Does Chris Young Use His Own Song Lyrics to Pick Up Women?

Image Courtesy Sony Music NashvilleChris Young‘s latest hit, “Lonely Eyes,” contains one of the best pickup lines on country radio these days — “Those lonely eyes don’t have to be alone tonight.” It got us wondering if Chris has ever used his own song lyrics out in the wild to try to meet a girl.

“I honestly have never tried that,” Chris says with a laugh. “I don’t even know if that would work. I mean, most girls are gonna be able to figure out that’s from a song, aren’t they?”

Thinking again, Chris admits using song lyrics might make him sound “cooler” and “smarter” with the ladies.

He adds, “I’ll just go find songs that I’ve written already that haven’t come out and just have that shelved for when I need to say somethin’ that doesn’t sound moronic to a woman.”

“Lonely Eyes” is the latest single from Chris’s album, A.M.

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Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockChris Young will celebrate a milestone birthday on June 12. How old will he be? ANSWER: 30.

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Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockThe cast of ABC’s Nashville will play a second show at New York City’s Beacon Theatre on April 30. Tickets for the first show on April 29 are sold out.

Craig Campbell‘s 3rd Annual Celebrity Cornhole Challenge raised more than $100,000 for colorectal cancer education, research and prevention last Sunday in Nashville. Jerrod Niemann and Charlie Worsham were among the stars taking part in the concert following the Cornhole Challenge.

Country newcomer Cam has released her debut EP, Welcome to Cam Country. The project features her debut single “My Mistake.” Look for her to make her Grand Ole Opry debut on May 29.

Randy Houser and Dustin Lynch are taking over the Mandalay Bay Beach in Las Vegas for a concert on Friday, August 28.

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Cole Swindell Closing Show with “Ain’t Worth the Whiskey” Due to Fan Response

Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleCole Swindell‘s latest #1 hit, “Ain’t Worth the Whiskey,” has become such a favorite with the fans that Cole is now closing his shows with the song.

While his first two chart-toppers, “Chillin’ It” and “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight,” get a great reaction in concert, he says, “There’s just something about ‘Ain’t Worth the Whiskey,’  man that everybody, whether they’re going through it or they’ve been through it, you can tell [by] the way they sing it, the way they mean it.”

Cole personally understands what those fans are going through when they identify with “Ain’t Worth the Whiskey.”

“I fell in love with country music because it can make you feel something or help you through something,” says Cole, “There’s been so many people that have had songs that have gotten me through stuff. If I can have one that’ll get somebody through it, then that’s crazy.”

Cole takes his live show to Council Bluffs, Iowa Thursday night.

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Chase Bryant Spreading Good News and Encouragement with Give a Little Bit of You Campaign

Image Courtesy Chris Tuite/BBRChase Bryant wants to help you spread some good news and encouragement with his new Give a Little Bit of You campaign. The effort ties in with Chase’s new single, “Little Bit of You.” Nominate someone in your community who deserves recognition for their volunteer work or someone who is going through a rough spot and could use some good news. Two grand prize winners will be chosen at random and each receive a $500 gift card.

The first 500 people to nominate someone else will get two copies of Chase’s debut EP — one for themselves and one for a friend.  Go to for more details.

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Kenny Rogers to Play Final Shows in South Africa This June

Image Courtesy SKH MusicKenny Rogers will make his final concert appearances in South Africa this June. The farewell shows kick off with a two-night stand in Johannesburg June 15 and 16. He’ll perform a final show in Cape Town on June 18.

Tickets for these concerts are now on sale through Computicket. Kenny performed his farewell tour of Australia earlier this year.

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Brothers Osborne Capture Their Evolving Sound on New Single, “Stay a Little Longer”

Image Courtesy UMGACM Vocal Duo of the Year nominees Brothers Osborne have just released their brand-new single, “Stay a Little Longer.” The song originally appeared on an early EP from the duo, but this new version of the track captures their evolving sound following tours with Eric Church and Darius Rucker.

Brothers Osborne’s John Osborne says, “We went back and rerecorded it in the way that we sound now. It’s quite the same but there’s definitely a few more flavors involved.”

TJ Osborne adds, “It’s been one of the best songs we play live.”

Brothers Osborne will perform “Stay  a Little Longer” during their opening set on Darius Rucker‘s Southern Style tour launching May 14 in Holmdel, New Jersey.

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Garth Brooks Playing Tampa June 5 & 6

Image Courtesy Chris Hollo/Grand Ole OpryGarth Brooks has announced his latest additions to his ongoing tour.  Garth will play the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida June 5 and 6. 

Tickets go on sale Friday, April 10 at 10:00 a.m. via Ticketmaster.

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Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockBrad Paisley hails from which town in West Virginia? ANSWER: Glen Dale.

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Justin Moore Focused on Moving His Music Forward with Next Studio Album

Image Courtesy Valory Music Co.Justin Moore is taking some time away from country radio for the time being as he records his upcoming studio album. The short break gives Justin time to explore new sounds and find the direction for his next musical chapter.

He tells Entertainment Weekly, “I’m a fan of people who make a different album every time — and I’m a fan of people who still make albums as opposed to just a collection of songs — so this album will definitely be different than the last.”

Justin has written a ton of new songs for the project, but fans shouldn’t expect him to abandon his country roots.

As he moves forward, Justin says, “The trick is figuring out how to stay true to yourself and what’s gotten you to this point in your career.”

Justin is still on the road as he works on the new album. He has a show in Verona, New York on April 8.

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