Kix Brooks Reveals Which Role on "Nashville" He Had to Turn Down


Image Courtesy Arista NashvilleKix Brooks has appeared in several independent films in the last few years, so it seems a little odd he hasn't made a cameo on ABC's Nashville yet. It turns out, the show's producers approached Kix with a pretty meaty guest role late last year.He tells ABC News Radio, "They gave me a great opportunity. Made me an offer to play a great part about a homeless person who had been in the music business and was kind of washed up. It was, like, six episodes, and I was just booked."The Nashville offer came just two weeks before they wanted Kix to start filming his part, but the shooting schedule interfered with concerts he'd had on the books for months.Kix explains, "I really, really wanted to do it, but it's not like you can go cancel shows because you gotta do another one."Even though he couldn't take on that role, which went to film actor Mykelti Williamson, Kix's winery, Arrington Vineyards, has benefitted from the tourism boom Nashville has created in Music City since it debuted in 2012.Says Kix, "A lot of people that come to the winery are visiting here because they've seen the show, and they want to see it. It's been a great thing for us."Kix is reuniting with his Brooks & Dunn duo partner Ronnie Dunn and their pal Reba for a residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas starting this June.Of note, Reba is taking part in the taping of ABC's Nashville: On the Record special Saturday night in Music City. Cast members Charles Esten, Sam Palladio, Jonathan Jackson and Chris Carmack are among the other stars slated to perform. The special will air later this spring.Nashville returns with all-new episodes this Wednesday night at 10 ET on ABC.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Billy Currington Plays the Romantic Leading Role in His New Video, "Don't It"


Image Courtesy Mercury Nashville/Jeff JohnsonBilly Currington has released the video for his new single, "Don't It." The clip finds Billy taking on the role of romantic lead with his female co-star. He recently shot the video at Nashville's Roxy Theater with his band backing him up during the performance portions. "Don't It" is the lead single from Billy's upcoming, sixth album, and he'll be singing it on the road this summer opening Tim McGraw's Shotgun Rider tour.Says Billy, "I've spent the last few months creating an album with [producer] Dann Huff that I couldn't be more proud of. I look forward to bringing this new music to life out on tour this summer!"Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scotty McCreery Entertained the Crowd at the New England Patriots' Pre-Super Bow


Image Courtesy EB Media PRScotty McCreery entertained the crowd at the New England Patriots' Welcome to Arizona pre-Super Bowl party Thursday night in Phoenix. Scotty wore his "lucky" New England Patriots beanie for the performance, and even had his photograph taken with Patriots owner Robert Kraft.Scotty will attend this Sunday's Super Bowl in Phoenix to cheer on the Patriots as they take on the Seattle Seahawks.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Kip Moore Puts a Live Goat in the Bed of Dierks Bentley's Truck as Payback for P


Image Courtesy MCA NashvilleKip Moore wasn't happy about jumping into a freezing-cold Percy Priest Lake near Nashville earlier this month for his tour boss Dierks Bentley's Polar Plunge. To get back at Dierks, Kip painted Dierks' beloved truck, called Big White, in multiple colors with the name of Kip's new single, "I'm to Blame," written on the side. Kip also loaded a live goat into Dierks' truck bed and filled the cab with foam peanuts. A video of the prank is now posted on YouTube.Dierks has threatened to vandalize one of Kip's beloved surfboards when they head out on the Sounds of Summer tour together starting June 5 in North Carolina. Newcomers Maddie & Tae and Canaan Smith are also on the bill.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley Lead ACM Nominees


Image Courtesy Academy of Country MusicMiranda Lambert is the lead nominee for the 50th Annual ACM Awards, which were revealed Friday morning via Instagram.Lambert scored eight nominations in all, in all of the major categories, including her fourth Entertainer of the Year nomination and her ninth consecutive nomination for Female Vocalist of the Year.  Dierks Bentley's right on Miranda's heels with seven nods, including Male Vocalist of the Year, and Album of the Year, for Riser.Also notable: Garth Brooks scored an Entertainer of the Year nomination, formally recognizing his return to recording and performing.  However, his most recent studio album, Man Against Machine, was shut out of all major categories.The trophies will be handed out Sunday, April 19 on CBS. This year's show takes place at AT&T Stadium in Texas.Here are the nominees:Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean Garth Brooks Luke Bryan Miranda Lambert Florida Georgia LineFemale Vocalist of the Year Brandy Clark Miranda Lambert Martina McBride Kacey Musgraves Carrie UnderwoodAlbum of the Year Old Boots, New Dirt, Jason Aldean Pain Killer, Little Big Town Platinum, Miranda Lambert Riser, Dierks Bentley The Outsiders, Eric ChurchSong of the Year (Award to Songwriter) "American Kids," Kenny Chesney "Automatic," Miranda Lambert "Drink a Beer," Luke Bryan "Follow Your Arrow," Kacey Musgraves "Give Me Back My Hometown," Eric Church "I Hold On," Dierks Bentley Single Record of the Year "American Kids," Kenny Chesney "Automatic," Miranda Lambert "Dirt," Florida Georgia Line "Drunk on a Plane," Dierks Bentley "I Don't Dance, "Lee Brice Vocal Group of the Year Lady Antebellum Little Big Town Rascal Flatts The Band Perry Zac Brown Band Vocal Duo of the Year Brothers Osborne Dan + Shay Florida Georgia Line Maddie & Tae The Swon Brothers Vocal Event of the Year "Lonely Tonight," Blake Shelton featuring Ashley Monroe "Meanwhile Back at Mama's," Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill "Somethin' Bad," Miranda Lambert Duet with Carrie Underwood "The South," The Cadillac Three featuring Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley and Mike Eli "This Is How We Roll," Florida Georgia Line featuring Luke BryanVideo of the Year "American Kids," Kenny Chesney "Cop Car," Keith Urban "Drunk on a Plane," Dierks Bentley "I'm Not Gonna Miss You," Glen Campbell "Somethin' Bad," Miranda Lambert Duet with Carrie UnderwoodFollow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

ACM Awards Nominations Revealed via Instagram


Image Courtesy Academy of Country MusicThe Academy of Country Music announced the nominees for the 50th Annual ACM Awards Friday morning via Instagram.The trophies will be handed out Sunday, April 19 on CBS. This year's show takes place at AT&T Stadium in Texas.Here are the nominees:Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean Garth Brooks Luke Bryan Miranda Lambert Florida Georgia LineFemale Vocalist of the Year Brandy Clark Miranda Lambert Martina McBride Kacey Musgraves Carrie UnderwoodAlbum of the Year Old Boots, New Dirt, Jason Aldean Pain Killer, Little Big Town Platinum, Miranda Lambert Riser, Dierks Bentley The Outsiders, Eric ChurchSong of the Year (Award to Songwriter) "American Kids," Kenny Chesney "Automatic," Miranda Lambert "Drink a Beer," Luke Bryan "Follow Your Arrow," Kacey Musgraves "Give Me Back My Hometown," Eric Church "I Hold On," Dierks Bentley Single Record of the Year "American Kids," Kenny Chesney "Automatic," Miranda Lambert "Dirt," Florida Georgia Line "Drunk on a Plane," Dierks Bentley "I Don't Dance, "Lee Brice Vocal Group of the Year Lady Antebellum Little Big Town Rascal Flatts The Band Perry Zac Brown Band Vocal Duo of the Year Brothers Osborne Dan + Shay Florida Georgia Line Maddie & Tae The Swon Brothers Vocal Event of the Year "Lonely Tonight," Blake Shelton featuring Ashley Monroe "Meanwhile Back at Mama's," Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill "Somethin' Bad," Miranda Lambert Duet with Carrie Underwood "The South," The Cadillac Three featuring Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley and Mike Eli "This Is How We Roll," Florida Georgia Line featuring Luke BryanFollow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Luke Bryan Makes His Super Bowl Picks, Looks Forward to Today's ACM Nominations


Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleLuke Bryan has a big weekend planned starting with Friday morning's ACM Awards nominations and ending with a Super Bowl viewing party Sunday night.Luke hopes to see his name as a finalist in multiple ACM categories, including Entertainer of the Year. He took that top prize in 2013.Luke says of the big announcement, "I’ll be biting my nails and see what happens, and it’s an amazing night and an amazing day to hear what you’re nominated for, and you never know. You never know what’s gonna get in and what’s not. I’m truly just honored to be in the game."The ACM Awards nominations will be announced Friday morning starting at 8:30 a.m. ET on the ACM's social media accounts. Luke and co-host Blake Shelton will emcee the show live from AT&T Stadium in Texas Sunday, April 19 on CBS.As for the Super Bowl, Luke is mostly neutral on who he'd like to win the game between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks. When forced to make a decision, Luke admits he's leaning towards the Patriots just became he hails from the Eastern part of the country.Says Luke, "Seattle's way out there, but I love you, Seattle, so don't take it personally."Luke is mainly concerned with the snacks he'll get to eat while watching the game."Definitely Super Bowl is like the queso, the Frito-Lay Scoops with the Ro-Tel situation," Luke says of his snack choices. "Just stuff that you can just sit there and have lots of sodium. It’s like Thanksgiving all over again."Luke will headline a few NFL stadiums this summer on his Kick the Dust Up tour. Go to LukeBryan.com to see where he's playing next.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

ACM Award Nominees for Video of the Year Announced


Academy of Country MusicThe nominees in the Video of the Year category for the 50th Annual ACM Awards were announced Thursday night on Entertainment Tonight.The nominees are "American Kids," by Kenny Chesney; "Cop Car," by Keith Urban; "Drunk on a Plane," by Dierks Bentley; "I'm Not Gonna Miss You," by Glen Campbell; and "Somethin' Bad," by Miranda Lambert featuring Carrie Underwood.The nominees in the other categories will be announced Friday morning on the Academy of Country Music's social media accounts, beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET.The 50th Annual ACM Awards will broadcast live from AT&T Stadium in Texas on Sunday, April 19 on CBS.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

Brantley Gilbert Releases Solemn New Video for "One Hell of an Amen"


Image Courtesy Valory Music Co.Brantley Gilbert has released the video for his latest single, "One Hell of an Amen." The song is a tribute to two men who passed away in recent years, including Brantley's pal, Kory, who lost his battle with leukemia after a brave fight against the disease. A fallen war hero, named Jon, is the other person whose sacrifice inspired the song and video. Jon was the best friend of Brantley's pal from Georgia, Josh, who served several tours of duty in Iraq.Brantley says of "One Hell of an Amen," "It’s easy to say the song’s about death, but to me, it’s about the good fight. It’s about the attitude, the strength and the courage those boys had for what they were going through. Kory battling leukemia and Jon fighting in Iraq…it’s about two different wars."The video for "One Hell of an Amen" incorporates mementos from Kory and Jon's lives. The song is included on Brantley's latest album, Just as I Am.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Craig Morgan and Trace Adkins Added to Charlie Daniels' Volunteer Jam


Image Courtesy Monarch PublicityCraig Morgan and Trace Adkins have joined the lineup for Charlie Daniels' 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam, coming up August 12 at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. The Oak Ridge Boys and Tracy Lawrence also join the performers list, along with previously-announced stars Montgomery Gentry, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Travis Tritt.Tickets for the show go on sale Friday at Ticketmaster. Proceeds from the Volunteer Jam go to help American veterans in support of The Journey Home Project.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Carrie Underwood Releasing "Little Toy Guns" Single and Video Friday


Image Courtesy Sony Music NashvilleCarrie Underwood is releasing "Little Toy Guns" as her new single, and the emotional video for the song will premiere Friday on Carrie's Facebook page. A 30-second sneak preview of the video is now posted on Facebook. Look for E! News to air a first-look feature on the video Thursday."Little Toy Guns" is the follow-up release to Carrie's latest hit, "Something in the Water." The new single addresses the hurt a child goes through listening to her parents fight, and the video will play out that heartbreaking scenario.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Kristian Bush Releasing Debut Solo Album, "Southern Gravity," on April 7


Imgae Courtesy Streamsound RecordsKristian Bush of Sugarland fame will release his debut solo album, Southern Gravity, on April 7. The project features the lead single "Trailer Hitch." Kristian says the new songs "feel like home" to him.He says to his fans, "They are your stories as much as they are mine, and I hope you hear yourself in here, no matter if you are standing up, falling down or dancing in between the pieces of your life."Kristian is a co-writer on all 12 tracks on Southern Gravity.Here is the Southern Gravity track list:"Make Another Memory" "Light Me Up" "Trailer Hitch" "Southern Gravity" "Flip Flops" "Giving It Up" "Feeling Fine California" "Waiting on an Angel" "Walk Tall" "Sending You a Sunset" "Sweet Love" "House on a Beach"Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Trisha Yearwood Releasing Third Cookbook, "Trisha's Table," on March 31


Image Courtesy Clarkson PotterTrisha Yearwood has revealed details of her third cookbook, Trisha's Table: My Feel-Good Favorites for a Balanced Life.The book is due March 31 and will feature a mix of lighter dishes and a few traditional Southern comfort food recipes. The offerings reflect Trisha's new approach to dieting, which has helped her achieve a slimmed-down physique. The secret to Trisha's weight-loss success lies in allowing herself to indulge in her favorite Southern dishes 20 percent of the time while eating healthy for the rest of her meals.Trisha says in the book's introduction, "I am not one of those people who gets so busy with my day that I suddenly think to myself, 'Wow, I forgot to eat lunch!'  That never happens to me.  Never.  I think about food all the time, so making peace with eating is a daily battle for me.  I won’t say I’ve completely figured it out, but I will say that right now, I win that battle more days than I lose it, and I believe that’s the key.”Some of the lighter recipes in Trisha's Table include dairy-free angel hair pasta with avocado pesto and vegetarian smashed sweet pea burgers. More indulgent dishes, such as slow cooker Georgia pull-pork barbecue and chicken tortilla casserole, also are featured.Trisha's Table is the first cookbook she has released since the premiere of her Emmy-winning Food Network show, Trisha's Southern Kitchen, in 2012.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Josh Turner, Eric Paslay & More Sign on for the Special Olympics Unified Relay A


Image Courtesy MCA NashvilleJosh Turner, Eric Paslay, David Nail, Jon Pardi, Lauren Alaina and Mickey Guyton have signed on to be torchbearers in the first-ever Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America. The torch will be lit in Athens, Greece and travel across all 50 U.S. states for 46 days before making its way to the Special Olympics World Games in July.More than 20,000 people will participate in the relay -- you can sign up to participate at UnifiedRelay.org. ESPN will carry nightly highlights from the Special Olympics World Games, starting with the Opening Ceremony on July 25.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Dierks Bentley Heads Home to Phoenix for Multiple Appearances Surrounding Sunday


Image Courtesy Nino Munoz/Capitol NashvilleDierks Bentley is in his hometown of Phoenix to participate in several big events surrounding Super Bowl 49 on Sunday. His performance at the official NFL Tailgate will be broadcast as part of NBC's pregame show Sunday afternoon. Dierks is also hosting a pre-Super Bowl bash at his bar, Whiskey Row, on Friday night.Says Dierks, "It's going to be a fun weekend in my hometown. There are a lot of country fans in the Valley and we are looking forward to taking over this week! I'm excited to have a lot of friends from Nashville in town and to be a part of some of the big events around the game."Dierks kicked off his public appearances in Phoenix playing in the Waste Management Phoenix Open Annexus Pro-Am golf tournament Wednesday. According a few Instagram posts, Dierks flew in to town Tuesday night and enjoyed some drinks at Whiskey Row with pals Thomas Rhett and Jaren Johnston of The Cadillac Three.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Mickey Guyton Opens Up About the No-Good Man Who Inspired "Better than You Left


Image Courtesy UMG NashvilleMickey Guyton clearly isn't singing the blues over her ex-boyfriend on her debut single, "Better than You Left Me." The lyrics were inspired by Mickey's old relationship that was clearly going nowhere when she decided to make the move to Nashville a few years ago. Mickey says it all came to a head for the couple during a final fight when he told her, "Don't make me find someone else."Mickey tells ABC News Radio, "I can't even believe someone would even say that. We were together for four years, and he was always so back-and-forth and unsure with me, and he was always going and finding someone else, and he was always throwing me to the wayside."At that point, Mickey found the courage to tell that guy goodbye once and for all."I realized that he was not the prize and that I was the prize," she says. "I said, 'No more,' and I told him to go find someone else."Mickey has now moved on with her life, but she still gets emotional singing the song.She says, "I'm so much better than I was -- just a better person than I was back then, and I'm so thankful."Now that "Better than You Left Me" is climbing the country chart, Mickey has been busy promoting the single at radio stations across the country. She's been amazed to hear that a lot of other people find strength in her lyrics.Says Mickey, "I've had a lot of women call in and just say, 'I had to pull over on the side of the road 'cause I was bawling my eyes out, because I'm going through that.'""Better than You Left Me" is now available for download at iTunes.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

"Shania: Still the One Live from Vegas" to Air Feb. 28 on ABC


Ethan Miller/Getty Images via ABCNext month, Shania Twain is bringing her Las Vegas show to ABC.The concert special Shania: Still the One Live from Vegas will air February 28 at 9 p.m. ET.  It documents the show that Shania staged for two years at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace before wrapping it up in December.  The ABC special features over an hour of never-before-seen footage documenting the show's development, as well as the entire performance, which features a live band, trained horses, a flying motorcycle and more.Shania: Still the One Live from Vegas will be released on CD and DVD on March 3, exclusively at Walmart.Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Luke Bryan Almost Released Latest Hit, "I See You," as the Lead Single from "Cra


Image Courtesy CMALuke Bryan is on track to score his sixth #1 hit from his latest album, Crash My Party, with the power ballad, "I See You." Luke always hoped the song would be a single.He says, "You know, 'I See You' and 'Crash My Party' were the two that we were going back and forth with on what should be the [first] single, and we chose 'Crash My Party.'""Crash My Party" was released in April 2013, so it's taken quite awhile for Luke to get around to "I See You" as a single. As for why he was drawn to the song, Luke adds, "It’s got that youthful lyric, kind of almost a hip-hop lyric and then that big ol' chorus that really kind of jumps off the speakers at you."Luke is also a big fan of the big guitar riff in "I See You." The song will be featured on Luke's That's My Kind of Night tour starting February 10 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

The Band Perry Named Curators for the 3rd Annual Grammy Amplifier Program


Image Courtesy Republic NashvilleThe Band Perry has been named curators for the3rd annual Grammy Amplifier program. The online music initiative, sponsored by Hyundai and The Recording Academy, aims to mentor aspiring artists and provide them with the opportunity to showcase their talent. The Band Perry will help evaluate online submissions to narrow the field down to the program’s three winners. The winners will individually be awarded one of the following prizes: A studio recording session with a Grammy winning producer; filming and starring in their own music video with a noted director; or securing an opening act spot for an established musician and/or at a music festival. The program is currently accepting submissions at GrammyAmplifier.com. Based on their track plays and social media performance, the top 25 finalists will be brought together for a mentorship experience, and then narrowed down by program curators to a short list of finalists. The program’s curators this year also include Ziggy Marley and singer/songwriter Allen Stone. Hit artist/producer Mark Ronson will pick the three winners and decide which winner gets what prize.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Blake Shelton Reportedly Lands Role in Upcoming Adam Sandler Comedy


Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleIt looks like Blake Shelton has picked up another acting gig. Fresh off his stint hosting Saturday Night Live last weekend, Blake has reportedly joined the cast of the new Adam Sandler movie, Ridiculous 6.According to TheWrap, Blake will play Old West icon Wyatt Earp in the comedy. Adam Sandler will play an orphan raised by a Native American tribe, with Nick Nolte playing his biological father. Vanilla Ice is also part of the cast along with Luke Wilson, Taylor Lautner and Dan Akroyd.Production on Ridiculous 6 starts next month. The movie will air on Netflix as part of Sandler's deal with the on-demand entertainment company.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.