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Image Courtesy MCA NashvilleDavid Nail finished up tour rehearsals for his I’m a Fire tour Wednesday in Nashville, but he was keeping up with the fallout from the release of the Ray Rice elevator video just like every other sports junkie. In the video, former Baltimore Ravens team member Ray Rice is seen punching his then-fiancée, Janay Palmer, inside an Atlantic City casino elevator. Another video showing him dragging her unconscious body out of the elevator surfaced earlier this year.

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Image Courtesy MCA NashvilleDavid Nail finished up tour rehearsals for his I’m a Fire tour Wednesday in Nashville, but he was keeping up with the fallout from the release of the Ray Rice elevator video just like every other sports junkie. In the video, former Baltimore Ravens team member Ray Rice is seen punching his then-fiancée, Janay Palmer, inside an Atlantic City casino elevator. Another video showing him dragging her unconscious body out of the elevator surfaced earlier this year.

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Image Courtesy CMAEric Church‘s Outsiders World Tour kicks off Thursday night in Bossier City, Louisiana. For the first time, Eric is setting up his stage in a 360-degree configuration, which means he’ll be surrounded by fans during the show.

Eric explains, “There’ll be no barrier if you’re behind the stage, if you’re in front of the stage, wherever you are, it’s gonna be the same experience. We’re gonna work it that way. There won’t be just one front row, there’s gonna be multiple front rows all the way around the stage.”

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Capitol NashvilleKeith Urban together with his band, crew and opening acts Jerrod Niemann and Brett Eldredge, have worked to create a hilarious video showing them lip syncing the Journey hit, “Faithfully.” The clip, which was posted to Keith’s YouTube account, commemorates the end of his Raise ‘Em Up tour earlier this month.

The trek was very successful for Keith, who just earned a CMA Entertainer of the Year nomination. See if he takes home the trophy when the CMA Awards broadcast live from Nashville November 5 on ABC.

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Morris PRVince Gill will be honored as a BMI Icon at the 62nd Annual BMI Country Awards Tuesday, November 4 in Nashville. The music rights organization gives the Icon award to “songwriters who have had a unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers.” Previous recipients include Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn and Hank Williams, Jr.

The BMI Country Awards are an invitation-only event held every year the night before the CMA Awards.

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Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleLady Antebellum already provides sweet sounds for their fans’ ears. Now they’re expanding their vision to the bedroom and bathroom with a new line of bed and bath linens called Lady Antebellum’s Heartland Home Collection. Lady A has teamed up with New York-based textile manufacturer Divatex to create the linen line featuring plaid, floral and solid designs.

Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott says, “We’ve had the chance to tour all over the country and see some really amazing things that inspired these designs. This collection pays homage to all that is great …read more

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Comstock/ThinkstockThomas Rhett’s father was a country star in the ’90s before he became one of Nashville’s top songwriters. What is his name? ANSWER: Rhett Akins.

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CMAGarth Brooks‘ Teammates for Kids organization will host a sports camp in every city Garth plays on his world tour. His run of seven shows in Atlanta starts September 19, and Garth will be on hand for the Teammates for Kids Football ProCamp-Atlanta that same weekend. 150 young people from the Children’s Restoration Network will attend the camp and receive instruction from Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White.

Garth attended a Teammates for Kids basketball camp in Chicago last weekend while in town for his shows for the Windy City. He’ll host another …read more

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James Minchin IIIJason Aldean admits feeling frustrated over the fact that he was shut out of the nominations for the CMA Awards last week.

Speaking with Rolling Stone Country, Aldean points to his successful Burn It Down tour, and his five-night run at various Major League Baseball stadiums this summer. He says, “Obviously it’s disappointing. We’re still out there selling out shows. With maybe the exception of Luke [Bryan], I don’t think there is anybody else out there that is doing the kind of touring numbers that we’re doing. It’s frustrating, man.”

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Fashion RocksMiranda Lambert, Luke Bryan and The Band Perry were among the performers on the CBS Fashion Rocks special on Tuesday night.

Miranda was the second performer of the night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. She sang “Little Red Wagon” off her most recent album, Platinum.

Luke sang “I See You,” and The Band Perry delivered a rendition of their hit “DONE.”

The two-hour broadcast also featured musical guests such as Usher, Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, Duran Duran, MAGIC! and KISS.

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