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Mark Knopfler Gives Song To Bluegrass Group

Posted On September 18, 2014

(Undated) -- Mark Knopfler is contributing a track to a bluegrass group's new album. Hot Rize is debuting the song "I Never Met A One Like You" on "The Wall Street Journal's" website.   Hot Rize frontman Tim O'Brien worked with Knopfler on his last studio album, "Privateering," and says the former Dire Straits frontman…

Jewel Pens Song For Public Housing Organization

Posted On September 18, 2014

(Nashville, TN) -- Jewel's latest release carries a message. The singer-songwriter wrote and recorded "Home To Me" for the public housing organization ReThink: Why Housing Matters.   Jewel says she agreed when the organization approached her about crafting the song, in part because it's part of a public awareness campaign -- not a fundraiser. She…

Joe Nichols Thrilled To Have Back-To-Back Chart-Toppers

Posted On September 18, 2014

(Nashville, TN) -- Joe Nichols admits he isn't all that surprised that "Yeah" became a chart-topping hit. But the country star says he never thought it'd be the second of back-to-back number ones -- in part because he didn't think it'd be the second release from his album "Crickets."   Joe says he had confidence…

Montgomery Gentry’s New Single Fits Duo Like “Hillbilly Shoes”

Posted On September 18, 2014

(Nashville, TN) -- Montgomery Gentry thinks their new single, "Headlights," is a good fit. Country singer Eddie Montgomery explains that he and Troy Gentry had no doubts about the song, and it was a quick and easy decision to record it.   Eddie adds that the song is catching on quickly with their fans. He…

Lee Brice Earns First Number One Album, Dustin Lynch Opens Strong

Posted On September 18, 2014

(Undated) -- Lee Brice has his first chart-topping album. The singer's latest studio effort, "I Don't Dance," is opening at number one on the Country Albums chart and taking the number five spot on the Billboard 200. But his latest CD's first-week sales of 38-thousand don't quite match his last release, 2012's "Hard 2 Love,"…