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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2012/07/12
Luke Bryan is catching some heat for checking lyrics written on his hand while he was singing the national anthem at Tuesday night's Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Luke Tweets, "I had a few key words written down to ensure myself that...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2012/07/12
Kenny Chesney's Welcome to the Fishbowl is the nation's top-selling country album for a third week. It sold another 43,000 copies last week, according to SoundScan figures, bringing it to nearly 300,000 so far. Lionel Richie's Tuskegee takes...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2012/07/11
Tim McGraw has experienced a career first with his new single, "Truck Yeah." The song, which is his first with Big Machine Records, is the highest-debuting single in his solo career. On his website, Tim says, "Country radio has given me an...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2012/07/11
Brantley Gilbert wears a baseball hat all the time. Sometimes, he even wears it to bed. "I actually leave it on sometimes in the shower on accident," Brantley recently told reporters. "It's just like a piece of my body almost. It's...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2012/07/10
Martina McBride has packed up her family and moved to Los Angeles -- temporarily. She writes on MartinaMcBride.com that the purpose of the move is two-fold. Her middle daughter, Emma, wants to pursue a career in acting and will be taking...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2012/07/10
Taylor Swift is up to something! Check out the very cryptic message she just posted on Facebook: "I'm writing you from Nashville, where I just sat in a big room with a lot of people and made a lot of decisions about a lot of things happening...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2012/07/10
Blake Shelton has to defend his title on ``The Voice,'' and he's bringing in celebrity adviser Michael Buble to do it. Taping for the next season is underway in Los Angeles. Michael says he's having a terrific time working with Blake Shelton...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2012/07/09
Miranda Lambert is sick. She had to cancel and postpone her weekend shows as a result. Her publicist says Miranda is under the care of her doctor and hopes to return to the road next weekend. She missed the Jam in the Valley festival in...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2012/07/06
Kix Brooks will release his solo debut, New to This Town, on September 11th. He says that writing the songs for the project made him feel like he did when he was first getting into music. Kix describes the project as "kind of fun and games...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2012/07/06
Congratulations to Kenny Chesney, who celebrates his second week at number-one with Welcome to the Fishbowl. The album sold another 61,000 copies, according to the latest SoundScan figures. That's down 68-percent from last week. Luke Bryan's...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2012/07/05
Gloriana are teasing the release of their new album, A Thousand Miles Left Behind, with a special web-series on CMT.com. The series will focus on the stories behind the songs on the project, which hits stores on July 31st. The first webisode,...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2012/07/05
Taylor Swift is making the world a better smelling place. She's releasing a new fragrance called Wonderstruck Enchanted in October. Taylort calls it the next chapter in the story of her Wonderstruck fragrance. She says wonderstruck is about...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2012/07/04
About 75 fans took Jake Owen up on his offer after he Tweeted, "To celebrate our awesome news, we are going to a movie tonight in Nashville Wanna join...Gonna see Ted. I'm buying." He and Lacey Buchanan were celebrating the news of her...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2012/07/03
Congratulations go out to Jake Owen and his wife, Lacey, who are expecting their first child. According to People, the couple will welcome a baby girl in November. They found out they were expecting after Jake had asked Lacey's father's...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2012/07/03
Alan Jackson needs your help finding his very first guitar. According to USA Weekend, the instrument -- an Aria acoustic -- was on loan to the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, but had also been on display elsewhere when Alan changed managers. He...

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Posted by Shane Macaulay on 2012/06/22
Food Network has ordered up more episodes of Trisha Yearwood cooking show, Trisha's Southern Kitchen. She says, "It was such a great experience, and the positive response from viewers was overwhelming and truly gratifying. I've always believed ...

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Posted by Shane Macaulay on 2012/06/22
Wynonna Judd married Cactus Moser in a private Nashville ceremony on June 10th. Wy's kids Grace and Elijah were on hand, but her mother and sister were not. For pictures and more details, pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on stands June 22nd.

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2012/06/21
Food Network has ordered up more episodes of Trisha Yearwood cooking show, Trisha's Southern Kitchen. She says, "It was such a great experience, and the positive response from viewers was overwhelming and truly gratifying. I've always...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2012/06/21
Wynonna Judd married Cactus Moser in a private Nashville ceremony on June 10th. Wy's kids Grace and Elijah were on hand, but her mother and sister were not. For pictures and more details, pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on stands June...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2012/06/20
Brad Paisley and Keith Urban have competed for entertainer of the year, for male vocalist and for album of the year. But 2012 was the first time they squared off for the title of "Country Big Daddy." And it was Brad who took home the...

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