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FGL and Shelton Lead Billboard Country

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Florida Georgia Line continues atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with “H.O.L.Y.” for the week ending July 2. Blake Shelton stood atop the Billboard Top Country Albums chart with “If I’m Honest.” On the songs chart, Luke Bryan was second with “Huntin’, Fishin’ & Lovin’ Every Day,” switching spots …

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Songwriters Nominated for Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

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A dozen songwriters were nominated to join the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, it was announced Thursday. In the Songwriter category, Aaron Barker, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Frank Dycus, Alex Harvey, Jim McBride, Gary Nicholson, Jim Rushing and Russell Smith were nominated. In the Songwriter/Artist category: Arthur Alexander, Amy Grant, Townes …

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Drake White Set To Release “Spark”

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Drake White will release his debut album, “Spark,” on Dot Records Aug. 19 “Livin’ the Dream” was released as a single from the disc. White is on the road with Zac Brown Band’s Black Out the Sun Tour as an opening act. “It is such a blessing for me to …

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Bluegrass Legend Ralph Stanley Dead at 89

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Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley has passed away at the age of 89. Stanley passed away peacefully in his sleep after a battle with skin cancer. Stanley and his brother Carter helped to spread bluegrass music.  Stanley gained notoriety late in his life for the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? Stanley …

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Steven Tyler Set To Play Today Show

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Steven Tyler will headline NBC’s Today show Citi Concert Series tomorrow. Performing live from Rockefeller Plaza, the Aerosmith front man will preview tracks from his debut solo album, “We’re All Somebody From Somewhere,” out July 15 worldwide on Dot Records, which is part of the Big Machine Label Group. Following …

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Kenny Chesney to Perform at Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular

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Country star Kenny Chesney is set to perform at Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular. Meghan Trainor and 5 Seconds of Summer will also perform. Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular will be televised live on NBC. At the end of the evening there will be a 25-minute synchronized fireworks display, …

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Songwriter Freddy Powers Dead at 84

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Songwriter Freddy Powers has passed away at the age of 84 from complications of Parkinson’s Disease. Freddy Powers was raised in Seminole, Texas. His music career began with him playing in a family band.  Powers found his way to Fort Worth, Texas where he was introduced to Willie Nelson. Nelson …

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Margo Smith Placed in Intensive Care in Florida

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Country singer Margo Smith has been placed in intensive care in Florida.  The singer is currently battling pneumonia and other medical problems. Smith is currently in the Ocala, Florida. Regional Medical Center. Smith is known for her country hits in the 1970s, as well as, her gospel music and yodeling. …

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