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“Nashville’s” Chris Carmack Covers ‘Nashville Lifestyles

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Nashville Lifestyles unveiled the 16th annual “25 Most Beautiful People” issue, featuring ABC “Nashville” actor and musician Chris Carmack on the cover, Wednesday night (9/30). In previous years, stars such as Taylor Swift (2014), Sheryl Crow (2013) and Carrie Underwood (2006) have graced the cover. The eagerly-awaited issue is now on stands throughout Nashville.

Every October, Nashville Lifestyles celebrates Music City’s most beautiful residents, inside and out, in its “25 Most Beautiful People” issue. Immersing himself in the Nashville community, Carmack has been a part of raising funds for charities including Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and organizations supporting LGBT acceptance throughout the city. Tomorrow (10/3), he is teaming up with Vanderbilt for the second annual Rally for Kids with Cancer Scavenger Cup benefitting pediatric cancer research and treatment.

Continuing the momentum, prominent music site Daytrotter unveiled Carmack’s session, featuring live recordings of select songs from his forthcoming EP.

Listen to Carmack’s Daytrotter Session here.

Earlier this week, he released the title track “Pieces Of You” to digital retailers. The song is a “perfect showcase for the singer’s sweet, vulnerable vocals,” recognized Rolling Stone. “‘Pieces of You’ is a tender ballad taking stock of all that’s left behind after a break-up.”

Currently in production on “Nashville,” Carmack has been featured on THE MUSIC OF NASHVILLE soundtracks in addition to performing on the 2014 and 2015 “Nashville” concert tours. Fans can see Carmack perform live with his fellow cast mates tomorrow night (10/3) at the Grand Ole Opry’s 90th Birthday Bash in Nashville, TN.

For more information on Chris Carmack, please visit

Kelsea Ballerini on Jimmy Kimmel TONIGHT – DVR ALERT

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Kelsea Ballerini is soaring on cloud nine after taking the stage Friday night (9/25) at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena as one of Taylor Swift’s surprise guests on the 1989 World Tour. Marking Ballerini’s first time performing on this arena stage, she and Swift took turns singing verses of Ballerini’s #1, GOLD-certified smash “Love Me Like You Mean It”, ending with an explosion of pink heart-shaped confetti.

Following this treasured moment, Ballerini shared with The Tennessean,

“To have become friends with (Swift) this year and for her to be gracious enough to share her stage with me in an arena I have dreamt about playing in for so many years, is one of my greatest memories.”

The excitement continues for the double CMA Award nominee (New Artist of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year) as she makes her late night TV debut on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! TONIGHT (9/30) at 11:35p/10:35p CT, performing her sassy, Top 25-and-climbing single “Dibs.”

Ballerini has been scoring a number of recent high-profile media appearanes, including People Magazine naming her “The Country Sweetheart” in their elite “Ones to Watch” portfolio. The only Country music artist to make the list, she joins the selected crop of 26 rising stars including actors, musicians, and influencers, like Adam DeVine, Francesca Eastwood, Tori Kelly, Daisy Ridley, the cast of “Scream Queens,” and Walk the Moon. Also of note, Billboard Magazine touts her as “Country’s Next Queen,” Rolling Stone proclaims her “Nashville It Girl” and CMT selected her as one of the Next Women of Country.

Ballerini launched to stardom with the release of her #1, GOLD-certified debut “Love Me Like You Mean It” and current chart-rising single “Dibs.” Abuzz with shout-outs from superstars Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Little Big Town, she is the first solo female artist in nine years to hit #1 with her debut country single and one of only 11 women to have ever hit the top of the charts with a debut. Both “Love Me Like You Mean It” and “Dibs” are featured on her debut album THE FIRST TIME (Black River Entertainment), co-produced by Forest Glen Whitehead and Jason Massey, which landed Top 5 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart. After spending the summer opening select shows for Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban, she will join Dan + Shay’s JUST THE RIGHT KIND OF CRAZY TOUR this fall.

For tour dates and more information, visit

“Nashville” Star Hayden Panettiere Reveals Her Struggle with Postpartum Depression

During a visit to Kelly and Michael this week, “Nashville” star Hayden Panettiere admitted that she can relate to her character Juliette Barnes who’s suffering from postpartum depression.

“I can very much relate. It’s something a lot of women experience. When they tell you about postpartum depression you think it’s, ‘I feel negative feelings towards my child, I want to injure my child, I want to hurt my child’ — I’ve never, ever had those feelings. Some women do. But you don’t realize how broad of a spectrum you can really experience that on. It’s something that needs to be talked about. Women need to know that they’re not alone, and that it does heal.”

“There’s a lot of misunderstanding — there’s a lot of people out there that think that it’s not real, that it’s not true, that it’s something that’s made up in their minds, that ‘Oh, it’s hormones.’ They kinda brush it off,” she points out. “It’s something that’s completely uncontrollable. It’s really painful and it’s really scary and women need a lot of support.”

Despite her struggles, Hayden says she hopes to have a big family, but they are taking it one baby at a time.

“Nashville’s” Chris Carmack to Release Debut EP ‘Pieces of You’

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Abuzz with the Season 4 premiere of ABC’s hit series “Nashville” last Wednesday (9/23),  Chris Carmack will take his original music to a new level with the release of the title track from his forthcoming independent EP Pieces of You to digital retailers today (9/29). To celebrate the release, SiriusXM’s prominent show “The Coffee House” premiered an exclusive acoustic version of the deeply intimate and soul-stirring “Pieces Of You” (9/24).

“Music came first, before the acting. I find that when I write songs, oftentimes it’s therapeutic. It’s an exploration of myself and either what I’m going through or what someone close to me is going through,” revealed Carmack. “Writing and singing these songs helps me deal with the emotions and I think they are things other people can relate to when they hear them. I’m excited to share the music.”

Produced by multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winner Ben Fowler (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Michael McDonald) and Phoenix Mendoza, PIECES OF YOU is slated for release this December and features five tracks written solely by Carmack that echo his wide range of influences; everything from the jazz and blues he grew up playing on saxophone, to rock, pop and country music. From the smooth, funky groove of “What Has Changed” through the gritty country-blues-soul of “Can’t Do It Again” and the gentler strains of “Always Mine,” “Being Alone” and the title track, the EP offers an impressive sampling of Carmack’s gift for turning personal experiences into universal sentiments and his notable guitar playing.

PIECES OF YOU Track Listing:
1. Being Alone
2. Can’t Do It Again
3. What Has Changed
4. Always Mine
5. Pieces Of You

Currently in production on “Nashville,” Carmack has been featured on THE MUSIC OF NASHVILLE soundtracks in addition to performing on the 2014 and 2015 “Nashville” concert tours. The popular show has received nominations for Golden Globe, Primetime Emmy, People’s Choice, Teen Choice and Critics’ Choice Television Awards. Fans can see Carmack perform live with his fellow cast mates on 10/3 at the Grand Ole Opry’s 90th Birthday Bash in Nashville, TN.

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