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Platinum selling country star, Hunter Hayes, will headline the sold-out CMT on Tour: Hunter Hayes’ Let’s Be Crazy tour which kicks off this Thursday, October 10 in Knoxville, TN. With 24 shows in 21 cities, the three-time GRAMMY nominated artist entertained invited guests at Tennessee Performing Arts Center yesterday with a nearly two hour show that feature songs from his self-titled deluxe edition release, (Encore), which was recently certified Platinum by the RIAA. With three consecutive No.

Multi-Platinum and seven-time GRAMMY winning icon Randy Travis’ new album Influence Vol. 1: The Man I Am is available everywhere today. This album marks the first time in Travis’ career to record a studio album with his touring band. Everyone that played on the album has been a band member and longtime friend of Travis’, creating a special feel in the studio that shines through on the project.

TODAY Jack/Warner Bros./Loud Mouth Records releases comedian John Caparulo’s latest CD/DVD, Come Inside Me. The combo pack includes exclusive Behind-The-Scenes bonus footage. To purchase on iTunes, click here.

Multi-Platinum and seven-time GRAMMY winning icon Randy Travis is set to release his 21st studio album a day earlier than previously announced, on September 30th on Warner Bros. Records. The album, titled Influence Vol. 1: The Man I Am, is available for pre-order today on

Hot on the heels of his debut album launch, a media blitz including appearances on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “Live with Kelly & Michael” and “Today,” and his first No. 1 single with “Don’t Ya,” Brett Eldredge is celebrating another career milestone with his first CMA Awards’ nomination for “New Artist of the Year.” “I just woke up to a ton of texts that said ‘Congrats!’ I thought that they were telling me how awesome I slept,” said Eldredge on receiving the news. “Turns out I was nominated for ‘New Artist of the Year.’ What!? Wow! Thank you CMA!”

Congratulations to our CMA Award nominees! Tune in to ABC on Wednesday, November 6th at 8/7pmCT to watch the 47th Annual CMA Awards Live and click here for a full list of all nominations.

Entertainer of the Year
Blake Shelton

Male Vocalist of the Year
Blake Shelton

Album of the Year
Blake Shelton’s Based On a True Story…

New Artist of the Year
Brett Eldredge

Vocal Duo of the Year
Big & Rich

Nine-time GRAMMY award-winner Sheryl Crow’s highly anticipated brand new album, FEELS LIKE HOME, is due out September 10th and beginning the week of September 9th, Crow begins a series of media appearances in celebration of its release. Her media blitz kicks off Monday, September 9th taping Live from the Artists Den followed by an appearance and performance Tuesday, September 10th on ABC’s Good Morning America where she will also announce the nominees for this year’s CMA Awards, and an interview and performance on CBS’ Late Night with David Letterman.

Powerhouse vocalist Brett Eldredge, who recently celebrated his first No. 1 hit single, “Don’t Ya,” is continuing the momentum with his first-ever headlining club tour. The “Bring You Back” Fall 2013 Tour commences in the Midwest in October and includes an already sold-out hometown show at Joe’s Bar in Chicago on Oct. 5. On August 6, Eldredge released his debut album, Bring You Back, and marked the occasion with appearances on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “Live with Kelly & Michael” and “Today.”

Blake Shelton’s “Ten Times Crazier” tour will be hitting Holmdel, N.J., Hartford, Conn., and Mansfield, Mass. this weekend in what continues to be one of the most talked about tours of the summer. In this week’s Billboard Magazine, Ray Waddell says that Blake is on pace to “finish among the top touring artists for any genre” this year. Rob Beckham, co-head of William Morris Endeavor of Nashville explains “There’s sellouts and there’s sellouts, but this is a case where there are no tickets to buy.


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