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  • Carrie Underwood’s New Single "Good Girl" Now on iTunes; Carrie Joins Twitter

    Carrie Underwood’s New Single "Good Girl" Now on iTunes; Carrie Joins Twitter

    Carrie Underwood fans can now download her new single at iTunes.  She premiered “Good Girl” Thursday night during a concert at the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville.  Carrie co-wrote it with hit songwriters Chris DeStefano and Ashley Gorley.  It will be included on Carrie’s fourth album, due in stores May 1.  No title has been announced for that project yet. “Good Girl” has hit #1 on the iTunes Country Songs chart. Carrie’s last album, Play On, was released in 2009 and featured the hits “Cowboy Casanova” and “Undo It.” In other Carrie news, she’s now on Twitter at @CarrieUnderwood. Carrie sent […]

  • Chris Young Immortalized at the Palm

    Chris Young Immortalized at the Palm

    While it might be a bit premature to see Chris Young’s face in the rotunda at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, his mug has found its way onto one of Music City’s other hallowed walls.  This week, The Palm restaurant unveiled its mural of Chris’s likeness.  Calling it a “once in a lifetime moment,” he tweeted a video of the “cool honor.”  “You” is Chris’s fifth number one in a row. Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

  • Cancer Patient Still Hoping to Take Taylor Swift to his Prom

    Cancer Patient Still Hoping to Take Taylor Swift to his Prom

    Kevin McGuire of Somderdale, New Jersey, the 18-year-old high school senior who is battling a rare form of cancer, hasn’t heard anything from Taylor Swift regarding his dream to take her to his senior prom, but the Facebook page his sister Victoria started is getting lots of attention.  More than 23,000 people have “liked” the Facebook page so far. Kevin says Taylor would make the ideal prom date because she’s “someone who’s confident…someone who will make me have a good time and make me not feel like a sick kid.” Victoria says Kevin’s “eyes lit up for the first time […]

  • Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus Up for Gospel Music’s Top Honor

    Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus Up for Gospel Music’s Top Honor

    The same day Rascal Flatts picked up the CRS 2012 Artist Humanitarian Award, Jay DeMarcus discovered he may be taking home some more trophies.  Jay tweeted, “Very thankful… 3 Dove Award nominations!!” after finding out he’s up for the Gospel Music Association’s top honor.  Two projects he produced are in the running for Country Album of the Year:  Brighter One by Marshall Hall and New Day from The Martins.  A track from the latter is also up for Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year. The 2012 GMA Dove Awards will be handed out April 19 at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre. Rascal […]

  • Vince Gill Parts Ways with Longtime Label

    Vince Gill Parts Ways with Longtime Label

    It was an ironic moment when Vince Gill appeared at Universal Music Group’s big show Wednesday at the Country Radio Seminar since Vince’s latest album, Guitar Slinger, is his last for Universal’s MCA label after more than two decades with the company.   Explaining he was there simply as a “thank you” to radio, Vince went on to say, “For the first time in 30 years, I don’t have a record label,” adding, “Don’t know that I want one.”  Vince thanked his family at MCA for a “sweet ride the last 23 years,” before performing a song from Guitar Slinger, […]

  • Justin Moore Caught Up in "Linsanity"

    Justin Moore Caught Up in "Linsanity"

    With a tweet and a picture, Justin Moore made it clear that he’s not immune to “Linsanity” — the craze touched off the Cinderella story of the emergence of New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin who has gone from last man on the bench to overnight NBA star. “Guess where I am? What’s happening Jeremy Lin?” he tweeted apparently from a courtside seat at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night where he snapped the photo of Lin in action against the Atlanta Hawks.  Justin went on to wonder if he was wearing the only pair of cowboy […]

  • Alan Jackson Plays Hit After Hit for Crowd at Country Radio Seminar

    Alan Jackson Plays Hit After Hit for Crowd at Country Radio Seminar

    Alan Jackson performed at the annual Country Radio Seminar Thursday giving the convention goers a set filled with his biggest hits and his new single, “So You Don’t Have to Love Me Anymore.”  He recalled his early days at radio and performed bits of his early hits “Here in the Real World” and “Chattahoochee” during the show.  Alan also acknowledged all the hungover radio folks in the lunch-time crowd performing “Pop a Top,” “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” and his George Strait duet “Designated Drinker.” During the set, Alan told the story of Zac Brown pitching him the hit song “Chicken […]