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Nashville notes: Mason Ramsey's EP + Brittney Spencer's upcoming song

Mason Ramsey is set to release his EP, Falls Into Place, on October 20. The five-track set will be his first new studio collection since 2019. “The support I've felt since the beginning has changed my life, and I'm so excited to connect with everyone back out on the road with these new songs. It really feels like things are beginning to fall into place just how they should be,” shares Mason. Falls Into Place is available for presave now.

Brittney Spencer‘s new track, “Bigger Than the Song,” drops Friday, September 29, and can be presaved now. While you wait, check out a clip of her previewing the song acoustically on Instagram.

Up-and-coming singer/songwriter Zandi Holup has signed with Big Loud Records. “I feel blessed to be working with a record label that doesn’t try to intervene with my creation but gives me the tools to create my art in a larger way,” shares Zandi. Her debut track with the label, “Gas Station Flowers,” arrives October 6 and is available for presave now.

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Miranda Lambert's Idyllwind rolls out fall collection

Idyllwind Fueled by Miranda Lambert has launched its fall collection.

New items include the Nora Belted Sweater, Capri Beaded Back Denim Trucker Jacket, Pearl Knit Henley Shirt and more. For a complete cowgirl look, they’ve also got a new Cavalier Canyon Western Wool Felt Hat.

What are you waiting for? The fall-ready apparel and accessories are available now at

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Ashley McBryde on giving herself time to decompress and “absorb that much love” from fans + peers

For Ashley McBryde, taking in the support she’s received from her peers and fans is a gradual process.

The singer, who recently released her new album, The Devil I Know, says being showered with an “overwhelming” amount of love can be difficult at times.

“It's hard to process that much love coming at you at one time, especially when you're in an industry that requires a lot of competitiveness and a lot of comparison and things like that where you have to prove yourself all the time and earn your spot all the time,” shares Ashley.

“And then with something like this, you release a record, everybody's been dying for it and they go, ‘We love it.’ You kind of go, ‘Oh, I'm unsure how to feel in this moment,'” she says.

So instead of being overwhelmed or shutting out those affirmations, Ashley’s learned that there’s beauty in giving herself grace as she slowly soaks up those positive words. 

“You just give yourself a little bit of time to decompress and feel [and] absorb that much love. It takes a minute,” says Ashley.

Ashley is currently approaching the top 20 of the country charts with “Light on in the Kitchen.”

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Dalton Dover returns home for “Never Giving Up On That” video

Dalton Dover has released the music video for his debut single, “Never Giving Up On That.”

Directed by Tristan Cusick and filmed near Dalton’s hometown in Rome, Georgia, the video features Dalton brooding over a breakup in a bar, church, the woods and more, before taking the stage to perform his soaring number.

“Every scene in the video is just somewhere that means something to me, places where I grew up,” Dalton tells CMT. “The people in the video are some of the most important people in my life.”

“Growing up, you're playing all these small venues around here. Little did you know 12 years later, you'd sign a record deal and film your first music video at the same exact place, the same bar that you played one of your first hometown shows in,” he adds.

“Never Giving Up On That” serves as the title track of Dalton’s new eight-song project. Out now via Mercury Records/UMG Nashville, the collection also includes a tender cover of Alicia Key‘s “If I Ain’t Got You.”

Dalton is currently in the top 40 of the country charts with “Never Giving Up On That.”

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New Jelly Roll collab dropping Friday

A new Jelly Roll duet is on the way.

The country star has joined Warner Music Nashville artist Chris Ryan on “Scared To Go To Church.”

Dropping Friday, September 29, the tune was penned by Jelly and Chris alongside Logan TurnerDave Kuncio and Jay Joyce, who also produced the track.

“When I started writing for the album, ‘Scared To Go To Church’ was the first song I finished,” shares Chris, who was one-half of now-defunct duo BEXAR. “The minute I wrote it, I knew Jelly could help me tell the rest of the story. I left that second verse open for him.”

“Jelly has been a good friend from day one,” he adds. “It's an honor to have him on the first track with me.”

“Scared To Go To Church” is available for presave now. While you wait, you can check out a preview of the song and its cover art on Chris’ Instagram.

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Megan Moroney taps Kameron Marlowe + Mackenzie Carpenter for deluxe 'Lucky'

Megan Moroney‘s Lucky (Deluxe Edition) has arrived.

The expanded collection features three new songs, including a collaboration with Kameron Marlowe on “Fix You Too” and Mackenzie Carpenter on “Nothin’ Crazy.”

“[I] wanted to include these extra songs as a thank you for embracing my debut album and loving it as much as you have over these past few months – y'all have completely made this the best year yet already [crying emoji] i appreciate y'all more than you know & can't wait to see y'all on the road soon!” Megan shares on Instagram.

The deluxe version of Lucky is available now wherever you listen to music. To preorder a vinyl copy of the record, head over to Megan’s merch store.

Megan is approaching the top 40 on the country charts with her latest single, “I’m Not Pretty.”

Here’s the track list for Lucky (Deluxe Edition):

“I'm Not Pretty”
“Tennessee Orange”
“Kansas Anymore”
“Girl in the Mirror”
“Another on the Way”
“Traitor Joe”
“Why Johnny”
“God Plays A Gibson”
“Georgia Girl”
“Sleep on My Side”
“Mustang or Me”
“Sad Songs For Sad People”
“Fix You Too” featuring Kameron Marlowe
“Nothin' Crazy” featuring Mackenzie Carpenter
“Reasons to Stay”

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Little Big Town on hosting 'People's Choice Country Awards': “It's going to be a feel-good night”

The People’s Choice Country Awards are just over a day away, and Little Big Town is excited to host the show live from Music City USA.

“I think what we're looking forward to most in the People's Choice Country Awards [is] bringing the party to Nashville, first of all. It's the first-ever of this,” says LBT's Jimi Westbrook. “Coming to the Opry, bringing them to the historical home of country music, and the performances. It's always a fun night when we get everybody from the genre together and hang out and celebrate each other.”

While they remain tight-lipped about the night’s events and potential surprises, LBT member Phillip Sweet says fans can expect a “feel-good” show.

“I don't know what we can reveal other than it's going to be a feel-good night, and it's going to feel like coming back home in a way,” he says. “I think people just need this kind of energy right now, like seeing the new and the fresh and what's happening, and also honoring Wynonna [Judd], honoring Toby Keith and seeing how, at the Grand Ole Opry, all that history, you're going to feel that energy, and that's what I'm excited about too.”

The People's Choice Country Awards air live from Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry Thursday, September 28, at 8 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock.ABC/Connie Chornuk

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Amazon sued by FTC and 17 states on antitrust charges

The Federal Trade Commission and 17 state attorney generals filed an antitrust lawsuit against Amazon on Tuesday, alleging that the company has used its power in the marketplace to inflate prices on other platforms, overcharge sellers and stifle competition. The FTC filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington state, backed by the attorneys general of 17 states; Amazon is based in Washington state.

According to a news release, the FTC and states that joined the lawsuit are asking the court to issue a permanent injunction court that they say would prohibit Amazon from engaging in its unlawful conduct.   FTC chairman Lina Khan said in a statement: “Sellers are paying one of every $2 to Amazon. Shoppers are paying higher prices as a result, not just on Amazon but across the internet. And the public as a whole has been deprived of the benefits of open and fair and free competition. And so that’s what this case is really about, and those are the harms that we’re looking to fix .. The complaint sets forth detailed allegations noting how Amazon is now exploiting its monopoly power to enrich itself while raising prices and degrading service for the tens of millions of American families who shop on its platform and the hundreds of thousands of businesses that rely on Amazon to reach them.” 

The FTC alleges that Amazon deters sellers from discounting goods and lowering prices below what is available on Amazon, pushing prices higher across the internet. Kahn also stressed that it showed Amazon had established an unfair advantage: “Each element of Amazon’s monopolistic strategy here is working in tandem, and so the cumulative impact of Amazon’s unlawful conduct is greater than the harm caused by any particular element. So you have a feedback loop between these different practices in a way that amplifies the overall exclusionary effects.”

David Zapolsky, Amazon’s senior vice president for global public policy, posted to Amazon’s website: “The practices the FTC is challenging have helped to spur competition and innovation across the retail industry, and have produced greater selection, lower prices, and faster delivery speeds for Amazon customers and greater opportunity for the many businesses that sell in Amazon’s store.”

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Hunter Biden sues Rudy Giuliani and former attorney for hacking his devices

Hunter Biden filed a civil lawsuit Tuesday against former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani and his former attorney Bob Costello, claiming they caused “total annihilation” of his digital privacy and violated federal and state computer privacy laws through their alleged efforts to hack his devices.

The lawsuit alleges that Giuliani and Costello violated the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in obtaining and sharing the personal information from the laptop, and accuses Giuliani and Robert Costello of spending years “hacking into, tampering with, manipulating, copying, disseminating, and generally obsessing over data that they were given that was taken or stolen from” his devices.

Attorneys for Hunter Biden wrote in the lawsuit: “Plaintiff has demanded Defendants Giuliani and Costello cease their unlawful activities with respect to Plaintiff’s data and return any data in their possession belonging to Plaintiff, but they have refused to do so. Defendants’ statements suggest that their unlawful hacking activities are ongoing today and that, unless stopped, will continue into the future, thereby necessitating this action.”  They also allege that Giuliani has “not only admitted but bragged about downloading data from Plaintiff’s ‘laptop’ (even though he only had a hard drive) onto his own computer; about using his own computer to access, tamper with and manipulate the downloaded data; and about maintaining multiple copies of the data for his and Defendant Costello’s personal use.” The suit accuses Giuliani and Costello of breaking both federal and California state computer privacy laws and asks for a jury trial in the matter.

Ted Goodman, an adviser to Giuliani, denied allegations that the former New York mayor “manipulated” an electronic device belonging to the president’s son: “Hunter Biden has previously refused to admit ownership of the laptop. I’m not surprised he’s now falsely claiming his laptop hard drive was manipulated by Mayor Giuliani, considering the sordid material and potential evidence of crimes on that thing.”.

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Dolly Parton on why she recorded 30 songs for 'Rockstar': “I want them to last many lifetimes”

Dolly Parton‘s star-studded rock album, Rockstar, is set to arrive November 17.

The collaborative project boasts 30 songs, 21 of which are covers of rock classics and nine that are new originals. 

So, why did Dolly decide to stack her debut rock album with a whopping 30 tracks? Well, it was both a passion-driven and pragmatic move for the 77-year-old music icon.

“Somebody said, ‘Why in hell did you do so many songs?’ I said, ‘Well, I want them to last many lifetimes,'” shares Dolly.

“I just figured I’d never do another rock album and I just had so many favorite songs. I thought, ‘Well, I’m just going to do it.’ And so I did,” says the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member. 

“I figured down through the years after I’m long gone, they can start doing little compilation CDs and have different people on,” Dolly adds.

Rockstar – which features Chris StapletonEmmylou HarrisSheryl CrowMiley CyrusKid Rock and more – is available for preorder now. 

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