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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockHere's a random Brett Eldredge tweet: "I wanna go on of those cooking show competitions and make a peanut butter and jelly...everyone goes fancy...I sneak attack with the PB&J."

Chris Young is currently entertaining U.S. troops in Japan. Keep up with his international adventures on Instagram, @ChrisYoungMusic.

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Keith Urban Celebrates Latest #1 Hit, Weighs in on “Blurred Lines” Infringement Decision

Image Courtesy CMAKeith Urban celebrated his latest #1 hit, "Somewhere in My Car," with a party at the Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville. The event featured Keith performing the song on the piano accompanied by a three-piece string section, and Keith's wife, Nicole Kidman, was in the crowd among the music industry insiders.

"Somewhere in My Car" is the third #1 hit from Keith's gold-selling album, Fuse. He thinks fans related to the song's honest lyrics about remembering an old love.

Says Keith, "I always think the reason, firstly, is people relate to the story of that kind of painful, somewhat pathetic reminiscing -- desperate, you know, that you can't help yourself but sort of replay those memories over and over even though you know it's never coming back."

Before the party started, Keith spoke with reporters on several topics, including his thoughts on the verdict against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams saying they copied Marvin Gaye's 1977 song, "Got to Give It Up" for their 2013 hit, "Blurred Lines." Keith is something of a music historian, and he's shocked the jury decided against Robin and Pharrell. Keith feels Robin and Pharrell only recreated the feel of "Got to Give It Up," which is similar to what Marvin did when he first wrote and recorded the song in the first place.

"I'm more interested in the fact why Art Stewart, who produced ['Got to Give It Up'], hasn't been brought into the conversation as far as the way in which he put players together to create the sound, which was taken from another song called 'Disco Lady,'" Keith explains. "Marvin literally heard that song, and Motown were asking him to make something a little more disco-sounding. He got the guy who produced that song by that artist to come and emulate a similar atmosphere in the studio."

Keith goes on to say he believes the court is forcing Robin and Pharrell to pay more than $7 million to Marvin Gaye's family for doing something Marvin basically did himself.

He adds, "I don't know how much of a precedent this particular case is gonna set. I don't know."

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Keith Urban Celebrates Latest #1 Hit, Weighs in on “Blurred Lines” Infringement Decision

Image Courtesy CMAKeith Urban celebrated his latest #1 hit, "Somewhere in My Car," with a party at the Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville. The event featured Keith performing the song on the piano accompanied by a three-piece string section, and Keith's wife, Nicole Kidman, was in the crowd among the music industry insiders.

"Somewhere in My Car" is the third #1 hit from Keith's gold-selling album, Fuse. He thinks fans related to the song's honest lyrics about remembering an old love.

Says Keith, "I always think the reason, firstly, is people relate to the story of that kind of painful, somewhat pathetic reminiscing -- desperate, you know, that you can't help yourself but sort of replay those memories over and over even though you know it's never coming back."

Before the party started, Keith spoke with reporters on several topics, including his thoughts on the verdict against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams saying they copied Marvin Gaye's 1977 song, "Got to Give It Up" for their 2013 hit, "Blurred Lines." Keith is something of a music historian, and he's shocked the jury decided against Robin and Pharrell. Keith feels Robin and Pharrell only recreated the feel of "Got to Give It Up," which is similar to what Marvin did when he first wrote and recorded the song in the first place.

"I'm more interested in the fact why Art Stewart, who produced ['Got to Give It Up'], hasn't been brought into the conversation as far as the way in which he put players together to create the sound, which was taken from another song called 'Disco Lady,'" Keith explains. "Marvin literally heard that song, and Motown were asking him to make something a little more disco-sounding. He got the guy who produced that song by that artist to come and emulate a similar atmosphere in the studio."

Keith goes on to say he believes the court is forcing Robin and Pharrell to pay more than $7 million to Marvin Gaye's family for doing something Marvin basically did himself.

He adds, "I don't know how much of a precedent this particular case is gonna set. I don't know."

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Keith Urban Celebrates Latest #1 Hit, Weighs in on “Blurred Lines” Infringement Decision

Image Courtesy CMAKeith Urban celebrated his latest #1 hit, "Somewhere in My Car," with a party at the Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville. The event featured Keith performing the song on the piano accompanied by a three-piece string section, and Keith's wife, Nicole Kidman, was in the crowd among the music industry insiders.

"Somewhere in My Car" is the third #1 hit from Keith's gold-selling album, Fuse. He thinks fans related to the song's honest lyrics about remembering an old love.

Says Keith, "I always think the reason, firstly, is people relate to the story of that kind of painful, somewhat pathetic reminiscing -- desperate, you know, that you can't help yourself but sort of replay those memories over and over even though you know it's never coming back."

Before the party started, Keith spoke with reporters on several topics, including his thoughts on the verdict against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams saying they copied Marvin Gaye's 1977 song, "Got to Give It Up" for their 2013 hit, "Blurred Lines." Keith is something of a music historian, and he's shocked the jury decided against Robin and Pharrell. Keith feels Robin and Pharrell only recreated the feel of "Got to Give It Up," which is similar to what Marvin did when he first wrote and recorded the song in the first place.

"I'm more interested in the fact why Art Stewart, who produced ['Got to Give It Up'], hasn't been brought into the conversation as far as the way in which he put players together to create the sound, which was taken from another song called 'Disco Lady,'" Keith explains. "Marvin literally heard that song, and Motown were asking him to make something a little more disco-sounding. He got the guy who produced that song by that artist to come and emulate a similar atmosphere in the studio."

Keith goes on to say he believes the court is forcing Robin and Pharrell to pay more than $7 million to Marvin Gaye's family for doing something Marvin basically did himself.

He adds, "I don't know how much of a precedent this particular case is gonna set. I don't know."

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Luke Bryan Bows at #1 on Country Albums Chart with “Spring Break…Checkin’ Out”

Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleCongratulations to Luke Bryan on scoring his fifth #1 on Billboard's Country Albums chart with his latest release, Spring Break…Checkin' Out. According to Nielsen Music, the album moved more than 100,000 copies in sales and streams in its first week.

On the overall Billboard 200 tally, Luke bows at #3 behind the Empire soundtrack at #1 and Madonna's Rebel Heart at #2.

Spring Break…Checkin' Out is the final release of Luke's ongoing Spring Break series. He played his last Spring Break shows last week in Panama City Beach, Florida.

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Dierks Bentley Hosting ACM Charity Motorcycle Ride & Concert April 18 in Texas

Image Courtesy Nino Munoz/Capitol NashvilleDierks Bentley will headline the ACM Charity Motorcycle Ride & Concert Saturday, April 18 in Texas. The ride will begin at both Strokers in Dallas and the Longhorn Harley-Davidson in Grand Prairie. Riders from both locations will end up at Maverick Harley-Davidson in Carrollton, Texas for the concert.

Dierks is on the bill for that concert along with Thompson Square, Montgomery Gentry, James Otto and newcomers Clare Dunn and Joey Hyde.  Proceeds from the event go to the ACM's charitable arm, ACM Lifting Lives, as well as child abuse advocacy groups and military charities. Dierks is excited to lead the effort.

He says, "I'm really looking forward to just being outside in Texas. I'm from Arizona so that's about as close as I get to being home. Just warm weather and motorcycles and good friends and raising money for great causes. "

Fans can purchase tickets to the ACM Motorcycle Ride & Concert starting this Friday at Ticketing.ACMCountry.com.

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