Frankie Ballard’s Song “Drinky Drink” Featured in New Movie, “Hot Pursuit”

Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleFrankie Ballard's song "Drinky Drink" is featured in the new comedy, Hot Pursuit, now in theaters. The track appears on Frankie's 2014 album, Sunshine & Whiskey, and it's his first song to be featured in a motion picture.

Frankie says, "I haven't laid eyes on the scene yet, but hopefully it's a sexy place for 'Drinky Drink' to live forever. I know one thing, if [the film's stars] Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon are dancing to it … my life will never be the same."

Hot Pursuit also features Miranda Lambert's new song "Two of a Crime," which she wrote especially for the movie.

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Brett Eldredge Credits His Mom with Helping Launch His Career, Keeping Him Grounded in Reality

Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleBrett Eldredge might not have the thriving country career he has today without his mother's belief in his talent. When Brett was growing up, his mother drove him to singing gigs near their home in Paris, Illinois, and even ran the sound board as Brett performed.

"I've won the lottery with the mother I have," Brett says. "Everybody says it, but my mom is the best mom in the world. In my mind, she's just so amazing. She really is something special and believed in me when it was just a side thought for somebody else to say, 'Oh, he's a good singer.'"

Now that Brett's dream of country stardom has come true, he depends on his mother to keep him grounded.

Says Brett, "She's always calling me on the road making sure I'm getting enough sleep, making sure I'm being healthy. I'm always trying to make her proud, so she keeps me in check and is the reality I need when I'm in a sometimes unrealistic world traveling all over the place."

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Scotty McCreery Performs with His Old Elementary School Chorus in North Carolina

Image Courtesy Mercury NashvilleScotty McCreery returned to Timber Drive Elementary school in his hometown of Garner, North Carolina on Thursday to perform with the school's chorus at the students' year-end concert. Scotty attended the school and sang in the chorus when he was a kid, and he was glad to see the students having so much fun performing music.

Scotty tells Raleigh, North Carolina's News & Observer, "That’s what you want for them. To be happy, and they are young and having fun. It would have a big night regardless of if I was here, but I hope I made their night a little better.”

Scotty heads out on tour with Rascal Flatts starting later this month.

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Brantley Gilbert and Lynyrd Skynyrd Teaming Up for CMT “Crossroads” Premiering June 27

Image Courtesy Valory Music Co.Brantley Gilbert is teaming up with Lynyrd Skynyrd for a new installment of CMT Crossroads. The special premieres Saturday, June 27 at 10 p.m. ET and marks the second time Skynyrd has appeared on the series. Look for the two acts to trade vocals on new arrangements of hits from their respective catalogs.

Brantley and Lynyrd Skynyrd will tape their CMT Crossroads performance June 5 in Franklin, Tennessee.

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The Band Perry Lookalikes Pop Up at Tennessee History Day in the Band’s Hometown

Image Courtesy CMAIf imitation is the highest form of flattery, then The Band Perry just got a huge compliment from some kids in their hometown of Greeneville, Tennessee. Two boys and a girl dressed up as the sibling trio in celebration of the town's Eastview Elementary School Tennessee History Day.

The Band Perry posted a photo of their doppelgangers on Instagram with the caption, "This made our Friday!"

Look for the real Band Perry to release new music very soon.

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Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott Gears Up to Celebrate Her Second Mother’s Day as a Mom

Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleLady Antebellum's Hillary Scott will celebrate her second Mother's Day as mom to her daughter Eisele this weekend.

Says Hillary, "Oh my gosh, I mean, I can't believe my daughter's almost two. It's flown by."

Since Eisele can't buy her any gifts yet, Hillary plans to treat herself to some relaxing spa treatments this Mother's Day.

"I might go get a massage," Hillary says. "Go get a mani-pedi or something."

Hillary also wants to spend some quality time with her daughter, but that's not always easy when her husband, Chris, is around.

Hillary says with a laugh, "I'm just trying to get her out of her daddy's arms as much as I possibly can, 'cause she's a total daddy's girl."

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