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Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus' 'Old Town Road' Featured in 'Rambo: Last Blood' Trailer

Taste of Country News - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 11:44

The cross-genre viral hit of 2019 has found yet another audience.

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Thomas Rhett Reminisces About His First Truck “Fergie” That Inspired New Song, “That Old Truck”

Nash Daily News - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 11:18

Thomas Rhett will release his fourth studio album, Center Point Road, on May 31. The 16-song album takes its name from the street in TR’s Hendersonville, Tenn., hometown that shaped much of his life experiences.

TR co-penned every track on the album, heightening the nostalgic quality of many of the songs, including the title track, “Almost” and “That Old Truck,” which Thomas Rhett says was inspired by his first truck, “Fergie.” Penned by TR, Julian Bunetta, Kamron Kimbro and Ryan Tedder, “That Old Truck” is likely to have listeners conjuring up recollections of their first automobile.

TR sat down with Nash Country Daily to share the story behind his first truck.

“My granddaddy gave it to me when I turned 15—it was a silver Ford, F-150, FX4,” says Thomas Rhett to NCD. “I named it ‘Fergie.’ When I describe what this song means when I play it live, I always talk about how it’s kinda strange that I wrote a love song about my first vehicle. But I think anybody who got their first car when they were 15 or 16, you’ve got more memories in that vehicle than you do probably in most places in your life. If that truck or car had ears, it would know more about you than probably your best friends do. It was really interesting to write about that truck because it really meant so much to me, and I did so much in it and experienced so many cool things—driving to football practice, driving to school, picking up a girl on a first date, first kiss, first break-up. It’s definitely one of my favorite songs that I’ve gotten to be a part of.”

Listen to “That Old Truck” below.

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Listen to Ronnie Milsap Duet With Dolly Parton on New Single, “Smoky Mountain Rain”

Nash Daily News - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 10:30

Earlier this year, Country Music Hall of Fame member Ronnie Milsap released a new album that features duets with an A-list cast, including Billy Gibbons, Luke Bryan, Dolly Parton, Jason Aldean, Willie Nelson, Lucy Angel, Kacey Musgraves, Little Big Town, George Strait, Jessie Key, Leon Russell, Steven Curtis Chapman and Montgomery Gentry.

The 13-track collection, Ronnie Milsap: The Duets, includes one of Troy Gentry’s final recordings on the Montgomery Gentry/Ronnie duet, “Shakey Ground.” In addition, Leon Russell, who passed away in 2016, is featured on “Misery Loves Company.” The album was recorded at Ronnie’s Place, the Nashville studio Ronnie owned from the late 1970s until 1995.

On June 17, Ronnie will ship his duet with Dolly Parton on “Smoky Mountain Rain” to country radio as the album’s lead single. Penned by Kye Fleming and Dennis Morgan, “Smoky Mountain Rain” became a No. 1 hit for Ronnie after its release in 1980.

For the new single, Dolly joins Ronnie to deliver a modern take on the classic hit, which you can listen to below.

Ronnie Milsap: The Duets

  1. “Southern Boys and Detroit Wheels” ft. Billy Gibbons
  2. “Stranger in My House” ft. Luke Bryan
  3. “Smoky Mountain Rain” ft. Dolly Parton
  4. “Prisoner of the Highway” ft. Jason Aldean
  5. “A Woman’s Love” ft. Willie Nelson
  6. “Happy Happy Birthday” ft. Lucy Angel
  7. “No Getting Over Me” ft. Kacey Musgraves
  8. “Lost in the Fifties” ft. Little Big Town
  9. “Houston Solution” ft. George Strait
  10. “What a Woman Can Mean to a Man” ft. Jessie Key
  11. “Misery Loves Company” ft. Leon Russell
  12. “You’re Nobody” ft. Steven Curtis Chapman
  13. “Shakey Ground” ft. Montgomery Gentry

photos by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com

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CMT Awards Add Performers Runaway June, Morgan Wallen, Jordan Davis, Jimmie Allen & More

Nash Daily News - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 10:12

CMT announced an additional round of artists scheduled to perform at the CMT Awards on June 5: Jimmie Allen, Jordan Davis, Mitchell Tenpenny, Morgan Wallen, Runaway June and Tenille Townes. The aforementioned names are all nominated for Breakthrough Video of the Year and will perform on the Ram Truck Side Stage.

Previously announced performers include Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, Boyz II Men, Brandi Carlile, Brett Young, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Luke Combs, Sheryl Crow, Tanya Tucker, Trombone Shorty and Zac Brown Band.

A number of artists will collaborate onstage, including Brandi Carlile and Tanya Tucker; Brett Young and Boyz II Men; Thomas Rhett, Little Big Town and Trombone Shorty; and Sheryl Crow and Maren Morris.

CMT boasts the event will feature a “record-breaking number of performances.” Hosted by Little Big Town, the fan-voted award show will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on June 5 at 7 p.m. CT. Voting is now open at cmt.com until 11:59 p.m. ET on June 4.

Check out the nominations below.

Video of the Year: Best video of the year; awarded to the artist and the video director. Final nominees announced the morning of the show, with final voting held on social media during the live telecast.

  • Carrie Underwood – “Cry Pretty”
  • Chris Janson – “Drunk Girl”
  • Cole Swindell – “Break Up in the End”
  • Dan + Shay – “Speechless”
  • Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne – “Burning Man”
  • Eric Church – “Desperate Man”
  • Florida Georgia Line – “Simple”
  • Kacey Musgraves – “Rainbow”
  • Kane Brown – “Good as You”
  • Keith Urban feat. Julia Michaels – “Coming Home”
  • Kelsea Ballerini – “Miss Me More”
  • Luke Combs – “She Got the Best of Me”
  • Maren Morris – “GIRL”
  • Zac Brown Band – “Someone I Used To Know”

Male Video of the Year: Best video by a male artist; awarded to the artist

  • Cole Swindell – “Break Up in the End”
  • Eric Church – “Desperate Man”
  • Jason Aldean feat. Miranda Lambert – “Drowns The Whiskey”
  • Kane Brown – “Lose It”
  • Kenny Chesney – “Get Along”
  • Luke Bryan – “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset”
  • Thomas Rhett – “Life Changes”

Female Video of the Year: Best video by a female artist; awarded to the artist

  • Brandi Carlile – “The Joke”
  • Carly Pearce – “Closer To You”
  • Carrie Underwood – “Love Wins”
  • Kacey Musgraves – “Space Cowboy”
  • Kelsea Ballerini – “Miss Me More”
  • Maren Morris – “GIRL”
  • Miranda Lambert – “Keeper of the Flame”

Duo of the Year: Best video by a duo; awarded to the artists

  • Brothers Osborne – “I Don’t Remember Me (Before You)”
  • Dan + Shay – “Speechless”
  • Florida Georgia Line – “Simple”
  • LOCASH – “Feels Like A Party”
  • Maddie & Tae – “Friends Don’t”
  • Sugarland feat. Taylor Swift – “Babe”

Group Video of the Year: Best video by a group; awarded to the artists

  • Eli Young Band – “Love Ain’t”
  • LANCO – “Born to Love You”
  • Little Big Town – “Summer Fever”
  • Midland – “Burn Out”
  • Old Dominion – “Hotel Key”
  • Zac Brown Band – “Someone I Used To Know”

Breakthrough Video of the Year: Best video from an artist’s major breakthrough album; awarded to the artist (male, female or group/duo)

  • Ashley McBryde – “Girl Goin’ Nowhere (At Marathon Music Works)”
  • Jimmie Allen – “Best Shot”
  • Jordan Davis – “Take It From Me”
  • Mitchell Tenpenny – “Drunk Me”
  • Morgan Wallen – “Whiskey Glasses”
  • Runaway June – “Buy My Own Drinks”
  • Tenille Townes – “Somebody’s Daughter”

Collaborative Video of the Year: Best video from a collaboration; awarded to the artists

  • Brantley Gilbert and Lindsay Ell – “What Happens In A Small Town”
  • Darius Rucker feat. Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Charles Kelley – “Straight To Hell”
  • Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne – “Burning Man”
  • Jason Aldean feat. Miranda Lambert – “Drowns The Whiskey”
  • Keith Urban feat. Julia Michaels – “Coming Home”
  • Sugarland feat. Taylor Swift – “Babe”

CMT Performance of the Year: Musical performance on a television show, series or variety special on CMT; awarded to the artist (individual, group or duo)

  • Boyz II Men and Brett Young – “Motownphilly” (CMT Crossroads)
  • Luke Combs and Leon Bridges – “Beautiful Crazy” (CMT Crossroads)
  • Maren Morris and Brandi Carlile – (“You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman” (2018 CMT Artists of the Year)
  • Brett Eldredge and Meghan Trainor – “Let You Be Right” (CMT Crossroads)
  • Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman and Gladys Knight – “I Can’t Make You Love Me” and “Help Me Make It Through the Night” (2018 CMT Artists of the Year)
  • Zac Brown Band and Shawn Mendes – “Keep Me In Mind” (CMT Crossroads)

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Luke Bryan Reveals 2019 Farm Tour Dates

Taste of Country News - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 10:10

He's supporting farmers again in 2019!

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Who Is Joanna Cotten? 5 Things You Need to Know

The Boot News - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 10:00

If you want to know who Cotten is, you've got to learn about "funkabilly" ...

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Luke Bryan Announces 2019 Farm Tour Dates

The Boot News - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 09:29

Get ready, Luke fans!

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Watch Florida Georgia Line Invite Fan Onstage to Fill in for Bebe Rexha During “Meant to Be” at Ryman Debut

Nash Daily News - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 09:10

Florida Georgia Line headlined its first show at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on May 29 for an invitation-only event that aired live on SiriusXM.

Over the course of the almost-90-minute set, the duo rattled off a number of their crowd-pleasing hits, including “H.O.LY.,” “Cruise,” “Anything Goes,” “Simple” and more.

One of the highlights of the night involved FGL’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard inviting a zealous fan onstage to sing “Meant to Be,” the duo’s record-setting No. 1 hit with Bebe Rexha. Without Bebe in tow, the female fan filled in admirably with her vocals and sweet dance moves to the delight of BK and T-Hubb.

Check out the performance below.

photo and video by Lauren Smith, Nash Country Daily

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Interview: Lady Antebellum Will 'Share a Little Bit of the Darker Sides' on New Album

The Boot News - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 09:01

There's a record coming -- and it's gonna get deep.

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Brothers Osborne: Staying Focused on the Moment Is 'Probably the Hardest Thing We Do'

The Boot News - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 09:00

In fact, TJ Osborne says the only place where he can truly be in the moment is onstage.

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PICTURES: Alabama Through the Years

The Boot News - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 08:27

When country group Alabama began seeing success, it was monumental.

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10 Things You Definitely Didn't Know About Luke Bryan

Taste of Country News - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 08:25

Think you know everything there is to know about Luke? You might need to double-check.

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Home Free Bring Fans' Memories to Life in New 'Remember This' Video [Exclusive Premiere]

Taste of Country News - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 08:01

They're including their fans in the special new clip.

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Alisan Porter, 'What If I Wake Up' [Exclusive Premiere]

The Boot News - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 08:00

Porter is a former 'The Voice' winner.

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Top 10 Wynonna Judd Solo Songs

The Boot News - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 07:58

Do you agree with our No. 1 pick?

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Dolly Parton + Carl Dean — Country's Greatest Love Stories

The Boot News - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 07:53

Parton is a superstar through and through, with a radiant personality, flashy style and penchant for always looking camera ready -- and her husband, Carl Thomas Dean, is the exact opposite.

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