Kenny Chesney Adds Jake Owen, Cole Swindell and Chase Rice to The Big Revival Tour

Image Courtesy Sony/Blue ChairKenny Chesney has added Jake Owen, Cole Swindell and Chase Rice as opening acts on select dates of The Big Revival tour next year. He's already teaming up for stadium shows with Jason Aldean, Eric Church and Brantley Gilbert along the way. Finding the best opening acts for his fans is a responsibility Kenny takes very seriously.

"It’s about fresh faces people need to know," Kenny explains. "If I can turn people on, or remind them of an artist like Jake, I know they’re gonna get a show that rocks them, but also opens up some new music."

Look for another big tour announcement from Kenny in the coming days.

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Kenny Chesney Adds Jake Owen, Cole Swindell and Chase Rice to The Big Revival Tour

Image Courtesy Sony/Blue ChairKenny Chesney has added Jake Owen, Cole Swindell and Chase Rice as opening acts on select dates of The Big Revival tour next year. He's already teaming up for stadium shows with Jason Aldean, Eric Church and Brantley Gilbert along the way. Finding the best opening acts for his fans is a responsibility Kenny takes very seriously.

"It’s about fresh faces people need to know," Kenny explains. "If I can turn people on, or remind them of an artist like Jake, I know they’re gonna get a show that rocks them, but also opens up some new music."

Look for another big tour announcement from Kenny in the coming days.

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Carrie Underwood Explains How a Fallen Soldier Changed the Way She Sings “See You Again”

Image Courtesy Arista NashvilleCarrie Underwood’s hit song “See You Again” has become an anthem for military personnel serving overseas and their families as they wait to be reunited. The song is also a source of hope for the family members of those who’ve lost their lives in battle.

One family in particular sticks out in Carrie’s mind. A young girl and her mother bought three tickets to see one of Carrie’s shows thinking the girl’s father would be able to join them. He died in the line of duty, but the mother and daughter still came to see Carrie’s show.

Carrie arranged to meet them at her show. She writes in Time magazine, “I am still amazed at how strong they both were. They might have found a little comfort in one of my songs. But because of their story and the many others like it that I have heard since, I’ll never sing that song the same way again.”

Carrie is performing "See You Again" on HBO’s Concert for Valor Tuesday night.

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Josh Turner Focused on Cutting Hit Songs for New Studio Album, Due Out in 2015

Image Courtesy MCA NashvilleJosh Turner is back on country radio with a brand-new single, "Lay Low," and a new studio album to follow in 2015. While he's sticking to his guns musically, Josh has paid more attention than ever before to recording potential hit songs for the new album.

Josh tells ABC News Radio, "We've had radio in mind with every tracking session that we've done so far, which is pretty unheard of with a Josh Turner session. That's not really the way I've ever approached a record."

It's not that Josh is chasing the rock and hip-hop influenced sounds dominating country radio these days.

"I don't pay too much attention to what's going on out there," Josh explains, "and I don't let what other artists are doing influence really what I do. I kind of look back at what I've done thus far and try to figure out how I can keep all those important elements and continue to evolve and improve."

Josh's last album, Punching Bag, came out in 2012 featuring the most-played song of that year at country radio, "Time Is Love." He also put out a book, Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family and Fatherhood, earlier this year.

As for people calling this new project a "comeback," Josh says, "I've been pretty busy. I haven't been taking time off."

Josh has been performing four brand-new songs in his live shows lately. Go to JoshTurner.com to see where he's playing next.

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