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ABCEven though the winter finale of Nashville is tonight on ABC, you won’t have to wait until next year for another taste of Music City. The drama’s third musical special, Nashville: On the Record 3, will air in the show’s regular time slot next week.

The latest installment follows the cast, including Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten, Sam Palladio and Aubrey Peebles, during their most recent, sold-out concert tour. You’ll also get to meet Brad and Marylynne Stella, the real-life parents of Rayna Jaymes‘ daughters on the show, Lennon & Maisy.

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Russ Harrington/Sunshine SachsTrisha Yearwood heads back into the kitchen in early 2016 for the seventh season of her hit Food Network show. Filmed during a year that found her hitting the road with husband Garth Brooks, being honored with her own exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and turning on the Christmas lights at Graceland, the new episodes follow the CMA Female Vocalist of the Year as she balances music and marriage and still manages to do a little cooking.

The first of thirteen episodes follows Trisha during CMA week …read more

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Country Star Trivia

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Comstock/ThinkstockThis holiday classic by Alabama made it to number three on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1983. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Christmas in Dixie.”

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Warner Music NashvilleMichael Ray‘s new video for “Real Men Love Jesus” is dedicated to his late grandfather, who passed away earlier this year. Amos “Papa” Roach was a huge influence on his grandson, even leading his own band, Country Cousins. In fact, Michael even plays his prized Gibson guitar in the clip.

“My family had a band, my dad and my uncle, three cousins and my grandpa. They had it before I was born, so I think they started kinda dispersing once the families and stuff started happening and the jobs,” he explains.

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Nancy Seltzer & Assoc.Garth Brooks is returning to Worcester, Massachusetts for the first time in 19 years.

Garth will play one show only Saturday, February 27 at DCU Center. As with his other shows, wife Trisha Yearwood‘s also on the bill.

The on-sale date for tickets is Friday, December 18, exclusively through Ticketmaster.

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Warner Music NashvilleFor Dan+Shay, there’s a certain symmetry to their success. You see, they found out “Nothin’ Like You” is number one three years to the day they met and started working together. The duo got acquainted at a party at Dan Smyers’ apartment, Shay Mooney ended up staying all night playing music, and they started writing songs the next day.

Dan says their first chart-topper is really a pretty good representation of what the two are like. “It’s kinda this cool tale of just accepting someone for who they are, for all their …read more

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Nashville Notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockThe first single from Cole Swindell‘s sophomore album, “You Should Be Here,” will be released on Monday. Cole wrote the song about the sudden passing of his father.

Susan G. Komen is honoring Chuck Wicks as one of its Pink Tie Guys this year, after he raised more than $5000 in the fight against breast cancer. Chuck’s new album Turning Point comes out February 26.

Songwriting legend Dean Dillon, who’s responsible for many of George Strait‘s hits, is putting on the Mountain High Music Festival January 13-17 in Crested Butte, Colorado. The Marshall Tucker Band is just one of …read more

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Nashville Notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockThe first single from Cole Swindell‘s sophomore album, “You Should Be Here,” will be released on Monday. Cole wrote the song about the sudden passing of his father.

Susan G. Komen is honoring Chuck Wicks as one of its Pink Tie Guys this year, after he raised more than $5000 in the fight against breast cancer. Chuck’s new album Turning Point comes out February 26.

Songwriting legend Dean Dillon, who’s responsible for many of George Strait‘s hits, is putting on the Mountain High Music Festival January 13-17 in Crested Butte, Colorado. The Marshall Tucker Band is just one of …read more

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IPaul Morigi for the National Park Foundation, 2015 National Christmas Tree Lightingf you missed Kelsea Ballerini performing “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” at the national tree lighting ceremony in Washington, D.C., you can watch it online now via YouTube. The event at the White House gave the country newcomer the chance to rub elbows with President Obama and the first family, as well as host Reese Witherspoon, Crosby, Stills & Nash and Fall Out Boy.

The hour-long special also airs all across the country during the month of December on PBS stations. Check your …read more

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CMA/Image Group LAMaddie & Tae‘s new video for “Shut Up and Fish” just may get as much attention as the CMA-winning clip that put them on the map. Just like their debut, “Girl in a Country Song,” it puts their sense of humor front-and-center and makes a man the butt of their joke. This time, however, the foil is Tae‘s brother Mason Dye.

“I knew my brother was perfect. He’s a great character actor, and he could completely pull off that kinda guy, even though he grew up fishing like I did,” she tells …read more

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