Are Florida Georgia Line “Meant to Be” working with pop’s biggest superstars? They think so

“Meant to Be,” the collaboration between Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line, has been one of the biggest hits of the year. FGL is now dreaming of collaborating with other pop stars — and they’re setting their sights pretty high. “Bruno Mars…that’d be somebody to spend a couple days with in the studio and try to create something from nothing,” says Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelly. “Y’know, get in the studio and make it really come to life. But […]

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Miranda Lambert opens up in new interview: “I cuss. I drink. I get divorced and get my heart broken. I break hearts.”

(NOTE LANGUAGE) Miranda Lambert hasn’t done very many in-depth interviews since her split from Blake Shelton in 2015, or the release the following year of her album, The Weight of These Wings. But she opens up to journalist Holly Gleason in a new article for Hits Daily Double. The typically candid CMA and ACM Female Vocalist of the Year pulls no punches when it comes to admitting her own shortcomings.  “I am who I am. I am honest about being flawed. That’s […]

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“Yada Yada Yada”: Newcomer Brandon Lay explains the title of his new song

This summer, newcomer Brandon Lay is busy opening all the dates on Kenny Chesney’s Trip Around the Sun Tour. One song you’re sure to hear during his set is his new single, “Yada Yada Yada.” “I had the melody in my head one day as I was driving home from a gig but I didn’t have any lyrics yet,” Brandon explains, “so I was just humming yada yada yada as dummy lyrics [into my phone].” Brandon continues: “A […]

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Garth Brooks releases new single, “All Day Long”; pre-order next album now

Get ready for new music from Garth Brooks today.  The reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year will drop “All Day Long” later Tuesday on all the usual digital outlets. “From the very first lick, this song is a party,” Brooks says of the new single in a statement.  “Country radio, uptempo honky-tonk and summer go soooooooo good together!” “All Day Long” is the first single from Garth’s as-yet untitled fourth studio album, due out next year.  You’ll […]

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Kelsea Ballerini Unapologetically admits tour mate Keith Urban helped start her country career

Kelsea Ballerini’s now two shows into her gig as the opening act for Keith Urban’s Graffiti U World Tour. It’s a gig that’s especially meaningful for Kelsea, because it was one of Keith’s songs that first piqued her interest in country music. “Keith Urban, he’s in my bio, y’all!” she told a group of reporters in Nashville. “I remember being like 13-years-old and ‘Stupid Boy’ was on my friend’s MySpace page, and that was the song […]

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Maren Morris, FGL and Chris Stapleton score non-country noms at this year’s Teen Choice awards

Voting is now underway for the 2018 Teen Choice awards, with plenty of country acts showing up in non-country categories. Both Maren Morris and Florida Georgia Line are up for Choice Collaboration for their hits “The Middle” and “Meant to Be,” while FGL also scored a nod for Choice Music Group. They’re competing against the likes of pop stars Maroon 5 and Fifth Harmony for the honor. Chris Stapleton even has a shot at Choice Song, for his duet with Justin Timberlake on his single, “Say […]

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What are Jennifer Nettles and Josh Groban up to?

It looks like Jennifer Nettles and crooner Josh Groban are up to something. The “You Raise Me Up” hitmaker shared a picture of the two together in the studio on Thursday, adding “Me. Nettles. Oh my goodness my ears and voice are happy. Stay tuned.” Jennifer tweeted the photo as well, saying simply “Oh hi!” Josh is currently working on a new album for release this fall, so it’s possible their collaboration is for that.  As we wait for more details, Jennifer’s currently […]

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Watch now: Keith Urban rehearses for opening night of the Graffiti U Tour

Friday night, Keith Urban sets his Graffiti U World Tour in motion in St. Louis, Missouri. Fans can expect lots of material from the album the tour is named for, as well as “some reworking of older songs,” Keith tells Billboard, making sure to add, “without tinkering too much, because people want to sing along,” His wife Nicole Kidman and their two daughters will join him some of the time on the road. “What I try to do is go to the […]

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Take Your Time: Sam Hunt explains the delay in making album #2

If you’re wondering what’s happened to Sam Hunt’s follow-up to his 2014 breakthrough, Montevallo — well, the Georgia native isn’t too proud to admit things haven’t come together like he’d hoped. “I keep saying that I’m gonna carve out time to get home and really devote my time and energy to creating an album,” he explains. “But I feel like I’m just sort of getting by by the skin of my teeth the past couple years.” “So I’m […]

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