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Larry Fleet Is the Life of the Party in ‘Mix ‘Em With Whiskey’ Video

Larry Fleet Is the Life of the Party in ‘Mix ‘Em With Whiskey’ Video
Country singer Larry Fleet plays entertainer and party host in the new video for “Mix ‘Em With Whiskey,” performing a song and supplying the folks around him with brown liquor.

The song, originally on Fleet’s 2019 album Workin’ Hard, is built around a reverb-soaked, rising-and-falling electric guitar riff that nods to Sixties soul and cruises along at a relaxed pace. Fleet makes the argument that whiskey is the means by which to enhance or massage any situation: “A little burn ain’t such a bad, bad thing. A little edge off baby let it be,
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Kelsea Ballerini Is Her Own Kind of Country on ‘Kelsea’

Kelsea Ballerini Is Her Own Kind of Country on ‘Kelsea’
If there’s one thing country singers love to sing about, it’s country music itself, from its spiritual power to its grounding American majesty to its everlasting authenticity. In the last few years alone, there’s been “Old Country Song” by Dustin Lynch, “American Country Love Song,” by Jake Owen, and “Country Song” by up-and-comer Filmore, to name just a few.

Enter “A Country Song,” the second to last song on the the magnetic, thoughtful new album from Kelsea Ballerini. The most compelling country songs about country songs (see
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How a 67-Year-Old Honky-Tonk Sample Ended Up on Sam Hunt’s New Banger ‘Hard to Forget’

How a 67-Year-Old Honky-Tonk Sample Ended Up on Sam Hunt’s New Banger ‘Hard to Forget’
One morning last fall, Luke Laird was eating breakfast and listening to one of his favorite Apple Music playlists, Honky-Tonk Essentials. When Webb Pierce’s 1953 hit “There Stands the Glass” started playing, Laird had a strange thought.

“I was like man, ‘What if I made a beat and sample that?’” he thought to himself.

After breakfast, he recorded a crude 13-second voice memo in a Nashville parking lot, in which the hit songwriter (“Pontoon,” “Drink in My Hand”) hummed the melody of Pierce’s chorus while beatboxing a rough sketch of a beat.
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Why the Cadillac Three Are Nashville’s Most Uncompromising Band

“You can do this, Jaren! I believe in you.”

The Cadillac Three’s Jaren Johnston has his arms above his head like he’s in the middle of a tricep extension at the gym, except he’s gripping a small axe instead of a dumbbell, staring down a target with laser focus. Johnston, alongside his bandmates Neil Mason and Kelby Ray, are gathered this Tuesday morning at an East Nashville axe-throwing establishment (yes, that’s a thing), and Chelsea, the resident hurling-sharp-things-against-the-wall expert, is coaching Johnston through his first official chuck.
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Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt Lead 2020 iHeartCountry Festival Lineup

Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt Lead 2020 iHeartCountry Festival Lineup
iHeartMedia has announced the lineup for the 2020 installment of its iHeartCountry Festival. Set for May 2nd in Austin, Texas, the concert features some of modern country’s heavy hitters.

Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, and Sam Hunt are among the headliners. Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown, Dustin Lynch, Jon Pardi, and Chase Rice are also on the bill, along with appearances by Bentley’s Nineties country band Hot Country Knights and radio personality Bobby Bones. The iHeartCountry Festival will be held at Austin’s Frank Erwin Center.

Presented by Capital One, the festival,
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Dakota Johnson, Casey Affleck Drama ‘The Friend’ Picked Up by Roadside Attractions and Gravitas Ventures

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Roadside Attractions has partnered with Gravitas Ventures to acquire U.S. distribution rights to Dakota Johnson and Casey Affleck’s “The Friend,” which premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival.

The heartfelt true story is based on Matthew Teague’s award-winning autobiographical essay published in Esquire Magazine.

The Friend” tells the story of Nicole (Johnson) and Teague (Affleck), who, after receiving life-altering news, find unexpected support from their best friend, Dane (Jason Segel), who puts his own life on hold and moves into their family home, bringing an impact much greater — and more profound — than anyone could have imagined.

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“Everyone knows the value of a great friend, yet it’s rare to see friendship dramatized in film,” Roadside’s Howard Cohen and Eric d’Arbeloff said in a statement. “To see these three great actors
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Toronto Title ‘The Friend’ Lands At Roadside Attractions And Gravitas Ventures, Will Hit Theaters In Fall

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Roadside Attractions and Gravitas Ventures are teaming on the U.S. distribution The Friend, the Gabriela Cowperthwaite-directed drama starring Jason Segel, Dakota Johnson and Casey Affleck that world premiered at Toronto. The pic is based on Matthew Teague’s autobiographical essay published in Esquire. The companies are now eyeing a fall 2020 theatrical release.

It marks the second tie-up of Roadside and Gravitas Ventures; the two are teaming on The Secret: Dare to Dream, starring Katie Holmes and Josh Lucas, which bows in April. Roadside of course most recently distributed with Ld Entertainment the Judy Garland biopic Judy, for which Renee Zellweger is up for an Oscar.

The Friend, adapted by Brad Ingelsby, tells the true story of Nicole (Johnson) and Matthew Teague (Affleck), whose friend Dane (Segel) puts his own life on hold and moves into the Teague family home after Nicole is diagnosed with cancer. Dade’s movie
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Lady Antebellum Honored With Angels Among Us Award by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

During the celebration of the 31st year of Country Cares for St. Jude Kids, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital announced seven-time Grammy winning trio Lady Antebellum as the 2020 recipients of the prestigious Randy Owen Angels Among Us Award.

Lady Antebellum honored with Angels Among Us award

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Recognizing individuals who have made exceptional and lasting contributions to St. Jude, the award was presented to Lady Antebellum Friday, Jan. 18, by its namesake Alabama lead-singer Randy Owen and Richard Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of Alsac, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

For over a decade, Lady Antebellum has supported the lifesaving mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children. Over the years, the group has supported St. Jude in a multitude of ways, including raising funds and awareness for St. Jude through their own philanthropic organization LadyAID, performing in benefit concerts,
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Hannah Brown Responds To Jake Owen’s ‘Alabama Hannah’ Song About Peter Weber’s ‘Bachelor’ Premiere

Jake Owen has written an entire song poking fun at former Bachelorette Hannah Brown and telling her to move on with her life. The country crooner took to Instagram Live on Thursday where he explained the inspiration for his newly penned track, “Alabama Hannah,” which he claims was inspired by Brown’s emotional meet-up with Peter Weber on the premiere
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Hannah Brown Now Has a Song About Her Thanks to Country Singer Jake Owen

Hannah Brown Now Has a Song About Her Thanks to Country Singer Jake Owen
Hannah Brown has been The Bachelorette, won Dancing With the Stars…and now inspired a country song? Jake Owen debuted his song "Alabama Hannah" via a Twitter Live video on Thursday. "Monday night, my girlfriend had the damn TV on and all you heard about on the new Bachelor was 'Alabama Hannah.' It was just 'Alabama Hannah. Alabama Hannah.' Everywhere! She just won't go away," Owen said. The 38-year-old musician then revealed he's actually met the season 15 star. As Bachelor Nation will recall, the crooner performed his hit "Made For You" during her one-on-one date with runner-up Tyler Cameron. "She's a cool girl," Owen continued....
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Lady Antebellum Announce Ocean 2020 Tour

Lady Antebellum have announced dates for an extensive headlining tour launching in May.

In November, the country trio of Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, and Dave Haywood released their latest album Ocean, which provides the tour with its name. On May 21st, the Ocean 2020 Tour gets underway in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and runs through the remainder of summer, with 41 dates scheduled at present and supporting guests Jake Owen and Maddie & Tae on board for the duration. Notable stops include the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, the Budweiser Stage in Toronto, and
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10 Best Country and Americana Songs to Hear Now: Luke Combs, Kelsea Ballerini

Ned LeDoux celebrates the old ways of livin’, Joel Crouse returns with an Ed Sheeran co-write, and Kelsea Ballerini just wants to stay home in this week’s list of the best country songs to stream now.

Levi Hummon & Runaway June, “Cowboy Take Me Away”

A Dixie Chicks staple is reborn. When “Cowboy Take Me Away” hit the radio airwaves in November 1999, the song represented a woman’s yearning for a storybook romance. Two decades later, it unfolds like a conversation between two lovers, with Levi Hummon’s first verse adding a male perspective.
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Hear Kendell Marvel Talk Working With Dan Auerbach on Chris Shiflett’s Podcast

This week’s installment of Walking the Floor finds Kendell Marvel returning to the show for a third time, having most recently chatted with podcast host Chris Shiflett during an episode recorded backstage at Dierks Bentley’s Seven Peaks Festival. The pair’s newest conversation revolves around Solid Gold Sounds, the solo album Marvel recorded with producer Dan Auerbach and released last week.

“I’ve interviewed him before,” Shiflett says during the podcast’s introduction. “We’ve toured together. We’ve written songs together. I’ve played his Honky Tonk
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Wme Promotes Becky Gardenhire As Co-head Of Nashville Office

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Wme has upped Becky Gardenhire to co-head of the Nashville office where she will work alongside current co-heads Scott Clayton, Joey Lee and Jay Williams. The new position makes Gardenhire the highest-ranking female leader at any Nashville based agency.

In her new role, she will oversee Wme’s day-to-day operations in Nashville’s growing office. Gardenhire also oversees touring, television, literary and sponsorship opportunities for artists including Jake Owen, Jordan Davis, Lanco, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, Tenille Townes, Ingrid Andress, Sara Evans and Trisha Yearwood. She also launced social impact initiatives for Wme and the Nashville music community, such as Talk the Talk, a long-running monthly lecture series that connects women across the Nashville music business.

Gardenhire’s career started in 2002 at the William Morris Agency’s Beverly Hills office. She relocated to Nashville in 2003 and was named partner in 2017. Last year, She was named Cma’s Talent Agent of the Year Award.
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St. Jude All Access and St. Jude Sessions Launch Exclusive Acoustic Performances

St. Jude All Access and St. Jude Sessions launched last week, with exclusive insight into the selfless acts of today’s celebrities.

Both series kick-off with exclusive content of multi-platinum rock band Breaking Benjamin, as they perform for patients and share their experiences as long-time supporters of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Additionally, bonus performance footage from their visit will be released this week on Wednesday, Aug. 21.

The Breaking Benjamin St. Jude All Access and St. Jude Sessions videos are now available on the St. Jude Inspire and Breaking Benjamin sites.

Both series provide meaningful and emotional imagery from the point of view of celebrities, patients, and families and give supporters insight into the personal missions of these celebrities, while also raising awareness for the St. Jude mission: Finding cures. Saving children. St. Jude All Access features moments between celebrities and St. Jude patients, as well as testimonials and behind-the-scenes footage captured exclusively by St.
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Kimberly Williams-Paisley To Host Third Annual 80s Dance Party To End Alz Benefiting The Alzheimer's Association

On Sunday, September 29, 2019, Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Storme Warren, the daily host of SiriusXM’s The Highway (Ch. 56) will host the third annual Nashville “Dance Party to End Alz” to benefit the Alzheimer's Association.

In what has quickly become a “can’t miss” evening, top country artists will come together to perform their favorite hits from the 1980’s to raise awareness and funds in the fight to end Alzheimer’s. Ticket sales will be open to the general public starting Monday, July 22 at 11 a.m. Cdt via www.alz.org/danceparty.

“Our third year is going to be the best yet, and I can’t wait to bring together another great group of musicians to rock out to hits from the ’80s,” said Kimberly Williams-Paisley. “The event is raising awareness and much-needed funds that will help accelerate research and push us closer to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
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Smokey Robinson Visits Kids at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Legendary entertainer Smokey Robinson is featured in a new video that captures special, and sometimes comical moments as the Grammy Award winner interacts and performs with patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Smokey Robinson signs the autograph wall at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis

The visit was part of Robinson’s participation in the Music Gives to St. Jude Kids initiative, which inspires bands, their fans, and the music industry to raise funds and awareness for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Robinson’s steadfast support to raise awareness for the St. Jude mission: Finding cures. Saving children.

Smokey Robinson during his special visit to record a singalong at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

“It means the world to me to be able to spend time with these amazing kids and experience the joy that music brings to their faces,” said Robinson. “There is magic in song
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‘The Bachelorette’ fans desperately want Hannah Brown to choose Tyler or Peter, but what about Luke P.? [Poll Results]

‘The Bachelorette’ fans desperately want Hannah Brown to choose Tyler or Peter, but what about Luke P.? [Poll Results]
Bachelor Nation has spoken, but will Hannah Brown listen?

A whopping 39% of “The Bachelorette” fans voted in Gold Derby’s recent poll that 26-year-old general contractor Tyler Cameron from Jupiter, Florida should win ABC’s reality TV show, followed by 23% who voted for 27-year-old pilot Peter Weber from Westlake Village, California. While this is great news for Tyler and Peter, what does it mean for the other 10 guys, including controversial suitor Luke Parker? Read on for the full poll results.

SEEBattle of the Lukes: Did ‘The Bachelorette’ Hannah Brown make the right decision to keep [Spoiler]?

During the past two episodes both Tyler and Peter got special one-on-one time with the former Miss Alabama USA. Tyler and Hannah went fishing in Newport, Rhode Island where he comforted her following the dramatic Luke P. vs. Luke S. fight from the night before, then their date ended as they danced hand-in-hand to live music from Jake Owen.
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New ‘The Bachelorette’ Spoilers For June 3, 2019 Episode 4 Revealed

Hey, "The Bachelorette" fans. We hope you guys enjoyed tonight's episode 3. It provided quite the drama with Hannah Brown having to tell another guy to kick rocks due to some deception. Anyways, now that episode 3 officially in the history books, it is time to take a look at what next week's brand new episode 4 will have in store for you guys. Thanks to our trusty source Reality Steve, we have some very detailed teaser descriptions for this one. So, that's what we'll be using for this spoiler session. It sounds like episode 4 is going to feature even more crazy drama as one of the guys decides this isn't for him! An ambulance shows up on the scene and more! During episode 4, Hannah and her men will be in Newport, Rhode Island. That's right, guys. We're getting a change of location and scenery in this one as the traveling begins. Hannah
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FedEx/St. Jude Angels and Stars Gala in Miami Raises $800,000

The 17th annual FedEx/St. Jude Angels and Stars Gala benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital united philanthropists, influencers and celebrities who raised $800,000 for the fight to end childhood cancer on Saturday, May 18, at the InterContinental Hotel in downtown Miami.

Rodner Figueroa, Maria Celeste Arraras, Jessica Carillo and Jorge Bernal

Events like this help ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

Approximately 600 people attended the celebratory night of artistic expression hosted by television personality Pamela Silva Conde. There was fine dining, both silent and live auctions, and a special performance by Grammy Award-winning artist Luis Enrique. DJ Mauricio Parra kept guests on their feet with tunes inspired by the city.

Award-winning broadcast journalist, author, and television personality María Celeste Arrarás, who was named by Newsweek magazine as one of the “20 Most Powerful Women,
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