Artist News (1/22/13)

Kasey Musgraves

Kacey Musgraves

Mercury Records singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves is scheduled to release a debut album, Same Trailer Different Park, March 19. In addition to maintaining writing credits on all of the album’s tracks including her current single “Merry Go ‘Round,” Musgraves shares co-producing credits with Shane McAnally and Luke Laird. Musgraves is scheduled to appear on Little Big Town’s Tornado Tour starting January 31, and Kenny Chesney’s No Shoes Nation stadium tour this summer. The 24-year-old previous Nashville Star contestant is also up for her first award, an ACM New Female Vocalist nomination. Fans can vote here.

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Lady Antebellum has revealed its latest single, “Downtown,” as the lead single from its fourth forthcoming studio album. The band will debut the track next week (Jan. 28) on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, then a second performance the following week (Feb. 6) on CBS’s The Talk. For a preview of “Downtown,” click here. The track is available now for radio via Play MPE.

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EYBEli Young Band performed its current single “Say Goodnight” and No. 1 title “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” during last night’s (Jan. 21) episode of The Bachelor. Nearly 7.5 million viewers tuned in to watch the ABC show, which featured a private concert between the bachelor himself, potential love interest AshLee, alongside two chronically ill teenage fans of the band. Watch the performances at the 52:04 & 57:40 marks here. The group is in the middle of recording a sophomore Republic Nashville album and will hit the road with Kenny Chesney’s No Shoes Nation tour in March.


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