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Easton Corbin Gives Fans a Taste of His Upcoming Album with “Clockwork”

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Mercury NashvilleEaston Corbin has released “Clockwork” as the first single from his upcoming, third studio album. The track updates Easton’s sound while also staying true to his history of paying respect to the traditional side of the country format.

Easton explains, “A song like ‘Clockwork’ is a good reflection of my country roots and it shows that I’m growing as an artist. I think when my fans hear this song they will get a good taste of how my upcoming album is going to be.”

Easton has added “Clockwork” to his opening set on The Band …read more

From: Country Music News From ABC

    

Chris Young Has a Brand-New Show for His Return to the Brad Paisley Tour Tonight

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RCA NashvilleChris Young became really good buddies with Brad Paisley on the road last year, so he couldn’t be happier to hit the road with Brad again on the 2014 Beat This Winter tour. The trek launches Friday night in Kentucky.

“It’s something that’s really comfortable,” Chris says of touring with Brad. “To keep one thing the same with [the] tour and all the people that you work with on a daily basis will be nice.”

While Chris looks forward to seeing a lot of familiar faces backstage, his fans can expect to see an all-new …read more

From: Country Music News From ABC

    

Taylor Swift Wants to Work with People Who’ll Tell Her “No”

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CMAAs one of the biggest stars on the planet with some of the most devoted fans in music, Taylor Swift is used to hearing people rave about how amazing she is. But she says that when it comes to writing songs, she prefers to surround herself with folks who’ll tell her that she’s just not good enough. It’s not that Taylor loves abuse. She just feels that banishing “yes men” from the creative process results in better music.

“My favorite people to work with are the bluntest,” Taylor tells Variety. “The ones …read more

From: Country Music News From ABC

    

Rascal Flatts Goes Forward with Brand-New Single, “Rewind”

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Big Machine RecordsRascal Flatts‘ new single, “Rewind,” hit the airwaves this week as the first taste of music from the group’s upcoming studio album, due out in June. Since they’ve been racking up hits for more than 13 years now, the Flatts admit it’s not easy to “reinvent the wheel” every time they put out a new music. They feel “Rewind” gives them the opportunity to keep their sound fresh while maintaining the elements that make the band Rascal Flatts.

“We do what we do, and Rascal Flatts is known for its harmonies and …read more

From: Country Music News From ABC

    

Carrie Underwood Does the Dirty Work Volunteering at an Animal Shelter

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Instagram.com/CarrieUnderwoodCarrie Underwood toured the world and starred in the TV production of The Sound of Music in 2013, but her 2014 is off to a much less glamorous start. Carrie has spent the past few days volunteering at an animal shelter, where one of the puppies left her a little surprise on her sweatshirt.

Carrie posted a Vine video showing brown streaks on her shoulder. In the clip, Carrie says, “Been cleaning pens at the shelter all day. How did I get poop on my shoulder? Weird.”

Hopefully Carrie was thinking of some song ideas while …read more

From: Country Music News From ABC

    

Miranda Lambert Plotting Against Hubby Blake Shelton as Team Shakira Mentor on “The Voice”

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Photo Credit: James Minchin IIIMiranda Lambert will serve as a mentor on NBC’s The Voice upcoming sixth season, but she’s not advising hubby Blake Shelton‘s team. Instead, Miranda is helping out Blake’s rival, Shakira, during the battle round rehearsals.

Miranda tells Access Hollywood that Blake is a little nervous about her new role helping Shakira’s team, and he’s got good reason to be shaking in his boots. Miranda says, “I have to go home and investigate, and then I’ll call [Shakira]: ‘”I found this out. You need to do this.'”

The Voice‘s sixth season kicks off February …read more

From: Country Music News From ABC

    

Darius RuckerDarius Rucker Reveals the Knee Injury that Grounded His Plans to Join the Air Force

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Capitol NashvilleDarius Rucker is flying high on the country chart again with his latest hit, “Radio,” but he there’s a good chance no one would have ever heard Darius on the airwaves if his Air Force career had taken off. Darius actually went to Air Force training school while in college, but his plans were grounded when a knee injury made him unable to fly.

“This was the ’80s,” Darius explains. “[Now], you can get your knee fixed and still be a pilot and everything.”

He adds, “I blew out my knee and didn’t go to …read more

From: Country Music News From ABC

    

David Nail’s Star Is Burning Bright on New Album, “I’m a Fire,” Due Out March 4

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MCA NashvilleDavid Nail will release his third album, I’m a Fire, on March 4 featuring his latest hit, “Whatever She’s Got.” David has said that song reminds him of his wife, Catherine. It turns out she inspired the other ten songs on the album, too.

David says, “There’s so many moments on this record that make me think about the last four years that I’ve been married, and I’m a Fire just sums it all up. [The title track] says, ‘I’ve walked through flames, come out on the other end, and the foremost reason is because of you.’”

I’m a …read more

From: Country Music News From ABC

    

Dierks Bentley to Release Highly-Personal Album, “Riser,” on February 25

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Capitol NashvilleDierks Bentley‘s new album, Riser, is due out February 25, featuring a collection of songs detailing the highs and lows of his life in the last two years. When he first started making the album, Dierks was grieving the loss of his father. Then after the birth of his son, Knox, late last year, Dierks found himself in a place of “real joy and gratefulness.”

He says, “Both sides of that coin are what country music has always been about, and I hope that my fans can feel how much of myself I put …read more

From: Country Music News From ABC

    

Jason Aldean Spicing Things Up for His Fans with 2014 Tour

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Broken Bow RecordsJason Aldean sees a lot of the same fans in the crowd at his concerts year after year, so he makes sure to change things up for them with each new tour. He’ll launch another run of shows January 16 in Iowa, and he’s got quite a few tricks up his sleeve.

Jason explains, “For us, it’s about going in, it’s building a new stage and finding different ways to kind of change it up where when people come out, they feel like they’re not getting the same show.”

Jason has also been working …read more

From: Country Music News From ABC