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Aug 21

Trisha Yearwood Announces First Album in Seven Years

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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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Aug 20

Blake Shelton Releases “Neon Light”

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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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Aug 19

Wade Bowen Announces Plans to Release a New Album

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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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Aug 18

Florida Georgia Line to Release Anything Goes October 14

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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

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Aug 17

Sam Hunt Releases X2C Album Preview

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Sam Hunt released his X2C Album Preview EP digitally this week ahead of his full-length album, which is set to hit stores October 27. He put out the EP before his full album’s release date to give fans a preview of what’s to come.
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Aug 15

Brothers Osborne to Release Self-Titled EP on September 9

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Sibling duo Brothers Osborne will release their self-titled EP on September 9 through EMI Nashville. The release is the duo’s first and will give fans a taste of the band’s full-length album, expected out in early 2015.

The EP will feature the duo’s current single, “Rum.” The song’s video was shot in the their hometown of Deale, Maryland, and captures the life of the town’s locals using the duo’s longtime friends as main characters and extras. The Brothers Osborne will then hit the road with Eric Church’s The Outsiders World Tour on September 11.

Rolling Stone listed Brothers Osborne as one of “10 Artists You Need To Know.” For more information on the brother duo, visit www.brothersosborne.com.

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Aug 13

Kenny Chesney Reveals Track Listing for The Big Revival

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Kenny Chesney has revealed the track listing for his new album, The Big Revival, set for release on September 23. The project includes 11 tracks, including Chesney’s latest single, “American Kids,” a collaboration with Alison Krauss and Dan Tyminski called “Don’t It,” and “Wild Child,” which features Grace Potter.

“There’s so much more to country than trucks, creek beds and cut-offs,” Chesney said. “That stuff is fun, but when you look at how people really dig in and work, the things they face every day, you wanna remind ’em how hardcore they really are, show ’em that and also show ’em that you know there’s more to ’em than people might think.” Continue Reading

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Aug 12

Taylor Swift Announces Worldwide Live Streaming Event

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Taylor Swift teased fans all last week with clues via social media, hinting at a big announcement coming soon. She finally revealed plans for a worldwide live video stream from New York City. The event will take place on Monday, August 18 at 5PM ET via Yahoo Screen. For her first clue, Swift posted an Instagram video showing her pressing the number 18 in an elevator. She then posted a screen shot of her phone that read “5:00” with an adorable photo of her her kitten, Olivia Benson, as the background. Her third clue was an image of Yahoo’s website. Continue Reading

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Aug 4

Blake Shelton Announces Bringing Back the Sunshine Album

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Blake Shelton had a big surprise for fans on Friday. He appeared on NBC’s TODAY Show ato announce he will release his new album, Bringing Back the Sunshine, on September 30.

Shelton is taking a unique approach to his Bringing Back the Sunshine release. Typically, artists release a single before announcing a new album. As of now, Shelton has not released a single from the new project, nor has he revealed the track listing. He has, however, released the cover art, which features a water tower with “Ada,” his hometown in Oklahoma, written across it, set against a threatening sky with sun beginning to break through. Continue Reading

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Aug 3

Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White to Release Duets Album

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Ricky Skaggs and his wife, Sharon White, will release a duet album, Hearts Like Ours, on September 30. The album showcases the couple’s shared love of music.

“It’s just really good stuff, and Sharon is just singing so good,” Skaggs told The Tennessean. “I really hear her heart in the music, and mine’s certainly there. I feel like we’re making great music still. We’re inspired. We’re encouraged. We’re excited about life. We’re excited about music. We’ve been married almost 33 years; there’s just a lot for us to celebrate right now.” Continue Reading

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