Kenny Chesney Announces ‘Songs for the Saints’ Album

Kenny Chesney announced details of his upcoming 12-song project, Songs for the Saints. Set for release on July 27, the record will cover many life changes Chesney has gone through in the past several years. “So much has happened since I went off the road in 2016,” Chesney shared in a press release. “And all of it, in one way or another, has ended up on this record. It’s special to me because of what it says – to me, and for me – about life, the world around us, how fragile it all can be and about somehow still finding the best parts of you, and moving towards them.”  Chesney wrote or co-wrote five tracks featured on Songs for the Saints. The project will feature first time songwriters and surprise collaborations.

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Maren Morris And Zedd Perform ‘The Middle’ Together Live For First Time

On Saturday, April 28, Maren Morris went on stage at OMNIA in Las Vegas to join Zedd to perform ‘The Middle.”  The song is is currently at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, where it’s spent 12 weeks on the chart since its January debut and the premiere of its visual at the 2018 Grammy Awards. Morris and Zedd enjoyed the performance and Morris later commented that it was her “first time hearing the song this loud” after the sun came up in Sin City. Check out a clip of Morris singing along with Zedd and their Vegas crowd below.

Maren Morris and Zedd Perform ‘The Middle’ Together Live For the First Time [Watch]

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Dierks Bentley & Del McCoury Sing The National Anthem Before Game 1 Of The Nashville Predators 2nd Round Playoff Series

Before Game 1 of the Nashville Predators second round playoff series versus the Winnipeg Jets on April 27, Dierks Bentley and bluegrass great Del McCoury teamed up to perform the National Anthem. Dierks also had the honor of singing the anthem during the Preds 2017 playoff run. During the Nashville Predators 2018 playoff run, which began on April 12 against the Colorado Avalanche, Rascal Flatts had the honor of singing the national anthem before Game 1, while Brad Paisley and Maren Morris handled the duties before Game 2 on April 14 and Game 5 on April 20, respectively. You can check out Dierks and Del singing the the Nationla Anthem in the article below.

Predators national anthem singer: Dierks Bentley, Del McCoury sing ahead of Game 1

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Brantley Gilbert To Raise Funds For Waffle House Shooting Hero At Nashville Orchestra Concert

At an impromptu press conference on Wednesday, April 25, country star Brantley Gilbert announced plans to give back to the Nashville community following the mass shooting that took place in a Waffle House on Sunday (April 23). During the massacre, a gunman claimed the lives of four people before 29-year-old customer James Shaw Jr. wrestled the gun away from the shooter, causing him to flee the scene. Shaw has since been heralded as a hero, and he also subsequently organized a GoFundMe page to assist victims of the shooting, which quickly met its $15,000 goal. When Gilbert heard Shaw’s story, he felt compelled to get involved: “When you see someone like James, who just jumped up and did what he did — and you think about the lives he saved, you realize what a special kind of guy he is,” the country singer said in a press release. Gilbert and his manager created a special design for T-shirts that read “I Believe in Heroism,” which will be sold at Gilbert’s May 4 performance. Joining Gilbert at the press conference was rock group Dashboard Confessional’s frontman Chris Carrabba, who also pledged to sell the T-shirts at his May 11 appearance at the Ryman auditorium.

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Old Dominion Add More Dates To Their “Happy Endings” Tour

Old Dominion have extended their tour dates to hit more cities across the U.S. and U.K. through fall and winter 2018. The band will end 2018 with stops at several arenas in major cities — Dublin, London, Belfast, Glasgow and more in the U.K. — and Knoxville, Tenn., Rochester, N.Y., Bismarck, N.D. and Las Cruces, N.M. from October to December. Old Dominion are bringing returning opening act Michael Ray on the road, along some up-and-coming artists: Walker Hayes, Granger Smith and the duo High Valley. The band have scored back-to-back No. 1 singles with “No Such Thing as a Broken Heart” and “Written in the Sand,” in addition to earning their first win at the ACM Awards for Vocal Group of the Year. The second leg of the Happy Endings Tour begins on Oct. 4 at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum.  Full list of tour dates are linked in the article below.

Old Dominion Expand ‘Happy Endings’ Tour After 2017 No. 1 Album: ‘It’s Cool That We’re Getting to Do This’

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Maren Morris Shares Wedding Video On One-Month Anniversary Of Her Nuptials

One month to the day after Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd were married, they are showing more details of their big day in a video. A synopsis of the highlights of Morris and Hurd’s wedding day are shared. “One month ago, I married my best friend and we threw a kickass wedding. Hope y’all enjoy,” Morris captioned the video. Morris and Hurd tied the knot March 24 in Nashville, with Hurd in a blue suit and Morris wearing a non-traditional wedding gown inspired by her mother’s. The pair met as co-writers when they were both getting their start as songwriters in Nashville. 

Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd Release Vintage-Tinged Wedding Video

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Miranda Lambert Dating Evan Felker From Turnpike Troubadours

Less than two months after splitting with ex-boyfriend Anderson East, it seems that Miranda Lambert has moved into a new relationship.  According to reports, Lambert has started dating musician Evan Felker from Turnpike Troubadours. Felker’s group is currently opening for Lambert on her Livin’ Like Hippies Tour. Various sources are saying that their relationship “just happened” when Lambert and Felker “started spending a lot more time together while on the road.” Lambert and East were together for two years before rumors began to circulate that they had broken up early in 2018. Felker married his wife, Staci Nelson, in September of 2016 and the couple were married at the time he began touring with Lambert in January. According to divorce documents, Felker’s wife filed for divorce on Feb. 28, 2018. Lambert and Felker have not commented on the rumors about a romance.

Miranda Lambert Dating Turnpike Troubadours Singer Evan Felker After Anderson East Split: Report

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Keith Urban And Nicole Kidman Perform Surprise Duet

Keith Urban and his wife, Nicole Kidman, teamed up for a surprise duet for an exclusive crowd in Nashville at a Spotify Fans First event on April 23. Keith and Nicole performed a special version of his hit, “Parallel Line”.  The duet seemed unplanned as Nicole was sitting in the audience at the beginning of Keith’s set. He then pointed her out in the audience, and when she knew she had been spotted by everyone, Nicole finally raised her hand in the air before Keith invited her up on stage. The couple then began singing the chorus to his romantic tune. The event was to promote Keith’s new album, Graffiti U, which will be available on Friday, April 27. Check out the duet below.

Keith Urban & Nicole Kidman Channel Singer-Songwriter Perfection In Romantic, Acoustic Duet Of ‘Parallel Line’

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Florida Georgia Line Marks 14th No. 1 With ‘Meant to Be’ Featuring Bebe Rexha

Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line just scored their 14th No. 1 single. Their collaboration with Bebe Rexha, “Meant to Be,” hit the top of both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart. “Meant to Be” was also recently nominated for Top Country Song at the upcoming Billboard Music Awards on May 20. “From day one, this song was just meant to be,” says Tyler. “Bebe jumped in on a canceled writing session last minute and now it’s going down in history.” The tune has also resided atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for 21 weeks, which is the third longest reign in the history of the chart. “It’s been nothing but good vibes to see it take off and inspire,” says Brian. “Its message is a positive one and [that’s] why I think it’s connecting with those who hear it. We can’t thank country radio enough for all of the support.”

Florida Georgia Line Marks 14th No. 1 with ‘Meant to Be’

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Jason Aldean’s ‘Rearview Town’ Tops Billboard’s 200 All-Genre Chart

Jason Aldean‘s new album “Rearview Town” debuts atop Billboard 200, marking his fourth No. 1 effort on the chart. “Rearview Town” scores the largest week for a country album since Kenny Chesney’s “Live in No Shoes Nation” arrived at No. 1 with 219,000 units in November 2017. Furthermore, it is the first country album to top the charts this year. Aldean’s first single from the album, “You Make It Easy,” peaked at No. 28 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, marking his 15th top 40 single. 

Jason Aldean Notches Fourth Straight #1 Album, as ‘Rearview Town’ Opens With 183,000

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