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Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleBrett Eldredge led his fans on a karaoke tour of downtown Nashville Monday night. He tweeted his fans that afternoon to meet on Music Row, and hundreds of people showed up to head down to Lonnie’s Karaoke Bar in Printer’s Alley. Brett led the group on to Troubadour’s karaoke bar on Lower Broadway later in the night.

In a YouTube interview, Brett explained he just wanted to get people together to enjoy some music. He went on to say his favorite karaoke song is “Neon Moon” by Brooks & …read more

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Country Star Trivia

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Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is the title of Big & Rich‘s #1 hit love song from 2007? ANSWER: “Lost in This Moment.”

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Image Courtesy UMGThe Academy of Country Music is teaming up with the Now! Music series for a new compilation celebrating the ACM Awards’ 50th Anniversary. Now That’s What I Call ACM Awards 50 Years is due out March 31 featuring hits from the show’s history as well as current nominees on two discs. That means Miranda Lambert‘s “The House That Built Me” and Lady Antebellum‘s “Need You Now” are featured alongside classics like “He Stopped Loving Her Today” by George Jones and “Why Not Me” by The Judds.

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Kelly Christine Musgraves/Sandbox Entertainment; ABC/Randy HolmesGrammy-winning British pop star Sam Smith‘s next big hit could be a country duet, and his partner would be none other than Kacey Musgraves.

“I love this. @samsmithworld told me he’d love to work with @KaceyMusgraves. Let’s make that happen right now,” E! Online’s Marc Malkin tweeted from the Grammy Awards on Sunday.

The 26-year-old country star wasted no time tweeting back her response. “Let’s do it!” she wrote less than an hour later.

Sam won four Grammys Sunday night, including for Record and Song of the Year, and Best New Artist. …read more

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Image Courtesy Webster PRBig & Rich made a guest appearance on ABC’s The Bachelor Monday night. The duo helped this season’s farmer bachelor, Chris Soules, and the bachelorettes write and perform songs during a group date in Deadwood, South Dakota. While his wife is a big fan of The Bachelor, Big & Rich’s John Rich admits he was a little skeptical about watching a bunch of pretty women compete for one guy’s hand in marriage. Meeting Chris and taking part in the taping changed John’s tune, though.

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Nashville Notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockGarth Brooks has sold more than 107,000 tickets for his six upcoming concerts at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. The run starts February 20 and wraps up February 28 with tickets still available at Ticketmaster.com.

Get-well wishes go out to Frankie Ballard, who sustained some injuries while stage diving during his show over the weekend in Humble, Texas. Even though he separated his shoulder, injured some ligaments and broke a rib, Frankie is going forward with his tour schedule. He is unable to play guitar for the time being.

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Nashville Notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockGarth Brooks has sold more than 107,000 tickets for his six upcoming concerts at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. The run starts February 20 and wraps up February 28 with tickets still available at Ticketmaster.com.

Get-well wishes go out to Frankie Ballard, who sustained some injuries while stage diving during his show over the weekend in Humble, Texas. Even though he separated his shoulder, injured some ligaments and broke a rib, Frankie is going forward with his tour schedule. He is unable to play guitar for the time being.

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Image Courtesy CMANext to AC/DC‘s show-opening performance, Miranda Lambert‘s delivery of “Little Red Wagon” on Sunday night’s Grammy Awards was the most rocking moment of the show. So, is Miranda thinking about a move into the rock format soon? Not so fast.

“I’m country through and through,” Miranda says. “I could sing any kind of music, but it would still be country because I’m from East Texas, as you can clearly hear.”

Miranda plans to continue making music with the guitars cranked up to 11, but she balances that with more traditional-leaning material like her …read more

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Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleIf you’re looking to set the mood for Valentine’s Day this Saturday, Lady Antebellum‘s Charles Kelley has just posted a playlist of his favorite romantic songs on his wife Cassie‘s blog, Womanista.com. The list starts off with Sade‘s R&B slow jam “By Your Side,” but a few country stars made the cut. Charles included Lady A’s song “One Great Mystery” from their latest album, 747. Blly Currington‘s “Let Me Down Easy” is on there along with “Riot” by Rascal Flatts and “Love the Lonely Out of You” by Brothers Osborne.

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Image Courtesy CMAReba is reuniting with her friend and Reba sitcom co-star Melissa Peterman on the ABC Family comedy series Baby Daddy. Reba will play Charlotte, the best friend of Melissa’s character Bonnie. Charlotte may not be as supportive of Bonnie as she would have everyone believe.

Look for Reba’s episode of Baby Daddy to air later this year.

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