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Image Courtesy Starstruck RecordsReba’s brand-new album, Love Somebody, is out Tuesday featuring her latest hit, “Going Out Like That.” She was attracted to the sassy attitude of the woman in the song getting over her ex and on with her life.

Reba tells ABC Radio, “I think it’s a woman’s anthem, about not giving up, not giving in. I’m going out and having a blast. I ain’t goin’ out like that, like he expects me to.”

When it came to finding songs for this album, Reba used her tried-and-true method of looking for lyrics she …read more

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Image Courtesy Starstruck RecordsReba’s brand-new album, Love Somebody, is out Tuesday featuring her latest hit, “Going Out Like That.” She was attracted to the sassy attitude of the woman in the song getting over her ex and on with her life.

Reba tells ABC Radio, “I think it’s a woman’s anthem, about not giving up, not giving in. I’m going out and having a blast. I ain’t goin’ out like that, like he expects me to.”

When it came to finding songs for this album, Reba used her tried-and-true method of looking for lyrics she …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockGarth Brooks played the 100th show of his World Tour Sunday in Portland, OR. So far, more than two million tickets have been sold for the trek.

Bill Anderson, Mac Davis, Mo Pitney and Pam Tillis will perform at the CMA Songwriters Series show at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, April 21.

Blake Shelton has been announced as the first performer scheduled for the 2016 Rock the Ocean Tortuga Music Festival in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, next April.

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Image Courtesy Show DogToby Keith will host the 12th Annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic May 15 and 16 at the Belmar Golf Club and Riverwind Casino in Norman, Oklahoma. The event raises money for the OK Kids Korral, a home-away-from-home for pediatric cancer patients and their families in Oklahoma.

Toby says, “I’ve been blessed with healthy kids, and I’m more than blessed to bring a bunch of folks together who want to help folks who haven’t. The great time we have – and we do have one, now – is a far …read more

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Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleKeith Urban isn’t planning on having any downtime when he’s in Dallas for the ACM Awards this weekend. His non-stop schedule kicks off Friday night with a performance at the ACM Benefit Lifting Lives gala at the Omni Hotel. Little Big Town, Hunter Hayes, Lady Antebellum, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood and The Band Perry will also be on hand for the event, and proceeds go to the ACM’s charitable organization, Lifting Lives.

Keith says, “I think country music in general has always been very, very strongly connected to community. So, events like Lifting Lives, …read more

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Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleDarius Rucker took the field with his beloved South Carolina Gamecocks Saturday during the team’s annual Garnet and Black spring practice game. Coach Steve Spurrier always has a surprise trick play in the game, and he recruited Darius to sneak into the end zone and catch a touchdown pass from quarterback Connor Mitch.

According to the Greenville News, Connor was expecting to see another country star in the end zone for that pass. He says, “Actually, during the meeting on [Friday], coach Spurrier told me I was throwing to …read more

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Image Courtesy Big Machine RecordsTim McGraw will perform a benefit concert for Sandy Hook Promise this summer in Hartford, CT. The organization was founded in the wake of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, CT and seeks to help protect children from gun violence.

Tim says, “Out of this tragedy a group was formed that made a promise to honor the lives lost and turn it into a moment of transformation. Sandy Hook Promise teaches that we can do something to protect our children from gun violence. I want to be …read more

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Comstock/ThinkstockJason Aldean grew up in which Georgia town? ANSWER: Macon.

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Image Courtesy Sunshine SachsTrace Adkins may be a grandfather now, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to tone down his onstage dance moves. Before Luke Bryan started shaking it for audiences, Trace was getting down with his hits “Ladies Love Country Boys” and “Hot Mama.”

He tells Billboard, “I was at the Opry and thinking the other night, “Man, when I’m 80 years old my grandkids are going to be here, and they’re going to be so grossed out whenever I go out to do ‘Honky Tonk Badonkadonk’ and I do the pelvic thrust.”

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Image Courtesy Broken BowJason Aldean has been going to the ACM Awards for the better part of a decade now, so he’s used to the setup when the show is in Las Vegas. Usually, all the artists stay in the same hotels and eat at the same restaurants year after year, but the ACM’s move to Texas for the 50th Anniversary show switches up the routine for stars like Jason.

He says, “It just kind of creates more excitement for us. Sort of the not knowing — typically you know what to expect when …read more

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