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John Prine Runs the Gamut in The Tree of Forgiveness

Editor’s note: Produced by Grammy winner Dave Cobb, The Tree of Forgiveness was recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A with Prine’s longtime band and special guests Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires. On April 18, he celebrated its April 13 release with a private party at Nashville’s Melrose Billiard Parlor. Its title notwithstanding,... Read more »

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Jason Aldean’s Miranda Lambert Duet That Almost Wasn’t

If you think the idea of a Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert duet sounds familiar, you’re right. The two stars collaborated about nine years ago, on the Brett James and Hillary Lindsey penned “Grown Woman” from Aldean’s Relentless album. So much has changed for both of them since 2007, but guess what. Their voices still... Read more »

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The Math Behind Kenny Chesney’s Latest Tour

The numbers are in, and Kenny Chesney’s latest stadium tour is adding up to be one of his biggest, heaviest, longest and loudest. And then some. “All I want any time I get on a stage is to turn peoples’ bad days into something great, and take their great days and make them everything you... Read more »

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What If There Are No Song Ideas Left?

Some people might see a blank sheet of paper as a clean slate. But some look at it a little more warily; like how it represents a song you haven’t written or an idea you haven’t come up with. So do singer-songwriters in country music ever worry about running out of song ideas?

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Keith Urban Delivers Graffiti U in His Own Words

It’s interesting to know what country fans will ask their favorite artists when left to their own devices. There were plenty of those — fans, devices and fans using devices — at Houston Station Nashville on Monday (April 23) for an intimate Q&A and jam with Keith Urban to ring in the release week for... Read more »

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CMT Artist Discovery Adds Four Rising Artists

From a love worth fighting for to a love that never dies, even a love of the open road, these four artists are keeping love and joy at the center of their latest videos. Julia Cole Embedded from media.mtvnservices.com. It happens to every couple at some point — life starts to get in the way... Read more »

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Maren Morris Is the Nashville in “The Middle”

Maren Morris was on her honeymoon with Ryan Hurd when she got the exciting news — her pop collaboration “The Middle” with Zedd and Grey had officially topped the pop charts. One listen to her soulful, acrobatic vocal, and it’s self-evident that song was made for her. But it almost wasn’t hers at all. Embedded... Read more »

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EXCLUSIVE: How Sara Evans Relates to Rayna Jaymes

Throughout Nashville’s six seasons, anyone who has ever watched the drama has wondered: are the show’s characters based on real country stars? Longtime locals Callie Khouri (Thelma and Louise) and Steve Buchanan produce the series alongside Thirtysomething creators Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick. And they’re not going to settle for anything less than capturing the... Read more »

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Last Weekend’s Greatest Hits

Obviously, Nashville was all about their beloved Predators last weekend. But first, there were a few other things happening in the artists’ lives; things like Coachella. Tim McGraw hit up California’s Coachella music festival for Beyoncé’s performance. And then Carrie Underwood threw her parents Steve and Carole a 50th anniversary party. Kelsea Ballerini and her... Read more »

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How a Change Did Jake Owen Some Good

With a new label, an epic new video, and a brand new outlook, this new season of life looks to be his best yet. Sheryl Crow once famously sang, “A change’ll do you good,” and if you need proof of that, just ask Jake Owen. The country star has entered into a brand new season... Read more »

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