Kenny Chesney is back with new music

Kenny Chesney American KidsPhoto: YouTube

Kenny Chesney's been out of the loop for a while now after taking the last year off from his normally hectic life on the road, but he's back with a new single and promises of more to come. 

Kenny has announced his next single is American Kids, a "multi-tempo celebration of the spirit of young America that packs not one, but two hooks and an innovative lyrical scan," whatever all that means. All I know is that the song has a toe-tapping beat that sort of reminds me of Sugarland's Stuck Like Glue at the beginning. 

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Brad Paisley has an official album name and a new tour name

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Brad Paisley was cutting it close there for a while with his tour name. Problem was he didn't have a name picked out and his tour starts tomorrow, May 16. Well crisis averted because today he announced that his tour finally has a moniker. 

Paisley's 2014 tour is now officially called the Country Nation World Tour presented by KRAFT Cheese and kicks off in Philadelphia, PA on May 16. 
Yes, cheese, which kinda makes me giggle like a fool. 

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Courtney Cash, great niece to Johnny Cash, found murdered inside a box in Tennessee home

Courtney CashCourtney Cash photo courtesy WSMV

It always gives me a strange feeling when I get a statement regarding a tragedy before I've heard anything about the tragedy that prompted the statement. 

It happened just now. I have a cold and have been taking it easy this morning. Now I'm sitting here and I received a statement in my email inbox regarding a tragedy in the Cash (as in Johnny) family. Strangely enough, I hadn't heard about any tragedy and the statement didn't tell what happened. I had to go and find out the details myself.

It's always surreal working backwards on this sort of story.   

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Florida Georgia Line help feed America

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General Mills yesterday announced the launch of its third annual Outnumber Hunger campaign, which has provided more than 25 million meals to Americans in need as part of a partnership with Feeding America and Big Machine Label Group. Each year a talented roster of popular music artists join the initiative to raise awareness for the hunger issue, which affects 49 million Americas, according to the USDA. The Outnumber Hunger campaign officially kicks off today with Country sensation Florida Georgia Line as the face of the 2014 campaign. 

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