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Dolly Parton Performs, Mentors Semifinalists Next Week on “The Voice”

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Webster P.R.It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for this season’s semifinalists on The Voice, as they get the chance to learn from an entertainment icon. Dolly Parton will not only mentor the contestants next week, she’ll also sing her 1971 classic, “Coat of Many Colors,” on the live show.

Season 3 winner Cassadee Pope performs her latest single “I Am Invincible” as well. The show airs at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, just two days before Parton’s movie premieres. You can catch Coat of Many Colors Thursday at 9 p.m. ET. Both shows air on NBC.

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Pop Stars to Transform “Girl Crush,” While Darius Pays Tribute to Blake on CMT’s “Artists of the Year”

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CMTIt’ll be “Girl Crush” as you’ve never heard it before, when pop stars Adam Lambert and Leona Lewis pay tribute to Little Big Town Wednesday night on CMT‘s annual Artists of the Year special. Darius Rucker will get some help from Cassadee Pope and RaeLynn, as the former members of Team Blake join the Hootie & the Blowfish frontman to honor the winningest coach on The Voice, performing Blake Shelton‘s hit “Neon Light.” Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt and Florida Georgia Line step into the spotlight as CMT’s other 2015 honorees.

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Country Star Trivia

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Comstock/ThinkstockWhich 1997 made-for-TV Christmas movie stars LeAnn Rimes and Bernadette Peters? ANSWER: Holiday in Your Heart.

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Garth Brooks Brings Tour to Raleigh

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Nancy Seltzer & Assoc.Garth Brooks is taking his World Tour to Raleigh, NC this spring.

Garth will play two shows at Raleigh’s PNC Arena Friday and Saturday, March 11 and 12. As with Garth’s other shows, wife Trisha Yearwood‘s also on the bill. It’s Garth’s first show in Raleigh in 18 years.

Tickets go on sale Friday, December 11 via Ticketmaster.

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Keith Urban’s Hall of Fame Exhibit Reminds Him How His Perseverance Paid Off

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Country Music Hall of Fame and MuseumWhen Keith Urban walked through his new exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum for the first time Tuesday night, he couldn’t help but be a bit taken aback by some of the things he saw– particularly a postcard he’d written to his parents when he was just a tyke in Australia.

“It’s amazing the things that my mom has kept, and to see them, some of these things I haven’t seen since I was a little kid, so it was kind of crazy. God bless …read more

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Nashville Notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockKenny Rogers performs a song from his new album Once Again It’s Christmas Monday, December 14 on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. A special edition of the CD available only at Cracker Barrel features Vince Gill with The Time Jumpers on the tune “(I Love the) Winter Weather.”

To promote her upcoming TV movie, Dolly Parton is giving away a Smoky Mountain vacation worth more than $4,000. It includes a tour of her Tennessee Mountain Home, 3 nights at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort, a $1,000 gift card and more. You can enter the sweepstakes <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://movies.dollyparton.com/" …read more

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Brett Eldredge Promises a “Party Like No Other” in the UK and Ireland

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CMABrett Eldredge marks the end of his Suits & Boots Tour with Thomas Rhett next week in Chicago, but after that, the four-time chart-topper has his eye on another milestone– he’ll embark on his first solo tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland next February.

“Getting the chance to perform for my fans overseas has been a dream of mine. I can’t wait to meet you guys. It’s going to be a party like no other!” he promises.

Tickets for Brett’s four-city tour go on sale to the general public online Friday. Here are the …read more

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Kip Moore Takes Chase Bryant and Cadillac Three on 2016 Leg of Wild Ones Tour

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Joseph Llanes/UMGKip Moore is extending his Wild Ones tour into 2016, kicking off a string of dates that will take him through the U.S. and Canada on January 28 in Milwaukee. Chase Bryant will open the first six shows of the run, with The Cadillac Three joining Kip for the remainder.

“The feedback from the fans this fall has been so insane and we’re having so much fun that we’re just not ready to end this tour yet,” he says. “We live for our live show– that’s how this whole journey started!”

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Garth and Trisha Return to the Wynn for “Sinatra 100” Taping

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Chris Hollo/OpryOn Wednesday, Trisha Yearwood returns to a venue she knows well — the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas. She appeared there regularly with husband Garth Brooks during his Sin City residency before the two embarked on their current world tour. This week, they’ll be part of the Sinatra 100 taping, timed to pay tribute to the late musical icon on what would have been his one hundredth birthday.

Zac Brown and Carrie Underwood also will perform tunes made famous by “Ol’ Blue Eyes,” with most artists sticking to arrangements that stay true to the songs the way Sinatra …read more

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Blake Shelton and Sam Hunt to Play Canada’s Largest Camping & Music Festival

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Art Streiber/NBCBlake Shelton and Sam Hunt return to the Boots and Hearts Music Festival, Canada’s largest camping and music event, this summer, joining previously announced headliners Tim McGraw and Dierks Bentley. Both Blake and Sam previously played the festival in 2014.

Cam, Chase Rice and Emerson Drive also are on the bill for the August 4-7 shows at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte in south-central Ontario, Canada. Tickets are available online now for Boots & Hearts’ upcoming, fifth year.

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