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Tyler Farr Plans to Keep Singing About What He Knows on Upcoming Sophomore Album


Image Courtesy Sony Music NashvilleTyler Farr plans to include several songs about drinking beer, partying and driving trucks on his upcoming sophomore album because that's what he does to have fun. Instead of living near downtown Nashville, Tyler lives south of town in Chapel Hill, Tennessee, which is home to the largest tractor pull in the South.He tells the Arizona Republic, "There's not a lot more that you do on the weekends than drink and party.  And I write what I know about.  So I am gonna have songs that have partying and hot girls and pickup trucks.""A Guy Walks Into a Bar" is the lead single from Tyler's new album, due out next year.  Fans can look forward to hearing a collaboration with his friend and tour mate Jason Aldean on the project, too.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Lee Brice Gives the Inside Story of Performing the National Anthem with Luke Bry


Image Courtesy Curb RecordsLee Brice still gets emotional talking about his performance of the national anthem with Luke Bryan during their September 12 concert at New York City's Madison Square Garden. Since it was the day after the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Luke gave a shout-out to those who lost their lives on that day in the attack on the World Trade Center. As the crowd chanted, "USA! USA!" Luke brought Lee onstage and whispered in his ear, "I just feel like we should do the national anthem."After they decided Luke would start it off, Lee then jumped in on harmony. Says Lee, "It was something really special. I've never heard a crowd sing the national anthem that loud. It was a moment I will never forget, and I think Luke's the same way."Lee especially loves that the big display of patriotism was all off-the-cuff, too."I don't think he even knew he was going to ask me to do that," Lee says of Luke's decision to sing the anthem, "but he definitely just threw it at us as we're walking out onto the stage in front of people, he's whispering in my ear. So, that was the coolest part."Lee is very thankful to Luke for letting him warm up the crowd every night on the That's My Kind of Night tour. They've played two sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden this year before moving on to become the first country concert ever held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn last week.Lee says of the opportunity to tour with Luke, "There has been a lot of experiences that I, you know, who knows if I would have ever gotten to do?"The good times keep rolling for Lee. He had a party in Nashville Wednesday to toast his latest #1 hit, "I Don't Dance." It's the title track from his latest album, which just debuted at #1 on Billboard's Country Albums chart.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Lee Ann Womack Tapes CMT "Crossroads" with John Legend


Image Courtesy Sugar Hill RecordsLee Ann Womack teamed up with pop/R&B star John Legend to tape a new episode of CMT Crossroads Wednesday night in Franklin, TN.The eight-song set included the two singers swapping vocals on their biggest hits, including Lee Ann's "I Hope You Dance" and "I May Hate Myself in the Morning," as well as John's pop hits "All of Me" and "Green Light." Lee Ann's new single, "The Way I'm Livin'," also made the set list, as did John's new offering, "You and I (Nobody in the World)."CMT Crossroads: Lee Ann Womack and John Legend premieres Friday, September 26 at 10 p.m. ET on CMT. Lee Ann's new album, The Way I'm Livin', is due out this Tuesday.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Grand Ole Opry Star George Hamilton IV Dead at 77


Image Courtesy Grand Ole Opry/Chris HolloGrand Ole Opry legend George Hamilton IV died Wednesday at a Nashville hospital at the age of 77, ABC News has confirmed. He'd suffered a heart attack last weekend.Hamilton IV released his signature hit, "Abilene," in 1963. However, he'd scored a number of hits before then, including "A Rose and a Baby Ruth," "Before This Day Ends," "Three Steps to the Phone (Millions of Miles)" and "If You Don't Know I Ain't Gonna Tell You."Hamilton was known as “The International Ambassador of Country Music,” a title he earned after becoming the first American country singer to perform in the then-Soviet Union and in Prague.Hamilton had been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1960.Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott Headed to the Beach for Some Downtime with Loved


Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleLady Antebellum's Hillary Scott is taking some downtime at the beach with her husband, Chris, and their daughter, Eisele, this week.  She'll also meet up with a close friend who is raising her children while her military husband is deployed overseas.Hillary posted a photograph of New York City on Instagram as she took off Wednesday morning with the message, "Off to meet Chris and Eisele in VA Beach to get some quality time with my best friend and her boys!!! #bff #militarymom #myhero."In other Lady A news, fans can get their new song, "Long Stretch of Love," by signing up for their Passport Challenge at LadyAPassport.com.  That song and their latest hit, "Bartender," are both included on Lady A's new album, 747, due out September 30.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Joe Nichols Having a Blast Navigating Life with His Three Daughters


Image Courtesy Red Bow RecordsJust like any 16-year-old girl, Joe Nichols' oldest daughter, Ashelyn, is totally embarrassed when her dad shows up at her high school.  What makes it even worse is that Joe often performs at acoustic charity events to help out around the school.  Some of Ashelyn's teenage girlfriends get a little star-struck when Joe shows up to sing, too.Joe says with a laugh, "Her friends start giggling and they huddle up, and she's like, 'Oh my God! It's my dad, y'all!  Stop talking like this!'  That's kind of fun.  I love that -- embarrassing her in all kinds of ways."Ashelyn has gotten star struck herself when she attended awards shows with her famous dad.Says Joe, "My 16-year-old has definitely experienced some of this stuff with me and been around at some high-profile things and seem some really cool stuff and met Hunter Hayes, which is all she wanted to do."Introducing Ashelyn to Hunter didn't up Joe's hip factor at all, though.He says, "[Ashelyn] still thinks I'm completely the most uncool person in the world."As for his two younger daughters, Joe says his baby girl, Georgia, is always "super-chill" and "smiling."  The two-year-old, Dylan, is a little more high-strung.Joe explains, "She's a good kid, but I think she has a strong chance of either being class president and running for office or a serial killer.  I'm not sure which one she's gonna be yet.  I'm not sure yet.  She's capable of either one."Joe is scheduling time with his three girls in between his busy tour schedule.  See where he's playing next at JoeNichols.com.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert Make "People" Magazine's Style Hall of Fame


CMABlake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are always dressed to the nines when they hit the red carpet together.  Now People magazine has inducted the Sheltons into their Style Hall of Fame.Blake and Miranda are listed among the "Best Dressed Couples" in People's Best-Dressed issue. They join celebrity couples John Legend and Chrissy Teigan, Seth Meyers and Alexi Ashe, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita on the list.Taylor Swift is crowned as People's Best Dressed of the Year for 2014. About her style, Taylor tells People, "I’m more willing to take a risk this year than ever before."People's Style Special issue is out Friday.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Thomas Rhett Has 32 Songs Under Consideration for Upcoming Sophomore Album


Image Courtesy Big Machine Label GroupThomas Rhett is climbing the country chart with "Make Me Wanna," which is the last single from his debut album, It Goes Like This. That project earned Thomas two #1's with the title track and "Get Me Some of That," and he's got plenty more material ready to go for his upcoming sophomore album. In fact, Thomas has too many potential hit singles he could record for that project.He says, "I think I have, like, 32 songs that I want to put on the record, which is physically impossible unless I go ahead and do a greatest hits now, which is not gonna happen."Since Thomas is a songwriter himself, he's pulling from his own batch of songs on top of the ones he gets from his other songwriter friends in Nashville. As for which songs make the final cut, Thomas has some thinking to do about where he wants his music to go on album number two.He explains, "Now it's to the point of just like, 'What do I want the second record to sound like? Who do I want to be on this record? How much of the same do I want to stick with that was successful on the first, and how much of a departure do I want to make?'"Thomas has already started working on his new album. He adds, "I’m jumping out of my seat to let people hear new music."Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Garth Brooks Announces Lexington, Kentucky Shows


John Russell/CMAGarth Brooks fans in Kentucky got some sweet news this morning as the country superstar continues to announce dates on his current world tour.  Garth and his wife, Trisha Yearwood, will be returning to the Bluegrass State for two shows, October 31 and November 1, at Lexington’s Rupp Arena.  It’s Garth’s first Kentucky concert appearance in 16 years.Tickets for the shows go on sale September 26 at 10:00 a.m. ET via Ticketmaster only.Garth kicked off his world tour with a series of shows in Chicago earlier this month.  He plays five dates in Atlanta this Friday through September 27 before heading to Jacksonville, FL for another five dates, October 10 through 18.  Head to GarthBrooks.com for more info.Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

Emotional Miranda Lambert Holds Hands with Cancer-Stricken Child at Texas Concer


Randee St. NicholasIt was an emotional night for Miranda Lambert when she performed in Corpus Christi, Texas, last Saturday.As seen in a video posted on YouTube, Miranda was singing "Over You" when she reached out her hand to a seven-year-old girl named Brooke Hester, who was near the stage. Hester is battling stage four neuroblastoma cancer.Overcome with emotion, a teary-eyed Miranda held hands with Hester and held out her microphone to the crowd as the music continued to play.You can learn more about Hester as well as her family's charity, Brooke's Blossoming Hope for Childhood Cancer Foundation, Inc., by visiting BrookesBlossoms.org.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

Dustin Lynch's Band Members Double as His Best Friends On and Off the Road


Image Courtesy Broken Bow RecordsDustin Lynch spends about 250 days a year on a tour bus traveling with the guys in his band, so you'd think they'd be ready for some time away from each other when they got back home to Nashville. Not so, says Justin.He tells ABC News Radio, "We come back to Nashville, and within three or four hours of doing laundry, going to the gym and getting something to eat, we're all texting going, 'Hey, what do y'all want to do tonight?'"Since they're out of town all the time, Dustin and his band mates don't actually have a ton of friends who live in Music City. Luckily, the guys all get along famously."It's great to have a band with chemistry like that, and to have those guys that you really, genuinely enjoy being around, 'cause we're around each other a whole lot," Dustin says. "You know, even when we don't have to be around each other, we choose to be around each other."Dustin and his crew will head out on a Christmas tour starting November 1. Here are the dates and cities he's got lined up:11/1 -- Lubbock, TX 11/6 -- San Angelo, TX 11/7 -- Midland, TX 11/13 -- Abilene, TX 11/14 -- Wichita Falls, TX 11/15 -- Lawton, OK 11/20 -- Killeen/Temple, TX 11/21 -- Tyler/Longview, TX 12/5 -- Lafayette, LA 12/6 -- Texarkana, TX 12/11 -- Lifkin/Nacogdoches, TX 12/12 -- Lake Charles, LA 12/13 -- Victoria, TXFollow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

The Swon Brothers, Dustin Lynch and Kristian Bush Taking Country Music to New Yo


Sony Music NashvilleThe Swon Brothers, Dustin Lynch and Kristian Bush are teaming up with the Grand Ole Opry and Southwest Airlines to take country music to New York City in the coming weeks. The Nashville's New Music in New York City series kicks off September 29 at the Southwest Porch at Bryant Park in celebration of the Grand Ole Opry's 89th birthday.Go to Opry.com/NYC for more details and show dates and times.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

Kacey Musgraves Receives a Backhanded Compliment from One Direction's Harry Styl


Image Courtesy Kelly Christine Musgraves/SandboxOne Direction's Harry Styles, a.k.a. Taylor Swift's ex, is a fan of Kacey Musgraves' music, but he doesn't want you to know about it.Harry tweeted this week, "It's impossible to listen to Kacey Musgraves too much. Don't tell anyone."Kacey tweeted in reply, "Thank you?"CMA voters feel differently about Kacey. She's up for three trophies, including Song of the Year for "Follow Your Arrow," at the 48th Annual CMA Awards, broadcasting live on ABC Wednesday, November 5 at 8 p.m. ET.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Florida Georgia Line Getting Crazy with Upcoming "Sun Daze" Video


CMAFlorida Georgia Line's new song, "Sun Daze," is now available for instant download when you pre-order their new album, Anything Goes, at iTunes. FGL filmed a video for the song last week in Nashville, and they've posted a few sneak peeks on Instagram.The duo's Brian Kelley posted one photo of himself sitting in an office setting, wearing glasses and a suit and tie.In another clip, a group of guys and girls in swimwear are cheering on another guy in a monkey suit who's jumping on a trampoline.Looks like a pretty wild time.We'll keep you posted on where to find the "Sun Daze" video when it comes out. FGL's new album will be released October 14.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Kenny Chesney Now Streaming Six New Songs from "The Big Revival" Online


Sony Music Nashville/Blue ChairKenny Chesney's new album, The Big Revival, comes out next Tuesday, but you can hear six songs from the album streaming now at KennyChesney.CMT.com. The preview tracks include "Wild Child," featuring Grace Potter, and "Don't It," featuring Alison Krauss and Dan Tyminski.Kenny has also included "Drink It Up," "'Til It's Gone," "Rock Bottom" and "Save It for a Rainy Day" in the live stream.Kenny's also featured in the first installment of the new CMT series, Instant Jam, premiering Saturday, September 27 at 10 p.m. ET. The surprise pop-up concert was filmed in front of a small audience at the Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Chris Young Sells Out Billy Bob's in Ft. Worth for the Second Time in His Career


Image Courtesy Chris Spinks/Billy Bob's TexasChris Young played the second sold-out show of his career at Billy Bob's in Ft. Worth, Texas over the weekend. Nearly 6,000 fans were on hand for the show, which was Chris's first time playing the Dallas/Ft. Worth area in almost three years.He says, "Billy Bob's is one of my absolute favorite venues to play. I always say I love playing anywhere in Texas and that goes double for this venue."Chris has more headlining shows coming up this weekend before he rejoins Dierks Bentley's Riser tour later this month. Go to ChrisYoungCountry.com for a full list of tour dates.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Darius Rucker to Release New Christmas Album, "Home for the Holidays," on Octobe


Capitol NashvilleDarius Rucker's first Christmas album, Home for the Holidays, is due out October 27 featuring two song Darius co-wrote for the project -- "Candy Cane Christmas" and "What God Wants for Christmas." He also teams up with Sheryl Crow for a duet on the holiday classic "Baby, It's Cold Outside."Darius says, "I am so excited to finally make a Christmas album. This has been a lifelong dream and I hope my fans enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed making it."Darius will release a brand-new studio album in 2015 featuring his latest hit, "Homegrown Honey." Here's the Home for the Holidays track listing:"I'll Be Home for Christmas" "White Christmas" "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" "Winter Wonderland" "Please Come Home for Christmas" "What God Wants for Christmas" "Baby, It's Cold Outside" (featuring Sheryl Crow) "O Come, All Ye Faithful" "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" "Candy Cane Christmas"Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Luke, Blake, Miranda and Keith to Perform on 48th Annual CMA Awards November 5


CMATop nominees Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban are the first performers confirmed for the 48th Annual CMA Awards. All four artists are nominated for Entertainer of the Year along with that category's reigning champ, George Strait.Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will host the CMA Awards for a seventh consecutive year on Wednesday, November 5. The show airs live that night from Nashville at 8 ET on ABC. More performers will be announced soon.Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Darius Rucker Encourages Students to Help Support Music Education Through the Gr


Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleDarius Rucker joins pop star Colbie Caillat and fun. band member Jack Antonoff as ambassadors for the Grammy Foundation's new program with yearbook and class-ring makers Jostens. Through the partnership, students can opt to have a music icon placed on their yearbooks and class rings with $1 going to the Grammy Foundation for each order up to $100,000. Proceeds will benefit the Grammy Foundation's Grammy in the Schools music education programs.Darius contributed a video to the project explaining how studying music in high school helped him become the man he is today.He says, "[I] learned so much about life, singing and all that stuff. That was how I found out who I was, and it was really cool for me, 'cause I just developed into who I am right in the halls of Middleton High School, and I think a lot of my friends did the same thing."Jostens is also donating $50,000 on top of the money raised through the class rings and yearbooks program, so the total donation to the Grammy Foundation could reach $150,000. Go to Jostens.com/GrammyFoundation for more details.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Brothers Osborne Cast Their Real Friends and Family in "Rum" Video


UMG/Sonya JasinskiBrothers Osborne went back to their hometown of Deale, Maryland to shoot the video for their latest single, "Rum." The cast of characters in the clip all hail from Deale as well, which may explain the duo's T.J. and John Osborne's offbeat senses of humor.At first the director wanted to go to Deale to find off-the-wall people to appear in the video, but T.J. says they assured him they'd just call on their old friends and family that still lived there."We grew up with those people," T.J. tells ABC News Radio. "We wanted it to be real. We wanted the music to be real. We wanted the music video to be real and when people see and hear it, it's completely true, honest what it is. We didn't want anything to be contrived, 'cause it didn't need to be."The video for "Rum" features the guys' pals lip syncing the song, but not everyone had the lyrics memorized in time for the shoot.Says T.J., "There's even a couple moments, we left them in the video 'cause they were hilarious where people are just singing along and they get to the bridge, and they're like, 'Oh, I don't know what the words are.' And they have this kind of paused look on their face like deer in the headlights, and it's amazing.""Rum" is included on Brothers Osborne's new, self-titled EP, available now.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

Jason Aldean Comes to Terms with His Oldest Daughter Starting Middle School


Broken Bow RecordsJason Aldean's mornings have gotten a lot crazier this school year since his oldest daughter, Keeley, started going to middle school. His younger daughter, Kendyl, is in first grade, but she doesn't go to school until 8:30. Since Keeley's class starts at 7:20, Jason drops her off first and then hands Kendyl off to his mother.He tells ABC News Radio, "It's like I get one to school and then take 'em over to my mom's and let her cook my little one breakfast, let her eat and then take her to school. We've got a little system working out, now. It's working out pretty well."Jason admits he's a little depressed having his oldest daughter in middle school now, but he's happy to see Keeley finding her niche as a sixth grader."She's playing sports," Jason says, "and actually she tried out for middle school volleyball team and made it and actually is doing really well, really likes it. I think she might have found her sport 'cause she's really good at it."Keeley is also developing a bit of a rebellious streak as she approaches her teenage years.Says Jason, "My older one, she's 11 going on 20. So, that's not fun at all."On the music front, Jason's new album, Old Boots, New Dirt, is due out October 7 featuring the hit single "Burnin' It Down."Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Lee Brice Surprised with Platinum Plaque During Madison Square Garden Set


Image Courtesy Avi Gerver/MSG PhotosLee Brice got a big surprise during his Friday night set opening for Luke Bryan at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Toward the end of the show, Lee's pal Hoda Kotb of NBC Today's Kathie Lee and Hoda joined Lee on stage to present him with a platinum plaque for his recent hit, "I Don't Dance." He then performed the song, which is up for Song of the Year at the 48th Annual CMA Awards in November."I Don't Dance" is the title track from Lee's new album, in stores now.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Hunter Hayes and Lady A's Charles Kelley Performing at Harvest Night


Warner Music NashvilleHunter Hayes and Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley will perform at the Harvest Night event September 20 as part of the Music City Food and Wine Festival. Festival co-founders Kings of Leon are also on the bill for the show along with Jamey Johnson, Ashley Monroe, Michael McDonald and Nashville's Clare Bowen. Each artist will perform with the house band, The Long Players, made up of Nashville studio musicians.For ticket information, go to MusicCityFoodandWineFestival.com.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Justin Moore Getting His Sleep on the Road Since Baby, Rebecca Klein, Arrived in


Valory Music Co. Justin Moore and his wife, Kate, haven't been getting much rest since they welcomed their third daughter, Rebecca Klein, in July.Justin says, "I'm definitely having to go on the road right now to get sleep. She's happy and healthy and doing great, but she doesn't like to sleep too much."While he loves his three daughters, Justin would like to have a boy one day. That doesn't mean he's ready to start trying for one any time soon."My wife told me the other day, it was like four in the morning, we were up with the baby, she goes, 'I could do this again,'" Justin says with a laugh. "I said, 'Get away from me. I'm going to work. Leave me alone.'  So, I don't know. She can't keep her hands off of me."Justin is getting some good sleep in between shows on Miranda Lambert's Platinum tour this weekend.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Country Stars Remembers Those We Lost on 9/11


Big Machine RecordsQuite a few country stars took to Twitter Thursday to share their remembrances of those lost on the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks:Rascal Flatts -- "We can NEVER forget those lost, nor the ongoing costs to maintain and preserve our freedom. God bless America #fallenheroes #weremember 9/11"Hunter Hayes -- "Praying for peace and love all over the world and thinking about those who need it the most especially today. #NeverForget" Luke Bryan -- "Go USA. God bless the families who lost loved ones on this day." The Band Perry's Neil Perry posted this tweet along with a photograph of the Freedom Tower-- "'The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins.' #wewillneverforget #911anniversary #freedomtower" Thomas Rhett -- "Let us remember those we lost and those who continue to sacrifice. #UnitedWeStand"Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio