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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockBlake Shelton will perform his latest hit, “Sangria,” on NBC’s The Voice Monday night.

Chase Rice and Frankie Ballard are featured in a new Funny or Die Concert Cops video filmed at the Tortuga Music Festival in Florida earlier this month.

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Image Courtesy Big Machine RecordsTim McGraw has gotten backlash from gun rights supporters, including the National Rifle Association, over his upcoming concert to raise money for Sandy Hook Promise, an organization founded in the wake of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, whose stated purpose is to help protect children from gun violence.

When asked how he is dealing with the headlines the concert has been generating, Tim tells ABC Radio, “I don’t put a political blanket on what I’m doing. This is about helping people and leading with …read more

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Image Courtesy Eric Brown/Sweet Talk PRSinger-songwriter Chris Janson has just signed a new record deal with Warner Music Nashville, thanks to his emerging hit song, “Buy Me a Boat.” The song recently topped the iTunes Country Songs chart.

The buzz on Chris is so strong, CMT has agreed to produce the video for “Biy Me a Boat,” marking the first time the network has made a video for an artist.

Chris has become a regular at the Grand Ole Opry in the last few years, logging more than 90 appearances on the show. He’s currently …read more

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Image Courtesy Jon Peets/EMI NashvilleEric Church will give a rare solo show to open Nashville’s brand-new Ascend Amphitheater in Riverfront Park on July 30. The concert will feature Eric playing with just his guitar. He sold out Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena in June setting an attendance record with more than 18,000 fans in the audience.

Tickets for Eric’s solo show go on sale Thursday, April 30 through Ticketmaster.

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Image Courtesy Joseph Llanes/Sony Music NashvilleTyler Farr‘s new album, Suffer in Peace, comes out Tuesday, and he’s kicking off his promotional schedule for the project with a Friday morning performance on FOX News’s Fox & Friends. The appearances continue Tuesday morning on NBC’s Today. That night, Tyler will host an album release party with a performance at New York City’s Irving Plaza.

Suffer in Peace features Tyler’s latest hit, “A Guy Walks into a Bar,” as well as a duet with Jason Aldean on “Damn Good Friends.”

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Image Courtesy Southern Ground/Varvatos/Republic/BMLGZac Brown Band‘s new album, Jekyll + Hyde, comes out this Tuesday featuring the country hit “Homegrown,” as well as their first song to impact Mainstream Rock radio: “Heavy Is the Head,” featuring Chris Cornell. They’re following up “Homegrown” with the new single, “Loving You Easy,” just delivered to country radio Thursday — you can start previewing samples from the full album Friday on Zac Brown Band’s YouTube channel.

Zac Brown Band recorded the album at their Southern Ground Studios in Nashville. Zac says, “We took more time …read more

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Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is the title of Billy Currington‘s duet with Shania Twain? ANSWER: “Party for Two.”

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Image Courtesy CMADierks Bentley, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Martina McBride and members of Little Big Town will be drinking fine wine for a great cause this Monday night in Nashville. The T.J. Martell Foundation’s 16th Annual Nashville Best Cellars Dinner brings some of country’s top stars together with some of the nation’s top wine collectors for an evening of food and drink.

The event takes place at Nashville’s City Winery. Proceeds go to the T.J. Martell Foundation’s funding of leukemia, cancer and AIDS research.

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Image Courtesy ABCHope was wearing thin for Deacon Claybourne on Wednesday night’s episode of Nashville. He’s still waiting on a donor for his liver transplant. Doctors found a donor and actually rolled Deacon into the operating room, but the donor turned out to have cancer on their lungs, so the doctors couldn’t risk introducing more cancer to Deacon’s body.

After getting that bad news, Rayna Jaymes and her daughter, Maddie, struggled to come to terms with Deacon’s illness and possible death.

Juliette Barnes hoped the Note by Note charity fundraiser would serve as her comeback after having …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockCountry legend John Anderson will release a brand-new album, Goldmine, on May 26.

Reba appears on CBS’s The Talk Thursday.

Zac Brown Band performs on NBC’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Monday night.

Justin Moore has partnered with Cabela’s to encourage people to put down their phones and enjoy outdoor activities on Disconnect Day on May 1. Fans can download the Justin’s version of the campaign theme song, “What a Wonderful World,” for free that day MyDisconnectDay.com.

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