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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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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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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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Mike Fisher sings praises for his and Carrie’s New Born

Shortly after Carrie Underwood shared the big news about her brand new baby boy Jacob Bryan, born on 21st January, her husband Mike Fisher got emotional in his own Instagram post about their second son.

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Cassadee Pope debuts new single “If My Heart Had a Heart”

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Cassadee Pope premieres powerful new single “If My Heart Had A Heart” ahead of the February 1st release of STAGES, which Billboard has declared one of the “40 Most Anticipated Albums of 2019.” Following previously released tracks “Take You Home” and “One More Red Light,” which celebrate the excitement of new love, the emotional ballad offers listeners a glimpse into a different side of STAGES, encapsulating the vulnerability and pain of heartbreak (see full track list below). Listen to “If My Heart Had A Heart” here, and pre-order STAGES here.

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Brothers Osborne debut on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Brothers Osborne last night  performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Marking their Tonight Show debut, the reigning ACM and CMA Vocal Duo of the Year will perform their current single “I Don’t Remember Me (Before You)” which they co-wrote with Shane McAnally and Matt Dragstrem. “I Don’t Remember Me (Before You)” is featured on the duo’s critically-acclaimed sophomore album, Port Saint Joe, and continues to garner praise from critics with Rolling Stone calling it, “a stunner of a love song.”

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CMNI Podcasts fully available on Apple Itunes

As of last year we started listing our Podcasts on Apple’s iTunes platform. CMNI’s podcasts always been available on the Country Music NI website to stream and download, but the step was also taken in 2018 to make them more accessible, especially when listening on portable devices.

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