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Jan 11

85 Candles and Counting: Loretta Lynn Plans to Celebrate with Ryman Shows and Hall of Fame Exhibit

ABC/Mark LevineLoretta Lynn may be turning 85 this year, but the country music icon isn’t planning to slow down any in 2017. On April 14, she’ll celebrate her birthday with the first of two shows at the historic Ryman Auditorium, immortalized in the Oscar-winning film about her life, Coal Miner’s Daughter, as her first stop in Music …

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Jan 11

Old Dominion Plans Free Pop-Up Show Thursday in Nashville

ABC/Image Group LAEven though Old Dominion is coming off their second #1 with “Song for Another Time” and a sold-out headlining tour, lead singer Matthew Ramsey admits the band feels there’s a little something missing, so they’ve got plan to fix that. “We were sitting around talking the other day about how much fun we …

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Jan 11

Blake Shelton Is Giving Sundance Head the Chance to Shine on Tour

Photo by: Trae Patton/NBCWhen Blake Shelton sets out on his Doing It to Country Songs Tour next month, he’ll be taking season-11 Voice winner Sundance Head with him. “I’m just excited about being able to perform with a great entertainer and learn something from him while I’m on the road,” Sundance says of the opportunity …

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Jan 11

Darius Rucker Teams Up with Robert Randolph for “Love Do What It Do”

ABC/Image Group LADarius Rucker just broke into country’s top 30 with the lead single from his upcoming new album, the tune titled “If I Told You” — and that’s not the only place you can hear the Hootie and the Blowfish frontman these days. Darius guests on Robert Randolph & the Family Band’s new album, Got Soul. The South Carolina …

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Jan 11

That Don't Impress Me Much: Dierks Bentley Says All His Kids Care About Is the Bus

ABC/Image Group LASure, Dierks Bentley may be one of the biggest stars in country music, but the CMA-winning, Grammy-nominated hitmaker admits his kids aren’t all that impressed. In fact, when Dad’s on TV, he says there’s no guarantee they’ll even tune in — and that’s partially by design. “They don’t watch too much of the shows,” Dierks …

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Jan 10

Keith Urban Is Off to the Races in 2017

ABC/Image Group LAKeith Urban is off to the races — quite literally. The Aussie superstar is set to play the annual Legends Day concert on Saturday, May 27, ahead of the Indy 500 on Sunday. Dustin Lynch and Clayton Anderson will be his special guests on stage at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Keith won’t be sticking around for the big race, …

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Jan 10

Honey, I'm Home! Shania Twain Sets Up Shop at the Country Music Hall of Fame

ABC/Image Group LAWe’re already expecting a new album from Shania Twain this year, but that’s not the only exciting development ahead for the Canadian superstar in 2017. On Tuesday, we learned Shania will be the subject of a new exhibit set to open at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on June 26.  Don’t worry: …

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Jan 10

Reba Gets a Green Light to Shoot Her New Pilot for ABC

ABC/Image Group LA Just days ago, Reba McEntire let ABC Radio in on the process that will hopefully bring her new hour-long drama to TV, and Tuesday, we learned it’s cleared the first hurdle. ABC has now officially ordered the pilot for the as-yet-untitled show, which will be executive produced by both Reba and Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry. “I …

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Jan 10

Tim McGraw Moonlights on “Blue Collar Millionaires”

ABC/Image Group LA If you can’t get enough Tim McGraw on the radio, there’s one more place you can hear him. The “How I’ll Always Be” hitmaker has picked up another gig, narrating the second season of Blue Collar Millionaires on CNBC. Billed as the show that highlights “ordinary people living the American dream, turning their dirty jobs into …

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Jan 10

After Singing the National Anthem, Little Big Town Gets Back to Taming the Beast Known as “The Breaker”

ABC/Image Group LAAfter their performance of the national anthem at Monday night’s College Football Playoff National Championship, the members of Little Big Town now turn their full attention toward their new album, which is on the way next month. Karen Fairchild says there’s no doubt the project has to be “spot on,” because it’s the center of everything …

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