NASHVILLE NEWS AND NOTES FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016!

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What could be better than Justin Moore and Brantley Gilbert collaborating together for Moore’s new album? How about the two artists collaborating on a song with an eyebrow-raising name like “More Middle Fingers.”  In addition to his song with Gilbert, Moore’s record will include one more collaboration, although he’s staying mum on the details.  Justin says the album is approximately halfway finished, and now, it’s in the final stages and will hopefully be dropping in September.

Trent Harmon, the most recent (and final) winner of American Idol, has opened up about his plans for his first major-label album. Trent says that it will be country, but with a good dose of soul mixed in.  Trent’s forthcoming record is still in its infancy, but he reveals that it may feature duets with his fellow Idol contestants, including runner-up La’Porsha Renae.

Lady Antebellum will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before this year’s Kentucky Derby.  You can tune in for the performance just after 5 p.m. ET on May 7, as the 142nd Kentucky Derby is broadcast on NBC.