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Nov 04

Too soon to call presidential race, young voters turned out less than expected

iStock/simon2579 Election Day has turned to night as polls across the country closed with some municipalities announcing they will resume tabulating Wednesday morning. In the early hours of Wednesday morning, former Vice President Joe Biden briefly addressed the nation from Wilmington, Delaware, projecting confidence in the race and called for patience as the nation tabulates a record number of mail-in …

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Jun 11

Watch now: From the Nut House to Nashville’s Nissan Stadium, Luke Bryan watches the “Sunset” on CMA Fest 2018

CMADuring CMA Fest 2018, Luke Bryan celebrated the tenth anniversary of his fan club “The Nut House,” named for the fact that the Georgia native grew up on a peanut farm. As he told ABC Radio backstage at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium, “It’s been a few years since I’ve had the opportunity to do a fan club party. …

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Jun 11

Watch now: Why Brett Eldredge’s fans are throwing dog toys onstage

CMABrett Eldredge hosted one of the most unusual gatherings during CMA Fest year: a meet-up with his fans at a dog park. The Illinois native was surprised how many people showed up, though perhaps he shouldn’t be, given the popularity of his 2-year-old Weimaraner/Vizsla mix, Edgar. So, at this point, Edgar’s the most popular dog in country …

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Jun 11

Watch now: Cole Swindell explains why “Break Up in the End” is really a “pretty powerful” love story

CMACMA Fest is all about the fans, and for Cole Swindell, one of the highlights of the week was his fan club party. “You know, it’s always one of my favorite times,” he told ABC Radio backstage at Nissan Stadium over the weekend. “Because you get to meet new fans you haven’t met. But then there’s …

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Jun 11

Watch now: Tyler Hubbard’s daughter Olivia steals the show at FGL’s #1 party with Backstreet Boys and Bebe Rexha

CMAFlorida Georgia Line celebrated the #1 success of both “Meant to Be” and “God, Your Mama and Me” this weekend with a party at FGL House in downtown Nashville. Both Bebe Rexha and Backstreet Boys were on hand for the festivities, but even the world-famous pop stars couldn’t compete with the most popular girl at the party: Tyler Hubbard’s nearly six-month-old …

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Jun 11

Watch Now: Dierks Bentley says summer tour with LANCO and Brothers O is so much fun, “it shouldn’t be allowed”

CMA Dierks Bentley’s current Mountain High tour features LANCO and Brothers Osborne, and backstage at CMA Fest this weekend, Dierks told ABC Radio that choosing those acts are all a part of his philosophy of creating the most fun summer tour experience possible. “You know I’ve learned a lot from my kids. They get to …

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Jun 11

Watch now: Brett Young admits he’s “kinda freaking out” about singing at his upcoming wedding

CMA You might think playing the main stage this weekend at CMA Fest would be Brett Young’s most pressure-packed performance of the year. But you’d be wrong, because the California native recently found out his fiancée, Taylor Mills, expects him to sing at their wedding. “If we get the venue we want on the date …

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Jun 11

Watch now: How a then-unknown Jake Owen managed to make it onstage at CMA Fest with Hank Jr.

CMAJake Owen’s come a long way since the first time he attended the country festival formerly known as Fan Fair.  This weekend, he played his top-ten tribute to John Mellencamp, “I Was Jack (You Were Diane),” on the main stage at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium.  Back then, he was just starting out. “The first year I …

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Jun 11

Watch Now: “Where are the girls?” Bebe Rexha admits to country confusion before writing “Meant to Be”

CMABebe Rexha spent CMA Fest week in Nashville hanging out with Florida Georgia Line, attending their number one party for their collaboration “Meant to Be” and joining the guys onstage at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium.  She even got her first-ever cowboy hat…from Dolly Parton’s hatmaker, no less.  But while Bebe may be well-versed in country music …

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Jun 11

Watch Now: Jon Pardi reveals the connection between Maren Morris’ puppy and his mother

CMAMaren Morris’ bulldog puppy Pancake came to her from, of all places, Jon Pardi’s mom, who’s a dog breeder. According to Jon, it started out as a little fun project for her, but now it’s taken over her life. “Yes, my mom is obsessed with English bulldogs,” he told ABC Radio backstage at CMA Fan …

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