“Singles You Up”: How an engagement inspired Jordan Davis’s hit about stealing another guy’s girl

Jordan Davis’s breakthrough hit, “Singles You Up,” happens to be a song about wanting to steal another guy’s girl. But the Louisiana native reveals the idea for the clever turn of a phrase actually came out of a very different situation. “My buddy I wrote that with had just gotten engaged,” Jordan tells ABC Radio. “We were messing with him about how he kind of out-kicked his coverage on his now-wife and we said that […]

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“Parallel Line”: Keith Urban gets romantic in new Aussie single

“Take a little bit of my heart tonight,” Keith Urban invites listeners, in his new song “Parallel Line.” The new tune is the second track the Aussie superstar has released from his forthcoming album Graffiti U, following “Female,” which is still scaling the U.S. chart. “Parallel Line” is Keith’s lead single in his native Australia. “Maybe it’s time we put our hearts in a parallel line,” he sings in the romantic, percussion-driven number that’s laced with seductive harmonies. […]

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Miranda Lambert will be pulling the “Little Red Wagon” on the Livin’ Like Hippies Tour

Miranda Lambert’s already adopted eight rescue dogs herself, and she’ll continue her animal activism on her new Livin’ Like Hippies Tour. At the entrance to each venue on the trek, her “Little Red Wagon” will be set up to accept dog food, treats, supplies and donations to benefit a local shelter, through her MuttNation Foundation non-profit. Fans who participate will be rewarded with the chance to win a meet-and-greet with the reigning CMA Female Vocalist […]

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LANCO’s Hallelujah Nights is a way of life

When LANCO decided they wanted to name their debut album after one of their songs, the closing track, “Hallelujah Nights,” ended up being the hands-down favorite.  “That song kind of just encompasses the themes of the album,” lead singer Brandon Lancaster explains. “We just wanted this album to reflect who we are and our relationships and our circumstances, and the things we’ve gone through,” Brandon says. “But at the same time, still living in that moment, still looking around […]

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Devin Dawson’s Dark Horse drawing was designed to draw you in

“All on Me” hitmaker Devin Dawson grew up in California, used to be in a successful rock band, and realized not long ago that he’s happier wearing all black and white.  So when it came time to create the cover art for his debut album, it’s no surprise that he decided to color outside the lines, so to speak. “I just had this vision of doing something a little different,” Devin tells ABC Radio. “[Album covers for] […]

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From Tootsie’s to the Ryman, Chris Janson is grateful to be a sell-out

Chris Janson’s February 5 show at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium is a sell-out. That accomplishment is especially sweet for the “Fix a Drink” hitmaker, since he started his career playing across the alley from the Ryman, at the famed Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge. “I could not be more grateful and excited to headline this sold-out show in town,” Chris says. “This is a highlight night in my career. I remember playing nights in the bar, seeing […]

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Grammys tribute to victims of concert violence will feature Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris & Eric Church

This Grammy Awards will feature past and present nominees coming together to honor those who lost their lives to gun violence and terrorism at various music events last year. Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris and Eric Church, all of whom performed at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas in October, will team up for this touching segment.  On October 1, during Jason Aldean’s set at the festival, gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire ot the crowd from his room at […]

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Keith duets with Kelsea and makes a college student’s night, during his pop-show in Nashville

Even if you couldn’t be in Nashville Wednesday night for Keith Urban’s pop-up show at Exit/In, you were able to experience a mini-concert from the Aussie superstar, thanks to his Facebook Live feed. After opening with “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” he delivered “Gone Tomorrow, Here Today,” “Somewhere in My Car” and “Wasted Time,” before revealing Graffiti U will be the title of both his new album and his summer trek. Tour opener Kelsea Ballerini joined Keith on stage for a […]

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“Woman, Amen”: Dierks Bentley’s lead single from The Mountain is a shout-out to his wife

Dierks Bentley released the lead single from his forthcoming album, The Mountain, on Wednesday.  Just like his #1 hit, “Black,” the song, “Woman, Amen” is a tribute to his wife Cassidy. “My wife and our relationship has been the one constant element in my life over all the ups and downs of my career and personal life,” Dierks says. “Our journey together has made me the man I am today. I doubt my heart would even recognize the […]

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LANCO books busy days and Hallelujah Nights to roll out debut album

It’s busy days and Hallelujah Nights for the guys in LANCO, as they prepare to release their debut album this Friday. Brandon Lancaster and company will follow their Tuesday performance of their #1 single “Greatest Love Story” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, by popping up in the next episode of The Bachelor.  You can watch for them Monday starting at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. “It’s a surreal feeling for us that the wait is over and our first record will […]

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