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Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleBrett Eldredge might not have the thriving country career he has today without his mother’s belief in his talent. When Brett was growing up, his mother drove him to singing gigs near their home in Paris, Illinois, and even ran the sound board as Brett performed.

“I’ve won the lottery with the mother I have,” Brett says. “Everybody says it, but my mom is the best mom in the world. In my mind, she’s just so amazing. She really is something special and believed in me when it was just …read more

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Image Courtesy Mercury NashvilleScotty McCreery returned to Timber Drive Elementary school in his hometown of Garner, North Carolina on Thursday to perform with the school’s chorus at the students’ year-end concert. Scotty attended the school and sang in the chorus when he was a kid, and he was glad to see the students having so much fun performing music.

Scotty tells Raleigh, North Carolina’s News & Observer, “That’s what you want for them. To be happy, and they are young and having fun. It would have a big night regardless of if I …read more

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Image Courtesy Valory Music Co.Brantley Gilbert is teaming up with Lynyrd Skynyrd for a new installment of CMT Crossroads. The special premieres Saturday, June 27 at 10 p.m. ET and marks the second time Skynyrd has appeared on the series. Look for the two acts to trade vocals on new arrangements of hits from their respective catalogs.

Brantley and Lynyrd Skynyrd will tape their CMT Crossroads performance June 5 in Franklin, Tennessee.

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Image Courtesy CMAIf imitation is the highest form of flattery, then The Band Perry just got a huge compliment from some kids in their hometown of Greeneville, Tennessee. Two boys and a girl dressed up as the sibling trio in celebration of the town’s Eastview Elementary School Tennessee History Day.

This made our Friday! Kidz from Eastview Elementary School in our hometown of Greeneville dressing up like us for Tennessee History Day! SO COOOOL😝

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Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleLady Antebellum‘s Hillary Scott will celebrate her second Mother’s Day as mom to her daughter Eisele this weekend.

Says Hillary, “Oh my gosh, I mean, I can’t believe my daughter’s almost two. It’s flown by.”

Since Eisele can’t buy her any gifts yet, Hillary plans to treat herself to some relaxing spa treatments this Mother’s Day.

“I might go get a massage,” Hillary says. “Go get a mani-pedi or something.”

Hillary also wants to spend some quality time with her daughter, but that’s not always easy when her husband, Chris, is around.

Hillary says with a laugh, “I’m just trying to …read more

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Comstock/ThinkstockGarth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will celebrate a milestone wedding anniversary on December 10. How long will they have they been married? ANSWER: 10 years.

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Image Courtesy Chris Hollo/Grand Ole OpryAhead of Mother’s Day this weekend, Garth Brooks partnered with ABC’s Good Morning America to surprise one special mom with a once-in-a-lifetime gift. Karen Garrison, a farmer’s wife, hairstylist and mother of three from Darlington, Wisconsin, was the lucky recipient of an intimate acoustic performance of Garth’s latest single, “Mom.”

Garth surprised Karen Friday morning live on GMA, and she was clearly in shock as she soaked in Garth’s performance. Then, her surprise got even better.

Garth told Karen, “I talked to your husband, OK? We talked quite at …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockGeorge Strait has a new song, “Texas Rising,” on the soundtrack to the History channel’s upcoming series event, Texas Rising, coming out May 18. Country Music Hall of Fame member Kris Kristofferson also contributed a cover of Tom Petty‘s “I Won’t Back Down” for the soundtrack. The event series premiers Monday, May 25.

Kenny Chesney gives you an inside look at his experience at the recent Tortuga Music Festival in Florida in the latest installment of his new web series, No Shoes TV.

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Image Courtesy Pearl RecordsGarth Brooks‘ mother, Colleen, passed away in 1999, but he still laughs when he thinks about her larger-than-life personality.

“My mom was certified nuts,” Garth tells ABC Radio. “That’s why I love her. She was. She was the life of the party, and never meant to be.”

Since Colleen was such a fun-loving parent, Garth and his friends often found themselves having parties at his house. That’s not to say Garth’s parents were pushovers when it came to discipline, though.

He explains, “They had pretty hard lines. But at the same time my parents were …read more

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Image Courtesy Country Music Hall of FameLuke Bryan‘s Dirt Road Diary exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville opens May 22. The country superstar has loaned several items to the museum to tell his life story, including his Little League baseball uniform and glove, and his second-grade school backpack and denim jacket, as well as his first guitar, which his parents gave him when he was 14 years old.

Luke’s CMA and ACM Entertainer of the Year trophies will also be on display along with the handwritten lyrics of …read more

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