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Image Courtesy CMAKeith Urban and Nicole Kidman have shared a word of thanks via Facebook for the encouragement they’ve received since Nicole’s father, Antony Kidman, died unexpectedly. The note reads, “We would just like to thank everyone for their love and prayers over these past couple of weeks. We are all heartbroken but knowing we are in the hearts and thoughts of others is so comforting.” It’s signed, “Sending love, Nic and Keith xx.”

Antony Kidman died earlier this month after suffering a fall in Singapore.

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Image Courtesy Webster PRThe George Jones Museum is coming to Second Avenue in downtown Nashville soon featuring a gift shop, restaurant, event space and music venue. George’s widow, Nancy Jones, will unveil plans for the museum very soon.

She says, “We hope that this will draw George’s friends and fans worldwide to our great city. George and I made this our home, and he would be happy to know that we found a home to continue his legacy in the heart of Music City.”

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Image Courtesy Broken Bow RecordsJason Aldean‘s new single, “Burnin’ It Down,” has become the fastest-selling single of 2014. The sexy track has been certified platinum just nine weeks after it was released digitally.

Jason’s understandably happy his fans have accepted this new sound with open arms. “It’s so awesome that my fans trust that I have a pretty good ear for the kinds of songs they will like, and that they follow me to new places with each album,” he says. “I couldn’t be happier with all the excitement around the …read more

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Image Courtesy CMACarrie Underwood and Brad Paisley are confirmed to perform at the 48th Annual CMA Awards November 5 in Nashville. They’re also hosting the live broadcast for a seventh consecutive year.

Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town and The Band Perry have also joined the performers lineup. Entertainer of the Year nominees Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, and Keith Urban will sing as well.

Tickets for the CMA Awards are sold out for the sixth consecutive year. The show broadcasts live on ABC Wednesday, November 5 at 8 p.m. ET.

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Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleLady Antebellum‘s Dave Haywood and his wife, Kelli, welcomed their first child, Cash Van Haywood, earlier this month, and Dave already has a spot for his young family on his tour bus. The back lounge has been converted to a nursery. Dave doesn’t know how often his wife and baby will use the back lounge of his bus, but he wanted to have it ready to go.

He tells The Tennessean, “My guess is that she comes out twice as much as she does now, but not all the time. I …read more

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Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleLady Antebellum‘s Dave Haywood and his wife, Kelli, welcomed their first child, Cash Van Haywood, earlier this month, and Dave already has a spot for his young family on his tour bus. The back lounge has been converted to a nursery. Dave doesn’t know how often his wife and baby will use the back lounge of his bus, but he wanted to have it ready to go.

He tells The Tennessean, “My guess is that she comes out twice as much as she does now, but not all the time. I …read more

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Image Courtesy Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is the name of Dierks Bentley‘s 2009 bluegrass-inspired album? ANSWER: Up on the Ridge.

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Image Courtesy Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is the name of Dierks Bentley‘s 2009 bluegrass-inspired album? ANSWER: Up on the Ridge.

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Chris HolloCarrie Underwood covered one of R.E.M.‘s signature songs Saturday night at the Global Citizen Festival in New York City.

The pregnant artist delivered a sweet rendition of “Everybody Hurts.” The rest of her set in Central Park was packed with hits such as “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” “Blown Away” and “Before He Cheats.”

At one point, Carrie told the audience that her appearance at the event represented one of the top highlights of her career.

The festival included a couple of special guests: Beyoncé joined her husband, headliner Jay Z, for two songs, and Sting paired up with …read more

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Image Courtesy Greenroom PRDierks Bentley hosted his annual Miles & Music for Kids bike ride and concert Sunday in Nashville with proceeds going to the Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Since he launched the event nearly a decade ago, Dierks and his pals have raised more than $2.6 million for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. While that’s an impressive number, it doesn’t quite live up to the amount Dierks’ seven-year-old daughter, Evie, thought he donated to the cause when she was a little bit younger.

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