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Little Big Town will make people happy on Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series on Friday

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Little Big Town will make people happy on Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series on Friday

ABC/Image Group LAOn Friday, Little Big Town will rock New York City as part of ABC’s Good Morning America 2017 Summer Concert Series. The band will perform live from SummerStage in New York’s Central Park, and the show will be free and open to the public from 7a.m. to 9 a.m. ET.

Fans interested in joining LBT and GMA in Central Park are encouraged to arrive at Rumsey Playfield, SummerStage’s location, via the 72nd Street entrance at 6 a.m. when the park opens to the public.

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Chris Stapleton healed up; resumes All-American Road Show tonight

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Chris Stapleton healed up; resumes All-American Road Show tonight

ABC/Image Group LALess than a month after postponing eight concert dates on his All-American Road Show tour, Chris Stapleton has gathered the guys in the band and returns to the stage tonight in Tulsa, OK.

After the suggested period of rest and rehab for a broken bone and detached tendon in his right index finger, Chris is apparently well enough to perform and play guitar. At least,that’s according to his recent Instagram post showing himself holding up the finger with a splint on it with the caption “On my way to Tulsa, …read more

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Country star trivia

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Country star trivia

Comstock/Thinkstock What was Shania Twain‘s given name at birth? ANSWER: Eilleen Regina Edwards.

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Toby Keith to roll out “Wacky Tobaccy” single and video tomorrow

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Toby Keith to roll out “Wacky Tobaccy” single and video tomorrow

Show Dog NashvilleKnown for adding a bit of comedy to his music, superstar and Songwriter Hall of Fame Member Toby Keith is offering up a new single and video June 23rd called “Wacky Tobaccy.”

And, yes, the song is about the substance you think it is, based on the title.

“Wacky tobaccy is a slogan, a saying that’s been around forever and no one has ever put it in a song,” Toby said. “We recorded it and shot the video in Nashville. We got a cameo from Willie Nelson.”

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Nashville Notes

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Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockLindsay Ell made her late-night TV debut Tuesday on Jimmy Kimmel Live! The emerging artist also took the opportunity to announce that her first full-length album, The Project, will arrive in August.

Vince Gill performs tonight, June 22nd, as part of the Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman series. The inaugural event took place in 1994 at the then-newly renovated Ryman Auditorium. The first show featured Alison Krauss and the father of bluegrass himself, Bill Monroe. Over the last twenty-plus years, the series has become a Nashville summertime tradition, regularly presenting the biggest names in …read more

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A Calvin Klein model, an MTV-Video-Music-Award-winning director, and a Dwight Yoakam song: Meet Midland

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A Calvin Klein model, an MTV-Video-Music-Award-winning director, and a Dwight Yoakam song: Meet Midland

BMLGNew trio Midland is enjoying their first top-fifteen hit thanks to their debut single, “Drinkin’ Problem.” But Mark Wystrach, Cameron Duddy and Jess Carson owe their band’s moniker to a track from the 2003 album, Population Me.

“The name Midland was inspired by the Dwight Yoakam song ‘Fair to Midland,’” Mark reveals.

“The reason why that was important was that the song is about a guy that loses what was most pure, most honest and was true love,” he explains. “And he lost it in the pursuit of something that was glittering and something was gold. And the song is about if …read more

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Vote now for country artists in the 2017 Teen Choice Awards

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Vote now for country artists in the 2017 Teen Choice Awards

ABCThe 2017 Teen Choice Awards nominees have been revealed, and Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt and Blake Shelton find themselves the most-nominated country acts, with two nominations each.

Voting for “Wave One” nominees in the Awards is open now through Thursday, June 22, at 9PM ET. Fans can vote 10 times per category, per day, per Twitter handle, by tweeting out a category hashtag and the nominee’s name. Full voting rules are available at TeenChoice.com.

The 2017 Teen Choice Awards are scheduled to air live on Aug. 13 from 8PM ET on Fox.

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Kip Moore says new album Slowheart is “the record I’ve been waiting to make”

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Kip Moore says new album Slowheart is “the record I’ve been waiting to make”

He teased it on his Twitter feed on Tuesday, and today Kip Moore made it official: his third studio album Slowheart will be released on September 8.

“This is the record I’ve been waiting to make,” Kip said in a statement. “The one that leaves you with a peace in your heart, knowing you did it exactly the way you wanted to. The one that makes it okay if you fail, because it truly came from your soul and no other place. You can’t go wrong if you can lay your head on your pillow with no …read more

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Get more of Justin Moore during Friday’s AUDIENCE Network concert special

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Get more of Justin Moore during Friday’s AUDIENCE Network concert special

courtesy of AT&T AUDIENCE NetworkIf you want more of Justin Moore, tune in to his AUDIENCE Network concert special Justin Moore: Live from Phoenix, airing Friday, June 23, at 9 p.m. ET.

The electrifying live performance and interviews from the platinum-selling artist were filmed on location during the AT&T Block Party at the 2017 NCAA March Madness Music Festival in Phoenix.

“They don’t call it that for no reason,” Justin says of March Madness. “I’m a big sports fan, so the opportunity to do anything with any sport, but in particular the Final Four, is really cool.”

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Chase Rice ready to shed “bro country” stigma with upcoming album release

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Chase Rice ready to shed “bro country” stigma with upcoming album release

ABC/Image Group LASinger/songwriter Chase Rice will forever be associated with the bro-country movement, since he co-wrote the genre’s most downloaded song of all time: “Cruise,” performed by the duo Florida Georgia Line.

But that was five years ago. Today, many critics note that with the recent success of artists like Chris Stapleton, the sound of country music is swinging back to its core. Chase is hoping to showcase that trend with this week’s announcement of a new record deal with BBR Music Group/BMG.

Chase gave Rolling Stone a peek into the music he’s working on for the …read more

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