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Comstock/ThinkstockBrad Paisley hails from which town in West Virginia? ANSWER: Glen Dale.

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CMARascal Flatts‘ latest single, “I Like the Sound of That,” is a “smooth and catchy” track co-written by pop star Meghan Trainor and Dan + Shay‘s Shay Mooney.

Flatts bass player Jay DeMarcus says, “The melody is so infectious, the lyrics are fresh and we’re absolutely thrilled that it’s our new single and we can’t wait for people to hear this!”

Jay adds that “I Like the Sound of That” is one of the most fun tracks on the band’s latest album, Rewind, available now.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockBrad Paisley will appear on ESPN’s College GameDay Saturday, September 5 for the season opener between the University of Alabama and the Wisconsin Badgers at AT&T Stadium in North Texas.

Congratulations to The Oak Ridge BoysWilliam Lee Golden, who married longtime friend Simone Staley Saturday in Nashville.

Chris Young will perform on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! Wednesday night.

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Big Machine RecordsBy the time Tim McGraw hits the stage for a two-hour concert, he’s already put in a few hours of intense workouts with his band and crew. That kind of training helps Tim make sure he’s giving the audience everything he’s got.

“I think that if you work really hard before the show, and you get conditioned that by the time the show hits that you’re really ready to go,” Tim explains.

He sees the group workout sessions as a team-building exercise, too.

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Blue Chair/SonyKenny Chesney is chilling out at his place in the Virgin Islands this week after closing out his 2015 Big Revival tour over the weekend in New England. Kenny and his co-headliner, Jason Aldean, performed for more than 120,000 fans over two shows at the home of the New England Patriots, Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

Kenny says of the trek, “There was so many unbelievable moments, so many great moments. So many moment’s we’ll never forget. All the faces. Everything.”

Looking back on the closing weekend, Kenny still can’t believe Patriots owners Robert …read more

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CMAKelsea Ballerini and Steven Tyler will be all over ABC Wednesday, September 9 to announce the nominees for the 49th Annual CMA Awards. The pair will announce the finalists in five categories that morning on ABC’s Good Morning America, where Steven will perform his new single, “Love Is Your Name.”

He says, “I’m just humbled by the open arms of the country community and am honored to take part in this BIG moment.”

Kelsea grew up watching the CMA Awards as a kid in Knoxville, Tennessee. She says, “To be able to announce the nominations for the awards …read more

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Greenroom PRDierks Bentley currently has two locations of his bar and restaurant, Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row, in his home state of Arizona. A third location is slated to open in Chicago in 2016. Though he’d like to expand the franchise further, Dierks is treading cautiously.

He tells the Cincinnati Enquirer, “What do they say, it’s like four out of five new bars and restaurants close. It’s a tough business to be in. I’m trying to be selective about the places we go.”

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UMG NashvilleLauren Alaina has written and recorded the new song, “History,” especially for ESPN’s college football coverage this fall. Lauren and rock group Imagine Dragons were the only two artists selected to provide the soundtrack for ESPN’s college football promos this season.

“For a southern girl, college football is everything,” Lauren says. “I am so pumped to have my song used for ESPN’s college football coverage. Thank you ESPN for giving me something to make my boyfriend, dad and brother think I’m that much cooler!”

Lauren’s new song, “History,” is now available for download.

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Capitol NashvilleLady Antebellum won’t be going right into another tour once their Wheels Up trek wraps up next month in New Jersey. Instead, the group is giving themselves a little time off to recharge their creative batteries before making the follow-up to their 2014 release, 747.

Lady A’s Charles Kelley tells Rolling Stone, “As a band, we’ve talked about wanting to get off the hamster wheel for a little bit and let the fans miss us for a second. We want to spend some time to write a record like we did …read more

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Webster PRJustin Moore often sings about his love of his home state of Arkansas, and now the state is returning the love in a big way. Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson presented Justin with the prestigious Arkansas Traveler Award in a recent ceremony in the singer’s hometown of Poyen.

The honor was introduced by the Arkansas General Assembly in 1941 to honor those who display a great love for “The Natural State.” Justin and his family moved back to Arkansas last year after spending several years living in Nashville.

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