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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/30
During a recent show at Joe's Bar in Chicago, Miranda Lambert was performing some of the songs she plans to play on her upcoming tour.  About halfway through "Tin Man", she stopped to address the crowd about their talking, saying, "I hear...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/30
During a recent interview, Brantley Gilbert revealed his sensitive side when he was asked about his favourite movie.  He is a big fan of The Notebook and he also likes to watch the History Channel and really enjoys the treasure-hunting show,...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/27
Luke Bryan and Cole Swindell will both be part of a benefit concert for people in Georgia impacted by the storms that killed at least 20 people this past weekend.  American Idol's Phillip Phillips and songwriter Dallas Davidson will also take...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/27
Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott will be launching her own clothing line called LaBellum.  It will feature modern, bohemian fashions.  The line be available April 1st.  Hillary shared the news with her fans on Facebook and Instagram.

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/26
The Grammys are coming up in a couple of weeks and Kelsea Ballerini is up for an award.  At the moment she is not focused on finding an outfit for the show.  She's focused on getting back to the gym.  She's been in Australia recently with her...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/26
A week ago Women's Marches took place in several cities around the world.  At the time Taylor Swift tweeted, "So much love, pride, and respect for those who marched. I'm proud to be a woman today, and every day."  She took some heat.  Not for...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/26
Brothers Osbourne are headed up by brothers John and TJ. Did you know they have the same names, but in reverse?  John is the oldest by two years.  His full name is John Thomas.  When TJ came along his parents were having a discussion about what...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/25
Luke Bryan announced yesterday that his launching his new Huntin', Fishin' and Lovin' Everyday Tour in May.  Brett Eldredge will be joining him for the tour and Lauren Alaina, Granger Smith and others will be performing at various stops.  Luke...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/25
Lee Brice and his wife Sara did the most adorable gender reveal with their two boys, Ryker and Takoda.  They posted a video to Instagram that shows them giving the boys two cupcakes and explaining that if the inside is blue, they are having a boy...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/25
Lady Antebellum stopped by Ellen yesterday (Jan. 24) to perform their new single, "You Look Good", but they also took part in her water balloon game called, Oops My Water Broke.  Charles Kelley sat there while Hillary Scott, Dave Haywood and...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/25
Congratulations to Dan+Shay's Shay Mooney and Hannah Billingsley on the birth of their first child.  The couple welcomed a baby boy yesterday (Jan. 24) and they have named him Asher James.  They shared the news on Instagram with friends and...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/24
In a recent interview, Brantley Gilbert opened up about his battle with drugs and alcohol, which landed him in rehab in 2011.  He sought help at a Nashville-based rehab facility, where he met face-to-face with Keith Urban, who was also a...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/24
Luke Bryan will be a mentor for Team Blake on Season 12 of The Voice.  He will help team members with song arrangement and stage presence during the battle rounds.  The Voice returns on February 27th with Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/23
Maren Morris was recently featured in People magazine and she talked about having one of her songs recorded by Tim McGraw.  The song is called "Last Turn Home" and it was on his Sundown Heaven Town album.  "To have Tim be the first person to ever...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/23
Darius Rucker was given the Randy Owen Angels Among Us award by St. Jude Children's Hospital because of his long-time support of the organization.  According to a press release, the award recognizes individuals who have "made exceptional and...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/23
Luke Bryan announced that he will be performing the national anthem at this year's Super Bowl on Sunday, February 5th.  Luke will be the first country act since Carrie Underwood in 2010 to sing the anthem at the Super Bowl. 

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/20
Congratulations to Justin Moore and his wife Kate....they are expecting baby number four.  Justin made the announcement on Instagram. "Kate and I would like to let all of you know that we will be adding to our family, once again. No more dogs,...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/20
Dierks Bentley got ready for his show in Dayton, Ohio by getting naked and sitting in a tub of ice for 15 minutes.  Apparently, the ice is supposed to energize you.  Dierks has posted a video of his latest adventure to Facebook.

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/20
Kelsea Ballerini is taking a two week break from social media.  She is going to spend the time writing, recording and completing her new album.  Kelsea let her fans know with a simple post and a picture of a sunset.

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/19
Lady Antebellum have announced plans for a new album and tour.  They will release Heart Break, their 6th studio album, on June 9th.  The trio will also kick off their You Look Good World Tour on May 26th with Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young...

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