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May 26

Till the Rivers All Run Dry: Alison Krauss to lead Opry tribute to “the Gentle Giant”

ABC/Randy HolmesThe Grand Ole Opry will pay tribute to “the Gentle Giant” on Tuesday, honoring Country Music Hall of Famer Don Williams. 1995 CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Alison Krauss will lead the way, performing the classic “Till the Rivers All Run Dry,” from Gentle Giants:  The Songs of Don Williams. Revered singer/songwriter John Prine and Americana favorite Jason Isbell will do …

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May 26

Music to crash your “Cars” by: Brad Paisley's new tunes for a demolition derby

Walt Disney RecordsBrad Paisley is revving up his engines for Cars 3. The West Virginia native contributes two songs to the soundtrack of the latest installment of the Disney franchise — but he won’t be singing. Brad wrote the instrumentals “Truckaroo” and “Thunder Hollow Breakdown” especially for the animated feature. If you’re listening for Brad’s tunes, you’ll …

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May 26

The Race Is On: Keith Urban leads country's two-track weekend

ABC/Image Group LA During a Memorial Day weekend filled with barbecues, picnics and pool parties, plenty of folks will also be headed to the racetrack — and you can count lots of country stars among them. Saturday, Keith Urban and Dustin Lynch will both be hanging out at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, playing the yearly Legends Day concert. The Aussie …

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May 26

Lady A, the star-makers: Why Brett Young may be on the Sam Hunt path

Capitol NashvilleTonight in Bakersfield, California, the audience at Rabobank Arena will be the very first to take in Lady Antebellum’s new You Look Good World Tour with Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young.   While he’d never want to brag, Charles Kelley admits Lady A does have quite a track record when it comes to picking opening acts. “We’ve been really lucky …

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May 25

Why Eric Church is doing a whole lot better than just Holdin' (His) Own

ABC/Image Group LA This weekend, Eric Church wraps his Holdin’ My Own Tour with two sold-out shows at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena — but then again, capacity crowds are the rule these days for the hitmaking star. In fact, Eric has sold out all 60 shows on the four-month North American trek, causing Pollstar to proclaim it the “#1 most-attended …

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May 25

Florida Georgia Line will start the party at FGL House just in time for CMA Music Festival

Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images via ABCFlorida Georgia Line’s new FGL House will open Monday, June 5, just in time for CMA Music Festival 2017. The fun cranks up at the four-story restaurant and entertainment destination that night starting at 7 p.m. CT. Located at 120 3rd Avenue South in the heart of Music City’s …

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May 25

Little Big Town's recipe for “Happy People”: Just add wine

PRNewsfoto/4 CellarsIn the past, Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman have both launched their own fashion and food empires, respectively. But now the CMA and ACM Vocal Group of the Year is embarking on their first non-musical venture together: they’re going into the wine business. “This is the first collaboration outside of the band that the four of …

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May 25

Here's to the Farmer: Luke Bryan makes it nine in a row with fall Farm Tour

ABC/Image Group LALuke Bryan will head off the beaten path this fall, continuing his Farm Tour for the ninth year in a row. ACM New Male Vocalist of the Year Jon Pardi will join Luke for the trek, with more artists still to be added to the lineup. The four-time Entertainer of the Year will play six rural …

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May 25

FGL's ready to take a bite out of the Big Apple Friday on GMA's Summer Concert Series

Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images via ABCFriday morning, Florida Georgia Line will be up bright and early to kick off the Memorial Day weekend on Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series. Brian Kelley says it’s a wake-up call he and Tyler Hubbard don’t mind one bit. “Oh, it’s something that we look forward to every year,” he tells ABC Radio. “We …

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May 24

Meghan Trainor surprises Lauren Alaina at her onesie party

ABC RadioMeghan Trainor surprised Lauren Alaina by flying in for her very first #1 party Wednesday afternoon in Nashville. The two co-wrote Lauren’s hit “Road Less Traveled” with Jesse Frasure long ago, even though it just hit the top of the charts in April. Meghan recalled secretly fan-girling Lauren, sending her mom photos of the American Idol runner-up, since she at the …

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