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CMARascal Flatts is going deep with journalist Dan Rather this summer. The trio will sit down for an interview on Dan’s AXS TV series The Big Interview on July 28. Dwight Yoakam will be featured on August 4, and Emmylou Harris kicks off this season on the premiere episode July 7.

Trisha Yearwood, Florida Georgia Line and Wynonna are among the previous country stars featured on The Big Interview.

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Chris Hollo/Grand Ole OpryGarth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood made a surprise appearance at the Grand Ole Opry last Friday night.

Vince Gill introduced Trisha first, and she told the crowd, “I didn’t have a chance to bring my band or call them or anything, but luckily I live with a Grand Ole Opry member, so if you all would make welcome my guitar player tonight, my husband, Mr. Garth Brooks!” Garth then backed Trisha up on guitar as she sang “She’s in Love with the Boy.”

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Broken Bow RecordsJason Aldean had never performed overseas until he played a few shows in Europe earlier this year as part of the C2C Festival with pals Luke Bryan and Brantley Gilbert. The experience has opened him up to the possibility of playing even more international dates in 2016.

Jason says of his European tour, “It was sort of an eye-opening thing for me to go over there and realize we have country music fans in places that I had no idea. Now, we’re talking about next year possibly going to Australia, which, apparently we do really …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockA Thousand Horses will perform their new single, “(This Ain’t No) Drunk Dial,” on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live Wednesday.

Kenny Chesney welcomed Grace Potter onstage to perform “You and Tequila” and “Wild Child” at his show at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Saturday night, which happened to be Grace’s 32nd birthday. Kenny had a huge cake wheeled out onstage and led the crowd of more than 53,000 fans in singing “Happy Birthday” to her.

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Greenroom PRReba and Brooks & Dunn just wrapped up the first weekend of their Together in Vegas residency at Caesars Palace. Unlike the two acts’ joint tours in the late ’90s, the new show features Reba, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn sharing the stage and swapping vocals on each other’s hits for a good portion of the evening.

The two-hour set opens with Brooks & Dunn’s “Play Something Country” before going into Reba’s “Why Haven’t I Heard from You.” After that, there’s a rapid-fire medley of hit singles from both acts’ respective catalogs that …read more

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Big Machine RecordsRascal Flatts bass player Jay DeMarcus‘s son, Dylan, will turn three next month, but the boy is already “eaten alive with music.” Dylan loves hanging out at Jay’s home studio and is already playing drums and guitar. He’s also a big Rascal Flatts fan.

Jay says, “The first thing he wants me to do when I get home [from the road] is sing ‘Life Is a Highway’ and ‘Rewind’ and ‘Riot,’ again, to him in the crib. And I’m thrilled to do it, because I can tell it’s in his DNA, and …read more

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XPressive Images by JamieIf you caught Craig Campbell‘s performance at the Riverfront Stage at CMA Music Festival earlier this month in Nashville, then you no doubt saw his youngest daughter, Kinni Rose, clinging to his leg. Craig also brought his oldest daughter, Preslee, along with him to walk the red carpet at the CMT Music Awards.

Craig obviously takes his role as a father very seriously, and he credits his stepfather with showing him how to do the job. Craig’s birth father died when he was a young boy, and his stepfather came into his life …read more

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Capitol Nashville Little Big Town is profiled on CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood this Sunday, June 21. The band filmed the piece in 2014 and 2015 telling the story of their 16 years together. The feature includes footage of LBT’s induction into the Grand Ole Opry. They also talk about the runaway success of their latest hit, “Girl Crush.”

Check local listings for air time.

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BMLGRaeLynn‘s guest appearance on The Disney Channel’s I Didn’t Do It airs Sunday night at 9 ET. Look for her to perform her hit single, “For a Boy,” on the show.

RaeLynn is currently on the road with Rascal Flatts‘ Riot Tour. Go to RaeLynnOfficial.com for dates.

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Southern Ground/Varvatos/Big MachineZac Brown Band frontman Zac Brown is having a blast raising his four daughters and his one-year-old son, Alexander Frost. The little boy was born weighing more than 11 pounds, and he already weighs more than Zac’s four-year-old daughter. After having four girls, Zac notices a lot of differences when it comes to raising a boy.

“It’s funny to him when he slams things or throws things,” Zac observes. “You can definitely tell he’s all boy, but the girls just, like, swallow him up, man. They love him. He’s awesome. The little, squishy …read more

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