Cole Swindell Honored at CMA Triple Play Awards for Songwriting Success

Image Courtesy CMACole Swindell was the only performing artist among the 14 songwriters honored at the CMA Triple Play Awards Tuesday in Nashville. The annual luncheon recognizes writers who have penned three or more #1 country hits in a 12-month period. Cole hit that milestone with his own recordings, "Chillin' It" and "Hope You Get Lonely Tonight," as well as the Thomas Rhett hit he co-wrote, "Get Me Some of That."

While accepting his trophy, Cole said singing his own compositions on stage is something he's dreamed of doing for a long time.

"This is where I love to be," he continued, "and whether you've influenced me to move to this town or kept 'em from kicking me out, thank you so much! I hope I get to do this forever."

Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott, Hunter Hayes and Chris Young are among the previous recipients of the CMA Triple Play Award.

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Garth Brooks Sells More Than 100,000 Tickets for This Weekend’s Shows in Pittsburgh

Image Courtesy Country Music Hall of FameGarth Brooks has already sold more than 100,000 for his upcoming six concerts in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which start Thursday night and run through Sunday. Even though he's beat his previous ticket sales record from his 1997 run of shows in Pittsburgh, tickets are still available for all six of this weekend's shows at Ticketmaster.com/GarthBrooks.

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Garth Brooks Sells More Than 100,000 Tickets for This Weekend’s Shows in Pittsburgh

Image Courtesy Country Music Hall of FameGarth Brooks has already sold more than 100,000 for his upcoming six concerts in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which start Thursday night and run through Sunday. Even though he's beat his previous ticket sales record from his 1997 run of shows in Pittsburgh, tickets are still available for all six of this weekend's shows at Ticketmaster.com/GarthBrooks.

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Miranda Lambert Sharing Her Grammy Awards Experience with Fans in a Personal Way

Image Courtesy Sony Music NashvilleMiranda Lambert is sending personal photos from this Sunday's Grammy Awards to fans who sign up at TextMiranda.com. Miranda is set to perform on the show, where she's up for four trophies including Best Country Album for Platinum. Fans will receive the photos after they take a photo or screenshot of Miranda's "Little Red Wagon" single cover and text it to Miranda@PicFly.me.

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards will broadcast live Sunday night at 8 ET on CBS.

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Miranda Lambert Sharing Her Grammy Awards Experience with Fans in a Personal Way

Image Courtesy Sony Music NashvilleMiranda Lambert is sending personal photos from this Sunday's Grammy Awards to fans who sign up at TextMiranda.com. Miranda is set to perform on the show, where she's up for four trophies including Best Country Album for Platinum. Fans will receive the photos after they take a photo or screenshot of Miranda's "Little Red Wagon" single cover and text it to Miranda@PicFly.me.

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards will broadcast live Sunday night at 8 ET on CBS.

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Kip Moore Admits He’s Wrong in New Single, “I’m to Blame”

Image Courtesy MCA NashvilleIt's not always easy for a man to admit he's wrong in a relationship, but that's exactly what Kip Moore is doing on his brand-new single, "I'm to Blame." He says that level of honesty is essential for keeping a relationship moving forward. The single also gives a taste of what fans will hear on Kip's upcoming studio album.

Says Kip, "I thought that sort of truth-telling was a good way to set the tone for the new album.  I'm excited about the new path we're taking for this next record."

Kip has been writing for the new project for the past two years, so he had to make some tough decisions about which ones made the album, and which ones got cut.

He explains, "It has turned out to be a totally different record than the one I set out recording, and I think a better one."

Kip's new single is now available at all digital outlets.

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