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Black River EntertainmentKelsea Ballerini has answered a few questions you submitted for Vevo’s Ask: Reply session, and she’s shared quite a few fun facts about herself in the video. Here’s a roundup of our favorite Kelsea revelations:

–How she celebrated her first #1 hit, “Love Me Like You Mean It”: Bought beautiful, pink high heels and new perfume.

–Food she can’t live without: Chicken tenders and honey mustard.

–Favorite throwback country song: Shania Twain‘s “Any Man of Mine,” which she’s been performing with Lady Antebellum when she’s on the road with them.

–Favorite places to shop: Nordstrom for shoes. Posh boutique in …read more

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Capitol NashvilleLuke Bryan‘s new album, Kill the Lights, is due out August 7 featuring six tracks co-written by Luke himself. There are 13 songs total on the project, but if you buy the Target exclusive version, you’ll get three bonus cuts all co-written by Luke. One song on the album, “Home Alone Tonight,” features Little Big Town‘s Karen Fairchild on guest vocals.

Luke’s latest hit, “Kick the Dust Up,” is the lead track on Kill the Lights. Look for him to perform that song on ABC’s Good Morning America on the album’s release date, Friday, August 7.

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John Russell/CMANow that Carrie Underwood has taken “Little Toy Guns” to the top of the country charts, that means her next single will be from her as-yet-unreleased new album. The new mother says taking time off to have a baby may actually translate into more writing credits for her on the new project.

“Well, I had a lot more time to write,” she reflects. “The whole pregnancy was kind of like, ‘Well, I can’t exactly be out on tour and things like that like I would normally be.’ So, I definitely filled my time working in other ways. Yeah, I …read more

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Comstock/ThinkstockWhat was Dolly Parton‘s last #1 duet on the Billboard country chart? ANSWER: “Rockin’ Years” with Ricky Van Shelton in 1991.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockDolly Parton‘s August 1 benefit for the Opry Trust Fund at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium sold out Thursday in less than 25 minutes. She added the second concert after seats for her July 31 date went in a matter of minutes a couple weeks earlier.

Kip Moore played a special concert for NASCAR fans before Sunday’s race at Daytona International Speedway.

Cole Swindell has signed on to play in Major League Baseball’s Legends & Celebrity Softball Game July 12 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

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Greenroom PR/Russ HarringtonHaving just finished the first leg of her Las Vegas residency this past weekend, Reba gives the entire experience high marks, adding it’s actually quite ideal for a performer.

“You know where you’re gonna be. You’ve got the same hotel room, dressing room. It’s kind of like doing the TV show,” she says, recalling her hit sitcom. “Everything’s consistent. So, you don’t have to worry about your surroundings. You’re comfortable, and that comfort level really does help when you’re trying to be creative and give all you’ve got. You don’t have to worry about where you’re gonna step. Is …read more

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Warner Music NashvilleHunter Hayes says shooting his new video for “21” was simply “the most fun I’ve ever had on set.” In the clip, the multi-instrumentalist and other revelers dance in silhouette against a green screen, all the while partying “like we just turned 21.” The greyhound Hunter recently adopted, Cole, even makes a cameo appearance at the end.

So far, “21” is only available for streaming or download, with no plans to release a physical copy for the time being. This summer, Hunter’s on the Wheels Up 2015 Tour with Lady Antebellum and …read more

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CMAThis Independence Day, Dierks Bentley marks an item off his bucket list, as he’s set to perform on Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular.

“I’ve watched it many times and seen all the acts on there,” he recalls. “You know, I’ve had a chance to perform at the Capitol building, which is amazing, in front of the steps of the Capitol for the 4th of July, but I’ve never had a chance to do it in New York City. So, this is a big deal and a huge honor to be part of it. It’s going to be great.”

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Image Courtesy RCA/GwendolynHaving written three best-selling cookbooks and hosting a hit show on the Food Network, it’s no surprise that Independence Day at Trisha Yearwood‘s house sounds like it lives up to her culinary reputation. But the Peach State native says she tends to stick to family traditions, like her mother’s coleslaw.

“4th of July at my house is one of my favorite holidays just because it’s all of my favorite summer foods,” she muses. “My dad was the grill master, and he used to make barbecue chicken for the whole town of Monticello, Georgia. We don’t make it for …read more

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Capitol NashvilleWith the release of their new song “Something Better” with EDM producer Audien, Lady Antebellum becomes the latest country band to join the Electronic Dance Music movement.

“I wanted to push boundaries,” the progressive house/trance artist told Entertainment Weekly. “The song lends itself perfectly to call and response vocals and anthemic harmonies. Lady Antebellum aren’t just some of the best voices in country music, but in overall music. It was a shot in the dark, but fortunately they felt as passionately about the song’s uplifting theme as I did. The result is …read more

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