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Little Big Town, Hunter Hayes, Martina McBride and More Featured on TV Series "F


Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleLittle Big Town, Hunter Hayes, Martina McBride and Sara Evans are among the country stars featured on the public television music series Front and Center next month. Starting April 4, an episode featuring a performance from Hunter Hayes and some of Nashville's top songwriters will begin airing on public television stations. The episode featuring Sara Evans and Martina McBride begins airing April 18 with the Little Big Town'sperformance to broadcast on April 25.Check your local listings for exact air dates and times for these country-themed installments of Front and Center on PBS.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Jason Aldean Part of Jay Z's New Streaming Service, Tidal; More Details Coming L


Image Courtesy Broken Bow RecordsJason Aldean is one of the music stars involved in the relaunch of Jay Z's newly purchased music streaming service, Tidal. He appears alongside superstars Beyoncé, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West and Madonna in a new video posted on his Instagram account.An announcement about Tidal, originally launched as a Swedish audiophile streaming service before being purchased by the rapper earlier this year, is expected in the next few hours.Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Eric Church, Kacey Musgraves, Merle Haggard and More Playing Willie Nelson's 4th


Image Courtesy Shock InkEric Church, Kacey Musgraves and Merle Haggard are on the bill for Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic this summer in Austin, Texas. The 42nd edition of Willie's Picnic also will feature appearances from Jamey Johnson, Leon Russell and Asleep at the Wheel.The show will take place at the Austin360 Amphitheater. Willie staged the first 4th of July picnic just outside Austin in Dripping Springs."I got the idea from Woodstock about how music could bring people from different places together," Willie explains. "I had just moved to Austin and had come to realize what a great music center it was and could be. I thought it would be a nice idea, to this year have it back in Austin, but at a more comfortable venue for the fans AND the pickers."Tickets for Willie's 4th of July Picnic go on sale Friday, April 10 at Ticketmaster.com and CircuitoftheAmericas.com.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Brantley Gilbert Releasing Expanded "Just as I Am Platinum Edition" on May 19


Image Courtesy Valory Music Co.Brantley Gilbert is releasing an expanded edition of his album, Just as I Am, on May 19, one year after the album's debut. The Just as I Am Platinum Edition will include five new tracks, including a remix of "Bottoms Up" featuring rapper T.I. The project features the original hit version of that song along with the singles "One Hell of an Amen" and "Small Town Throwdown" with Thomas Rhett and Justin Moore.Here is the Just as I Am Platinum Edition track listing:"If You Want a Bad Boy" "17 Again" "Bottoms Up" "That Was Us" "I'm Gone" "My Baby's Guns N' Roses" "Lights of My Hometown" "One Hell of an Amen" "Small Town Throwdown" "Let It Ride" "My Faith in You" "G.R.I.T.S." "Read Me My Rights" "Grown Ass Man" "Bottoms Up (Remix)" featuring T.I. "Do What the Night Wants" "Stone Cold Sober" "Same Old Song" "Just as I Am"Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Newlyweds Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr Plan to Expand the Family in the Next F


Image Courtesy CMANewlyweds Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr plan to add to their  family pretty soon. After getting married in Mexico earlier this month, Jason now tells People, "In the next couple of years, probably, we definitely want to have kids."Jason's two daughters from his previous marriage, Keeley and Kendyl, are excited at the prospect of a new sibling.He adds, "They want a brother, so we'll see what we can do about that."Brittany is keeping Jason company on his the road during his Burn It Down tour. The trek continues April 9 in Wichita, Kansas.Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley and More Added to ACM Awards Line


Image Courtesy ACM Brad Paisley, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum and Rascal Flatts have been added to the performers lineup for the 50th Annual ACM Awards coming up April 19. Alan Jackson, Martina McBride and Brooks & Dunn's Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn will also appear on the live broadcast.Vocal Duo of the Year nominees Dan + Shay will perform a duet with pop star Nick Jonas and Christina Aguilera will collaborate with a surprise artist, too. Christina's ACM performance comes just days after her April 15 debut on ABC's Nashville as a pop star hoping to make a country album.Jason Aldean, George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Kenny Chesney, Garth Brooks, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban, Sam Hunt, Cole Swindell, Thomas Rhett and Florida Georgia Line are among the previously announced performers.Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton return as hosts for the 50th Annual ACM Awards airing Sunday, April 19 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Maddie & Tae Cover Everything from Bullies to Fishing on Debut Album


Image Courtesy Dot RecordsFrom high school bullies to fishing, Maddie & Tae say they’ve covered it all on their first album.“We poured our whole hearts into Start Here, and I cannot wait to just show our fans the whole Maddie & Tae spiel. Songs that cover all different topics,” Maddie says, as Tae chimes in her agreement.One of Maddie’s favorite songs on the record is called "The Down Side of Growing Up," something she and her musical  partner have apparently done while simultaneously making this record.“We've been writing this record for five years, so we've had this kind of evolution of music and our journey over the past five years has changed a lot,” Tae reflects, “but it's been fun for us, 'cause we've gotten to write about it and kind of get our different emotions out.”Look for Maddie and Tae’s debut in stores and online June 2. It features their first number one, “Girl in a Country Song,” as well as their current hit, “Fly.”Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2015 ABC News Radio

Kenny Chesney Loves "Wild Child" Women


Sony Music NashvilleKenny Chesney says “Wild Child” is more than just his latest hit -- it’s actually a description of the kind of woman he hopes to find.“I'm very attracted to women that are like that: that love hard, that they've got a little bit of island soul to ‘em, they got a little bit of hippie in ‘em, and a whole lot of free spirit,” he confesses. “And I guess, all my years in the islands, I just became attracted to that kind of person, you know, and met so many wonderful people from so many different parts of the world.”The “American Kids” hitmaker admits he’s drawn to women who follow their passions, whatever they may be. “Whether they want to be a doctor, or whether they want to play music in Hawaii, or whether they want to grow a garden, or whether they want to surf around the world or bartend in the islands, or whatever it is their passion is, that’s what drives them, and that’s what this song is about -- and I think that’s a beautiful thing to see.”“Wild Child” is Kenny’s second hit with Grace Potter. The two ascended the heights of the country chart in 2011 with their duet “You and Tequila.”Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2015 ABC News Radio

Carrie Underwood Shares First Picture of Son Isaiah on Instagram


Arista NashvilleCarrie Underwood officially introduced her her newborn son Isaiah Michael to fans via an Instagram photo on Sunday."The Predators are in the playoffs! Just waiting to get called up! #PutMeInCoach," the 32-year-old "Blown Away" singer captioned a photo of the sleeping baby holding a miniature hockey stick. The post is a nod to her husband Mike Fisher's team, The Nashville Predators, clinching first place in their division.Carrie and Mike welcomed Isaiah on February 27. He's the first child for both.“We’re definitely blessed to have him join us in our lives, Fisher told NHL.com earlier this month. "There’s no better feeling.”“It really is such a miracle and such a beautiful thing,” Underwood told People magazine in February.“I’m looking forward to reclaiming my body,” she added, “I’ve been saying it’s been on loan for the past many months … I’m excited to take it back.”Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Reba Celebrates 60th Birthday by Emceeing Fight Night Charity Event


Image Courtesy CMAOn what was her 60th birthday, Reba on Saturday performed at and emceed Muhammad Ali’s 21st Anniversary of Celebrity Fight Night charity event in Phoenix.Reba performed “Going Out Like That,” “Time On Her Hands,” and “Radio" at the event, held at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa.Her birthday was celebrated with a video that included wishes from notable names including Carol King, Tom Hanks, Keith Urban, Dolly Parton, Rascal Flatts, Miranda Lambert, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Carol Burnett, The Band Perry and President George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush.Among the other performers were Blake Shelton, who sang “Drink On It,” “Home” and “Boys ‘Round Here"; Ronnie Dunn, who sang “Red Dirt Road” and “Boot Scootin Boogie”; and Reba's stepdaughter-in-law, Kelly Clarkson.In addition to the musical performances, there was a live auction with the proceeds going to the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute and other various charities.Seven million dollars was raised at the event. Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Chris Young Is "Back at It" in the Studio


Image Courtesy Sony Music NashvilleJust days after returning from an overseas tour that took him to Australia, South Korea and Japan, Chris Young is already hard at work on his next album, Instagramming the view from behind the sound board with the phrase “Back at it!” and #studio.Chris says once he finishes this project, he'll actually want to get away from it for a bit.“I don’t listen to it for a while just because I’ve listened to it so much in the process of tweaking,” he admits. “You know, you’ve just done so much of that stuff that you’re like, ‘Okay, it’s done. It’s done, and I’m just gonna get away from it for a little while, and then come back to it fresh and enjoy it.'”No word yet when fans can enjoy Chris’s new album. “Lonely Eyes,” from his current album A.M., is in the country top five.Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2015 ABC News Radio

Blake Shelton's Steamy "Sangria" Video Hits YouTube


Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleBlake Shelton’s steamy new video for “Sangria” begins and ends with a naked woman submerged in a wine-colored bath.  Shot at Miranda Lambert’s bed and breakfast The Lady Smith in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, the clip features her husband performing his latest single as a model and her partner engage in a heavy make-out session that ends in the bedroom.The video, which premiered earlier this week on Vessel.com, a new premium video service, hit YouTube on Friday. The Voice star says his latest video simply reflects the message in the song.“It’s just about one of those nights where you drink too much and you’re gonna end up hookin’ up with this person, it’s just inevitable," he says.“Sangria” is the third single from Blake’s Bringing Back the Sunshine.Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2015 ABC News Radio

Kenny Chesney Wants Your Old iPod


Image Courtesy Sony Music Nashville/Blue ChairIf you’ve ever wondered what to do with your old iPod, Kenny Chesney has the answer. The country superstar has partnered with the non-profit Music & Memory to encourage fans to donate their old mp3 players to help people struggling with Alzheimer’s.“The gift of a music player full of favorite songs can help reconnect people with Alzheimer’s to good memories and to the people around them, and that’s a ray of hope for a lot of people,” Kenny says in a PSA he taped for the organization.Music & Memory provides patients with individually-tailored playlists that help enhance their quality of life. It started with four facilities in New York, and has grown into a nationwide program with 1,000 outlets.This week, Kenny kicked off his Big Revival tour with two shows in Nashville.Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2015 ABC News Radio

Brett Eldredge Has Broadway and a Standards Album in His Sights


Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleSo far, fans have only glimpsed Brett Eldredge’s talent as a thespian in his music videos. But if he has his way, we’ll likely one day see him on Broadway.“I'd do it in a heartbeat,” he reveals. “I would totally do that. I mean, I was in that stuff. I was in musicals in high school and stuff. I loved it. I loved being onstage. I love acting. I definitely want to get into that as well. So, absolutely, I would do it. It's fun. I love to watch shows.”Brett adds he’d also like to record a standards album inspired by his hero, Frank Sinatra, but it’ll be a while before he branches out to do either project. He’s currently climbing the country chart with his top ten hit, “Mean to Me.” Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2015 ABC News Radio

Brad Paisley Pulls Hidden Camera Pranks on Repeat After Me


Arista NashvilleNotorious prankster Brad Paisley shows off his comedic chops in primetime next week. Brad guests on Repeat After Me, the hidden camera show hosted by The Goldbergs' Wendi McLendon-Covey. She communicates with celebrities via an earpiece, suggesting awkward and often inappropriate things for the stars to say and do, as they interact with unsuspecting civilians.Produced by Ellen DeGeneres, the half-hour series started as a sketch on her daytime talk show. Repeat After Me airs Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Country Star Trivia


Comstock/ThinkstockThe Oak Ridge Boys sang backup on which 1976 Paul Simon hit? ANSWER:  "Slip Slidin' Away."Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2015 ABC News Radio

Sam Hunt Had His Doubts About "Take Your Time"


Image Courtesy MCA NashvilleEven though “Take Your Time” has turned out to be Sam Hunt’s latest top ten hit, he confesses he wasn’t always sure that would be the case.“‘Take Your Time’ is a song I wrote two or three years ago,” he recalls, “and it was sort of my first experience using a unique cadence in the verses and flowing from that spoken thing into a melody and then back again.”Along the way, Sam worried the song might just be too different for country radio.“It probably represents a lot of the R&B influence that a lot of my music has, and I’ve always been really attracted to that rhythmic style of music. It’s a song that I’ve had for a while and been most antsy about putting out, because it is one of the first songs I wrote when I started working on my own project.”Sunday night, Sam takes his Lipstick Graffiti tour to the campus of Iowa State University.Follow --ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2015 ABC News Radio 

Lee Brice Embarks on Environmentally-Friendly College Tour


Image Courtesy Curb RecordsLee Brice goes back to school next month, as he launches the first leg of a unique tour of college campuses. He's partnering with REVERB, a non-profit that brings musicians and students together to work toward environmental and social change. The avid hunter and fisherman will focus on outdoor preservation and water conservation, even working to lessen the effect of the shows themselves."We're hoping to offset the environmental impact of the tour by supporting clean energy projects and using buses and trucks fueled with locally produced biodiesel," he says. "I have two sons and I look at this as investing in their future and that of kids around the world."  The South Carolina native plays his alma mater, Clemson University, on April 11. Here are the dates so far for Lee Brice's college tour:4/8 -- Buies Creek, NC, Campbell University 4/9 --Erie, PA, Penn State University 4/10 -- High Point, NC, High Point University 4/11 -- Clemson, SC, Clemson University 4/15 -- Saint Charles, MO, Lindenwood University 4/22 -- Conway, AR, University of Central Arkansas 4/24 -- Monroe, LA, University of Louisiana 4/30 -- North Andover, MA, Merrimack College 5/1 -- Slippery Rock, PA, Slippery Rock University Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Taylor Swift Joins Kenny Chesney for His Tour Kickoff Show


Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Kenny ChesneyTaylor Swift was a special guest at Kenny Chesney's opening show on his Big Revival tour in Nashville on Thursday night.She joined Kenny -- who turned 47 on Thursday -- on stage at the Bridgestone Arena for a performance of his hit song "Big Star." Video of their collaboration was quickly posted on YouTube.Also joining Kenny were Chesney collaborator and songwriter David Lee Murphy, Grace Potter, Uncle Kracker, and veteran rocker and Eagles member Joe Walsh.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

Nashville Notes


Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockScotty McCreery co-hosts the Top 20 Countdown on Great American Country this weekend.  The show premieres Friday at 6 p.m. Eastern, and repeats on Saturday and Sunday.The new album from soon-to-be Country Music Hall of Famers The Oak Ridge Boys is called Rock of Ages: Hymns and Gospel Favorites. It’s new in Cracker Barrel stores this month.Charlie Worsham and Casey James performed alongside The Doobie Brothers’ Tom Johnson at Nashville’s Tin Pan South festival this week. Both Charlie and Casey re-recorded Doobie’s hits for the band’s latest album, Southbound.Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2015 ABC News Radio

Darius Rucker Takes His Southern Style to TV


Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleDarius Rucker will be making the media rounds next week, as he unveils his fourth solo album, Southern Style on Tuesday. The admitted sports fanatic will make multiple appearances on ESPN on the release date, after starting his morning on the Today show. Darius guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday, April 6, before stopping by ABC’s The Chew on April 16.Darius co-wrote all thirteen tracks on the new album, including his current top 5 collaboration with Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley, “Homegrown Honey.”Here’s the track listing for Southern Style:“Homegrown Honey” “Good for a Good Time” “Baby I’m Right” (featuring Mallary Hope) “Southern Style” “High on Life” “Perfect” “You, Me and My Guitar” “Low Country” “Need You More” “Half Full Dixie Cup” “Lighter Up” “You Can Have Charleston” “So I Sang” Follow --ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2015 ABC News Radio

New Artist Striking Matches Is Already Huge in the UK


I.R.S. NashvilleEven though the debut album by Striking Matches just came out stateside this week, the two are already big stars in the U.K., thanks to the popularity of the ABC show Nashville. So far, the duo has written eight songs that have been featured in the nighttime drama, and Sarah Zimmermann says it’s not uncommon to see fans overseas singing along to every word, thanks to the show’s huge British following.Sarah met musical partner Justin Davis in 2007 when a professor paired the two together when both were freshmen guitar majors at Nashville’s Belmont University. Their CD Nothing But the Silence features their latest single “Hanging on a Lie.”Follow --ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2015 ABC News Radio

Kenny Chesney's Sleepless Nights End Tonight with The Big Revival Tour Launch


Image Courtesy Sony Music Nashville/Blue ChairKenny Chesney has spent several sleepless nights worrying about The Big Revival tour. The trek kicks off tonight in Nashville, and Kenny admits he's been anxious about putting the new show together for his fans.He tells The Tennessean, "To see it all start to come together is the exciting part. This is a very creative, stressful but rewarding process for me. That anxiety is brought on by myself; it's just because I care so much. "Today just happens to be Kenny's 47th birthday, too. He says he wanted to play Music City on his birthday so his mother could be with him to help celebrate.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Darius Rucker Explains the "Homegrown Honey" Lyric About a Girl Being "Money"


Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleDarius Rucker is obviously singing about his lovely wife, Beth, on his latest hit, "Homegrown Honey," but we wondered what the song's lyric about her being "money" actually means to him.Darius explains with a laugh, "[To borrow a] 2002 term, she's all that and a bag of chips, man! She looks real good when she's money."When asked if there is any specific times Beth looks especially "money," Darius replies quickly, "Always. My wife is always beautiful. She's always gorgeous. She had the flu the other day, and she was money.""Homegrown Honey" is the lead single from Darius's new studio album, Southern Style, due out Tuesday.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Tyler Farr's Upcoming Album, "Suffer in Peace," Includes Duet with Jason Aldean


Image Courtesy Columbia NashvilleTyler Farr has revealed the track listing for his new album, Suffer in Peace, and it includes a duet with a country superstar. Tyler sings with pal and current touring partner Jason Aldean on the track "Damn Good Friends." The album also includes Tyler's latest hit, "A Guy Walks into a Bar," and fans can now pre-order two special album bundles at TylerFarr.com.One of the bundles comes with an autographed CD and an instant track download of Tyler's cover of the AWOLNATION hit, "Sail," which has become a highlight of Tyler's live shows lately. The Deluxe Package includes all that plus a Tyler Farr leather and stainless steel flask and a real bullet bottle opener keychain.Tyler Farr's sophomore album, Suffer in Peace, comes out April 28.Here is the Suffer in Peace track listing:"C.O.U.N.T.R.Y." "A Guy Walks into a Bar" "Withdrawals" "Damn Good Friends" (Duet with Jason Aldean) "Suffer in Peace" "Raised to Pray" "Criminal" "Better in Boots" "Poor Boy" "I Don't Even Want This Beer" "Why We Live Here"Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Blake Shelton Releases Sexy New Video for "Sangria"


Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleBlake Shelton has released the video for his sexy, new single, "Sangria," exclusively through Vessel.com, a new premium video service. It will be available only to subscribers at Vessel for 48 hours before becoming available everywhere on Thursday.As for the song, Blake says, "'Sangria’ is one of the sexiest songs I’ve ever cut. It sounds like something that came from a different time, almost like something Chris Isaak would have had on one of his records at some point."While "Sangria" isn't "over-the-top," Blake admits, "It's pure sex -- that's the only way know to describe that song."Blake shot the video for "Sangria" at wife Miranda Lambert's The Ladysmith bed and breakfast in their hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma. It's the third single from Blake's latest album, Bringing Back the Sunshine.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.