Luke Bryan To Release Fouth Studio Album CRASH MY PARTY on August 13 (from the mailbag)

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Luke Bryan has announced the title of his highly anticipated forthcoming album,
Crash My Party, which will be in stores on August 13. Bryan revealed
the title and cover of the album to his fans yesterday on his official website
by challenging them to “uncover” tiles that were hiding the album cover image by
tweeting the hashtag #CrashMyParty. Over 4,000 tweets were sent within 30
minutes, making #CrashMyParty trend nationwide.  Crash My Party, named
after the project’s lead single, is produced by Jeff Stevens, who has produced
all of Luke’s previous records.

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Tim McGraw announces next single … Southern Girl (from the mailbag)

 

Country superstar Tim McGraw's "Southern Girl" is being released to radio today
as the fourth single from his Big Machine Records debut, TWO LANES OF FREEDOM.
  The "seductively melodic" (Pittsburgh
Post Gazette
) track has had an infectious reaction from fans on
the TWO LANES OF FREEDOM 2013 Tour, which continues to sell out venues coast to
coast.  
 
"At the beginning of the tour, we threw a lot of new songs into
the set list, and that's always a risky thing when an album is so brand new,"
said McGraw.  "It didn’t take a whole weekend out there before the girls were
shouting at us to play 'Southern Girl.'  The song has a really cool groove to it
that just gets everyone moving and sets the right tone for a perfect summer
night."

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First performers announced for the ‘2013 CMT Music Awards’ (from the mailbag)

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The party for the 2013 CMT MUSIC AWARDS is underway as Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Pistol Annies and Taylor Swift are set to perform during this year's live show. Hosted by Jason Aldean and Kristen Bell, country music's first fan-voted awards show will broadcast from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 5 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT on CMT and CMT.com. Additional performers, along with presenters will be announced in coming weeks.

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Ashley Monroe featured on Warner Music Nashville’s “Live from Music Square” (from the mailbag)

Ashley Monroe will be the fourth featured artist on Warner Music Nashville’s new monthly interactive live concert stream, “Live from Music Square,” via StageIt today, April 10 at 8/7pmCST. The…

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Eric Church to release first-ever live record on April 9, 2013 (from the mailbag)

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EMI Records' Eric Church will release a 17-track live album, Caught In The Act: Live, on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 featuring songs from Sinners Like Me, Carolina, and his CMA Award-winning 2011 release, CHIEF. Act will be available for purchase on iTunes and in stores nationwide. The album was recorded at Chattanooga's Tivoli Theatre in October 2012 and is Church's first live recording. A double gatefold vinyl version of the record will also be made available on National Record Store Day, Saturday, April 20. The package will include four additional tracks and a special whiskey-infused 7-inch.

Caught In The Act: Live features raw, electric performances of songs like "Pledge Allegiance To The Hag," "Smoke A Little Smoke," "How 'Bout You," "Creepin'" and more. American Songwriter noted of the live taping, "[The] rendition of the soulful hit 'Springsteen' is one of his best, slipping into the first verse of Springsteen's 'Born to Run' towards to end." The writer adds, "[Church] sang and played just differently enough to create variety from his studio versions and his performance confirmed that his voice is easily just as good as how it sounds on a produced record."

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Country Duo Kingston Nominated for Ryan Seacrest’s Featured Artist of the Year (from the mailbag)

Among the rising stars chosen for RyanSeacrest.com's Favorite Featured Artist of 2012 is country music's own Kingston! The fresh faces took 2012 by storm with their cover songs and original…

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