Country Moose Music News

Country star trivia

Comstock/Thinkstock1996 CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Patty Loveless scored her first top-10 hit eight years earlier with “If My Heart Had Windows.” Can you name the Country-Music-Hall-of-Famer who took the same song to #7 in 1967? ANSWER:  George Jones... Read more

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Nashville notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock RodeoHouston takes place February 27-March 18 at NRG Stadium, with tickets for most dates going on sale Thursday. Among the artists set to take the new, star-shaped stage this year: Garth BrooksLittle Big TownBlake SheltonKelsea BalleriniRascal FlattsJason AldeanThomas RhettLuke BryanChris YoungZac Brown BandKeith UrbanChris Stapleton, and Brad Paisley. Garth will both open and close this year’s rodeo, though both of his shows sold out earlier. You can find out more at RodeoHouston.com.  ... Read more

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Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockWillie Nelson appears on ABC’s The View and NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers Wednesday promoting his just-released memoir, It’s a Long Story.... Read more

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Zac Brown Band Spent Months Creating and Recording Top-Selling New Album, “Jekyll + Hyde”

Image Courtesy Varvatos/Southern Ground/BMLGZac Brown Band‘s new album, Jekyll + Hyde, is shaping up to be one of the biggest country albums of 2015, so the group members can rest assured they didn’t waste any time writing and recording the eclectic project. Most of the project was written on the road late at night following the band’s 2014 concert dates. They narrowed the batch of tunes down to the 16 songs that made the final cut, but the guys didn’t head straight to the recording studio at that point.... Read more

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A Thousand Horses Books Major TV Appearances Thanks to Debut Hit, “Smoke”

Image Courtesy Joseph Llanes/Republic NashvilleNew group A Thousand Horses‘ career is on fire thanks to their debut top-five hit “Smoke.” The song’s popularity has earned the band performance slots on NBC’s Today on May 11 and Fox News’s Fox & Friends on May 13. After years of struggling to make it big, A Thousand Horses is now “humbled” by the big welcome they’ve gotten from both country radio and their new fans.... Read more

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Eric Church Pays No Attention to Country Radio When Choosing His Opening Acts

Image Courtesy John Peets/Capitol NashvilleUnlike most country headliners, Eric Church doesn’t pay attention to country radio when choosing his opening acts. Instead, he books musical acts he’s passionate about, whether or not they could ever fit in the country format. That’s why you’ll see everyone from hard rock group Halestorm to Americana group The Lone Bellow on the road with Eric this year.... Read more

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