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Comstock/ThinkstockDarius Rucker named his second country album after the city where he was born. Name the city. ANSWER: Charleston, SC.

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Image Courtesy CMABrad Paisley and Carrie Underwood stopped by NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers Monday to plug the upcoming 48th Annual CMA Awards.

As you know, Brad and Carrie will be hosting the show for the seventh year in a row, and they revealed during their chat with Meyers that Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are the country artists the co-hosts most like poking fun at.

“Tim and Faith are great. We’ve picked on them a bunch,” said Brad.

Brad said the couple made themselves easy targets for jokes after they put out their own Barbie dolls a …read more

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Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleDarius Rucker‘s first-ever Christmas album, Home for the Holidays, is out this week featuring some very special guests on “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.” Darius invited his kids into the studio to help him out on the holiday classic, and they were very excited to be included in the project.

Darius says, “They were in the studio, and every time they’d get it right, I’d go, ‘You guys, that was great.’ My son [Jack] would do the fist pump, “Yes!” He was so excited.”

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockRandy Houser and Montgomery Gentry‘s Troy Gentry have joined the lineup for the annual Tootsie’s Birthday Bash celebrating the 54th anniversary of Nashville honky-tonk, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge. The free event takes place November 12 on Nashville’s Lower Broadway.

Chris Young appears in a new series of TV commercials for Kidde Fire Safety’s Worry-Free smoke and carbon monoxide. Look for the clips to air on select ABC affiliates in the days leading up to the 48th Annual CMA Awards on November 5.

Carrie Underwood revealed her baby is due in spring 2015 during an appearance …read more

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Image Courtesy Bob D’Amica/ABCThe cast of Nashville is getting in the Christmas spirit with a new holiday album, Christmas with Nashville, coming out November 4. Rascal Flatts bassist Jay DeMarcus, who made a cameo on Nashville last season, produced the album. It features Clare Bowen as Scarlett O’Connor singing “Santa Baby” and Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne singing “Blue Christmas.” Will Chase‘s Luke Wheeler and Connie Britton‘s Rayna Jaymes are also featured on a duet of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.”

Heading up this project was a real treat for Jay DeMarcus.

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Image Courtesy Nick Rau/Sony Music NashvilleMiranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood are celebrating the platinum success of their duet, “Somethin’ Bad.” The collaboration has been certified for hitting the one million mark for combined downloads and online streams. The platinum certification is appropriate since “Somethin’ Bad” is included on Miranda’s latest album, Platinum.

“Somethin’ Bad” has also earned Carrie and Miranda CMA Awards nominations in the Music Video of the Year and Musical Event of the Year categories. See if they walk away with the trophies on the 48th Annual CMA Awards airing live …read more

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Image Courtesy MCA NashvilleReigning CMA Entertainer of the Year George Strait has signed on to perform at the 48th Annual CMA Awards. This will be the 24th time George has performed on the CMA Awards during his 33-year career.

Nashville star Connie Britton, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Good Morning America correspondent Tim Tebow and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler are all set to present trophies on the show, too.

The 48th Annual CMA Awards broadcast live from Nashville Wednesday, November 5 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Country Star Trivia

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Comstock/ThinkstockThe Swon Brothers were on which coaches’ team when they competed on The Voice? ANSWER: Blake Shelton.

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Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleLady Antebellum‘s Charles Kelley and his two brothers are hosting The Kelley Brothers Celebrity Golf Tournament and Concert Monday in Evans, Georgia. Lady Antebellum will headline the concert, which will also feature performances from Jake Owen, Kip Moore, Joe Don Rooney and Joe Nichols.

Charles is grateful to his Lady A band mates for donating their time to the event, which he hopes will become an annual fundraiser.

Charles tells ABC News Radio, “We’ve already got so much money raised for it already from sponsors that it’s already a success, you know. It’s …read more

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Image Courtesy Blue Chair/Sony/Broken BowKenny Chesney and Jason Aldean are taking their “bromance” on the road. The two superstars will join their two separate tours for ten joint stadium shows starting May 2, 2015 at Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco.

Kenny and Jason have been known to meet up for drinks around Nashville, and pictures from those meetings have ended up on Jason’s Instagram. Jason says, “Kenny is the guy everybody in country music looks up to when they think about workin’ hard, building your career out on the road and getting to eventually …read more

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