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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockGuests at Dierks Bentley‘s Wednesday night #1 party for “Drunk on a Plane” all wore fake mustaches, aviator sunglasses and pilot caps to look like Dierks’ character from the video. The signature cocktails served at the party included The Landing Strip, Stewardess’ Delight, Mile High Margarita and The Full Throttle.

Scotty McCreery ranks at #16 on Billboard‘s list of the Top 21 Under 21 people in music.

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Image Courtesy Nino MunozIf you happen to see Dierks Bentley boarding a flight you’re taking, don’t assume you’ve found a new drinking buddy. Ever since he scored a big hit with “Drunk on a Plane,” Dierks says people always expect him to tie one on every time he’s up in the air.

Dierks explains, “I’ve been on a lot of airplanes traveling all over the country, but it’s been like, we’ve been so busy and just too much work going on to get too drunk.”

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ABCABC’s Nashville returned for a third season Wednesday night with the answers to quite a few questions from last season’s cliffhanger.

Closeted country singer Will Lexington and his new wife, Layla Grant, decided to get a divorce after he came clean about being gay. Unfortunately, the producer of their reality show, Gina, has the footage of Will’s private confession, and tells them they have to continue their sham marriage or basically pay the network back for the cost of the show.

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Kenny Chesney will be the celebrity guest picker on ESPN’s College Game Day Saturday. The show will broadcast live from the University of South Carolina, and Kenny is also set to perform “American Kids” on the famed Horseshoe on campus that day, too. The South Carolina Gamecocks will take on the Missouri Tigers Saturday night on ESPN. Kenny recently produced the ESPN documentary, The Believer, about the life and career of legendary South Carolina football coach, Steve Spurrier.

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Kenny Chesney will be the celebrity guest picker on ESPN’s College Game Day Saturday. The show will broadcast live from the University of South Carolina, and Kenny is also set to perform “American Kids” on the famed Horseshoe on campus that day, too. The South Carolina Gamecocks will take on the Missouri Tigers Saturday night on ESPN. Kenny recently produced the ESPN documentary, The Believer, about the life and career of legendary South Carolina football coach, Steve Spurrier.

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Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleKeith Urban has been added to this season’s lineup for public television’s music series Front and Center. He’ll perform on November 4, just a week after Lady Antebellum‘s previously-announced appearance on October 28. Dierks Bentley will also share the stage with several top Nashville songwriters on Front and Center October 14. Check local listings for air time.

Lady A and Dierks’ appearances are tied to the celebration of the CMA Songwriters Series’ 10th anniversary.

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Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleKeith Urban has been added to this season’s lineup for public television’s music series Front and Center. He’ll perform on November 4, just a week after Lady Antebellum‘s previously-announced appearance on October 28. Dierks Bentley will also share the stage with several top Nashville songwriters on Front and Center October 14. Check local listings for air time.

Lady A and Dierks’ appearances are tied to the celebration of the CMA Songwriters Series’ 10th anniversary.

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Image Courtesy Big Machine RecordsCongratulations to Tim McGraw on scoring his 15th career #1 on Billboard‘s Country Albums chart this week with Sundown Heaven Town. The project features his hit “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s” with Faith Hill, and the new single, “Shotgun Rider.”

“Meanwhile Back at Mama’s” is up for Single of the Year and Musical Event of the Year at the 48th Annual CMA Awards airing live on ABC Wednesday, November 5.

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Comstock/ThinkstockFlorida Georgia Line‘s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley met while attending which Nashville college? ANSWER: Belmont University.

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Image Courtesy Big & Rich RecordsBig & Rich celebrate the 10th anniversary of their breakthrough hit, “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)” and their multi-platinum debut project, Horse of a Different Color, with a brand-new album, Gravity, in stores this week. The project features the duo’s latest top-20 country hit, “Look at You,” which the duo’s Big Kenny says has made a big impact on their fans, right out of the box.

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