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Image Courtesy Sony Music Nashville/Blue ChairKenny Chesney plays a headlining show at the Flora-Bama bar on Perdido Key on the Alabama-Florida line Saturday, and now he’s released a new track called “Flora-Bama” to fans who pre-order his new album, The Big Revival, on iTunes. The song is the second taste of Kenny’s new music after the hit lead single, “American Kids.”

“Flora-Bama” was inspired by a friend of Kenny’s who called him after spending an entire afternoon in that bar. Kenny explains, “He’d just ducked in for a beer, and six hours later, he’d emerged …read more

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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 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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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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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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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 Curb RecordsLee Brice, Cole Swindell, Chase Rice and Dierks Bentley are just a few of the country stars who’ve doused themselves with a bucket of ice cold water in the past few days. They’re not just trying to beat the heat, though. The stunt is part of a large movement to bring attention to the disease ALS. Look for even more country stars to get in on the act as the trend sweeps the nation by searching the hashtag #icebucketchallenge.

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Image Courtesy Monty Brinton/CBSCountry stars have been reacting to the death of actor and comedian Robin Williams, who was found dead of an apparent suicide at his home in Tiburon, CA Monday at age 63. Brad Paisley recently guest starred on Williams’ CBS sitcom, The Crazy Ones. Brad tweeted, “Devastated right now. Loved you Robin.”

Devastated right now. Loved you Robin

— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) August 11, 2014

Here are more reactions on Robin Williams’ passing:

Reba – “My favorite memory of Robin Williams was from Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night. I was the …read more

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