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Gretchen Wilson was asked to leave her New Mexico hotel

Gretchen Wilson was asked to leave her New Mexico hotel room in the middle of the night after police were called to her room. The singer was reportedly kicked out for "being super loud." Wilson had played the Las Cruces Country Music Festival and was at the Hotel Encanto the following morning at about 3:30AM when police showed up to her room. She summar...
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George Strait makes history

George Strait makes history as the first artist to tally 100 entries on Billboard's Country Airplay chart, as "The Weight of the Badge" debuts at No. 56. Strait's history on Country Airplay dates to the survey's Jan. 20, 1990, inception, when it became the first Billboard chart powered by electronically-monitored Nielsen data. By then, Strai...
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Trace Adkins is once again a married man

The 57-year-old country star and 48-year-old Canadian actress married Victoria Pratt wed on Saturday. Adkins' friend and fellow country singer Blake Shelton officiated the wedding ceremony. The bride wore what appeared to be a strapless blush bridal gown with a tulle skirt, and carried a bouquet of red and pink roses. The groom wore a black j...
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Dollywood Sued by Peanuts Company Over Christmas Time Is Here

Dolly Parton's Dollywood is being sued for using the song "Christmas Time Is Here" in a play the amusement park puts on each year.  Lee Mendelson co-wrote the song that’s featured in "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and his production studio owns the copyright. His company says it recently be...
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Luke Combs has unveiled the track list for his forthcoming second album

Luke Combs has unveiled the track list for his forthcoming second album, "What You See Is What You Get", and the new batch of songs features both Brooks & Dunn (on the already released "1, 2 Many") and Combs' idol Eric Church (on a song called "Does to Me"). Luke says the album will show a so...
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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill celebrated their 23rd wedding anniversary

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill celebrated their 23rd wedding anniversary on Sunday. Both singers posted throwback photos to social media, showing the pair smiling happily together in earlier years. McGraw wrote, "23 years and I can't wait for the next 50."   Meanwhile, Hill wrote a simple, romantic ode: "To my one and only, Happy ...
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Blake Shelton will produce a new Hallmark holiday movie

Blake Shelton will produce a new Hallmark holiday movie called "Time for You to Come Home for Christmas". The film will star actor and reality show host Alison Sweeney, along with actor Lucas Bryant. The film follows the story of Katherine (portrayed by Sweeney), a recent widow, as she and her son Will travel to her Vir...
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Reba McEntire is counting her blessings that Kelly Clarkson is her daughter-in-law

On Friday, the country star appeared on an episode of "The Kelly Clarkson Show", where Clarkson pointed out that McEntire was not just her talk show guest, but also a friend and family member. Clarkson and McEntire became family in 2013 when the “Since U Been Gone” singer married Brandon Blackstock. He’s the son of manager and guitarist Narvel Blacksto...
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Kenny Chesney will return to the stadiums in 2020

Chesney announced the Chillaxification 2020 tour. Joining him will be Florida Georgia Line, Old Dominion and Michael Franti & Spearhead. Chillaxification 2020 kicks off Saturday, April 18 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas and culminates Friday, Aug. 28 with his 20th show at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. Tickets for all dates will go on sale next Fr...
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Lauren Akins, wife of Thomas Rhett is releasing her first book

Lauren Akins, wife of Thomas Rhett is releasing her first book – "Live In Love: Growing Together Through Life’s Changes" – on May 5 via Ballantine, an imprint of Random House. Drawing from her life as wife of a country singer, humanitarian and mother of two (with a third on the way), the memoir offers "inspiring guidance for anyone looking to ke...
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Kenny Chesney has been named the recipient of the 2020 Artist Humanitarian Award

Kenny Chesney has been named the recipient of the 2020 Artist Humanitarian Award by the Country Radio Broadcasters (CRB) for his ongoing charitable work. Kenny’s Love for Love City Foundation helped spearhead the rebuilding of St. John after the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. In addition to humanitarian aid and working with local teams to...
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Luke Bryan will help the Grand Ole Opry in the fight against breast cancer

Luke Bryan will help the Grand Ole Opry in the fight against breast cancer next month by flipping the switch that turns the Opry pink. The 11th annual Opry Goes Pink show on Oct. 22 in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month will feature two performance by Bryan at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Additional performers include Anita Cochran, Sara Evans, Craig Morgan...
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Brothers Osborne have canceled three weekend performances

Brothers Osborne have canceled three weekend performances due to a personal matter. The real-life brothers will no longer be performing at Farm Aid 2019 and two Outlaw Music Festival shows. A tweet from John and TJ Osborne's official account explains that the duo is canceling their Friday (Sept. 20) and Sunday (Sept. 22) appearances at the Ou...
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Luke Combs will release his second full-length CD

Luke Combs will release his second full-length CD, "What You See Is What You Get," on Nov. 8. The new disc will contain 17 songs, including all five from his EP, "The Prequel," which came out in June. Combs also has a new track, "1, 2 Many" featuring Brooks & Dunn. Combs will continu...
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Brad Paisley is set to star in and executive produce the TV comedy pilot

Brad Paisley is set to star in and executive produce the TV comedy pilot "Fish Out of Water", which has landed at Amazon, following a multiple-outlet bidding war. The comedy is described as a Larry Sanders take on celebrity vanity projects and a behind-the-scenes look at country music star Paisley's struggle to produce a simple little fishing show....
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Lauren Alaina has rescheduled her headlining That Girl Was Me Tour

Lauren Alaina has rescheduled her headlining That Girl Was Me Tour to make time for her upcoming appearance on Season 28 of "Dancing With the Stars". Originally scheduled to kick off on Sept. 14 and run through Oct. 25, That Girl Was Me Tour will now begin on Jan. 15 in Nashville and make additional stops in New York, Boston, Atlanta and more. F...
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Carrie Underwood and Joan Jett are teaming up for Sunday Night Football

Carrie Underwood and Joan Jett are teaming up for the 2019-2020 Sunday Night Football opening theme. The pair will be bringing back SNF's original song, "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night," for the upcoming NFL season. According to a press release, Underwood was the one to invite Jett to be part of this season's opening video. Jett's song &qu...
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After 11 years, Brad Paisley is finally leaving the CMA Awards stage

He and Carrie Underwood have hosted the show together since 2008. And they did so year after year for the past 11 shows. But this year, Carrie Underwood will be sharing the hosting duties with special guest hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton. The 53rd Annual CMA Awards will be celebrating all legendary women in country music throughout the cere...
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Alabama front man Randy Owen has continued to experience issues with cluster migraines and vertigo

Alabama front man Randy Owen has continued to experience issues with cluster migraines and vertigo, leaving the group no choice but to cancel two more scheduled shows in August 2019. The band scrapped their scheduled Friday  (Aug. 16) performance at the State Fair of West Virginia in Lewisburg, West Va., and their Saturday (Aug. 17) performance in Holmdel, N.J. ...
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George Strait will extend his Strait to Vegas

George Strait will extend his Strait to Vegas residency into its fifth year with the announcement of two new dates in 2020 on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. Tickets will go on sale on Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. local time. ...
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Country music legend Dwight Yoakam is set to become the newest member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

Country music legend Dwight Yoakam is set to become the newest member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame this fall. Yoakam will be inducted Oct. 14. Larry Gatlin will also be inducted with Yoakam, as well as Marcus Hummon, Kostas Lazarides, Rivers Rutherford and Sharon Vaughn for the class of 2019. The newest members will jo...
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Luke Combs Announces New Album

Luke Combs will be releasing a new album and is leaving a lot of people guessing.  So far, Combs has announced that the album will be released November 8th of this year but that’s about it.  The name of the album has not been released, no cover art has been shown, and the first single of the album has yet to be hear...
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Willie Nelson Cancels Tour Due To Breathing Problems

Willie Nelson has cancelled the remaining dates on his Club Luck tour due to trouble breathing. In a message posted to his social accounts, Nelson wrote, “To my fans, I’m sorry to cancel my tour, but I have a breathing problem that I need to have my doctor check out. I’ll be back.” The tour still has 30 date...
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Brantley Gilbert announced that his new album

Brantley Gilbert announced that his new album, "Fire & Brimstone", will be released Oct. 4. This marks the Georgia native's first album in almost three years, following 2017's T"he Devil Don't Sleep". The LP will feature Lindsay Ell, Colt Ford, Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss and Lukas and Willie Nelson. "Bad...
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Garth Brooks' Teammates for Kids Foundation has partnered with Major League Baseball

Garth Brooks’ Teammates for Kids Foundation has partnered with Major League Baseball for a new initiative: Home Plate Project, which seeks to end childhood hunger and combat food insecurity. Home Plate Project includes an overall $900,000 commitment, including $300,000 from MLB players, to help MLB team charities support local groups dedicated to fighting c...
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CMA Fest hosted by Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini airs Sunday

"CMA Fest", hosted by Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini airs Sunday (August 4th) at 8pm ET on ABC with performances by artists including Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Luke Combs, Maren Morris, Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line and Miranda Lambert.  Meanwhile, f...
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Kenny Chesney is releasing a high-end, museum quality coffee table book exclusively to his fans

Dubbed “Kenny Chesney: Living In Fast Forward,” the book is limited to 3,500 copies — all of which are signed, numbered and include 571 pictures that span his first days on the road, emergence as a headliner, and his path to sold-out stadiums. The pages also get up close with the fans and the glee they feel when experiencing Chesney in his element.  “...
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VIDEO: Fans were in for a special treat during Garth Brooks' concert at Albertsons Stadium at Boise State University

Fans were in for a special treat during Garth Brooks' concert at Albertsons Stadium at Boise State University in Idaho Friday night. After opening the show, Blake Shelton joined Brooks on stage to give the first live performance of their new duet "Dive Bar." The song was released in mid-June and will be featured on Brooks' upcom...
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Dolly Parton Playfully Responds to Lil Nas X's Invite For an 'Old Town Road' Remix

Lil Nas X recently asked Twitter, “y’all think i can get Dolly Parton and Megan Thee Stallion on a Old Town Road remix?” For a laugh, the Country Music Hall of Famer tweeted a graphic of three gorgeous horses, a striking pink one beside Lil Nas X’s black mount and Billy Ray Cyrus’ brown beast. It's accompanied with a unicorn...
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Singer Jimmie Allen popped the question to his 23-year-old girlfriend

Singer Jimmie Allen popped the question to his 23-year-old girlfriend Alexis Gale, Monday night at Disney World in Florida. 33-year-old Allen proposed to his bride-to-be in front of Cinderella's castle at Magic Kingdom in front of both of their parents, their sisters and his cousin. The couple — who are both from Milton, Delaware — began dating in...
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(RUMOR)... Gwen Stefani's Ex Is Blocking Her From Marrying Blake Shelton

Gwen Stefani’s ex-husband Gavin Rossdale is blocking her from marrying Blake Shelton.  Gwen reportedly petitioned to the Vatican to have her and Gavin’s 13 year marriage annulled so that Gwen and Blake could get married in the Catholic Church, but Rossdale is challenging the petition.  An insider said,...
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Luke Bryan announced the lineup for his 11th annual Farm Tour

Luke Bryan announced the lineup for his 11th annual Farm Tour: Cole Swindell, Mitchell Tenpenny, DJ Rock and the Peach Pickers (on 3 dates). The tour will make six stops at farms in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Kansas (2 shows) and Oklahoma between Sept. 26–Oct. 5. Over the years, Luke has awarded more than 60 college scholarsh...
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Garth Brooks announced the Dive Bar Tour

Garth Brooks announced "the Dive Bar Tour,” during his Facebook Live video late on Sunday (July 7). He added, “We don’t announce the bar. We (only) get to announce the city." As dive bars across the country face extinction, Brooks is hoping this tour will inject some new life into old haunts. “Sometimes, man, that&...
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An upcoming episode of CMT Crossroads features Brooks & Dunn

An upcoming episode of "CMT Crossroads" features Brooks & Dunn teaming with a number of country artists. Ronnie Dunn and Kix Brooks joined forces with a number of stars featured on their recent "Reboot" album, including Brett Young, Cody Johnson, Jon Pardi, Luke Combs, Midland and Brandon Lancaster from LANCO. ...
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