The Music City Minute ... 1/2/13
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Hunter Hayes will hit the road once again this year with Carrie Underwood. Even though he’s been opening up on Carrie’s Blown Away Tour for several months – he’s looking forward to changing things up a bit in 2013! Hunter says he's always changing up his live show. Hunter and Carrie head back out on the road next month.
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Eric Church achieved career success in 2012, but he also had a great year on the home front. His son Boone turned one this past year and a few weeks later, his album Chief was named the CMA Album of the Year. After a long year, Eric is enjoying NOT looking at a guitar right now!!! Eric is already thinking about his next album…but…he’s in no rush to get started recording it!
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Taylor Swift and her boyfriend, Harry Styles (from the group One Direction), spent the holiday’s on the ski slopes. The couple headed to Park City, Utah with their friends, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber.
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Luke Bryan scored five #1 singles and a Platinum album in 2012, but many are predicting that 2013 will be Luke’s year. Either way, he’s just trying to enjoy the moment. Luke says he just wants to soak it all in and give fans a show they'll truly enjoy. He feels like he owes that to the fans that have supported him since the beginning.
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Rascal Flatts rounded out 2012 by wrapping up their latest headlining tour. They also released their first DVD documentary…and they scored a #1 hit with “Banjo”. But they admit…some of their peers had quite an impressive 2012 too. They're giving lots of credit to Jason Aldean and Little Big Town.
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Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks has recorded a new solo project. Don’t expect to hear anything reminiscent of the trio’s sound – Natalie says it’s a rock album. The Dixie Chicks will reunite in July to play a jamboree in Canada. They’ll replace Lady Antebellum, who had to bow out due to Hillary Scott’s pregnancy.