer Loves Busy Girl Bangles

Warner Music NashvilleActress, wife, country hitmaker and new mother — since Jana Kramer juggles that many roles, it’s no wonder Go Girl Designs had their eyes on her to be the spokesperson for its new invention, the Busy Girl Bangle.

The Knoxville, Tennessee-based company came up with the accessory that doubles as both a bracelet and an instant hair-tie.  Jana says the moment she saw it, she knew she had to have one.

The bangle comes in gold, rose gold and silver. You can order one on the online for about $20.

Jana’s latest musical offering is the single “Said No One Ever” from her thirty one album.

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Time Travel with LOCASH for Roller Rink Romance

Webster Public RelationsLOCASH transports viewers back in time to Chattanooga, Tennessee circa 1998 in their new video for “I Know Somebody.”

Set at a roller rink near the turn of the century, the mini-movie tells the story of a boy conveniently named Cash who rents skates and wipes down tables while the girl of his dreams goes round-and-round with a more popular guy. Spoiler alert: in the end, Cash gets the girl. If you watch closely, you can even spot the famed Chattanooga Choo Choo.

The duo’s second single from their new album is nearing the top-30, just as The Fighters is set to be released this Friday.

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Cole Swindell Can't Slow Down: New EP, Tour on the Way This Fall

Warner Music NashvilleIt was only last month that his sophomore album You Should Be Here came out, but we already know there’s new music on the way from Cole Swindell. The third EP of his Down Home Sessions will be out this fall, in conjunction with another installment of his Down Home Tour, this one sponsored by CMT.

As for what he’ll be doing between now and then, the Georgia Southern alum has his work cut out for him. This summer, he continues on the Dig Your Roots Tour with Florida Georgia Line, as his latest single “Middle of a Memory” climbs the charts.

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Fatherhood First: Dad of Four Chris Janson Says That's Job #1

Sweet Talk PublicityNow that he’s scored his breakthrough hit with “Buy Me a Boat,” you might think country singer is job number one for Chris Janson. But the father of four says you’re wrong. “I am a dad first and a husband first, and I take the most pride in that in my whole life,” he boasts.

When it comes to how he’ll celebrate this Sunday’s holiday devoted to dads, Chris is pretty easygoing. “I just do whatever the kids want to do, frankly. Kelly and I both do, we travel so much. We take them with us when we can — when they want to go.”

Having four kids does mean four times the presents. “Usually there’s a lot of homemade artwork floating around the house…I’m not one who likes to take gifts — I don’t take gifts very well. I just like things that are from the heart. My kids are really good at that, they all naturally are very artsy. I don’t know. I take Father’s Day as a reflective day just to be thankful for being a parent. It’s a privilege.”

Chris’s latest single, “Holdin’ Her,” was inspired by his wife Kelly.  

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