How you can help Weekend Warrior Brad Paisley send Love and War to the troops

Memorial Day is less than a week away, and Brad Paisley is hoping you’ll help him say thank you to America’s men and women who serve. From now through next Monday, for every copy of Brad’s new Love and War album that’s sold on his website, he’ll donate another disc to a current member of the U.S. Armed Forces or a veteran. This Saturday on tour, Brad marked Armed Services Day by calling local members […]

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Could Chris Janson’s “Fix a Drink” be the song of the summer?

Chris Janson is hoping his new single, “Fix a Drink,” is one you’ll have on repeat this summer. Ironically, the infectious tune came to life during a session where the “Buy Me a Boat” hitmaker and songwriter Chris DuBois just weren’t getting anywhere. “[We] were sitting on the back porch… smoking cigars, drinking Mt. Dews and we were working on a song and trying to woodshed one out…” Janson recalls. “And he goes, ‘Hey man, […]

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Clear a spot for Old Dominion in the Video of the Year category: “No Such Thing as a Broken Heart” is here

Old Dominion’s music video for “No Such Thing as a Broken Heart” just may be the coolest one ever, especially if you’re a child of the eighties or nineties. In the new clip, the five-man band transforms their music video into a video game. What begins as an ode to 1980s Atari morphs through several different levels as the guys literally navigate their way through the song. In the process, there’s an ode to a-ha’s […]

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For Sentimental Reasons: Lee Brice pays tribute to his “Boy(s)” on album #4

Lee Brice’s self-titled fourth studio album will arrive November 3, and the soon-to-be father of three reveals there are multiple reasons he chose “Boy” as the lead single. “First, Sara and I have two sons, Takoda and Ryker,” Lee says. “This song is a tribute to them. It’s my way of saying how proud I am to be their dad.” Takoda is nine and Ryker is three, and both are about to become big brothers. […]

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Granger Smith reveals how songwriting just “Happens Like That” on the FGL tour

Granger Smith’s just-released single, “Happens Like That,” was written while he was on the road with Florida Georgia Line, and FGL’s Tyler Hubbard even has a co-writing credit on the song. When Granger felt sure he’d hit on a good idea, the “Backroad Song” hitmaker reached out to Tyler to collaborate. “I texted him, ‘We’re onto something,’ and about 20 seconds later he was coming in the bus door,” Granger tells People. “He puts his […]

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Back to Us: How Jay, Joe Don and Gary rediscovered the Rascal Flatts magic

For Jay DeMarcus, Gary LeVox, and Joe Don Rooney, “Back to Us” is more than a song on Rascal Flatts’ tenth studio album. It became the obvious title for the project, after the trio did some serious soul-searching looking for a direction. “We talked about everybody in the world coming in to do our record, and it really pissed me off,” Jay jokes, “because I really wanted to do it badly.” “True story, actually!” Joe […]

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You can keep the car seat, Thomas Rhett’s daughter prefers to fly

It sounds like Thomas Rhett’s adopted daughter Willa Gray may be tailor-made to hit the road with dad. After a 7,000-mile, 30-hour trip from Uganda last week, TR says the 18-month-old was nothing but excited. “… Immediately, she got in my arms and was like, ‘Airplane!’” he tells People. “I thought, ‘Okay, you haven’t changed a bit and this isn’t fazing you at all!’” he says of the little one. While Willa apparently loves taking […]

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Lady A warms up for their world tour on Dancing with the Stars finale

Next week will be a busy one for Lady Antebellum, but they’ve found time to squeeze in a little dancing — Dancing with the Stars, that is. The trio will perform their top-15 hit, “You Look Good,” Tuesday night as DWTS stars pros Witney Carson, Hayley Erbert, Artem Chigvintsev and Gleb Savchenko strut their stuff. You can catch the season finale Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC. Wednesday, Lady A will also lend their […]

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How Brett Young realized the power of his wedding song

“In Case You Didn’t Know” is poised to be the second #1 for newcomer Brett Young, on the heels of his breakthrough chart-topper “Sleep Without You.” Even before his debut single peaked, there was no question what Brett’s follow-up should be, simply because “In Case You Didn’t Know” had become so popular as a wedding song. It got to be so big, in fact, that members of his own family were telling him about it. […]

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Brantley Gilbert joins the country baby boom

You can add Brantley Gilbert to the list of country stars with a baby on the way. Brantley and his wife Amber are expecting their first little one on November 17, and it’s something they’ve wanted from the time they wed in June 2015. Even though they’d been told it would be practically impossible for them to have a baby without in vitro fertilization, the two were still hesitant to start the process.  It turns […]

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