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New Release: The Band Perry

The Band Perry is having a great start this release week! Their self-titled debut album is #10 on iTunes Overall Albums Chart and #2 on iTunes Country Albums Chart! TBP are also on an amazing in-store run – so peep the dates below, as well as their dates opening for Alan Jackson.

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Toby Keith Edges Kenny Chesney for No. 1

In a battle of country music heavyweights, Toby Keith’s Bullets in the Gun edged out Kenny Chesney’s Hemingway’s Whiskey to take the Number One spot on the Billboard 200. But Keith’s latest LP, his fourth to grab the top spot, only sold 71,000 copies in its first week, making it the lowest-selling chart-topping debut in the history of the […]

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Garth Brooks, Reba sing for Loretta Lynn

Some of country music’s biggest stars gathered to salute Loretta Lynn at the fabled Ryman Auditorium in Nashville last night. The occasion was the to-be-televised Grammy Salute to Country Music, and the honoree hit the stage just once. Loretta and Garth Brooks joined voices about halfway through the tribute on “After the Fire Is Gone,” a […]

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Q&A with The Secret Sisters – (Way More Than 12 Questions)

Honest and meaningful music is what caught T. Bone Burnett’s ear. The Secret Sisters certainly caught our collective ear with their clean and close harmonies — they really are sisters, after all. Natives of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Lydia and Laura Rogers learned to harmonize in church and at family picnics performing classic gems by the […]

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Jamey Johnson’s ‘Guitar’ puts a new strum on country music

Jamey Johnson drives the last car Waylon Jennings owned, and he rents office space that the late guitarist and producer Chet Atkins once occupied. But the acclaimed singer and songwriter, whose new album is The Guitar Song, doesn’t see himself as a collector of country music history. He views himself more as a caretaker. “There’s no magic in those things at […]

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Taylor Swift sued by former manager over commissions

Taylor Swift‘s former manager, Dan Dymtrow, has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the country superstar, claiming Swift owes millions in commissions stemming from a contract she signed with him in 2004, when she was 14. The Hollywood Reporter says that Dymtrow, who has also worked with Britney Spears, was fired by Swift’s father Scott […]

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Dierks Bentley Adds Luke Bryan, Del McCoury to Miles & Music Event

Luke Bryan, Del McCoury, Laura Bell Bundy and Heidi Newfield, will join Dierks Bentley at his fifth annual Miles & Music for Kids celebrity motorcycle ride and concert set for Oct. 17. The hour-long ride begins at the Harley-Davidson dealership in Columbia, Tenn., and ends in downtown Nashville for the concert at Riverfront Park. Proceeds […]

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The Band Perry, Lee Brice Score First Gold Singles

The Band Perry and Lee Brice scored their first gold singles this week for achieving sales of 500,000 downloads each. The Band Perry’s single, “If I Die Young,” is featured on their self-titled debut album to be released Tuesday (Oct. 12). The trio — siblings Kimberly, Neil and Reid Perry — will tour withAlan Jackson in November. Brice’s gold […]

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