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Sony Music NashvilleChris Young has added a Nashville stop to his I’m Comin’ Over World Tour 2015. The show is set for September 30 at Ascend Amphitheater with special guests Jerrod Niemann and Cam.

Chris will have plenty of family and friends in the audience for the Nashville show since he grew up just down the road in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 28 through Ticketmaster.

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Warner Music NashvilleCongratulations to Frankie Ballard on scoring his third consecutive #1 hit with “Young & Crazy.” The track follows up his previous chart-toppers “Helluva Life” and “Sunshine & Whiskey.” All songs are included on Frankie’s current album, Sunshine & Whiskey.

Frankie says of the big achievement, “I couldn’t have asked for more out of this album or my fans. It has been so much fun playing it for you on the road these past months. Thank you to all the people who make country radio possible. My spirit is celebrating today!”

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Capitol NashvilleLuke Bryan has lined up Chris Janson and Sam Hunt as special guests on select dates for his Farm Tour 2015. The trek kicks off September 30 in Fort Wayne, Indiana and wraps up October 10 in Valdosta, Georgia.

Look for Chris to perform on all dates. He says, “I grew up in a small town like the places the tour hits and I could not be more excited to be included. I love Luke Bryan, and am extra excited to be hitting South Georgia on the tour. We’re gonna be in my wife’s …read more

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Show DogToby Keith has signed on to perform during the premiere week of CBS’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The first episode airs Tuesday, September 8 with George Clooney and Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush as the first guests. Toby will appear on Thursday, September 10.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert will air weeknights at 11:35pm ET on CBS. Colbert is, of course, replacing David Letterman, who signed off earlier this year.

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Comstock/ThinkstockLittle Big Town collaborated with which pop star on last year’s CMA Awards? ANSWER: Ariana Grande.

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UMGCanaan Smith established himself as a romantic kind of guy on his debut hit, “Love You Like That.” Now he’s out to show you he can bring the party with his second single, “Hole in a Bottle.”

“I kick off the show with ‘Hole in a Bottle,'” Canaan says. “It sets the tone for, ‘Here we go, y’all. I hope you came to party ’cause we did.'”

The song even talks about taking the limits off a night of drinking and partying, which makes for some pretty wild and crazy moments during Canaan’s concerts.

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Donn Jones/CMAThe Judds are reuniting again — this time in Las Vegas for nine-show residency starting October 7 at The Venetian. The show will run through October 24 and is titled “Girls Night Out” after Wynonna and Naomi Judd‘s #1 hit from 1985.

Wynonna tells People, “We’re going to talk a lot about our story. We have a great sense of humor and the show’s about laughter and celebration as well as music.”

The Judds last toured together in 2010, and Wynonna adds, “I’m looking forward to this show because it’s an opportunity to …read more

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Capitol NashvilleLittle Big Town‘s Jimi Westbrook returned to the stage over the weekend following his recent vocal cord surgery. Though he’s now singing higher than he has in years, Jimi admits he was worried about the prospect of never singing again.

He says, “You don’t realize how not being able to use your voice, which is something that we all — it’s just a given. To not have that is an eye-opener.”

Jimi’s wife and band mate, Karen Fairchild, enjoyed the quiet, peaceful atmosphere around their house while Jimi was on voice rest. They also learned their …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockCountry newcomer Clare Dunn will kick off her Heartland Tour September 1 in Lamar, Colorado. The annual event will raise money and awareness for struggling farming communities in the heart of the nation.

Tickets sold out in less than 30 minutes Friday for Dierks Bentley‘s 10th Annual Miles & Music for Kids concert and bike ride. The event takes place at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater on November 1 featuring Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell and more.

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The Greenroom PRKip Moore is grateful to Dierks Bentley for giving him a prime spot on the Sounds of Summer tour, but Kip is more than ready to kick off his Wild Ones headlining tour October 8 in Pennsylvania. The trek comes on the heels of Kip’s latest album, Wild Ones, hitting stores Friday.

He tells Billboard, “The timing of this [tour] could not be any more perfect with a new record coming out. We get to stretch our legs as far as the length of our set and also playing the whole record. …read more

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