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Mar 29

Chris Stapleton books a trip to “Detroit City” with Hall-of-Famer Bobby Bare

Photo Courtesy of Webster PRChris Stapleton duets with Bobby Bare on a new version of the Country Music Hall-of-Famer’s signature hit, “Detroit City.” Their collaboration will be included on Bare’s new studio album, Things Change, which comes out May 26. The song, which is alternately known as “I Wanna Go Home,” was co-written by fellow …

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Mar 29

Waxing, oiling, and stuffing: Dierks Bentley accuses Luke Bryan of being a dressing room diva

Cliff Lipson/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights ReservedOn Wednesday, ACM hosts Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley cranked up the promotion machine as they counted down to Sunday night’s telecast. Despite an early wake-up call for an appearance on CBS This Morning, both of the singers’ funny bones were still much intact as they met …

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Mar 29

Lauren Alaina, Dan+Shay and Chris Stapleton help Rascal Flatts take it “Back to Us”

BMLGRascal Flatts may have taken a back-to-basics approach to their tenth studio album, producing and co-writing much of it themselves, but the trio included plenty of their friends in the effort as well. Lauren Alaina contributes vocals to “Are You Happy Now,” one of the tunes crafted by Jay DeMarcus, Gary LeVox and Joe Don Rooney, while Dan + Shay offer their songwriting …

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Mar 29

Eric Paslay picks up a hammer for Habitat's new “Home Is the Key” campaign

ABC/Image Group LAEric Paslay will be the new face of Habitat for Humanity’s “Home Is the Key” campaign, which launches all across the USA next month. It’s a perfect fit for the avid woodworker, who’s participated in multiple Habitat builds in the past. “The thing I love the most about country music is it has to …

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Mar 29

Marty Robbins, The Eagles and “I'll Fly Away” added to National Recording Registry

Sony LegacyMarty Robbins’ pivotal 1959 album, Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs, is one of only 25 recordings chosen to be preserved as part of the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress this year. Recorded entirely in one eight-hour session on April 7, 1959, the Grammy-winning LP includes the Country Music Hall of Famer’s …

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Mar 29

Brett Eldredge and Old Dominion join an ACM lineup full of superstar collaborations and performances

Cliff Lipson/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights ReservedBrett Eldredge and Old Dominion are the latest additions to an ACM lineup that’ll leave you wondering how they can possibly squeeze this many performances into only three hours. Sunday night’s show will also bring an unprecedented number of superstar collaborations and firsts. Tim McGraw and Faith …

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Mar 29

You never know what you're gonna get: How Brad Paisley's superstar collaborations paved an unpredictable path for “Love and War”

ABC/Image Group LA Brad Paisley jokes that making his new album, Love and War, was a lot like “going through the maze to find the cheese.” “I didn’t have necessarily the clearest vision of what I was going to wind up with,” he admits. “I just knew I wanted to go sort of down this path.” That …

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Mar 28

“Rock On!” Tucker Beathard brings country to rock festivals this summer

Photo Courtesy of Big Machine Label GroupTucker Beathard may very well be the hippest dude in all of country music these days. By the time he wraps up his run on Brantley Gilbert’s The Devil Don’t Sleep Tour next month, he’ll be ready to set out on a summer full of festivals,  some of which are the …

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Mar 28

Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley stage a Wednesday TV takeover ahead of the ACMs

Cliff Lipson/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights ReservedThe clock is ticking toward Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley’s second time hosting the Academy of Country Music Awards, and starting Wednesday, the pair will be doing all they can to make sure all eyes are on them come Sunday night. Luke and Dierks will kick off the day Wednesday …

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Mar 28

Madame Tussauds and Patsy Cline Museum team up to give fans “Sweet Dreams” of late icon

Madame TussaudsFor the first time in more than 50 years, Patsy Cline is on a tour — of sorts — of Nashville. Madame Tussauds will reveal its new wax figure of the late country icon April 7 at the opening of the new Patsy Cline Museum in downtown Nashville. The new museum boasts the largest …

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