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Image Courtesy Stoney Creek RecordsParmalee’s new video for “Close Your Eyes” is now airing exclusively at Vevo. It’s the follow-up to the band’s debut hit, “Carolina.”

Lead singer Matt Thomas says, “It’s all about that first kiss. I think everybody remembers where they were with that special girl or guy and they went in for that first kiss.”

Both tracks are available on Parmalee’s debut album, Feels Like Carolina.

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ABC/Jon LeMayTaylor Swift‘s holiday weekend was a star-studded affair.

She took to Instagram on Sunday to post what she called a “family portrait.” The photo actually features Taylor with several of her celebrity friends: singer Ingrid Michaelson, plus The Amazing Spider-Man actress Emma Stone, Girls star Lena Dunham, Sin City‘s Jaime King, and Gossip Girl actress Jessica Szohr. Dunham is seen flipping the bird to the camera.

Taylor has posted several other photos of her Fourth of July weekend activities.

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ABC News RadioOrange bird cutouts in the shape of Dierks Bentley‘s Riser logo were spotted on several Nashville lawns Sunday night. The “flockings” are part of Dierks’ “Riser Bird Movement” to announce his ninth annual Miles & Music for Kids event September 28 in Nashville.

Fans can “follow the flock” by following Dierks’ social media accounts and searching #riser and #flockit. To get in on the act yourself, keep an eye on Dierks.com in the coming days. All proceeds from the Riser Bird Movement go to the Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Image Courtesy Average Joe’sColt Ford has been named NRA Country’s featured artist for the month of July. As a tie-in with his just-released album, Thanks for Listening, NRACountry.com is now streaming Colt’s new songs “Farm Life” with Justin Moore and “Cut Em All” with Duck Dynasty‘s Willie Robertson.

Speaking about his partnership with NRA Country, Colt says, “America was built on hard work, love of God, family and friends – these are the core values that I grew up with and that I instill in my own family. I’m proud to share these same ideals with my …read more

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Image Courtesy Sunshine SachsTrace Adkins returns to his hometown of Sarepta, Louisiana, on Saturday night as part of the city’s Muddin’ for the Military Fourth of July celebration at Muddy Bottoms ATV & Recreation Park.

Trace says, ” It’ll be nice to come back home and see something that’s not only great for the area and the folks who live there, but also puts Sarepta on the map because it’s the biggest, baddest mud park in the country.”

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Image Courtesy David Giesbrecht/NBCMiranda Lambert is leading the celebration on Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular live from New York City’s Brooklyn Bridge Friday night. She’s set to perform along with Hunter Hayes and Zac Brown Band on the annual special.

“Getting to bring joy through my music to people, to come together and celebrate music and celebrate our country is such a great feeling,” Miranda says. “To see the flags waving in the air in the crowd, it makes you smile. Just a permanent smile on my face.”

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Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleLuke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Eric Church dominate the 2014 mid-year album and single sales figures, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Luke and FGL’s single, “This Is How We Roll,” is the #1 digital track so far with more than 1.5 million copies sold. Luke’s “Play It Again” is at #2 on that list with just under 1.3 million downloads.

Eric Church‘s The Outsiders is country’s biggest-selling album so far, with 642,000 units scanned. Luke’s Crash My Party is second, with 455,000 copies sold this year, while Brantley Gilbert follows at #3, …read more

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Image Courtesy Ash Newell/13 ManagementTaylor Swift‘s RED tour raked in more than $150 million in the last 15 months, make it the highest-grossing tour in the history of country music, according to Billboard Boxscore. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill‘s Soul2Soul tour had the previous record with $141 million earned in 2006 and 2007.

Taylor’s latest trek hit four continents with 86 shows in 12 different countries. More than 1.7 million fans around the world saw the RED Tour, which kicked off March 13, 2013 in Omaha, Nebraska and wrapped up June 12, 2014 …read more

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Image Courtesy Pearl RecordsTwo of Garth Brooks‘ five sold-out shows at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland have been canceled, and now the promoter says it’s “up in the air” if any of Garth’s shows will take place at all.

According to the Irish Independent, the Dublin City Council only approved licenses for three of the dates, so the July 28 and 29 dates are now scrapped. At this point, the shows on July 25, 26 and 27 are scheduled to proceed as planned, but that arrangement is reportedly in breach of the contract …read more

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Image Courtesy Valory Music Co.Brantley Gilbert tries to include the U.S. military in just about every major project of his career, which explains why he teamed with Folds of Honor for his recent Just as I Am album launch. That organization helps the families of fallen or disabled soldiers, and Brantley was proud to have them play a major role in his recent motorcycle ride from Athens, Georgia, to Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

Brantley says, “I can’t speak for soldiers, but I would imagine if I were to pass away, that’s the main …read more

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