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Hawaii or bust: Eric Church, Jon Pardi and Maren Morris are bound for the islands this winter

ABC/Brett OronzioEric Church had such a great time at the 2016 BMI Maui Songwriters Festival, he’s headed back again. “Last year’s event was one of the most unique performances I’ve ever had in one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been,” he says. “I can’t wait to go back!” This year, Jon Pardi, Maren Morris, Randy Houser and newcomer Ashley …

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Canaan Smith heads a Long Way from the Freeway on his latest tour

ABC/Image Group LA Canaan Smith is gearing up for his Long Way from the Freeway Tour, which kicks off October 19 in Des Moines, Iowa. The Virginia native will make close to twenty stops on the trek, with newcomers Jackie Lee, Chris Bandi and Eric Van Houten taking turns in the opening spot. You can find the latest tour information and …

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Scotty McCreery proposes to his kindergarten classmate Gabi Dugal

Triple Tigers Records / Sony Music EntertainmentScotty McCreery’s days as a single man are numbered. The North Carolina native proposed to longtime girlfriend Gabi Dugal while on a hike at one of their favorite places: their home state’s Grandfather Mountain. “I’ve been planning this moment for so long that it feels surreal for it to have finally …

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Kelsea Ballerini’s ready to conquer Europe with Lady A

ABC/Paula LoboNow that Kelsea Ballerini has wrapped the American leg of Lady A’s tour, she’s headed overseas with the band. “Europe, get ready,” the Knoxville, Tennessee native tweeted. “The #YouLookGood tour with Lady Antebellum is coming for you! See you there?” Kelsea will do six shows with Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, starting October 1 in Amsterdam and wrapping October 10 in …

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Dierks Bentley & Sheryl Crow discover Nashvillians can’t spell — but they can sing — on new “Carpool Karaoke”

ABC/Todd WawrychukNashville residents Dierks Bentley and Sheryl Crow take to the streets of Music City to prove no one can spell their names, in the latest episode of Carpool Karaoke.   Sure enough, not one of the folks Dierks and Sheryl flag down outside the honky tonks on Lower Broadway can correctly spell their first names. The two fare much …

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Bitterness and the light at the end of the tunnel: Maren Morris’s bad breakup inspired “I Could Use a Love Song”

ABC/Mark LevineWhen Maren Morris wrote her latest hit, “I Could Use a Love Song,” she admits her romantic life was not in the very best place. “I wrote it, just right after I went through this breakup that really put the whole Hero album into motion, with my friends Laura Veltz and Jimmy Robbins,” she recalls. “I was initially going through [the …

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Have I got a deal for you: Reba saddles up with Justin to create her own brand of boots

Justin Boot Company/PR NewswireReba McEntire is getting into the boot business. The Country Music Hall-of-Famer — and former cowgirl — is partnering with Justin Boot Company to create her own line of footwear. “Justin Boots have been a staple in my closet since my barrel racing years in Oklahoma,” Reba says. “This collection is for all …

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Darius Rucker at the Apollo: Country hitmaker to play legendary venue “For the First Time”

Capitol NashvilleDarius Rucker will play New York City’s legendary Apollo Theater on the eve of the release of his new album, When Was the Last Time. While the Harlem venue has a rich history of entertaining audiences with legendary soul and R&B acts, Darius becomes one of the few country artists ever to have his name on …

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For the first time since the death of Troy Gentry, Eddie Montgomery speaks in letter accompanying “Better Me”

Average Joes EntertainmentWe’re hearing from Eddie Montgomery for the first time since his musical partner, Troy Gentry, was killed in a helicopter crash in New Jersey earlier this month. “Our world was turned upside down in an instant and nothing could have prepared us for this,” Eddie writes in a letter accompanying Montgomery Gentry’s new single, “Better Me.” “Over …

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“You Look Good” on TV: Lady A stops by the “Artists Den” as they head for Europe

ABC/Randy HolmesIf you missed Lady Antebellum on the U.S. leg of the You Look Good World Tour, you still have one more chance to get a taste of the trio in concert. This week, Lady Antebellum: Live from the Artists Den starts airing on PBS stations all across the country. Recorded in front of 1,400 fans at New York …

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