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Garth Brooks' next studio album will be titled Fun

Garth Brooks' next studio album will be titled "Fun". He unveiled the album's title during his Jan. 21 episode of Inside Studio G, noting, "The title of the album was sparked because making it has been such a fun process to go through. Being able to go in and out of the studio while being on the tour, working with the same guys, it’s been amazing.&q...
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Jimmie Allen handled a fight from the stage during a show

Jimmie Allen handled a fight from the stage during a show in Rootstown, Ohio Jan. 11. Allen didn't stand for the nonsense, quickly taking matters into his own hands, as a fan recorded and posted on social media. After calling out for the troublemaker to "relax," the singer ordered, "Get this clown outta here so we can have a good time. Rol...
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Kid Rock Stirs Up Controversy With Bar Sign Shaped Like A Woman's Butt

Kid Rock has started a controversy in Nashville because of a large sign planned for his new bar. The 20-foot-tall neon sign will feature a giant guitar where the base of the guitar is intentionally shaped like a woman’s butt. Metro Council approved everything for the sign to go up. The Mayor even signed into law the council resolution authori...
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Michael Ray and Carly Pearce announced their engagement

Michael Ray and Carly Pearce announced their engagement, 6 months after going public with their romance. Michael got down on one knee and asked Carly to marry him during their vacation in Tulum, Mexico, on Dec. 19. Michael and Carly have both shared messages on social media regarding the happy occasion, with Carly writing: "The man of my ...
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Trisha Yearwood Debuts Frank Sinatra Tribute Album Through Williams Sonoma

Trisha Yearwood debuted her new album, "Let’s Be Frank",  a tribute to Frank Sinatra at Williams Sonoma.  Yearwood’s first full-length solo record in over a decade, arrives today at Williams Sonoma stores nationwide and will be available everywhere Feb. 15 on Yearwood’s Gwendolyn Records.   Yearwood re...
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Carrie Underwood Subtly Slams Sports Illustrated Producer

Carrie Underwood showed off her class Monday morning when she resisted taking the bait after a Sports Illustrated producer insulted her music. Jessica Smetana, a producer and showrunner for Sports Illustrated, tweeted “we hate the new Carrie Underwood song” after NBC began tweeting a...
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The Route 91 Harvest Festival may return to Las Vegas

The Route 91 Harvest Festival may return to Las Vegas, Nev., in 2019.  During a music industry conference in Las Vegas, representatives from the festival's parent company, Live Nation, shared that they are making plans to bring the event back. The event did not occur in 2018, after it was the site of a mass shooting in which 58 people were kill...
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Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry died as a result of his helicopter pilot's error

The National Transportation Safety Board concluded the pilot cut the engine too soon as he attempted to make an emergency landing back in September 2017. Gentry and the pilot were killed when they crashed in a field in Medford, NJ. According to the NTSB's report, the pilot's mistake led to an uncontrolled descent and instead of landing at nearby Flying W Ai...
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Luke Combs is engaged!

The singer shared the news with fans on his Instagram on Thursday evening, along with a picture of Combs and girlfriend Nicole Hocking posing against the backdrop of a Maui sunset. However, according to the post's caption, the actual proposal may not have taken place in nearly as scenic a location. Luke writes, "She said yes a while ago, but this is a way better place to...
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Judge Judy is Now the Highest-Paid TV Host

Judge Judy (Sheindlin) is officially the highest-paid host on TV, pushing Ellen DeGeneres into second place. Judy sold the rights to past and future episodes of the show to CBS for an estimated $100 million last year. Combined with salaries for hosting the show and producing “Hot Bench”, Sheindlin brought in $147 million. ...
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15 Things You Should Never Say on Thanksgiving

You love your family. But chances are, you’re sharing the table with at least a few wacky characters this Thanksgiving. To keep the spirit of the holiday alive (and argument-free), there are some topics that just shouldn’t be broached.   Talking politics, for instance, is a huge no-no. You might not want to bring up finances or scandalous secrets. This muc...
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Kelly Clarkson To Perform At Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Kelly Clarkson has officially been added to the star-studded list of performers for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. She will be joining previously announced performers Bad Bunny, Barenaked Ladies, Bazzi, Ally Brooke, Kane Brown, Brynn Cartelli, Jack & Jack, John Legend, Leona Lewis, Ella Mai, Tegan Marie, Martina McBride, Rita...
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Vince Gill has postponed several shows due to being hospitalized

Vince Gill has postponed several shows due to being hospitalized with a kidney stone that made him miss the CMA Awards. The 61-year old singer-songwriter and guitarist was slated to perform alongside longtime friend and former bandmate Ricky Skaggs at the 2018 CMA Awards on Wednesday night but was forced to cancel that appearance at the last minute after bei...
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Luke Combs is kicking an old habit thanks to his girlfriend

Luke Combs is kicking an old habit thanks to his girlfriend.  He tells Taste of Country he finally ditched chewing tobacco with a little loving coercion. Combs says, "I'm trying to quit dipping — well actually, I have quit. It was 'cause of my girlfriend. She hated that I dipped and you know it was just time. Time t...
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Kelsea Ballerini shut down an internet troll who took to Instagram

Kelsea Ballerini shut down an internet troll who took to Instagram attempting to slam her physical appearance. The country singer shared a screenshot of what happened when one social media user decided to tell her to "lose some weight."  Ballerini fired back:  "I'm not responding to this to give you attention b...
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Brett Young married longtime love Taylor Mills on Saturday

Brett Young married longtime love Taylor Mills on Saturday in Palm Springs, California in front of more than 200 of their closest friends and family. The newlyweds exchanged personalized vows during an emotional ceremony that was officiated by Young’s father Brad, a pastor, and Van Hazelitt, Young’s manager and groomsman. Mills wor...
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Blake Shelton has announced the Friends and Heroes 2019 Tour

Blake Shelton has announced the Friends and Heroes 2019 Tour, featuring the Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson, Trace Adkins and Lauren Alaina. The trek is scheduled to begin on Feb. 14 in Oklahoma City, Okla., and run through March 23, when it will conclude in Albany, N.Y. Fans can get access to a pre-sale by signing up for Shelton's ...
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Carrie Underwood is building a new home for her family in Nashville

Carrie Underwood is building a new home for her family in Nashville, Tennessee.   The country star is currently constructing another house, with just months to go until she is set to welcome her second child with husband Mike Fisher. Workers have been pictured finishing last-minute touches on the nearly completed mansion befor...
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Keith Urban invited a bachelorette party onstage

Keith Urban invited a bachelorette party onstage mid-show during his recent Graffiti U World Tour stop in Hershey, Pa. Bride-to-be, Dawn Kitch, jokingly said: “Chad is going to kill me. He told me not to bring you home tonight,” she said. “I’m open to it. I’m not married until Saturday.” Keith then called Ch...
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Garth Brooks is going back on the road

While saying that he intended to take off 2019, he, instead, announced the North American Stadium Tour, hitting five stadiums per year for the next three years. Brooks announced the first two venues as State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. and The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis. Concert dates and ticket on-sale information will be announced very soon. Br...
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Kane Brown married his fiancée

Kane Brown married his fiancée, music management student and fellow singer Katelyn Jae, on Friday evening outside of Nashville. The ceremony was held in front of about 200 friends and family. The couple’s pastor officiated, while their wedding party was comprised of family (both of Jae’s brothers), bandmates (Brown’s guitar...
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2018 American Music Awards: Country Winners

The American Music Awards' 2018 winners were crowd Tuesday night in Los Angeles, Calif. Kane Brown and Florida Georgia Line led the list of country nominees at this year's show, with three nods each -- and Brown took home all three of the awards for which he was nominated. Brown was named Favorite Male Artist -- Country, an...
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Zac Brown is separating from his wife, Shelly, after a dozen years of marriage

The Zac Brown Band lead singer and Shelly made the announcement in a joint statement, writing:  “We feel blessed to be on such an incredible journey in life and sometimes the journey begins to lead in different directions. It is with deep love and respect that we announce we are separating as a couple." “We have led a whirlwind life together g...
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NBC Is Test Shooting A Kelly Clarkson Talk Show

Kelly Clarkson has begun shooting tests for her new daytime talk show set to premiere next fall on NBC. Sources say that NBC has been working to keep details of the show top secret and only a handful of executives were allowed on set. Clarkson practiced her opening entrance by coming out on Stage singing, which is a pay on Ellen DeGeneres&r...
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Alan Jackson shared a heartfelt message via Instagram

Alan Jackson shared a heartfelt message via Instagram regarding the death of his son-in-law, Ben Selecman, who passed away on Sept. 12 after a boating accident. Ben, who was an assistant DA in Nashville, married Alan’s oldest daughter, Mattie, in October 2017. In addition to the message, Alan shared two photos with Ben. The message:...
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The Pistol Annies' third album "Interstate Gospel" will be released on Nov. 2

The trio’s Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley originally revealed the 14-song track list via an old school postcard campaign to fans last week. Pre-orders come with instant downloads of the title track, “Best Years of My Life” and “Got My Name Changed Back.” To support the album, the Grammy-nominated group...
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Kelsea Ballerini will release the deluxe edition of her album, "Unapologetically"

Kelsea Ballerini will release the deluxe edition of her album, "Unapologetically", on October 26. It will feature sixteen tracks including "Fun and Games," "I Think I Fell in Love Today," "Landslide" (Live from Nashville), and "This Feeling" (The Chainsmokers). Ballerini originally released the album in November 2017 after ...
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Dustin Lynch was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry family

Dustin Lynch was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry family on Tuesday night... by his girl Reba McEntire. McEntire was a hush-hush addition to the night's schedule, as she'd been brought in to surprise induct Lynch, who has a longstanding crush on her. After performing a live set, Lynch was at a loss for words when Reba appeared onstage....
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Garth Brooks has sold just shy of 85,000 tickets for Notre Dame

Garth Brooks has sold just shy of 85,000 tickets for Notre Dame. The concert will be on Saturday, October 20th at 7:00 PM ET. Garth Brooks will be the first-ever concert event at Notre Dame. The concert is sponsored by Amazon Music. There are a few single seats left. Tickets can only be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com/garthbrooks or e...
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Jason Aldean has been forced to cancel his Friday night tour stop

Jason Aldean has been forced to cancel his Friday night tour stop in Cincinnati, Ohio, at the Riverbend Music Center "due to the unprecedented amount of rainfall over the past few days causing the Ohio River to rise above flood stage". The show apparently will not be rescheduled, and refunds for ticketholders will be available at point of purchase. ...
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NFL Fans Hated Carrie Underwood's New Sunday Night Football Theme Song

NFL fans hated Carrie Underwood's new 'Sunday Night Football' theme song. Two seasons after Underwood first debuted a new Sunday Night Football song, she broke out yet another musical update for Week 1’s broadcast of Bears-Packers. In this version, “Ohhhhhhh Sunday Night” was replaced by “GAME ON!” ...
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Garth Brooks revealed the final details for a concert at Notre Dame Stadium

Brooks will headline the approximate 80,000-seat venue 7 p.m. Oct. 20. His show is the first concert ever held at the 88-year-old football facility. Garth confirmed the date for his show, originally announced in general terms last month, Monday morning on Twitter. Tickets for the event go on sale at 9 a.m. Sept. 14.  Tickets will only b...
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Gretchen Wilson Arrested at Connecticut Airport

Gretchen Wilson was arrested at an airport near Hartford, Connecticut after police say she became "belligerent" toward troopers. State police said they initially showed up to deal with a "minor disturbance" on an incoming flight and were interviewing Wilson on a runway when they arrested her. Sources say Gretchen ...
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Luke Bryan is now country music's highest-paid artist, edging Garth Brooks

Luke Bryan is now country music's highest-paid artist, edging Garth Brooks out of his three-year run at the top of the annual list from Forbes.  Luke brought home a remarkable $52 million over the past 12 months. His extensive touring schedule, including his 2018 What Makes You Country Tour as well as his 2018 Farm Tour, garnered a large part o...
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