Cole Swindell set to release self-titled debut album February 18

Cole Swindell album

Cole Swindell is set to release his self-titled debut album February 18th on Warner Bros. Records. The new album will feature his debut single, "Chillin' It,” which is currently No. 9 on the Country Airplay chart and is an infectious and groove-laden hit that perfectly captures Swindell himself. The single has sold over 500,000 copies making “Chillin’ It” the highest selling debut single released this year from a solo country male. Recently wrapping up with Luke Bryan on his “Farm Tour,” Swindell is gearing up to head out with him again on January 16 in Columbus, Ohio for his “That’s My Kind of Night” tour.

Click here for a special message from Cole about his upcoming album. 

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Need a good smile and/or cry? Just check out Dierks Bentley’s #IHoldOn hashtag

I hold on

One of my very favoritist songs in the whole wide world right now is Dierks Bentley's I Hold On. It quite literally gives me chills every time I hear it. 

Well apparently I'm not the only one who has been touched by the song's message because right now Dierks is having fun with the #IHoldOn hashtag and the tweets that he's receiving are amazing. 

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Strangely enough, the biggest thing at the ACAs was probably LeAnn Rimes

LeAnn Rimes may not have won any awards at last night's American Country Awards, but the girl was the talk of the evening after this amazing tribute to Patsy Cline. 

Wow. 

You can read the full list of winners at the show after the jump. 

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Chart Roundup – Week of December 14th, 2013

Danielle Bradbery To Release Self-Titled Album November 19

We have a new Hot Country Songs #1 this week in the form of Florida Georgia Line’s ‘Stay’, which is also now at #6 on Country Airplay and #3 on Country Digital Songs. However, they also hold the Country Digital Songs #1 with ‘This Is How We Roll’ featuring Luke Bryan (also #18 on Hot Country Songs), #5 with ‘Cruise’, #12 with ‘Take It Out On Me’, #13 with ‘Hands On You’, #18 with ‘Headphones’ and #25 with ‘People Back Home’, while ‘Here’s To The Good Times’ is at #4 on Top Country Albums. Luke Bryan’s also having a great week, ‘That’s My Kind of Night’ returning to #3 on Hot Country Songs and #2 on Country Digital Songs, while ‘Drink A Beer’ is just below it at #4 on Country Digital Songs, #7 on Hot Country Songs and #15 on Country Airplay, and ‘Crash My Party’ has dropped to #3 on Top Country Albums.

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Alabama invites their famous friends over for a televised concert on GAC

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Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Eli Young Band, Florida Georgia Line, Jamey Johnson, and Trisha Yearwood are a few of Alabama's famous friends who are stopping by to join the legendary band during a concert special airing next week on GAC. 

"For me, they were the Beatles," said Jason Aldean about country music super group ALABAMA in ALABAMA & Friends, a one-hour concert event premiering Wednesday, November 27, 9:00 p.m./ET on Great American Country. "Through Randy's voice, the songs, his charisma on stage, he had people in the palm of his hand. Watching the reaction those guys got from the crowd was part of the reason I wanted to be an entertainer." 

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Luke Bryan sells out Madison Square Garden in five minutes

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As tickets for Luke Bryan’s 2014 “That’s My Kind of Night Tour” are beginning to
be available, news came this morning that his January 25 show at New York City’s
Madison Square Garden sold-out in five minutes.  Due to the overwhelming popular
demand a second show at Madison Square Garden will be added later on into the
tour on Friday, September 12.  The first leg of the tour will feature Lee Brice
and Cole Swindell when it launches January 16. 

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