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(Nashville, TN) -- Thomas Rhett says being a second-generation country star has its benefits. The son of singer-songwriter Rhett Akins explains that he didn't have a very traditional upbringing, but it's kept him from encountering a lot of surprises in his career. Thomas says as...
(Nashville, TN) -- David Nail says his wife has inspired many of his songs -- but not all of them. The country star tells CMT his latest single, "Kiss You Tonight" was actually inspired by his first girlfriend. David admits that he was "a very stubborn individual back then," and...
(Undated) -- Dolly Parton is receiving rave reviews from those who attended her performance Sunday at the UK's Glastonbury festival. The "Belfast Telegraph" says the country legend drew a crowd of more than 100-thousand for her late afternoon set, which included such classics as...
(Undated) -- Lee Brice says despite what people might think, he doesn't rap on his new album. The singer tells "Rolling Stone Country" there's one track on his upcoming disc called "Good Man" that sounds a little bit like he's "following a trend" and rapping. But he says that's...
(Memphis, TN) -- Carl Perkins is being recognized with a new honor. MusicRow.com says the late rockabilly legend is being inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame. He's one of nine members of the Class of 2014, along with the band Big Star, R&B great Ann Peebles, and...
(Undated) -- Brett Eldredge says he's looking ahead. The singer tells "Taste Of Country" he's already working on his next studio project. He explains that he had virtually his "whole life" to pen material for his debut disc and will have significantly less time to prepare his...
(Undated) -- Pistol Annies' Angaleena Presley says she's "literally lived every minute" of her upcoming solo album. The country star describes "American Middle Class" as like her "autobiography," and each of the songs contain her life experiences "from birth to now." Angaleena...
(Oklahoma City, OK) -- Dierks Bentley is leading the lineup for the first night of main stage performances at Oklahoma City's inaugural OKC Fest. He's capping off an evening that also includes sets from country legend Merle Haggard, the Josh Abbott Band, and others. Music will...
(Nashville, TN) -- Kenny Chesney says his latest single, "American Kids" really grabbed him. The country star explains that the song is unlike anything he's recorded before. Chesney adds that he felt "American Kids" had "the potential to be pretty special." He explains that it's...