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Dierks Bentley keeps the “What the Hell” spirit going with his new single

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ABC/Todd WawrychukDierks Bentley is bringing a piece of his summer tour to the airwaves, as he releases “What the Hell Did I Say” as the fourth single from his Black album.

“We named the tour after this song hoping that it would be a single this summer because it perfectly captures the anything-goes spirit out there this year,” Dierks says of his What the Hell trek with Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi.

“It’s crazy right now with Cole and Pardi,” Dierks continues. “Every night is better than the one before… just when you think it can’t get any more fun, it does. …read more

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Sam Hunt’s “Back Roads” are paved with platinum

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Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images via ABCSeems Sam Hunt‘s “Back Roads” are likely paved with platinum.

The Georgia native’s chart-topping single, “Body Like a Back Road,” has just passed the double platinum mark. Released on February 1, the song took only three months to make it to number one, where it spent three weeks. The tune is now making its way up the pop chart, where it’s currently in the top 15.

The lead single from Sam’s sophomore album is also the most-downloaded country song of 2017 so far. Even more impressive, it’s the third most-downloaded tune in any genre this year.

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The Wedding Singers: Rascal Flatts surprises Wisconsin couple

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BMLGRascal Flatts not only played the Country USA festival in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on Saturday, they also did a little moonlighting as wedding singers.

Gary LeVox, Joe Don Rooney and Jay DeMarcus surprised one lucky couple this weekend by showing up to sing “Bless the Broken Road” at their wedding at Sugar Island Barn in Watertown, Wisconsin.

A family member reached out to the “Yours If You Want It” hitmakers last fall, according to local ABC affiliate WISN, and the guys agreed to stop by if they could fit it into their schedule.

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Toby Keith to headline first Nashville show in 13 years

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Greg WatermannToby Keith is cranking up his highly successful Interstates & Tailgates tour once again and will visit more than 30 cities over the next few months.

Following a thirteen-year absence from any major Nashville concert stage, fans will finally get a chance to see Toby on July 20th when he headlines Music City’s Ascend Amphitheater. Tickets for the Nashville show go on sale this Wednesday, July 28th at livenation.com

Toby’s concert set list will include his new single, “Wacky Tobaccy.”

Here’s a full list of the remaining 2017 Toby Keith Interstates & Tailgates …read more

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock CMA Entertainer of the Year Garth Brooks has called this 1974 Single of the Year by Cal Smith his favorite country song. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Country Bumpkin.”

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Nashville Notes

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Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockThe Grammy Charity auction happening online now features signed guitars from Kenny Chesney and Kacey Musgraves, a microphone signed by Carrie Underwood and a CD signed by Cam. Bidding happens through July 8 on eBay. Proceeds benefit the Grammy Museum Foundation and MusiCares.

Following a recent performance at the gala opening of “The Nation We Build Together” exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, music icon and Country Music Hall of Fame Member Kenny Rogers was presented with an award honoring his “unique contribution to American music.”

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Newcomer Carly Pearce turns a painful breakup into her first top-25 hit

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Newcomer Carly Pearce turns a painful breakup into her first top-25 hit

BMLGCarly Pearce‘s emotional top-25 hit “Every Little Thing” was based on one of her real-life relationships. And if you’re wondering if the newcomer still pines for the ex she wrote the song about, Carly says the answer is no.

“This particular person that the song is about, we’ve both very much moved on,” she says. “But I think even in relationships that I’ve had since then or things that I’ve gone through, that emotion, when you really love somebody, doesn’t fade.”

The Kentucky native admits she doesn’t have to look very far to summon the sentiment she sings about in …read more

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Brooke Eden – “Act Like You Don’t” 103-FXD Song of the Day

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Marquette, Michigan – June 26th, 2017 – Brooke Eden – “Act Like You Don’t” is your new music add and song of the day for this Monday on 103-FXD! Brooke Eden – “Act Like You Don’t” is a powerful new song and can be heard today on 103-FXD. #1 in NEW Country – 103-FXD and […]

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You can Netflix and chill with Brad Paisley and The Hoff on August 15th

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You can Netflix and chill with Brad Paisley and The Hoff on August 15th

Rick Diamond/Getty ImagesBrad Paisley will be playing for big laughs on August 15th when Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo debuts on Netflix.

The show was filmed earlier this year when Brad hosted two comedy shows at Zanies Comedy Club in Nashville as part of the Wild West Comedy Festival. He’s wrangled a bunch of great talent for the special, too, including comedians Nate Bargatze, John Heffron, Jon Reep, Sarah Tiana and Mike E. Winfield.

Baywatch and Knight Rider icon David Hasselhoff and Reba McEntire make special appearances.

You can watch Brad, along with David Hasselhoff on the hood of K.I.T.T., …read more

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Watch Willie Nelson’s smokin’ cameo in Toby Keith’s new “Wacky Tobaccy” video

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Watch Willie Nelson’s smokin’ cameo in Toby Keith’s new “Wacky Tobaccy” video

Show Dog MusicToby Keith has rolled out a video for his new single “Wacky Tobaccy” and, as promised, there is a brilliant cameo from one of music’s most famous wacky tobaccy aficionados, Willie Nelson.

The three-minute video features Toby on the bus with his band jamming to the song, which has plenty of references to its subject. Those not as familiar with wacky tobaccy might just learn a thing or two.

Caution: watching this video might give you the munchies.

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