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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Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is the title of Billy Currington's duet with Shania Twain? ANSWER: "Party for Two."

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Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge & More Drinking Fine Wine for a Good Cause Monday

Image Courtesy CMADierks Bentley, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Martina McBride and members of Little Big Town will be drinking fine wine for a great cause this Monday night in Nashville. The T.J. Martell Foundation's 16th Annual Nashville Best Cellars Dinner brings some of country's top stars together with some of the nation's top wine collectors for an evening of food and drink.

The event takes place at Nashville's City Winery. Proceeds go to the T.J. Martell Foundation's funding of leukemia, cancer and AIDS research.

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