Taylor Swift Begs Off Making ACM Awards Campaign Video in Her New ACM Awards Campaign Video

Big Machine RecordsTaylor Swift is up for multiple trophies at next month’s ACM Awards, but she just didn’t have time to make an ACM campaign video. Which we learn in Taylor’s ACM campaign video.

In a hilarious new clip, Taylor tells her record label president, Scott Borchetta she’s too busy to even talk about making a video. Then while she has Scott on hold, Taylor chats with a girlfriend about the joys of blocking a bad ex-boyfriend on the iPhone, and spends quality time with her beloved cat, Meredith, whom she calls “The Princess of Kittytown.”

Taylor is up for Entertainer of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year at the ACM Awards, broadcasting live from Las Vegas Sunday, April 6 on CBS.

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Florida Georgia Line Selected as the Face of Outnumber Hunger’s 2014 Campaign

Republic NashvilleFlorida Georgia Line has signed on as the face of the third annual Outnumber Hunger campaign, in partnership with Feeding America.

The duo and a few of their Big Machine Records label-mates will be featured on more than 90 General Mills boxes, ranging from Cheerios and Nature Valley to Betty Crocker and Yoplait. Fans can enter a code from those boxes on Outnumber Hunger’s website to help secure meals at their local food banks.

Florida Georgia Line participated in the Outnumber Hunger campaign last year. The band’s Tyler Hubbard says, “Through our experiences with Outnumber Hunger, we have learned the far reach of hunger in America, affecting people from all different backgrounds. This year, we’re proud to take an even bigger role in the fight against hunger and rally the nation to help those in need.”   

For more information, go to OutnumberHunger.com.

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Luke Bryan Giving Fans the Time of Their Lives This Spring Break

Schmidt RelationsLuke Bryan closes out his annual spring break shows at Spinnaker tonight in Panama City Beach, FL. The event is always a big time for the college kids kicking back and enjoying Luke’s show.

“Everybody down there is all wrapped up in the time of their life, and those are kind of the days,” Luke says. “I think, with me, I revert back to how much fun I had in those years and those days. I think there’s just the energy coming off of everybody of being young — young and wild and free.”

Luke’s sixth spring break EP, Like We Ain’t Never, is now available for download. He wrote the title track based on the saying, “Let’s party tonight like we ain’t ever.”

Luke explains, “I’d originally written the song just casually as a party song, and we had some summertime references in there, so we just changed the summertime stuff into springtime stuff and made it a fun spring break song.”

Luke is taking this weekend off. His next gig is Monday, March 17 at the Houston Rodeo.

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Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockThe Band Perry recently performed on CMT Crossroads with which pop/rock group? ANSWER: Fall Out Boy.

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Hunter Hayes Attempting to Break World Record Playing 10 Shows in 24 Hours May 9 and 10

Warner Music NashvilleHunter Hayes will be on the move May 9 with the 24 Hour Road Race to End Child Hunger. He’s attempting to break the Guinness Book of World Records record for the most concerts played in multiple cities in a 24-hour period. The current record holder is eight shows played by rock band The Flaming Lips. He’ll kick things off performing on ABC’s Good Morning America the morning of May 9.

Hunter will play shows in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania through May 10. The tour is designed to bring awareness to ConAgra Food’s Child Hunger Ends Here campaign to benefit Feeding America.

Look for Hunter’s new album, Storyline, to be released May 6 featuring his latest hit, “Invisible.”

Here’s Hunter’s 24 Hour Road Race to End Child Hunger tour itinerary:

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

May 10
2:00 AM — Asbury Park, NJ, The Stone Poney (Acoustic Show)
5:00 AM — Philadelphia, PA, Trocadero

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Hunter Hayes’ “Storyline” Album Set for May 6 Release

Warner Music NashvilleHunter Hayes‘ second album, Storyline, will be released May 6.  Every tune on the new album was co-written by Hunter and co-produced by the 22-year-old singer/musician and producer Dann Huff.

Storyline is available for pre-order at Hunter’s official website and on iTunes.  The new tune, “Wild Card,” is also available.

A sneak peek at Hunter’s new video for the album’s lead single, “Invisible,” will air on ABC’s Good Morning America Wednesday. The entire clip will then air on CMT, MTV, MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon and HunterHayes.CMT.com later in the day.

Hunter kicks off his We’re Not Invisible tour March 20 in Pikeville, KY. with special guests Danielle Bradbery and Dan + Shay.

Here’s the complete tracklist for Storyline:

1. “Wild Card”
2. “Storyline”
3. “Still Fallin”
4. “Tattoo”
5. “Invisible”
6. “…interlude”
7. “You Think You Know Somebody”
8. “Flashlight”
9. “When Did You Stop Loving Me”
10. “…like I was saying” (jam)
11. “Secret Love”
12. “Nothing Like Starting Over”
13. “If It’s Just Me”
14. “Love Too Much”

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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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