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Could "Downtown's Dead" be a bigger hit for Sam Hunt than "Body Like a Back Road?"

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MCA NashvilleIf its first-week performance is any indication, Sam Hunt‘s “Downtown’s Dead” could become a bigger hit than his record-breaking smash “Body Like a Back Road.”

Sam’s new single debuts at #18 on Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart, the best first-week performance of his career so far. By comparison, “Body” emerged at #21 in February of last year.

On Sunday, the quintuple-platinum single was named Top Country Song at the Billboard Music Awards. Later this summer, the Academy of Country Music will give Sam its Gene Weed Milestone Award in honor of the single’s phenomenal chart run.

As for “Downtown’s Dead,” Sam will get his first chance to perform the new single live at the Firestone Legends Day concert Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, ahead of the 102nd Indy 500 on Sunday.

Next week, Sam heads out on Luke Bryan‘s What Makes You Country – XL Stadium Sized Tour.

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Contribute to Maren Morris's vacation fund by supporting Luke Bryan's new single

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Capitol NashvilleMaren Morris happens to have a very personal interest in Luke Bryan‘s latest release.

Luke debuted “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset” on the American Idol finale, and Maren wasted no time taking to Twitter to tell the rest of the story.

My husband Ryan Hurd wrote the new Luke Bryan single and I couldn’t be prouder,” she explained. “GET IT IN YO EARHOLES BECAUSE WE WANNA TAKE A TRIP,” she added, along with three sunshine emojis.

Ryan wrote the third single from Luke’s What Makes You Country album with Zach Crowell and Chase McGill. Now that Luke’s wrapped his first season as an Idol judge, he’s ready to hit the road again.

“I’m excited to kick this summer tour off and get back in front of the fans,” Luke says. “To think about the opportunity to also include 13 stadiums is unreal! This line up is going to have so much energy. Can’t wait!”

Sam Hunt, Jon Pardi and Morgan Walden kick off the stadium leg of the What Makes You Country Tour with Luke May 31 in Toronto.

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Brett Young gets "Life" lessons from Thomas Rhett, but leaves the wedding planning up to his fiancee

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ABC/Image Group LA When Brett Young‘s not working his own Calville dates these days, he’s opening Thomas Rhett‘s Life Changes Tour.

The California native admits he’s trying to pick up all he can from TR, who also happens to be his label mate.

“Such a great performer!” Brett remarks. “There’s always something to learn with every new tour, with their behavior onstage and what kind of a performer they are.”

“But also there’s a lot of stuff behind-the-scenes…” he goes on. “You know, for somebody like me, I’ve been on the scene for two years, so everybody has something to offer. And he’s such a good guy, and you know that trickles down. And you start to see how his team treats everybody, you know that’s a reflection on him. There’s a lot of behind-the-scenes learning going on.”

The other major thing going on in Brett’s life? His upcoming wedding to fiancee Taylor Mills. But Brett is quick to point out he’s leaving most of the planning to his bride.

“That’s all her!” he laughs. “I do all the honey-do’s and I kinda let her go with it.”

Brett’s latest single, “Mercy,” just broke into country’s top 20. His previous three releases have all gone to number one.

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock In 1992, Wynonna Judd scored her first solo #1 with this song, which was also her first release without her mother Naomi. Can you name it? ANSWER: “She Is His Only Need.”

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Steve Wariner will be honored with the 2018 Artist Career Achievement Award at the Country Radio Hall of Fame Dinner on Wednesday, June 20, in Nashville.

Music City’s historic Ryman Auditorium will kick off its six-week Americana at the Ryman series Sunday, July 15, with Buddy Miller and Friends, including 2001 CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Lee Ann Womack, the McCrary Sisters and more.

You can check out the video for newcomer Jimmie Allen‘s debut single, “Best Shot,” on YouTube now.

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