May 24

Brett Young has one million reasons “In Case You Didn't Know” should be #1

BMLGJust as it’s on the verge of  going #1, Brett Young’s “In Case You Didn’t Know” has been certified platinum.

That not only makes it Brett’s first million-selling single of his career, it’s also the first country release of 2017 to reach that milestone.  If you’re keeping up, that puts Brett’s sales on par with pop hitmakers like Ed SheeranFutureThe Chainsmokers and Katy Perry.

Next month, “In Case You Didn’t Know” vies for Breakthrough Video of the Year at the 2017 CMT Music Awards. This Friday, Brett hits the road with Lady Antebellum and Kelsea Ballerini on the You Look Good World Tour.

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May 24

FGL and The Chainsmokers to heat up the 2017 CMT Awards

CMTCMT is cueing up the superstar pairings for its 2017 awards show.

Florida Georgia Line will team up with pop phenomenon The Chainsmokers at the Wednesday, June 7 event, while Lady Antebellum will collaborate with R&B legends Earth, Wind & FireKeith Urban and Carrie Underwood will take the stage together as well.   

FGL does “Last Day Alive” on The Chainsmokers #1 album, Memories… Do Not Open, while Lady A is planning a decades-spanning performance with their CMT Crossroads co-stars. Keith and Carrie, of course, have a top-15 hit with “The Fighter.”

Blake SheltonBrett EldredgeLuke BryanMiranda Lambert and Thomas Rhett have already locked in their spots on the show that airs live from Nashville’s Music City Center at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 7. Nashville’s Charles Esten will host the 2017 CMT Music Awards.

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May 24

Get a look at the next generation of Dan + Shay

ABC/Image Group LA If you’ve wonderered what Shay Mooney’s baby son looks like these days, all you need to do is check out the proud papa’s socials to find out.

Shay shared a photo of his dark-eyed, well-fed little one with a full head of hair, adding “Happy 4 months Asher James! Me and momma are pretty dang proud.”

Shay and Asher’s mom, former Miss Arkansas USA Hannah Billingsley, have been engaged since last August. He says he expects they’ll marry sometime in the fall, but now they’re more focused on enjoying their time with their son.

On the work front, Dan + Shay’s latest single, “How Not To,” is just one spot away from cracking country’s top five.

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Happy 4 months Asher James! Me and momma are pretty dang proud. Thanks for the fresh digs @juneandjanuary ! ??

— Shay Mooney (@ShayMooney) May 24, 2017

May 24

Yeah Boy, Kelsea Ballerini can make breakfast

ABC/Image Group LA It appears Kelsea Ballerini must have some skills in the kitchen.

“@KelseaBallerini made pancakes this morning,” her fiancé Morgan Evans tweeted, adding “It’s a good Wednesday.”

Morgan, who just signed his own U.S. record deal with Warner Nashville, should likely enjoy Kelsea’s culinary talents while he can. She’s about to get significantly busier, as she embarks on the You Look Good World Tour with Lady Antebellum and Brett Young this Friday.

Meanwhile, the Australian singer is in the studio working on his own music, as we wait to see how Kelsea will follow up her top-five single, “Yeah Boy.”

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May 24

Reunited, and it feels so good: Kelsea Ballerini can't wait to spend the summer with her buds Lady A

Sony Music Entertainment UKEarly in her career, Kelsea Ballerini hit the road with Lady Antebellum as their opening act. That experience not only exposed the superstar-in-waiting to a new array of fans, it also forged a lasting bond with the trio, particularly with Hillary Scott.

“She had a surprise party for me at her house for my 21st birthday,” the now-23-year-old Kelsea recalls. “And she’s celebrated my first two number ones with me; I was out of town for my third.”

“I mean, she’s always there,” Kelsea goes on. “She’s always there to encourage me and uplift me. She’s a very special human being.”

Kelsea admits she’s pretty excited to kick off the You Look Good World Tour this Friday with Hillary, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood.

“I’m friends with all of them… and our bands are friends,” she says. “So it’s gonna be like a reunion for a whole summer, which is gonna be really fun.”

The “Peter Pan” hitmaker adds that she’s obsessed with Lady A’s horn-fueled top-15 hit “You Look Good.”

Brett Young rounds out the bill for the trek that kicks off Friday in Bakersfield, California.

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May 23

Why Lady A is adding a food truck to their You Look Good world tour fleet

PRNewswire/NabiscoLady Antebellum kicks off their You Look Good World Tour with Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young this Friday in Bakersfield, California, and it’ll not only look good, it’ll taste good as well.

They’ll be bringing along a food truck to some of their dates, thanks to the tour’s sponsor, Nabisco. Fans will be able to sample new recipes from the popular snack maker, as the “Remix Your BBQ” campaign shows you how to use their products in your summer outings.

Nabisco is also giving away a VIP trip for four to Lady A’s Nashville show on September 9. You can enter at

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May 23

Jason Aldean invites you along for his They Don't Know Tour in new video

ABC/Paula LoboJason Aldean’s new music video for “They Don’t Know” is a mini tour documentary of his new trek that bears the same name — with some muddin’, ATVs and tractors thrown in.

“We’re just getting back out on the road for summer, and after seeing the crowd sing this song back to me the first couple weekends, it reminded me how much the fans relate to it,” Jason says.

“To me, this video represents every person on my team… my family and the fans who come out from all over the place,” he goes on. “It’s because of them I keep getting to sing about the things I know and have lived.”

The ACM Entertainer of the Year’s new logo also figures prominently in the new video. You’ll spot plenty of barns, backdrops and banners that have been tagged with the new symbol. It features Jason’s initials, with the “A” stylized in the shape of his home state of Georgia.

You can check out the new “They Don’t Know” video on YouTube.

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May 23

Lauren Alaina is “Doin' Fine,” even though she's living a country song

Mercury NashvilleLauren Alaina is following up her first #1 with one of the most personal songs of her career so far.

With lyrics like “Daddy got sober, Momma got his best friend” based on her parents’ struggles, divorce and remarriages, you might expect “Doin’ Fine” to be a bit of a downer, but that’s not the case.

“‘Doin’ Fine’ is a really special song because it’s uplifting, but really honest at the same time,” Lauren says of the song she co-wrote.

“If you don’t know me and you don’t know that that’s actually what I went through, you would almost think, ‘Oh my gosh, she really tried to write a country song,’ but the truth is, I really live a country song!’” she jokes.

“Doin’ Fine” is the opening track on Lauren’s latest album, Road Less Traveled, which shares its title with her chart-topping hit.

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May 23

Why Kelly Clarkson is making Blake Shelton dread the new season of “The Voice”

Frederick Brown/NBCKelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton are longtime pals, but Blake says he’s a little concerned about her joining The Voice as a coach for the show’s next season.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Blake says, “Well, I can tell you that I used to think Miley Cyrus would be the person that talks the most, ever in the history of this show. Now that they brought in Kelly Clarkson… oh, my God. Oh, my God.”

He adds, “Thank God they are at least on different seasons because my ears would fall off my head. There would be no oxygen left in the room. Neither one of them can stop talking.”

Blake also says that he isn’t planning to offer any helpful hints to either Kelly or Jennifer Hudson, who’ll also be joining next season.

“I could give a crap about helping them,” he jokes. “I don’t have any advice. I’m not helping them. I don’t want them to succeed. That’s not what they pay me to do.”

Blake’s girlfriend, Gwen Stefani, is taking a season off of The Voice, but Blake told ET it’s been fun getting to hang out with her all the time. 

“Oh my God, at some point, it kinda builds your ego up when you walk into a room with Gwen,” he admits. “But also it’s a crashing blow to your ego when you realize all the cheers and people shouting at ya. You realize it’s not you, it’s her!…Being in the vicinity of her is unbelievable.”

Jennifer Hudson and Miley Cyrus will both perform on tonight’s The Voice season finale, along with Chris Stapleton and other acts.

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May 23

“Welcome Home” to the top of the charts: Zac Brown Band scores big debut

Shore Fire Media/Jimmy FontaineZac Brown Band makes it four in a row this week, as Welcome Home becomes their fourth project to debut at #1 on the country albums chart.

The Georgia-based musicians also make an impressive showing on the Billboard 200 as well, coming in at #2. This is the band’s fifth album to emerge in the top-10 on the all-genre tally.

Next up, Zac and company take to the outdoor stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this Wednesday. You can watch for their performance starting at 11:35 p.m. ET on ABC.

Then it’s on to Gilford, New Hampshire for four sold-out shows over the Memorial Day weekend.

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