David Nail jams out at CMT Summer Concert Series

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David Nail performed a mini-concert for his fans underneath the Shelby Street pedestrian bridge on Wed. evening (June 25). Taking the stage with his guitar, the singer-songwriter rocked out on his well-known hits, including his most recent smash "Whatever She's Got." The gathering crowd cheered, bobbed their heads and waved Mountain Dew bottles in the air–the cold beverage creator were sponsors of the CMT-helmed event.

As the sun was blazing and teasing at the Nashville's cityscape, Nail proved that his live vocal delivery is not far off his recording one. While his performance style is rather static, that didn't matter. His voice soared over his lyrics, charring the air with his precision and calculated nature.

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Jon Pardi reveals he was stabbed multiple times when he was a teen

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Holy smokes! Jon Pardi revealed in an interview with Y108′s Jimmy and Monty back a few months ago that when he was a teen he was stabbed in the stomach after getting in a fight. 

“I got stabbed when I was 18, and there’s a 7 inch scar across my stomach. Oh, I just got in a fight, and I ended up getting him, and he pulled out a knife and… I got (stabbed) three times in the stomach, and two little slashes on my arms.”

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Rosanne Cash takes on Congress to defend the rights of artists

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Rosanne Cash headed to Washington, D.C. yesterday, Wednesday, June 25, where she testified in front of the House Judiciary Committee about musicians and their rights and concerns in this digital music age. 

“I am honored to have been asked by the Americana Music Association to represent musicians, songwriters and recording artists in these hearings. As a singer/songwriter who has been in the music business for 35 years, I look forward to sharing with Washington leaders some of the deep concerns all musicians share in the new digital economy. Creative people deserve fair compensation when their work is used by others,” Cash said in an earlier release.

Her full testimony (via American Songwriter / PDF) is after the jump …

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College Lacrosse star gets busted at Zac Brown Band concert for molesting sleeping woman

Chisolm mugshot via TSG Well here's a good reason never to fall asleep while at a concert.  Benjamin Chisolm, a 19-year-old college lacrosse star for University of Maryland, got himself busted on…

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Little Big Town releases new video for ‘Day Drinking’, announce name of next album

Little Big Town released the very summery music video for their current single Day Drinking yesterday. The group also recently spoke with Rolling Stone Country and revealed the name of…

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Sunny Sweeney hopes to provoke you with her new album

Sunny Sweeny VenganceSunny's current single Bad Girl Phase is available for download on iTunes now

Sunny Sweeney is ready to talk, or rather sing, about it all – the good, the bad, and the ugly—on her new album PROVOKED, a 13-song sampling from the songstress American Songwriter raves as “a modern country music singer with a retro streak.” After her first two albums, Heartbreaker’s Hall of Fame and Concrete, this critically acclaimed Texas honky-tonker isn’t about to play coy now. Sweeney has teamed up with Thirty Tigers to release her third album on August 5, 2014 with SiriusXM’s “The Highway” already championing the lead single “Bad Girl Phase.”  

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