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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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Image Courtesy Big MachineTim McGraw presented a record 100th mortgage-free home to a military veteran over the weekend in Texas as he closed out his Sundown Heaven Town tour. He has been giving the homes away to veterans for the past three years in partnership with Chase and Operation Homefront.

Before this weekend’s shows in Dallas and Houston, Tim and Faith Hill‘s youngest daughter, 12-year-old Audrey, performed The Dixie Chicks‘ “Travelin’ Soldier” for a small crowd backstage. One lucky fan caught the performance on Instagram.

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Image Courtesy Sony Music NashvilleLove and Theft are headed out on the Night That You’ll Never Forget tour starting October 16 in Portland, Maine. Country newcomer Joel Crouse is opening the show, and there also will be two DJ’s along for the trek.

The duo’s Stephen Barker Liles says, “Joel is an awesome dude, not to mention a killer artist. Having DJ DU and DJ Rod Youree will add a great element to the shows, making this a tour we will never forget and we are excited to share the experience with our fans!”

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Image Courtesy Sony Music NashvilleLove and Theft are headed out on the Night That You’ll Never Forget tour starting October 16 in Portland, Maine. Country newcomer Joel Crouse is opening the show, and there also will be two DJ’s along for the trek.

The duo’s Stephen Barker Liles says, “Joel is an awesome dude, not to mention a killer artist. Having DJ DU and DJ Rod Youree will add a great element to the shows, making this a tour we will never forget and we are excited to share the experience with our fans!”

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Image Courtesy CMAReba is headed to Italy next month to take part in Celebrity Fight Night, which is being held out of the United States for the first time this year. The annual event benefits the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center and the Andrea Bocelli Foundation, and Reba will receive a special honor for her charity work during a gala dinner on September 7 in Florence. Reba is also bringing her pal Ronnie Dunn along to perform, as well as Lionel Richie.

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Image Courtesy CMAReba is headed to Italy next month to take part in Celebrity Fight Night, which is being held out of the United States for the first time this year. The annual event benefits the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center and the Andrea Bocelli Foundation, and Reba will receive a special honor for her charity work during a gala dinner on September 7 in Florence. Reba is also bringing her pal Ronnie Dunn along to perform, as well as Lionel Richie.

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Image Courtesy Nino Munoz/Capitol NashvilleDierks Bentley has announced the 20 cities he’ll be hitting on the second leg of his 2014 Riser tour. The shows start October 2 in Stockton, California, with Randy Houser and Eric Paslay opening the U.S. shows. New Canadian artist Tim Hicks will join Dierks and Randy for the Canadian shows.

Dierks has had a blast on the road this summer with the Riser tour’s first leg. He says, “Every night I get more excited and don’t want this run to end. I’m just living in the moment as much as …read more

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Image Courtesy CMABlake Shelton is sharing the mic with Barbra Streisand on her new duets album, Partners, due out September 16. Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel and even Elvis Presley are among the other “partners” joining Barbra on the album.

Barbra made the announcement on Instagram along with the caption, “What an extraordinary collection of talent!”

This will be Streisand’s first new studio album since 2011’s What Matters Most.

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Image Courtesy Kelly Christine Musgraves/SandboxKacey Musgraves launches her new tour, titled Same Tour Different Trailer, on September 25 at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, OK. The trek will hit 13 cities in the U.S. before wrapping up in Las Vegas at the Life Is Beautiful tour on October 26. Kacey just launched her run of shows opening for Katy Perry this past weekend after spending a few months opening for Lady Antebellum, Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss.

“I’m so lucky to have toured on so many different sides of the musical spectrum this year with …read more

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