Dustin Lynch’s Fans Give a Big “Yep Yep” to His Latest Hit, “Where It’s At”

Broken Bow RecordsDustin Lynch‘s latest single, “Where It’s At,” features him singing the phrase “yep yep” at several points in the song. Fans have latched onto “yep yep” so much, Dustin’s already selling t-shirts and other items with that line at his concerts.

Dustin tells ABC News Radio, “What’s crazy is how many people have picked up on that in social media, like Twitter and Facebook. I see it all over the place now. Hashtag yep yep.”

The overall message of “Where It’s At” celebrates the everyday magic of a true love relationship well beyond the first few dates.

“It’s about not being able to take your hands off of someone, but for good reasons,” Dustin explains. “It’s about real. Being real. It’s not about glam, you know. It’s about just being who you are in your own clothes and a ballcap and t-shirt and pajamas and being the big spoon on the couch and all that good stuff.”

“Where It’s At” is the lead single from Dustin’s upcoming sophomore album, due out later this year.

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The Band Perry Feeling Out New Music for Upcoming Third Album

CMAThe Band Perry recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of the release of their sophomore album, Pioneer. While the latest single from that project, “Chainsaw,” climbs the charts, the Perry siblings are starting to think about what they want to say on their upcoming third album.

Lead singer Kimberly Perry says, “We have begun, slowly but surely, and I can’t even tell you what’s in our heads yet, because we’re still trying to get it all out on paper.”

The Band Perry spent a lot of time writing and re-writing songs for Pioneer. This time around, they’re taking a more intuitive approach to writing music.

“On the third album I can say it’s all about feel,” Kimberly explains. “‘How does this feel? This feels good. This is gonna feel good live.’ So it’s already taken a life of its own and it has its own personality. We’ll see what it becomes.”

There’s a chance The Band Perry could try out some of those new songs on the road. Go to TheBandPerry.com to see where they’re playing next.

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Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockFlorida Georgia Line has set up a new Instagram account, @fgltourlife, to give fans a behind-the-scenes look at their life on the road.

Miranda Lambert set up shop at the Madill, OK Walmart Friday to help find puppies new homes in time for Easter.

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“Nobody Knows” Singer Kevin Sharp Dead at 43

Courtesy KevinSharp.comKevin Sharp, who scored a hit in 1996 with “Nobody Knows,” has died.

Sharp’s website announced the singer died Saturday night of ongoing complications from past stomach surgeries and digestive issues. He was 43.

Sharp — who survived a battle with a rare form of bone cancer after he was diagnosed while in high school — earned a #1 country hit in 1996 with “Nobody Knows,” a cover of a song by R&B artist Tony Rich. It was off his debut album, Measure of a Man, which also featured the singles “She’s Sure Taking It Well” and “If You Love Somebody.”

Sharp later released two more studio albums: 1998′s Love Is and 2005′s Make a Wish.

A memorial service is being planned in Nashville. More information will be announced on Sharp’s website in the near future.

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Jon Pardi Credits His Grandma’s Karaoke Machine for Kickstarting His Love for Music

CMACountry newcomer Jon Pardi probably wouldn’t have pursued a career in music if it wasn’t for his grandmother’s karaoke machine. She used to watch him sing for hours when he was a kid growing up in Dixon, CA.

Jon tells The Sacramento Bee, “She just loved to sing. We’d play Garth Brooks tracks or George Strait tracks, and we’d sing along. It was fun.”

Jon eventually picked up the guitar and began writing songs before moving to Nashville a few years ago. Now, he’s signed to the same record label as Strait, and the two got to hang out for a little bit earlier this month at the ACM Awards in Las Vegas.

“For five minutes I had a conversation with him, and he was so cool,” Jon says of George. “Talk about a guy who’s conquered it all, but still so level-headed. I always looked up to him before that, but I look up to him even more now.”

Jon recently shot the video for his latest single, “What I Can’t Put Down.” Look for that clip to premiere in the coming weeks.

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Kip Moore Encourages Everyone to Unwind with Some Old Vinyl and a Good Drink

MCA NashvilleKip Moore is just one of the many country stars you might find digging in the bins at an independent record store. He’s the proud owner of an old record player and is building a collection of old vinyl albums.

Kip tweeted, “Everyone should cut off from the world once a week, grab a drink and listen.”

Saturday, by the way, is national Record Store Day, and a few country artists like Dolly Parton and Eric Church are releasing vinyl products exclusively to independent record stores around the country to celebrate.

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First Lady Michelle Obama and Kellie Pickler Guest Starring on ABC’s “Nashville”

ABCFirst lady Michelle Obama and Kellie Pickler will guest star on the May 7 episode of ABC’s Nashville as lead character, Rayna Jaymes, organizes a military benefit concert at Fort Campbell. The military-themed event comes after Rayna finds out her current love interest, country star Luke Wheeler, has been injured while in Afghanistan.

Nashville‘s second season finale airs May 14.

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Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard Ready to Trade in the Cold for the Hawaiian Sun

Republic NashvilleFlorida Georgia Line has been playing shows in Canada this past week, but the duo’s Tyler Hubbard isn’t happy with the weather up there. He posted a photo from his hotel room on Instagram Friday saying, “Not the prettiest place I’ve been to in Canada. It’s so cold and nasty today.”

Luckily, FGL heads to Hawaii for a little fun in the sun this coming week before their show in Honolulu on Thursday, April 24.

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Jason Aldean Guest Judging Major League Baseball’s Honorary Bat Girl Program

Greenroom PRAvid baseball fan Jason Aldean has joined the guest judging panel to select the participants in this year’s Major League Baseball Honorary Bat Girl program. Each Major League Baseball club will select a woman who has been affected by breast cancer or participated in the fight against the disease to serve as bat girl for their favorite team.  The cause is close to Jason’s heart since he lost a good friend to breast cancer a few years back.

You can check out the stories of this year’s nominees at HonoraryBatGirl.com.

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Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is the name of Miranda Lambert‘s boutique with locations in Oklahoma and Texas? ANSWER: The Pink Pistol.

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