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Lady Antebellum are off the road for the summer, getting ready to welcome "Baby Antebellum" next month. Hillary Scott and her husband Chris Tyrell are expecting a girl. Band member Charles Kelley says can’t wait to spoil the baby rotten.
When Brantley Gilbert has downtime from Tim McGraw’s Two Lanes Of Freedom Tour, it doesn’t sound like he is busy with wedding planning! The singer and his crew like to watch classic go-to movies. Trailer Park Boys and Run Ronnie Run are Brantley’s two favorites.
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Luke Bryan’s latest single, “Crash My Party,” is making its way to the top of the charts, Luke says his Dirt Road Diaries Tour is his favorite kind of party to throw! Luke’s Spring Break shows are the party of the year for him, so he tries to turn all his shows into a kind of Spring Break feel! Luke’s Dirt Road Diaries Tour makes a stop in Atlanta
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No matter what the outcome may be on tonight’s season finale of NBC’s The Voice, Blake Shelton will be celebrating his birthday, as the singer turns 37! He has a strong chance of getting the best gift he may ever receive, as he has two contestants up for the title - Danielle Bradbery and The Swon Brothers. After the show is over, Blake is hoping to do all that he can for both artists – win or lose! As if The Voice and his birthday are not enough reasons for Blake to raise a glass tonight, he also scored his 14th #1 single this week, with “Boys ‘Round Here.” See Blake’s two remaining contestants compete during tonight’s two-hour season finale of The Voice, beginning at 8PM Eastern on NBC.
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Florida Georgia Line will be one act representing country music – during tonight’s finale of NBC’s The Voice. The duo will be joined by rapper, Nelly, to perform their successful cross-over hit, “Cruise (Remix).” Florida Georgia Line’s triple-Platinum hit became their first #1 hit, and band member Brian Kelley feels like it’s another sign of how country music is evolving. He says it is because there is a lot of different writers and artists that are coming out that have so many different influences. If you get them in a room, it’s going to sound like a fresh sound.
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Dierks Bentley fans are getting their first taste of the singer's upcoming album with his new single, "Bourbon in Kentucky.” Dierks admits his new music might not be what you would normally expect from him. The album, called Riser, is due in stores this fall.
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Florida Georgia Line is enjoying the success of having both of their singles on the radio going #1. Their success looks easy…and instant…but Brian cautions that looks can be deceiving. He reminds us that we don't always see the early wake up's...late nights...autograph lines...fights...etc. He says it's all worth it and it wouldn't work if they didn't have a tremendous support staff.
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Carrie Underwood’s exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame is now open and it includes lots of different outfits from her shows. For each tour, Carrie organized her outfits in a book where she would put a tab by the items she wanted to wear each night.
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Taylor Swift may not be your typical 23-year-old, but despite her whirlwind of fame and success, she tries to stay grounded and live in the moment. For Taylor, it is a priority to grow up as you are the age that you are.
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For the first time in her career, Sheryl Crow, will be releasing her first country record. Sheryl’s debut country record, Feels Like Home, will feature her current single, “Easy.” and will be available on September 10th.
Dierks Bentley gets to enjoy the best of two very different worlds. On one hand, he’s living his dream by playing country music and touring all over the country. On the other, he gets to be a dad to his two little girls. Dierks is off the road and home this weekend for Father’s Day. He and his wife Cassidy are expecting baby #3…a BOY…this fall!
Tim McGraw has had many years of parenting experience with his three daughters…but he says that being dad to Maggie, Gracie and Audrey has definitely made him a better person. Tim says the biggest thing he's learned living in a house full of women is ... patience!
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Kenny Chesney and his current No Shoes Nation tour will be the focus of a documentary set to air on GAC. The show will provide the most comprehensive look at Kenny than we’ve ever seen. Watch Kenny Chesney Presents: No Shoes Nation – Wednesday night at 10 PM on GAC.
Justin Moore has been spending some quality father-daughter time at home with his two little girls, Ella and Kennedy. Like any dad…Justin believes his daughters inspire him…in more ways than one. He especially feels inspired by them when he's writing new songs.
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Blake Shelton is on the verge of earning his third consecutive win on NBC’s The Voice, as two country music “Team Blake” members advanced to the finals this week. If you watch the show…you know…country music has been dominant throughout this season. The three remaining finalists will perform for America's vote Monday at 8 PM on NBC.
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Jake Owen is celebrating his first Father’s Day this weekend and he couldn’t be happier about it! If you would have told him a couple of years ago that he was going to be married and a dad...he wouldn't have believed it. But he loves being a dad and says his little girl is the best thing that's ever happened to him.
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Brantley Gilbert may not be a dad…but this Father’s Day he’s celebrating the most important man in his life. Brantley believes he gets most of his traits from his dad.
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Florida Georgia Line will be part of the two-hour finale of The Voice on Tuesday. They’ll perform their “Cruise” (Remix) with rapper, Nelly. Even though the duo has seen a lot of success with their remix version, they plan on sticking to country music collaborations on their next album.
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Brad Paisley will be the next country artist to share the stage with the legendary Rolling Stones. Brad tweeted yesterday that he’ll serve as the special guest during the group’s Philadelphia tour stop next week. During their current tour, The Stones have brought out other country acts including Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift.
Dierks Bentley’s four-year-old daughter Evie seems to have been bitten by the country music bug! He jokes that she's moody...which would make her the PERFECT female country music singer! Dierks will spend plenty of time with both of his daughters this weekend. He scheduled the weekend off for Father’s Day.
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Luke Bryan’s upcoming album will feature a few special guests, including supergroup Alabama. Luke covers “Love In The First Degree” on his new CD. You can probably imagine how humbled he was when the guys in Alabamashowed up in the recording studio to sing harmony on it. Luke’s new album is rumored to be called Blue Moon Stampede and will land in stores August 13th.
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Sheryl Crow has been dabbling in the country music scene for a while. In fact, she lives in Nashville. As a huge fan of the genre…she calls Little Big Town one of her favorite bands! She and LBT's Karen Fairchild have become close friends since they take their three-year-olds to the same "kiddie" gym.
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Brad Paisley knows how to have a little fun on the road. Just ask his Beat This Summer tour mates! He recently took his opening acts, Chris Young, Lee Brice and The Henningsens out for a late night ride on go-karts. He’s also been taking them to see all of the summer blockbusters! Brad’s Beat This Summer Tour makes a stop in Tuscaloosa, Alabama this weekend.
In addition to singing the Nationwide Insurance “On Your Side” jingle, Jana Kramer is featured in the commercial. Check her out now! WOWZA!!
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Even though Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott is eight months pregnant, she says she’s feeling better than ever!
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Taylor Swift is starting to feel the anxiety…and when the anxiety starts…the writing usually happens right after that. Taylor usually releases albums two years apart. Her latest CD, Red was released in August of last year.
If you’re a member of Zac Brown Band’s fan club the Zamily, you can own a leather lanyard designed by Zac and made at his own custom leather shop. The cost? Just fifteen bucks! Click the pic above to find out more...
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Darius Rucker has been immortalized in his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. The city is naming a street after him! The official name change will come during a ceremony later this summer. Look for Darius next week on The Bachelorette…he’ll be on hand to serenade bachelorette Des and one of her suitors.