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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockCountry legend John Anderson will release a brand-new album, Goldmine, on May 26.

Reba appears on CBS’s The Talk Thursday.

Zac Brown Band performs on NBC’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Monday night.

Justin Moore has partnered with Cabela’s to encourage people to put down their phones and enjoy outdoor activities on Disconnect Day on May 1. Fans can download the Justin’s version of the campaign theme song, “What a Wonderful World,” for free that day MyDisconnectDay.com.

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Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleFrankie Ballard headed to the border town of Tornillo, Texas on the Rio Grande River to record his new studio album at a place called the Sonic Ranch. The residential studio complex includes living space, a workout room and swimming pool on more than 2,300 acres, and Frankie and his band stayed there for ten days working on the new music.

He says, “I just thought it’d be a cool place to go and just experience something different.”

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Image Courtesy Sony Music NashvilleMiranda Lambert poses with no makeup on for People magazine‘s annual World’s Most Beautiful issue. The natural look is close to what Miranda looks like when she’s at home in Oklahoma with husband, Blake Shelton.

She says of her at-home beauty routine, “I just put on some tinted moisturizer and sunscreen and mascara. And lip gloss! It’s kind of an addiction.”

Miranda only has a glam squad for big events like last Sunday’s ACM Awards. On tour, she does her own hair and makeup as a way …read more

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Image Courtesy Mercury NashvilleBilly Currington‘s sixth album, Summer Forever, is due out June 2. The project features his latest hit, “Don’t It,” as well as other songs written by Cole Swindell, Florida Georgia Line and several other top songwriters.

“Making this album was such a blast for me,” Billy says. “I put a lot of love into this project and couldn’t be more excited for fans to hear the new music. Summer Forever for me represents a positive, happy, good time lifestyle and that’s what I hope the fans feel when they hear this record.”

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Image Courtesy Jeremy Cowart/BMLGReba’s latest album, Love Somebody, debuts at #1 on Billboard‘s Country Albums chart this week and #3 on the overall Billboard 200 tally. It’s Reba’s 12th time at the top of the country chart. The project sold more than 62,000 copies its first week out, according to Nielsen Music.

Reba launches her residency with Brooks & Dunn at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas starting June 17.

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Image Courtesy Big Machine RecordsTim McGraw’s Concert for Sandy Hook Promise is generating more headlines. Eleven of the 26 families of victims in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, CT are now distancing themselves from the fundraiser.

According to the Hartford Courant, the families released a statement clarifying they aren’t associated with or supported by the Sandy Hook Promise organization. The non-profit’s stated purpose is to help protect children from gun violence, but these families want donors to understand the organization doesn’t represent all the victims’ families. Some …read more

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Image Courtesy CMAGary Allan is kicking off the CMA Music Festival’s free Riverfront Stage performances in Nashville Thursday, June 11. The shows will continue every day through June 14 with Rodney Atkins, Kristian Bush, Nashville‘s Charles Esten, Maddie & Tae, Eric Paslay, Dustin Lynch, Scotty McCreery, Ashley Monroe, Parmalee, RaeLynn, Cassadee Pope, and Chase Rice on the bill, as well as Canaan Smith, The Cadillac Three, Thompson Square, and The Swon Brothers.

Go to CMAFest.com for the full lineup and more details.

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Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is the title of Brett Eldredge‘s first #1 hit? ANSWER: “Don’t Ya.”

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockDarius Rucker has released the title track from his latest album, Southern Style, as the follow-up to his latest hit, “Homegrown Honey.”

Kelsea Ballerini’s debut album, The First Time, is now available for pre-sale at digital outlets before its May 19 release. Fans who place their order now will automatically get a free download of Kelsea’s self-titled EP, featuring her top-15 hit “Love Me Like You Mean It.”

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Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleBrett Eldredge‘s brand-new single, “Lose My Mind,” is all about the way a love interest can totally take over your thoughts, which is exactly what the song’s groove did with it first came to Brett the night before a writing session.

He says, “I’d been laying in bed, one of those laying in bed [up] all night kinda things, and this groove was in my head. I was going nuts. It was like, ‘What is this?'”

The next day at his songwriting meeting, Brett shared that groove with his co-writers and …read more

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