Tyler Farr’s Upcoming Album, “Suffer in Peace,” Includes Duet with Jason Aldean

Image Courtesy Columbia NashvilleTyler Farr has revealed the track listing for his new album, Suffer in Peace, and it includes a duet with a country superstar. Tyler sings with pal and current touring partner Jason Aldean on the track “Damn Good Friends.” The album also includes Tyler’s latest hit, “A Guy Walks into a Bar,” and fans can now pre-order two special album bundles at TylerFarr.com.

One of the bundles comes with an autographed CD and an instant track download of Tyler’s cover of the AWOLNATION hit, “Sail,” which has become a highlight of Tyler’s live shows lately. The Deluxe Package includes all that plus a Tyler Farr leather and stainless steel flask and a real bullet bottle opener keychain.

Tyler Farr’s sophomore album, Suffer in Peace, comes out April 28.

Here is the Suffer in Peace track listing:

“C.O.U.N.T.R.Y.”
“A Guy Walks into a Bar”
“Withdrawals”
“Damn Good Friends” (Duet with Jason Aldean)
“Suffer in Peace”
“Raised to Pray”
“Criminal”
“Better in Boots”
“Poor Boy”
“I Don’t Even Want This Beer”
“Why We Live Here”


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Blake Shelton Releases Sexy New Video for “Sangria”

Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleBlake Shelton has released the video for his sexy, new single, “Sangria,” exclusively through Vessel.com, a new premium video service. It will be available only to subscribers at Vessel for 48 hours before becoming available everywhere on Thursday.

As for the song, Blake says, “‘Sangria’ is one of the sexiest songs I’ve ever cut. It sounds like something that came from a different time, almost like something Chris Isaak would have had on one of his records at some point.”

While “Sangria” isn’t “over-the-top,” Blake admits, “It’s pure sex — that’s the only way know to describe that song.”

Blake shot the video for “Sangria” at wife Miranda Lambert‘s The Ladysmith bed and breakfast in their hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma. It’s the third single from Blake’s latest album, Bringing Back the Sunshine.


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Little Big Town Never Thought Twice About Recording Their Provocative New Single, “Girl Crush”

Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleLittle Big Town‘s latest single, “Girl Crush,” has turned a few heads with some listeners thinking it’s about a woman experiencing romantic attraction toward another woman. That’s not the case, though. Once you get to the chorus, it’s clear “Girl Crush” is written from the perspective of a woman experiencing intense jealousy over the woman’s relationship with her male ex.

LBT’s Karen Fairchild, who sings lead on “Girl Crush,” admits the song is provocative, but the band never thought twice about recording it. The song’s writers played it for her and band mate Kimberly Schlapman during a writing session.

Karen tells ABC Radio, “[The songwriter] Liz [Rose] said, ‘Hey, I gotta play this song we just wrote. You guys’ll never cut it, but I gotta play it for you,'” Karen tells ABC Radio. “I couldn’t get finished with the song listening to it before I could say, ‘Can we please have this song?'”

Karen feels like every woman has experienced the kind of jealousy she’s singing about in “Girl Crush.” Her husband and band mate, Jimi Westbrook, was floored when he heard the chorus, which is when the full force of the woman’s jealousy is revealed.

He says, “Yeah, when that turns at the hook, it’s like, ‘Wow!’ That’s good writing.”

Watch Little Big Town perform “Girl Crush” on NBC’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Tuesday night.


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Brad Paisley Hosting Stand-Up Comedy Show at Wild West Comedy Festival in Nashville

Image Courtesy Chris Hollo/Grand Ole OpryBrad Paisley‘s wacky sense of humor will be on display as he hosts a night of standup comedy in Nashville Thursday, April 16. The show features several comedians as part of the weekly Wild West Comedy Festival in Music City running April 14 through 19. Brad will emcee that event on the 16th in addition to interacting with the comedians, including Jon Reep, Greg Hahn, Theo Von, Sarah Tiana, and Keith Alberstadt.

Kevin Hart, Joel McHale, Nick Kroll and Saturday Night Live‘s Colin Jost are among the other comedians performing at the Wild West Comedy Festival. Go to WildWestComedyFestival.com for details.


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“Nashville” Cast Members Launching Spring Tour Next Month in New York City

Image Courtesy ABCCast members from ABC’s Nashville are hitting the road for a tour this spring. The trek launches April 29 with Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten, Aubrey Peeples and Lennon & Maisy on the bill for all dates. Sam Palladio will join the trek for the shows in New York and Los Angeles, and Jonathan Jackson will be there for the date in Chicago.

For a preview of the tour, tune in to Nashville: On the Record 2, airing this Wednesday night at 10 ET on ABC. The concert special was filmed earlier this year in Music City and features a guest appearance from Reba.

Here are the Nashville spring tour dates:

4/29 — New York, NY, Beacon Theatre
5/2 — Boston, MA, Wang Theater
5/3 — Washington, D.C., DAR Constitution Hall
5/5 — Chicago, IL, Rosemont Auditorium
5/6 — Minneapolis, MN, Northrup Auditorium
5/8 — San Francisco, CA, Warfield Theater
5/9 — Los Angeles, CA, Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
5/10 — Phoenix, AZ, Comerica Theater


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Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockLuke Bryan will host his second Crash My Playa Caribbean concert vacation in Riviera Maya, Mexico coming up January 22 through 26, 2016. Go to CrashMyPlaya.com for details.

Country newcomer Canaan Smith‘s self-titled EP is now available featuring the top 30 hit, “Love You Like That.”

Thomas Rhett’s new single, “Crash and Burn,” is coming out April 7.


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Eric Church Celebrates the Team Effort of His Latest Gold and Platinum Success

Image Courtesy Jon Peets/EMI NashvilleEric Church was the guest of honor at a party on Nashville’s Lower Broadway Monday afternoon. The event celebrated his latest #1 hit, “Talladega,” as well as the platinum certification of his current album, The Outsiders. After nearly 30 minutes of speeches from music industry insiders praising Eric, he turned the spotlight back on his team that allows him to make his music and get it out to the fans.

Eric told the crowd, “I’ve been doing this awhile, and I’ve learned it’s not what you do — it’s who you do it with.”

While the celebration centered on his latest #1 hit at country radio, Eric stressed he’s just as proud of the songs that didn’t even make the top 10 from The Outsiders — “Cold One” and “The Outsiders.”

He added, “It’s about that passion. It’s about going out there and delivering that. So, I’m the luckiest guy alive.”

Eric was also presented with a gold album plaque for his 2006 debut project, Sinners Like Me. The album didn’t produce any top 10 hits at country radio, but it has gone on to sell more than 500,000 copies.  Many songs from that album continue to be staples in Eric’s live show to this day.

“In Chicago, we played nine songs off this album, and the people sang every song,” Eric said. “That, to me, is what music’s about. It’s about finding that connection and not being afraid to put it out there.”

Eric’s The Outsiders World Tour continues Thursday night in Tallahassee, Florida.


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Chase Rice Celebrates “Good Morning America” Appearance, Gears Up for Kenny Chesney Tour

Image Courtesy Sony Music NashvilleChase Rice was excited to perform his new single, “Gonna Wanna Tonight,” on ABC’s Good Morning America on Monday, but he admits his mom was “freaking out” over the TV gig.

Chris told ABC Radio after his GMA performance, “I should have brought her in. Next time I’m gonna bring her in and make sure she gets the full experience.”

The big TV performance kicks off a huge week for Chase as he gets ready to begin his opening slot on Kenny Chesney‘s The Big Revival tour. Their first show is Thursday night in Music City, and Chase still hasn’t fully realized he’s about to hit the road with one of his heroes.

Chase describes getting the spot on Kenny’s tour as “surreal.” He adds, “I’ve seen so many of his shows from the stands, so to be able to go out and do it with him is gonna be awesome.”

Chase hasn’t actually met Kenny yet, but he hopes to become friends with the superstar over the summer.

Says Chase, “Once we get on the road, it’ll be a lot of business. It’ll be a lot of fun. A lot of get-to-know-each-other time, and I’m looking forward to that.”

Go to ChaseRice.com for a full list of tour dates.


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Luke Bryan Meets Baseball Legend at Spring Training

Capitol NashvilleLuke Bryan met a baseball legend on Monday while hanging out at the Chicago White Sox spring training home in Arizona with his pal, player Adam LaRoche.

Bryan met former All-Star Bo Jackson, a special instructor for the Sox, and got his autograph, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Bryan joined the team for field and batting practice, but don’t expect him to leave country music for a baseball career. Manager Robin Ventura said it would be “perfect” if Bryan wanted to sing the national anthem before one of his team’s games. He added, “The guys had a great time with him out here. It’s always fun, especially when a guy is good friends with somebody….He’s going to be a little sore, I think.”  

Bryan and LaRoche are longtime friends and are collaborators on the hunting show Buck Commander.


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Cole Swindell Scores Third Consecutive #1 Hit with “Ain’t Worth the Whiskey”

Image Courtesy Jim Wright/Warner Music NashvilleCole Swindell has scored his third consecutive #1 hit from his self-titled debut album with “Ain’t Worth the Whiskey.” The song has also earned a gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America for 500,000 downloads and streams.

“Ain’t Worth the Whiskey” includes a shout-out to Cole’s friend Kyle Davis, who has been on several tours of duty in the Middle East with the U.S. Special Forces. Says Cole, “I want to dedicate this #1 to him and once again, thank country radio for all their support.”

Look for Cole to celebrate his #1 hit with a performance on NBC’s Today Wednesday.


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