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Image Courtesy CMALuke Bryan is the first performer confirmed for the 48th Annual CMA Awards being held November 5 in Nashville. He’s up for three trophies, including Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year for Crash My Party.

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley return as hosts of the CMA Awards which aire Wednesday, November 5 at 8 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. CT, live on ABC.

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CMABrad Paisley shows off his Air Force One rocks glass in a tour of his brand-new, at-home bar that inspired his latest album, Moonshine in the Trunk. Brad picked up the souvenir when he accompanied President Obama on a trip to entertain the troops in the Middle East earlier this year.

Brad also gives fans a look at his extensive moonshine and bourbon collection in the clip at People.com. People subscribers can look forward to receiving the latest issue of People Country featuring Brad on the cover.

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Warner Music NashvilleBlake Shelton‘s new duet with Barbra Streisand, “I’d Want It to Be You,” has been posted on People.com. The track is included on Barbra’s new duets album, Partners, but it’s not her first time collaborating with a country star. Barbra teamed up with Vince Gill for the duet, “If You Ever Leave Me,” on her 1999 album, A Love Like Ours.

Partners comes out Tuesday featuring additional collaborations with Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and Lionel Richie, as well as a duet with Elvis Presley on “Love Me Tender.”

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CMACountry star Lynn Anderson was arrested for driving under the influence Friday morning in Nashville following a car crash Thursday night.

According to Nashville ABC affiliate WKRN, the singer admitted to taking prescription medication and drinking alcohol prior to the crash. No one was injured in the crash, and Anderson was released on a $5,000 bond.

Anderson released a statement Friday saying, “I apologize for the choices I made and subsequent actions on Thursday evening that ultimately resulted in the accident. By the grace of God, I am very grateful that no one …read more

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Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is the name of Justin Moore‘s oldest daughter? ANSWER: Ella.

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Image Courtesy Arista NashvilleJerrod Niemann can’t wait to entertain the crowd at his Friday night show at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, but he knows he’ll be sharing the spotlight with the building itself.

Jerrod says, “The Ryman is truly one of the only places in the world that, no matter who plays there, it’s still the Ryman. You know, it’s the star of the show.”

The former home of the Grand Ole Opry has hosted music legends such as Patsy Cline, Hank Williams and Elvis Presley. Musical memories are still being made on the Ryman stage as …read more

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Republic NashvilleWhile Florida Georgia Line‘s latest hit, “Dirt,” continues its climb to the top of the country airplay chart, the duo is getting a head start on a new video for a brand-new song called “Sun Daze.” FGL’s Brian Kelley confirmed via Instagram they were filming the clip in Nashville this week.

As previously reported, “Sun Daze” contains a reference to getting stoned, but FGL’s Tyler Hubbard tells ABC News Radio they’ve got an edited version of the song suited for country radio.

He says, “Man, it was actually a Sunday when we finished it, and …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockNew country duo Maddie & Tae will perform their debut single, “Girl in a Country Song,” on CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman Friday night.

Brantley Gilbert will share the secrets that shot him to the top of the country charts in a panel at the Billboard Touring Conference November 19 and 20 in New York City.

The latest installment of Luke Bryan‘s LBTV video series takes fans behind the scenes at his Tuesday night performance on CBS’s Fashion Rocks special. The new clip includes interview footage of Luke and his band preparing to perform a brand-new song, “I See …read more

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Valory Music Co. Justin Moore and his wife, Kate, haven’t been getting much rest since they welcomed their third daughter, Rebecca Klein, in July.

Justin says, “I’m definitely having to go on the road right now to get sleep. She’s happy and healthy and doing great, but she doesn’t like to sleep too much.”

While he loves his three daughters, Justin would like to have a boy one day. That doesn’t mean he’s ready to start trying for one any time soon.

“My wife told me the other day, it was like four in the morning, we …read more

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Big Machine RecordsQuite a few country stars took to Twitter Thursday to share their remembrances of those lost on the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks:

Rascal Flatts — “We can NEVER forget those lost, nor the ongoing costs to maintain and preserve our freedom. God bless America #fallenheroes #weremember 9/11″

Hunter Hayes — “Praying for peace and love all over the world and thinking about those who need it the most especially today. #NeverForget”

Luke Bryan — “Go USA. God bless the families who lost loved ones on this …read more

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