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Sep 25

David Nail Took Notes from Taylor Swift

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David Nail has learned from some of the best in the business when it comes to touring. He recently launched his I’m A Fire Tour and is applying the lessons he picked up from the likes of Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker.

“When we were out with Taylor Swift, I’d watch the show, and all I could think was, ‘Man, there’s so much room for error!’” Nail told People. “How you’re able to put 100 percent into your performance like she does, singing and walking down steps that are two feet wide and have no railing, it seems like there are too many things that could go wrong. She makes it look easy.” Continue Reading

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Sep 25

Kip Moore Releases Surprise 5-Song EP

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Kip Moore’s fans have been vocal about wanting new music. Moore delayed the release of his upcoming sophomore album, Smoke, in order to make it the record he wants it to be, but he couldn’t ignore fan demand, so he surprised fans on Tuesday by releasing Soundcheck, a 5-song streaming EP featuring four new songs and a live version of his hit “Beer Money.” Moore believes Smoke will showcase who he is as an artist.

“This record, I can’t believe it actually because I was in such a desperate place writing the first one, but this one has even more desperation and more passion than the first one for me,” he said. “This is a much more intense record than the first one. It’s a more in-the-present record as opposed to a nostalgic record …. I believe in this record wholeheartedly. There’s a lot more ‘me’ shining through on this record.” Continue Reading

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Sep 25

Garth Brooks Reveals Release Date of New Album

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The long awaited new album from Garth Brooks now has an official release date. Brooks will release his first new music in 13 years on November 11. He confirmed the news during a press conference in Atlanta on Friday.

Aside from the release date, Brooks has released very little additional information on his new project. However, it will include his current single, “People Loving People.” Brooks’ last album was 2001’s Scarecrow. Continue Reading

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Sep 24

Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard is Engaged

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Congratulations to Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and his longtime girlfriend Haley Strommel! The couple got engaged on Monday during a romantic helicopter ride. Hubbard posted a photo on Instagram of the couple celebrating with champagne aboard a chopper

“This is what a lucky man looks like right here. Not sure why but I sure am blessed to call this angel my [fiancée]. #loveisintheair #literally,” he wrote.

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Hubbard and Strommel have been dating for more than a year. Strommel is an Idaho native who has worked as a personal assistant and a client associate at Merrill Lynch in Nashville. Continue Reading

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Sep 24

5 Unique RVs Go Beyond Camping

We’ve shown you refurbished vintage RVs and how to camp, err “glamp” in style, but RVs also serve as unique businesses, tour buses and food trucks. Here are five “recreational vehicles” redefined.

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Hangover Heaven

For those mornings after you stayed out too late and had one drink too many the night before, Hangover Heaven treats the meanest of hangovers in their traveling RV clinic in Las Vegas. The 45-foot bus houses two lounge areas with flat-screen TVs and surround sound, four private bunks and a private consultation room. Dr. Burke performs his services and treatments on the bus, in your room or for a group with prices starting at $30 for a B-12 shot. Maybe this is a good excuse to take that Vegas trip you always dreamed about?

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Sep 23

Watch Dierks Bentley’s “Say You Do” Music Video

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Dierks Bentley has released his new single, “Say You Do,” to country radio. The track is the follow-up to Bentley’s back-to-back No. 1 hits, “Drunk On A Plane” and “I Hold On.” Bentley also released a video for “Say You Do.” Filmed in Canada and directed by Wes Edward, the song is about longing for something that may not be in your best interest.

“I think it’s pretty evident there is a hardcore yearning going on in this song, and personally, it’s something I’ve experienced in the worst of ways in past relationships,” Bentley said. “This song is about wanting something so badly even if it’s not good for you, just wanting that love back, which is something I think everyone can relate to at some point in their life.”

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Sep 23

Haley & Michaels to Release Debut EP on October 14

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Newcomers Haley & Michaels will release their self-titled debut EP on October 14. The duo, made up of Ryan Michaels and Shannon Haley, recorded the EP at Nashville’s Ocean Way Studio. It includes their debut single, “Just Another Love Song,” which they co-wrote with Lonestar’s Richie McDonald. The song takes influences from Lonestar’s smash hit, “Amazed.”

“Of course Richie was part of one of country music’s greatest chart-topping singles of all time, ‘Amazed,’ so he had a good grasp on the concept,” Michaels said. “We wondered, what do you do when you break up with someone and that song becomes ‘just another love song’?” Continue Reading

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Sep 23

All-American Amusement Parks Premieres on Great American Country

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Roller coaster enthusiasts get ready to ride The Phantom’s Revenge at Kennywood in West Mifflin, Penn.

J.D. Scott is on the hunt for adventure, thrills and extreme amusement park rides across America. Oh, and some traditional amusement park food would be good too, like funnel cake. In the new series All-American Amusement Parks, Scott takes Great American Country along for the ride. At each park, Scott hangs out with other theme park enthusiasts like himself, who take on the craziest rides the parks have to offer.
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Sep 22

Lady Antebellum’s 747 Will be With Them for a Long Time

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Lady Antebellum is gearing up to release their new album, 747, on September 30. The band put their hearts and souls into the project, and feel their new music will be with them for a long time. They are also eyeing a couple of prizes.

“The recording process and all of that will always be a time and place for us that we’ll look back on with so much joy and really great memories, but these songs, I feel like, are gonna travel with us for a while,” Hillary Scott said. “I don’t wanna lose that feeling. I don’t wanna lose that fight. I want that to carry over into the next however many years we’re blessed to be able to do this.” Continue Reading

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Sep 22

Brantley Gilbert’s Dog Makes a Great Touring Partner

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Sylo Chillin’ on the Tour Bus.

Brantley Gilbert may come across as a tough guy, but he has a soft spot when it comes to his dog, Sylo. He has had Sylo for about seven months and couldn’t imagine a better touring partner.

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“He is the most awesome dog that I can imagine,” Gilbert said. “This dude is lazy. He gets in a mood maybe once every couple days where he wants to run around and act like a maniac and play and bite, but the majority of the time, this dude is just chill. He’s a great bus dog.” Continue Reading

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