Jason Aldean Feeling “Focused” and “Grounded” One Month into Marriage with Brittany Kerr

Image Courtesy CMAJason Aldean and his wife, Brittany, just celebrated their one-month anniversary, but they haven't been able to spend much time at home as husband-and-wife.

Jason says, "I mean, we've been on the road pretty much the whole time since we got married. We really haven't had a chance to have a honeymoon or any of that stuff, but that's a cool thing. She gets to travel with me, and we get to go all over the country."

Jason and Brittany also spent 10 days in Europe last month while he played the Country to Country Festival. Having Brittany on hand on the road has been good for Jason.

He adds, "I think she just kinda keeps me a little more focused, grounded, which I think I kind of needed in my life, for sure."

Jason and Brittany tied the knot March 21 in Mexico.

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Tim McGraw on Sandy Hook Promise Backlash: “I Don’t Put a Political Blanket on What I’m Doing”

Image Courtesy Big Machine RecordsTim McGraw has gotten backlash from gun rights supporters, including the National Rifle Association, over his upcoming concert to raise money for Sandy Hook Promise, an organization founded in the wake of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, whose stated purpose is to help protect children from gun violence.

When asked how he is dealing with the headlines the concert has been generating, Tim tells ABC Radio, "I don't put a political blanket on what I'm doing. This is about helping people and leading with your heart. I think that that's what I try to do, and we're doing things are earmarked for a lot of good in the community."

Tim's fiddle player, Dean Brown, is a friend of Mark Barden, whose 7-year-old son, Daniel, was killed in the Sandy Hook shooting. Meeting Mark and his wife backstage at one of his concerts a few years ago had a big impact on Tim.

He says, "When you sit across from a family who've gone through such a great tragedy, it's just heartbreaking. And when you sit and have a conversation and you feel connected and they want you to help, and you feel like you can help, then you lead with your heart."

Tim goes on to say he thinks Sandy Hook Promise is a "great organization" that falls in line with his belief in spreading the message about mental health awareness among today's youth.

He adds, "When you talk about protecting our kids from violence and doing everything you can to protect our children, I'm all in."

As previously reported, the Concert for Sandy Hook Promise in Hartford, Connecticut this July is part of Tim's Shotgun Rider tour with Billy Currington and Chase Bryant, but Currington dropped out of the show last week, saying on his Facebook page he was bowing out because of the controversy, but would make a donation to a "local organization.”

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Chris Janson Signs Major Label Deal Thanks to Emerging Hit Song, “Buy Me a Boat”

Image Courtesy Eric Brown/Sweet Talk PRSinger-songwriter Chris Janson has just signed a new record deal with Warner Music Nashville, thanks to his emerging hit song, "Buy Me a Boat." The song recently topped the iTunes Country Songs chart.

The buzz on Chris is so strong, CMT has agreed to produce the video for "Biy Me a Boat," marking the first time the network has made a video for an artist.

Chris has become a regular at the Grand Ole Opry in the last few years, logging more than 90 appearances on the show. He's currently writing more songs for his debut on Warner.

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Eric Church Opening Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater with Rare Solo Show July 30

Image Courtesy Jon Peets/EMI NashvilleEric Church will give a rare solo show to open Nashville's brand-new Ascend Amphitheater in Riverfront Park on July 30. The concert will feature Eric playing with just his guitar. He sold out Nashville's Bridgestone Arena in June setting an attendance record with more than 18,000 fans in the audience.

Tickets for Eric's solo show go on sale Thursday, April 30 through Ticketmaster.

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Tyler Farr Announces TV Appearances in Support of “Suffer in Peace”, Due Out Next Tuesday

Image Courtesy Joseph Llanes/Sony Music NashvilleTyler Farr's new album, Suffer in Peace, comes out Tuesday, and he's kicking off his promotional schedule for the project with a Friday morning performance on FOX News's Fox & Friends. The appearances continue Tuesday morning on NBC's Today. That night, Tyler will host an album release party with a performance at New York City's Irving Plaza.

Suffer in Peace features Tyler's latest hit, "A Guy Walks into a Bar," as well as a duet with Jason Aldean on "Damn Good Friends."

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Zac Brown Band Releases New Single from “Jekyll + Hyde”; Announces TV Appearances

Image Courtesy Southern Ground/Varvatos/Republic/BMLGZac Brown Band's new album, Jekyll + Hyde, comes out this Tuesday featuring the country hit "Homegrown," as well as their first song to impact Mainstream Rock radio: "Heavy Is the Head," featuring Chris Cornell. They're following up "Homegrown" with the new single, "Loving You Easy," just delivered to country radio Thursday -- you can start previewing samples from the full album Friday on Zac Brown Band's YouTube channel.

Zac Brown Band recorded the album at their Southern Ground Studios in Nashville. Zac says, "We took more time writing and recording this record than we ever have in the past. We allowed each song to be what it wanted and needed to be. Each song has its own unique identity."

Pop star Sara Bareilles joins Zac Brown Band on the song "Mango Tree." Look for the band to promote Jekyll + Hyde with performances Monday on ABC's Good Morning America and NBC's Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

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