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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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Sara Evans’ upcoming Words album features all female songwriters

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Sara Evans’ upcoming Words album features all female songwriters

Born To Fly RecordsPlatinum-selling country artist Sara Evans is the epitome of female empowerment. That fact will be on full display when she releases her album Words on July 21.

The project will not only be released on Sara’s own record label, Born to Fly Records, but the 14-song collection boasts songs from fourteen separate female songwriters, including Ashley Monroe, Caitlyn Smith, Hillary Lindsey, Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum, Liz Hengber, and more.

In addition, Sara’s current single, “Marquee Sign,” features backup vocals from her 14-year old daughter, Olivia Evans.

Starting today, if you pre-order Words at iTunes, you’ll …read more

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Kenny Chesney calling on college students to create his next video; awarding scholarships to the winner

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Kenny Chesney calling on college students to create his next video; awarding scholarships to the winner

Blue Chair Records/Columbia NashvilleKenny Chesney is calling on Nashville-area college students to create the music video for his latest single, “All The Pretty Girls.”

Chesney asked students from Nashville’s Belmont University and Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN to submit a video they’ve created for the song, including lyric videos, live action, notion, animation and more.

“Get creative. Get real. Get inside the song, and show us how ‘All The Pretty Girls’ looks, feels, and resolves,” Chesney said in the announcement. “I wanna help a student filmmaker with school. And I want to give people …read more

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So many country acts wanted to perform with Earth, Wind & Fire for Fridays CMT Crossroads episode, they had to take the concert outdoors

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So many country acts wanted to perform with Earth, Wind & Fire for Fridays CMT Crossroads episode, they had to take the concert outdoors

John Shearer/Getty Images for CMTSome of country’s biggest stars have teamed up with legendary funk/R&B band Earth, Wind & Fire for a first of it’s kind outdoor CMT Crossroads, premiering tonight.

Filmed during the CMA Music Festival earlier this month, the group took to a stage in Downtown Nashville outside the Bridgestone Arena to welcome the likes of Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker, Rascal Flatts, Dan + Shay, Martina McBride and more.

The electric collaborations showcases Earth, Wind & Fire’s timeless hits including “Shining Star,” “After the Love Has Gone” and “September,” performed with Lady A. Get …read more

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Country star trivia

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Country star trivia

Comstock/Thinkstock Actress Barbara Eden starred in both a movie and an NBC TV series based on this 1968 hit by Jeannie C. Riley. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Harper Valley P.T.A.”

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Carrie Underwood to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Carrie Underwood to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Image Group LA/ABCIt’s no exaggeration that Carrie Underwood‘s rise to stardom has been non-stop since she won the fourth season of American Idol thirteen years ago. Her latest career milestone? Her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Carrie’s one of eight recording artists on the list to be honored as part of the Class of 2018, according to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Carrie’s the only country star in her category, which she shares with R&B star Mary J. Blige, former American Idol judge Harry Connick, Jr., rapper Snoop Dogg, and even …read more

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