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Posted by Terry Sweeney on 2013/04/18
The newly slim Trisha Yearwood was the talk of the recent ACM Awards. She's lost 30 pounds and has gone from a tight size 14 to a slender size 10. But she tells People magazine there isn't a diet she hasn't been on and finally figured out the...

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Posted by Terry Sweeney on 2013/04/18
Taylor Swift, music teacher? She might be able to add that to her resume, now that pal Selena Gomez has turned to her for tips on how to write songs about romantic heartbreak. Selena told Ellen DeGeneres that her BFF has been counseling her ...

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Posted by Terry Sweeney on 2013/04/18
Despite some negative press over “Accidental Racist,” Brad Paisley's Wheelhouse is the nation’s top-selling country album. It sold just north of 100,000 copies last week, according to the latest SoundScan figures. That's also enough to land...

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Posted by Terry Sweeney on 2013/04/18
Jason Aldean's Night Train show at the University of Georgia's Sanford Stadium was a huge success -- and left relatively little damage. The University says the grass underneath the 66,000 fans on the field held up, as did the stadium's iconic...

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Posted by Terry Sweeney on 2013/04/17
Scotty McCreery pitched in to help inner-city kids in Nashville play baseball. He donated $18,000 to Nashville RBI -- which stands for Reviving Baseball in Inner cities. The organization uses baseball and softball to give urban kids the...

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Posted by Terry Sweeney on 2013/04/17
Keith Urban and Vince Gill presented their fourth We're All for the Hall all-star fund raising concert last night (Tuesday) at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena to benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. This year's theme was Rebels...

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Posted by Terry Sweeney on 2013/04/16
Faith Hill has is hanging up her black mini-dress and retiring from her gig opening Sunday Night Football. She writes on Twitter, "Amazing to have been part of SNF -- an honor. I've just let everyone there know it's time to let someone else...

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Posted by Terry Sweeney on 2013/04/16
Lady Antebellum have the number-one country single on the Mediabase chart this week with their infectious “Downtown.”

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Posted by Terry Sweeney on 2013/04/16
Garth Brooks is being sued by a former employee for fraud. According to TMZ, TV producer Lisa Sanderson, who worked for Garth for 20 years trying to get him into movie and TV projects, claims that he killed deals with big studios such as...

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Posted by Terry Sweeney on 2013/04/15
At just 23 years old, Taylor Swift is already one of the most successful music artists of all time, but she's trying not to let fame and fortune go her head.  Taylor insists that in spite of her multi-platinum-selling albums and worldwide...

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Posted by Terry Sweeney on 2013/04/15
Saturday Night Live took one more jab at Brad Paisley's already trampled song about race relations in the United States, "Accidental Racist," during the April 13th installment hosted by Vince Vaughn. A segment of SNL's "Weekend Update"...

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Posted by Terry Sweeney on 2013/04/15
MTV/CMT/VH1 announced that Hunter Hayes will take part in MTV's Artist to Watch Live series and campaign with a concert livestreamed on June 18 from New York's Webster Hall on MTV.com. The show will coincide with the release of "Hunter...

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Posted by Terry Sweeney on 2013/04/15
When the Florida Georgia Line guys get their "Shine On," they leave Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard behind and take on alter egos. Brian becomes "Cousin Eddie," while Tyler transforms in "Skyler." Tyler says it happens "late nights, when we...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2013/04/12
No need to go through Sugarland withdrawal while Jennifer Nettles is on maternity leave -- Kristian Bush just launched a website to keep in touch with fans. KristianBush.com includes lots of photos from his childhood and his time with his first...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2013/04/12
The guys in the Eli Young Band say they're getting a great reaction on the road to a song they haven't even recorded. And it's because fans have posted the performance on YouTube. The song is "Drunk Last Night," which isn't exactly what you...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2013/04/12
Blake Shelton only has eyes for his wife Miranda Lambert. In fact, the Oklahoma native is so devoted to his bride of almost two years that he refuses to even play a love interest in any of his videos."Since I've been married, I won't go there...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2013/04/11
The Band Perry have the nation’s top-selling country album this week with Pioneer. It sold 129,000 copies last week, according to the latest SoundScan data. Blake Shelton’s Based on a True Story follows at number-two, and Florida Georgia Line’s...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2013/04/11
After the ACM’s Sunday night, Miranda Lambert told reporters that she and Blake will be standing together forever. “You know, it’s not easy all the time being on opposite sides of the country and, you know, travelling and all that,” she said....

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2013/04/11
LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian are reportedly pitching a TV sitcom based on their lives. A source claims the pair, who have been married two years, "would play versions of themselves, kind of like on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm.'" The insider adds...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2013/04/11
Lee Brice and  Jerrod Niemann, who were in Las Vegas for last weekend's ACM Awards, don't party like they used to. With Lee's upcoming wedding in mind, the pair thought a bachelor party was in order. But no "Hangover"-style hijinks took place....

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