Opener Thomas Rhett Floored by the Fans’ Energy on Florida Georgia Line’s Anything Goes Tour

Image Courtesy BMLGThomas Rhett has been floored by the energy coming from the crowds on Florida Georgia Line's Anything Goes tour. Even more surprising is the age range of the fans buying tickets to the shows.

Thomas tells ABC Radio, "What I've noticed on the FGL tour is there's a lot of kids there, too. I'm talking about like 11 and 12 years old, and then there's a lot of people that are up into their 50s and 60s and 70s. It's a pretty wide variety of people."

Thomas goes on just before Florida Georgia Line and after the first act of the night, Frankie Ballard. No matter who's on stage, the fans are going wild all night long.

"The common thread between all the FGL shows is that everybody comes to get rowdy and to party and to be loud," Thomas says. "I've never seen a crowd that stands up that long."

FGL's Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard create a friendly and fun atmosphere for everyone backstage, too.  Thomas adds, "You couldn't ask for two better guys to tour with."

Thomas and FGL will hit the road again together April 30 in Columbia, South Carolina.

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Darius Rucker Invites Fans Across the Country to Enjoy His Latest Album, “Southern Style”

Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleDarius Rucker's latest album, Southern Style, is inspired by his laid-back way of life in Charleston, South Carolina, but he insists that way of life isn't bound to one geographical region.

"There's people in Wisconsin and Michigan and Idaho living the same lifestyle we're living," Darius explains. "It's not really a Southern thing. It's more of a rural America, kind of, you know, go to work, you know, come home, take care of your kids, pay your bills and when you can have fun, have as much fun as you can and live life."

Darius wrote more than 60 songs for Southern Style, including the lead single "Homegrown Honey." While he's open to cutting other writers' songs, Darius looks for a personal connection with each song he records.

He says, "Most of the songs are songs that I feel something about or in some way, really mean a lot to me."

Now that Southern Style is on sale, Darius is looking forward to launching his tour behind the project. The trek starts May 14 in New Jersey.

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Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockTrisha Yearwood's new cookbook, Trisha's Table: My Feel-Good Favorites for a Balanced Life, is now in stores. Look for her to promote it on ABC's Good Morning America and The Chew on Tuesday.

Look for Keith Urban to sit down for an interview on TBS's Conan Tuesday.

Brad Paisley appears on ABC's hidden-camera series Repeat After Me Tuesday night at 8:30 ET.

Rodney Atkins is performing his 2nd Annual Livin' Room Live Show with his wife Rose Falcon on StageIt Tuesday night at 8:30 ET. Fans can buy tickets to stream the show for $5, and proceeds are going to the Holston United Methodist Home for Children in Greeneville, Tennessee. Rodney lived at the home for a while as a child before he was adopted.

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Little Big Town, Hunter Hayes, Martina McBride and More Featured on TV Series “Front and Center”

Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleLittle Big Town, Hunter Hayes, Martina McBride and Sara Evans are among the country stars featured on the public television music series Front and Center next month. Starting April 4, an episode featuring a performance from Hunter Hayes and some of Nashville's top songwriters will begin airing on public television stations. The episode featuring Sara Evans and Martina McBride begins airing April 18 with the Little Big Town'sperformance to broadcast on April 25.

Check your local listings for exact air dates and times for these country-themed installments of Front and Center on PBS.

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Jason Aldean Part of Jay Z’s New Streaming Service, Tidal; More Details Coming Later Today

Image Courtesy Broken Bow RecordsJason Aldean is one of the music stars involved in the relaunch of Jay Z's newly purchased music streaming service, Tidal. He appears alongside superstars Beyoncé, RihannaNicki Minaj, Kanye West and Madonna in a new video posted on his Instagram account.

An announcement about Tidal, originally launched as a Swedish audiophile streaming service before being purchased by the rapper earlier this year, is expected in the next few hours.

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Eric Church, Kacey Musgraves, Merle Haggard and More Playing Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic

Image Courtesy Shock InkEric Church, Kacey Musgraves and Merle Haggard are on the bill for Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic this summer in Austin, Texas. The 42nd edition of Willie's Picnic also will feature appearances from Jamey Johnson, Leon Russell and Asleep at the Wheel.

The show will take place at the Austin360 Amphitheater. Willie staged the first 4th of July picnic just outside Austin in Dripping Springs.

"I got the idea from Woodstock about how music could bring people from different places together," Willie explains. "I had just moved to Austin and had come to realize what a great music center it was and could be. I thought it would be a nice idea, to this year have it back in Austin, but at a more comfortable venue for the fans AND the pickers."

Tickets for Willie's 4th of July Picnic go on sale Friday, April 10 at Ticketmaster.com and CircuitoftheAmericas.com.

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