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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/10/13
Jason Aldean returned to the stage last night in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for the first time since the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting.   He shared with the crowd that he had been struggling with figuring out how to play the show "because I really ...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/10/13
The nominees for the 2017 American Music Awards were revealed yesterday.  Garth Brooks is nominated in the all-genre Tour of the Year category against Coldplay and U2.  The show airs live on ABC on November 19th at 8pm. Other country artists ...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/10/13
With all of the horrible tragedies that have been happening lately, CMT has decided to change their annual Artists of the Year ceremony into a night of hope and healing.  The show will feature artists from different genres, never before seen ...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/10/12
A 10 DVD set of the greatest moments from the CMA Awards will be released next year.  It covers five decades of the awards show and features 127 performances, including Merle Haggard singing "Okie From Muskogee" in 1970, Dolly Parton and Kenny...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/10/12
Keith Urban will be representing country music when he is featured in an upcoming CBS television special, Grammy's Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special.  The special will focus on some of the most memorable Grammy moments, including ...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/10/11
Wednesday night was an emotional one for Eric Church at the Grand Ole Opry.  He shared a new song, "Why Not Me", that he wrote in honor of Sonny Melton, who died Sunday while shielding his wife from the gunfire.  The couple had travelled from ...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/10/11
It's been 15 years since she released her last album, but Shania picked up right where she left off.  Her album Now has debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart. She also had the biggest sales for a country artist by a female...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/10/11
Dustin Lynch has more than a million Facebook followers, but staying constantly active on social media isn't necessarily how he wants to interact with his fans.  "I've found, so far, it's just valuable for me to have an off switch and a reset...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/10/11
Dierks Bentley flew to Las Vegas on Monday (Oct. 9) to visit with first responders and hospital staff at the University Medical Centre of Southern Nevada.  He shared a number of videos and pictures on social media that show him flying in to...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/10/11
After spending a recording setting 34 weeks in the number one spot on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, Sam Hunt's "Body Like a Back Road" has been dethroned by Kane Brown's "What Ifs". "Body Like a Back Road" destroyed the previous record...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/10/10
Luke Bryan knew he made it when he was the answer to a question on Jeopardy.  He posted a video that shows the moment that the question "For great American music, this state gave us Luke Bryan & R.E.M." appears on the screen. Contestant...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/10/10
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will release their collaborative album, The Rest of Our Life, on November 17th.  The album features 11 tracks, including "Speak to a Girl", which earned the couple a CMA nomination for Musical Event of the Year.

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/10/10
Jason Aldean and his wife Brittany met with victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Brittany shared a picture of them looking at the Mandalay Bay hotel on Sunday.  "Feels surreal being back in Vegas today," she wrote. "Visiting some of...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/10/06
Kane Brown surprised his mom with a special birthday gift earlier this week.  This past week was a difficult one for his mom.  She was worried about her son, who had been onstage in Las Vegas just hours before the shooting started and then her...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/10/06
Jimmy Buffett is calling his next album "Buried Treasure" because that's what it is. More than 125 songs that he recorded as demos in 1969 were found when producer Buzz Cason sold his studio a few years ago. The album has 11 acoustic...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/10/06
Carrie Underwood's Storyteller Tour - Stories in the Round film is being released November 17th. Carrie is looking forward to seeing it again. "We had the best time on 'The Storyteller Tour' performing for the fans last year. The amazing...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/10/05
In an Instagram post, Brittany Aldean shared her thoughts and fears about Sunday's shooting.  She said that her first thought was not to run away but to run toward her husband who was onstage. "I was not with Jason, but with some friends in...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/10/05
In a Facebook post, Luke Bryan wants his fans to know that he and his team will be doing everything they can to keep the fans attending his final 2017 Farm Tour shows safe. "We are greatly saddened by the event that took place in Vegas and are...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/10/05
Dierks Bentley shared a picture on Instagram on Wednesday that shows him donating blood for the victims in Las Vegas.  Dierks said that he has been finding it hard to smile since the tragic event on Sunday but because of the other donors and...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/10/05
Kenny Chesney has another number one single with "All the Pretty Girls".  It has hit the top spot on Billboard's Country Airplay chart.  Thomas Rhett's Life Changes is the top country album for the third straight week and Midland has the ...

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