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Twenty three years after he arrived at the bus station in Nashville Tim McGraw went back to that same bus station to sign his new record deal. Tim announced that he's joined Big Machine Label Group's artist roster. The singer will now be represented by the same record label that Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Martina McBride and Reba call home. "Many people know that I came to Nashville 23 years ago on a Greyhound bus with nothing but a guitar," Tim said. "And 23 years to the day, on May 9, I went back to the bus station and officially signed this deal. It was a significant way for me to mark this new beginning."
For her new role on the ABC music competition series “Duets,” Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles called in a few hometown favors in her quest to find the best undiscovered singing partner. “My mother sends me a text, ‘Have you heard of John Glosson? Did you get his information because he is very good,’” the singer tells Zap2It about one of her two contestants on the show. Jennifer discovered her other standout talent, J Rome, via YouTube, while searching for Adele covers. Jennifer also admits to be apprehensive about the endeavor but has embraced her role with vivacity, bringing charm, powerhouse vocals and a devious sense of humor to the table. “Duets” premieres on May 24 and will air on ABC.
It's been quite a year for Scotty McCreery since he emerged as season 10 victor on "American Idol." Now, the reigning champ will return to the stage twice this week, to help crown the 2012 winner. "I am so excited about going back to 'American Idol' and seeing everyone again," the North Carolina native says (quote via Music Row). "I hope to spend some time with the finalists, Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez, and share some of my experiences with them. I can't believe that it's been a year since I was in their shoes."
Country music legend George Jones was admitted into a Nashville area hospital on Monday, according to a statement his publicist, Kirt Webster, issued Monday afternoon (May 21). Jones, 80, will undergo testing and evaluation for a lingering upper respiratory infection. No more details are available at this time. Last month, the Country Music Hall of Fame member was admitted to the hospital and released after a week to rest and recover at his home in Franklin, Tenn.
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