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3 hrs ago | K102

Keith Urban launches new video series

The country star has launched the weekly "Idol Chatter," in which he's giving a "behind-the-scenes look" at life on "American Idol."

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Related Topix: Game Show, American Idol, Reality TV, Entertainment, Television, Keith Urban

6 hrs ago | ACC TOP 40

Lady Antebellum and Kip Moore Exchange Gifts as He Leaves Take Me Downtown Tour

Lady Antebelum and Kip Moore exchanged gifts at the end of his run on the Take Me Downtown tour.

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10 hrs ago | WWWV-FM Charlottesville

Brad Paisley to appear opposite wife on a Two and a Half Mena

Country singer Brad Paisley is set to star opposite his actress wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley on the season finale of her hit comedy "Two and a Half Men."

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Related Topix: Brad Paisley, Celebrities, According to Jim, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Two and a Half Men

Wed Apr 16, 2014

WXLO-FM Worcester

"American Idol" Season 13's Youngest Contestant Gives Advice, Reveals Which Champ Would Make Her Lose Control [From ABC News]

Malaya Watson , the Michigan teen who was eliminated from American Idol last week, was this season's youngest contestant, and the second-youngest ever to reach the live shows, after season 10's Lauren Alaina .

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Related Topix: Game Show, American Idol, Reality TV, Entertainment, Television, Lauren Alaina

Coast Reporter

Gord Downie, the Sadies' joint release the result of a long, long collaboration

After Gord Downie and the Sadies formed a makeshift band together, Downie remembers their first gig two years ago with a certain fond nostalgia: they were "beautifully miscast" at the country music festival Boots & Hearts, taking the stage in the mid-afternoon sandwiched between "mother and father of Canadian country" Paul Brandt and Terri Clark.

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KYKR-FM

Kenny Chesney working on new album

The country superstar posted a message on Facebook and Twitter Tuesday, saying he's "in studio working on new album" and he "can't wait for everyone to hear the new music."

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BOB 94.9

Kip Moore releases new single

The country star penned his latest single, "Dirt Road," with Westin Davis and Dan Couch -- his co-writer on his first chart-topper, "Somethin' 'Bout A Truck."

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WCOL-FM Columbus

Zac Brown Band add new member & announce summer tour

The Zac Brown Band is growing. The group is officially welcoming bassist Matt Mangano into the fold.

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Business Journal

Texas slips a notch in Rich States, Poor States economic rankings

Hailed as an economic champion during a Great Recession that knocked out cities and states across the country, Texas ranks No.

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Related Topix: Lonestar, North Carolina

The Miami Herald

Chuck Mead has Kansas on his mind

Since 2006, Nashville cat Chuck Mead, one of the founders of the expert 1990s honky-tonk revival band BR549, has been music director of "Million Dollar Quartet," the touring Broadway show about the famed 1956 Sun Studios rockabilly jam session with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis.

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Related Topix: Kansas, Br5-49, Johnny Cash, Lawrence, KS, Reno County, KS

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Myrtle Beach Online

Jesse Winchester was revered by other songwriters, if not the general public

It was an offhanded comment by singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester, but it stopped Elvis Costello cold when he was chatting with Winchester for his short-lived music-interview series "Spectacle" on the Sundance Channel a few years ago.

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Related Topix: Jesse Winchester, Folk, Patti Page, Pop/Rock, bladder cancer, Health, The Mavericks, Entertainment

Congleton Guardian

EastEnders actress Edna Dore dies

She has also appeared in the West End, and on TV shows such as Open All Hours, The Bill, Casualty, Doctor Who and Shameless.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, High Hopes, Another Year, Mike Reid, Paul O'Grady

EDGE

Dig These Discs :: Linda Rondstadt, Billy Porter, Betty Who, Thievery Corporation, Shonen Knife

Just days before her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, famously versatile singer Linda Ronstadt releases "Duets," fourteen of her most memorable pairings with artists from Don Henley to Dolly Parton.

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Related Topix: Thievery Corporation, Electronic, Pop/Rock, Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, Boston, MA

WNOE-FM New Orleans

Florida Georgia Line promoting Outnumber Hunger

Florida Georgia Line is throwing their support behind Outnumber Hunger. The country duo is the new leading artist for the General Mills campaign, and will be featured on the boxes of a number of the company's products.

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Related Topix: Florida Georgia Line, Pop/Rock, Rascal Flatts

WCKT-FM Fort Myers

Check out his new video I Don't Dance

Country singer and songwriter Lee Brice walks a path between traditional honky tonk sounds and contemporary rock & roll; as Brice puts it, his music sounds like what would happen if Hank Williams Jr. and John Mayer had a love child.

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WTOL-TV Toledo

Review: Rodney Crowell in fine form on new album

At 63, Rodney Crowell's ready to cross over. On "Frankie Please," a highlight on his new album, the Nashville singer-songwriter tosses out rhymes like some prolific young rapper: "Your p's and q's and don't and do's are all the news to light my fuse."

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WXLO-FM Worcester

Ed Sheeran Announces First-Ever Headlining Tour of North America

Ed Sheeran has toured North America as Taylor Swift's opening act, but now he's getting ready to do it on his own.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Pop/Rock, Taylor Swift, Hot Chicks

Mon Apr 14, 2014

WMUS-FM Muskegon

Reba McEntire hosts Muhammad Ali's annual charity event

USA Today says the country singer served as the emcee for this year's event, which took place in Phoenix, Arizona Saturday night.

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Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ, Kenny Rogers

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Ed Sheeran debuts new song 'Don't' on 'SNL'

Ed Sheeran is going "live from New York" to debut new music from his forthcoming sophomore album.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Taylor Swift, Pop/Rock, Hot Chicks

96.7 Lite fm

PHOTOS: Taylor Swift surprises fan at bridal shower

"It's a love story," as the Taylor Swift hopped on a flight from New York to Columbus, Ohio, to surprise her superfan, Gena Gabrielle, at her bridal shower on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Pop/Rock, Taylor Swift, Hot Chicks, Wedding

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