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Lady Antbellum part with Capitol Nashville to sign with BMLG

Lady Antebellum are now part of the Big Machine Label Group family. The country trio announced their signing with BMLG on Tuesday (Sept. 4).
Lady Antebellum were previously signed to Capitol Records Nashville, part of the Universal Music Group family. Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott signed with Capitol Nashville in July of 2007. They released six full-length studio albums, as well as one Christmas record and two EPs, with the label.

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“The band will never be the same again” – George Strait

George Strait has issued a statement following the death of his longtime drummer, Mike Kennedy, in a car accident on last Friday (Aug. 31), in Lebanon, Tennessee. On Facebook, the country superstar says it’s “hard to put into words how much Mike’s passing has affected us all.”

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O&O To release debut EP ‘Truth Comes Out’

Following a packed summer of festivals including Cambridge Folk, Buckle & Boots, and Black Deer; tour dates and radio airplay across the UK including multiple BBC radio appearances, London-based Americana duo O&O have announced the Sept 21st release of their long-awaited debut EP ‘Truth Comes Out’, and revealed the lead single of the same name, available to stream now (listen here) and to download immediately for fans who pre-order the EP. Along with the title track, this new release features a total of four brand new songs including previous single ‘Tears In The Rain‘, the video for which premiered last month on The Bluegrass Situation.

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Country Music reacts to CMA nominations

A long list of country stars got some very, very good news first thing on Tuesday morning (Aug. 28) when the CMA Awards nominations were announced.

And some took to social media immediately to share the news with their fans, and share how honored they were just to be nominated. Some of the first artists to put their gratitude into words on Twitter were Luke Bryan, Midland, Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion, Little Big Town, Maddie & Tae, Kelsea Ballerini, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Sugarland and more.

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CMA Award Nominees Announced

As a nominee in five categories including entertainer of the year, Chris Stapleton leads the list of nominees at the 52nd annual CMA Awards. Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Chris Janson, Miranda Lambert, Midland, Thomas Rhett and Keith Urban follow close behind with three nominations each.

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Holloway Road announce new music

Holloway Road have announced their third EP Broke, which is due for release on Sept 14th 2018, and shared the first single ‘Hang Over Here’, available to stream today and to download immediately for fans who pre-order the EP. The duo are celebrating the announcement tomorrow (Sat Aug 25th) with their highest gig to date at The Shard, the tallest building in London as part of their Summer Sessions series; before wrapping up a busy festival season at The Long Road in a few weeks, alongside artists like Carrie Underwood, The Shires and Charlie Worsham.

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Chase Rice’s viral hit ‘Eyes on You’ earls No.1 most added at Country Radio

Broken Bow Records’ Platinum-certified artist Chase Rice made a triumphant return to country radio with his new single, “Eyes On You,” becoming the No. 1 Most Added song in the format. The mid-tempo ballad paints a picture of a man so in love with a woman that nothing else in the world can take his eyes away from her. Hitting the U.S. Viral 50 Chart immediately after its release, “Eyes On You” was an instant fan-favorite on streaming services, having been streamed over 50 million times worldwide already – averaging more than 250,000 streams daily – before even being announced as a radio single.

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New single ‘Better Boat’ from Kenny Chesney

After the romping coming together in a divided world “Get Along” broke Billboard‘s Country Airplay Chart record for the Most Country No. 1s by an artist, Kenny Chesney returns to country radio with the life-changing “Better Boat.” A song of grace in the face of humanity, it empowers without overpowering.

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Carrie has big news!

Early on Wednesday morning, Carrie Underwood tweeted a video sharing the news about her Cry Pretty 360 tour. But first, the baby.

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PHOTOS: Best Quotes from CMA Fest

Nashville has become a must-see international destination because of groundbreaking shows like CMT’s Nashville and concert events like CMA Fest. Everywhere downtown during the 47th annual event in June was packed with fans from all over the world including all 50 states and 36 foreign countries. Concert magic from the 2018 concerts will be showcased during a three-hour concert special airing Wednesday (Aug. 8) with hosts Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett.

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