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Rep Confirms Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton Are Dating

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Art Streiber/NBCThe rumors are true: Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are a couple.

A rep for the No Doubt singer has confirmed to ABC Radio that the two Voice coaches have started dating. The rep did not offer any other details.

The announcement came just hours before Blake was set to perform at the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville.

Speculation that Gwen and Blake are an item has been swirling in recent days. They reportedly were spotted holding hands at actor/rocker Jared Leto‘s costume party Friday night. TMZ later reported that the two took a private jet to Nashville.

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Reps Confirm Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton Are Dating

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Art Streiber/NBCThe rumors are true: Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are a couple.

Reps for the No Doubt singer and the country star have confirmed to ABC Radio that the two Voice coaches have started dating. The reps did not offer any other details.

The announcement came just hours before Blake was set to perform at the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville.

Speculation that Gwen and Blake are an item has been swirling in recent days. They reportedly were spotted holding hands at actor/rocker Jared Leto‘s costume party Friday night. TMZ later reported that the two took a private jet …read more

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Kenny Chesney Adds Louisville Date to Spread the Love Tour

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Christopher Polk/Getty ImagesJust last week, Kenny Chesney announced the stadium dates for his Spread the Love tour, with special guests Miranda Lambert, Sam Hunt and Old Dominion. Now he’s added one more.

In addition to the original 11 dates, Kenny will play a May 28 show in Louisville, Kentucky’s Cardinal Stadium. “[B]eing outside in Louisville is one of those places where the music hits the night, and it’s not the same as being inside. As we’re looking at the routings and our history, I’m really glad we’re gonna be playing Cardinal Stadium ‘cause as …read more

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Country Star Trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock How many CMA Entertainer of the Year trophies does Hank Williams, Jr. have? ANSWER: Two. Bocephus won in both 1987 and 1988.

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Maddie & Tae, Keith Urban & Eric Church Early CMA Winners

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Country Music AssocationThe CMA Awards air tonight, but we already know who two of the winners are.

Maddie & Tae have won Music Video of the Year, for “Girl In A Country Song,” while the Musical Event of the Year winners are Keith Urban and Eric Church, for “Raise ‘Em Up.”

Lara Spencer announced the winners this morning on ABC’s Good Morning America, live from Nashville. The rest of the winners will be announced tonight when the 49th Annual CMA Awards take place, live at 8:00 ET from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, on ABC.

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Charles Kelley Joined by Eric Paslay for “The Driver” Duet at Pre-CMA Party

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ABC NewsLady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley may be going solo, but he wasn’t alone Tuesday night when he performed at Rolling Stone Country’s pre-CMA party.

At the event, the final number Charles performed from his upcoming solo EP The Driver was the title track, which on the EP features Eric Paslay and Dierks Bentley. Eric, a surprise guest, came onstage and joined Charles for the tune, which Eric co-wrote. Charles also performed a bunch of other songs from the EP, including his cover of Tom Petty‘s “Southern Accents” — which features guest vocals from Stevie Nicks — and “Lonely Girl,” …read more

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What We Know and Don’t Know About the 49th Annual CMA Awards

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CMAHosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will likely make jokes about this year’s multiple high-profile break-ups in country music, at least partially because Miranda Lambert‘s ex, Blake Shelton, has given them his permission. Keith Urban will sing “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” and he will sing with John Mellencamp — but we don’t know if the rock legend will sing on the #1 hit that namechecks his earlier alter-ego. These are just some of the knowns and unknowns of this year’s 49th Annual CMA Awards.

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What We Know and Don’t Know About the 49th Annual CMA Awards

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CMAHosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will likely make jokes about this year’s multiple high-profile break-ups in country music, at least partially because Miranda Lambert‘s ex, Blake Shelton, has given them his permission. Keith Urban will sing “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” and he will sing with John Mellencamp — but we don’t know if the rock legend will sing on the #1 hit that namechecks his earlier alter-ego. These are just some of the knowns and unknowns of this year’s 49th Annual CMA Awards.

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Luke Bryan, Little Big Town & Rascal Flatts Honor Mac Davis as a BMI Icon

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BMIIt was a lot like Elvis had entered the building, as BMI presented Mac Davis with its Icon award Tuesday night in Nashville. Known for his solo hits as well as for acting and the songs he wrote for The King, Davis recalled accidentally coming up with a number one pop hit in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, after his producer complained he gave all his good hooks to Presley. He returned with “Baby, Don’t Get Hooked on Me” as a joke. Jay DeMarcus, Joe Don Rooney, and Gary LeVox traded leads as Rascal Flatts delivered the song that went to number …read more

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Nashville Notes

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Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Luke Bryan and Little Big Town‘s Karen Fairchild will duet on “Home Alone Tonight” on the American Music Awards November 22 on ABC. Co-host Carrie Underwood is set to sing on the show as well.

The RIAA has just certified Brantley Gilbert‘s Just As I Am album platinum.

Brad Paisley performed “I Wanna Sex You Up” with Color Me Badd — as Color Me Bradd — to kick off Jimmy Kimmel Live‘s latest round of Mash-Up Monday segments.

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