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Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleOn the heels of being named 2014’s CMA Entertainer of the Year, Luke Bryan certainly won’t be slowing down in 2015. This morning in Nashville, Luke mapped out details of his new tour, new album and a new exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame.

After wrapping up his remaining U.S. dates on the That’s My Kinda Night tour in February, Luke heads overseas for his first international shows in the U.K., Germany, Sweden and Norway at the end of the month. Immediately after his return, he’ll release his seventh and …read more

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Country Star Trivia

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Comstock/ThinkstockWhich country star is a co-writer on Florida Georgia Line‘s #1 hit, “Round Here”? ANSWER: Thomas Rhett.

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True Public RelationsLeAnn Rimes has a reason to be feeling a little “Blue” these days.

The 32-year-old singer’s VH-1 reality show with her 41-year-old husband, Eddie Cibrian, has been canceled after an eight-episode first season, according to People magazine.

The couple hoped to use the series LeAnn & Eddie to clear up misconceptions about their marriage.

“The biggest global misconception would be that we’re not two people who are really in love with each other, that there are ulterior motives to our relationship,” Rimes told the magazine back in July.

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Nashville Notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockChase Rice‘s “Gonna Wanna Tonight” video is now airing on CMT and CMT.com.

Jamey Johnson has released a brand-new single, “Alabama Pines,” to iTunes to celebrate the 15th anniversary of his move to Nashville on January 1, 2000.

Florida Georgia Line‘s Brian Kelley hosts a behind-the-scenes look at the launch of their Anything Goes tour in a new installment of their YouTube series, Inside the Line.

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Image Courtesy UMG NashvilleSam Hunt will shoot the video for his new single, “Take Your Time,” in the next few weeks, but he didn’t want the clip to just play out the song’s lyrics about a guy trying to smooth talk the hottest girl in the bar.

“I didn’t want to go down the obvious road and take it as literal as the song and lyrics go,” Sam tells ABC News radio, “but we did come up with a cool concept, and I’m really looking forward to shooting this video. It’ll be a little different.”

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Image Courtesy MCA NashvilleDavid Nail and Sheryl Crow returned to their hometown of Kennett, MO Monday night to play a benefit show for their alma mater, Kennett High School. The show, called Kennett Crossroads, was held in the school’s gym to raise money for the Performing Arts and Athletic Departments.

David was honored to be part of the show. He tweeted, “Can’t thank my hometown enough for the experience.”

The concert also featured up-and-coming country acts from Kennett, Blackjack Billy and Trent Tomlinson, as well as David and Sheryl.

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Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleBlake Shelton is speaking out against actor Seth Rogen‘s comments about the blockbuster film, American Sniper. The movie, starring Bradley Cooper as the late Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history, has come under criticism from some who believe it glorifies a killer.

The controversy surrounding the Oscar-nominated drama intensified when Seth Rogen tweeted on Sunday, “American Sniper kind of reminds me of the movie that’s showing in the third act of Inglorious Basterds.” He was referring to a fake Nazi propaganda movie about a German sniper that was shown in …read more

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Image Courtesy Sony Music/Blue ChairKenny Chesney has added a second show in Nashville on March 27 to launch The Big Revival tour. The first show is set for March 26. Kenny and his team added the new date due to overwhelming demand from fans before the tickets even went on sale.

The Nashville dates mark the beginning of Kenny’s first tour since 2013, and he’s relieved to find out the fans are ready to welcome him back with open arms. “When you take a year off and you’re as far into a career as I …read more

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Image Courtesy Big Machine RecordsRascal Flatts is headed out on their Riot Tour 2015 starting May 29 in St. Louis. Scotty McCreery will be coming along as the opening act. The new tour follows the Flatts’ upcoming residency at The Joint at the Hard Rock Las Vegas February 25 through March 14.

Flatts band member Jay DeMarcus says of the Vegas dates, “Those shows are going to be the ultimate way to kick off our 2015 tour, where we can try new things and pretty much do whatever the hell we want. We’re having a …read more

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Country Star Trivia

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Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is the name of Eric Church‘s fan club? ANSWER: The Church Choir.

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