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  • Jason Aldean's "Rearview Town" debuts at No. 1


    Jason Aldean’s "Rearview Town" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the country star's fourth consecutive, chart-topping set and the first country No. 1 in 2018. "Rearview Town" moved 183,000 equivalent album units in the week ending April 19, of which 162,000 were in traditional album sales. The set starts with th...

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  • Carrie Underwood is opening up for the first time about her frightening fall


    Carrie Underwood is opening up for the first time about her frightening fall from the front stairs of her Nashville home — sending her to the hospital with a broken wrist that necessitated surgery, and cuts to her face that required more than 40 stitches. Underwood gave details of the accident, explaining that it happened when she went to take her...

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  • Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are standing by Ed Sheeran in a lawsuit


    Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are standing by Ed Sheeran in a lawsuit that's been filed over their current single, "The Rest of Our Life," which he co-wrote. According to TMZ, the superstar country couple have filed a legal response to a lawsuit that claims they stole the song, which is the title song and second single from the couple's fi...

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  • Toby Keith is set to perform at Los Angeles' inaugural Tailgate Fest


    Toby Keith is set to perform at Los Angeles' inaugural Tailgate Fest on the Forum's grounds over Labor Day Weekend.  The event will take place Sept. 1 outside the stadium in Inglewood, California, delivering a full day of country music and tailgating. The twist is that rather than typical tailgating where fans show up early and then need to...

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  • 2018 ACM Awards: Jason Aldean takes Entertainer of the Year


    Jason Aldean was the big winner on Sunday at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, by taking Entertain of the Year. Aldean said, "It's been a tough year, and I just want to say thank you to everybody who reached out to us," adding, "It meant the world to us. To the Route 91 people, you're in our hearts. Vegas Strong."...

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  • Kacey Musgraves' third full-length album "Golden Hour" debuted at No. 1


    Kacey Musgraves' third full-length album, "Golden Hour", debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, moving 49,000 equivalent album units in its first week ending April 5, with 39,000 from traditional album sales. The album also topped the Americana/Folk album chart, and made an impressive entry at No. 4 on the all-genre Billb...

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  • Carrie Underwood announced on Tuesday she would be out with a new single


    Carrie Underwood announced on Tuesday she would be out with a new single, “Cry Pretty”, dropping today at 6 a.m. eastern. Underwood also disclosed on her website that she has been working on new music and co-producing an album for the first time. Underwood said she planned to tour as well. Carrie wrote, ”I’m so e...

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  • Keith Urban will release his brand new album "Graffiti U"


    Keith Urban will release his brand new album, "Graffiti U", on April 27. The country superstar has officially shared the cover art along with the track list to his fans.    "Graffiti U" features a collection of 13 new songs including the previously released "Parallel Line" and "Coming Home." ...

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  • Carrie Underwood shared a photo on Wednesday that proves that she's back in the studio!


    The black-and-white shot shows her seated behind a soundboard, in a sweatshirt and with her hair pulled back. The photo doesn't have a caption, but fans can presume she's working on new music. After co-hosting the 2017 CMA Awards in November, Underwood suffered a serious fall outside her Nashville-area home that required surgery on her wrist and dozens of stitches in...

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  • Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban have been added to the stellar lineup of performers for the 53rd annual ACM Awards


    Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban have been added to the stellar lineup of performers for the 53rd annual ACM Awards. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, "Entertainment Tonight" host Nancy O’Dell, actress Rebecca Romijn and Olympian Lindsey Vonn have also joined the show as present...

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  • Garth Brooks performed a record-breaking headlining set on Sunday


    Garth Brooks performed a record-breaking headlining set on Sunday (March 18) at RodeoHouston. The country legend played to 75,577 people, breaking the attendance record from the previous Sunday during Go Tejano Day by just 12 concertgoers.     Brooks was the closing performer at 2018 RodeoHouston, but he was also the openi...

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  • Chris Young, Rhonda Vincent and more will gather at the Ryman Auditorium in late March to pay tribute to the late Daryle Singletary


    Chris Young, Rhonda Vincent and more will gather at the Ryman Auditorium in late March to pay tribute to the late Daryle Singletary. Family, friends and fans are all invited to the free event. The Daryle Singletary Keepin' It Country Tribute Show is scheduled for March 27 at 7PM. The event will be free and open to the publ...

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  • Tim McGraw hinted at some big lifestyle changes


    Tim McGraw hinted at some big lifestyle changes in response to his onstage collapse in Dublin, Ireland. Tim and Faith Hill touched down at JFK Airport Monday night, a day after Tim fell to his knees before getting escorted off the stage. Faith said he was "super dehydrated."   McGraw told TMZ he'l...

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  • Tim McGraw Collapses During Ireland Concert


    Tim McGraw collapsed onstage while performing his hit “Humble & Kind,” Sunday night in Dublin, Ireland. The country music star 'stunned fans' when he dropped to his knees and sat. Faith Hill, his wife, later told the crowd that he is "okay", but has been “super dehydrated."&n...

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  • Keith Urban is headed to SXSW on March 16th for a featured speaking engagement and performance


    Keith Urban is headed to SXSW on March 16th for a featured speaking engagement and performance, to be presented by Bumble, the first female-first social networking app with over 27 million global users. Urban speak about his career, creative process and how he stays connected in an isolating age.  Later that night, Urban will then take to the stage...

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  • Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean and More Set to Perform at 2018 ACM Awards


    The initial lineup for the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards includes performances by Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett. The night will also feature a live Florida Georgia Line and Bebe Rexha collabora...

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  • After nearly four years of marriage, The Band Perry's Kimberly Perry and husband J.P. Arencibia have split


    On Friday, the singer filed for divorce from the former MLB player in Greeneville, Tennessee, citing irreconcilable differences. Perry wrote on Instagram Sunday evening: “Yes it’s true, my marriage has come to an end.  I know that beauty will come from these ashes and, as always, I want to thank you all for your love and support. I’ll be in touch soon....

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  • Garth Brooks performed a duet with... an astronaut


    Ahead of his opening performance at the 2018 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Brooks met up with Tracy Dyson, a NASA astronaut who caught the country star's attention last year when he saw a clip of her singing "The River." Dyson sings it before every space launch. She's also the lead singer of Houston-based band Max Q, an all-astronaut group of singers and musicians....

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  • The King of Country George Strait will play two final shows in 2018


    The King of Country George Strait will play two final shows in 2018 on December 7-8 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with special guests Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen. Tickets go on sale in one month on Friday, April 6 at 10 a.m. PT at www.StraitToVegas.com. The shows are part of his Strait to Vegas series, which started with...

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  • Dolly Parton to dedicate 100 Millionth Imagination Library book to Library of Congress


    Dolly Parton will dedicate her Imagination Library’s 100 Millionth Book to the Library of Congress, next Tuesday, February 27.  The program will begin at 10 a.m. and will be streamed live on both YouTube and Facebook.  Dignitaries, partners of the Imagination Library and many others will be on hand to celebrate this momentous occasion. I...

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  • Troy Gentry's wife Angie has filed a lawsuit over his death


    Troy Gentry's wife Angie has filed a lawsuit over his death in a helicopter crash in September. Angie Gentry is suing the manufacturers of the aircraft. The lawsuit claims that Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Sikorsky Global Helicopters, Inc. and the Keystone Helicopter Corporation failed to make the Model 269 helicopter crashworthy, leaving its occu...

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  • VIDEO: Shania Twain will be the subject on the TV docudrama "The Price of Fame"


    As previously reported, Shania Twain will be the subject on the TV docudrama "The Price of Fame", a program on the Reelz Channel. Shania’s hour-long episode, which will air on Feb. 19 at 9 p.m. ET, features aspiring country singer/songwriter Ashla Taylor in the starring role. According to ...

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  • Country Singer Daryle Singletary Dead at 46


    Country singer Daryle Singletary died yesterday at his home in Lebanon, Tennessee. He was 46. A rep for the singer said the cause of death "is pending.” Daryle had played concerts as recently as this past weekend, on Friday and Saturday nights. Singletary was best known for his hit songs &quo...

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  • Jason Michael Carroll survived a nasty car accident


    Jason Michael Carroll survived a nasty car accident on Friday (Feb. 9). The "Alyssa Lies" singer posted the photo above to Instagram, showing the aftermath of a two-car accident that tore up the right front end of the Volvo he was driving. "Well this week has sucked," Carroll writes, adding, "Could always be wor...

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  • A Garth Brooks fan received an invite of a lifetime


    A Garth Brooks fan received an invite of a lifetime after she submitted a question to the country star on Monday night’s episode of Inside Studio G: A Monday Night Conversation. Elisabeth Wadin is from Sweden and planning to honeymoon in America with her husband later this year.  She asked Brooks for recommendations during their “r...

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  • Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley are out as ACM Awards co-hosts


    Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley are out as ACM Awards co-hosts after two years. Luke hosted the show three times alongside Blake Shelton prior to that. It's not clear who will be filling in as 2018 hosts, or if Luke may be hosting by himself or with another co-host.   Historically a long list of people have hosted the ACM Awards including Reba McE...

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  • Carrie Underwood was recently pulled over for speeding, and now the dashcam footage from her traffic stop has been released online


    Carrie Underwood was recently pulled over for speeding, and now the dashcam footage from her traffic stop has been released online. A police officer in Brentwood, Tenn., an upscale Nashville suburb, pulled Underwood over on Jan. 29 for speeding, and in the video, published by Inside Edition, Underwood apologizes after the police officer as...

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  • Luke Bryan will play 15 stadium dates in 2018


    Luke Bryan will play 15 stadium dates in 2018 and Sam Hunt will be joining him. The What Makes You Country XL Tour begins on May 31 in Toronto.   Bryan, Hunt, Carly Pearce, Morgan Wallen and Jon Pardi will play baseball and football stadiums, including the iconic Fenway Park and Wrigley Field, as wel...

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  • Chris Stapleton's All-American Road Show hits the road again in 2018


    Chris Stapleton's All-American Road Show hits the road again in 2018 including newly confirmed shows at New York's Madison Square Garden, Los Angeles' The Forum. The tour kicks off June 16 in Brandon, MS. and will feature Marty Stuart and Brent Cobb as special guests.   Pre-sale tickets for the Stap...

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  • Grammys 2018: Stapleton, Isbell Big Winners


    Chris Stapleton won three Grammys, while Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit each took home two on Sunday. Stapleton won Best Country Album for "From a Room - Volume 1," Best Country Solo Performance for "Either Way" and Best Country Song for "Broken Halos," which he wrote with Mike Henderson. NOTE...

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  • Keith Urban announced plans a new album and a tour


    Keith Urban announced plans a new album and a tour, with special guest Kelsea Ballerini.  Urban hosted a Facebook Live event from Exit / In in Nashville on Wednesday night (Jan. 17) to share his big news -- and play a pop-up show for media members and fans. During his Exit / In show, Urban announced that his n...

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  • Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row Nashville is now open in one of the most historic buildings on Lower Broadway


    Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row Nashville is now open in one of the most historic buildings on Lower Broadway. To break in the new restaurant and bar, Bentley and friends performed a country cover-filled set packed with unscripted surprise performances by Lauren Alaina, Kelsea Ballerini, Bobby Bones, Brothers Osborne, Ryan Hurd, LANCO, Maddie & Tae, ...

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  • Carrie Underwood will open NBC's Super Bowl LII


    Carrie Underwood will open NBC’s Super Bowl LII on February 4 with a video filmed last year for her anthemic song, “The Champion,” released globally Friday. Underwood co-wrote “The Champion” last year with fellow songwriters Brett James, Chris DeStefano, and Christopher Bridges PKA Ludacris, who Underwood asked to coll...

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  • Zac Brown and winemaker John Killebrew have released Z. Alexander Brown 2016


    Zac Brown and winemaker John Killebrew have released Z. Alexander Brown 2016 Uncaged Chardonnay, their collection's first white wine. Brown and Killebrew launched Z. Alexander Brown a year ago, introducing a cabernet sauvignon and proprietary red blend.  ...

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  • Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Thomas Rhett and Chris Stapleton are featured on the "2018 Grammy Nominees" album


    Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Thomas Rhett and Chris Stapleton are featured on the “2018 Grammy Nominees” album, set to be released on Jan. 12. The 21-track album features more than two dozen of the Grammy’s top contenders, including a strong country music contingency: Little Big Town (“Better Man”), Thomas Rhett featur...

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  • Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley: 25 Things You Don't Know About Me


    Brian Kelley, one-half of the hit country duo Florida Georgia Line spilled 25 things you might not know about him to Us Weekly! 1. My wife, Brittney, makes me the happiest. 2. Our go-to pre-­performance ritual is to circle up with our band, crew, family and friends and say a prayer before taking the stage....

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  • Kacey Musgraves has announced that her new album


    Kacey Musgraves has announced that her new album, “Golden Hour”, is set to drop in the first half of the year. Musgraves opens up about the new project in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, describing the project as "trippy." She drew inspiration from a number of places, including '70s disco group the Bee Gee...

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  • Carrie Underwood has shared a new video montage


    Carrie Underwood has shared a new video montage set to the song, “What I Never Knew I Always Wanted.” The clip is the same one shown on the big-screen during Underwood shows on her massive Storyteller Tour during the song, and is taken from the singer’s recently-released live concert film, "Carrie Underwood: The Storyteller Tour &...

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  • George Strait has been named the 2018 Texan of the Year


    George Strait has been named the 2018 Texan of the Year for his efforts to aid Hurricane Harvey victims. To date, Strait’s charity initiatives have raised more than $50 million to support those affected by the storm. The Texas Legislative Conference will present the award to Strait during a reception on March 22 in New Braunfels. The nonpartisan o...

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  • It's a boy for Jason Aldean and wife Brittany


    It's a boy for Jason Aldean and wife Brittany, who gave birth to the couple's first child together Friday. Baby Memphis was born at 1:29 p.m., weighing 9 lbs., 5 oz. Aldean is also the father of two girls, Keeley and Kendyl, from his previous marriage. ...

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  • Blake Shelton is astonished at the crazy reaction he's experienced after reports circulated that he was spotted with Speaker of the House


    Blake Shelton is astonished at the crazy reaction he's experienced after reports circulated that he was spotted with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. Shelton recently launched a venue called Ole Red in Tishomingo, Okla., and he and girlfriend Gwen Stefaniwere spotted there on Wednesday night (Nov. 29). Loca...

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  • Tim McGraw and Faith Hill debuted at No. 1


    Tim McGraw and Faith Hill debuted at No. 1 on the country albums chart with "The Rest Of Our Life". It also took the No. 2 spot on the Top 200 chart. The album sold more than 98,000 copies in its first week. Garth Brooks was fourth with "The Anthology: Part I," combining five CDs, mainly with different versions ...

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  • Keith Urban Buys Nicole Kidman Her NYC Dream House


    Country music star Keith Urban is purchasing a lavish $39 million Manhattan townhouse for his wife Nicole Kidman... so she can take her acting career to Broadway. Urban bought the six-story Upper East Side townhouse — which Michael Jackson once called home — so Kidman can pursue her stage dreams in the city after s...

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  • Kelsea Ballerini will headline CBS-TV's Thanksgiving Day Parade


    Kelsea Ballerini will headline CBS-TV's Thanksgiving Day Parade, airing live tomorrow (Thursday) at 9am ET. Ballerini will also appear on the Nickelodeon HALO Awards 2017 on Sunday (11/26) at 7 p.m. ET/PT (across Nickelodeon, TeenNick, and Nicktoons). She will present Kelly Clarkson with the notable HALO Hall of Fame Award during the compelling &ldq...

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  • Country Music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis Dead at 85


    Country legend Lonnie Melvin (“Mel”) Tillis died Sunday morning in Ocala, Florida.   According to a statement made by his publicist, Tillis battled intestinal issues and reportedly suffered respiratory failure. Known for iconic songs like “Coca-Cola Cowboy” and “I Ain’t Never,” Tillis is a Country Musi...

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  • Eddie Montgomery will continue to make music without Troy Gentry


    Eddie Montgomery will continue to make music without Troy Gentry. In a new interview with People, the singer opens up about the death of the other half of Montgomery Gentry, and how he plans to move forward without his friend. Montgomery reveals that Montgomery Gentry's fans, as wel...

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  • Carrie Underwood is recuperating from injuries sustained in a fall on steps outside her home


    Carrie Underwood is recuperating from injuries sustained in a fall on steps outside her home. In a statement Sunday on Twitter, Underwood thanked her fans for messages of support following her fall Friday night. She wrote:  "Thanks so much for all the well wishes everybody...I’ll be alright...might just take some time......

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  • Kenny Chesney will have the number one album in the U.S.


    Kenny Chesney will have the number one album in the U.S. when the charts are out on Tuesday with his live release, "Live in No Shoes Nation." His eighth chart topper, the CD moved 219,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Nov. 2. All but 2,000 were in traditional album sales. The figure includes traditional album sales, track eq...

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  • Blake Shelton will support his new album "Texoma" Shore with a brand new 2018 tour


    Blake Shelton will support his new album "Texoma" Shore with a brand new 2018 tour beginning in February. Country artists Brett Eldredge, Carly Pearce and Trace Adkins will join Shelton on the ‘Country Music Freaks Tour’. The 14-date tour will focus in the Midwest and Southeast, beginning in Tulsa’s...

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  • Blake Shelton will launch his new clothing line


    Blake Shelton will launch his new clothing line "BS by Blake Shelton" Nov. 2 at Macy's Herald Square location in New York City.   Singer/songwriter Ashla Taylor has signed a label deal (with West End Music Group/ADA). Her first release is the infectious and relatable single, “Truth Is". ...

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  • Blake Shelton released details for his upcoming album "Texoma Shore"


    Blake Shelton released details for his upcoming album “Texoma Shore”. The 11th studio album features contributions from hit songwriters Craig Wiseman, Dallas Davidson, Ben Hayslip, Josh Osborne and more. There also is a song Shelton co-wrote entitled “Turnin’ Me On”. The album’s title was inspired by the Lake Texoma w...

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  • Chris Stapleton brought a Hollywood pal on stage during his show at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena


    Chris Stapleton brought a Hollywood pal on stage during his show at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena: actor Chris Pratt showed up to make "Tennessee Whiskey" a duet. Pratt also thanked the singer, his wife Morgane and the men and women serving overseas to protect our country. The actor is also a big...

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  • Keith Urban has been invited to speak at the 2018 South by Southwest


    Keith Urban has been invited to speak at the 2018 South by Southwest music conference in Austin, Texas. The country singer will appear under the festival's Music Culture and Stories banner.   The long-running South by Southwest event gathers influencers from music, film, technology and more, and this year will be held from March 9th through 18th...

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  • Keith Urban will appear on an upcoming CBS television broadcast


    Keith Urban will appear on an upcoming CBS television broadcast, "Grammy’s Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special", broadcast on Friday, Nov. 24, from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. The retrospective will be packed with standout moments from the past 59 years of Grammy history and will feature exclusive interviews and appearances by ...

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  • Dierks Bentley paid a visit to Las Vegas


    Dierks Bentley paid a visit to Las Vegas on Monday in the wake of the recent mass shooting there, and he took some time out to visit with first responders who have worked so diligently since the tragedy unfolded on Oct. 1. Dierks posted a video and a handful of photos on Instagram to document his experience. One photo's features him...

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  • Shania Twain has the top-selling release on Billboard


    Shania Twain has the top-selling release on Billboard in the U.S. with "Now," her first disc in 15 years.  "Now" moved137,000 equivalent album units with 134,000 of that being traditional album sales. Twain had the lone country CD in the top 10.     Coming in directly behind Shania on the chart is the late&...

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  • Faith Hill and Tim McGraw urged fans to unite in healing after the Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooting in Las Vegas


    Faith Hill and Tim McGraw urged fans to unite in healing after the Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooting in Las Vegas, Nev., where more than 50 people were killed and more than 500 were injured. The married country stars both shared a statement on their respective Instagram accounts. "The world has endured so many tragedies this year. Each on...

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  • Blake Shelton kissed girlfriend Gwen Stefani during a concert in Oklahoma


    Blake Shelton kissed girlfriend Gwen Stefani during a concert in Oklahoma on Friday, and embarrassed her when he talked about their beginning of their romance. The No Doubt singer joined the country superstar on stage at a private concert for 150 fans to promote the opening of his first Ole Red restaurant in Shelton’s adopted hometown of Tishoming...

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  • Garth Brooks has announced plans for a five-part multimedia series


    Garth Brooks has announced plans for a five-part multimedia series, "Garth Brooks: The Anthology", which will take readers inside Brooks’ career and rise to country superstardom. Part 1 of the anthology, due out on Nov. 14, is titled "The First Five Years" and will be an in-depth look at the first five years of Brooks’ career, as tol...

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  • Luke Bryan Nabs 2nd Judge's Seat on ABC's "American Idol" Reboot


    Luke Bryan has reportedly landed the second seat as a judge on the rebooted "American Idol" series, alongside Katy Perry. Sources say the the deal is NOT officially done yet, but the country singer is confirmed as the second judge. The details of his payment and perks are unclear for now, but he’s expected to sign on wit...

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