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Sam Hunt’s headed to “Walmart” for new song

Todd Owyoung/NBC Sam Hunt‘s serving up another slice of rural heartbreak with his new track, which arrives Thursday night.  “I saw your mama at Walmart with your little girl,” he sings in a social snippet of the song named after the discount mecca.  “She had your eyes and your smile/ She had your nose and …

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Dolly records a “dark duet” with REO Speedwagon’s Kevin Cronin

Katherine Bomboy/NBC REO Speedwagon’s Kevin Cronin is one of the rockers set to appear on Dolly Parton’s upcoming rock album, Rock Star, and he’s spilled the tea on the track they’ve recorded together. While chatting with the Totally 80s podcast, Cronin revealed he and Dolly recorded a cover of the band’s classic “Keep On Loving You,” although he notes their version is …

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Party with Brian Kelley & Chase Rice ahead of the Super Bowl

ABC Old friends Brian Kelley and Chase Rice are getting together to throw a Super Bowl party like no other. The co-writers of Florida Georgia Line‘s smash “Cruise” will play a Saturday show on the Sky Line Rooftop of Hotel Valley Ho, overlooking Camelback Mountain in downtown Scottsdale, Arizona.  Look for special guests to join them, including former Miss Texas and …

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As he travels the ‘Gravel & Gold,’ Dierks Bentley’s driving the same truck

ABC/Robby Klein Scotty McCreery may have put out an album named Same Truck, referencing the vehicle he won on American Idol. And Dylan Scott may have hit #1 with his song “New Truck.” But it looks like Dierks Bentley may have ’em beat in the wheels department. You see, he’s still regularly driving the truck he used to move to Nashville from …

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Nashville notes: Luke returns to Sin City + Marty’s got ‘Altitude’

Luke Bryan resumes his Vegas residency at Resorts World Wednesday night, with more shows coming Friday and Saturday. If you can’t make it this time, never fear: he’s back March 22.  The Academy of Country Music is reporting the passing of songwriter Pat Bunch, who was nominated for Single of the Year in 1987 for the Restless Heart hit “I’ll Still Be Loving …

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Lainey Wilson, HARDY & Tanya Tucker are ‘Reportin’ for Duty’ for Leslie Jordan

Door Knocker Media Lainey Wilson, HARDY, Tanya Tucker, ERNEST and Charlie Worsham are included in the latest round of artists added to the tribute to actor/comedian Leslie Jordan later this month at the Opry House. They join an already-stellar list of the Tennessee native’s friends: Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne, Ashley McBryde, Jelly Roll and rocker Eddie Vedder, as well as his Hollywood pals Jim Parsons, Mayim Bialik, Cheyenne Jackson, Max Greenfield and Margaret Cho. You can …

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Cody Johnson’s enjoying the Grammy afterglow

ABC Three days after the Grammys, Cody Johnson‘s still soaking in the love.  “‘Til You Can’t,” which was written by Matt Rogers and Ben Stennis and recorded, of course, by Cody, was named Best Country Song at Sunday’s ceremony in Los Angeles.  “Congrats to Matt Rogers & Ben Stennis for writing such an incredible song,” Cody shared on his socials on Wednesday. …

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What’s old is new again: Join the Dolly Parton record club

Vinyl Me Please If you can’t get enough Dolly, the record subscription service Vinyl Me, Please is looking for you.  For the first time ever, VMP is rolling out a yearlong plan to deliver a different Dolly Parton album every month.  Vinyl Me, Parton features titles that were originally available as records back in the day, namely: My …

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Darius Rucker’s Riverfront Revival returns to Charleston this fall

ABC/Connie Chornuk You can think of Darius Rucker as the evangelist, and he’s bringing his revival to his beloved hometown of Charleston for the second year in a row.  The first tickets are on sale now for Darius’ Riverfront Revival, which will take place October 7 and 8 at Riverfront Park in North Charleston, South Carolina.  “Charleston’s …

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Carrie Underwood gets “ROWDY” in Atlanta

ABC Carrie Underwood‘s riding high after conquering Hotlanta. “Just when I think the crowds on the #DenimAndRhinestonesTour can’t get any better, we play Atlanta!” she shared on her socials Wednesday morning. “What a wonderful treat it was to be with you all and get ROWDY on a Tuesday night @statefarmarena !!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!” …

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