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Comstock/ThinkstockMiranda Lambert‘s boutique, The Pink Pistol, and her bed and breakfast, The Ladysmith, are located on the main drag in which Oklahoma town? ANSWER: Tishomingo.

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Mercury NashvilleCanaan Smith‘s debut album, Bronco, is out this week, featuring his breakthrough hit, “Love You Like That.” Beyond the lead single, Canaan is excited for you to hear the unique sound he’s been developing on the road for the past decade. During that time, Canaan has been like a sponge, picking up whatever he can from the great singers and songwriters he’s met in Nashville over the years.

Canaan tells ABC Radio, “I’m impressed by the people around me, and it encourages me when I see something great or hear something great, it …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockBlake Shelton will be back as a coach for the ninth season of NBC’s The Voice on Monday, September 21 at 8 p.m. ET.

Jake Owen‘s new video for “Real Life” premieres Saturday, June 27 on CMT.

Hunter Hayes‘ video for “21” premieres this Saturday on the CMT Hot 20 Countdown.

Rascal FlattsJay DeMarcus and his wife, Allison, open up their Nashville home to ABC’s The Chew on Monday, June 29.

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Mercury NashvilleKacey Musgraves is dressed up like an elegant, ’60s beauty queen on the cover of her new album, Pageant Material, and that look captures the feel of the album, too. While a few tracks maintain the stripped-down arrangements she used on her debut, Same Trailer Different Park, you’ll hear a lot more strings and lush arrangements backing up Kacey on the new project.

“I just was really kind of going for more of a concise, just classic feel this time,” Kacey explains. “You know, like all the records that I really love, like Glen …read more

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MCA NashvilleSam Hunt and his band are performing at a private “House Party” in Nashville in the next few weeks, and you could win a VIP trip for two to see the show. Sam has teamed up with Bose to make the sweepstakes possible, and you can sign up now through July 19 at SamHunt.com/HouseParty. If you don’t get the VIP prize, the runners-up get a sweet Bose Wireless Prize Package including Bluetooth speakers and headphones.

“House Party” is the third hit single from Sam’s debut album, Montevallo, out now.

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Black River EntertainmentSomeone apparently forgot to tell Kelsea Ballerini it’s hard to get a female act played on country radio. Her debut single, “Love Me Like You Mean,” just went to #1 on Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart, making her the first female act to score a solo #1 hit since Carrie Underwood did it with “Blown Away” in 2012. Kelsea also joins an elite group of female acts, including Faith Hill, Trisha Yearwood and Carrie, to hit #1 with their debut single.

Kelsea says of her achievement, “To be in a group with artists like Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill and Deana …read more

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MCA NashvillePatsy Cline will be the star of a new concert, thanks to a deal between the late singer’s estate and Hologram USA. The company has announced plans to turn Patsy into a hologram, making her the first country artist and first female act to get the virtual reality treatment.

Cline died in a plane crash in 1963 and was the first woman inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Patsy’s widower, Charles Dick, says in a statement, “We are very glad to share Patsy and her music with this new technology and format and …read more

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Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is Kenny Chesney‘s middle name? ANSWER: Arnold.

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CMARascal Flatts is going deep with journalist Dan Rather this summer. The trio will sit down for an interview on Dan’s AXS TV series The Big Interview on July 28. Dwight Yoakam will be featured on August 4, and Emmylou Harris kicks off this season on the premiere episode July 7.

Trisha Yearwood, Florida Georgia Line and Wynonna are among the previous country stars featured on The Big Interview.

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Chris Hollo/Grand Ole OpryGarth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood made a surprise appearance at the Grand Ole Opry last Friday night.

Vince Gill introduced Trisha first, and she told the crowd, “I didn’t have a chance to bring my band or call them or anything, but luckily I live with a Grand Ole Opry member, so if you all would make welcome my guitar player tonight, my husband, Mr. Garth Brooks!” Garth then backed Trisha up on guitar as she sang “She’s in Love with the Boy.”

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