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Webster PRKenny Rogers will release his first new Christmas album in 17 years this fall. The project is called Once Again It’s Christmas, and Kenny recruited Alison Krauss, Jennifer Nettles, Home Free and Jim Brickman to join him on the album.

Kenny says, “I’m excited for people to hear it. I feel like this is a special group of songs — both old and new — and I was particularly lucky to be joined by many talented guest artists and musicians who each have something unique to say.”

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Webster PRDolly Parton has found the little girl who will play her in the upcoming NBC TV movie, Coat of Many Colors.

Dolly surprised seven-year-old Alyvia Lind with the good news in a video now posted online.

Alyvia will play Dolly as a child in 1955 growing up in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. We’ll keep you posted once NBC announces an air date for Coat of Many Colors.

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CMAJason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line and Keith Urban are just a few of the stars appearing on ABC’s CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock special. The three-hour show airs Tuesday, August 4 at 8 p.m. with Little Big Town returning for a third turn as hosts.

Brett Eldredge, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker, Rascal Flatts, Zac Brown Band, Randy Houser, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, Chris Young, Maddie & Tae, Kip Moore and Carrie Underwood round out the performers lineup. CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock was filmed last month during …read more

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Mercury NashvilleKacey Musgraves is headed back home to Mineola, Texas to perform a benefit show this fall. The concert will take place September 26 at the Mineola Nature Preserve with proceeds going to music programs at Wood County, Texas schools.

“I’m so excited to be coming back to my hometown to play and help in keeping music and art programs alive in schools!” Kacey says. “I was lucky to have a solid support system as a kid and I can only hope that a fun event like this will be a small step for …read more

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Russ HarringtonReba and Brooks & Dunn have added two more shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace due to overwhelming demand. The new dates are Tuesday, December 1 and Tuesday, December 8. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 17 at TheColosseum.com.

Reba and Brooks & Dunn kicked their residency off in Las Vegas last month.

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Jill TrunnellKenny Chesney broke his own attendance record at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia Saturday with 55,134 fans in the crowd. It was Kenny’s eighth concert at the venue, and it seems his fans in Philly just can’t get enough of him.

“Someone said we could’ve sold 15,000 more tickets easy, which seems crazy,” Kenny says. “Only I heard that crowd. When they cheered, when they sang along, we could hear them onstage over all the instruments — and that’s saying something!”

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Ben EnosBrad Paisley has teamed up with the Santa Cruz Guitar Company to create the Brad Paisley Signature Model Guitar. Brad worked closely with the company’s CEO, Richard Hoover, to develop a guitar he would be proud for his peers to play.

“I’ve never picked up a Santa Cruz that wasn’t magical,” Brad says. “I know if someone gets one of these they are getting exactly what I want them to have.”

Brad goes on to say that the signature guitar is the kind you have to build up to, and the price tag says that, …read more

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Comstock/ThinkstockOne member of A Thousand Horses has the same name as the front man of another country band. What is the name? ANSWER: Zach Brown is in A Thousand Horses. Zac Brown is the lead singer of Zac Brown Band.

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Sony Music NashvilleKenny Chesney is raking in the money again this summer on The Big Revival Tour. According to Billboard, Kenny’s trek has grossed $53 million since he kicked it off in the spring.

Of course, Kenny and his crew have been on the road for many years now, so he can tell when the tour is firing on all cylinders.

He says, “The Big Revival Tour has been everything that my road family and I hoped it would be. And now we’re kind of in the groove out there of playing every weekend, and the cities …read more

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Chris HolloCarrie Underwood had a harrowing experience over the weekend when she had to break into her own car after her dogs accidentally locked themselves inside, along with her four-month-old son, Isaiah.

“When your dogs manage to lock themselves, all your stuff & the baby in the car & you have to break a window to get in. #WhatAreTheChances,” the 32-year-old country superstar tweeted Saturday.

Carrie later clarified, “My bro-in-law was actually the window breaker in the ‘dogs-locked-the-car-door’ incident today! But all is good now!”

“Minus the broken window, of course!” the “Little …read more

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