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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!”

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CMALuke Bryan played his first stadium show in Nashville Saturday night with 35,000 fans in the audience. Florida Georgia Line, Dustin Lynch, Thomas Rhett and Randy Houser were also on the bill at Vanderbilt Stadium, and they all joined Luke throughout his headlining set. Luke led Dustin, Thomas and Randy in a sing-along of the Maroon 5 pop hit “Sugar,” and FGL joined Luke for a spot-on cover of Alabama‘s “Mountain Music.” A joint performance of Journey‘s “Faithfully” followed, though FGL’s Tyler Hubbard admitted he really didn’t know the words to that one.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockA Thousand Horses‘ debut performance on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live re-airs Monday night.

Maddie & Tae will perform at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago on Friday, July 31 just before the Chicago White Sox host the New York Yankees. The performance is part of the Grand Ole Opry’s ongoing 90th Anniversary celebration.

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Warner Music NashvilleBrett Eldredge sings about finding a girl he just can’t get enough of in his new hit, “Lose My Mind,” but he’s still single in real life. Since Brett is easily one of country’s most eligible bachelors, we wondered what’s holding him back in the love department.

Brett explains, “I am scared of getting tied down right now, because I’m so, so driven for what I’m doing, and I just love my music so much. That is my love.”

He goes on to admit, “I guess I probably have some commitment issues with …read more

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Valory Music Co.Justin Moore is breaking out his old baseball cleats to play in this Sunday’s 2015 MLB All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game in Cincinnati. He joins Cole Swindell on the roster along with Snoop Dogg, Jordin Sparks, Josh Hutcherson and Nick Lachey, among others.

Justin says, “Baseball is my favorite sport, and one I’ve played my whole life. I may be a little rusty, but it’s just like riding a bike. Should be fun to get back on the diamond with all the other folks playing.”

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CMAJosh Turner is headed to Cincinnati’s Great American Ballpark this Tuesday to sing “God Bless America” at the 86th Annual MLB All-Star game. Live coverage of the game kicks off Tuesday night at 7 p.m. ET on Fox.

The baseball gig comes in the middle of Josh’s busy summer touring schedule. He’s also working on his upcoming studio album in between dates.

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CMALittle Big Town‘s “Girl Crush” could become the group’s first big pop hit. The song has already broken the record for the longest-running #1 by a group on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart, in its 11th consecutive week. Now, “Girl Crush,” has found its way to the latest NOW That’s What I Call Music! compilation.

“Girl Crush” is the only country song included on the series’ 55th installment, due out August 7. Other songs on the compilation include the latest pop hits from Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, Ed Sheeran and Nick Jonas among others.

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Sony Music NashvilleJerrod Niemann‘s new single, “Blue Bandana,” is now on sale at Apple Music. The song namechecks a ton of summer music festivals, including Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, as the lyrics tell the story of a girl who just can’t get enough live music.

Jerrod says, “I can’t sing or listen to ‘Blue Bandana’ without seeing so many faces from previous shows singing back at me! The lyrics speak of the love affair between fans and music!”

He adds, “It’s exhilarating to see people who have traveled for so many miles and have waited a …read more

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