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Dallas & Brenda Nashville Notes: Thur June 15-Lady A’s “Heartbreak”/Shania has 1st new album in 15 yrs/Michael Ray Sneak Peek new tune

Lady Antebellum has come up with an innovative way to introduce you to the songs on their new Heart Break album.

A new, nearly-six-minute video uses pieces of the collection’s 13 tracks to tell the stories of the guests and an employee at the fictional “Heart Break Hotel.” Director Hodges Usry shot the clip at the iconic Madonna Inn on California’s Central Coast.

The mini-movie differs from a traditional video in that Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood only appear in it by way of the album’s cover art.  

You can check into “Heart Break Hotel” yourself below

You won’t be able to stream or download the new single from Michael Ray until Friday, but you can get a taste of “Get to You” now on social media.

The Florida native shared two snippets of the lead release from his forthcoming sophomore album on Wednesday. In the clips, Michael drives through a rural area by a lake as the new song plays in the background.

The “Kiss You in the Morning” hitmaker first revealed the details of his new music Tuesday at his #1 party for “Think a Little Less.” Currently, he and producer Scott Hendricks are about halfway through the process of crafting Michael’s disc.

RaeLynn steps front and center this Friday, as she stars in her own half-hour special on AUDIENCE Network.

“If you’ve followed me since The Voice, I’ve definitely grown up since then, and I’m really excited for [the audience] to see this new chapter,” she says of the evolution between her breakthrough on the hit NBC show and her #1 album, WildHorse.  

You can preview RaeLynn performing the record’s title cut on YouTube, before the special premieres Friday at 9 p.m. ET on AUDIENCE Network.

The Texas native’s second single from WildHorse is the track “Lonely Call.”   

Fifteen years after the release of Up!, the wait is over for new music from Shania Twain. You’ll start hearing her new single,  “Life’s About to Get Good,” on Thursday, one day before it’ll be available digitally.

If you need a pick-me-up, Shania says the new track is for you.

“Every time I hear the song, it makes me happy, as many times now as I’ve heard the song,” she reveals. “I was involved with every aspect of this album” — from writing the songs, to mixing the final record.  “It still just picks me up when I hear it. It just cheers me up and it makes me feel good. So what I’m looking forward to is that effect on the listener.”

Shania was so pleased with the finished album, it made picking the lead release difficult.

“I’m just so happy that this song ended up being the first single,” she says. “You know, it was a tough decision… It’s hard for me to be objective, but I want people to feel how good this song can make them feel and appreciate the story in it.”

“You know, we’ve all been in the dark, and then we’re in the light…” she goes on, referencing her divorce from longtime producer Mutt Lange. “Change is inevitable, and I think this song explains that very well, and I want to inspire people.”

If you wonder how Shania felt about the very public split, all you have to do is listen to the lyrics: “It’s a true story. It’s a story of depth, with a smile. And I think it’s just a really good way to get started again.”

“Life’s About to Get Good” is the first taste of Shania’s new album, Now, which comes out September 29.