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Chris Janson interview with CMT

WHen I was in Nashville back in September I had the privilege of seeing Chris Janson live at the Grand Ole Opry. Never had I seen a guy with so much passion, charisma and a love for the fans as well as the music. He had humble beginnings, yet with his rise to stardom, he remains humble himself. As we learn below…

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Dolly’s Personalised Grammy Show

Dolly Parton got a Grammy show all her own when she was named MusiCares’ Person of the Year last Friday in Los Angeles.

As the first country artist to receive the award, Parton was honored for her continued philanthropy and support for a number of causes through the Dollywood Foundation and the Imagination Library, the latter of which has provided more than 100 million books to children in the U.S., Canada, Australia and the U.K.

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It’s a busy Spring for Reba!

Last year, Reba hosted the Academy of Country Music Awards, and she must’ve done an excellent job. Because the ACM has asked her back to host again this year. This marks Reba’s 16th time as host, even though she took a few years off — from 2013 to 2017 — when Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton and Dierks Bentley filled her shoes. The first time Reba hosted was way back in the 80s, with Mac Davis and John Schneider.

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A new addition for the Bryan family

“The righteous care for the needs of their animals, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.”

That is the Proverbs quote, the motto and the name of the dog rescue group in Nashville where Luke and Caroline Bryan just found Poochie.

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Podcast 59

On the CMNI Podcast 59 we talk to George Straight about his new single, we hear from Kacey Musgraves about her latest release and we talk about her amazing Grammy wins! Music from Montgomery Gentry, Boxcar Willie, Kenny Rogers and many more.

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Podcast 58 – Brad Paisley Special

On this special Podcast we celebrate all things Brad Paisley. Yes that’s right county fans! we take an in depth look at this king of the guitar. We look at each album from his first in 1999 right up to his latest single, ‘Bucked Off’. well worth the listen, you might find out something new! Lots of great Brad music and trivia. Why so you may ask!? He’s coming to Ireland in October!

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Baby joy for Adean

At around noon yesterday, Jason Aldean’s daughter Navy Rome made her debut, looking almost exactly like her big brother Memphis. Aldean and his wife Brittany both shared the news on social media on Monday evening. He said he was excited to see what the future held for his daughter, and she said she was 7 lbs. 12 oz. of pure preciousness.

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Podcast 57

On the latest instalment from CMNI we chat about George Straights long career, the Superbowl and Jordan Davis’ trip to school. Lots of great music as per usual from the likes of Jake Owen, Kenny Chesney, Maren Morris and many more

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Podcast 56

On Podcast 56 we talk to Dierks Bentley about working with the Brothers Osborne, we talk about Shania Twain’s new film and Alan Jackson’s long history in music. We also have music from Toby Keith, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood and much more.

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Ashley Monroe to Release “Sparrow Acoustic Sessions” EP on 15th Feb

GRAMMY-nominated Nashville artist Ashley Monroe on Friday announced the release of a brand new EP featuring five acoustic versions of songs from her critically-acclaimed fourth album ‘Sparrow’, and shared one of the tracks – “Wild Love” (listen here / watch here). ‘Sparrow (Acoustic Sessions)’ will be released on 15th February 2019 and is available to pre-order now.

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