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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Chase Bryant headlines the first Music for Mobility fundraiser for the Arthritis Foundation November 22 in Nashville, with more artists to be added soon.

Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett closed out their recent New York show on their Suits & Boots tour with a cover of Silento‘s “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae).”

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Host Brad Paisley Says Jokes About Miranda and Blake’s Breakup Won’t Be Off Limits at This Year’s CMA Awards

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ABC NewsAs Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood prepare to helm the CMA Awards for the eighth year in a row, they’re happy to say their initial nerves about taking on country music’s most high-profile hosting gig have subsided somewhat.

“There are butterflies ‘cause this is out of our comfort zone, but we usually are ready when we go out there, although one year we weren’t at all,” Brad reveals.

“But we still did,” Carrie interjects.

“And ended up being fine. But we didn’t feel ready that year and that was a scary thing ’cause I thought none of you would talk to …read more

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See Luke Bryan Live from the CMA Theater at the Hall of Fame

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Capitol NashvilleThis Sunday, Luke Bryan takes the stage for a sold out show in the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The CMA and ACM Entertainer of the Year will talk about his life and career, and also do a short acoustic set for the crowd. Even though no tickets remain for the unique Q&A and intimate performance, you can still stream it live online at the Country Music Hall of Fame’s website.

Luke’s appearance at the Hall comes just as his exhibit “Luke Bryan: Dirt Road Diary” is about to close. Its …read more

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Kristian Bush Is “Thinking About Drinking for Christmas”

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Kristian Bush (Mercury Nashville)With Christmas fewer than two months away, Sugarland‘s Kristian Bush has a new song he’s hoping you’ll add to your holiday playlist. Today, his first-ever Christmas single, “Thinking About Drinking for Christmas” is available for download at all the usual outlets.

“I love Christmas music and have been writing Christmas songs as a tradition every year,” he says. “[I’m] not sure if you feel like you might need a drink to handle your family during the holidays, but if you do, this could be your song. Christmas has a soundtrack and I want to be on yours!”

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Kacey Musgraves Raises $100,000 for Her Hometown in Texas

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Sandbox EntertainmentKacey Musgraves is giving more than $100,000 back to her hometown, after tallying the proceeds from her show last month in Mineola, Texas. $65,000 will go to help music and arts programs in the local Wood County Public Schools, while $40,000 will pay for improvements at the Mineola Nature Preserve. More than 4,000 fans attended Kacey’s Hometown Hang, including 200 people who volunteered.

The three-time nominee will also perform at next Wednesday’s CMA Awards, which air live at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Having recently wrapped the U.S. leg of her Country …read more

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Chris Janson Completes 10 Year Journey with “Buy Me a Boat”

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Warner Music NashvilleNow that Chris Janson‘s debut album, Buy Me a Boat, has officially been released, it marks the end of a journey that was a decade in the making. “I’ve been looking forward to this day a long time and I can’t believe it’s here,” Chris reflects. “It’s been a long time coming.”

In addition to the chart-topping title track, Chris’s first full-length album includes his second single, “Power of Positive Drinkin’,” as well as a duet with a country superstar.

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LOCASH Marks EP Release with Live Facebook Chat

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Reviver RecordsFriday evening, LOCASH celebrates today’s release of their first new music in two years with a live Facebook chat with their fans. The EP I Love This Life takes its title from the duo’s current top-20 hit. Preston Brust says he believes these six songs have given LOCASH the best chance to define their sound so far.

“There have been a lot of misconceptions about our music. Some people think we sound this way, or some people think we sound that way, and that’s fine, but we’re here this time to make sure everyone knows …read more

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Country Star Trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock Which two soundtracks have won the CMA Award for Album of the Year? ANSWER: Coal Miner’s Daughter in 1981, and O Brother, Where Art Thou? in 2001.

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The Band Perry’s Favorite Halloween Costumes Were Inspired by the Movies

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BMLGWhen you ask the siblings from The Band Perry to think back on their favorite Halloween get-ups, you get three very diverse answers, the only common thread being the movies.

“The one that sticks out in my mind is when I wore my pink poodle skirt, white turtleneck and saddle oxfords,” Kimberly Perry recalls. “I was a ’50s girl… kinda from Grease, but definitely from the ’50s.”

Lord of the Rings fan Neil Perry went as Tolkien‘s main character, Frodo Baggins. “I actually got fake fur and got double-side stick tape and put it on my feet,” he recalls.

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Justin Moore Releases New Single, “You Look Like I Need a Drink”

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The Valory Music Co.Over two years since his last album, Justin Moore released new music today. “You Look Like I Need a Drink” is apparently the lead single off of Justin’s forthcoming, as-yet untitled fourth studio album.

Justin’s most recent album, of course, was 2013’s Off the Beaten Path, which includes the singles “Point at You,” “Lettin’ the Night Roll,” and “This Kind of Town.” He’s currently in the studio working on his new album, though there’s no word yet of a release date.

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