Nitty Gritty From Music City – Oct. 1st, 2014

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October 1st, 2014

If you’re a fan of The Doobie Brothers and country music, mark November 4th on your calendar! A country collaborations album from The Doobie Brothers called Southbound comes out that day. One collaboration you’ll hear is the Zac Brown Band on a new version of “Black Water”.  Zac Brown admits he jumped at the chance to perform that classic song from The Doobie Brothers catalog. ”I have seen a lot of people, including myself, make a lot of tip money because of ‘Black Water,’ so this is a full circle moment.”

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THIS. Thank you, Sam Hunt. #acousticversionsofallthethings

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Here’s a warm and squishy for your Wednesday!

Nitty Gritty From Music City – Sept. 30th, 2014

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September 30th, 2014

Three new performances have been added to the lineup for the 2014 CMA Awards. The Band Perry, Lady Antebellum and Little Big Town will entertain us on November 5th. All three groups are up for Vocal Group of the Year, and Lady Antebellum also received a Music Video of the Year nomination for ‘Bartender.’ The 2014 CMA Awards will air live from Nashville’s Brodgestone Arena at 8PM ET on ABC. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return as hosts of the show.

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Nashville was decked out in leather on Sunday as Dierks Bentley held his ninth annual Miles and Music for Kidsmotorcycle ride and concert to benefit the Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Friends Chris Young, Kip Moore, Randy Houser and Jon Pardi performed at the end of the ride. The event raised $335,479, bringing the nine-year total to around $2.6 million. And to keep up the tradition of giving extravagant thank you gifts Dierks gave Chris, Kip, Randy and Jon…drones. And they all have their money on Jon to be the first to crash his. I’ll take that bet…

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Carrie’s new single, Lady A’s new album 747 and Blake Shelton’s Bringing Back The Sunshine. You can enjoy all of them today! Celebrate! Blake Shelton‘s hometown of Ada, Oklahoma is celebrating today too! (Seeing as their water tower is the cover of blakes new album…) One of their streets is being renamed to “Blake Shelton Boulevard” and they’re holding a block party to commemorate the naming.

Other albums to look forward to!

Oct. 7       Jason Aldean Old Boots, New Dirt

Oct. 14     Florida Georgia Line Anything Goes & The Swon Brothers Self-Titled

Oct. 21      Little Big Town Pain Killer

Oct. 27     Sam Hunt Montevallo

Oct. 28     Darius Rucker Home For The Holidays

Nitty Gritty From Music City – Sept. 29th, 2014

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September 29th, 2014

Eric Church and his wife Katherine are expecting their second child. Mr. Church dropped a hint at his show in Louisville, Ky. last Thursday, and his team have confirmed the news adding that they’re expecting a boy. Eric and Katherine married in North Carolina in 2008 and their first son, Boone McCoy Church, was born in October of 2011.

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Yes, along with a new baby, Carrie Underwood has announced she also has a new album on the way. She is ALREADY releasing Greatest Hits: Decade #1 in December. Notice that it’s “Decade #1,” meaning of course that there are many, many more hits to come from Ms. Underwood. The album will also include a brand new track called “Something In The Water,” which is set to drop this week.

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Lady Antebellum is celebrating the release of their fifth studio album 747 in a very unique way. The country trio has launched 7FOR7, which is a week-long campaign that has them traveling across the country to fulfill seven wishes for seven fans in seven days. 7FOR7 kicks off today and the new album is out tomorrow! You can Watch the teaser video for the project here!

Nitty Gritty From Music City – Sept. 25th, 2014

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September 25th, 2014

Time for some Peachy Orange Banana pants news! You may know them as Florida Georgia Line….

One half of the duo, Tyler Hubbard, announced that he is officially engaged! Congrats Tyler! He popped the big question to girlfriend Haley Stommel and…well…of course she said yes!  Tyler tweeted picture post ring on the finger and said: “This is what a lucky man looks like right here. Not sure why but I sure am blessed to call this angel my fiancé. #loveisintheair #literally”. He says literally because they were in the air. He proposed in a helicopter. He also said he was nervous as heck!

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It’s been almost three years since our favorite Kelly Clarkson, released her last album and that break is totally understandable. I mean, I guess having a baby is an acceptable reason to take a break. This week, the she leaked some much-awaited news on the Twitters. She said: “Yes. I’m so proud of my next album! Might have a special guest… Doesn’t come until early next year.” And speaking of her new little one, River Rose, she also disclosed some pretty helpful parenting tips. “Ran out of songs 2 sing while trying 2 put my little girl 2 sleep @ she finally nods off after ‘Silly Ho’ by TLC #shecantunderstandhtelyrics.” Whatever works…

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Where is Zac Brown’s beanie? I think we need to open an investigation and get to the bottom of it. Stat. If you’ve been to a recent show, you’ve probably noticed that his head is still covered, but he is definitely sans beanie! He’s for sure been showing off a little bit more of a fancy look. Why, you ask? Well, his new partnerships with record labels and other business ventures has also lent to a stylist helpin’ him out. As long as he keeps crankin out the tunes, I’m cool with a little more of a fancier presentation. But do you think he has a closet somewhere full of the beanies he doesn’t wear anymore? And he just visits them every once in awhile just to make sure they’re okay? I bet he does…

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Nitty Gritty From Music City – Sept. 24th, 2014

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September 24th, 2014

Everyone is getting so creative with new music news! And we love it because that means new music from Kip Moore! He just dropped a five-song EP called Soundcheck on Spotify. The songs were recorded during a rehearsal in Nashville and include his massive hit Beer Money along with four previously unreleased tracks – Heart’s Desire, Come And Get It, Hang A While, and Lipstick. Listen!

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Jason Aldean performed his newest single, “Burnin’ It Down” on Jimmy Kimmel last night. If I was in the audience, I would’ve thought that he was in some serious peril! His mic stand caught on fire! Okay…it was clearly on purpose, but that could’ve ended horribly. 

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News Flash: Taylor Swift officially made the switch from country to pop with her new album 1989. Okay, we totally already knew that. But I’m sure she has asked herself, as I’m sure we all do, “What does Shania Twain think about this?”. Right? Well, “The Queen of Country Pop” herself says “[She] thinks that everybody should just follow their heart and do their artistic best, and just enjoy their creativity,”. So thumbs up from Miss Twain, who is also currently working on a new album!