Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockJake Owen is featured on the song "Back Home" from pop outfit Owl City's new album, Mobile Orchestra, coming out July 10.

Chase Bryant will host the Country Music Hall of Fame's Annual Words & Music Night May 21 in Nashville. The program will feature local students performing the songs they have written as part of the Hall of Fame's education program.

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Little Big Town Feels the Love from Boy George on Their Gender-Bending Single, “Girl Crush”

Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleLittle Big Town has received a lot of support from their fellow country stars on their latest hit, "Girl Crush." The song caused a bit of a stir when some listeners misunderstood the lyrics as describing a woman's romantic attraction to another woman. "Girl Crush" is actually about a woman's jealousy when her man leaves her for another woman, but the confusion over the lyrics got the attention of one gender-bending superstar -- Boy George.

The '80s pop star tweeted the group saying, "What's your agenda @littlebigtown? I'm in!"

LBT's Karen Fairchild wrote back saying, "Just following your lead!!! Good music and good eyeliner."

Beyond Boy George's seal of approval, "Girl Crush" has been covered by Miranda Lambert and Kelly Clarkson as well as Blake Shelton team member Meghan Linsey on NBC's The Voice. That support from their peers means the world to Little Big Town.

Karen says, "It speaks to the kind of people that we get to work with all the time in the creative community. And good songs. And the agenda is, it's a good song. We didn't write it, so we can say that."

Look for Little Big Town to perform "Girl Crush" with Faith Hill on the 2015 Billboard Music Awards Sunday night at 8 ET on ABC.

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Loretta Lynn Getting a Star on the Music City Walk of Fame June 4

Image Courtesy The Co-OpLoretta Lynn will be honored with stars at the re-opening of the Music City Walk of Fame at Nashville's Walk of Fame Park on Thursday, June 4. Loretta's Van Lear Rose collaborator, rocker and Nashville resident Jack White, will also receive a star. Their plaques will be the first to be revealed using a new design; the rest of the renovated stars will be unveiled at the event as well.

Walk of Fame Park has received several electrical and sound upgrades and will be used during next month's CMA Music Festival.

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Brantley Gilbert Launching Bike Ride on May 22 in Conjunction with the Wounded Warrior Project

Image Courtesy Valory Music Co.Brantley Gilbert is leading a motorcycle ride next week to celebrate the release of the Platinum Edition of his latest album, Just as I Am, on May 18. He's bringing along 10 alumni from the Wounded Warrior Project as part of that organization's Rolling Odyssey program to help combat veterans with PTSD connect with other veterans on the open road.

Brantley says, "I’m excited to bring this new music to the fans -- my friends -- and kick it all off with a ride to benefit a cause that is so important to me.”

The ride will start out from Stubbs Harley Davidson in Houston, Texas on May 22 and stop at Harley Davidson dealerships in Beaumont, Texas; Scott, Louisiana; and Baton Rouge, Louisiana over a 48-hour period. Brantley will wrap things up by riding into LSU Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge for his performance at Bayou Country Superfest.

For more information, go to BrantleyGilbert.com.

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Tyler Farr Headlining NRA Country’s Kegs and Eggs Fan Club Party June 11 in Nashville

Sony Music NashvilleTyler Farr is headlining NRA Country's 3rd Annual Fan Club Party, also known as Kegs and Eggs, Thursday, June 11 at Margaritaville in downtown Nashville. Newcomer Josh Dorr will also perform at the breakfast event, and fans will get to meet both stars after their respective acoustic sets.

The sign up for NRA Country's free Kegs and Eggs event is now live at NRACountry.com. The website also has details on how to enter a contest to win a trip to Nashville for the party.

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