Trace Adkins Signs New Record Deal; Plans to Release New Music Soon

Image Courtesy Kristin Barlowe/SunshineSachsTrace Adkins has signed a new record deal with BBR Music Group and plans to have new material out later this year. The move makes Trace a label mate of Jason Aldean, Dustin Lynch, Randy Houser and many others.

Trace says of the deal, "When you’ve been doing this as long as I have, you don’t always get the feeling that the sky’s the limit. I feel that way right now. When I sign up for something, I go all-in."

Trace is currently in the recording studio working on his 13th studio album.

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Steven Tyler Signs with Nashville-Based Big Machine Label Group

Image Courtesy Zack WhitfordAerosmith front man Steven Tyler has officially signed a record deal with Nashville-based Big Machine Label Group, led by American Idol mentor Scott Borchetta. Tyler confirmed he was releasing a country album during a surprise appearance on the Grand Ole Opry last week. That project is due out later this year on Big Machine's imprint, Dot Records.

Steven says, "My earliest influences put me somewhere between the Everly Brothers and The Carter Family and this project is all about me paying homage to my country roots. I’ve been working with some f**king epic Nashville songwriters, getting my feet wet with their style and groove."

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Luke Bryan “Spring Break Checkin’ Out” Concert Special Premiering Sunday, April 12

Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleIf you didn't make it Luke Bryan's recent spring break concerts on the Gulf Coast of Florida, you'll be able to get a taste of the shows on the new AXS TV special, Luke Bryan Spring Break Checkin' Out. The concert special premieres Sunday, April 12 at 8 p.m. ET with exclusive performance and interview footage from this year's concerts in Panama City Beach, Florida.

Clips from Luke's previous spring break concerts will be included as well.

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Alan Jackson’s Mother-in-Law, Nell Brown Jackson, Dies at Age 94

Image Courtesy Schmidt PRAlan Jackson's mother-in-law, Nell Brown Jackson, passed away Friday, April 3 at age 94. Her obituary in the Newnan Times-Herald declares, "The glorious voices of the heavenly choir will be made all the more sweet by her lilting soprano voice." 

Mrs. Jackson 's survived by three children, including Alan's wife, Denise Jackson, as well as eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

A visitation with the family will be held Monday night in Newnan, GA, with a service to follow on Tuesday, April 7.

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Image Courtesy Comstock/ThinkstockWhich member of Florida Georgia Line hails from Florida? ANSWER: Brian Kelley.

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