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RaeLynn is currently out on a radio tour, promoting her debut single, “God Made Girls.” Crisscrossing the country is not only giving RaeLynn a chance to bring her music to fans, it also providing her with the opportunity to expand her coffee mug collection.
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“I have like this cute little coffee cabinet and it displays all my mugs in my kitchen and it’s super cute,” RaeLynn said. “My favorite one is my Seattle mug, my original Starbucks Seattle mug. It’s the original logo and you can only buy it at the original Starbucks in Seattle.” Continue Reading
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Darius Rucker has released “Homegrown Honey,” the lead single from his upcoming new album. Cowritten by Rucker, Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley and Nathan Chapman, the tune is an up-tempo track about a country girl getting everyone’s attention in a city bar.
“It’s a little different for me,” Rucker told Rolling Stone Country. “It’s not one of those family songs — it’s really a country party song. It’s talking about some country girl who lives in New York City. It’s got hooks galore.” Continue Reading
Taylor Swift’s 2014 album, 1989.
Summer is over, but the country music scene is heating up! Several of country’s biggest stars are releasing new music as summer draws to a close. Here are 10 albums you need to hear:
Kenny Chesney – The Big Revival Kenny Chesney took 2014 off from touring to focus on his latest project, The Big Revival, out September 23. The album’s catchy lead single, “American Kids,” is flying up the charts.
Florida Georgia Line – Anything Goes Florida Georgia Line’s sophomore album, Anything Goes, which includes their new single, “Dirt,” is one of the most anticipated releases this year. Anything Goes will be on store shelves October 14.
Taylor Swift – 1989 While technically a pop album, Taylor Swift’s 1989 is sure to be a hot seller. The lead single, “Shake It Off,” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. Continue Reading
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Jason Aldean has been burning the charts up with his new single, “Burnin’ It Down.” The single will be featured on his sixth studio album, Old Boots, New Dirt, set to hit stores October 7. Aldean announced the album via Buzzfeed on Monday.
“That title and that song, ‘Old Boots, New Dirt,’ is about starting with a clean slate,” Aldean said. “I’m the same dude, but we’re gonna start over and hit some uncharted territory here.” Continue Reading
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Blake Shelton’s newest album title, Bringing Back the Sunshine, sounds like a compilation of happy songs. However, the singer says that isn’t the case, which explains the album’s cover art featuring a stormy black-and-white scene.
“My last couple of albums have been so positive, because when I made them I was just getting married,” he told Rolling Stone Country. “It’s been in this awesome place. But after a while, as a country singer, I gotta get back to singing about getting drunk because there’s people out there — and I’ve been one of them — that have had their heart broken, or they’ve had a tough day at work, or they get stabbed in the back.”
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Florida Georgia Line’s latest single, “Dirt,” is a departure from their party anthem hits like “Cruise” and “This Is How We Roll.” The song’s different feel inspired the duo to record it, along with its firm reminder of their country roots.
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“We’ve done the party songs, we’ve done the upbeat fun stuff, and this is just a song that everybody can relate to,” Tyler Hubbard said. “People young or people older, everybody kinda has that place in their life that’s home and that they have a special spot in their heart for. I think that’s the kinda thing we’re trying to capture with this song.” Continue Reading
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Trisha Yearwood’s husband, Garth Brooks, isn’t the only one planning a comeback. Yearwood has signed with Sony Music Nashville and RCA Records and announced her new album, Prize Fighter, in front of an audience of industry and media in Nashville on Tuesday night.
“It’s a song on the album that is about beating the odds and winning the fight no matter what,” she said. “And I think it’s a message that we all need to hear.”
The album, which does not have an official release date, is Yearwood’s first since 2007’s Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love. Yearwood used sports to explain her decision to record again after a seven-year break. Continue Reading
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Blake Shelton is one of country music’s most lovable acts, well-known for his sense of humor, especially on Twitter. But in his new single, “Neon Light,” he is revealing his mean side. The tune is a revenge song about forgetting an ex over a few drinks and a potential rebound.
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Wade Bowen has plans to release his seventh studio album this fall. While there is no release date for the project, Bowen tells Rolling Stone he is looking at dates in October. The album is the follow-up to 2012’s The Given.
“All the records I’ve done in the past have been very lyrically driven,” Bowen said. “I took more of a raw approach for this one,” he says. “It’s an album I can take to my live shows and really enhance it and have fun with it. This record has more energy in it than anything I’ve ever done, and that’s just from me trying to get in the studio and do something very different.” Continue Reading
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Florida Georgia Line will release their highly anticipated sophomore album, Anything Goes, on October 14. The duo announced the release of their new album live from New York City’s Central Park Friday morning, when they headlined ABC’s Good Morning America Summer Concert Series.
“Tyler and I’ve been really blessed to have an amazing team – an extended family – who push us continually to be better and think differently,” Brian Kelley said. “Whether we’re home or out on the road, we’re doing things the FGL way and it feels like with our recording, our writing, our lives … anything goes … and we can’t wait to see where it leads next. Continue Reading