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Nov 19

Kenny Chesney Releases “Christmas in Blue Chair Bay”

Kenny Chesney's Christmas in Blue Chair Bay Album

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Kenny Chesney is bringing the spirit of the islands to the Christmas season in his new single, “Christmas in Blue Chair Bay.” It is his first holiday tune since 2003’s “All I Want for Christmas is a Real Good Tan.”

“It seems like there are few times of the year when you can really unplug, really just be in the moment with your family and your friends — and celebrate how great life is,” he said. “Over the last 10 years, I’ve really come to appreciate that time off and what those connections mean, and I wanted to share that feeling with my friends through music.”

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Nov 18

Watch Florida Georgia Line’s New “Sun Daze” Music Video

Florida Georgia Line's 'Anything Goes' Album

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Florida Georgia Line released a comical new video for their latest single, “Sun Daze.” The video opens on the almost unrecognizable duo dressed as businessmen, plugging away at their office jobs. After a less-than-pleasant run in with their boss, the video cuts to the pair at a poolside party full of shenanigans — animal costumes included.

Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard cowrote “Sun Daze” along with Cary Barlowe, Jesse Frasure and Sarah Buxton. Their recently released sophomore album, Anything Goes, includes “Sun Daze” and “Dirt,” the first single off the album.

Watch the “Sun Daze” video below:

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Nov 18

Rascal Flatts Announces Las Vegas Residency

Rascal Flatts' Vegas Riot Show

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Rascal Flatts are headed to Las Vegas. Having just wrapped up their Rewind Tour, the trio announced a nine concert residency at the Joint, a 4,000-seat venue inside Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. They’re calling the show the “Rascal Flatts Vegas Riot!”

“We are thrilled to be playing such a storied venue as the Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas,” the band’s Jay DeMarcus said. “We’re so excited to do something so different for us. You will experience Rascal Flatts in a way you’ve never seen us before — up close, intimate and personal, and we promise you one thing — it’s going to rock!”

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Nov 17

Maddie & Tae: Yodeling Interior Designers?

Maddie & Tae

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Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye, who together make up the hot new duo Maddie & Tae, are talented singers, songwriters and performers. They are also only 19 years old and, in addition to their natural talents, the girls wish they possessed other skills.

“I’ve always wished I could yodel,” Tae said. “That’s really weird, but I would love to yodel.”

Maddie’s longtime dream is more in line with a visually creative field. “I would love to be able to be like an interior designer or something, because then I would just be able to do it myself, like decorate my own place,” she said. “I just get sidetracked and distracted, and then I forget what I need. It’s just a disaster. So, I wish I could do that.” Continue Reading

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Nov 17

Miranda Lambert’s Dogs Have a House Fit for Royalty

Miranda Lambert

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Miranda Lambert loves her dogs, and husband Blake Shelton just needs to accept that. Lambert recently revealed to People just how far she has gone to make sure her furry family members are safe and loved. “When I’m home, I go get them and bring them to the house,” she told People. “I have four that are in our house most of the time. But I looked at Blake one day and realized if I don’t give him a break from these dogs, he might go crazy.”

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To keep her dogs and her husband safe and happy, she came up with a solution: a doghouse fit for the pets of country music royalty. Continue Reading

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Nov 16

Darius Rucker Explores Historical Spots in Europe

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Darius Rucker loves touring, especially when his travels take him to new places. His True Believers Tour has crossed the pond, making stops in Berlin, Munich, London, Manchester, and Glasgow before the European leg wraps in Dublin on November 23rd. While in Europe, Darius takes advantage of the “old” stuff.

“The thing I really love to do is I love to go around and see old churches and museums and stuff, because we think if something was built in the 1800s, we think it’s old,” he said. “Then you go over there and something was built in 39 B.C. and it’s still up. I think that’s pretty cool.”

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Nov 14

Blake Shelton Makes It a Fourth Week at No. 1 on Top 20

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Blake Shelton makes it a fourth week at No. 1 on Top 20 Country Countdown with “Neon Light.” Brad Paisley and Jason Aldean round out the Top 3, while Parmalee makes their countdown debut with their new video, “Close Your Eyes.” Plus, host Nan Kelley has a sneak peek of new videos from Carrie Underwood and Kristian Bush!

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Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Get Top 20 online extras, including videos and photos. You can also cast your votes and take a look at the current chart to see where your favorite videos land. This Week’s Chart:

  1. Blake Shelton – “Neon Light”
  2. Brad Paisley – “Perfect Storm”
  3. Jason Aldean – “Burnin’ It Down”
  4. Cole Swindell – “Hope You Get Lonely”
  5. Rascal Flatts – “Payback”
  6. Big & Rich – “Look At You”
  7. Maddie & Tae – “Girl In A Country Song”
  8. Lee Ann Womack – “The Way I’m Livin’”
  9. RaeLynn – “God Made Girls”
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Nov 14

Kenny Chesney Adds Jake Owen, Chase Rice, and Cole Swindell to Big Revival Tour

Kenny Chesney Performs at The Big Revival Tour

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Kenny Chesney’s 2015 Big Revival Tour keeps getting bigger. He has added Jake Owen, Chase Rice, and Cole Swindell to the tour. The three acts will join him for select dates of the summer tour. While rice and Swindell are turning heads with their debut albums, Chesney is recognizing them for their songwriting abilities.

“When I came to town, I was a writer, trying to get my songs cut — and playing on a stool down on Lower Broadway,” he said. “I didn’t have nearly the success Cole and Chase are enjoying right now, but I know the difference getting your music in front of an audience makes. For both of these guys, who have a lot of energy and a real way of grabbing people, I think it’s the perfect way to get the audience fired up for the show.”

Jake Owen is no stranger to a Chesney tour. This will mark the third time Owen has hit the road with Chesney. Owen’s laid-back personality and fun songs like “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” and “Days of Gold” fit right in with Chesney’s fan base. Continue Reading

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Nov 13

Jason Aldean Releases His New Single “Just Gettin’ Started”

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Jason Aldean has released “Just Gettin’ Started” as his latest single. The track, found on his recently released Old Boots, New Dirt album, is the follow-up to “Burnin’ It Down,” which reached No. 1 on the country charts and sold more than one million copies. Written by Chris DeStefano, Rhett Akins and Ashley Gorley, the party anthem is a sharp contrast from the more sensual “Burnin’  It Down.”

“Just because I’m a country artist doesn’t mean I don’t hear things in other forms of music that I think are really cool and could work for what we’re doing here,” he said. “From the very beginning, we’ve always tried to cut great songs. Some of those songs are about promoting having a good time — driving trucks, fishing, hunting, because that’s just what we do — but I would like to think that some stuff on this album is a little deeper, too.”

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Nov 12

Eric Church Joins Kenny Chesney’s Big Revival Tour

Kenny Chesney Tours With Eric Church

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Eric Church will join Kenny Chesney for five dates of Chesney’s 2015 Big Revival Tour. Church previously joined Chesney on his 2013 No Shoes Nation Tour, and for Chesney, inviting him to hit the road again was a no-brainer.

“There is something about the way Eric connects with my audience that left me feeling like he made the No Shoes Nation Tour something special,” Chesney said. “He attacks the stage with so much force – and his songs really speak to the people who’re fighting the fight to get by – and I love that about what he does onstage.”

“Some of the most fun I’ve ever had on tour was last summer with Kenny,” Church added. “He’s an artist that isn’t afraid to let you come full blast and do what you do. It’s rare you get to tour with someone you respect and you are friends with. I can’t wait to do it again.”

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