Steve Nedved

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Sep 25

Have I got a deal for you: Reba saddles up with Justin to create her own brand of boots

Justin Boot Company/PR NewswireReba McEntire is getting into the boot business. The Country Music Hall-of-Famer — and former cowgirl — is partnering with Justin Boot Company to create her own line of footwear. “Justin Boots have been a staple in my closet since my barrel racing years in Oklahoma,” Reba says. “This collection is for all …

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Sep 25

Darius Rucker at the Apollo: Country hitmaker to play legendary venue “For the First Time”

Capitol NashvilleDarius Rucker will play New York City’s legendary Apollo Theater on the eve of the release of his new album, When Was the Last Time. While the Harlem venue has a rich history of entertaining audiences with legendary soul and R&B acts, Darius becomes one of the few country artists ever to have his name on …

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Sep 25

For the first time since the death of Troy Gentry, Eddie Montgomery speaks in letter accompanying “Better Me”

Average Joes EntertainmentWe’re hearing from Eddie Montgomery for the first time since his musical partner, Troy Gentry, was killed in a helicopter crash in New Jersey earlier this month. “Our world was turned upside down in an instant and nothing could have prepared us for this,” Eddie writes in a letter accompanying Montgomery Gentry’s new single, “Better Me.” “Over …

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Sep 25

Cole Swindell locks in a long-awaited date with Ellen DeGeneres

ABC/Image Group LA With seven number-ones in a row under his belt, Cole Swindell finally has a date with Ellen DeGeneres. The “Flatliner” hitmaker will perform on the comedian’s hit syndicated show this Thursday. “I’ve been looking forward to hopefully having this opportunity to get to do The Ellen DeGeneres Show since I started my career,” Cole admits. “I have …

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Sep 25

“You Look Good” on TV: Lady A stops by the “Artists Den” as they head for Europe

ABC/Randy HolmesIf you missed Lady Antebellum on the U.S. leg of the You Look Good World Tour, you still have one more chance to get a taste of the trio in concert. This week, Lady Antebellum: Live from the Artists Den starts airing on PBS stations all across the country. Recorded in front of 1,400 fans at New York …

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Sep 25

“That’s a powerful set of coaches”: “Voice” champion Danielle Bradbery doesn’t know who could “Sway” her

BMLGDanielle Bradbery is busy promoting her new single, “Sway,” and readying her sophomore album, I Don’t Believe We’ve Met, which comes out December 1. But you can bet the season four winner of The Voice will be watching tonight, as the show that thrust her into the national spotlight kicks off its 13th season.   With Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Miley Cyrus and …

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Sep 25

South Dakota seeking living World War Two veterans for special honor

The South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs (SDDVA) with the assistance of the South Dakota County Veterans Service Officers Association (SDCVSOA) wants to honor and recognize all living World War II (WWII) veterans.  Larry Zimmerman, Secretary of South Dakota’s Department of Veterans Affairs, states “One of the most valuable lessons we can learn from the …

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Sep 25

“American Idol” reportedly taps Luke Bryan as its second judge

ABC/Ida Mae AstuteLuke Bryan has been locked down as second judge on ABC’s revival of American Idol, sources tell Variety. Luke would join Katy Perry, who was signed back in May for a reported $25 million. Neither ABC, nor Bryan’s rep have confirmed the deal. The show reportedly is looking to go with a panel of three …

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Sep 25

Blake Shelton is keeping it country and pushing it forward with “Texoma Shore”

Warner Music NashvilleIf you’ve heard Blake Shelton’s new song, “I’ll Name the Dogs,” it’ll come as no surprise that the Oklahoma native is devoted to keeping it country. “You know, I think the thing that inspires me musically…is trying to find a way to remain as traditional as I can in country music, but still push …

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Sep 23

Dolly, Carrie, Vince and more: The stars turn out to celebrate 40 years of Reba at the Opry

ABC RadioIt was everything you would want a night at the Opry to be, as Reba McEntire celebrated the fortieth anniversary of her first performance “in the circle” on Friday night. Reba’s fellow Country-Music-Hall-of-Famers Vince Gill , Connie Smith and Bobbie Bare had already graced country music’s most famous stage, as a video intro rolled, looking back on Reba’s decades of Opry appearances …

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