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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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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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Miranda Lambert Fires Back at Tabloid Rumors with New Song “Priscilla”

Sony Music NashvilleMiranda Lambert is now so famous the tabloids only use her first name when printing stories about her relationship with husband Blake Shelton.

One of those obviously fabricated stories inspired the song “Priscilla,” which is on her upcoming album, Platinum. Miranda was hanging out at her Nashville condo with writer Natalie Hemby when Natalie noticed a tabloid on the kitchen counter.

Miranda tells People Country, “It had a story that I was pregnant or getting an abortion or leaving Blake — or all three. Natalie asked, ‘How do you deal with all this BS?’ I just told her I had no choice. It’s just part of the deal now, and I’m still adjusting.”

Natalie took that conversation with Miranda and wrote “Priscilla,” a song that finds Miranda reaching out to Elvis Presley‘s ex-wife, Priscilla Presley, for advice on how to deal with Blake’s growing fame.

“Blake and I are nothing like Elvis and Priscilla, obviously,” Miranda says, “but with anyone who reaches that level of celebrity, it creates a pull on the couple. You are being pulled apart. Literally.”

Blake and Miranda make it work by carving out time to be together and supporting each other on their separate projects.

She says, “I just love being his wife and watching him do his job, and he does the same for me.”

Miranda’s new album, Platinum, is due June 3.

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