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Posted by Terry Sweeney on 2013/03/05
Big & Rich received Country Radio Seminar's 2013 Artist Humanitarian Award this week. Big & Rich's charitable endeavors date back more than a decade. The duo's humanitarian efforts have ranged from visiting individual patients in hospitals,...

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Posted by Terry Sweeney on 2013/03/05
The Band Perry announced Monday that the trio's new disc, "Pioneer," will contain a dozen songs when released April 5, including the hit Better Dig Two. The Band Perry co-wrote 9 of the 12 tracks, produced by Dann Huff, for their new cd...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2013/03/04
Kenny Chesney got back to his roots this weekend, headlining a free acoustic gig at the Hog's Breath Saloon in Key West, Florida. Titled Keg In the Keys, the three-hour show attracted nearly 5,000 people to the local watering hole for a...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2013/03/04
Mindy McCready's music business friends will pay tribute to her memory on Wednesday in Nashville. A service will be held at 4 p.m. at Nashville's Cathedral of the Incarnation. Bekka Bramlett, Lorrie Morgan and Bryan White are expected to perform.

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2013/03/04
Darius Rucker will kick off his first country headlining tour -- the True Believers tour -- on May 9th in Estero, Florida. Opening some dates will be Jana Kramer, Rodney Atkins and Justin Moore. Sheryl Crow and Gloriana will join him for his...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2013/03/04
Toby Keith's bass player was killed in a two-car crash on Wednesday in Oklahoma. Toby says he's "deeply saddened" by the death of 54-year-old Carl "Chuck" Goff Junior, who has been his friend for 25 years. Goff is credited with co-writing ...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2013/03/01
Wynonna Judd says Dancing With the Stars will be a great opportunity to improve her health and get back into shape -- which has been on the back burner ever since her husband Cactus Moser’s leg was amputated following a motorcycle accident...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2013/03/01
Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Taylor Swift have joined the all-star concert special ACM Presents: Tim McGraw’s Superstar Summer Night. The show tapes on April 8th -- the day after the ACM Awards -- at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas....

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2013/03/01
Keith Urban is dishing on who will win American Idol -- and he says it’s time for a female champ. Keith thinks that Kree Harrison is definitely one to watch. “Certainly Kree is an extraordinarily gifted singer in an unusual way, because...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2013/03/01
First-time Grammy winners Little Big Town got some great news this week. They found out they each get a Best Country Duo/Group Performance Grammy trophy for “Pontoon" -- even though someone had told them during an interview that they would have...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2013/02/28
Brad Paisley is hitting the road this summer with Chris Young and Lee Brice! Brad announced the first string of dates for the Beat This Summer Tour presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. The trek kicks off May 9th in St. Louis,...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2013/02/28
Taylor Swift holds the top-selling country album again with her multi-platinum record Red. It sold another 28,000 copies last week, according to the latest Soundscan figures. Tim McGraw follows at number-two with Two Lanes of Freedom, and Florida...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2013/02/28
Reba McEntire will emcee the star-studded Celebrity Fight Night 19 charity event in Phoenix on March 23rd. This will be Reba’s eighth time hosting the gala with featured guest and boxing legend Muhammad Ali. Billy Ray Cyrus, Billy Crystal,...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2013/02/27
Mindy McCready was laid to rest yesterday in her hometown of Fort Meyers, Florida. About 200 people attended the service at Crossroads Baptist Church, where Mindy's music was played and pictures of her throughout her 37 years were displayed....

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2013/02/27
Garth Brooks has joined the lineup for George Jones's final concert at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on November 22nd. Also new to list are Kid Rock, Shelby Lynne, The Oak Ridge Boys and Sam Moore. Previously announced performers include...

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Posted by Terry Sweeney on 2013/02/26
Eric Church is going global! Eric's first gig abroad is set for April 24th at the Forum in London. His first full-production show of the year is the opening night of Kenny Chesney’s No Shoes Nation tour, March 16th in Tampa, Florida. Other...

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Posted by Terry Sweeney on 2013/02/26
Rascal Flatts have registered their support for K5 Presents, an initiative to promote positive lyrics in songs for kids in kindergarten up to fifth grade. K5 Presents gets kids into the recording studio to record songs with upbeat messages....

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Posted by Terry Sweeney on 2013/02/26
It’s lucky number-13 for Taylor Swift, who's scored her 13th number-one country single on the Mediabase chart this week with “Begin Again.” Tim McGraw follows at number-two with “One of Those Nights,” and The Band Perry are at number-three with...

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Posted by Terry Sweeney on 2013/02/25
Is Kellie Pickler heading for another reality competition? Speculation is Kellie will compete on the next season of Dancing with the Stars. Additional word is she's expected to appear on Tuesday’s Good Morning America, which will have the...

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Posted by Terry Sweeney on 2013/02/25
Luke Bryan is loving life on the road, headlining the sold-out gigs on Dirt Road Diaries tour with Thompson Square and Florida Georgia Line. Luke’s Spring Break … Here To Party album hits stores March 5th. The next day, he performs on Jimmy...

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