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Nashville News - Thursday, February 20th

by Christal Blue posted Feb 20 2014 9:13AM
On Tuesday night, Florida Georgia Line had to cancel a scheduled performance at the 2014 Country Radio Seminar (CRS) in Nashville after the duo's Tyler Hubbard injured himself while riding a dirt bike over the weekend. FGL's Brian Kelley was on hand at the CRS event where he told the room full of music industry professionals that Tyler had injured his back after hitting a jump a little short. Kelley then told the crowd that Hubbard visited with two chiropractors following the incident and had even gone to the hospital. At one point in the night, shots of Fireball Whiskey were passed around room and everyone took a shot in Tyler's honor. FGL is scheduled to perform tonight as part of Jason Aldean's "Night Train Tour" in Grand Rapids, Michigan. There is no word yet on if the date has been postponed and it is still listed on their website.

The icy conditions in the Northeast caused David Nail's tour bus to crash on Valentine's Day (Friday) while he was the road to a show in Albany, New York. David told reporters recently that he was on the way to a stop on Darius Rucker's "True Believers Tour" when the bus ran off the road into the median. Luckily, the bus stayed upright and no one was seriously injured in the wreck. While the accident left Nail and his band a little shaken up, it didn't stop them performing the scheduled show. Darius's buses soon pulled up at the scene of the accident and took everyone to the concert.

Luke Bryan has announced that he will release his next Spring Break themed digital EP on March 11 titled Spring Break 6…Like We Ain't Ever. The new EP will feature 6 original songs, all co-written by Luke, and follows the singer's latest EP titled Spring Break…Here to Party, which was released in March of 2013. And to keep the Spring Break celebration going, Luke will once again play two free concerts at Spinnaker's Beach Club in Panama City, Florida on March 11 and 12. This will be Luke's sixth consecutive year playing these shows in Panama City. Last year, a total of 120,000 fans attended the concerts on both days. Bryan's previous five Spring Break releases have sold over 750,000 copies. (Photo credit: www.countryweekly.com)

While it seems like there's been more tolerance towards the issue of gay rights in the eyes of the country music community lately, Jennifer Nettles says the wheels of change could be moving faster. Nettles tells PrideSource that she's excited to see more acceptance of the gay and lesbian community within the country genre, but she feels like even more can be done. Jennifer shares, "This should have already been behind us.” Jennifer has always tried to stay true to herself in the music she creates, and feels that message of authenticity resonates with the gay and lesbian community. 
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