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Florida Georgia Line Getting High on Upcoming Sophomore Album


Image Courtesy Republic NashvilleFlorida Georgia Line wants to take their fans higher on their upcoming sophomore album, due out this fall. While wearing a Bob Marley t-shirt in the recording studio, FGL's Brian Kelley recently played a new song called "Sun Daze" for Rolling Stone. The lyrics include the line, "All I want to do today is wear my favorite shades and get stoned."

Brian says, "I woke up that morning and literally wrote that in my phone." His duo partner, Tyler Hubbard, adds, "We'll probably have to come up with a different word [than 'stoned'] for the radio edit."

Florida Georgia Line's sophomore album also includes new songs titled "Smile" and "Smoke." The lead single, "Dust," is already racing up the country chart.

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Keith Urban Writes Editorial Encouraging Nashville to Preserve Music Row


Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleKeith Urban has written an editorial in The Tennessean speaking out on the need to preserve Nashville's famous Music Row. The area that houses most of country music's record labels, publishing houses and recording studios is now dotted with bulldozers and construction crews. Due to Music City's rapid growth, developers are buying up parcels on Music Row to build condos, apartment buildings and boutique hotels. Keith is sounding the alarm to preserve Music Row's quaint, community feel.

"Nashville's growth is exciting, but not at the risk of losing the creative epicenter that is Music Row and that truly makes Nashville Music City," Keith writes. "I sincerely hope that those who have made Nashville their home over the years, and those who have recently discovered our fair city, will come together as a united front and continue to be vocal about preserving and fortifying our beloved Music Row."

Keith also writes about seeing Music Row for the first time in 1989. He says, "It was instantly magical being among rows of the most charming cottages and simple buildings that were housing the global center of country music. I knew instantly this is where I belonged, and I became a Nashville resident in 1992."

He adds, "Music Row became my center, because Music Row IS a center."

Keith's editorial comes on the heels of rocker Ben Folds' campaign to save historic RCA Studio A from demolition. He's rented that space for many years now, which has hosted recordings by everyone from Tony Bennett and Dolly Parton to Carrie Underwood and, yes, Keith Urban.

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Taylor Swift Tapped to Present at Teen Choice 2014 Awards


Image Courtesy Sarah Barlow/Big MachineTaylor Swift has signed on as a presenter on the Teen Choice 2014 awards Sunday, August 10. She's not only up for a few awards -- the appearance marks a return to the spotlight for Taylor as she gears up to release her new album this fall.

Voting for Teen Choice 2014 is now underway at TeenChoiceAwards.com. The show airs live on FOX August 10.

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Blake Shelton's New Album, "BRINGING BACK THE SUNSHINE," Due Out September 30


Warner Music NashvilleBlake Shelton's new album, BRINGING BACK THE SUNSHINE -- spelled in all caps -- comes out September 30, and it's now available for pre-order at Walmart.

The black-and-white album cover shows the sun breaking through clouds over the water tower in Blake's hometown of Ada, OK. A track listing hasn't been announced yet.

Look for the lead single from Blake's new project to hit the airwaves soon.

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Country Star Trivia


Comstock/ThinkstockWho was Billy Currington's duet partner on the 2004 country hit, "Party for Two?" ANSWER: Shania Twain.

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Wynonna & The Big Noise Launching A Simpler Christmas Tour December 3


Image Courtesy Big EnterprisesWynonna and her band, The Big Noise, will set off on their holiday tour December 3 in Springfield, Ohio. Titled A Simpler Christmas, the trek takes Wy through Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Florida, Michigan and Virginia before wrapping up December 21 in Newberry, South Carolina. The set list will include Wynonna's favorite holiday songs along with her greatest hits.

She says, "My hope is that people can come to the show, forget about their ‘to do’ list and, for the time we are together, simply enjoy themselves.”

Wynonna is currently working on her eighth studio album, due out next year.

Here are Wynonna's A Simpler Christmas tour dates:

12/3 -- Springfield, OH, Clark State Performing Arts Center
12/5 -- Glasgow, KY, Plaza Theatre
12/6 -- Danville, KY, Norton Center for the Arts
12/7 -- Punxsutawney, PA, Punxsutawney Community Center
12/10 -- Fort Myers, FL, Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
12/11 -- Fort Pierce, FL, Sunrise Theatre
12/14 -- Jacksonville, FL, Florida Theatre
12/18 -- Kalamazoo, MI, Miller Auditorium
12/20 -- Virginia Beach, VA, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts Center
12/21 -- Newberry, SC, Newberry Opera House

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Nashville Notes


Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockJake Owen will host the 8th Annual ACM Honors ceremony September 9 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Tickets are now available through Ticketmaster.

Little Big Town spent Thursday having fun at Disneyland in California.

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Blake Shelton Performs Free Concert for 60,000 on Atlantic City Beach


Image Courtesy of Warner Music NashvilleMore than 60,000 people went to the beach in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Thursday to enjoy a free Blake Shelton concert, Philly.com reports.

Shelton greeted the huge crowd by declaring, “I didn’t drag my big ass out here today to play volleyball or go swimming or build sand castles. I came here to drink and play country music.”

The free concert was presented by The Atlantic City Alliance and Live Nation to showcase the New Jersey city and attract visitors.

Shelton was joined on stage at one point in the concert by Danielle Bradbery, the season 4 winner of The Voice.

Dan Shay opened for Blake.

Blake’s Ten Times Crazier Tour 2014 continues Friday night with a show at Madison Square Garden in New York.

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Keith Urban “Horrified” to Learn of Alleged Rape at Boston Concert


Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleKeith Urban has released a statement regarding the alleged rape that occurred at the Mansfield, Massachusetts, stop on his Raise ‘Em Up tour last Saturday.

“My team and I were horrified to learn of the events reported in Boston this past weekend and our hearts and prayers go out to all those affected,” Keith writes in a statement posted on his official website. “This type of behavior stands in stark contrast to the spirit of our shows,” Keith’s statement concludes.

Mansfield Police say the alleged rape occurred on the lawn of Xfinity Center as onlookers watched with some shooting videos of the attack.  Police say the attack ended when a woman intervened. Eighteen-year-old Sean Murphy of Boston has been charged with one count of rape in connection with the attack.  Officials have not released the alleged victim’s name or age.  Murphy has pleaded not guilty.  He is being held on $10,000 bail.

Keith's Raise 'Em Up tour visits St. Louis Friday.

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Taylor Swift: "People Wouldn't Listen to My Songs If They Weren't Heartbroken..."


ABC/Jon LeMayTaylor Swift has never been afraid to wear her heart on her sleeve, and she thinks it's a big reason for her success.

The 24-year-old singer tells Entertainment Tonight, “To me emotion is such an important part of my life and now I guess my job.”

Swift continues, “People wouldn't listen to my songs if they weren't heartbroken or deeply affected and hurt and jilted and sad and bitter and all those wonderful things that I write songs about."

The Grammy-winning singer/songwriter finds herself on unfamiliar turf in the upcoming film The Giver, in which she plays a character named Rosemary, who seems to have no emotion.

Even more surprising is the fact that Swift didn't even have to audition for the part.  ET says she was offered the role a week after one of the producers caught her Los Angeles Concert.

The Giver is based on the popular young adult novel, and tells the story of a perfect world where everyone is happy. Jeff Bridges fills the title role of “The Giver,” an old man who reveals a “real world” that is filled with pain, sadness and war.  Meryl Streep also stars.  The film opens August 15.

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Billy Currington Remembers His Grandparents' Lost Record Player and Vinyl Collection


Image Courtesy Mercury NashvilleSome of Billy Currington's favorite childhood memories were made listening to the big record player at his grandparents' house back home in Georgia.

He says, "They had this old, in perfect shape record player with an eight-track cassette tape player in it, and also a radio and speakers. It was a whole cabinet thing."

Unfortunately, Billy's grandfather decided to get rid of the record player after Billy moved to Nashville.

"They didn't know I loved that thing that much," Billy explains, "and my granddad put it in the paper or something for free -- somebody to just come get it. That thing was worth everything to me -- not money-wise."

Even though the record player is long-gone, Billy always thought his grandmother kept their classic country record collection in the attic. He finally got around to asking her about the collection last week.

Billy says, "She said, 'Honey, I think your granddaddy gave all them records away with the record player that he gave away.' So, I was bummed to hear that, 'cause it was everything."

Billy has a personal record collection handed down from his parents, but it's lighter on classic country and pretty heavy on dance music.

"[It's] '70s gold," Billy says with a laugh. "Disco! All that stuff. My mom had it all."

Billy is helping his fans make musical memories of their own on the road this summer. Go to BillyCurrington.com to see where he's playing next.

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Chase Rice Gears Up to "Ready Set Roll" onto NASCAR Tracks Later This Year


Image Courtesy Jon-Paul Bruno/EB MediaWhile most country artists claim to be NASCAR fans, newcomer Chase Rice actually worked for Hendrick Motor Sports before launching his music career.

He tells ABC News Radio, "I was in the pit crew going over the wall, changing tires doing all that.  I was one of the dumba**es running out in front of a car when it's coming at you at 60 miles an hour. That was me."

Chase insists he wasn't seeking danger working on the NASCAR track. He's just always been something of a thrill-seeker, which is why he also played football while he attended the University of North Carolina.

Says Chase, "It's just something to get your adrenaline going. Football's the same way, when you've got a crowd screaming, getting your adrenaline up. I've always had that in my life, and I love it.

Chase is currently getting that adrenaline rush from the roar of the concert crowds as he opens Dierks Bentley's Riser tour this summer.  Now that he's scored a hit single with "Ready Set Roll," Chase is ready to take his music back to the NASCAR track.

"I don't see why you can't have a concert at a race track," Chase explains." You know, I plan on hopefully, this year even, doing a couple of shows later in the fall at some racetracks. Pre-race, post-race-type stuff. Anything with NASCAR."

Look for Chase's debut album, Ignite the Night, to come out August 19. He'll perform on NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers on August 6.

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Country Newcomer Sam Hunt Releasing Four-Song Album Preview, "X2C," August 12


Image Courtesy David McClister/UMGCountry newcomer Sam Hunt is dropping a four-song album preview, titled X2C, to all digital outlets August 12. The set includes Sam's brand-new single, "Leave the Night On," and gives fans a taste of his full-length debut album, due out October 27.

Says Sam, "I can’t wait to share a few early tracks from the album. We’ve been having so much fun with the music out on the road and I’m excited to get this music out to our fans.”

So far, Sam has sold more than 197,000 copies of "Leave the Night On." He's also a co-writer on Kenny Chesney's "Come Over," Keith Urban's "Cop Car," and Billy Currington's latest hit, "We Are Tonight."

Heres' the X2C track listing:

"Leave the Night On"
"Ex to See"
"House Party"
"Breakup in a Small Town"

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Tim McGraw Mixes Up a Batch of Faith Hill's Watermelon Salsa


Image Courtesy Nino Munoz/Big MachineTim McGraw is getting domestic backstage on his on his Sundown Heaven Town tour. He just posted a Twitter photo of fresh veggies and fruit with the caption, "Makin my wife's famous watermelon salsa outside the bus in Washington!"

Makin my wife's famous watermelon salsa outside the bus in Washington! #SundownHeavenTown pic.twitter.com/tYLIB6ZAYw

— Tim McGraw (@TheTimMcGraw) July 31, 2014

While he didn't share a link to Faith Hill's recipe, it looks like Tim's lined up a watermelon, cucumber, tomatoes, an onion and some cilantro to go in the salsa.

Tim has cooked up a new batch of songs for his new album, Sundown Heaven Town, due out September 16.

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Florida Georgia Line Taking It Down to the Wire Recording Sophomore Album


Image Courtesy Republic NashvilleFlorida Georgia Line's sophomore album is expected to come out by the end of 2014, but they're still not finished recording the project. While they've got a lot of strong material --  including the lead single, "Dirt" -- the guys just keep finding more great songs.

FGL tweeted Thursday, "Uh oh, another song came in last minute we have to cut. Ahhhhh Yeaya, we bringing some extra special heat on this one."

You can download "Dirt" now at all digital outlets.

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Country Star Trivia


Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is the name of Dierks Bentley's baby boy born last year? ANSWER: Knox.

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Brett Eldredge Grants His Followers the Right to Make Up Their Own Language


Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleBrett Eldredge had a hand in writing both his #1 hits, "Don't Ya" and "Beat of the Music," so he obviously has a way with words. That's why Brett's advice on misusing words carries some weight.

Brett tweets, "If you think about it, all words are made up, so if you say a word wrong, who cares, make up your own!"

This casual approach to the English language could make for a very interesting sophomore album for Brett. You can catch him performing songs form his debut project, Bring You Back, on the road with Keith Urban through the fall.

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Jason Aldean's Daughters Feel at Home on the Road; Youngest One Rarely Makes It Through His Shows


Image Courtesy Jim Wright/Broken BowJason Aldean's daughters, 11-year-old Keeley and six-year-old Kendyl, have grown up on the road with him, so they're used to sleeping on tour buses and hanging out backstage in arenas.

"They like coming out," Jason says. "They like hanging out in the bus. It's like, sleeping on the bus to them is like having a sleepover party or something, you know? So, they dig that part of it. They've got their bunks that are all decorated for them."

Jason and his crew also set up a blow-up swimming pool for the girls out by the buses on show days.

Says Jason, "[It's] just finding little things to keep 'em occupied more than anything."

Once show time rolls around, Jason's youngest daughter, Kendyl, isn't very impressed by all the big lights and pyrotechnics.

Jason says with a laugh, "She makes it through about four or five songs, and then she's ready for bed. She's over it."

Kendyl's bed time may have something to do with Jason performing his steamy, new single, "Burnin' It Down" a little later in his set list. Fans have downloaded more than 183,000 copies of the song since it came out last week.

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Nashville Notes


Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockDan Shay will perform on Live with Kelly and Michael Thursday.

Jon Pardi will perform on the BMI Stage at the Austin City Limits Festival in Texas on Friday, October 3.

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Dierks Bentley Enjoying the Camaraderie with His Opening Acts on Riser Tour


Image Courtesy Nino Munoz/CapitolDierks Bentley's Riser tour is one of country music's hottest tickets this summer playing sold-out shows across the country. Dierks has Chris Young, Jon Pardi and Chase Rice opening the show for him. That lineup reminds Dierks of being on the road with Kenny Chesney about a decade ago.

"I think back to when I was opening for Kenny and Keith Urban was the middle act, and I was the beginning act, and what that felt like just to have that camaraderie of guys to be able to talk about things," Dierks explains. "Now, I've got one step further. I got three other guys out there with me -- just great guys at all different levels in their career."

Dierks is quick to praise his supporting acts starting with Jon Pardi, who Dierks says reminds him of himself when he was first starting out. Dierks admires Chase for building his own following via social media before scoring his debut hit, "Ready Set Roll." As for Chris, Dierks adds, "[He's] , just one of the best singers in this town and a great guy."

He continues, "They're all great hangs, and I'm having the best time of my life out there. It's been a total blast."

Go to Dierks.com to see where the Riser Tour is stopping next.

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