Eric Church Says Duet with Keith Urban on “Raise ‘Em Up” Is an Undeniable Hit

Image Courtesy CMAEric Church loves the anthemic quality of his collaboration with Keith Urban on "Raise 'Em Up," but he also points out there's a deeper meaning to the song than just having a good time.

"There’s also a line in there about kids and about life," Eric explains. "Yeah, it’s about lighters. It’s about drinks. One verse is about, you know, black umbrellas, about a funeral. It’s a very serious song. And plain and simple, it’s just a hit."

Eric goes so far as to say "Raise 'Em Up" could even be a hit in Portuguese.

He adds, "It’s gonna be a big hit for Keith, and I’m glad. I’m glad to be a part of it, and I’m glad he asked me."

"Raise 'Em Up' is included on Eric's latest album, Fuse. Check out the song's video now on Vevo.

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Trace Adkins, Alabama and More Featured on Lynyrd Skynyrd Live CD/DVD Set

Image Courtesy Blackbird Production PartnersTrace Adkins, Alabama and Jamey Johnson are featured on a new CD/DVD set documenting the all-star Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute concert held this past November in Atlanta. Lynyrd Skynyrd -- One More for the Fans! features the famed Southern rockers and an impressive cast of other music stars performing some of the band's best-loved songs.

Among the many other artists who participated in the show were Gregg Allman, Peter Frampton, Cheap Trick, Charlie Daniels and Donnie Van Zant.

The concert was held at Atlanta's Fox Theatre, the same venue where Lynyrd Skynyrd recorded its 1976 live album One More from the Road, which has sold more than 3 million copies in the U.S. alone.  The release date and track list for the One More for the Fans! CD/DVD will be announced soon.

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Brett Eldredge Has Some April Fool’s Day Fun with Fans on Twitter

Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleBrett Eldredge had some April Fool's Day fun with his fans Wednesday morning. He tweeted, "It breaks my heart to say I'm retiring and will be joining the US Olympic water polo ping pong team...it's been a great ride! Thanks."

Of course, Brett has some obligations to fulfill before he starts his water polo ping pong training. He's set to perform at the ACM Party for a Cause April 17 and 18 in Arlington, TX before joining Darius Rucker's Southern Style Tour May 14.

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Keith Urban, Eric Church, Lady A & More Added to ACM Party for a Cause Lineup

Image Courtesy ACMKeith Urban, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, Alan Jackson, and Brooks & Dunn have been added to the lineup for this year's ACM Party for a Cause Festival in Arlington, TX. The event runs April 17 and 18, just before the 50th Annual ACM Awards on April 19.  The festival will be filmed for a two-hour CBS special, ACM Presents: Superstar Duets, airing May 15.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Band Perry, Brett Eldredge, Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Kip Moore, Joe Nichols, Jake Owen, Reba, Cole Swindell and Brandy Clark also join the bill, along with John Anderson, Deana Carter, Ashley Monroe, David Lee Murphy and Marty Stuart. Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Kenny Chesney, Darius Rucker and Dierks Bentley are among the previously-announced performers.

The ACM Party for a Cause benefits the ACM's Lifting Lives charitable organization.

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Does Chris Young Use His Own Song Lyrics to Pick Up Women?

Image Courtesy Sony Music NashvilleChris Young's latest hit, "Lonely Eyes," contains one of the best pickup lines on country radio these days -- "Those lonely eyes don't have to be alone tonight." It got us wondering if Chris has ever used his own song lyrics out in the wild to try to meet a girl.

"I honestly have never tried that," Chris says with a laugh. "I don’t even know if that would work. I mean, most girls are gonna be able to figure out that’s from a song, aren’t they?"

Thinking again, Chris admits using song lyrics might make him sound "cooler" and "smarter" with the ladies.

He adds, "I’ll just go find songs that I’ve written already that haven’t come out and just have that shelved for when I need to say somethin’ that doesn’t sound moronic to a woman."

"Lonely Eyes" is the latest single from Chris's album, A.M.

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Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockChris Young will celebrate a milestone birthday on June 12. How old will he be? ANSWER: 30.

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