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Atlantic/Warner Nashville Michael Ray’s slowing things down: The follow-up to his chart-topping track “One That Got Away” is the heartbreak ballad “Her World or Mine.”

The Florida native says it’s already a song his fans have embraced.

"When we added ‘Her World or Mine' to our live show last year, the response was immediate and now every night on the road the crowd sings it back to us,” Michael explains.

“I think it has resonated so strongly with fans,” he goes on, “because no matter which side you are on -- the one who has moved on or the one who is hanging on -- everyone has been there at some point in their life.”

“They see themselves in this song,” he adds. “I certainly do.”

“Her World or Mine” was co-written by newcomer Travis Denning.

You can check out the “Her World or Mine” concept video -- which came out shortly before Michael’s Amos album last year -- on YouTube now.

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MCA NashvilleJordan Davis will perform his new single, “Slow Dance in a Parking Lot,” Thursday on ABC’s Strahan and Sara.

The new release is the third single from Jordan's Home State album, and the follow-up to his first two number ones: “Singles You Up” and “Take It from Me.”

“Slow Dance” was inspired by the real-life love story of Jordan’s co-writer, Lonnie Fowler.

“‘Slow Dance in a Parking Lot’ is a really special song on my album,” Jordan observes. “Getting to relive Lonnie’s first date with his wife in the writing room that day was pretty cool.”

“We’ve been getting a great reaction when we play it during our live show,” he adds, “so I’m really excited for fans to hear it on the road this summer.”

You can tune in to see Jordan perform “Slow Dance” Thursday at 1 p.m. ET on ABC.

This Sunday, he’s set to play the Stagecoach Festival in Indio, California.   

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ABC/Image Group LABrett Young’s “Here Tonight” has just become his fifth number one hit in a row -- and that means every single the California native has put out so far has made it to the top of the chart.

Brett co-wrote “Here Tonight” with Charles Kelley on Lady Antebellum’s You Look Good Tour in 2017.

“We wanted to write a song about living in the moment and trying to enjoy what is happening, while it’s happening,” Brett explains.

“That’s very much what I’m trying to do right now,” he adds. “I don’t think it’s fully sunk in yet that this is my fifth number one. It’s an incredible feeling and I’m beyond grateful."

Brett’s currently out on the Miss Me More Tour with Kelsea Ballerini and newcomer Brandon Ratcliff. This week, the trek passes through Estero and St. Augustine, Florida, as well as Augusta, Georgia.

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CurbDylan Scott and his wife Blair will be welcoming a little girl into their family. The new arrival will join big brother Beckett, who celebrated his first birthday in December.

The “My Girl” hitmaker revealed the baby’s gender on his socials on Easter via a video which shows Blair holding a balloon that says “Oh Baby!” as Beckett looks on. When Dylan pops the balloon, it erupts with pink confetti.

“Man, God has sure blessed Blair and I,” he captioned his post.

“And it’s a GIRL!!!!” Blair added on her page. “We can’t wait to meet our little chick in September!”

There’s another arrival on the way for Dylan this week: his six-song EP, Nothing to Do Town, arrives on Friday.  

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Arista NashvilleLANCO brings the message of their new single, “Rival,” to life in their new music video for the song.

The clip mixes an energetic live performance by the band with footage of a group of people owning their challenges: in the video, each person writes a negative comment or criticism they’ve faced on a cinder block wall. Eventually, the wall comes down with a sledgehammer, as the band finishes singing “Rival” in the rain.   

“We really wanted to capitalize on the true message behind the song that was built from different times in our lives and the stories from fans who have felt beat-down and lost, but ultimately find hope and redemption,” lead singer Brandon Lancaster explains.

"Every caption on that wall was an experience that person had to overcome,” he adds, “and when it was knocked down you could feel the genuine joy from everyone on the set. It was a powerful moment I’ll never forget." 

You can check out the “Rival” video -- as well as a behind-the-scenes feature -- on YouTube.

Next up, the ACM New Group of the Year takes their Hallelujah Nights Tour to London, England on May 1.

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ABC/Mark LevineBrett Eldredge will play an intimate show this spring as part of the Bud Light Dive Bar Tour.

Brett’s concert will be May 16 in St. Louis, Missouri, which also happens to be the home of Budweiser. You can go to BudLight.com/DiveBarTour to sign up to win tickets and find out more.

Meanwhile, Brett’s latest hit, “Love Somebody,” is nearing country’s top ten. It’s the third single from his self-titled fourth album, which came out in the summer of 2017.

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Comstock/ThinkstockJohnny Cash scored his final number one on the Billboard country chart in 1976 with this novelty song about building a Cadillac. Can you name it? ANSWER: "One Piece at a Time."

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ABC/Eric McCandlessLast week, after America failed to vote them into the top 10, the American Idol judges picked Uché, Dimitrius Graham and Alyssa Raghu as wild cards, giving them another chance.  Sunday night, Alyssa won over the viewers well enough to make it to the top eight, but Uché and Dimitrius were once again left out in the cold, and were eliminated.

Ryan Seacrest announced that Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie would have the ability to save one contestant, but they could only use that save once before the finale.  When asked if they wanted to use their save on either Uché or Dimitrius, Katy asked how many shows they had left.  When Ryan told her there were three or four shows left, Lionel announced they were "holding" their vote -- which meant goodbye to the two singers.

Uché's chances of making the top 10 were likely hurt by the fact that he sang "I2I," from A Goofy Movie, a song that none of the judges -- and likely the audience -- were familiar with.  Dimitrius gave an emotional performance of "You'll Be in My Heart," from Tarzan, dedicated to his mom, but it wasn't enough to sway the voters.

That means your top eight are Madison VanDenburg, Walker Burroughs, Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon, Wade Cota, Laci Kaye Booth, Alyssa Raghu, Laine Hardy, and Alejandro Aranda.

Sunday night's show was Disney Night and to mark the occasion, Katy Perry dressed as Ursula from The Little Mermaid, complete with purple makeup and a dress with tentacles.  Actress Rebel Wilson was the mentor, and reigning American Idol champ Maddie Poppe and her boyfriend, runner-up Caleb Lee Hutchinson, made a special appearance to sing "A Whole New World."

American Idol season four champ Carrie Underwood also appeared in a spot, wishing the contestants good luck and reminding them to enjoy every moment of their American Idol journeys.

Here's what the top eight sang:

Alejandro Aranda -- “Remember Me,” from Coco
Alyssa Raghu -- “Colors of the Wind,” from Pocahontas
Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon -- “Candle on the Water,” from Pete’s Dragon
Laci Kaye Booth -- “I See the Light,” from Tangled
Laine Hardy -- “Oo-De-Lally,” from Robin Hood
Madison VanDenburg -- “How Far I’ll Go,” from Moana
Wade Cota -- “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” from Toy Story
Walker Burroughs -- “When She Loved Me,” from Toy Story 2

Of note: After Laine's performance, Katy said, "Remember when I said you could win it this time? Don't NOT believe that." 

In addition, Luke praised Laci for "becoming a Disney Princess right in front of our eyes," while Lionel called Walker's spot "about as close to a perfect performance as I could ever think of." 

All the judges raved over Wade's performance, which he enhanced by writing "ANDY" on the sole of his boot, just like Andy does to Woody in Toy Story. They praised Jeremiah for being a "total pro," and complimented Madison on the notes she hit during her performance.

Monday night at 8 p.m. ET, ABC will air a two-hour special called American Idol: Meet Your Finalists, which takes a deep dive into each finalist and their story. The special will include new, never-before-seen songs, stories, performances and footage from the show, as well as a look back at this season's favorite moments so far.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockLee Ann Womack's new video for "Hollywood" features custom-made dolls and intricate, stop-motion animation. You can watch the video for the second single from her Grammy-nominated The Lonely, the Lonesome, and the Gone album on YouTube.

Love and Theft's new single, "Gimme Tonight," is available to stream or download now.

If you missed Josh Turner performing the Hank Williams classic, "I Saw the Light," on NBC's Today show, you can check out his performance online. His version is from his gospel album, I Serve a Savior.

Actress Chrissy Metz' new music video for the song she performed on the ACM Awards is out now. "I'm Standing with You" is from the Breakthrough soundtrack, which also features tracks by Carrie UnderwoodDarius RuckerMaddie & Tae and more.

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ABC/Image Group LAMorgan Wallen's enjoying his second bona fide country hit with "Whiskey Glasses," the follow-up to his chart-topping collaboration with his pals Florida Georgia Line on "Up Down."

The East Tennessee native says he released "Whiskey Glasses" as a single based on the response it generates in his live show.

"We started playing it live," Morgan explains, "and you definitely take what you see when you play a song live and [ask yourself], 'Would this translate as a radio song? With exposure, could this turn into something big?'"

"And we kinda just started seeing people really reacting to that song [in an incredible way]," he remembers.

Once more people heard "Whiskey Glasses" on the radio, it evolved into the centerpiece of Morgan's set. 

"That song has become the highlight of my show," he tells ABC Radio. "I usually put it in the middle of my set somewhere, and right when we play that song, the energy just immediately... it's just like, you can tell that that's, like, the catalyst, and then the rest of the show is just a different level."

From Morgan's perspective, "Whiskey Glasses" is poised to be an even bigger hit than his breakthrough, "Up Down."  

"It is definitely rivaling it," he reveals. "It may even [have] surpassed it."

"You know, you have one hit," Morgan elaborates, "and... you've got a lot of pressure that you need another one, you know. I mean, I'm sure that's always the case, no matter if you had twenty or one."

"But it definitely relieved a lot of stress for me," he admits, "just realizing that people really connected with that song."  

Both "Up Down" and "Whiskey Glasses" are from Morgan's debut album, If I Know Me.

This summer, Morgan heads out on the Can't Say I Ain't Country Tour with FGL.

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Warner NashvilleIn a preview of a new behind-the-scenes video coming on Monday, Blake Shelton talks about the first time he heard his latest hit, "God's Country."

At the time, he was on his ranch in Oklahoma.

"I was shocked," Blake recalls. "I had to stop and just listen to this song, because the song was talking to me about a place that I was in at that moment, which was a place in the middle of nowhere that meant something to me that probably nobody else could ever understand: what that is and what it is inside of me and what my connection is to the land."

He continues: "At that moment, I realized, 'I've gotta record this song.' And I think I even decided before I even recorded it, 'This has got to be the song that I put out.'"

It's a strategy that's proven successful. Even though "God's Country" has only been out a matter of weeks, it's already at top-25 hit.

You can watch the preview of the "God's Country" behind-the-scenes video on YouTube now.

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ABC/Image Group LAThere’s no shortage of country songs about smoking weed with Willie, but Brantley Gilbert’s new one actually includes a brief cameo by country music’s most famous advocate of marijuana.

Not only is Willie Nelson featured on Brantley's song “Welcome to Hazeville,” his son Lukas Nelson and country rapper Colt Ford are also on the 4/20-friendly song.

“Get that homegrown ready/That smoke gon' rise/Run the speed limit/Never seen blue lights,” Brantley sings on the track. “Everybody’s chillin’/Well, we always high/Hangin’ out with Willie on that laid-back vibe.”

To hear Willie’s cameo, you’ll need to stick around ‘til the very end.  As for Colt's presence on the song, he and Brantley wrote and originally recorded Jason Aldean’s smash, “Dirt Road Anthem.”

“Welcome to Hazeville” is the latest preview of Brantley’s new album, which is expected in the fall.

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The Valory Music Co.Thomas Rhett’s giving his fans another sneak preview of his forthcoming Center Point Road album with the new track, “Remember You Young,” which is available to stream or download now.

“Remember You Young” continues the nostalgic vibe TR promises on much of the record, which is named for the street where he grew up.

"We wrote this song about the people in life that we love,” he explains, “and always remembering them in their youth no matter how much time passes and [how much] we all change.”   

“There’s something sentimental about remembering your very best friends -- who have real jobs and families now -- tearing it up in college,” TR continues, “or picturing me and my wife with no cares at the Tin Roof back in Knoxville.”

Near the end of the song, Thomas addresses his hopes for the future.

“I love that the last verse is a bit of twist, with it all coming full circle,” he explains. “It actually makes me emotional… It's easily one of my favorite tracks on the album."

The full Center Point Road album arrives May 31. You can check out the lyric video for “Remember You Young” on YouTube now.

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Disney Channel/Image Group LAKelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood are in a secret feud! Except they're actually not, and Kelly is calling out Star magazine for claiming they are.

Kelly tweeted a photo of the magazine's cover -- which claims that the two American Idol winners' "secret feud" has exploded, and they are "TRASHING each other to friends" -- and complained that the magazine didn't even have the decency to use a good picture of her.

"Someone just sent me this & I'm like why does she get the good pic & I have the worst expression I've ever made w/zero muscles being used in my face ha!" she wrote. "I officially have a feud w/whoever used this pic!"

"At least give me a good pic if y’all are gonna be lying is all I’m sayin'," she added.

When a fan responded, "Carrie didn't get the bad pic because there is no bad pic of Carrie," Kelly replied, "Hahaha touché  well, I have PLENTY of rough ones ha! But I guess it builds character and keeps me humble... this is what I tell myself."

As most fans know, Kelly and Carrie are totally cool. Last June, the two even posed together on the red carpet at the Radio Disney Awards, specifically to shut down rumors that they are rivals.

"Everybody always tries to pit me and Carrie against each other," Kelly told Entertainment Tonight. "So, when I saw her I was like, ‘You know what? Let’s just end this right now and get a picture together because we are never in the same place.'”

And last April, the two supported each other on Twitter, with Carrie writing, "I do wish more publications would just celebrate women’s success without pitting them against each other."

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Warner NashvilleBlake Shelton will do a rare Nashville concert on Friday, May 31 in the Country Music Hall of Fame’s CMA Theater.

The special show celebrates the 20th anniversary of Musicians on Call, the nonprofit that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients all across the U.S.

Lauren Alaina will also be honored that night with the organization’s Music Heals Award, for her commitment to its Bedside Performance Program. Newcomer Cale Dodds will open the show.

A limited number of tickets will be available to the public starting Friday, April 26. You can find out more at MusiciansOnCall.org/MOC20.

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Comstock/Thinkstock Fifty years ago this week, Glen Campbell's "Wichita Lineman" was at #2 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs tally, while another song by Campbell was #1 on that same chart. Can you name this classic, which shares its name with a town in Texas? ANSWER: "Galveston." 

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Kharen HillIn 1996, Sheryl Crow wrote the song "Redemption Day" after visiting Bosnia with then-first lady Hillary Clinton, and recorded it on her second album.  In 2003, Johnny Cash recorded it. He died that same year; his version was eventually released in 2010. Now, with the permission of the late country legend's family, Sheryl has created a version of the song, as well as a video, which allows them to duet.

The video features archival footage of Cash at different stages of his life, as well as scenes of Sheryl playing piano in a field as a little boy watches her from a nearby house. Its interspersed with scenes of war, destruction, death, terrorism, climate change, political leaders...basically every ill of modern society.

At the end of the video, the little boy stands in what looks like an airplane hangar, watching a screen flashing these terrible images. But then Sheryl appears on screen; she crouches down and holds out her hand. The little boy goes up to the screen and puts his hand on Sheryl's.

In a statement, Sheryl says, "As a mom of two young kids, I see that our kids watch what we do on their behalf and how we shape their future. They're privy to everything visual...and there's no way to shield your child from the roughness of reality. If we could see the world through a child's eyes, we would make different decisions."

"With what's happening in our nation now, and how dire things look, to have Johnny's voice offers some hope," she adds. "I hope that wherever he is, he feels proud to be a part of it."

"Redemption Day" appears on Sheryl's forthcoming new album of all-star duets with artists like Stevie Nicks, Don Henley and Willie Nelson.

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ABC/Image Group LAOld Dominion's currently on their own headlining Make It Sweet Tour, but after several summers opening for Kenny Chesney, they're not too proud to admit they've borrowed some of the superstar's best ideas.

OD's backstage area, particularly, is modeled after what you'd see at a Kenny show.

"I think we've ripped everything from Kenny!" lead singer Matthew Ramsey reveals, as the rest of the band laughs.

"We do have a cool vibe [room], yeah," Trevor Rosen adds, "like we have these record players strategically placed and stuff."

"The backstage vibe is sort of similar to his," Matthew explains, "but it's because it works so well. And it creates an environment for people to want to be there, and that's what we want to do. It's a long, long year, and you want people to want to be there for it."

Even more than the comforts of the road, Matthew says Kenny showed the band how to build relationships.

"Probably the most important thing we learned from Kenny is how to treat the people that work for you," Matthew continues, "and the people that are working with you, as far as opening acts and their crew. And that's one thing that he really does an amazing job of."

"So we've built our crew with that in mind, and it's a family vibe, and it's a fun vibe," he tells ABC Radio. "It's hard work, what these people are doing, and we want to make it as comfortable and fun as we possibly can."  

OD's next show is Thursday, April 25 at Centurylink Arena in Boise, Idaho. Meanwhile, the song "Make It Sweet" is nearing the top of the chart.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockBoth Scotty McCreery and Mitchell Tenpenny are booked to appear at the Budweiser Country Club at Stagecoach Festival April 26-28 in Indio, California.

A pair of Reba McEntire's Reba by Justin boots are featured in the May/June issue of Cowboys & Indians magazine. The Chelsea pearl boot with ostrich accents goes for $380. 

You can get a sneak peak at Carrie Underwood's Cry Pretty 360 Tour in a new clip the superstar posted to her socials. In the short video shot at rehearsals, Carrie performs the trek's namesake tune. The tour kicks off May 1 in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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ABC/Image Group LAWhat would happen if you mixed Morgan Evans latest hit, "Day Drunk," with Dan Shay's smash, "Tequila?"

You can find out in the Aussie's new performance video, which features him singing a mash-up of the two songs. It's a tip of the hat to his label mates and pals Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney, who he toured with this spring on their sold-out tour.

Next up, Morgan hits the road with Rascal Flatts on their Summer Playlist trek May 24 in Tampa, Florida.

You can check out Morgan's "Day Drunk on Tequila" performance on YouTube now. 

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