Brett Eldredge Limited Shirtless Shots in “Beat of the Music” Video to Keep It Classy

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Brett Eldredge wrote his latest hit, “Beat of the Music,” while in the Bahamas, so it only made sense for him to return there to shoot the tropical video.

Brett tells ABC News Radio, “I think this has got to be one of my favorite songs ever, ’cause it’s taken me on a such a journey.”

Even though the video takes place on the beach, Brett only appears shirtless when submerged in the ocean water. So, why didn’t Brett treat his female fans to a little more skin?

“I didn’t want to, like, go over the top,” Brett says. “I’m not afraid to be shirtless. I didn’t want to come on too strong, you know. I was trying to be a little bit classy. Not that being shirtless isn’t classy. I just kept my shirt on most of the time.”

“Beat of the Music” is the follow-up to Brett’s #1 hit, “Don’t Ya.” Both songs appear on his debut album, Bring You Back, available now.

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David Nail Promoting “I’m a Fire” on “Today” and “Letterman” Wednesday

MCA NashvilleDavid Nail‘s third album, I’m a Fire, just came out, and he’s lined up two big TV appearances to promote it. Look for David to sing on NBC’s Today and CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman Wednesday.

David says the title I’m a Fire represents the burning desire he still feels to make music.  “There’s been a lot of moments throughout my career where I could’ve packed up and given up and people could have given up on me,” David explains. “I’ve had a strong collection of people in my corner from the beginning. I’m a fire and I’m still burning, and I feel at this moment in time, better than ever.”

The lead single from I’m a Fire, “Whatever She’s Got,” has already gone to #1. David is following that up with a second single, “Kiss You Tonight.”

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Rascal Flatts Song “Compass” to Be Featured in New Movie, “Heaven Is for Real”

Big Machine RecordsRascal Flatts‘ new song, “Compass,” will be featured in the upcoming film, Heaven Is for Real, hitting theaters Wednesday, April 16. Fans can also find the song on the group’s new album, Rewind, due out May 13. That project also includes the hit title track.

Heaven Is for Real stars Greg Kinnear and is based on the New York Times bestselling book of the same name.

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Vince Gill, Joe Don Rooney & More Playing Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival

MCA NashvilleVince Gill, Rascal FlattsJoe Don Rooney, Craig Campbell, and Alabama‘s Teddy Gentry are among the artists on the bill for the 22nd Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival in Nashville. The event takes place March 25 through 29 in clubs all over Music City. Country newcomer Leah Turner is also participating.

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Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is the name of the lead singer in Eli Young Band? ANSWER: Mike Eli.

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Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockCountry newcomers Dan + Shay will perform on ABC’s Good Morning America on April 1 — the day their debut album, Where It All Began, hits stores. Look for the “19 You + Me” singers on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday, April 4, too.

Keith Urban has become a big fan of the band London Grammar. He especially recommends their song, “Strong.”

Brad Paisley, who grew up in Glen Dale, WV, was recently presented with the Distinguished West Virginian Award for bringing positive attention to the state.

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Sara Evans Hoping Her Organizational Skills Rub Off on Her Daughters

RCA NashvilleSara Evans prides herself on being very organized and keeping everything in its right place at her Birmingham home. Unfortunately, her daughters don’t always follow their mom’s example.

Sara tells ABC News Radio, “My girls are pretty slobby. I’m on them constantly to keep their room clean. I’m like,  ‘You’re a young woman. I’m not going to let you be just a slob just with clothes everywhere.’”

Though her girls may not appreciate it now, Sara knows her daughters will benefit from these lessons in the long run.

She explains, “I’m like, ‘You will cook for your husband and your family. You will keep a neat home. You will do these things as a woman!’ I mean, why would you not?”

Sara’s husband, Jay Barker, isn’t the most organized guy in the world either.

“He’s a typical guy in the sense that he will leave, and then pretty much every time he leaves, he has to come back and grab something,” Sara says. “I think most men do that.”

For now, Sara is mostly concerned with launching her new album, Slow Me Down. That album comes out next week featuring the hit title track.

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David Nail Found All the Right Pieces to the Puzzle for New Album, “I’m a Fire”

MCA NashvilleDavid Nail‘s new album, I’m a Fire, is out this week featuring the #1 hit, “Whatever She’s Got” as well as the follow-up single, “Kiss You Tonight.” While the lead single was an obvious hit, David says he has a similar feeling about “Kiss You Tonight.”

“I felt like it was something immediately that I wanted to record,” David tells ABC News Radio. “There was just something different about it. It reminded me of — I won’t call out the songs — but it reminded me of some songs that have been some really big hits that when I first heard ‘em, I didn’t necessarily know that, but then they became huge songs.”

David found “Kiss You Tonight” pretty early on during the album-making process, and it helped assure him about the artistic direction he was taking with the rest of the songs.

Says David, “I feel like that this record was very much a puzzle and it was about finding pieces that kind of fit together and became one big picture, and ‘Kiss You Tonight’ was one of the early pieces to the puzzle.”

I’m a Fire features a duet vocal with Lee Ann Womack on the last track, a cover of a Glen Campbell‘s “Galveston.”

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Taylor Swift Gets Restraining Order Against Man Who Believes He’s Married to Her

ABC/Jon LeMayTaylor Swift has obtained a temporary restraining order against a man who claims to be her husband.

In court documents obtained by TMZ, Swift claims Timothy Sweet has been harassing her with a barrage of letters, emails and social media posts since January 2011.

According to Swift’s legal documents, one of Sweet’s messages reads, “My wife, Taylor Swift (Sweet) and I live in Beverly Hills.  I am in love with her.  In conclusion, we treat each other with dignity and respect.  I will carry a gun to protect her the rest of my life.”

In another message to the singer, Sweet writes, “Dearest Taylor, I’ll kill any man who gets in the way of our marriage.  Message to John Kerry, Secretary of State.  Message from YOUR Presidential Candidate.”

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ordered Sweet to stay 100 yards away from the singer and her family.

E! News reports the 33-year-old Sweet is also barred from contacting Swift through any electronic means.

The temporary restraining order remains in effect until March 25 when a hearing will be held to determine if the order should be extended.

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