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Justin Moore Just Says No to Talking Politics in Public

Valory Music Co.Justin Moore is an open book on most topics, but you won’t find him speaking out on politics. It’s not that Justin isn’t interested in what’s going on in Washington, D.C.

He says, “I think the older you get and the more responsibility you have, and in particular, the more responsibility you have for your kids and your family, I think you get into it a little more. I like to keep up with what’s goin’ on. I like to be informed.”

Of course, Justin has his own opinions about how the country should be run, but he can respect people with different opinions, too. For his part, Justin prefers to keep the focus on his music over his political positions.

“Whether or not you can really express your opinions, when you have a job in the spotlight, I think you have to very careful about it,” Justin says. “I just kinda keep it under the vest and kinda roll along and try not to tick anybody off.”

Justin continues his Off the Beaten Path tour Tuesday night in Springfield, MA.

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George Jones’s Widow to Mark One-Year Anniversary of His Death with Nashville Ceremony

Webster PRGeorge Jones‘ widow, Nancy Jones, will mark the one-year anniversary of her husband’s death with a public celebration April 26 at his grave in Nashville. She’ll plant two dogwood trees at Jones’ “He Stopped Loving Her Today” monument.

Nancy says, “I am so fortunate for the friends and fans that George and I made through the years. I want everyone to come celebrate with us, not because he is no longer with us, but to keep his legacy alive.”

The event starts at 1 p.m. CT at Woodlawn Cemetery.

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Brad Paisley Drew from Childhood Memories for His Latest Single, “River Bank”

Arista NashvilleBrad Paisley grew up 500 yards from the Ohio River in West Virginia, so he had a ton of memories to draw from while writing his latest single, “River Bank.”

Brad tells The Tennessean, “My best memories with my grandfather are on that body of water, and my dad and learning to ski. It’s kind of like a back-to-basics song.”

“River Bank” is the lead single from Brad’s upcoming album, due out later this year. He started working on the album in January and finished writing it in just three months.

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Justin Moore Honored with Armed Forces Foundation’s Humanitarian of the Year Award

Valory Music Co.Justin Moore was recognized with the Humanitarian of the Year award from the Armed Forces Foundation this week at the 10th Annual Congressional Gala in Washington, D.C.

Justin was selected for the honor in large part of his work with the Crown Royal Your Hero’s Name Here contest, which gives servicemen and women the chance to have their name be the title of a NASAR race.

While Justin admits he feels uncomfortable being honored in a room full of soldiers, he says, “I’m thrilled to know that what I do with the AFF has helped, and that it is appreciated by all. Both of my grandpas served in our military and the group, along with my parents, instilled in me what our servicemen and women mean to us.”

Justin’s label mate, Cassadee Pope, was also on hand at the Congressional Gala.

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Florida Georgia Line Is Doing Its Part to Outnumber Hunger

CMAFlorida Georgia Line is the face of the annual Outnumber Hunger campaign, but they has been working to help the hungry for several years now.

The duo has performed at the Stars for Second Harvest concert to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank in Nashville for the past two years. Before that, when he was in college, FGL’s Brian Kelley chipped in with his basketball teammates at Belmont University to take food to the homeless in downtown Nashville almost every week.

Brian tells USA Today, “It was no organization, just us trying to help. Even a college student can buy five cheeseburgers for five bucks — that’s five meals right there.”

Duo partner Tyler Hubbard feels that giving back to those less fortunate comes with the territory since the group’ve become country stars.

“It’s hard for us to get burned out doing something that helps others when we look around and see what everybody’s doing for us,” Tyler explains.

Look for a photo of Florida Georgia Line on select General Mills products. The boxes will include codes that shoppers can enter online in order to help provide money to food banks.

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