Brett Eldrege Won’t Head to Court for Using a Piece of a Pop Hit in “Lose My Mind”

Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleBrett Eldredge borrowed a line from the Gnarls Barkley pop hit, "Crazy," for the first part of the second verse of his latest single, "Lose My Mind," but you shouldn't worry that Brett's headed for a lawsuit over the issue.

In order to avoid a situation like the recent court case pitting Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams against Marvin Gaye's family over the monster hit "Blurred Lines," Brett and his co-writers gave co-writing credit to Gnarls Barkley's CeeLo Green and Danger Mouse, as well as to a pair of film composers who inspired Gnarls Barkley's recording.

"Lose My Mind" is the lead single from Brett's upcoming, as-yet untitled sophomore album.

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Jana Kramer Ready to Prove Country’s New Wave of Women Can Sell Concert Tickets

Image Courtesy CMTJana Kramer and Kelsea Ballerini launched their CMT Next Women of Country Tour this week. It's rare for two solo female acts to go on the road, and Jana is excited to show the rest of the country music industry how it's done.

She tells the Cincinnati Enquirer, "I wanted to get out there and show that girls can have an awesome tour together. We can go out, sell tickets, have fun and the crowd can have a good time. I want to be on the forefront with supporting women and helping us get heard.”

Jana and Kelsea will be on tour together through a May 28 show in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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Thomas Rhett Has Chris Stapleton’s New Album, “Traveller,” on Repeat

Image Courtesy CMAThomas Rhett's new single, "Crash and Burn," was co-written by Nashville singer/songwriter Chris Stapleton, who has an album of his own coming out Tuesday. It's called Traveller, and Thomas has been wearing out his advance copy of the project.

"I love listening to the guy sing," Thomas tells West Virginia's Charleston Gazette, "and there's something for everybody on that record."

As for the other artists on Thomas's current playlist, he says, "I'm a huge fan of Eric Church, and his Outsiders record is amazing. Meghan Trainor is kind of a guilty pleasure for me, but her album has been on repeat."

Thomas is currently finishing up work on his as-yet-untitled sophomore album, due out later this year.

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Zac Brown Band Has Some Surprises Lined Up for Tonight’s Tour Opener in Nashville

Image Courtesy Danny Clinch/ShorefireZac Brown Band kicks off their new tour tonight at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena in support of their brand-new album, Jekyll + Hyde. Fans can expect a few surprises throughout the night, too.

Zac says, "We do have some guests planned. We are gonna be playing the new album from front to back. We’re playing every song on the new album at the show and then a few of our old songs. But it’s primarily getting to show everybody this new stuff that we made."

While most bands would be intimidated to kick off their tour in Music City, Zac says they're ready for the challenge.

"It’s not intimidating playing Nashville," Zac says. "Some of the people there are kind of discerning and there’s some pretty amazing music that goes around Nashville so you’ve got to bring it."

Zac Brown Band's new album, Jekyll + Hyde, is now in stores and online, featuring the #1 hit, "Homegrown."

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Lady Antebellum Explains Why Wheels Up Tour Is Their Favorite Show Yet

Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleLady Antebellum has been headlining their own tours for several years now, but their new Wheels Up trek is their favorite for several reasons. First of all, the lighting and stage design are the most advanced Lady A has ever taken on the road.

During a recent break in their tour rehearsals in Nashville, the group's Dave Haywood explained, "This staging is just blowing us away. You know, we saw it and worked on it, designing it on the computer and on paper and ideas, and to see it here in person is amazing."

Lady Antebellum also has enough radio hits at this point to fill their entire set, which is a big milestone for any band.

Dave adds, "It’s fun to also have one or two kind of album cuts for a lot of the super fans and big fans out there. But, what’s great is to be at a point to have this many singles to pack into a show, and it’s a real, I think, special moment for that reason."

Lady Antebellum's Wheels Up tour with special guests Hunter Hayes and Sam Hunt begins Friday night in Lubbock, Texas.

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