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Shania Twain will be “Swingin'” tonight at the U.S. Open

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ABC/Image Group LA Tennis, anyone? Self-proclaimed court tennis enthusiast Shania Twain will combine two of her passions tonight, as she sings at the kickoff for the U.S. Open in Queens, New York.

You can watch for Shania’s performance at Arthur Ashe Stadium, when ESPN2’s coverage of 2017 U.S. Open Tennis starts at 6 p.m. ET.

Tickets are on sale now for Shania’s 2018 NOW Tour, which kicks off May 3 in Tacoma, Washington. Meanwhile, the country/pop superstar is preparing for the September 29 release of the NOW album, her first in fifteen years. She’s just released “Swingin’ with My Eyes Closed” as …read more

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No school, no problem: Chris Janson comes up with plan B as his daughter starts kindergarten

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ABC/Image Group LA Sure, Chris Janson gets to do cool, rock-star things like play a two-night gig with Sam Hunt and Maren Morris at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater.

But the father of four also goes through lots of the same things we all do, like sending his youngest daughter Georgia to kindergarten.

“It was first traumatizing to send them to preschool over the last couple years…” he confesses. “My wife and I, we flew home. You can’t miss those things. It’s very important. So actually the morning we put her in kindergarten was the morning of the first night of Red Rocks.”

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Midland will follow their debut hit, “Drinkin’ Problem,” with the new single “Make a Little.” Both are from their On the Rocks album, which comes out September 22.

So far, Garth Brooks has sold more than 70,000 tickets to his upcoming run at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. He and Trisha Yearwood will do five shows starting October 5.

Tickets are now on sale for Zac Brown Band‘s Sixth Annual Night of Candles, which takes place October 14 in Fayetteville, Georgia. The benefit for Zac’s Camp Southern Ground for kids is limited to the first 1500 fans.

Newcomer Ashley McBryde‘s …read more

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Garth Brooks – “Ask Me How I Know” 103-FXD Song of the Day

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Marquette, Michigan – August 28th, 2017 – Garth Brooks – “Ask Me How I Know” is your new music add and song of the day for this Monday on 103-FXD! Garth Brooks – “Ask Me How I Know” is a powerful new song and can be heard today on 103-FXD. #1 in NEW Country – […]

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Reba’s ready to “Sing It Now” on Christian music’s biggest awards show

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BMLGDuring her more than forty-year career, Reba McEntire has sung on practically every awards show there is. But this fall, the Country Music Hall-of-Famer will add a new one to the list: she’s set to take the stage at this year’s GMA Dove Awards.

Reba is also up for two awards at Christian music’s answer to the Grammys. She’s nominated for both Album and Recorded Song of the Year in the Bluegrass/Country/Roots categories, for her Sing It Now double-gospel record and its single, “Back to God.”

“I am excited and honored to perform at this year’s show,” the entertainment icon says. …read more

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A spring wedding, a perfect proposal and a stunning diamond: All the details on Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd

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Erika Goldring /GettyIt looks like it’ll be a spring wedding for Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd, who just announced their engagement last month.

As for how Ryan popped the question, Maren’s not giving up too many details — just that she was blown away.

“Oh I sobbed,” she tells Entertainment Tonight. “I mean it was so emotional and so perfect. He’s a very thoughtful human being, and I feel like the proposal was just as thoughtful as he is. So it was perfect.”

Also perfect: the wedding ring.

“I know what she likes,” Ryan explains, “and I had …read more

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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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