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Image Courtesy Broken Bow RecordsJason Aldean tries to keep his mouth shut during his shows unless he’s actually singing one of his hit songs. You won’t find the superstar doing a lot of talking to the audience in between songs.

He says, “They don’t come out to hear me talk. You know what I’m saying? So, they come out, we’re gonna try to play as many songs as we can play.”

Most of those hit songs, like “Johnny Cash” and “When She Says Baby,” are designed to get fans on their feet. Jason and his band …read more

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Sony Music NashvilleKenny Chesney has a good reason for kicking off his Big Revival tour in Nashville this Thursday and Friday.

Chesney turns 47 on Thursday, and he wanted to celebrate it with a special woman in his life. He explains to USA Today, “My mom wanted to be with me on my birthday, but I wanted to open my tour on my birthday, which meant I had to do it pretty close to home.”

Chesney took a cue from Major League Baseball and took part in his own “spring training” earlier this year to prepare …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockLady Antebellum‘s Hillary Scott shared her favorite Breakfast casserole recipe on Instagram Friday.

RECIPE! Y’all asked, so I jotted it down. AND my first attempt of spelling the word whisk fell short…so grammar/handwriting police be nice. I’ve been up since 3am. =) Also, make sure the turkey sausage is cooked AND crumbled, and cook until set…40 minutes in my oven was great, but it may be more or less in yours…it shouldn’t be runny at all. You can add veggies(spinach, mushrooms, bell pepper, onion, etc.)in place of meat if you prefer, and I bet …read more

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Image Courtesy CMAGary Allan found a song he really loved for his next album, but someone else recorded the Motown-inspired track before he could hit the studio. As a result, Gary met up with the writers of the song — Chris Stapleton and Jesse Frasure — to write another song with that soulful vibe he liked in the first song. That’s how Gary came up with his latest single, “Hangover Tonight.”

Gary tells ABC Radio, “I got together with ’em, wrote three songs and all three of ’em made the record.”

“Hangover Tonight” is actually about …read more

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Image Courtesy Nino Munoz/Capitol NashvilleDierks Bentley and several cast members from Nashville are performing a benefit concert for the African Children’s Choir this Sunday. The show takes place at 3rd & Lindsley in Music City in celebration of the choir’s 30th anniversary.

Nashville‘s Connie Britton, Lennon and Maisy Stella and Charles Esten join Dierks on the bill along with pop/gospel star Amy Grant. Proceeds from the concert go to the African Children’s Choir in their efforts to educate children and provide relief and development programs across Africa.

Go to AfricanChildrensChoir.com for more details.

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Image Courtesy CMAJason Aldean has tied the knot with Brittany Kerr. The couple married in a Saturday night ceremony in Mexico. Jason tells Us Weekly, “This is the best day ever — I’ve got my girl here, my friends, my family. It’s the best day ever!”

Brittany adds, “Today has been the best day of my life. I feel like the luckiest woman to have been able to marry my best friend.”

Willie Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame was in attendance along with Jason’s daughters from his previous marriage, Keeley and Kendyl.

Jason and Brittany Kerr got engaged last …read more

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Image Courtesy Sony/Blue ChairKenny Chesney has signed on to co-chair the fundraising committee for a new football stadium at his alma mater, East Tennessee State University, in Johnson City. The 30,000-seat stadium will open in the fall of 2017 as the venue for the school’s Buccaneer football team. The facility will cost around $26 million, and Kenny is glad to give back to the college that shaped him so much.

He says of his experience there, “The education I received, the friends I made, the music I made all altered the path of …read more

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Image Courtesy Webster PRDolly Parton is returning to Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, this August for four concerts to celebrate the theme park’s 30th anniversary. The shows will take place August 8 and 9 at D.P.’s Celebrity Theater. Dolly hasn’t performed a concert at Dollywood since 2005.

For ticket information, go to Dollywood.com.

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Image Courtesy BMLGReba has signed on as the face of the fourth annual Outnumber Hunger campaign this spring. Starting next month, Reba and several of her label mates will be featured on more than 60 million General Mills boxes, including Cheerios, Pillsbury, Yoplait and Nature Valley products. Through January 31, 2016, fans can help Feeding America secure five meals at their local food bank by entering the product code from those boxes at OutnumberHunger.com.

Since its launch, Outnumber Hunger has helped secure more than 35 million meals for the 49 million …read more

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Danny Clinch/Varvatos/Southern Ground/BMLGZac Brown Band will be the first act ever to play three nights at Fenway Park in Boston coming up August 7, 8 and 9. Their two shows at the venue sold out, so they added a third date for their second annual performance at the historic ballpark.

Zac Brown Band will also be the first band to play Coors Field in Denver on July 3. Their new album, Jekyll + Hyde, comes out April 28. Catch them performing on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday.

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