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Dixie Chicks Speak Out on Orlando Shooting During New York Concert


Following the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida the Dixie Chicks paid tribute to victims of the attack at their Madison Square Garden concert on Monday night in New York. Natalie Maines, shared a heartfelt message of love to the audience. “We cannot let the hatred and the anger …

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Luke Bryan Asks for Moment of Silence for Orlando During CMA Fest


Luke Bryan took the stage just hours after the Orlando shooting and called for a moment of siilence for the Orlando shooting victims. Bryan said to fans, “let’s think about all those families that have been affected in Orlando, Florida and what happened in our great nation last night, so …

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Reba McEntire Says It ‘Wasn’t My Choice’ to Become Her Own Manager


Reba McEntire intended to keep her professional relationship going with her ex husband manager, Narvel Blackstock. In March Reba and Narvel decided to end their professional relationship and Reba took on the role of manager for herself. Reba told The Contributor: “I was pretty much forced to do it,” she said. …

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AmericanaFest 2016 Announces Second Round of Performers


The Americana Music Association unveiled its second round of AmericanaFest 2016 performers. The Americana Music Festival runs fromSeptember 20-25 in Nashville, TN. Below is a list of the confirmed performers. Current List of Confirmed Performers: Aaron Lee Tasjan The Accidentals Amanda Shires Amelia Curran The Americans Amy Helm Aoife O’Donovan …

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Dierks Bentley Has Best Sales Week of His Career With ‘Black’


Dierks Bentley is having the best sales week of his entire career.  His album, Black, has sold over 101,000 units since it was released. The song “Somewhere on a Beach” was number one for multiple weeks.  “Different for Girls” is the most added song at Country Radio.  More than 100 …

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2016 CMT Music Awards Winners


The CMT Music Awards took place Wednesday night and we have a complete list of the winners and nominees. Video of the Year Tim McGraw, “Humble and Kind” (WINNER) Blake Shelton, “Sangria” Cam, “Burning House” Carrie Underwood, “Smoke Break” Chris Stapleton, “Fire Away” Florida Georgia Line, “Sippin’ on Fire” Jason …

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RaeLynn Signs With Warner Music Nashville


RaeLynn has been signed to Warner Bros. Records/Warner Music Nashville. RaeLynn made it official by signing her recording contract at a private party on Tuesday night (June 7) at Aurora Studio in downtown Nashville. She also performed some new songs from her upcoming album. She is managed by Kerry Hansen at Big …

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‘Nashville’ Nearing Season Five Deal With New Network


CMT might be picking up Nashville for a fifth season. While it has not yet been confirmed, CMT has expressed interest in the show. CMT was just one of five buyers considering Nashville after ABC cancelled the show. Nashville’s ratings (1.8 rating in adults 18-49, 6.7 million viewers overall) are the type …

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Carrie Underwood to Perform at 2016 CMT Music Awards


Carrie Underwood has been added to the list of performers at the CMT Music Awards. Underwood is nominationed for Video of the Year, Female Video of the Year and a CMT Performance of the Year. Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban are also expected to perform. The 2016 CMT Awards will …

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Mark Chesnutt Announces First New Album in Six Years, ‘Tradition Lives’


Mark Chesnutt is set to release his first album in 6 years on July 8. The album is titled Tradition Lives. Tradition Lives was produced by Jimmy Ritchey Tradition Lives includes 12 new tracks. The album also includes a tribute Merle Haggard and  songwriter, Red Lane. TRADITION LIVES Track Listing 1. I’ve Got …

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