Hunter Hayes Announces Details for 24 Hour Road Race Shows Starting May 9

HunterHayes.comHunter Hayes will embark on his 24 Hour Road Race on May 9, starting with a performance on ABC’s Good Morning America. He’ll then set off on his attempt to play nine shows through the next morning in hopes of breaking the Guinness record for most concerts played in multiple cities in 24 hours. The Flaming Lips currently hold the record, with eight shows played in 24 hours.

Dan + Shay and Charlie Worsham will join Hunter on select shows. Hunter will be wearing a TUDOR Heritage Chrono watch engraved with the Road Race logo during the shows. That timepiece will be auctioned off at the end of the trek to raise money for the hunger relief organization Feeding America.

Hunter’s 24 Hour Road Race coincides with the release of his new album, Storyline, on May 9.  That project features Hunter’s latest single, “Invisible.”

Here are the 24 Hour Road Race tour cities and door times (all times Eastern):

May 9
8:00 a.m. — New York, NY, Good Morning America
9:15 a.m. — Boston, MA, Paradise Rock Club
11:30 a.m. — Worcester, MA, Palladium Upstairs
1:45 p.m. — Providence, RI, Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
4:15 p.m. — New London, CT, Garde Arts Center
6:45 p.m. — New Haven, CT, Toad’s Place
9:00 p.m. — Stamford, CT, Palace Theatre
11:30 p.m. — South Orange, NJ, SOPAC

May 10
2:00 a.m. — Asbury Park, NJ, The Stone Pony
5:00 a.m. — Philadelphia, PA, Trocadero

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Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockWho is Blake Shelton‘s duet partner on the hit “Hillbilly Bone?” ANSWER: Trace Adkins.

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Luke Bryan Playing Summerfest June 28 in Milwaukee

CMALuke Bryan will headline Summerfest 2014 in Milwaukee with a show at Marcus Amphitheater on Saturday, June 28. He played for a sold-out crowd at the festival last summer. Danielle Bradbery will serve as Luke’s opening act for the June 28 show.

Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker and Zac Brown Band are also playing Summerfest, which is billed as The World’s Largest Music Festival. Go to for details.

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Taylor Swift Wins Multiple Awards at Radio Disney Music Awards

ABC/Chris HolloTaylor Swift won multiple awards Saturday at the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards, held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles.

Taylor won best musical collaboration, for “Everything Has Changed,” featuring Ed Sheeran. Her followers, collectively known as “Swifties,” were named the “fiercest fans.”

The 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards aired as a TV special on Sunday night.

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Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockFlorida Georgia Line appears on ABC’s The View Wednesday, April 30.

Brothers Osborne and Laura Bell Bundy will perform at the Julep Ball in Louisville on May 2 prior to the 140th Kentucky Derby.

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Blake Shelton Didn’t Know Anything About Pop and Rock Music Before “The Voice”

Warner Music NashvilleSince he started as a coach on The Voice, Blake Shelton has recorded duets with his co-stars Shakira and Christina Aguilera. That’s something that would have never happened prior to Blake taking the gig on The Voice. Back then, Blake only listened to country music.

“Working at The Voice, I’ve heard and been exposed to so much music,” Blake says. “So many different genres. So many sounds. So many things that I don’t like. So many things that I found out that I do like, and it’s just been a discovery for me.”

Blake’s first exposure to pop music came when he dug into fellow coach Adam Levine‘s recordings with Maroon 5.

Blake says, “[I] was getting to know this guy. I better know something about his music, and fell in love with his records.”

It turns out Blake knew several of Christina’s songs, but he didn’t know she was the one singing them.  Hearing all these sounds has shown up in Blake’s music lately, especially his recent hit, “Boys ‘Round Here.”

He explains, “I definitely think that hearing and performing some of these songs that I’ve never been exposed to, obviously, it drips into what I do, too.”

The Voice airs Monday and Tuesday nights on NBC.

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Sara Evans Headed to the Nail Salon for a Pedicure with Her Gal Pals

RCA NashvilleSandal weather is here, and that means Sara Evans is headed to the nail salon for a pedicure. It’s more than just maintenance for Sara, though.

She tells People Country, “I love getting [pedicures] with friends so we can gossip for an hour while we’re stuck in the chair.”

All conversation stops at a certain point in the pedicure process.  Sara says, “When the foot massage starts, everyone knows it’s time to stop talking and take a nap!”

Look for Sara’s new album, Slow Me Down, in stores now.

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Brett Eldredge Reveals How Brooks & Dunn Changed His Life

Warner Music NashvilleBrett Eldredge started out singing Frank Sinatra songs as a kid in his hometown of Paris, IL, but he quickly went country after hearing Ronnie Dunn‘s voice on Brooks & Dunn‘s Greatest Hits album.

“When I first heard Brooks & Dunn, I was hooked,” Brett tells the Ocala Star-Banner of discovering Brooks & Dunn during his freshman year of high school. “I had a boat named ‘Bessie,’ and we listened to that CD the whole summer.”

Brett has now scored his second country hit with “Beat of the Music.” It’s included on his debut album, Bring You Back, out now.

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“The Music of Nashville Season 2 Volume 2″ Coming Out May 6

Big Machine RecordsThe Music of Nashville Original Soundtrack Season 2, Volume 2 will be released May 6 featuring 11 tracks sung by the show’s stars. A deluxe version with 21 tracks, including four exclusive tracks, will be available exclusively at Target.

Nashville returns with an all-new episode Wednesday, April 30 at 10 p.m. ET.

Here’s the full Target Deluxe Edition track listing:

“He Ain’t Gonna Change” — Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere
“I Ain’t Leavin’ Without Your Love” — Sam Palladio, Chaley Rose, Jonathan Jackson
“Believing” — Charles Esten, Lennon & Maisy
“Hurtin’ on Me” — Chris Carmack
“Lately” — Sam Palladio, Clare Bowen
“Wrong for the Right Reasons” — Connie Britton
“Everything I’ll Ever Need” — Hayden Panettiere, Jonathan Jackson
“Joy Parade” — Lennon & Maisy
“Come Find Me” — Clare Bowen
“It’s on Tonight” — Will Chase, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten
“Hennessee” — Sam Palladio, Jonathan Jackson, Chaley Rose
“It All Slows Down” — Aubrey Peeples
“Is That Who I Am” — Chris Carmack
“This Time” — Connie Britton
“Black Roses” — Clare Bowen
“Don’t Put Dirt on My Grave Just Yet” — Hayden Panettiere
“A Life That’s Good” — Connie Britton, Charles Esten, Lennon & Maisy
“Carry You Home” — Chaley Rose
“Then I Was Loved by You” — Chris Carmack
“Falling” — Clare Bowen
“Don’t Put Dirt on My Grave Just Yet” (Orchestral Version) — Hayden Panettiere

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