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Josh Turner’s ‘King Size Manger’ isn’t your average Christmas album

David McClister Josh Turner put out his first-ever holiday album, King Size Manger, in 2021, but the singer says it’s not quite a traditional Christmas record. On the contrary, he incorporated some major stylistic switch-ups. “[I] was trying to stay away from all the jazzy chord progressions, and the string sections, and the horn sections, …

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Nashville notes

Walker Hayes has shared the music video for his new single, “AA.” That song is the follow-up to his viral smash from earlier this year, “Fancy Like.” Cody Johnson will make a stop on The Kelly Clarkson Show on January 7. He’s performing “‘Til You Can’t,” off his new Human The Double Album. Cassadee Pope …

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Walker Hayes, Mitchell Tenpenny will perform at the 2021 Orange Bowl football game on New Year’s Eve

ABC Walker Hayes and Mitchell Tenpenny will be spending New Year’s Eve in Florida, celebrating college football. They’re both performing different events during the 2021 Orange Bowl: Walker’s performing the halftime show, while Mitchell will play the Capitol One Orange Bowl Fan Fest pre-party before the game starts. The pre-game event featuring Mitchell starts at …

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Tim McGraw says he personally requested that Tom Hanks make an ‘1883’ cameo

Ethan Miller/Getty Images If you’re looking forward to seeing Tom Hanks‘ cameo in the forthcoming Yellowstone prequel, 1883, you can thank Tim McGraw. Tim, who stars in the series alongside his wife and fellow country star Faith Hill, says he personally asked Tom to make an appearance in the show. Minor spoiler alert: Tom plays …

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Get a sneak peek of Carrie Underwood’s “Silent Night” performance at Opry Live: USO Holiday Special

ABC The Grand Ole Opry’s first-ever Opry Live: USO Holiday Special airs on Saturday night, featuring festive performances from stars like Luke Combs, Josh Turner and Lauren Alaina. It’s a special partnership with United Service Organizations, a nonprofit that provides entertainment for service members and their families. The Opry show will spotlight those actively serving, …

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The Pistol Annies will have a ‘Hell of a Holiday’ as their fundraiser special airs tonight

Ilde and Jim Cook for Cookhouse Media Supergroup trio the Pistol Annies bring their new Christmas album to life tonight, with the Hell of a Holiday special airing on their Facebook page. The three performers — Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley — will sit down for an intimate conversation during the special, and …

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Jason Aldean teases a new song about his mom: “I give her a lot of credit for me being the way I am”

ABC Jason Aldean is beginning to tease new songs off his spring 2022 album, Georgia, and one of the tracks on the project will be a song about his mom, called “Your Mama.” His relationship with his mother is a subject near and dear to his heart, Jason explains in a new video posted to …

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Ken Kragen, superstar music manager who organized “We Are the World,” dead at 85

David Livingston/Getty Images Ken Kragen, the music manager who organized the 1980s charity projects “We Are the World” and “Hands Across America,” has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 85 and died Tuesday in LA of natural causes.   In his career, Kragen managed stars like Lionel Richie, Kenny Rogers, The Bee Gees, Olivia …

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Garth Brooks rakes in massive sales numbers for his 2022 Stadium Tour stops

Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images As he continues to put tickets on sale for next year’s Stadium Tour stops, Garth Brooks is bringing in massive sales numbers, including his most recently-announced show in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. So far, fans have snapped up 102,000 tickets to Garth’s Baton Rouge show, which will take place in late April 2022 …

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Brett Young used to listen to ‘Christmas with The Chipmunks’ every year: “I thought that was everybody’s Christmas experience”

BMLG Records Brett Young and family had a very specific Christmas tradition growing up that almost informed his own holiday album.  The hit singer reveals that the Christmas with The Chipmunks album was a mainstay in his house, so much so that he believed it was every family’s favorite holiday album.  “I thought that everybody had the Chipmunks Christmas …

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