Garth Brooks Reveals New Album Title, “Man Against Machine”

Image Courtesy RCA Nashville/PearlGarth Brooks‘ new album is titled Man Against Machine. It comes out November 11 featuring the lead single, “People Loving People.”

As for the title, Garth was inspired to reflect how he sees mankind affected by technology. He says, “For 14 years, I have watched heart and soul, dreams and individualism, fighting for their very existence in a world of increasing technology.  This album is a reminder to all those who dream, work and fight for what they believe; do not give up your vision.”

Fans can pre-order Man Against Machine at and

In other Garth news, he’s got 10 shows on the books in Minneapolis starting November 6. Garth last played Minneapolis in 1998 with a nine-show run at the Target Center.

Tickets are now on sale at


Lady Antebellum Surprises Army Wife with Trip to ACM Awards and a Day at the Spa

Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleLady Antebellum‘s 7 for 7 campaign continued Thursday in Fort Meade, MD. The trio surprised army wife Carrie Warfel with a party on the base where her husband is stationed. They also treated her to a day at the spa and gave Carrie and her husband a trip to the 2015 ACM Awards in Dallas. Carrie’s husband was also surprised with a Polaris ATV.

Lady Antebellum is fulfilling seven wishes over seven days with their 7 for 7 campaign  in connection with their brand-new album, 747, in stores now.

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Miranda Lambert Launching Certified Platinum Tour in January

Image Courtesy RCA NashvilleMiranda Lambert is headed back on the road this January with her Certified Platinum tour, with special guest Justin Moore. RaeLynn, Sunny Sweeney, Ashley Monroe and Danielle Bradbery will be on the bill in select markets, too.

So far, Miranda has only announced the tour cities for the Certified Platinum tour. Venues will be announced soon:

Evansville, IN
Lexington, KY
Columbus, OH
Charleston, SC
Knoxville, TN
Charleston, WV
Spokane, WA
Tacoma, WA
Eugene, OR
Toledo, OH
Rockford, IL
Peoria, IL
Little Rock, AR
Tulsa, OK
Oklahoma City, OK
Wichita, KS
Dallas, TX
Cedar Rapids, IA
Grand Rapids, MI
Birmingham, AL
Bossier City, LA
Biloxi, MS
Hershey, PA
Atlantic City, NJ
New York, NY
Manchester, NH
Worcester, MA
Uncasville, CT

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Jason Aldean Has Big Plans to Launch His New Album, “Old Boots, New Dirt,” Out Tuesday

Image Courtesy Broken Bow RecordsJason Aldean‘s new album, Old Boots, New Dirt, is coming out Tuesday, and he’s set to kick off that morning with a multi-song performance on NBC’s Today. Jason also will stop by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that night.

To cap off his release week, Jason is headlining his annual Concert for the Cure on October 11 in Detroit. The concert raises money for Susan G. Komen in their fight against breast cancer.  A portion of ticket sales from each city on Jason’s 2014 Burn It Down tour have gone to local Susan G. Komen affiliates.

Jason says of his upcoming Concert for the Cure, “It isn’t just about raising money to help find a cure, it’s also about celebrating everyone who is going through treatment now and those who’ve been able to beat the disease.”

Old Boots, New Dirt features Jason’s latest hit, “Burnin It Down.”

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Kip Moore Hand-Picked Charlie Worsham and Sam Hunt for Up in Smoke Tour

Image Courtesy MCA NashvilleKip Moore hand-picked Charlie Worsham and Sam Hunt to join him on his latest headlining trek, CMT On Tour: Up in Smoke.

While their musical styles are completely different, Kip feels his opening acts compliment his music to create a great concert bill.  He tells, “I know we all respect what each other does. We’re all very different. We’re all very different onstage, but they are killer. They’ve been awesome.”

Kip and his crew continue their tour this weekend with shows in Iowa and Minnesota.

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Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockLook for Eric Church to perform his new single, “Talladega,” on NBC’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Jerrod Niemann has released a teaser clip via Instagram for his new video, “Buzz Back Girl.” Look for the full video to premiere October 9.

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Thomas Rhett Ready to Rock Onstage This Weekend Following Recent Italian Vacation

Image Courtesy CMAThomas Rhett and his wife, Lauren, just got back from a two-week vacation in Italy, but Thomas admits he didn’t brush up on speaking Italian before the trip.

He says, “I don’t understand Italian language at all. I would just ask for pizza every day, and gelato.”

The couple started out in the south and traveled north to Venice during their trip. The time away gave Thomas and Lauren a chance to reconnect and relax following Thomas’s crazy summer on Miranda Lambert‘s Platinum tour.

“We played a ton of shows this year,” Thomas says. “So, definitely needed a week or two to kinda just rejuvenate, and now that we’re back on the road, we’re all back and refueled.”

Thomas is headed back out on the road with his pal Justin Moore starting this weekend. Also, the video for Thomas’s new single, “Make Me Wanna,” is now posted at

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Blake Shelton Talks New Album and “The Voice” Coach Gwen Stefani

Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleWhen Blake Shelton wasn’t sitting in that big red chair on NBC’s The Voice, he was in the studio working on his latest album, Bringing Back the Sunshine, available now. The country singer said it took less time than usual to get it right.

“We’ve taken years to make an album before and I think this one we made in just, I don’t know, maybe six months or something,” he said on Thursday’s Live with Kelly and Michael. “It was just like man, let’s make the record and keep doing the show. I’m having fun. God, who wouldn’t love to do this?”

Blake is indeed having fun with his new fellow coaches, Pharrell and Gwen Stefani, on the latest season of The Voice. Still, he admits he was a little reserved when first meeting Gwen.

“She’s very intimidating because she’s this rock icon, and she’s just — I don’t know, there’s just this presence about her,” he said. “But…she’s the most normal person probably in Hollywood.”

NBC’s The Voice, which also features Adam Levine in the coach’s chair, airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET.

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Carrie Underwood and Zac Brown Band Performing at The Concert for Valor on Veterans Day

Image Courtesy CMACarrie Underwood and Zac Brown Band are on the bill for HBO’s Concert for Valor special airing live from the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11.

The show starts at 7 p.m. ET and will also include performances from Metallica, Bruce Springsteen, Rihanna, Eminem, Jamie Foxx and more. HBO also will be making the show available to non-subscribers.

Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg will also be on hand for the concert honoring America’s veterans and their families.

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Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockWho did Rascal FlattsJay DeMarcus play when he appeared on ABC’s Nashville during season two? ANSWER: Himself.

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