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Blackberry Smoke Album Debuts At Top Of Country Chart

Posted On February 19, 2015

(Undated) -- Blackberry Smoke has their first chart-topping album. Billboard.com says the group's fourth studio effort, "Holding All The Roses," is landing at number one on the Top Country Albums chart with first week sales of 19-thousand, reflecting the band's best sales week yet. The album has also captured the number seven spot on the…

Eric Church, Wife Welcome Second Son

Posted On February 19, 2015

(Nashville, TN) -- Eric Church is now a father of two. The country star has announced the arrival of his second son, Tennessee Hawkins Church. He says in a website post that their little bundle of joy arrived Sunday, tipping the scale at six-pounds, 12-ounces and measuring 21 inches long. Eric admits that he and…

Willie Nelson Providing Set, Starring In New Film

Posted On February 19, 2015

(Undated) -- Willie Nelson has a new film project in the works. "Entertainment Weekly" says the country legend has been tapped for a lead role in "Waiting For the Miracle to Come." And he won't have to travel far to get to the set. The movie will be shot at his Spicewood, Texas ranch. The…

Canaan Smith’s Debut EP Arriving Next Month

Posted On February 19, 2015

(Nashville, TN) -- Country newcomer Canaan Smith is prepping for the arrival of his first EP. Smith co-wrote all the songs on the five-track self-titled set, including his current single "Love You Like That." The singer says his music isn't "super predictable," but describes his sound as "unique, progressive and edgy." Smith's EP will be…

Rhett, Hunt, Swindell Become ACM New Artist Nominees

Posted On February 19, 2015

(Undated) -- It's down to Thomas Rhett, Sam Hunt, and Cole Swindell. They're the finalists for the Academy of Country Music's New Artist of the Year. The singers got the nod in a vote that was open both to the public as well as ACM professional members, who will now choose the winner. The second…