The Band Perry Erasing the Evidence of Love Gone Wrong in New “Chainsaw” Video

Republic NashvilleThe Band Perry‘s new video for “Chainsaw” premieres on CMT and CMT.com Tuesday. The clip features the Perry siblings yelling “timber” as they cut down the trees where their heartbroken clients have carved their initials with their exes.

“Chainsaw” was filmed in Oregon and also includes dynamic live footage from The Band Perry. It’s the latest single from their album Pioneer.


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Dierks Bentley Parties in the Air in New “Drunk on a Plane” Video

Greenroom PRDierks Bentley‘s new video for “Drunk on a Plane” premiered on the comedy website Funny or Die Monday morning. The hilarious clip was shot at Air Hollywood last month, featuring a cast of comedians, actors, Dierks’ band members, and friends throwing down while up in the air.

Dierks says, “There are a few subplots working underneath the main story that totally crack me up. If you watch it a couple times, you start to pick up on more funny details.”

“Drunk on a Plane” has already become a highlight of Dierks’ just-launched Riser tour. Go to Dierks.com to see where he’s playing next.


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Rodney Atkins Recruits Lee Brice and Dustin Lynch for Music City Gives Back Concert

Photo Credit: Caleb KuhlRodney Atkins hosts his Fourth Annual Music City Gives Back Tuesday, June 3 at 1st Avenue and Broadway in downtown Nashville. Lee Brice, Jana Kramer, Dustin Lynch and Josh Thompson are among the stars joining Rodney on the bill. Proceeds go to Nashville’s W.O. Smith Music School.

Rodney says, “I am so excited to be part of this event for the fourth year in a row and to have such a great group of artists give their time and talent to help out. I’ve always believed that music is a great healer and it’s important to me as an artist to use that platform to give back.”

The concert is free to the public.


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Luke, Miranda, Carrie, Blake & More Performing on 2014 CMT Music Awards

CMTBlake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, and Miranda Lambert are all set to perform on the 2014 CMT Music Awards next month. The show broadcasts live from Nashville June 4 at 8 p.m. ET. Further announcements on performers, presenters and the show host are coming soon.

Fan voting is now open at CMT.com to determine this year’s winners.


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Dolly Parton “Dolly-izes” Bon Jovi and Bob Dylan on New Album, “Blue Smoke”

Webster PRDolly Parton‘s new album, Blue Smoke, is out Tuesday, but she insists the title isn’t quite as mysterious as it might sound. Dolly wrote the title track a few years ago inspired by the blue smoke that comes off the Smokey Mountains in her native East Tennessee.

She says of the song, “That kind of fit ’cause I’m from the Smokies. But also it has a lot of bluegrass flavors to it. So, I thought the bluegrass, the blue smoke.”

The project includes a pair of interesting cover songs. Dolly dipped into Bon Jovi’s catalog to sing their 1989 hit, “Lay Your Hands on Me.” While the original version is about a romantic relationship, Dolly teamed up with writers Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora to reimagine “Lay Your Hands on Me” as a gospel song.

“So, they just threw some ideas out, and I threw some ideas out,” Dolly says of the rewrite process. “They loved what I was doing. I loved what they was doing.”

Dolly also included a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” on Blue Smoke.  She says, “It was just one of those songs that I often sit around and just sing. But I love Bob’s songs. He’s different, unusual — weird guy, and I love weird people.”

Blue Smoke features Dolly’s duet with Willie Nelson on “From Here to the Moon and Back,” as well as her Grammy-nominated collaboration with Kenny Rogers, “You Can’t Make Old Friends.”

Look for Dolly on NBC’s Today and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and CBS’s The Talk on Tuesday. She’ll appear on History Channel’s American Pickers Wednesday, and The Wendy Williams Show on Thursday.

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Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is the name of Jake Owen‘s daughter? ANSWER: Pearl.

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Hunter Hayes Sets Guinness World Record for Most Shows Played in Multiple Cities in 24 Hours

Warner Music NashvilleHunter Hayes now holds the Guinness World Record for most concerts played in multiple cities in 24 hours. The singer performed 10 shows on his 24 Hour Road Race to End Child Hunger starting Friday morning through Saturday morning in the Northeast. Hunter’s mini-tour raised money and awareness for ConAgra Foods’ efforts against childhood hunger.

Hunter says, “I’m so proud to get to work with them and all the sponsors. Thank you to all the fans for not only making history with us but also making this whole thing absolutely awesome!”

Charlie Worsham and Dan + Shay joined Hunter on select shows. The previous record holder, The Flaming Lips, played eight shows in 24 hours.

Look for Hunter’s new album, Storyline, in stores now. It features his latest single, “Invisible.”

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Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockGet-well wishes go out to Martina McBride‘s older brother, Steve, who had neck surgery Friday morning. Martina took to Twitter to ask fans for their thoughts and prayers.

ABC’s Nashville has been renewed for a third season.

Jake Owen took it easy on a vacation to the Bahamas over the weekend.

Rascal Flatts performs on NBC’s The Voice Monday.

Tickets are now on sale at Craig Morgan‘s website for his 8th annual charity motocross and concert event. The festivities take place July 20 in Dickson, Tennessee.

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Kip Moore and Frankie Ballard Headlining the “Country Weekly” Kick-Off Party in Nashville

MCA NashvilleKip Moore and Frankie Ballard are the headliners for the Country Weekly Kick-Off Party June 3 at Nashville’s Hard Rock Café. The pre-CMA Music Festival event is a fundraiser for Musicians on Call, an organization providing music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities.

Tickets for the event are available at MusiciansonCall.org.

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Eric Church Trying to Contain His Rambunctious Two-Year-Old Son, Boone

EB Media PREric Church is one of country’s rowdiest performers, so it’s no wonder his toddler son, Boone, is something of a wild child. The country star is already preparing to take his daredevil boy on The Outsiders tour this fall, but there’ll be some changes to accommodate Boone.

“He needs his own bus. I need to put padded walls on it,” Eric says. “He had his first broken bone at one year old. Just over a year old. He jumped off the back of a chair.”

Lately, Eric has been bonding with Boone watching Tom and Jerry cartoons, but he’s had to put a stop to that father-son activity.

Eric explains, “When you watch it with your two-year-old and you see Tom take an axe and try to hit Jerry and Jerry blow up Tom, he doesn’t get it. So, then all of a sudden, Boone’s pulling my hair, slapping me, hitting [my wife] Catherine.”

Now that Tom & Jerry has been axed from Boone’s TV schedule, Eric says, “We’re back to Berenstain Bears.”

Eric kicks off The Outsiders World Tour this September.

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