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Becky Fluke
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill Release Album Today

Tim McGraw & Faith Hill have released their first album together. Official out today (Friday) The Rest Of Our Life is not only the title of the album, but it’s also the name of their new single. Tim & Faith talk about how the title came to be: "We thought about it for a while we wondered what the title was gonna be…"Faith: "that song came in later too, we were essentially done with the record and the song came in…."Tim: "and we thought we had to cut it because it was such a beautiful song…" Faith: "and as soon as we did it was it was obvious it should be the title honestly…"Tim: "I think we kicked around ‘The Bed We Made’ we kicked around for a little while which was a cool title I thought, that might have been the only other idea that we had we were sort of trying to figure out a good idea for the album title and this song came in and it just wiped everything else out."

Garth Brooks Ticket Sales Exceed 100,000 In Nashville

Entertainer of the Year, Garth Brooks hit the 100,000 mark for tickets sold in Nashville. He has a string of 7 concerts scheduled between December 9 and December 23. Nashville is the final North American city on the tour and the first time Garth has played Bridgestone Arena in seven years.

Garth celebrated 6 million tickets sold (overall) on the tour, making it the biggest North American tour in history and the biggest American tour in the world. Tickets for the Nashville show are still available.

Delaney Royer
Florida Georgia Line And Bebe Rexha's New Song Already A Digital Hit

Florida Georgia Line and pop star, Bebe Rexha's new song, "Meant to Be" has already hit Spotify’s Global Top 50. It's currently at #5 on the iTunes Top Songs chart, and has reached over 80 million streams.

The duo's Tyler Hubbard says their collaboration wasn't planned. He stated, "Some of the coolest moments for us have been the ones we never planned. Going into the writing session that day in LA, we had no idea that it would turn into this."

Tyler co-wrote the song with Bebe Rexha, Josh Miller, and David Garcia and it appears on Bebe's new EP. They also shot a video for the song.

FGL is back in the studio working on their next album.

Taylor Swift Releases Song To Country Radio

Superstar Taylor Swift heads back to country music, at least for one song. "New Year's Day" marks her first release to country radio since she went pop with the 2014 release of 1989. On Tuesday night, she spontaneously showed up at a Target in Nashville and signed albums for fans. And she recently won the Song of the Year Award for writing Little Big Town's "Better Man."

Ninelle Efremova
Cam Says Opening For George Strait Is 'A Badge Of Honor'

In two weeks, Cam will kick off The Best Coast Tour. She has 6 shows in California before heading back to Vegas and on to Canada. And as 2017 starts to wrap up, she looks back at one of the big honors of the year…opening for George Strait. She has 2 more shows with him next month. Cam tells us more: "It’s such a badge of honor to be invited you know by the king to come open up… like he cares like what it sounds like before he comes out there you know and so for him to think that I am worthy of that is something that you know I will be proud of for the rest of my life."

Jon Pardi Has A Lot Of People He'd Like To Thank

Jon Pardi says he just didn't have enough time to thank everyone he needed to after winner his first CMA Award last week. He tells us what it was like to win New Artists of the Year: "You get off stage after you do your speech and there’s so many other people that you just want to thank…if I did win, my dream was to get like a receipt and drop it and be like, ‘These are all of the people I need to thank right here,’ you know, and it keeps going. It’s been an amazing year, and I’ve had people that believed in me since day one and I’m just glad that I had somebody like Capitol Records, country radio. They just stuck behind me and never gave up on me."

Courtesy of Big Machine Label Group
Midland Says Fashion Is A Way To Express Themselves

Midland is set to join Little Big Town on The Breakers Tour next year. What their audience will hear is a musical style that has been compared to that of the 70's and 80's… and their wardrobe reflects that era too. Lead singer Mark Wystrach tells us - it's all very authentic: "We dress a little bit flashy, like we like to do it. We like to express ourselves in our style and our fashion and it makes us feel good and it just happens to be, again and it’s one of those things how crazy it is that not only did the three of us meet and we were raised you know up at the northwest, central California and southeastern Arizona, and the fact that the three of us met in a city of megalopolis of Los Angeles surrounded by 60 million people. But again, it’s that we have the same taste, we love the same things, we have the same references. Also, look, we are creatives and we like to express ourselves."

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