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Image Courtesy Arista NashvilleBrad Paisley used his time very wisely while flying to Afghanistan with President Obama on Air Force One earlier this year. Instead of just grabbing some shut-eye on his way to entertain U.S. troops, Brad opted to put the finishing touches on a new song, “Me and Jesus,” while in the air over the Black Sea.

“It was 13 hours over and 16 back, plenty of time to mix the record,” Brad tells Billboard, “I had all the files and opened up the computer and thought, ‘I’ll get to work on …read more

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Image Courtesy Kristy Belcher/Schmidt RelationsAlan Jackson will perform as the 2014 Artist-in-Residence at the Country Music Hall of Fame’s CMA Theater in Nashville on October 8 and 22. Tickets for the Wednesday night shows will go on sale Monday, September 8 at CountryMusicHallofFame.org/Artist-in-Residence.

These shows coincide with the new Hall of Fame exhibition, Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ It Country, opening August 29 and running through March 2015.

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Image Courtesy Pearl RecordsGarth Brooks has added two more shows in Atlanta on Saturday, September 20 at 10:30 p.m. ET and Sunday, September 21, 7:30 p.m. ET at Philips Arena. Tickets for these dates will go on sale Saturday morning at 9 a.m. ET through Ticketmaster.com and 1-800-745-3000.

Garth met with Ticketmaster on Monday to address concerns about scalpers getting concert tickets while regular customers weren’t getting into the Ticketmaster system.

Garth says,”I couldn’t ask for a better partner. Ticketmaster’s scalper screening system is a wonderful idea…with that said, all I saw were tickets …read more

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Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleLuke Bryan is taking his beachfront concerts to a new level with the Crash My Playa musical event, January 23 through 27, 2015 in Mexico. Florida Georgia Line, Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, and Eric Paslay are among the other stars performing at the destination event in Riveiera Maya on the Yucatan Peninsula.

The five-days, four-night package is all-inclusive, with resort accommodations, entrance to each night’s beachfront concert, and a beach towel and beach bag. For more information, go to CrashMyPlaya.com. Citi card members can also take part in a pre-sale starting August 19 …read more

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Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleLuke Bryan is taking his beachfront concerts to a new level with the Crash My Playa musical event, January 23 through 27, 2015 in Mexico. Florida Georgia Line, Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, and Eric Paslay are among the other stars performing at the destination event in Riveiera Maya on the Yucatan Peninsula.

The five-days, four-night package is all-inclusive, with resort accommodations, entrance to each night’s beachfront concert, and a beach towel and beach bag. For more information, go to CrashMyPlaya.com. Citi card members can also take part in a pre-sale starting August 19 …read more

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Image Courtesy Sony Music NashvilleJake Owen knows he’s a lucky man to have a successful career, a loving wife and a healthy baby girl, but his latest single, “What We Ain’t Got,” reminds him to stop and appreciate those blessings. That’s not always easy for Jake to do, though.

“I still find that I want more, ’cause I’m competitive,” Jake explains. “Sometimes it just takes takin’ a minute to sit there and realize that what we have right in front of us is just as satisfying as anything that we could ever want — …read more

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Comstock/ThinkstockLady Antebellum sang backup on which one of Darius Rucker‘s #1 hits? ANSWER: “Wagon Wheel.”

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Courtesy The Weinstein CompanyMost people who aren’t professional actors have to audition for roles in big Hollywood films, but Taylor Swift isn’t most people. The producer of Taylor’s new movie The Giver says her team approached Taylor directly and offered her a role after one of the executives got a “crazy idea.”

Taylor plays the small yet important role of Rosemary in the movie, which opens on Friday. At the film’s New York City premiere Monday night, producer Nikki Silver told ABC News Radio, “Taylor Swift is a very interesting story; we had actually written the …read more

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Image Courtesy CMARascal Flatts guitarist Joe Don Rooney and his wife, Tiffany, will welcome a baby girl next month, and Joe Don admits his wife is ready for their third child to arrive.

Joe Don tells ABC News Radio, “[Tiffany’s] been pretty sick throughout the whole — with all the babies. She doesn’t do prego real well, but she’ s a trooper. She’s my hero. She’s in a really good place right now, and she’s just feeling kinda uncomfortable at this point.”

As for what they’ll call the new arrival, Joe Don says with a laugh, “We …read more

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Comstock/ThinkstockLuke Bryan entertained more than 60,000 fans at his Sunday night show at Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts. That attendance number is a record for a single-day country concert at the venue.

Jerrod Niemann will launch his Get Your Buzz Back tour starting October 24 with special guest Chris Lane in Myrtle Beach, FL. Go to JerrodNiemannOfficial.com for a full list of dates.

Darius Rucker co-wrote his brand-new single, “Homegrown Honey,” with his pal Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum.

Chase Rice will launch his Ignite the Night tour September 5 in Denver. Go to ChaseRice.com for dates.

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