Check out the first episode of CMT’s first animated comedy BOUNTY HUNTERS today on CMT.com (from the mailbag)

Check out the first episode of CMT’s first animated comedy, BOUNTY HUNTERS, today on CMT.com. The 13-episode series premieres Saturday, July 13, at 10:00 p.m., ET/PT, starring the voices of…

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George Strait releases Newtown-inspired single “I Believe” (from the mailbag)

Country Music Hall of Fame member and MCA Nashville recording artist
George Strait has released “I Believe” as the new single from
his current album Love Is Everything and the follow-up to his 60th No.
1 “Give It All We Got Tonight” which named Strait the first musician in music
history to achieve the milestone. The May 2013 release is his 40th studio album,
produced by Strait and Tony Brown
 
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co-wrote the new single with his son, Bubba Strait, and
legendary songwriter Dean Dillon after watching the news
coverage of the tragic school massacre in Newtown, Conn. last December.  Having
lost his daughter at a young age, George felt as if it was a song he needed to
write.  Yet, when he was working on the album, he didn’t initially record the
song.  After listening to the playback of the album, Strait's wife Norma
insisted that he record the song so at the end of the session he asked the band
to record one more.  
 
“Like
everybody, I was watching the coverage on TV,” said Strait in an interview that
can be viewed HERE. “I know what these parents are going through. It’s the
worst thing that can happen to you in your life. To lose a child….there’s
nothing worse than that. So I started thinking about saying something about it.”
He continues, “It’s a statement of faith, is really what it is. It turned out
beautiful.”

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Craig Morgan releases new single “Wake Up Lovin’ You” (from the mailbag)

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Black River Entertainment recording artist and country music superstar Craig
Morgan is releasing his acclaimed new single, “Wake Up Lovin’ You,” today,
everywhere digital music is sold.  Impacting radio this week, “Wake Up Lovin’
You” is the lead single from an upcoming album due this September.
 
Produced
by Craig Morgan and Phil O’Donnell, the robust new single exemplifies Craig’s
trademark vocal abilities and is one of Craig’s edgiest singles to-date.  “Wake
Up Lovin’ You” is digitally available on iTunes and Amazon now.  A
heart-wrenching tale of indulgence and distraction, “Wake Up Lovin’ You”
demonstrates the power love has to hold on, even when desperately trying to let
it go.
 
“The new
Craig Morgan single feels like a game changer,” explains Michael Bryan OM/PD at
WSIX in Nashville. “I’m obsessed with the song.”

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Darius Rucker heads to Today show to debut new single (from the mailbag)

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On the heels of his RIAA Platinum-selling, two-week No. 1 smash single, “Wagon
Wheel,” Capitol recording artist Darius Rucker heads to New
York City, N.Y. to debut “Radio,” the second release off his latest album TRUE
BELIEVERS, which debuted at No. 1 in May.  In preparation for the “Radio”
release, Rucker will make appearances and perform the single on NBC’s “Today
Show” and CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman,” airing this Thursday, July 11. (Check local listings
for times.) 
 
“Radio”
officially hits country airwaves Monday, July
22. 

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