Jason Aldean Comes to Terms with His Oldest Daughter Starting Middle School

Broken Bow RecordsJason Aldean‘s mornings have gotten a lot crazier this school year since his oldest daughter, Keeley, started going to middle school. His younger daughter, Kendyl, is in first grade, but she doesn’t go to school until 8:30. Since Keeley’s class starts at 7:20, Jason drops her off first and then hands Kendyl off to his mother.

He tells ABC News Radio, “It’s like I get one to school and then take ‘em over to my mom’s and let her cook my little one breakfast, let her eat and then take her to school. We’ve got a little system working out, now. It’s working out pretty well.”

Jason admits he’s a little depressed having his oldest daughter in middle school now, but he’s happy to see Keeley finding her niche as a sixth grader.

“She’s playing sports,” Jason says, “and actually she tried out for middle school volleyball team and made it and actually is doing really well, really likes it. I think she might have found her sport ’cause she’s really good at it.”

Keeley is also developing a bit of a rebellious streak as she approaches her teenage years.

Says Jason, “My older one, she’s 11 going on 20. So, that’s not fun at all.”

On the music front, Jason’s new album, Old Boots, New Dirt, is due out October 7 featuring the hit single “Burnin’ It Down.”


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Hunter Hayes and Lady A’s Charles Kelley Performing at Harvest Night

Warner Music NashvilleHunter Hayes and Lady Antebellum‘s Charles Kelley will perform at the Harvest Night event September 20 as part of the Music City Food and Wine Festival. Festival co-founders Kings of Leon are also on the bill for the show along with Jamey Johnson, Ashley Monroe, Michael McDonald and Nashville‘s Clare Bowen. Each artist will perform with the house band, The Long Players, made up of Nashville studio musicians.

For ticket information, go to MusicCityFoodandWineFestival.com.


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Parmalee to Perform “Close Your Eyes” with Mike Huckabee During Saturday Night TV Appearance

Broken Bow Label GroupParmalee is set to perform their latest hit, “Close Your Eyes,” on FOX News’s Huckabee Saturday night at 8 ET. The guys also will be joined by the host, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, on bass for the performance.

“Close Your Eyes” is the follow-up to Parmalee’s #1 hit “Carolina.” Both songs are included on the band’s debut album, Feels Like Carolina.  


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Florida Georgia Line to Be Featured in Major SEC Football Coverage This Season

Republic NashvilleFlorida Georgia Line has recorded a special version of their song “That’s What’s Up” for CBS’s SEC football coverage this season. The original version of the song appears on FGL’s upcoming album, Anything Goes, due out October 14.

Florida Georgia Line’s Anything Goes Tailgate 2014 is set for October 31 at the Jacksonville Shipyards in Florida. Footage from that performance will be broadcast the next day on CBS’s coverage of the Florida versus Georgia game. FGl’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley are also taking part in a Fantasy Football league at CBSSports.com with lucky fans who won a spot in their league.

Listen to Florida Georgia Line’s new song Saturday afternoon as Georgia takes on South Carolina.


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Luke Bryan Is the First Performer Announced for 48th Annual CMA Awards

Image Courtesy CMALuke Bryan is the first performer confirmed for the 48th Annual CMA Awards being held November 5 in Nashville. He’s up for three trophies, including Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year for Crash My Party.

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley return as hosts of the CMA Awards which aire Wednesday, November 5 at 8 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. CT, live on ABC.



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Brad Paisley Gives a Tour of the Bar That Inspired His Latest Album, “Moonshine in the Trunk”

CMABrad Paisley shows off his Air Force One rocks glass in a tour of his brand-new, at-home bar that inspired his latest album, Moonshine in the Trunk. Brad picked up the souvenir when he accompanied President Obama on a trip to entertain the troops in the Middle East earlier this year.

Brad also gives fans a look at his extensive moonshine and bourbon collection in the clip at People.com. People subscribers can look forward to receiving the latest issue of People Country featuring Brad on the cover.  


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Blake Shelton’s Duet with Barbra Streisand Now Available for Streaming

Warner Music NashvilleBlake Shelton‘s new duet with Barbra Streisand, “I’d Want It to Be You,” has been posted on People.com. The track is included on Barbra’s new duets album, Partners, but it’s not her first time collaborating with a country star. Barbra teamed up with Vince Gill for the duet, “If You Ever Leave Me,” on her 1999 album, A Love Like Ours.

Partners comes out Tuesday featuring additional collaborations with Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and Lionel Richie, as well as a duet with Elvis Presley on “Love Me Tender.”


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“Rose Garden” Singer Lynn Anderson Arrested for DUI in Nashville

CMACountry star Lynn Anderson was arrested for driving under the influence Friday morning in Nashville following a car crash Thursday night.

According to Nashville ABC affiliate WKRN, the singer admitted to taking prescription medication and drinking alcohol prior to the crash. No one was injured in the crash, and Anderson was released on a $5,000 bond.

Anderson released a statement Friday saying, “I apologize for the choices I made and subsequent actions on Thursday evening that ultimately resulted in the accident.  By the grace of God, I am very grateful that no one was injured as a result.  I am committed to the accountable steps that I will be facing on the road to recovery and am deeply sorry for anyone that I have harmed along this path.”

Lynn Anderson was previously arrested for DUI in 2004 when officers found her passed out in her car on the side of the road. The Grammy winner is best known for her 1971 hit, “Rose Garden.”



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Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is the name of Justin Moore‘s oldest daughter? ANSWER: Ella.


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Jerrod Niemann Sharing the Spotlight with Historic Ryman Auditorium Friday Night

Image Courtesy Arista NashvilleJerrod Niemann can’t wait to entertain the crowd at his Friday night show at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, but he knows he’ll be sharing the spotlight with the building itself.

Jerrod says, “The Ryman is truly one of the only places in the world that, no matter who plays there, it’s still the Ryman. You know, it’s the star of the show.”

The former home of the Grand Ole Opry has hosted music legends such as Patsy Cline, Hank Williams and Elvis Presley. Musical memories are still being made on the Ryman stage as it hosts star-studded events like the ACM Honors and return visits from the Grand Ole Opry as well as high-profile concerts

“Just to go into the Ryman is always fun, and I’ve been onstage a couple times with friends,” Jerrod adds. “But to be able to headline it, it’s one of those –  not to be cliché –  surreal moments that hasn’t set in.”

Jerrod also hopes to coerce some of his famous friends to make special appearances at his Friday night show. We’ll keep you posted on who shows up.


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