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TR, Luke Combs and Morgan Wallen hit a CMA Triple Play

ABC Luke Combs, HARDY, Thomas Rhett, ERNEST and Morgan Wallen will all pick up CMA’s Triple Play honor in a ceremony next month in Nashville. The artists are some of the 16 songwriters who’ll be recognized for charting three number ones during a 12-month period.  For Luke, the chart toppers are “Cold as You,” “Doin’ This” and “The Kind of Love We Make.” …

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Reba McEntire was almost the one sitting in Blake’s chair on ‘The Voice’

ABC It may be hard to imagine The Voice without Blake Shelton, but can you picture it with Reba McEntire instead? The Country Music Hall of Famer was originally offered Blake’s red chair when the show premiered back in 2011. “They sent it to me and I said, ‘I can’t see me doing that,’” she recently told ET. “Because, you know, …

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Chris Stapleton expands 2023’s All American Road Show

ABC Chris Stapleton‘s adding nearly 20 dates to the 2023 edition of the All American Road Show. The new concerts kick off April 26 in El Paso, Texas, and continue through August, though Chris does have a handful of already-scheduled shows in Texas and Oklahoma in March.  Presales start next Tuesday, February 7, before tickets …

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Willie Nelson in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame? It might just be a done deal

Courtesy of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame As unlikely as it might initially seem, Willie Nelson‘s pretty much a shoo-on for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. On Wednesday, we learned he’s one of this year’s nominees. “Really, if you think about it, he and Waylon [Jennings] created outlaw country. What is that?” Jason …

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Nashville notes: Clay Walker shows his Country Side + Leslie Jordan tribute expands

More tickets have just been released for the February 19 tribute to comedian Leslie Jordan at the Grand Ole Opry House, according to Ashley McBryde, who’s just one of the artists set to participate. Clay Walker‘s set to kick off his 2023 Country Side Tour February 1 in Clearwater, Florida. Sheryl Crow will join Rusty Truck when they make their Grand …

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Michael Ray’s got new music and a new lease on life

Cindy Ord/Getty Images Michael Ray‘s busy working on new music as he gets ready to hit the road in 2023. He’ll launch his new tour February 18 in Los Fresnos, Texas, on the heels of being in the studio with producer Michael Knox, who’s best known for his work with Jason Aldean. “My romance with the business …

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Nobody Trashes Tennessee — especially not Chris Janson

Tennessee Department of Transportation Chris Janson‘s now officially a spokesmodel. He’s not hawking a product, however, he’s speaking out for perhaps his favorite cause: protecting the outdoors.  The Missouri native is the new face of the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s litter prevention campaign, known as Nobody Trashes Tennessee. Chris has made the Volunteer State his home since 2004. …

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Kacey Musgraves will sing for Loretta at the Grammys

CBS/Recording Academy Kacey Musgraves will perform “Coal Miner’s Daughter” in honor of Loretta Lynn during Sunday night’s Grammys. The country icon passed away peacefully at her Tennessee home last October at the age of 90. Kacey’s just one part of an expanded In Memoriam segment on this year’s show. Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt and Mick Fleetwood will remember Fleetwood Mac‘s Christine McVie with “Songbird.” Maverick City Music and Quavo will perform …

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Any Grammy of Mine? Shania Twain’s Sunday plans

ABC/Art Streiber Just days after her new album, Queen of Me, comes out on Friday, Shania Twain will be a presenter at this Sunday’s Grammys.  First lady Jill Biden, Cardi B, James Corden, Billy Crystal, Viola Davis, Dwayne Johnson and Olivia Rodrigo are set to take the stage, as well.  So far, Luke Combs is the only country artist confirmed to perform, though more announcements are expected in the coming days.  …

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Willie Nelson could follow Dolly into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Courtesy of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame First Dolly, now Willie. That’s right: a year after Dolly Parton was nominated, and eventually inducted, into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, it’s Willie Nelson‘s turn.  He’s the latest country artist up for induction into the Hall this year, alongside Nashville resident — and frequent country collaborator — Sheryl Crow. Rockers The …

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