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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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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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