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Comstock/ThinkstockWho was the last female act to win ACM Entertainer of the Year? ANSWER: Taylor Swift in 2012.

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Image Courtesy Curb RecordsLee Brice has a pretty sweet gig as a country star, but the singer still misses his days playing college football as a long snapper for the Clemson Tigers in South Carolina.

“I miss the contact, the training and just playing the game,” Lee tells Florida Today. “I love the competition. I love the physical side of it and being able to go out there and have proof of who you are.”

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Image Courtesy Curb RecordsLee Brice has a pretty sweet gig as a country star, but the singer still misses his days playing college football as a long snapper for the Clemson Tigers in South Carolina.

“I miss the contact, the training and just playing the game,” Lee tells Florida Today. “I love the competition. I love the physical side of it and being able to go out there and have proof of who you are.”

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Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleBrett Eldredge scores his third consecutive #1 hit this week with “Mean to Me,” but Brett’s creativity can’t be contained in his music. That’s why he’s one of country music’s most active artists on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and now, Snapchat. Brett has posted off-the-wall observations and thoughts on Twitter for a few years now, but Snapchat allows him to capture wacky moments on video. Recently, Brett posted short clips of himself jumping in puddles during a Nashville rain storm and playing tennis with his camera-shy mom.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockAccording to officials in Panama City Beach, Florida, more than 400,000 fans caught Luke Bryan‘s final two spring break shows at Spinnaker Beach Club last week.

Miranda Lambert now has her own rose. The Miranda Lambert Rose is a hot pink Hybrid Tea and will be released in early 2016. Certified Roses, Inc. developed the flower, and a percentage of the rose’s sales will benefit Miranda’s MuttNation Foundation.

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Arista NashvilleMonday night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! was the first of a week of shows in in Austin, Texas. One of Jimmy’s guests was Brad Paisley, who closed the show by performing “Crushin’ It,” from the hit album Moonshine in the Trunk.

Paisley also chatted with Kimmel and recalled what it was like to fly on Air Force One with President Obama last year, when the president asked Brad to travel to Afghanistan to entertain the troops.

“It’s absolutely amazing, but they didn’t really build it for a lot of people to sleep,” Brad recalled and added, “the seats recline, but …read more

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Image Courtesy CMAEric Church has scored two #1 hits off his latest album, The Outsiders, with “Talladega” and “Give Me Back My Hometown.” He also had two more adventurous singles from that album, “Cold One” and “The Outsiders.” While Eric is glad to have a big presence on the airwaves, he’s also excited to throw some musical curve balls to keep his fans guessing.

“That’s the fun part,” Eric tells Rolling Stone Country. “[Outsiders] is supposed to be a little bit crazy and now, coming off of that, I’m just not scared to go …read more

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Image Courtesy ACMA few more tickets for the 50th Annual ACM Awards are going on sale Wednesday morning at Ticketmaster.com. The limited-view seats offer a chance to see some of the behind-the-scenes action, as stars like Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and more perform on the big show.

Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton return as hosts for the 50th Annual ACM Awards airing live on CBS from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19 at 8 p.m. ET.

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Image Courtesy Southern Ground/Varvatos/Big MachineZac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum and Kacey Musgraves have signed on to perform at the 2015 NCAA March Madness Music Festival next month in Indianapolis. The performances take place Sunday, April 5 at White River State Park. Footage from the concerts will be live streamed at NCAA.com/MusicFest.

Pop acts Rihanna and Bleachers will perform at the festival April 4. The concerts are being staged in conjunction with the 2015 NCAA Men’s Final Four.

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