Luke Bryan Thinks This Phrase Puts Down His Fans

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Luckily, bro country is a label that is being used less and less but that doesn’t stop Luke Bryan from being frustrated with it.

Bryan says the term “was invented to cheapen” him as an artist and it insults his fans, who he knows are way more than just a silly term.

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Chris Young Shares New Album Details

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Chris Young recently shared the album title and cover for his fifth studio album due out on November 13th!

Young says that the lead single “I’m Comin Over” is a great introduction for his upcoming album and can’t wait to share it with his fans.

Chris will also be kicking off his I’m Comin’ Over World Tour on September 30th in Nashville at the new Ascend Amphitheater!

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Brantley Gilbert Honoring Fallen Military Heroes with Chattanooga Unite Tribute Concert September 16

Big Machine Label GroupBrantley Gilbert is headlining a benefit concert in Chattanooga, Tennessee next month to honor of the five soldiers who were killed in attack on a military recruitment center July 16. The event, dubbed Chattanooga Unite: A Tribute on the River, will take place two months to the day of the attack, on Wednesday, September 16. Special guests will be announced as the event gets closer.

Actor Samuel L. Jackson, who’s a Chattanooga native, will emcee the tribute concert. There won’t be any ticket fees for the concert, but donations for The National Compassion Fund are encouraged. Go to ChattanoogaUnite.org for details.

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Dierks Bentley Hosting Star-Studded Miles & Music for Kids Ride November 1 in Nashville

Greenroom PRDierks Bentley will kick off CMA Awards week in Nashville with his 10th Annual Miles & Music for Kids celebrity motorcycle ride and concert November 1. Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell and Canaan Smith are among the performers joining Dierks for the concert at Nashville’s new Ascend Amphitheater.

Miles & Music for Kids has raised more than $3 million for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals over the last 10 years. Dierks says, “When I think about all the artists and riders and fans who have come out to support this event over the years, I get a little emotional…there is just no way for me to possibly say thank you enough.”

The 10th anniversary ride will begin at Harley Davidson of Columbia in Columbia, Tennessee for an hour-long ride to Ascend Amphitheater to close out the new venue’s inaugural season. Tickets go on sale Tuesday through Ticketmaster.

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Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockWhich member of The Band Perry wrote “If I Die Young”? ANSWER: Kimberly Perry.

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Rascal Flatts and Kacey Musgraves Cover Disney Classics on “We Love Disney” Album

Big Machine RecordsWanna hear Disney tunes like you’ve never heard them before? A new compilation album, We Love Disney, features Rascal Flatts and Kacey Mugraves covering songs from your favorite Disney classics.

Rascal Flatts team up with Lucy Hale for a duet version of “Let It Go” from Frozen, while Kacey takes on “A Spoonful of Sugar” from Mary Poppins.

Pop stars Ariana Grande, Gwen Stefani, Jason DeRulo and Jessie J also contribute to the project. The closing track on We Love Disney is “It’s a Small World,” which will be performed by the “We Love Disney Artists,” which presumably refers to all of the bands and singers on the album.

We Love Disney will be released on October 30.

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Luke Bryan’s “Kill the Lights” Tops the “Billboard” 200

Jim Wright/Capitol NashvilleLuke Bryan has another #1 album on his hands with Kill the Lights.

His latest release sold 345 thousand units for the week ending Thursday to debut atop the Billboard 200 album chart.

This is the third time an album of his has reached #1, joining Crash My Party and Spring Break…Here to Party.  

Luke released Kill the Lights on August 7.

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The Band Perry’s “Live Forever” Is a “Giant Hello” for Their Upcoming Third Album

Big Machine RecordsThe Band Perry has been working on their upcoming third studio album for a year and a half now, but the lead single, “Live Forever,” came pretty late in the creative process. The sibling trio had what they considered to be the centerpieces for the album in place, but they needed the perfect song to serve as the “gigantic hello” for the project.

The Band Perry’s Kimberly Perry tells ABC Radio, “When we wrote ‘Live Forever,’ we were like, ‘This is absolutely what we have to start the process with.'”

“Live Forever” is a collaboration between The Band Perry and pop producer RedOne, who is best known for his work with the likes of Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull. Working with RedOne gave the Perrys the anthemic vibe they were going for with “Live Forever.”

Neil Perry explains, “[RedOne] is Swedish and Moroccan, I think. I think the combination of that really brings quite a lot of input into the writing of the song. He just knows how to pull out a hit melody.”

The Band Perry also worked with DJ/producer Diplo and pop star Pharrell Williams for their next project, but the band members insist this new project isn’t a bid to leave country music. If anything, The Band Perry is bringing those pop acts into the country realm.

“I think Diplo didn’t realize how much of a country music fan he was until we went into the room,” says Reid Perry, “and then you have people like Pharrell, who’s been trying to write country songs his whole life. So, for us, it was really cool to find those people, especially out in LA.”

While they worked hard to raise the bar and stretch themselves, The Band Perry had a motto in the studio to help them stay true to their roots.

Kimberly explains, “We kind of said, ‘Authenticity and something excellent.’ That’s what we want to walk out of the studio with, and pretty proud that we’ve done that. I think it’s the best collection of songs so far, in our humble opinion.”

The visually-stimulating video for “Live Forever” debut over the weekend on CMT.

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