David Nail Admits He Can Be a Slob Around the House

MCA NashvilleDavid Nail is quick to admit he isn’t the most tidy guy around the house. He and his wife, Catherine, just purchased a bigger house in Nashville, and David’s clothes and personal belongings are scattered everywhere.

He admits, “I’ll walk by and I’ll see a coat there, or I’ll see a pair of jeans, and I’m like, I need to fold that, or I need to put that on a hanger and put it in the closet, but I’ll just…find something else that I need to do more and keep procrastinating and three days later, it’s still sittin’ there.”

David recently loaded and unloaded the dishwasher in the kitchen, but he didn’t get the reaction he was hoping for from Catherine.

“I remember I got a little upset because she wasn’t quite as thrilled and proud of me as I wanted,” David adds. “I guess I wanted her to come in and do cartwheels, but it was a big thing for me. I’m still living off that.”

David’s new album, I’m a Fire, is available now featuring the #1 hit, “Whatever She’s Got,” and his new single, “Kiss You Tonight.”

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Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockBrad Paisley will kick off the New York State Fair in Syracuse with a performance on Thursday, August 21.

The Band Perry, Eli Young Band, Thompson Square, David Nail, Eric Paslay and Alabama are among the stars playing the inaugural Buckle Up Music Festival July 18 through 21 in Cincinnati, OH.

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Josh Turner Not Content to Follow Current Country Trends on Upcoming Album

MCA NashvilleJosh Turner‘s last album, Punching Bag, produced the big hit song, “Time Is Love,” back in 2012, but he’s been absent from the country radio charts ever since. Josh hoped to have a new single out in January of this year, but fans will have to wait just a little bit longer to hear what he’s been working on.

Josh says, “In all honesty, this has been the hardest record of my career to make.  I don’t know why. It’s been tough for me to write the songs. It’s been tough for me to find the songs.”

Since Josh’s music has always retained elements of the traditional country aound, he doesn’t feel compelled to follow the current Nashville trend of recording party songs about girls dancing on truck tailgates in the moonlight.

“I think this whole town has kinda been a funk,” Josh admits. “You know, it’s like everybody’s writing about the same thing and same kind of melodies. It’s just been very frustrating.”

Josh’s new album is finally coming together with nine songs confirmed for the final track listing.

He explains, “If I had it my way, it would probably come about in a different kind of way and look a little different and sound a little different. But right now, considering what we’ve had to work with, I feel like we’re in a pretty good spot.”

Josh looks forward to breathing a big sigh of relief when the new project actually gets in his fans’ hands.

He says with a laugh, “This is gonna be a sweet record regardless of what happens once it gets out there, because  I’ve worked my butt off for this one.”

In the meantime, Josh shares personal stories and life lessons in his new book, Man Stuff, coming out April 29.

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Jerrod Niemann Releases First of Five Mini-Movies to Promote New Album, “High Noon”

Sony Music NashvilleJerrod Niemann has released the first of five mini-movies at JourneytoHighNoon.com as part of the ramp-up to the release of his new album release, High Noon, on March 25. The clip features Jerrod as the hero of the High Noon Saloon, even though Jerrod’s donkey, Lucky #9, runs off in the first installment.

A free remix of “Drink to That All Night” is also available at Jerrod’s site. Look for the next mini-movie to be posted Thursday.

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Cassadee Pope Enters Taylor Swift Territory with “Wasting All These Tears”

Republic NashvilleCassadee Pope is making waves not seen from a new female country act since Taylor Swift hit the scene eight years ago. Cassadee’s debut single, “Wasting All These Tears,” has been certified platinum. Taylor was the last artist to pull off that feat with her debut single, “Tim McGraw,” in 2006.

Cassadee’s debut album, Frame by Frame, also bowed at #1 on Billboard‘s Country Albums chart. The second single from that project, “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart,” is now climbing the country chart.

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Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is the name of Luke Bryan‘s official fan club? ANSWER: The Nut House.

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Billy Currington Hungry for More Hits to Fill Out His Concert Set List

Mercury NashvilleBilly Currington has built up quite an arsenal of #1 singles, but he’s hungry for more hits to fill out his headlining concert set lists.

Billy tells ABC News Radio, “We’re like a 20-song set list. So, I have to come up with the remainder of the songs to put off the same amount of energy [as the hits do], and that’s sometimes tough.”

Having monster hits like “People Are Crazy,” “Good Directions” and “Hey Girl” really helps Billy entertain his concerts crowds.

He adds, “What I got right now, [I'm] very thankful for.”

Billy is currently headlining the We Are Tonight tour with special guests Brett Eldredge and Chase Rice. Go to BillyCurrington.com for a full list of dates.

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Sara Evans Feeling Nervous, Exhausted and Excited as “Slow Me Down” Hits Stores

RCA RecordsSara Evans is going through a roller coaster of emotions this week as her new album, Slow Me Down, hits the marketplace.

“You feel a lot of things, you know, like excitement, nervousness, exhaustion,” Sara tells ABC News Radio. “‘Cause it’s a lot of work and a lot of build up because you want everyone in the world to know about it and go buy it because you’re so proud, and I have been working so hard on this project.”

Fans have an indication of what to expect on Sara’s album thanks to the lead single, also titled “Slow Me Down.”

Sara explains, “You kinda want to always have a song like that as your first single to give everybody a taste of where you are musically, and what the whole record is. But then also, it’s just an incredible song.”

Sara especially likes how the last line of the chorus changes “Slow Me Down” from a straight-up leaving song to a possible song of reconciliation.

She adds, “You’re not expecting it. ‘Hurry up and slow me down.’ I’m like, ‘Well, that’s just genius.’”

Sara’s new album also includes collaborations with Gavin DeGraw, Vince Gill and Isaac Slade of The Fray. Look for her to perform on ABC’s Good Morning America  on Tuesday and The Chew on Wednesday.

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Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockLuke Bryan gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at the making of his new Spring Break project, Like We Ain’t Ever, in a new CMT special airing Saturday at 2 p.m. ET.

Gary Allan is set to perform on CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman Tuesday.

Get well wishes go out to Country Music Hall of Fame member Mel Tillis, who underwent a routine heart procedure over the weekend. His daughter, Pam Tillis, says he’s expected to make a full recovery.

Nashville stars Charles Esten and Clare Bowen will headline the St. Jude Country Music Marathon post-race concert April 28 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

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Bruce Springsteen Tribute Concert Featuring McGraw and Chesney Coming to AXS TV March 30

Columbia RecordsTim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Faith Hill and Zac Brown were among the stars performing at the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year concert honoring Bruce Springsteen. Now highlights from that concert will premiering on AXS TV Sunday, March 30. A DVD and Blu-ray release of the concert will hit stores on March 25 as well.

Elton John, Neil Young, Sting and Natalie Maines also performed at the show, which featured an all-star finale with the artists and Bruce himself. The gala not only celebrated Springsteen’s music but also his philanthropic work.  Aptly, the show ended up raising more than $6.6 million for the Recording Academy’s MusiCares foundation, which helps musicians in times of need.

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