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Image Courtesy Broken Bow RecordsJason Aldean is going all out to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his Concert for the Cure to raise money for breast cancer research and treatment. The show will take place October 24 at the Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida, and a portion of Jason’s ticket proceeds from every show on his 2015 Burn It Down Tour will help support Susan G. Komen South Florida’s efforts in the Palm Beach area.

Jason is also honoring two breast cancer survivors at each show on his tour this year. …read more

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Image Courtesy ACMSam Hunt, Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell are this year’s final nominees for the ACM New Artist of the Year Award.

The winner will be determined by combining a fan vote with votes from the ACM’s professional members. Fans can start voting Wednesday, April 8 at 3 p.m. ET at VoteACM.com, and the polls will close as the 50th Annual ACM Awards begin on the air Sunday, April 19 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. The winner will be announced during the show.

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Image Courtesy Richard McLaren/Show Dog/UniversalToby Keith will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame Thursday, June 18 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Toby is being recognized for penning most of his biggest hits, including “Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” “How Do You Like Me Now?!” and “Beer for My Horses.”

Country Music Hall of Fame member Bobby Braddock is also going into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year. He’s the man behind country classics such as George Jones‘ “He Stopped Loving Her Today” and Tracy Lawrence‘s “Time Marches On.” Bobby also wrote …read more

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Image Courtesy Country Music Hall of FameGarth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are hosting the ACM Lifting Lives One Night, Two Cities, All Music benefit gala in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas on April 17.

The events will take place simultaneously at the Omni Dallas Hotel, featuring performances from Lady Antebellum and Hunter Hayes, and at the Fort Worth Zoo, featuring performances from Keith Urban and Little Big Town. Garth and Trisha will alternate between both shows throughout the evening. Entertainment Tonight‘s Nancy O’Dell will co-host the Fort Worth gala.

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Country Star Trivia

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Comstock/ThinkstockLady Antebellum performed with which rock legend on CMT Crossroads in 2013? ANSWER: Stevie Nicks.

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Image Courtesy Monarch PublicityCraig Morgan will hold his second annual Billy’s Place 5K Sunday, April 12 at Montgomery Bell State Park in Dickson, Tennessee. Proceeds benefit Craig’s foundation to help foster children throughout Middle Tennessee. Participants who register by March 29 will get an official race t-shirt, and the top five runners will get a commemorative trophy.

Go to CraigMorgan.com for details on how to sign up.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockGary Allan has a brand-new single, “Hangover Tonight,” hitting the airwaves March 2.

Florida Georgia Line has released “Sippin’ on Fire” as the follow up to their latest #1 hit, “Sun Daze.”

Country newcomer Canaan Smith will release his self-titled debut EP on March 24. The four-song project features his current single, “Love You Like That.”

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Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleLady Antebellum heads overseas later this month to headline the C2C Country to Country Festival shows starting February 28 in Oslo, Norway. Since they have a big presence in Europe thanks to their monster hit, “Need You Now,” Lady A is actually closing the show with stars like Jason Aldean and Brantley Gilbert going on before them.

Lady A’s Dave Haywood says with a laugh, “It’ll be the only time ever that Jason Aldean opens up for us. Because he’s coming over — I think it’s his first trip to Europe. But …read more

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Ethan Miller/Getty Images via ABCShania Twain spent the last two years headlining her own show at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, but she spent months preparing for the residency before she ever performed for an audience. On top of being nervous about tackling such a big production, Shania faced considerable vocal troubles as she started getting ready for the Vegas gig. Having the show’s start date as a deadline helped her focus on overcoming those issues.

She says, “The deadline and everything like that and having the team involved, really put me on the …read more

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Image Courtesy Russ Harrington/Sunshine SachsTrisha Yearwood will reveal her first-ever home collection this April at the High Point International Market in North Carolina. She’s teamed up with Klaussner Home Furnishings to create the line.

Now that Trisha’s on the road with her husband, Garth Brooks, she’s even more aware of the need to have a relaxing environment at home. She says, “My collection with Klaussner is all about comfort and accessibility, giving everyone a place to relax and recharge with family and friends.”

The new home collection will debut after Trisha releases her third …read more

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