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God, Your Mama, Me, and Backstreet Boys
When you play track No. 11 on Florida Georgia Line‘s new Dig Your Roots album, the other voices you hear will sound very familiar. Especially if you loved pop music in the late 90s. Namely, Backstreet Boys. On Access Hollywood this week, Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley admitted that “God, Your Mama, and Me” is... Read more »

Thomas Rhett Announces 2017 Home Team Tour
With three shows left on Jason Aldean’s Six String Circus tour, Thomas Rhett has announced he will launch the 2017 Home Team Tour on February 23 in Saginaw, Michigan. It is his first headlining arena tour with special guests Kelsea Ballerini, Russell Dickerson and Ryan Hurd. “There has been this undeniable energy out on the... Read more »

Kellie Pickler Says Kanpai to Tokyo
“I’m pretty much a local now.” That’s what the all-American Kellie Pickler told Ellen DeGeneres on Tuesday (Sept. 27) about her recent trip to Tokyo. She explained that when she travels far away like that, she does what she can to fit in. “I always feel like it’s respectful to try to learn as much... Read more »

Justin Moore’s “You Look Like I Need A Drink” Is Week’s Most-Played Song
It took 47 agonizing weeks to make the climb, but today Justin Moore’s cunningly titled “You Look Like I Need A Drink” stands proudly atop Billboard’s country airplay chart. This calls for drinks all around. A glass of fizzy as well for Aaron Lewis, whose Sinner debuts as the No. 1 country album, hefted there... Read more »

Brooke Eden Was Raised for the Spotlight
Brooke Eden began cutting her teeth in honky-tonks at an age when most were still going on play dates with pals. Growing up, the Florida native loved singing with her dad’s country band (he was the drummer). At age five, she started playing honky-tonks with them and her love for the stage took hold. By... Read more »

Miranda Lambert and Love + War Take Texas
You know what sounds good after a day of shopping? Palo Duro Popcorn — deep fried pickled jalapeños — and then a Trailboss T-Bone and a smooth glass of Woodford Reserve bourbon. And now that Miranda Lambert’s new Pink Pistol location is opening right by the new Love + War barbeque and music joint, the... Read more »

Martina McBride: “We Were So Green”
Earlier this year, Martina McBride released her Reckless album. But long before that, she’d been living up to its name. In a recent radio interview, McBride revealed that she’s done some things in her life that could be considered reckless (Although probably not as senseless and jumping all the fences and abandoning all the rules... Read more »

Kenny Chesney to Receive BMI President’s Award
Kenny Chesney will receive the BMI President’s Award at the 64th annual BMI Country Awards on Nov. 1 at the organization’s Nashville headquarters. The honor is presented to songwriters who have distinctly and profoundly influenced the entertainment industry with their music. Past recipients include Toni Braxton, Brooks & Dunn, Gloria & Emilio Estefan, Adam Levine,... Read more »

Pilgrimage Music Festival: Year Two Wraps With Timeless Pop and Americana
Hall & Oates showed the power of timeless pop as they closed the second annual Pilgrimage Music & Culture Festival on Sunday (Sept. 25) in Franklin, Tennessee. As they kicked into their 1981 smash “You Make My Dreams Come True,” everywhere on the lawn people started dancing like no one was watching. They also entertained... Read more »

Cam Marries Adam Weaver in California
Over the weekend, Cam and Adam Weaver were married in Joshua Tree, California. According to People magazine, Saturday’s (Sept. 24) ceremony was intimate, with about 140 guests and a Mexican-inspired theme. When I talked to Cam this summer at the CMT Music Awards, she told me that when she was growing up in California, both... Read more »

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