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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockGarth Brooks has sold more than 107,000 tickets for his six upcoming concerts at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. The run starts February 20 and wraps up February 28 with tickets still available at Ticketmaster.com.

Get-well wishes go out to Frankie Ballard, who sustained some injuries while stage diving during his show over the weekend in Humble, Texas. Even though he separated his shoulder, injured some ligaments and broke a rib, Frankie is going forward with his tour schedule. He is unable to play guitar for the time being.

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Image Courtesy CMANext to AC/DC‘s show-opening performance, Miranda Lambert‘s delivery of “Little Red Wagon” on Sunday night’s Grammy Awards was the most rocking moment of the show. So, is Miranda thinking about a move into the rock format soon? Not so fast.

“I’m country through and through,” Miranda says. “I could sing any kind of music, but it would still be country because I’m from East Texas, as you can clearly hear.”

Miranda plans to continue making music with the guitars cranked up to 11, but she balances that with more traditional-leaning material like her …read more

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Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleIf you’re looking to set the mood for Valentine’s Day this Saturday, Lady Antebellum‘s Charles Kelley has just posted a playlist of his favorite romantic songs on his wife Cassie‘s blog, Womanista.com. The list starts off with Sade‘s R&B slow jam “By Your Side,” but a few country stars made the cut. Charles included Lady A’s song “One Great Mystery” from their latest album, 747. Blly Currington‘s “Let Me Down Easy” is on there along with “Riot” by Rascal Flatts and “Love the Lonely Out of You” by Brothers Osborne.

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Image Courtesy CMAReba is reuniting with her friend and Reba sitcom co-star Melissa Peterman on the ABC Family comedy series Baby Daddy. Reba will play Charlotte, the best friend of Melissa’s character Bonnie. Charlotte may not be as supportive of Bonnie as she would have everyone believe.

Look for Reba’s episode of Baby Daddy to air later this year.

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Image Courtesy Sweet Talk PRFlorida Georgia Line will headline the second annual Legends Day concert Saturday, May 23 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The show takes place the day before the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 24. Jason Aldean headlined the first Legends Day concert last year, and Thomas Rhett and Frankie Ballard join FGL on the bill for this year’s show.

Tickets for Florida Georgia Line’s Legends Day concert go on sale February 16 at IMS.com.

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Image Courtesy Jeremy Cowart/SonyCarrie Underwood won her seventh Grammy Award Sunday with a Best Country Solo Performance honor, for “Something in the Water.” The trophy was presented in the pre-telecast ceremony. Though Carrie wasn’t there to accept in person, she did tweet, “I’m seriously so happy ‘Something in the Water’ won a GRAMMY! This song means so much to me …I feel so honored and blessed!”

“Something in the Water” is included on Carrie’s best-of compilation, Greatest Hits: Decade #1. “Little Toy Guns” is the latest single from that project.

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

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Image Courtesy CMAIt’s very rare for a country act to publicly criticize another artist’s music, so it came as a shock to many when Zac Brown called Luke Bryan‘s hit, “That’s My Kind of Night,” “one of the worst songs I’ve ever heard” in a September 2013 radio interview. Zac went on to say, “When songs make me wanna throw up, it makes me ashamed to even be in the same genre as those songs.”

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Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic“I’m having a really, really good night.” That’s what Sam Smith said partway through Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, as he took the stage to accept his third trophy of the evening: Song of the Year, for “Stay with Me.” It wouldn’t be his last trip to the podium, though; all in all, the soulful British singer took home four out of the six Grammys he’d been nominated for: Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year for “Stay with Me,” and Best Pop Vocal Album for In the …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockMiranda Lambert shared a few photos on Instagram from the video shoot for her new single, “Little Red Wagon.” The clip should premiere in the next few weeks.

“You only love me for my big sunglasses”…. #videoshoot #littleredwagon #bts #comingsoon

A photo posted by Miranda Lambert (@mirandalambert) on Feb 5, 2015 at 3:24pm PST

Country newcomer Kelleigh Bannen covers Sam Smith‘s pop hit “Stay with Me” in a new YouTube video.

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