Steve Nedved

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Oct 17

Kane Brown’s “What Ifs” are now a reality: Newcomer sets record with first number-ones

RCAKane Brown not only has the biggest country album and song in America this week, he’s breaking records as well. For the first time in history, Kane becomes the first artist to top all five Billboard country charts at the same time. His duet with Lauren Alaina, “What Ifs,” is #1 on the Country Airplay, Hot Country Songs, Country …

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Oct 17

Lady A’s Charles Kelley follows his “Compass” on a South African safari

ABC/Randy HolmesIf things had gone as scheduled, Lady Antebellum would’ve kicked off their first tour of South Africa this past weekend.  But even though the trio had to postpone the trip because Hillary Scott is pregnant with twins, Charles Kelley and his wife Cassie kept their plans to go on safari. “That’s my tall brother from another mother,” the 6’6” Charles shared on Instagram, …

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Oct 17

“Dance with the One That Brought You”: Shania Twain set to guest judge, perform on “Dancing with the Stars”

Mercury NashvilleShania Twain’s already demonstrated she knows a thing or two about fancy footwork in a handful of her iconic music videos.  Next week, she’ll share her knowledge as a guest judge on Dancing with the Stars. The pop/country superstar will take her place at the judge’s table during movie night, as the celebrity contestants pay …

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Oct 17

Keith Urban surprises fans with an intimate, free show Monday night in Nashville

ABC RadioKeith Urban kicked off an impromptu Monday night show at Nashville’s The Basement with a rocking version of Dave Edmund’s 1970 classic “I Hear You Knocking.” Earlier in the day, the Australian superstar had hinted he was feeling like playing a surprise show, before tweeting out the details several hours later.    “I miss playing,” he …

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Oct 16

Dierks Bentley rocks the block in Austin, Texas Tuesday on “Good Morning America”

ABC/Todd WawrychukIt’s never too early for a party, and Dierks Bentley aims to prove it Tuesday morning on Good Morning America! The Arizona native starts the day by playing a show for the winner of GMA’s Summer Block Party contest, live from Austin, Texas. Dierks will kick things off starting at 7 a.m. Tuesday on ABC. It’s an exciting week …

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Oct 16

Jake Owen’s Black Friday deal: Eleven years of “Greatest Hits”

RCAJake Owen is hoping you’ll do a little shopping on Black Friday — specifically, that you’ll pick up his new Greatest Hits album, which comes out the day after Thanksgiving. In addition to six number-ones, the 13-track collection also includes two new songs — “Subliminal Love” and “Long as You’re in It” — which were both co-written by …

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Oct 16

Brantley Gilbert builds his tour around “The Ones That Like Me”

The Valory Music Co.Brantley Gilbert sets the wheels in motion for his The Ones That Like Me Tour February 1 in Worcester, Massachusetts. “The Ones That Like Me” is the title of Brantley’s latest top 30 hit, but the Georgia native says it also “speaks to what this tour is:  a chance for me to get …

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Oct 16

Chris Stapleton plans his second “From A Room” album, coming in December

Mercury NashvilleChris Stapleton’s second From A Room album will arrive — as promised — on December 1. The reigning CMA Male Vocalist of the Year announced a follow-up set would be coming when From A Room: Volume 1 was released back in May.  So far, the original collection has been certified gold and gone on to become the best-selling country …

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Oct 16

More than “Written in the Sand”: Old Dominion maps out the Happy Endings World Tour

ABC/Image Group LAOld Dominion has charted the course for their first world tour, which kicks off February 1 in Regina, Saskatchewan. The “No Such Thing as a Broken Heart” hitmakers will make it to the U.S. later in the month, before setting out for the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Australia. “We are taking OD WORLDWIDE!” lead …

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Oct 16

How to win “The Voice”: Blake Shelton says it’s a combination of tough love and listening

David Becker/Getty Images via ABCBlake Shelton remains the winningest coach in the history of The Voice, having brought home a victory in five of the show’s dozen seasons.  The “I”ll Name the Dogs” hitmaker believes part of his success comes from the way he approaches his contestants.  “When it comes to working with young people as a …

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