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Garth Brooks is one of the only artists to actually control all of his music.  So he can decide where and how his music is sold.  Garth has always said that he won’t allow iTunes to sell his music as long as they allow the purchase of individual tracks from an album.  His fear is that by not selling the entire album…so many of the songs get lost.  But Blake Shelton has his own fear regarding Garth’s songs. Blake fears that because so many teenagers only download songs onto their iPods and iPhones, they'll never know Garth's music.



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The numbers are in.  230,000 spring breakers showed up for Luke Bryan’s two shows at Spinnaker’s Beach Club in Panama City Beach this week. 



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It’s a Brad Paisley Text-In-To-Win Weekend on The Bull!  Listen for text in to win words all weekend long for your chance to see Brad Paisley, Randy Houser and Charlie Worsham at Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood on June 22nd!



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Luke Bryan made his annual trek to Panama City Beach, Florida this week to play two shows at Spinnaker’s Beach Club.  He plays a couple of shows there each Spring Break to celebrate the release of his most recent Spring Break EP.  But he also goes because it gives him a creative boost!


New promos for the Academy of Country Music Awards have hit the web and they feature Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw and Miranda Lambert.  Check them out!




Crazy Hearts Nashville, the reality TV show based on the lives of several aspiring musicians, has been cancelled less than two months after it premiere.



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Miranda Lambert is country to the core – but in the last couple of years – she’s really grown to appreciate classic rock.  Miranda is a big fan of Aerosmith, CCR and Lynyrd Skynyrd.  Early reviews indicate that her new album, Platinum is Miranda’s most rocking album to date.



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Cassadee Pope’s debut single “Wasting All These Tears” has been certified Platinum after reaching over one million downloads.  That puts Cassadee in Taylor Swift territory.  Taylor was the last solo female country singer to reach Platinum on a debut single with 2006’s “Tim McGraw”.