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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/06/01
The Academy of Country Music has announced the 2017 winners of their special awards for the upcoming 2017 ACM Honours Ceremony.  Kelsesa Ballerini will receive the Gene Weed Milestone Award for her "unprecedented or outstanding achievement in...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/06/01
With one little girl here and one on the way, Thomas Rhett is going to be living in a house full of women.  According to his wife, Lauren, he got his wish.  She was on Instagram last week for her first-ever live video chat, where she answered...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/06/01
In a recent interview with People, Brian Kelley shared a story about meeting a woman with cancer who was inspired by their collaboration with the Backstreet Boys, "God, Your Mama and Me".  She was in the hospital when she heard the song and ...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/06/01
Chris Stapleton has cancelled nine June tour dates.  His team made the announcement on his website yesterday (May 31), stating: "Unfortunately, the next three weeks of the All-American Road Show have been postponed. We apologize for any...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/05/30
To avoid getting homesick when he's on the road, Brett Young tries to bring a bit of home with him.  He packs a candle, an Amazon Firestick for Netflix and he brings his own pillow because it smells like his bed.  Brett is currently opening...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/05/30
Eric Church wrapped up his Holdin' My Own Tour with a two-night finale at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville over the weekend.  He was celebrating before Friday night's show after breaking Bon Jovi's previous attendance record.  Eric drew...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/05/29
Thomas Rhett recently admitted that the last 20 song titles he came up with were all about his daughter, Willa.  "I feel like the whole next record is going to be a pretty mushy one about my kids," Thomas said in a recent interview.  "How can...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/05/29
Dierks Bentley's latest album, Black, has been certified gold by the RIAA.  He was presented with a plaque during the first stop of the new leg of his 2017 What the Hell Tour in Columbia.  Black is only one of two albums released since May of...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/05/29
Lady Antebellum kicked off their You Look Good Tour on Friday (May 26) and this time they are bringing a live horn section with them.  "The horns have been such a fun new part of our sound musically," Dave Haywood said in a recent...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/05/26
Kelsea Ballerini and Billy Ray Cyrus are lending their vocal talents to a couple of upcoming episodes of Nickelodeon's Blaze and the Monster Machines.  Kelsea will be the voice of a toucan-truck named Tooks and Billy Ray will be the voice of a...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/05/26
Luke Bryan has announced the cities and dates for his 9th Annual Farm Tour.  The tour will make stops in Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Illinois and Missouri between September 28 and October 7.  Over the years, Luke has awarded 50 scholarships to...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/05/26
Luke Combs has done a few dates with Brantley Gilbert and during downtime the two have been known to play video games including Madden NFL. Luke says Brantley wins every time.  Luke considers himself a pretty good player but has to concede...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/05/26
Country artists are asked for autogrpahs all the time.  It's not unusual for fans to toss things on stage either.  Keith Urban was on the Graham Norton Show with Nicole Kidman recenlty and he told this tory.  This was several years ago before...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/05/25
The CMT Music Awards have announced some huge collaborations for their June 7th awards show.  The Chainsmokers and Florida Georgia Line will do their first TV performance together.  Earth, Wind & Fire will join Lady Antebellum and Keith...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/05/25
Chris Pratt is a huge country music fan and he has mentioned Chris Stapleton in recent interviews.  When Chris got wind of that, he made him a little something.  He put together a Chris Stapleton mix tape for the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/05/25
Brett Young's sophmore single, "In Case You Didn't Know", has been certified platinum for sales of one million units.  He is the only country artist to reach this milestone with a song released in 2017.  Brett is a co-writer on the song and...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/05/24
Brett Eldredge displayed a new set of in-ear monitors on social media on Monday (May 22) that feature the signatures of his grandfathers.  "My grandfathers were a big inspiration to me and big supporters of my dreams," Brett wrote on Twitter....

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/05/24
Brad Paisley had music featured in 'Cars' and 'Cars 2', so it just makes sense that he would be back to help out with the soundtrack for 'Cars 3'.  The soundtrack will be available June 8th and it includes 8 tracks.  Brad contriubuted to the ...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/05/24
Dierks Bentley recently shared a picture of a very special letter he received from a fan.  The letter is from someone who had recently adopted a girl after struggling with infertility.  It started out by saying that they had heard that Dierks ...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/05/23
Kenny Chesney was one of the big winners at Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards.  He was a winner for Top Country Tour and Top Country Collaboration ("Settin' the World on Fire" featuring Pink).  Hillary Scott picked up the Top Christian...

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