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Blanco Brown…Led to Country Music by Tim McGraw

Long before Blanco Brown’s “The Git Up” became a streaming sensation, the Atlanta musician was a kid who loved visiting his aunty in rural Georgia. In a new interview with Time.com, he explains that hearing a Tim McGraw song introduced him to country music.

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Joe Nichols to share brand new acoustic versions of hit singles with fans ahead of first ever UK & Ireland tour dates in September

Joe Nichols has announced the release of brand new acoustic versions of two of his hit songs – ‘Yeah’ and ‘Sunny And 75’ – both out this Friday (2nd Aug), the first new music since the ‘Never Gets Old’ album and the ‘Never Gets Old: Traditional Country Series’ covers collection. Fans tuned into the Chris Country Radio breakfast show this morning to hear the premiere of ‘Sunny And 75’, and ‘Yeah’ will get a world exclusive first play on the BBC Radio 2 Country Show this Thursday (1st Aug) from 9pm.

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Nashville in Belfast kicks off this week

This week sees the return of a special week of events celebrating Belfast’s special link with Nashville, a link that goes back over 20 years. That connection has  evolved to include music, cultural and educational exchanges,  tourism and business development in both cities.

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Chace Rice announces UK dates..including Belfast

Chase Rice has announced his much-anticipated return to the UK & Europe in January 2020 following a mainstage performance at C2C Festival earlier this year, and the two-week US country radio #1 for his Gold-certified viral hit ‘Eyes On You’ (listen here).

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Chase Rice tops us country airplay charts for a second week with ‘Eyes on You’

With Gold-certified hit “Eyes On You” earning the top spot at US Country radio for the second consecutive week on both the Mediabase and Billboard charts, multi-Platinum entertainer Chase Rice, who performed on the main stage at C2C Festival in March, celebrates the result of years of hard work that have triumphantly culminated in his first No. 1 hit as an artist.

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Carrie Underwood Inducts Kelsea Ballerini into the Grand Ole Opry

Ever since she made her Grand Ole Opry debut on Valentine’s Day in 2015, Kelsea Ballerini, 25, has been absolutely crushing it.

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Grand Ole Opry’s Hal Ketchum, Afflicted by Alzheimer’s, Stops Performing

Singer-songwriter Hal Ketchum is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and has retired from performing. An announcement to that effect was posted by his wife, Andrea, on Facebook Sunday (April 14).

“He has been battling this for some time now,” the announcement said, “but because of his love for his fans he continued performing as long as it was possible … Hal is otherwise healthy and happy, enjoying time with his family and friends.”

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Keith Urban shows massive respect for our own Foy Vance

Go to London…hire a bike..everyone does! Even Keith Urban! Below Keith Urban shares the story of how he first discovered the man behind “Burden,” Irish singer-songwriter Foy Vance.

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US Country Star Joe Nichols Announces first UK tour

Multi-platinum, 4x GRAMMY-nominated US country artist Joe Nichols is set to play his first UK shows this September, in a series of intimate acoustic dates which will bring the ACM, Billboard, CMA, and CMT Award winning singer to London, Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham, following a headline appearance at Switzerland’s Country Night Gstaad Festival. Tickets for all UK shows are on sale tomorrow at 10am via AltTickets.com:

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LANCO’s Advice to Anyone with a “Rival”

LANCO’s Advice to Anyone with a “Rival” 

It seems songs about using your haters as your motivation, with kind of a how-do-you-like-me-now swagger, are making a comeback in country music

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