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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockLittle Big Town performs “Girl Crush” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday, February 24.

Maddie & Tae‘s new video for “Fly” will premiere on the CMT Hot 20 Countdown Saturday at 9 a.m. ET. A trailer for the video is now posted at CMT.com.

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Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleCole Swindell’s first two #1 hits, “Chillin’ It” and “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight,” have been uptempo affairs, but he’s tapping into some real-life heartbreak on his latest single, “Ain’t Worth the Whiskey.”

“It was a real thing,” Cole says. “I had just broken up with this girl. She had me crazy. Just like, could not shake it. Finally, my buddy threw out that title, and I was like, ‘I know somebody that might not be worth it that we could write this about.'”

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Image Courtesy CMA/Greenroom PRRascal Flatts surprised a group of students at Miramonte Elementary School in Los Angeles with a special delivery of new musical instruments. The Flatts teamed up with the CMA Foundation to announce a $150,000 donation to Little Kids Rock, an organization donating music teacher training, instruments and other resources to public school districts facing budget cuts.

Rascal Flatts guitarist Joe Don Rooney says, “With all three of us having children ourselves, organizations like Little Kids Rock really resonate with us. To be able to give back to young music makers and …read more

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Image Courtesy Sony Music NashvilleChris Young will hold his 14th Annual Fan Club Party at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville the morning of Wednesday, June 10. Tickets go on sale Monday, February 23 to current and new members of Chris’s fan club at ChrisYoungCountry.com. The party includes a performance, a meet-and-greet with Chris, and a guided backstage tour of the Opry House.

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Image Courtesy Trae Patton/NBCThe Voice coaches are kicking the new season off with a bang. Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams and returning coach Christina Aguilera are set to open the season eight premiere with a rousing performance of Lenny Kravitz‘s “Are You Gonna Go My Way.”

Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive clip of the show-stopping number. The coaches all take turns singing while Blake rocks out on guitar. Christina, who will guest star on ABC’s Nashville in the coming weeks, belts out the tune with her trademark powerhouse vocals. All together, the group brings the …read more

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Image Courtesy John Peets/EMI NashvilleCongratulations to Eric Church and his wife, Katherine, on the birth of their second son, Tennessee Hawkins Church. The little boy, who they plan to call Hawk, was born on Sunday, February 15 weighing six pounds, 12 ounces and measuring 21 inches long.

Eric says, “I’m thrilled that Hawk and his mom are doing well. We aren’t sleeping very much, but we are enjoying every part of this incredible journey. I’m very blessed and thankful.”

Hawk joins Eric’s older son Boone McCoy in the family.

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Image Courtesy Sony Music NashvilleBrad Paisley makes his living singing and playing guitar, but he comes from a family full of firefighters. That’s why he’s teaming up with Diageo-Guinness USA to help raise $1 million for firefighters across the country by St. Patrick’s Day 2015.

Says Brad, “My father was a volunteer firefighter and showed me at an early age the sacrifices made every day by firefighters and how important what they do is to their communities.”

Brad teamed up with the company’s fundraising initiative by designing a T-shirt for sale at GuinnessGivesBack.com as …read more

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Image Courtesy Sony Music NashvilleBrad Paisley makes his living singing and playing guitar, but he comes from a family full of firefighters. That’s why he’s teaming up with Diageo-Guinness USA to help raise $1 million for firefighters across the country by St. Patrick’s Day 2015.

Says Brad, “My father was a volunteer firefighter and showed me at an early age the sacrifices made every day by firefighters and how important what they do is to their communities.”

Brad teamed up with the company’s fundraising initiative by designing a T-shirt for sale at GuinnessGivesBack.com as …read more

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Comstock/ThinkstockWho was Kenny Chesney‘s duet partner on the 2007 single, “Shiftwork?” ANSWER: George Strait.

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Comstock/ThinkstockWho was Kenny Chesney‘s duet partner on the 2007 single, “Shiftwork?” ANSWER: George Strait.

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