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Nashville notes: Vince Gill's new album + Austin Burke's "More Like Her"

Vince Gill and acclaimed musician Paul Franklin are teaming up once again for a new album, Sweet Memories: The Music of Ray Price & The Cherokee Cowboys. Due out August 4, the 11-song album marks the second time Vince and Paul are releasing a record together, with the first being 2013's Bakersfield. Preview their upcoming project with "Kissing Your Picture (Is So Cold)" now.

Drew Parker's Warner Music Nashville debut EP, At The End Of The Dirt Road, has arrived. The six-song set includes "King of Country Music," a tender duet he shares with his wife, Mallory Hope.

Austin Burke has dropped a new song, "More Like Her." The midtempo track serves as the first-time father's love letter to his unborn child, who's due this fall. 

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Print your personal Hatch Show Print postcard at the Country Music Hall of Fame

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Going to be in Nashville for CMA Fest? Then be sure to stop by the historic Country Music Hall of Fame on Friday, June 9. 

In addition to its history-rich exhibits, the museum will host a special two-hour event at the Taylor Swift Education Center for visitors to print their very own Hatch Show Print postcards.

The all-ages activity is free with museum admission.

For more information, visit

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Dylan Scott's new song is a hat tip to his hometown

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Dylan Scott has dropped a new song, "This Town’s Been Too Good To Us."

The midtempo track was composed by Dylan, Ashley GorleyRyan VojtesakJohn Byron and Taylor Phillips, and serves as Dylan's tribute to his hometown of Bastrop, Louisiana.

"Yeah, we sure painted it up/ Tore down them old two-lane roads/ We either stole every sign or left 'em in bullet holes/ It wasn't nowhere as bad as we all said that it was/ Yeah, looking back at it now this town's been too good to us," Dylan sings in the chorus.

Earlier this week, the "My Girl" hitmaker announced his This Town’s Been Too Good To Us Tour with openers Matt Schuster and Tayler Holder. Visit Dylan's website for the tour dates and tickets.

Dylan's latest single, "Can't Have Mine," is currently in the top 30 on the country charts.

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Corey Kent's shiny 'Blacktop' has arrived

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Corey Kent's long-awaited debut album, Blacktop, has arrived.

Out now via RCA Nashville/Sony Music Nashville, the 10-track project features Corey's chart-topping RIAA-certified Platinum hit single, "Wild As Her."

"I went to work for a pavement company when the world shut down. I even recorded a few of the songs on Blacktop while I was still working there. So what better way to pay tribute to that industry and the folks that gave me an opportunity to provide for my family," shares the country newcomer.

"I also called it Blacktop because that's where we've spent the most time over the last few years pounding the pavement and playing club after club every weekend since Jan 2021," adds Corey. "Blacktop pays tribute to where I've been, what we've been up to, and through, and where we are headed."

Corey will celebrate his career milestone with a sold-out album release show at Brooklyn Bowl Nashville on Friday, June 2.

Here's the Blacktop track list:

"Wild as Her"
"Long Story Short"
"Something's Gonna Kill Me"
"Man of the House"
"Gone as You"
"BiC Flame"
"Call It a Night"
"How You Know You Made It"
"Hood of That Car"
"Once or Twice"

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Ashley McBryde unveils new album title, cover art + track list

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Rejoice, Ashley McBryde fans: The wait for a new album is over.

Ashley's new record, The Devil I Know, is set to arrive on September 8.

Of her upcoming project, the Grand Ole Opry member shares, "When it was time to put together The Devil I Know, my band and I did what we always do: got together in the purple building in East Nashville, played through a bunch of songs and discussed where we wanted it to go. We decided to take all the things that people tend to give us a hard time for and turn it up."

"We listened to all those opinions and said, 'I hear you. I understand what you’re saying,'" adds Ashley. "'But sadly, there's no room on the record for your opinion. We'll do what we want.'"

The forthcoming 11-song collection will include the lead single "Light On In The Kitchen," its title track and "Learned To Lie," which dropped with Ashley's album announcement.

The Devil I Know is available for preorder and presave now.

Here's the track listing for The Devil I Know:

"Made For This"
"Coldest Beer in Town"
"Light On In The Kitchen"
"Women Ain’t Whiskey"
"Learned To Lie"
"The Devil I Know"
"Single At The Same Time"
"Cool Little Bars"
"Whiskey and Country Music"
"Blackout Betty"
"6th Of October"

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Luke Bryan invites Chayce, Kameron + more to his Farm Tour

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Luke Bryan's Farm Tour 2023 party just got better.

The country superstar has announced Chayce BeckhamKameron MarloweThe Peach Pickers and DJ Rock will join him as special guests.

The five-date Farm Tour kicks off September 14 in Shelbyville, Kentucky, before wrapping up on September 23 in Eyota, Minnesota. 

Earlier in May, Luke released his upbeat and summer-ready new single, "But I Got A Beer In My Hand."

For tickets to Luke's Farm Tour 2023, go to

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Jelly Roll celebrates 'Whitsitt Chapel' on 'GMA'

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Jelly Roll appeared on ABC's Good Morning America on Friday, June 2, to celebrate his debut country album, Whitsitt Chapel.

Out now, the 13-track collection features its lead single, "Need A Favor," which Jelly performed on the morning show. Prior to that, the singer chatted about his Nashville roots and what it's like playing sold-out shows for fans.

Earlier this week, Jelly's inspiring ABC News Studios-produced documentary, Jelly Roll: Save Me, premiered on Hulu.

Jelly's highly anticipated Backroad Baptism Tour kicks off July 28 in Southaven, Mississippi. For the full list of tour dates and tickets, visit

Whitsitt Chapel is available now wherever you listen to music, with exclusive box bundles available at Jelly's merch store.

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Jon Pardi and wife Summer waltz easily into parenthood


Jon Pardi seems to have made a seamless transition into fatherhood since the arrival of his daughter,Presley Fawn, on February 18.

"Oh, man. Presley's awesome," the new dad tells ABC Audio. "She's been a great baby. You know, she cries every now and then when she's hungry, but it's not like a heavy duty cry. Let's put it that way. She's a very great baby and fun and super cute and it's been a fun time with her."

Judging by how well Jon's wife, Summer, seems to have adjusted, it's not hard to imagine that more little ones might very well be in the future.

"Summer definitely looks great," Jon comments. "I have to remind her all the time. So she bounced back." 

You can check out some recent snapshots of the happy family via Summer's socials and a recent collection of photos she captioned "Road life." Meanwhile, Presley's dad's latest hit, "Your Heart or Mine," is nearing the top 10.

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Nashville notes: Hannah's "Ugly Houses" + Lily's Pride debut

Hannah Dasher's new video for her faith-based track, "Ugly Houses," is out now. Shot partially in her own home, it's the latest release from her new EP, The Other Damn Half, which arrives August 4.

Newcomer Lily Rose made her morning TV debut Thursday on ABC's Good Morning America, performing "Sad in the Summer" on the first day of Pride Month.

Tim McGraw takes fans behind the scenes of the music video for his new hit, "Standing Room Only," in a new YouTube video.

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Ashley McBryde's "spilling the tea on Friday"


Ashley McBryde has something up her well-tatted sleeve.

The recent Grammy winner teased fans with a short video posted to her socials on Wednesday. In the clip, Ashley raises a fancy teacup, takes a drink and then toasts toward the camera. "Spilling the tea on Friday," the snippet closes. 

While "The Devil I Know" plays in the background, Ashley's latest single is "Light on in the Kitchen." At last month's ACM Awards, she told ABC Audio she'd recently shot the as-yet-unreleased video for her hit.

Both tracks are from her upcoming third solo album for Warner Nashville, the follow-up to last year's critically acclaimed Lindeville collaboration. So far, she hasn't revealed when the full record will arrive. 

Her most recent full-length solo effort is 2020's Never Will.

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Lauren Alaina gets 'Unlocked' with new EP

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Lauren Alaina's getting some help from her superstar friends on her first new collection of music since changing record labels.

The six-song Unlocked drops June 9 and features a collaboration with Lainey Wilson on "Thicc as Thieves," which Lauren co-wrote with Luke Bryan. Lauren also had a hand in writing "A Walk in the Bar," which arrives Thursday night, along with the track titled "Hangovers." Cole Swindell help craft "Smaller the Town."

The American Idol runner-up hopes the new music will help her fans get to know her a little better.

“It's been 13 years since we first met, and until a couple of years ago, I don't know that I ever slowed down for more than a day or two at a time,” Lauren says. “I spent more time with the people that matter most to me -- my family, my fiancé, my friends -- during that period than I had in years."

"This music comes from my heart and my hometown," she continues. "I am who I am because of where and who I come from, and I'm more me today than I've ever been. I can't wait to unlock this next chapter with you.”

You can get a sneak peak of the record via a new YouTube video Lauren posted on her socials on Thursday.

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Music is Universal for Jordan Davis, Brothers Osborne and many more

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If you're lucky enough to be headed to Music City for the 50th anniversary of CMA Fest, you can add one more spot to the places you'll want to hang out.

UMG Nashville will take over Skydeck at Broadway June 8-11 to host four days of free events with its artists, including live performances, fan club parties, listening events, writers rounds and more.

Brothers OsborneJordan DavisPriscilla BlockTravis DenningMaddie & Tae and Tanya Tucker are just a handful of the stars who'll be there. You can check out the full lineup for the event, called Music Is Universal, online.

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Dierks Bentley's about to become the hockey host with the most

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Self-professed hockey fanatic Dierks Bentley's on tap to host the 2023 NHL Awards at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.

“Hockey plays a big part of my daily life,” the "Gold" hitmaker says. "I’ve been to rinks all over the country with my travel hockey son. I coach his spring league games and spend hours in the local hockey store, telling him, 'No, you do not need a new stick!' We love watching YouTube highlight reels, the whole family loves going to Nashville Predators games and watching the Stanley Cup Final together."

"And, I am a proud member of a beer league team here in Nashville," Dierks continues. "To get to add NHL Awards host to this list is truly an honor."

You can watch the show Monday, June 26, starting at 8 p.m. ET on TNT, Sportsnet and TVA Sports in the U.S. and Canada.

If you'd like to see it in person, you can check out tickets online for the event that kicks off a week of hockey festivities in Music City, including the Upper Deck NHL Draft.

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Tanya, Jo Dee, Josh and Tracy set for the big stage at CMA Fest

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Jo Dee MessinaTanya TuckerJosh Turner and Tracy Lawrence have all been added to the main stage at Nashville's Nissan Stadium for CMA Fest 2023.

King Calaway will kick off the nightly festivities on the big stage with the national anthem on Thursday, June 8. You can check out the full lineup for the shows, which run through Sunday, June 11, at

Four-night passes, as well as single-night tickets, are still available online for the 50th anniversary of the country music festival formerly known as Fan Fair. 

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Dylan Scott's "Can't Have Mine" was inspired by his best friend, Micah

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Dylan Scott is rising up the country charts with his single "Can't Have Mine (Find You A Girl)."

Penned by Dylan, Dallas WilsonJosh Melton and Matt Alderman, the track, as Dylan recalls, was very much inspired by a real-life situation.

Dylan's longtime best friend, Micah, was having trouble finding the love of his life and decided to seek advice from the singer/songwriter.

"He's like, 'Man, you've been with your wife since you were 15. What do I got to do, man?' So I just gave him a laundry list of things, like, 'Hey, you got to find you one like this and maybe one like this and not like this and like this,'" Dylan shares with ABC Audio. "When I got off the phone with him, I told myself, 'Dang, I just described my wife to my best friend.'"

This heartfelt conversation later sparked the inspiration for "Can't Have Mine (Find You A Girl)."

"I started thinking about it, I was like, 'Man, he needs to find a girl, but he can't have mine.' I wrote that in my phone and it turned out to be great," he adds. 

Today, Micah is not only in a relationship, he's gearing up to tie the knot in September. "(Micah) did find him a girl. I'm going to take full credit for that. I am the matchmaker," Dylan boasts. 

Dylan is currently top 30-bound on the country charts with "Can't Have Mine (Find You A Girl)."

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