In between dates opening for Taylor Swift, Frankie Ballard made his second CMA Music Festival appearance. Ballard’s schedule included autograph signings, a performance at the Chevrolet™ Riverfront Stage and a surprise appearance at Blake Shelton’s fan club party. Ballard also had the chance to hang with a bunch of media girls at the famed Wildhorse Saloon. Ballard’s Top 30 hit “A Buncha Girls” is quickly climbing the country radio singles charts.
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Power-trio Lady Antebellum recently stopped by CMT Top 20 Countdown to chat with host Evan Farmer about their third studio album, Own the Night, along with their newest single, “Just a Kiss.” This all new episode of the show premiered this morning, June 17 at 10am CT.
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Jimmy Wayne opened for his idols Daryl Hall and John Oates recently (6/15) at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, NY. Wayne has often spoken of his admiration for the pop duo legends, and even covered their hit “Sara Smile” on his last CD. Wayne, who made his debut at LP Field during Music Fest last week, is currently at work on a new CD.
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During the 2011 CMT Music Awards, Keifer Thompson, half of the duo Thompson Square, who grew up right outside Joplin, MO, wanted to show his support for the victims of recent tornados. He did so by wearing a black tee-shirt with white lettering simply saying, “Joplin, MO.” The tee-shirt worn by Keifer Thompson is now available for purchase with all proceeds being donated to the Joplin Red Cross to assist in relief efforts. For more details visit www.thompsonsquare.com.