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ABC/Mark LevineLuke Combs was the center of attention at the All for the Hall benefit concert Tuesday night in Los Angeles. 

The event, which is a fundraiser for the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, found Luke participating in an acoustic guitar pull alongside Vince GillEmmylou Harris and Sheryl Crow. Luke used the show as an opportunity to perform two new songs, Billboard reports.

One of the new tracks, "Dear Today," finds Luke speaking to his past self, advising him to call his mom, spend time with his dad and to not take life for granted. Luke's performed the song during recent live shows, and it'll be included on his highly anticipated sophomore album, What You See is What You Get, set for release on November 8.

According to Billboard, Luke also debuted a song that's so new, it didn't even have a title, but it was a tribute to his parents and the sacrifices they've made behind the scenes to allow him to pursue his dream.

Luke is currently out on his Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour through December.    

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Author: Music News Group
Posted: September 18, 2019, 9:00 pm

ABC/Mark LevineTwo of country music's trailblazing stars are lending their names to a worthy cause. 

Chris Stapleton and Ashley McBryde have thrown their support behind historic guitar company Fender, and will serve as artist ambassadors for its newly instituted Fender Play Foundation.

The foundation aims to support youth music education by providing gear for schools and other educational institutions, as well as offering music instruction, both in-person and online.

Artist ambassadors like Ashley and Chris will engage with kids via meet and greets, donating signed merchandise to the cause, and offering insight into ways the foundation can better serve youth.

The program will launch in three cities where Fender has offices -- Los Angeles, Nashville and Scottsdale, AZ -- and is expected to expand next year. 

"When I was a kid, I picked up a guitar and found a whole new world at my fingertips. I'm proud to partner with the Fender Play Foundation to help kids from all walks of life find a whole new world of their own," Chris says. 

Other artists participating in the initiative include pop star Avril LavigneFall Out Boy's Pete Wentz,Green Day's Mike Dirnt and Panic! at the Disco's Brendon Urie.

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Author: Music News Group
Posted: September 18, 2019, 8:36 pm

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