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Image Courtesy Sony Music NashvilleBrad Paisley makes his living singing and playing guitar, but he comes from a family full of firefighters. That’s why he’s teaming up with Diageo-Guinness USA to help raise $1 million for firefighters across the country by St. Patrick’s Day 2015.

Says Brad, “My father was a volunteer firefighter and showed me at an early age the sacrifices made every day by firefighters and how important what they do is to their communities.”

Brad teamed up with the company’s fundraising initiative by designing a T-shirt for sale at GuinnessGivesBack.com as …read more

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Image Courtesy Sony Music NashvilleBrad Paisley makes his living singing and playing guitar, but he comes from a family full of firefighters. That’s why he’s teaming up with Diageo-Guinness USA to help raise $1 million for firefighters across the country by St. Patrick’s Day 2015.

Says Brad, “My father was a volunteer firefighter and showed me at an early age the sacrifices made every day by firefighters and how important what they do is to their communities.”

Brad teamed up with the company’s fundraising initiative by designing a T-shirt for sale at GuinnessGivesBack.com as …read more

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Country Star Trivia

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Comstock/ThinkstockWho was Kenny Chesney‘s duet partner on the 2007 single, “Shiftwork?” ANSWER: George Strait.

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Country Star Trivia

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Comstock/ThinkstockWho was Kenny Chesney‘s duet partner on the 2007 single, “Shiftwork?” ANSWER: George Strait.

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Image Courtesy ACMA few more tickets for the 50th Annual ACM Awards are going on sale Friday through Ticketmaster.com for the 50th Annual ACM Awards April 19 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Additional tickets are going on sale for the ACM Party for a Cause festival April 17 and 18 at Globe Life Park in Arlington, too. The new seats were made available thanks to creative stage designing for the events.

A limited number of VIP packages are also available for the 50th Annual ACM Awards by calling 1-817-892-4400.

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Capitol NashvileLady Antebellum surprised an Ontario, Canada, elementary school on Tuesday night with new instruments for its music program.

With the help of their record label, Universal Nashville, and other organizations, the band donated more than 35 instruments to staffers of Fitch Street Elementary School in Welland, Ontario, backstage at their concert at Niagara Fallsview Casino.

The donation was a continuation of Lady A’s 7FOR7 campaign, during which they spent a week traveling the country granting wishes for fans. The campaign was named after their most recent album, 747.

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Image Courtesy ABCThe truth came out about Mayor Teddy Conrad‘s brief relationship with a prostitute on Wednesday’s Nashville. In light of that revelation, Rayna Jaymes decided their daughters, Maddie and Daphne, would no longer be allowed to stay at Teddy’s house. Edgehill Republic record label president Jeff Fordham had used Teddy’s affair as leverage to get him to sign his oldest daughter, Maddie, to a recording contract with Edgehill. When she found out about the signing, Rayna went into Jeff’s board meeting with the chairman of the label to expose Jeff’s underhanded dealings in Maddie’s record …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockKenny Chesney and his band have started rehearsals for The Big Revival tour, kicking off March 26 and 27 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

Willie Nelson will begin filming a new movie, Waiting for the Miracle to Come, in March on the Old West film set built on his Texas Hill Country property for the 1986 movie Red Headed Stranger. According to Rolling Stone, the movie is written and directed by Australian filmmaker Lian Lunson and will be produced by U2‘s Bono, who is also writing the film’s soundtrack.

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Image Courtesy Greenroom PRThomas Rhett spent a lot of time watching other acts, including his father Rhett Akins, perform concerts before he ever played a show of his own. As a kid, Rhett took Thomas to see The Rolling Stones quite a few times, and the legendary rock band had a big effect on how Thomas performs to this day.

He says, “When you watch Mick Jagger or somebody, who’s like 70-years-old move around the stage as good as he does, it makes you want to move twice as hard.”

Thomas finds inspiration in current stars like Eric Church as well. Thomas …read more

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Image Courtesy Big Machine RecordsThe Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas is going all-out for Rascal Flatts‘ residency at The Joint starting February 25. During the run of their Vegas Riot! show, guests can order Rascal Flatts-themed cocktails at the casino bars. According to The Los Angeles Times, the drinks include the “Broken Road” made with Jack Daniels’ Tennessee Honey, “Prayin’ for Daylight” made with tequila and “Life Is a Highway” made with Woodford Reserve.

The spa at Hard Rock is also offering a few Flatts-themed treatements, including the “I Melt” body scrub and …read more

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