Kenny Chesney Releases Intimate Video for “Til It’s Gone”

Image Courtesy Danny Clinch/Blue Chair/SonyKenny Chesney has released a live video for his latest single, “Til It’s Gone,” taken from his intimate show at the Georgia Theater in Athens film for CMT Instant Jam. Fewer than 1,000 people were in the audience for that show, so Kenny is glad to share this performance with his fans on a larger scale.

Kenny says, “If you think about what the song says, it’s very much a one-on-one piece of communicating. It’s about hanging on to the one who matters to you.  For me, it’s talking straight to those hardcore fans who’ve been there — and saying ‘no matter where or what, I’m in this as long as you hang on.’”

You can check out the “Til It’s Gone” video now at RollingStoneCountry.com. Look for it to premiere on CMT on Tuesday.


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Jason Aldean Raises Big Bucks for Cancer Research, Hangs with Bob Seger in Detroit

Image Courtesy Loreen Sarkis/Getty ImagesJason Aldean‘s ninth annual Concert for the Cure raised big bucks for Susan G. Komen in their ongoing fight against breast cancer. The Saturday night show in Detroit pulled in more than $660,000 for the cause.  Jason presented the donation check to officials from Susan G. Komen onstage that night.

In addition to raising all that money, Jason welcomed rock legend Bob Seger for a visit backstage Saturday night. He posted a picture of the two of them on Instagram.

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One of my idols came out to the show last nite. The one and only Mr. Bob Seger. #turnthepage #detroit #concertforthecure #bobseger

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Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line and Kacey Musgraves Join CMA Awards Performers’ Lineup

Image Courtesy CMAEric Church, Florida Georgia Line and Kacey Musgraves have joined the performers’ lineup for the 48th Annual CMA Awards. They join Entertainer of the Year nominees Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan and Keith Urban on the bill, along with Tim McGraw, Little Big Town, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, and The Band Perry.

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will once again co-host the CMA Awards in addition to turning in performances of their own. The 48th Annual CMA Awards broadcast live on ABC Wednesday, November 5 at 8 p.m. ET.



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Garth Brooks Breaks His Own Ticket Sales Record with Upcoming Minneapolis Shows

Image Courtesy Pearl RecordsGarth Brooks has set a new personal ticket-selling record with his 11 shows in Minneapolis starting November 6. More than 188,000 tickets have been sold for those shows so far, which beats his previous record for a single city — that was 180,000 tickets sold in Chicago a few weeks back. Prior to that, Garth’s all-time ticket sales record for a single city was set in Minneapolis in 1998, with more than 162,000 tickets sold.

Tickets for Garth’s shows in Minneapolis are still available at AXS.com/Garth.


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Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is the title of Pistol Annies‘ 2011 debut album? ANSWER: Hell on Heels.


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Are Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman Looking to Expand Their Family Again?

Image Courtesy CMAKeith Urban and Nicole Kidman may be expanding their family again soon. In a recent Australian radio interview, Nicole revealed she would love to have another child with Keith.

She said, “I mean, I hope every month that I’m pregnant, so there we go. But I never am. I would be jumping for joy if I was. It won’t happen. No! I’m 47, it won’t happen.”

Thinking again, Nicole added, “Well, my grandmother had her last baby at 49. So, you never know.”

Nicole delivered her first child with Keith, Sunday Rose, in 2008. They had a second child, Faith Margaret, in 2010. Nicole has an adopted son and daughter from her previous marriage to Tom Cruise as well.


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Jerrod Niemann Weds in Puerto Rico

Darrin DickersonJerrod Niemann married his longtime partner in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Sunday, a rep tells People magazine.

The 35-year-old country singer and Morgan Petek tied the knot at sunset overlooking the Atlantic Ocean from atop the historic Spanish fort Castillo de San Cristóbal, according to the rep.

Niemann tells the magazine, “I’m looking forward to seeing what the world has in store for us as a married couple.”

In lieu of gifts, the couple requested their wedding guests make a donation to charity.

Niemann and Petek got engaged last October in New Orleans.


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Little Big Town’s Mentoring Sessions with Team Blake Start Tonight on “The Voice”

Image Courtesy ABCMonday night is the beginning of the Battle Rounds on NBC’s The Voice, and that means it’s time for each coach to bring on their mentors, who’ll help advise their team members during this next phase of competition. Blake Shelton brought in Little Big Town to mentor his team, and the vocal group ended up learning a lot just watching Blake work with the contestants.

LBT’s Kimberly Schlapman tells ABC News Radio, “He finds out what’s unique about them and helps them exploit that. I noticed that about him, too. He seemed to have something unique to everybody, and that’s hard after you hear that many singers.”

Band mate Karen Fairchild agrees, adding, “He has a way of nurturing, and it’s super-endearing, I think, when you’re up there, and you’re so vulnerable as a singer, and he makes you feel comfortable.”

Of course, Blake’s personality wins him a lot of points on The Voice, too.

Says Karen, “We all know he’s very funny and witty and charming and, of course, sexy. No, I’m just kidding.”

She adds with a laugh, “You are sexy, Blake.”

Catch Little Big Town helping out Team Blake on NBC’s The Voice Monday night at 8 ET.


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Florida Georgia Line Launching “Anything Goes” with Media Blitz in New York City

Image Courtesy Republic NashvilleFlorida Georgia Line is in New York City to launch their new album, Anything Goes, with a Monday night appearance on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers. The guys won’t be getting any sleep after that appearance either.

The album will go live on iTunes at midnight, and FGL’s Tyler Hubbard says, “Yeah, it’s just a tradition just to stay up all night and watch it come on iTunes and then watch to see what people say about it.”

On Tuesday morning, Florida Georgia Line will appear throughout NBC’s Today starting at 7 a.m. in all time zones. They’ve got multiple appearances in New York City lined up through the rest of the week as well.

“I think it’s a perfect place to kick off this album,” says duo member Brian Kelley. “Anything Goes, and I think New York City, what better place to represent that, you know?”

FGL will cap off the week with a performance on CMT Instant Jam Friday night at 10 ET.


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Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockCongratulations to Bucky Covington and his fiancée, Katherine Cook, on the birth of their daughter, Kennedy Taylor Covington, Friday in Nashville.

The Swon Brothers got some much-needed downtime at Universal Studios in Los Angeles Thursday. The guys posted an Instagram video from the Jurassic Park ride on Friday.

 

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Had a little fun on our short visit to California yesterday…Jurassic Park Ride = Epic! #universalstudios

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