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Jack Ingram to Release First New Album Since 2009


Jack Ingram announced that he has signed to Rounder Records and will release his first new record in 7 years. Ingram expects to release the record, called Midnight Motel, in June. Ingram’s, Wherever You Are, was his first No. 1 song. Ingram hasn’t released a new record since 2009. Ingram will perform at South by Southwest …

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Rodney Atkins to Host Sixth Annual Music City Gives Back Concert


Rodney Atkins will host his sixth annual “Music City Gives Back” concert on Tuesday, June 7. “Music City Gives Back” benefits the W.O. Smith Music School. The event will take place near 5th Avenue and Demonbreun Street in downtown Nashville. The concert is free to the public and will start at 6:00 p.m. …

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County Music Hall Set To Exhibit Zac Brown Band


The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will explore Zac Brown Band’s rise to fame in “Homegrown: Zac Brown Band,” a career-spanning exhibition that opens July 22 and runs through July 2017. The exhibition will include stage wear, guitars, song manuscripts and photos from the band’s personal collection. “It’s …

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Willie Nelson Announces Annual Fourth of July Picnic


Willie Nelson has announced his annual Fourth of July Picnic is returning to Austin, Texas. More than 20 country music artists will perform this year. Some of the performers include: Nelson and his Family Band, Kris Kristofferson, Jamey Johnson with Alison Krauss, Lee Ann Womack, Brantley Gilbert, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Cody Johnson, …

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The Band Perry Signs Two New Deals


The Band Perry has a new record label. Two in fact. The trio confirmed via a tweet of a story in Hits Daily Double that they have signed with UMG Nashville and Interscope in a joint signing. TBP previously released two albums and one EP on Republic Nashville. Previous reports …

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Emilio Navaira Dead At Age 53

Emilio Navaira

Tejano star Emilio Navaira, who had two country albums during his career, died on Monday at 53 of a heart attack. Navaira released two English-language country albums, “Life is Good” and “It’s on the House,” using only his first name. His most successful crossover hit was 1995’s “It’s Not the …

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Florida Georgia Line and Keith Urban Lead Billboard Charts


Keith Urban debuted in first on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart with “Ripcord.” Florida Georgia Line stayed atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending May 28 with “H.O.L.Y.” On the albums chart, Cole Swindell debuted in second with “You Should Be Here.” Chris Stapleton’s “Traveller,” …

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Singer-Songwriter Guy Clark Dead at 74


Guy Clark has passed away at the age of 74. Clark had been battling cancer for several years. Clark wrote hits like: “Desperadoes Waiting for a Train,” “Magnolia Wind,” “LA Freeway” and “Magdalene.” Clark also wrote hits for other artists like: “Heartbroke” for Ricky Skaggs, “Oklahoma Borderline” for Vince Gill and “She’s Crazy for Leavin'” for …

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