Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock"Just Got Started Lovin' You" singer James Otto has a new EP, titled Somewhere Tonight, available at all digital outlets.

Brett Eldredge premiered his new song "Just a Taste" with Entertainment Weekly. The track is included on his sophomore album, Illinois, due out September 11.

Josh Turner is barely recognizable with his new beard. The new facial hair is on full display in a picture Josh posted on Twitter Friday in support of the Children's Miracle Network.

Condolences to Brantley Gilbert, whose grandfather recently passed away after a 20-year battle with COPD and emphysema.

Kenny Chesney and Reese Witherspoon posed for a picture together backstage Saturday before his concert at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

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What Southern girls do on Saturday night! Gettin' country with @kennychesney

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Jason Aldean’s Debut Album Turns Ten Years Old This Weekend

Broken Bow RecordsJason Aldean's self-titled debut album was released 10 years ago today. The project launched Jason's career with the top-10 hits "Hicktown" and "Amarillo Sky," as well as his first #1 single, "Why." The project has been certified p...

Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley Calls on Country Radio to Play More Quality Songs

Republic NashvilleFlorida Georgia Line is pretty sure the only people still asking them about "bro country" don't actually listen to country radio.

"To me, the whole freak-out [with bro-country] is over with," FGL's Brian Kelley tells The Washington Post. "I think it’s only people in the media or people that aren’t really in the loop asking about it still, I don’t think anybody cares. The fans aren’t showing up saying ‘This is bro country.’ They’re getting drunk and partying and singing.”

As for the lack of women on country radio, Brian just wants to see more quality songs get on the airwaves no matter the gender of the artist.

He explains, "I think quality of the music has got to go up. I think that’s more the issue and not just women, because there are some women who are putting out great songs. And there are guys putting out great songs that aren’t getting heard.”

As for their own contribution to the quality of music on country radio, Brian says FGL will step up to the plate on their upcoming third album. He describes the first single from that project as "a song that will change the world."

He says of the new music, "I think the world’s finally going to know us after this [third] album. And they will continue to get to know us, but I feel like after we release this album, they’ll be like, ‘Ah. OK. I get it.'”

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