Will Hoge to release new album “Never Give In” on October 15

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Grammy-nominated recording artist Will Hoge will release his new album NEVER GIVE IN on 10/15. The apt album title also serves as the life motto for the Nashville native who catapulted into the national spotlight with the release of his top-selling single "Strong." Providing the musical backdrop for General Motor's 2014 Chevy Silverado nationwide ad campaign, the song has sold well over 100,000 copies to date and is currently climbing the Country radio charts.

Produced by Hoge, NEVER GIVE IN showcases his soulful voice and storytelling prowess on all 11 tracks. The critically acclaimed singer-songwriter penned every song featured on the project including "Strong," the newly added bonus track. 

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Krystal Keith releases lyric video for “Get Your Redneck On” and reveals album details

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Show Dog-Universal Music will release Whiskey & Lace, the
debut album from Krystal Keith, December 10. Produced by Krystal's father Toby
Keith and Mark Wright, the album is advanced by debut single "Get Your Redneck
On," which recently impacted at radio.

Written
by Krystal and noted producer Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift, Keith Urban), the
song was also produced by Chapman. Taste Of Country recently
noted the song as its Critic's Pick for "an understated, organic performance
that allows Keith to introduce her own unique personality. There's something
deliciously rebellious about the chorus." 

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Carrie Underwood surprised by three plaques for gold and platinum this week

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Congratulations to Carrie Underwood who was surprised with with three plaques this week by the Chairman of Sony Music Nashville, Gary Overton. 

Via www.carrieunderwoodofficial.com:

Following her “Sound of Music” rehearsal in New York City on Monday, Carrie Underwood was pleasantly surprised by Gary Overton, Chairman & CEO, Sony Music Nashville. Overton presented Underwood with three shiny plaques commemorating recent RIAA certifications – “Good Girl” recently reached Double Platinum song award status for over 2 million downloads, “Two Black Cadillacs” is now Platinum for over 1 million downloads and her debut DVD, The Blown Away Tour: LIVE, reaches the Gold threshold. 

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Cassadee Pope, ‘Frame By Frame’ — Album Review

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"The Voice" season 3 winner Cassadee Pope lands this week (Oct. 8) with her solo debut country record. Titled "Frame By Frame," the 23-year-old, who signed with Big Machine Label Group soon after taking the crown last year, ventures to prove naysayers wrong by exploring her roots. On the album's 11 tracks, the singer-songriter (and former Hey Monday front woman) fuses her pop-rock sensibilties with contemporary country sounds (e.g. country-pop flair). Cassadee finds a delicate balance between Taylor Swift's "Red" and Carrie Underwood's "Blown Away," both striking, cool and youthful.

"Frame By Frame" is certainly not country by purist standards (save for the emotionally tender "11"), but when the mainstream is populated by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton taking their beer-swigging turns at hip-hop, you can't really fault Cassadee for incorporating diverse sounds on her record. Like Shania Twain before here, there are glimmering hints of fiddle, mandolin and steel guitar, all peppered throughout the boisterous pop elements.

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