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NASHVILLE, TN – (April 3, 2013) – Blake Shelton’s new album Based On a True Story… which was released on Warner Bros. Records March 26th has debuted at the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot Country Chart. People has said of Blake’s album that “Like him, it’s just all so dang likeable,” and The New York Times raves “To a purist Mr. Shelton is a savvy student of tradition.

The Academy of Country Music announced today that Grammy award-winner Sheryl Crow will present as part of the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The ceremony, which will be co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, honors country music’s top talent, as well as the industry’s hottest emerging artists. It is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

Hunter Hayes released the cover art for his upcoming single "I Want Crazy" this morning in a fan first exclusive on www.HunterHayes.com. Fans can tune-in for the world premiere of the new song on the ACM Awards this Sunday, April 7th at 8pm ET/PT on CBS.

For more on Hunter Hayes, visit www.HunterHayes.com.

NASHVILLE, TN - (April 1, 2013) – Hunter Hayes is set to world premiere his brand new single "I Want Crazy" at the 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 7 at 8pmET/PT on CBS. The song is his next single from his forthcoming Deluxe CD titled Hunter Hayes (Encore) due out June 18th. His current single, "Somebody's Heartbreak" holds the top spot this week marking his second No. 1 single off his debut release.

Blake released his new album Based On A True Story… today! USA Today and US Weekly give the new album 3 1/2 out of 4 stars! Be sure to go pick up Based On A True Story…!

Download the album on iTunes here: http://smarturl.it/basedonatruestory

CMT recently premiered the official music video for Brett Eldredge's latest single "Don't Ya."

"I always wanted to write a song about how girls are very good at playing tricks on our minds," says Brett. "I'm pretty sure we probably play tricks on their minds too, but they're way better at it. It's just the little things, just the brush of their hair, that always gets us."

Download "Don't Ya" from iTunes - http://smarturl.it/bretteldredge

Country music trio Gloriana will perform their latest hit single “Can’t Shake You” in the season finale of The CW series Hart of Dixie May 7th. Fans can tune into The CW at 8pm EST (check local listings) to catch Gloriana’s performance of their single, which is Top 25 on the charts and climbing. The trio is currently on the road performing headlining shows across the country in support of their critically acclaimed second studio album, A Thousand Miles Left Behind, and will be taping their Hart of Dixie guest appearance in Los Angeles on March 18th.

Head over to Blake Shelton's Official Website to count down the days until the new album, Based On A True Story…. On the site, you can unlock a new song and a behind-the-song video each day!

www.BlakeShelton.com

Ashley Monroe kicked off SXSW performing for a packed house Tuesday night at the Empire Control Room in Austin, TX! While kept to a short 30 minute set, Ashley played numerous songs from her new album, such as "Monroe Suede," "Like A Rose," and "Used."

Ashley is scheduled to play again at SXSW on Friday, March 15 at Vice Bar!

Billboard recently sat down with Charlie Worsham to talk about the success of "Could It Be" and the making of his upcoming debut album. In the interview, Charlie discusses his reaction to hearing "Could It Be" on the radio for the first time, as well as the instrumental work on his upcoming album. In regard to the recording process, he exclaims, "When it came time for this record to happen, the music was of utmost importance."

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