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'Grit & Grace' on tour: Tim McGraw hits the road to promo new fitness book

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Harper WaveTim McGraw will kick off a five-city book tour Saturday, November 2 in Nashville, before his new fitness book comes out the following Tuesday.

In Grit & Grace: Train the Mind, Train the Body, Own Your Life, the superstar reveals the “mental and physical routines that got him into the best shape of his life” for the first time.  

Journalists Hoda KotbJenna Bush Hager and Nischelle Turner will join Tim for a discussion at different stops on the tour, along with health entrepreneur Aubrey Marcus.

You can find out more at TimMcGraw.com.

Here’s the complete itinerary for Tim’s Grit & Grace book tour, with each evening’s moderator noted: 

11/2 — Nashville, TN, Ensworth School, Nischelle Turner
11/3 — Princeton, NJ, Hyatt Regency Princeton, Hoda Kotb
11/5 — New York, NY, Barnes & Noble Union Square, Jenna Bush Hager
11/7 — Los Angeles, CA, Barnes & Noble The Grove, Aubrey Marcus
11/8 — Austin, TX, First Baptist Church, Aubrey Marcus

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Meet Sam Hunt's "Kinfolks," starring the same "playful, flirtatious guy" as "House Party" and "Body Like a Back Road"

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Connor DwyerIf Sam Hunt‘s long-awaited new single, “Kinfolks,” seems familiar to you, the Georgia native is just fine with that. In fact, he sees the new music as an extension of two of his biggest hits.

“On the first record, I had a song called ‘House Party’ that I didn’t really know for sure if I was going to put on the record,” Sam admits. “And then it turned out to be one of our best live songs… We’ve had such a good reaction from that song.”

“And then ‘Body Like a Back Road,’ I was hesitant to put that out,” he confesses. “And it was kind of the same character, or the same perspective a little bit, and just sort of the playful, flirtatious guy, or a shade of kinda what I’d done.”

“And then that song did so well. I just leaned back into that.”

So “Kinfolks” is sort of “same character, different song.”

“I guess if you were to categorize ‘Kinfolks,’ it would fall in that same lane as those other two songs,” Sam explains. “That seems to be — as far as writing love songs — that seems to be the lane that I’m comfortable with, so that ‘Kinfolks’ fit that bill.”

Sam did manage to work a shout-out to his mom into the song. She’s the “Joanie” that’ll “leave us on a light” in “Kinfolks.”

Look for Sam’s follow-up to 2014’s triple-platinum Montevallo sometime after the first of the year. He’s hinting he’s planning a major tour for 2020 as well.

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"It Ain't My Fault" if we "Stay a Little Longer": Brothers Osborne are fueled by the fans 'Live at the Ryman'

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EMI NashvilleBack in February, Brothers Osborne played three sold-out shows at the Mother Church of Country Music in Nashville. It’s a series of performances that will live on forever, thanks to their new album, Live at the Ryman, which comes out today.

Both John and TJ Osborne agree: it’s the people seated in the historic pews that really made the nights come to life.

“There [were] a lot of really true fans in the audience,” TJ tells ABC Audio. “And you can hear it on the record, particularly on a song called ‘Weed, Whiskey and Willie.’ You can hear the audience just singin’ a lot of lines in that song.”

“And it just kind of radiated with me,” he continues, “because that song wasn’t a single. It was just a song you would’ve [had] to have [searched] out on Port St. Joe. The crowds every night were really, really, really fun.”

So fun in fact, it fueled a marathon performance of a top ten hit from their debut album, Pawn Shop.

“‘It Ain’t My Fault,’ you know, is a three-and-a-half-minute song that did well for us on radio,” John explains. “And we recorded it like a radio single, and it went from about three-and-a-half-minutes to the live version that’s on the live record [that clocks in at] over sixteen minutes.”

“So, you know, there’s a new arrangement,” he adds, “there’s parts where we kind of pause, and get the crowd going. And then there’s like… ten minutes of just soloing in the middle. It’s gone. It gets haywire.” 

You can check out the new video of Brothers’ Live at the Ryman version of their chart-topping hit, “Stay a Little Longer,” on YouTube now.

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Tune in to see Blake Shelton surprise Craig Morgan on 'The Kelly Clarkson Show'

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Connor Dwyer Craig Morgan’s been hanging out with the original American Idol, recording a new episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show. It turns out the vocal powerhouse who’s also a coach on The Voice had something up her sleeve.

“Had a blast at The Kelly Clarkson Show taping,” Craig shared on his socials. “My bud Blake Shelton surprised me.

“Kelly Clarkson, you are amazing,” Craig added, along with a photo of the threesome.

Of course, Blake’s a huge fan of Craig’s, having recently mounted a Twitter campaign to push Craig’s new single, “The Father, My Son, and the Holy Ghost,” to the top of the iTunes sales chart.

That led to Craig reuniting with Broken Bow, his original record label, and more than twenty radio stations starting to play the song, which was inspired by the loss of his son more than three years ago in a tubing accident on a lake.

You can see Craig and Blake together on The Kelly Clarkson Show on Thursday, October 17. Check your local listings to see when the syndicated hour airs in your area.

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Trisha Yearwood can't take 'Every Girl' on Tour, but she's picked four special ones

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Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Trisha YearwoodIt’s not “Every Girl in This Town” who gets to head out on tour with Trisha Yearwood, but four lucky ones will get to.

Kim RicheyCaylee HammackCaroline Jones and Rachel Wammack will all join the two-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year at different points on her trek, named Every Girl on Tour.

Richey’s a veteran singer/songwriter who wrote hits for Trisha like “Believe Me Baby (I Lied),” while Caylee, Caroline and Rachel are all promising newcomers.

“This tour is a very special one, because I haven’t done a proper U.S. run in five years,” Trisha says. “I know, I know, it was long overdue!”

“Because it’s such an important moment for me,” Yearwood continues, “I wanted to showcase and support a really diverse and dynamic group of girls on the bill. These are strong and confident women who have their own voices, styles, and attitudes. I love that. They’re going to make every night stand out and be unforgettable.”

Ultimately, Trisha feels like she’s paying it forward.

“I had the support of some really great mentors and artists I admired over the years,” she reflects. “There’s nothing better than being able to shine a spotlight on someone else now.”

“Make sure you get to Every Girl on Tour early to watch these ladies bring down the house,” she adds.

Trisha kicked off the trek last week with three nights in Music City with the Nashville Symphony. This Sunday, she continues on to Atlanta, in her home state of Georgia. Expect to hear the title track of her Every Girl album, which is already a top-thirty hit.

Here’s the remaining itinerary for Trisha Yearwood’s Every Girl on Tour, with the openers noted:

10/13 — Atlanta, GA, Cobb Energy Performing Arts, Kim Richey
10/24 — Carmel, IN, The Center for Performing Arts — The Palladium, Kim Richey
10/25 — St. Louis, MO, Stifel Theatre, Kim Richey
10/26 — Cincinnati, OH, Taft Theatre, Kim Richey
10/27 — Cleveland, OH, Playhouse Square — KeyBank State Theatre, Kim Richey
11/2 — Tulsa, OK, Brady Theater, Caylee Hammack
11/3 — Sugar Land, TX, Smart Financial Centre, Caylee Hammack
11/4 — Fort Worth, TX, Bass Performance Hall
11/7 — Chicago, IL, The Chicago Theatre, Caylee Hammack
11/8 — Milwaukee, WI, Riverside Theater, Caroline Jones
11/9 — Minneapolis, MN, Orpheum Theater, Caroline Jones
11/21 — New York, NY, Town Hall Theatre, Rachel Wammack
11/22 — Boston, MA, Wilbur Theatre, Rachel Wammack
11/23 — Wilkes-Barre, PA, The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Rachel Wammack
11/24 — Glenside, PA, Keswick Theatre, Rachel Wammack
12/4 — Melbourne, FL, Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, Kim Richey
12/5 — Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Parker Playhouse, Kim Richey
12/6 — Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Kim Richey
12/7 — Jacksonville, FL, Florida Theatre, Kim Richey

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