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Brantley Gilbert On His Softer Side
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With songs like “Small Town Throwdown” and all his tattoos and big muscles and motorcycles, Brantley Gilbert definitely gives off a bit of a tough guy image, but he admits he does have a softer side. “I definitely have a soft side,” he confesses. “I don’t bring it out very often. But if you listen Read more…

Kacey Musgraves Goes Platinum
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Kacey Musgraves is enjoying some heavy metal – her debut single, “Merry Go ‘Round,” has been certified platinum, “Follow Your Arrow” and her album, Same Trailer Different Park, have been certified gold, selling more than 500,000 copies.

“Man, I’ve been so lucky from day one to be able to just do what I do and follow Read more…

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Big & Rich
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Since exploding on to the country music scene in 2004, Big & Rich, Big Kenny and John Rich have done about as much in a decade as most country stars do in a lifetime. Being the founding “Godfathers” of the MuzikMafia, they’ve helped fuel talented acts like Gretchen Wilson and Cowboy Troy among others. They’ve Read more…

Paisley And Underwood To Return As CMA Hosts
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Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will be returning to host “Country Music’s Biggest Night™” for the seventh consecutive time in 2014. “The 48th Annual CMA Awards” airs live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 5 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.

The popular pair used “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” Read more…

Hal Ketchum Back After A Tough Five Years
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“I had pretty much thrown in the towel. I wasn’t interested in putting out another big country album. I’ve done that. I’ve been there, man,” says Grand Ole Opry member Hal Ketchum, describing his recent five-year respite from the music industry.

Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis fifteen years ago, the symptoms were starting to catch up with Read more…

The Australian Government Invests In Music City
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The Australian Government and Australia Council for the Arts last year established the Nashville Songwriter Residency Grant, in an effort to develop and support its creative music community. This year’s recipient is Melbourne singer/songwriter Ben Wright Smith, as announced by program facilitator Mark Moffatt.

Funded by the Australia Council for the Arts, the residency Read more…

Tootsie’s Owner Bringing “Avenue Diner” To Nashville
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Steve Smith, owner of legendary honky-tonks Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Honky Tonk Central, and Rippy’s, is bringing a taste of New York City to Nashville, Tennessee. Avenue Diner, a multi-level eatery being designed after Juniors’, the multi-level New York eatery based in Brooklyn, is set to be constructed on the corner of 3rd Avenue and Demonbreun Read more…

Billy Currington Scores 9th Number One
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Billy Currington scored his ninth career No. 1 single with “We Are Tonight” topping the Billboard Country and Mediabase radio charts yesterday. “We Are Tonight” is the title track and second consecutive No. 1 hit off Currington’s current studio album. The chart-topper was written by Mark Beeson, Sam Hunt and Josh Osborne and produced by Read more…

Chase Rice NRA Country’s Featured Artist For August
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Country star and outdoor enthusiast Chase Rice has been chosen as NRA Country’s Featured Artist for August. The announcement comes during a busy time, as he preps to launch his new studio album, Ignite The Night, set to release August 19. Rice is also poised to make his late-night national TV debut on NBC’s Late Read more…

Jason Aldean Most Downloaded Male Country Artist In History
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The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has recognized Jason Aldean as the Top Male Country Artist in the history of RIAA’s Digital Gold & Platinum Awards, the music industry’s premier program for celebrating artistic achievement in the marketplace. To date, Aldean has tallied over 21.5 million cumulative RIAA Digital Single Certifications counting song downloads Read more…