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Chris Young Explains Why He’s a Die-Hard Dallas Cowboys Fan; Looks Forward to Football Season

Sony Music NashvilleChris Young is a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan, even though he lives in Nashville, home of the Tennessee Titans. His allegiance to the Cowboys was set before the Titans came to Music City in the late ’90s.

Chris tells Sports Illustrated, “When I was growing up we didn’t have the Titans so it was like just pick a team near you. I was always a die-hard Cowboys fan.”

Recently, Chris got to see the Cowboys in action while attending a day of the team’s training camp. After seeing them practice, Chris …read more

Show DogToby Keith played an invitation-only show in his hometown of Norman, Oklahoma Tuesday night. The concert took place at Toby’s venue Hollywood Corners and will air on TNT next month.

According to The Norman Transcript, Toby’s performance is part of the State Farm Neighborhood Sessions series, which brings stars back to their hometowns to honor those who inspired them along the way.

Toby, who lives in Norman, told the crowd most of the songs they were hearing were actually written in the Oklahoma town. He said, “If you hear one of …read more

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Pearl RecordsGarth Brooks is taking his World Tour to Phoenix October 23 and 24. It’s the first time Garth has played the city in 19 years.

As always, Garth’s wife Trisha Yearwood will join him on the bill for the shows at Phoenix’s Talking Stick Resort Arena. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 11 through Ticketmaster.com.

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Webster PRBig & Rich‘s Big Kenny and his wife, stylist Christiev Alphin, run a hectic household raising their four sons in Nashville. You can get a glimpse into that world on their one-hour special, Big Kenny and Family, premiering Wednesday night on TLC.

The idea for this special has been brewing for about five years now. Friends of the celebrity couple started telling them they should really capture their “crazy, big life” with a TV show. At first, that idea didn’t sit well with Christiev.

She tells ABC Radio, “What we were so used to as normal, …read more

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Country Star Trivia

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Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is the title of Sugarland‘s most recent studio album from 2010? ANSWER: The Incredible Machine.

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ACMJason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert were on hand for the 9th Annual ACM Honors Tuesday night at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Luke was honored with the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award for scoring six #1 hits off his last album, Crash My Party. His tour mate, Randy Houser, paid tribute to Luke by performing one of those chart-toppers, “Roller Coaster.”

Jason honored his heroes, Career Achievement Award recipients Alabama, with a medley of their hits, “Tennessee River,” “Love in the First Degree” and “The Closer You Get.” Alabama frontman Randy Owen joked that Jason performed those songs …read more

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Nashville Notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockDon’t miss Dustin Lynch performing his latest hit, “Hell of a Night,” on NBC’s Today Wednesday.

Kristian Bush‘s new video for “Light Me Up” is out this week at KristianBush.CMT.com. The clip was shot at Ocean Way studio in Nashville and on the streets of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Danielle Bradbery and The Cadillac Three were on hand to donate $100,000 from their record label, Big Machine, to Metro Nashville public school programs Tuesday. The gift celebrates Big Machine Label Group’s 10th anniversary. Taylor Swift was the flagship artist when the label was founded in 2005. Since then, …read more

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Brad Lovell/Iconic EntertainmentKelsea Ballerini and Chase Bryant are giving free acoustic performances at New York City’s Bryant Park this month. The appearances are part of the 3rd Annual Nashville’s New Music in New York Series, in association with the Grand Ole Opry.

Kelsea will kick off the series September 9 and Chase will follow September 28. The performance stage will be decked out with the Opry’s signature microphone and a replica of the circle of wood form the center stage of the Grand Ole Opry House.

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Sony Music NashvilleChris Young‘s new album, I’m Comin’ Over, is due out November 13, featuring the hit title track. That song gives you a taste of what to expect on the new project.

Chris says, “‘I’m Comin’ Over’ is honestly such a sonic bridge for me, between what I sounded like on the last record and what we’ve done on this one.”

You can order special deluxe versions of I’m Comin’ Over at ChrisYoungCountry.com. Look for Chris to perform “I’m Comin’ Over” on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live Wednesday night.

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CMAKeith Urban and Carrie Underwood are performing on the premiere week of NBC’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon next week.

Look for Keith to appear on the season opener on Tuesday, September 8. Carrie will sit down for a talk and give a performance on Thursday, September 10.

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon airs weeknights at 11:35pm ET on NBC.

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