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Shania Twain’s reaction to seeing Brad Pitt naked? “That don’t impress me much”

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Mercury NashvilleSo what’s Shania Twain‘s beef with Brad Pitt?

That’s been the question for two decades, since the Canadian country/pop superstar famously name-checked the actor in her 1997 smash, “That Don’t Impress Me Much.”

Shania’s never opened up about the inspiration for dropping the heartthrob’s name, until now.

“OK, so you’re Brad Pitt?” she says on her Come on Over record. “That don’t impress me much.”

It turns out Shania and a girlfriend happened to be baking some Christmas cookies back in the day, when they caught a glimpse of the notorious paparazzi pictures of Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow in the nude. The …read more

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No more excuses: If you want to be in Tim McGraw shape, he’s ready to train you

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Business Wire/Snap FitnessAnyone who’s ever been on tour with Tim McGraw will attest to his grueling, hours-long workouts on the road. And if you’ve ever wanted to replicate the hitmaker’s enviable physique, you’ll probably never have a better chance than this.

The 49-year-old is partnering with 24/7 gym chain Snap Fitness to roll out his own workout program and open several custom-designed TRU MAV Signature Clubs.

“Fitness and healthy living are a key part of my music and life,” Tim explains. “Physical fitness is something I value — it can help you live your best life. Working out becomes a habit when …read more

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock Thirty-eight years ago today, The Charlie Daniels Band claimed the #1 spot on the Billboard country chart with their best-known song. Can you name the 1979 hit that also made it to #3 on the pop chart? ANSWER: “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”

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Old Dominion is ready to celebrate “Happy Endings” with Kenny Chesney at the home of the New England Patriots

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RCA NashvilleThere’s no mistaking it: it’s a big weekend for Old Dominion.

On Friday, their sophomore album, Happy Endings, comes out, just as its lead single, “No Such Thing as a Broken Heart,” is locked in a serious battle for #1.

Tonight, the band also plays the first of two major gigs at the home of the New England Patriots.

“It’s gonna be really fun and special…” lead singer Matthew Ramsey says. “For the past two years we’ve played with Kenny Chesney at Gillette Stadium. We get to do it again for a third time, and on album release day. That’s gonna be …read more

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock The Nashville Business Journal will honor Kelsea Ballerini as its Artist of the Year October 17 at the Women in Music City Awards at Nashville’s Music City Center.

Lady Antebellum, Old Dominion, Brett Young, Michael Ray and Eli Young Band will play the Coastal Country Jam September 23 and 24 at Huntington State Beach in Orange County, California.

Clint Black and John Rich are teaming up to play a new CMA Songwriters Series show September 5 at the Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee. The evening will be recorded for American Public Television’s Front and Center series.

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The countdown is on: Kenny Chesney can’t wait to take the stage this weekend in Boston

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Blue Chair Bay/Columbia NashvilleAfter opting to only play a limited number of dates this year, Kenny Chesney is sittin’ on go for tonight’s performance at Gillette Stadium in the Boston area.

“It’s been a year, and I am so ready,” the eight-time Entertainer of the Year admits. “Whoever you are, if you’ve got tickets, come ready to feel this music, to rock hard and have more fun than you’ve had all summer.”

“We’ve saved up all year for this, and the band and I are bringing everything we’ve got!” he promises. “I can’t wait… and it’s now only a matter of hours, …read more

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“Light It Up”: Luke Bryan’s song about a cellphone started at the coffee pot

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Capitol NashvilleLuke Bryan wrote his new single, “Light It Up,” with Old Dominion guitarist Brad Tursi.

“I’m such a big fan of what Old Dominion does,” the four-time Entertainer of the Year says. “And to be a working band like they are at this day and [age]…I mean, they work their tails off.”

When the two got together to write, Brad already had the beginnings of what has become the lead single from Luke’s forthcoming album.

“Brad comes out to my house,” Luke remembers, “and we kinda get to know each other a little better around the coffee pot, and then we go …read more

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High Valley – “She’s with Me” 103-FXD Song of the Day

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Marquette, Michigan – August 25th, 2017 – High Valley – “She’s with Me” is your new music add and song of the day for this Friday on 103-FXD! High Valley – “She’s with Me” is a powerful new song and can be heard today on 103-FXD. #1 in NEW Country – 103-FXD and WFXD.com! Be […]

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Survey says: Lee Brice and Jerrod Niemann are “Feud”-ing this weekend

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ABC/Eric McCandlessLee Brice and Jerrod Niemann are pals in real life, but this weekend, they’ll face off on TV.

This Sunday night, Lee and Jerrod will see who can take home the most money for charity in the latest episode of Celebrity Family Feud.

Lee’s recruited his brother and fellow artist Lewis Brice, as well as three cousins, to be on his team. Jerrod will be playing alongside his wife Morgan and his siblings.

Regardless of who wins, the two hitmakers will be helping out America’s service men and women. Lee’s hoping for a big donation for Folds of Honor, while Jerrod will …read more

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“Girl Problems”: Chris Lane celebrates an anniversary by stripping it down

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Courtesy Big LoudA year after Chris Lane let us in on his Girl Problems, he’s stripping it down for his fans.

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of his debut album, the North Carolina native has re-recorded the entire project as an acoustic jam, including his gold singles: the #1 “Fix” and the soon-to-be top-10, “For Her.” You can preview the new version now at Billboard.com, before it becomes available digitally Friday.

“So many amazing things have happened since the release of Girl Problems last August,” Chris says. “And a great way to celebrate that is with this all-acoustic …read more

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