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Jill Trunnell/EB Media PRKenny Chesney‘s Big Revival Tour was a very big deal, but for 2016, he’s going even bigger. The Entertainer of the Year nominee has just announced the stadium dates for his Spread the Love tour, with special guests Miranda Lambert, Sam Hunt and Old Dominion.

In a statement, Kenny explains why he’s announcing these shows now, “People always want to know about the stadiums because it’s a big show… a lot of music… and the kind of day people come together and celebrate friendship. We know a lot of people travel …read more

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Photo Credit: Justin Nolan KeyThough Brad Paisley remains the king of playing pranks on his tour mates, it looks like Luke Bryan may be following in his footsteps. During a recent two-day stop in Irvine, California, Luke was feeling a little under the weather, so he decided to cook up some chicken and rice soup outside his bus. He even tweeted a picture of his setup. That’s when he caught a glimpse of a shirtless Dustin Lynch doing a little sunbathing outside his bus.

“You know we’re out in the California sunshine and I’m like, man, it’s freezing cold …read more

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Nashville Notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Eric Church, Blake Shelton, Toby Keith, Kid Rock, Hank Williams, Jr., Billy Currington, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lee Brice, Martina McBride, Gary Allan, Kip Moore and Tyler Farr are just part of the inaugural lineup for Dega Jam. The festival will be Fourth of July weekend at the Talladega Superspeedway.

Kenny Rogers‘ new holiday recording, Once Again It’s Christmas, is new in stores and online. This season, Capitol recording artist Mickey Guyton is also releasing her version of “Do You Want to Build a Snowman,” originally from Disney’s Frozen.

Kacey Musgraves and Thomas Rhett‘s dad Rhett Akins are just …read more

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Capitol NashvileEven though Lady Antebellum wrapped their Wheels Up Tour at the beginning of this month in Las Vegas, the show comes to life again next month when the band releases their 2015 outing on DVD.

Lady Antebellum: Wheels Up Tour was taped last summer during their June 27 date at California’s Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre. In addition to songs from Lady A’s latest album, 747, the set contains the band’s biggest hits, as well as behind-the-scene footage, a look at the set design, and intimate moments from the road.

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Capitol NashvileEven though Lady Antebellum wrapped their Wheels Up Tour at the beginning of this month in Las Vegas, the show comes to life again next month when the band releases their 2015 outing on DVD.

Lady Antebellum: Wheels Up Tour was taped last summer during their June 27 date at California’s Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre. In addition to songs from Lady A’s latest album, 747, the set contains the band’s biggest hits, as well as behind-the-scene footage, a look at the set design, and intimate moments from the road.

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CMAThe reigning CMA Vocal Duo and Vocal Group of the Year join the performance roster at this year’ 49th Annual CMA Awards show, with Florida Georgia Line and Little Big Town set to defend their titles in 2015. Zac Brown Band, also in the running for the Vocal Group trophy, will take the stage as well.

One of the most interesting pairings of the night should happen when Male Vocalist nominee Dierks Bentley teams up with electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling. Eric Church and Hank Williams, Jr. are set to kick off the show, before seguing into Keith Urban‘s collaboration with …read more

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Jim Wright/Broken BowSaturday night, Jason Aldean wrapped up his Burn It Down Tour in West Palm Beach by presenting a check for more than $615,000 to Susan G. Komen South Florida. He raised the money by donating a portion of the ticket price from each of the more than two million seats he sold on this year’s trek.

“I know first-hand how important it is to find a cure for breast cancer,” Jason says, recalling the friend he lost to the disease in 2004 at the age of 29. “So, looking out from stage …read more

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Sam Worster/MCA NashvilleThanks to a rainy couple of days in Music City, Sam Hunt is postponing his upcoming Nashville street party, but only by a day.

The celebration of his success since the release of his debut album, Montevallo, exactly one year ago was to take place Tuesday, but it’s now planned for this Wednesday. Sam is set take the stage at 5th Avenue South between Demonbreun Street and Korean Veterans Boulevard at 6 p.m. CT.

All three singles from Montevallo have gone to number one: “Leave the Night On,” “Take Your Time,” and “House Party,” with the …read more

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Country Star Trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock Who won the first CMA Award for Male Vocalist of the Year in 1967? ANSWER: Jack Greene, who hit #1 in 1966 with the classic, “There Goes My Everything.”

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The VenetianIf both your mom and your dad are internationally famous country singers with strong ties to Hollywood, one of the perks just might be one of the stars of Twilight showing up at your high school football game. According to E!, Taylor Lautner was hanging out under the Friday night lights this weekend with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, as their daughter Maggie cheered at her final senior year game. Tim treated his tailgaters to some of his signature chili, cheering the Ensworth Tigers on for a win.

Maggie isn’t the only McGraw-Hill daughter enjoying some of the …read more

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