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Miranda Lambert Says There’s “Something for Everybody” on Her New Album, “Platinum”

Sony Music NashvilleMiranda Lambert still has plenty of “sassy” moments on her upcoming album, Platinum, but there are plenty of vulnerable moments. On “Bathroom Sink,” Miranda sings about dealing with body image issues, and “Priscilla” finds her addressing the challenges of having a famous husband, Blake Shelton.

“I always try to make my records be about where I am right now,” Miranda says. “I’m 30 years old. I’m happily married, but I still have problems good and bad. I face everyday life as a 30-year-old girl. So, I wrote a lot about that.”

Some other tracks, like the title cut and “Little Red Wagon,” show off Miranda’s lighter side.

She says, “There’s some humor. I think that comes from my husband. You know, he really has helped me find my sense of humor. Clearly, he has a good one.”

Miranda never apologizes for writing from a female point of view, but she thinks men will enjoy listening to Platinum, too.

Says Miranda, “I feel like there’s something for everybody on this record. It’s very heartfelt. It’s got some deep stuff and some stuff that is relatable for everybody, hopefully.”

The lead single from Platinum, “Automatic,” is already a top 10 hit. Look for the full-length album in stores June 3.

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Grand Ole Opry Kicking Off CMA Music Festival Week with Carrie Underwood and Josh Turner

Photo Credit: Chris HolloThe Grand Ole Opry has a big show planned for Tuesday, June 3 to kick off CMA Music Festival week. Carrie Underwood, Josh Turner, Jennifer Nettles and Charlie Worsham are on the bill for two shows that night at the Grand Ole Opry House. Terri Clark will be there as well, to celebrate her 10th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member.

The party continues that Friday, June 6 with Rascal Flatts, Sara Evans and more set to perform on the Opry. Go to Opry.com for more info.

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Ronnie Milsap, Hank Cochran & Mac Wiseman Are Newest Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees

Country Music Hall of Fame and MuseumThe latest inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame have been announced: Ronnie Milsap, Hank Cochran, and Mac Wiseman. The inductees were revealed Tuesday morning in Nashville.

Soulful keyboardist Milsap, who’s blind, was of the biggest crossover country performers of the ’70s and ’80s, thanks to hits like “I Wouldn’t Have Missed It for the World,” “(There’s) No Gettin’ Over Me,” “Stranger in My House,” “Lost in the Fifties Tonight,” and “Any Day Now.” He’s won six Grammys and scored forty #1 country hit singles. Milsap’s name was announced by Hunter Hayes.

The late Hank Cochran is the Songwriter inductee this year. A recording artist in his own right, Cochran also penned hits like Patsy Cline’s “I Fall to Pieces,” Ray Price’s “Make the World Go Away,” George Strait’s “Ocean Front Property” and “The Chair,” and Ronnie Milsap’s “Don’t You Ever Get Tired (of Hurting Me).”

Mac Wiseman is the Veterans Era inductee this year. The bluegrass singer is a solo artist, but also served as a member of the Foggy Mountain Boys, along with Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, and played with Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys. He’s nicknamed “The Voice with a Heart.”

All three performers will be officially inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in a ceremony later this year.

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Billy Currington Gets Amped-Up Performing “We Are Tonight” in Concert

Mercury NashvilleBilly Currington‘s latest single choice, “We Are Tonight,” is a direct result of his recent leap to arena headliner status. Billy loved what he calls the “amped-up energy” of the song, and the carefree lyrics appealed to him as well.

Says Billy, “It made me think of football games and the summer rolling down the window, driving down the beach boulevard. Everything that the song states took me back to my younger years.”

Billy will be playing “We Are Tonight” at his shows in Alabama and North Carolina this weekend. Go to BillyCurrington.com to see where he’s playing this summer.

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First Lady Michelle Obama and Kellie Pickler Guest Starring on ABC’s “Nashville”

ABCFirst lady Michelle Obama and Kellie Pickler will guest star on the May 7 episode of ABC’s Nashville as lead character, Rayna Jaymes, organizes a military benefit concert at Fort Campbell. The military-themed event comes after Rayna finds out her current love interest, country star Luke Wheeler, has been injured while in Afghanistan.

Nashville‘s second season finale airs May 14.

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