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Posted by carolyn ellis on 2017/08/16
Kip Moore and Tony Hawk have teamed up to host the Music City Skate Jam September 10th at Nashville's Music City Walk of Fame Park. The event will feature a skate demo by Tony Hawk and live music by Kip Moore.  Proceeds will support Kip's Kids...

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Posted by carolyn ellis on 2017/08/16
Blake Shelton announced that he is planning to release a six-song live EP, Blake Shelton (Live), later this month.  It was recorded during his pop-up show in Nashville during the 2017 CMA Music Festival.  

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Posted by carolyn ellis on 2017/08/16
Thomas Rhett is planning to play three small venue shows to celebrate the release of his album, Life Changes, on September 8th.  It's being called Live From the B-Stage and the day long album release celebration will take him to Boston's House of...

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Posted by carolyn ellis on 2017/08/15
Jason Aldean held his second annual Concert for the Kids August 11th in his hometown of Macon, Georgia and with some help from opener Luke Combs raised $702,209 for Macon's new Children's Hospital.  In the two years that he has been holding this...

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Posted by carolyn ellis on 2017/08/15
Faith Hill has teamed up with Williams Sonoma and No Kid Hungry to end childhood hunger in America.  She is one of many celebrities who designed a limited-edition spatula, with a portion of the proceeds going to charity.  Faith's spatula features...

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Posted by carolyn ellis on 2017/08/15
Brett Eldredge's self-titled album is number one on Billboard's Top Albums Sales and Top Country Albums charts.  "Some of my best memories of my music career have been celebrating big moments, we celebrate and enjoy them all," Brett says. "I...

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Posted by carolyn ellis on 2017/08/15
According to Variety, Shania Twain has joined the cast of "Trading Paint", which stars John Travolta as "a down and out dirt track racing legend who is drawn back into the winner's circle after his son, an aspiring driver, joins a competitor's...

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Posted by carolyn ellis on 2017/08/14
Thomas Rhett and his wife, Lauren, welcomed their daughter Ada James on Saturday night.  She was born at 10:28 pm, after 36 hours of labour and weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces. Both Lauren and Thomas shared the news on Instagram.  

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Posted by carolyn ellis on 2017/08/14
Luke Combs will head out on his first-ever headlining tour, the Don't Tempt Me With a Good Time Tour, this fall.  The 25 city tour begins October 3rd in Los Angeles and will wrap up in his hometown of Asheville, N.C., where he will play the U.S....

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Posted by carolyn ellis on 2017/08/14
Maren Morris and Niall Horan (formerly of One Direction) have recorded a duet called "Seeing Blind".  The pop singer revealed the news and the single during a recent industry event.  Maren confirmed the news herself by re-tweeting Variety's...

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Posted by carolyn ellis on 2017/08/11
Billy Ray Cyrus will join the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame during an induction ceremony on May 11, 2018 in Somerset, Kentucky.  Billy Ray will be honoured along with the late Grand Ole Opry and Hee Haw star David "Stringbean" Akeman, bluegrass...

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Posted by carolyn ellis on 2017/08/11
The Canadian Football League announced yesterday (Thursday) that Shania Twain will headline the 105th Grey Cup Halftime Show on November 26th at TD Place in Ottawa. She first performed at the Grey Cup in Edmonton in 2002, which was the year that...

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Posted by carolyn ellis on 2017/08/10
Dustin Lynch will release his third album, Current Mood, on September 8th.  There are 13 tracks on the album including his recent number one, "Seein' Red" and his recent single, "Small Town Boy". Dustin also announced a headlining tour, The Ride...

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Posted by carolyn ellis on 2017/08/10
Florida Georgia Line's Dig Your Roots album has gone platinum.  They have become just one of three country artists to reach platinum status for an album released in the last year.  They are also the only country act to have a platinum album with...

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Posted by carolyn ellis on 2017/08/10
Luke Bryan and his wife, Caroline, have found a special way to remember their late niece, Sadie Brett.  They overhauled one of the barns on their property and are using it to house rescue animals, including a pony.  They have named it 'Brett's...

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Posted by carolyn ellis on 2017/08/10
The Canadian Country Music Association has added Gord Bamford with Jim Cuddy, Tim Hicks, Meghan Patrick and The Washboard Union to the list of performers for the upcoming 2017 CCMA Awards Show.  Ron MacLean will also be on hand to present Paul...

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Posted by carolyn ellis on 2017/08/09
During her concert Friday (Aug. 4) in New Braunfels, Texas, Miranda Lambert gave her fans an assignment.  She introduced her latest single "Tin Man" by dedicating it to the other women in country music who aren't being given the airplay they...

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Posted by carolyn ellis on 2017/08/09
Glen Campbell died yesterday (Aug. 8) at the age of 81 from Alzheimer's disease.  He was born April 22nd, 1936 in Delight, Arkansas.  He was best known for his songs "Gentle on My Mind", "Witchita Lineman", "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" and...

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Posted by carolyn ellis on 2017/08/08
Before their second Soul2Soul performance in Nashville on Saturday night, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill shared a picture of the Nashville Predators new jersey.  The new look features a guitar pic on the shoulder, piano keys on on the collar and...

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Posted by carolyn ellis on 2017/08/08
Kelsea Ballerini revealed the cover art for her upcoming album on social media on August 5th.  The cover for Unapologetically shows Kelsea wearing a beaded dress, sitting in a leather chair and surrounded by flowers.  Her sophmore album will be...

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