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Little Big Town Launch Boondocks Line

Little Big Town have officially launched their first line of products in a collection called Boondocks, which features a number of assorted wares inspired by the band’s day-to-day life.

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Little Big Town Say Personal Tragedies Have Made Them a Family [WATCH]

Little Big Town discuss how personal tragedies -- specifically the recent death of Jimi Westbrook's sister -- have brought them closer together.

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Chris Stapleton Releases Edgy 'Second One to Know' [Listen]

Chris Stapleton is being generous with fans by sharing new music off his upcoming album From A Room: Volume 1 ahead of its release, offering up a track called "Second One to Know."

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Much-hyped music festival in Bahamas canceled at last minute

The organizers of a much-hyped music festival in the Bahamas have been forced to cancel the weekend event at the last minute.

Fyre Festival organizers announced the cancellation of the "once-in-a-lifetime" concert on Twitter and their website after many fans had already arrived. People complained of spending thousands of dollars on tickets and travel to the Exuma islands in the Bahamas for what were supposed to be performances by Blink-182 and others.

Event organizers blamed "unforeseen and extenuating circumstances" in a Twitter post Friday. They said they were working to arrange flights to Miami for those who had already arrived in Exuma and said inbound flights had been canceled.

Fyre Festival had promised "culinary delights and luxury" over two weekends. Attendees complained about disorganization and accommodations in social media posts.

Harry Styles announces fall world tour ahead of solo album

Harry Styles has announced a world tour ahead of the release of his first solo album.

The former One Direction singer opens the fall tour in San Francisco on Sept. 19. The North American leg wraps up in Phoenix on Oct. 14. Styles will visit Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Toronto and other cities.

Styles will also visit Europe, Singapore and Australia before wrapping the tour in Tokyo on Dec. 8.

Styles made the announcement on social media Friday. Styles' self-titled solo debut is set for release May 12.

High Valley Have a Special Connection to 'She's With Me' Video Location

High Valley talk to The Boot about their music video for '"She's With Me."

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Jazz Fest kicks off with hometown favorites Connick, Neville

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicks off with performances by some hometown favorites.

Pianist, vocalist and New Orleans native Harry Connick Jr. will close out the Acura Stage Friday while Aaron Neville closes out the Blues Tent.

The seven-day festival wraps over two weekends. In addition to eleven stages of music there is a cultural exchange area that this year is dedicated to Cuba. That area will feature music, foods and crafts from Cuba.

Throughout the day there are also parades through the fairgrounds by Mardi Gras Indian tribes and the city's social aid and pleasure clubs.

The weather is always a big topic of discussion at Jazz Fest. The weekend forecast calls for cloudy skies on both the opening day and Saturday, with rain probable on Sunday.

Concert Review: Jake Owen's Easy Night in Nashville

The problem with Jake Owen is he makes it look so dang easy. Thursday night's (April 27) show at Nashville's Ascend Amphitheater was an almost effortless 75 minutes of music.

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Tim McGraw, Faith Hill Selling Historic Tennessee Home

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are selling their beautiful and historic antebellum home outside of Nashville.

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Brad Paisley wanted fans to listen, so he shot a movie

Brad Paisley will do anything to get fans to listen to an entire album front to back, even shoot an hour-long visual album featuring Mick Jagger, Timbaland, John Fogerty and an unfinished Johnny Cash song.

The Grammy-winning country singer, songwriter and guitarist spent less than a month shooting sequences for each one of the 15 songs on his new record, "Love and War," to make what he's calling the first visual album in country music. The video is available for streaming on Apple Music on Friday (the album was released last week).

"I am a big fan of this art form called an album," Paisley said during an interview Wednesday at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, where he screened the visual album for the first time for fans. "I have a lot to say and I can't say it in 10 songs."

Paisley is not aiming to compete with Beyonce's powerful "Lemonade," which combined songs and videos into a visually stunning and complex musical project, which Paisley said he hasn't even watched in its entirety. After finishing his record, Paisley thought he could create a story line out of his song sequence.

"Basically we used the album as a script," Paisley said. "There's chapters. There's couplets."

Paisley pulled together an army of people to accomplish the task in the short time frame and included scenes shot on an aircraft carrier, in a shopping mall, at a burnt church, at the Grand Ole Opry and in his home town square with hundreds of extras. He included cameos from his actress wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, for a "Stranger Things"-inspired sequence, as well as David Hasselhoff and KITT the car from "Knight Rider."

Jeff Venable, one of the directors on the visual album, said Paisley himself would spend all night helping to finish the editing or shooting scenes in between his gigs.

"There were some days where we shot three videos in a day," Venable said. "The most amazing thing about Brad on camera is I have never seen him miss a note on the solos. And that is crazy to me."

The video highlights Paisley's natural on-camera charisma and his ease at transitioning through multiple topics, such as playing the comedian in a funny segment about our selfie-obsessed culture but also wielding enough gravitas to call out the lack of support for veterans in another section.

"One of those without the other is either too light or too dark," Paisley said of his song choices on the album. "It's a Skywalker balance kind of thing."

Finding common ground is Paisley's specialty. When hit-making producer Timbaland came into the studio with Paisley, they found their middle ground was bluegrass. On the Jagger-Paisley co-written "Drive of Shame," the impact that the Rolling Stones had on country music was the underlying thread.

"They are the greatest rock band in the world and a top five country one," Paisley said. "I didn't have to change at all because I have been ripping them off since I first started."


Online: www.bradpaisley.com


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