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NASHVILLE, TN – (March 1, 2013) – Country’s rockin’ duo, Big & Rich, were awarded CRS’ 2013 Artist Humanitarian Award at Country Radio Seminar this week. Big & Rich’s charitable endeavors date back more than a decade. Their humanitarian efforts have ranged from visiting individual patients in hospitals, to staging benefit concerts for the Country Music Hall of Fame and the 173rd Airborne Memorial, to their well-documented U.S. and international outreach.

Hunter recently sat down to talk music and performing with SweetBeatTV after an exciting appearance on The Tonight Show.

Hunter talks about what it's like performing for 45,000 people, and explains the most rewarding part of playing his songs live. Check out the video above or click HERE to watch it on the Sweety High Website.

Sheryl Crow Surprises Blake with Plaque for Platinum Album Red River Blue

(L-R) Scooter Weintraub (W Management), Charlie Worsham, John Esposito (President & CEO, WMN), Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crow, Peter Strickland (EVP/GM, WMN), Brad Paisley, Scott Hendricks (SVP A&R, WMN), John Oates, Brett Eldredge, Chris Stacey (SVP Promotion, WMN)

Dates for Brett's upcoming tour with Taylor Swift were announced earlier today. Brett took a few minutes to talk with Taste of Country about landing the opening act gig.

"I’ve played in front of some big audiences, but that’s a whole ‘nother level,” said Brett. “What Taylor does, her show is a spectacle unlike any other artist in music. Just to be able to have a little part of that, a little tiny piece of that, to be able to get in front of her fans that are so passionate … I’m so, so lucky to be able to do that. It’s gonna be awesome. I’m so, so excited.”

Blake Shelton’s forthcoming album, Based On A True Story…, is available for pre-order today on iTunes. Click Here to pre-order. The highly anticipated album was first made available for pre-order February 19 in the official Blake Shelton store at BlakeShelton.com.

Mashable recently chatted with Hunter about his effective use of technology in his career. In the interview, Hunter discusses live tweeting The Grammys, the Hunter Hayes Road Race, and his unique electric piano.

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Warner Music Nashville has unveiled its new, social media-driven website. The site aims to be a one-stop destination for musicians' buzz from fans across social networks as well as digital content from the musicians. "We're fostering conversation by pulling each of these channels together in a succinct, easy-to-digest package," exclaims Jeremy Holley, WMN's VP of Consumer and Interactive Marketing.

CLICK HERE to read more about the new website!

In an interview with CMT Hot 20 Countdown, Sheryl Crow discusses the country music influences that shaped her upcoming album. The new album will be Sheryl's first full country album. Sheryl recently premiered "Easy," the single from the upcoming record, on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

CLICK HERE to watch the interview!

Dwight Yoakam will be the main country representative for this year's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The official lineup was announced Tuesday, February 19. Bonnaroo hits the town of Manchester, TN June 13-16.

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