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Thomas Rhett Credits Dad For Preparing Him For Career

Posted On June 30, 2014

(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 a kid he spent a lot of time on…

David Nail Also Taps Exes For Inspiration

Posted On June 30, 2014

(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 this girl made him "realize…

Brett Eldredge Looking Ahead To Next Album

Posted On June 30, 2014

(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 sophomore effort, so he's "writing like crazy" for…

Carl Perkins Among New Memphis Music Hall Of Famers

Posted On June 30, 2014

(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 singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester, who just passed…