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Sam Hunt Won’t Put Out Next Album Until “It’s Ready”

  • 9:18 am Thursday, October 27th, 2016 by slateronk923

SAM HUNT’s first album was so good that everyone’s bugging him to release the follow-up, like, right now.  But that’s not how he rolls.  He told “Billboard” that he’s not going to rush it . . . for anyone.

He says the record company suits are the ones applying the most pressure.  They push artists to put out a new album every two years, which is about the right amount of lag time to release three or four singles in between.

Sam’s not bending to that.  He says, quote, “There are all these rules that I’ve just sort of thrown out the [More]

Randy Travis, Chris Stapleton & More Added to CMAs Performers

  • 7:03 am Thursday, October 27th, 2016 by slateronk923

The star power at the upcoming 50th Annual CMA Awards continues to grow with the addition of more legendary acts to the lineup.  Joining the star-studded lineup are 2016 Country Music Hall of Fame inductees Charlie Daniels and Randy Travis; former Entertainer of the Year winners Ricky Skaggs and Roy Clark and former CMA Awards host Clint Black. The new wave of performers also includes Jason Aldean, Chris Stapleton, Thomas Rhett, Jennifer Nettles, Martina McBride and Dwight Yoakam, as well as multi-format performers Elle King and Pentatonix.

·       These artists join previously announced performers Alabama, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, [More]

Carrie Underwood Says She’s in the Best Shape of Her Life

  • 6:37 am Thursday, October 27th, 2016 by slateronk923

Carrie Underwood has revealed that she’s currently in the best shape of her life. “When we are on the road, my day is me doing a show, me being a mom–and those worlds colliding,” she tells People magazine. “My shows are intense physically, and I’m running around all over the place and singing at the same time: I need to be able to do that; I need to feel like, ‘I got this.’” The 33-year-old singer adds that her 20-month-old son Isaiah also keeps her on her toes. “He’s getting faster and bigger. He’s running and climbing and jumping off stuff at [More]

Jason Aldean Rooting for The Cubs or Indians??

  • 6:00 am Thursday, October 27th, 2016 by slateronk923

Jason Aldean makes sure this week that wherever he is, he’s got the 2016 World Series on featuring the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians. As Jason shares, he’s rooting for the Cubbies for the series this year:

(Jason Aldean) “Growing up the Cubs were always on in the daytime because Wrigley didn’t even have lights back then so, they were always on at like noon and then the Braves would come on at night. So, they were the two teams that I really watched growing up and (Ryne) Sandberg and Dawson and all those guys were playing there so… Having a chance to play [More]

Nashville’s Top Power Couples

  • 8:42 am Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 by slateronk923

People.com did a list of Nashville’s Power Couples. It’s in no particular order, either. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill start if off, but then it’s Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr BEFORE Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood. No way. Here’s the list:

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, who celebrated 20 years of marriage October 6th

Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr Williams (Williams is Jason’s last name)

Garth Brooks and his wife, Trisha Yearwood

Keifer and Shawna Thompson from Thompson Square

Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook, the married couple from Little Big Town

Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott and her husband Chris Tyrrell, who’s also the band’s drummer

Brad Paisley [More]

Chris Young plays “Opry Goes Pink”

  • 8:13 am Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 by slateronk923

Chris Young performed at last night’s (10/25) Opry Goes Pink and Jason Aldean combined event to raise awareness for breast cancer. Before he took the stage, he shared why it was important for him to be part of this particular event:

(Chris Young) “Anything that really promotes people fight that and dealing with it… My grandmother on my dad’s side actually had breast cancer. So, any chance that I get to be a part of something that’s not only raising awareness but also helping people with the fight for that… Getting to be here on a night that Opry goes pink and obviously getting to be able [More]

Jason Aldean Performs at The Grand Ole Opry For Breast Cancer Awareness

  • 7:46 am Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 by slateronk923

Jason Aldean hosted his annual concert for breast cancer awareness on the Grand Ole Opry stage last night (10/25) in Nashville. Backstage, Aldean talked about merging together the annual events for one cause:  

(Jason Aldean) “Every year we try to figure out something that’s a little different then we did the year before and I Mean, what bigger place than the Opry you know for being a country music singer, ah what a cool place to come and not only sing but to be able to do this you know and be able to merge what we do with what they do and you know try and bring [More]

LOCASH To Perform National Anthem Prior To Game Two Of 2016 World Series

  • 10:40 am Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 by slateronk923

Major League Baseball announced Reviver Records hot country duo LOCASH, comprised of Chris Lucas and Preston Brust, will perform the National Anthem prior to Game Two of the 2016 World Series on Wednesday, Oct. 26 on FOX.

The country duo recently topped Billboard Country Airplay and Country Aircheck with their smash No. 1 hits “I Know Somebody” and “I Love This Life”. Both singles are included on their new album THE FIGHTERS, their first full-length project with Reviver Records.

Reba, Vince Gill, Alabama Join CMA Awards Lineup

  • 10:10 am Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 by slateronk923

The 50th annual CMA Awards just landed a boatload of star power. Rolling Stone Country reports seven previous “Entertainer Of The Year” winners–Alabama, Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Charley Pride, Reba McEntire, and George Strait–are joining the lineup for the event. “These superstars have been an important part of our legacy and have contributed so much to our current success,” says Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “We are delighted they are going to be part of this important milestone anniversary.” The 2016 CMA Awards take place at 8 p.m. on November 2 in Nashville

Carrie Underwood Says Her Husband Is “as Wonderful as He Is Hot”

  • 9:06 am Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 by slateronk923

Carrie Underwood is obviously still in complete love–and lust!–with her husband, pro hockey player Mike Fisher. “My husband is as wonderful as he is hot, and I feel like that’s rare,” she gushes to E! News “He’s amazing. He’s such a great dad and he’s so supportive of what I do and I’m supportive of him and we just love our little family.” The singer goes on to concede that their busy schedules keep them apart, but that absence makes the heart grow fonder. “I’ve seen my husband twice in the past month,” she admits. “But we’ll hang on until we [More]