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CMAFlorida Georgia Line is the face of the annual Outnumber Hunger campaign, but the group has been working to help the hungry for several years now.

The duo has performed at the Stars for Second Harvest concert to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank in Nashville for the past two years. Before that, when he was in college, FGL’s Brian Kelley chipped in with his basketball teammates at Belmont University to take food to the homeless in downtown Nashville almost every week.

Brian tells USA Today, “It was no organization, just us trying to help. …read more

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Valory Music Co.Justin Moore was recognized with the Humanitarian of the Year award from the Armed Forces Foundation this week at the 10th Annual Congressional Gala in Washington, D.C.

Justin was selected for the honor in large part of his work with the Crown Royal Your Hero’s Name Here contest, which gives servicemen and women the chance to have their name be the title of a NASAR race.

While Justin admits he feels uncomfortable being honored in a room full of soldiers, he says, “I’m thrilled to know that what I do with the AFF …read more

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Capitol NashvilleLuke Bryan has signed on to perform on the 2014 Billboard Music Awards Sunday, May 18 on ABC. Imagine Dragons, John Legend and OneRepublic are also set to appear on the show, broadcasting live from Las Vegas.

Luke is up for six trophies at the Billboard Music Awards, including Top Male Artist and Top Country Artist.

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Photo Credit: James MinchinJason Aldean is known for his larger-than-life stage shows and party anthems, but you only have to listen to the last part of his recent hit, “Night Train,” to know Jason can really sing, too. When asked about his big vocals on that song, Jason says with a laugh, “Thank God for tuners.”

While he admits hits like “Dirt Road Anthem” don’t really show off his vocal power, Jason adds, “I like recording songs like that where I can kinda show that side of everything a little bit. Show …read more

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Dolly RecordsDolly Parton will debut songs from her new album, Blue Smoke, on QVC with a live concert performance Sunday, April 27 at 7 p.m. ET.

Fans can purchase the new album along with an exclusive deluxe edition of Dolly Live starting April 24 through QVC.com. That’s a full 20 days before the project lands in stores and online.

Dolly brings her Blue Smoke World Tour back to the U.S. with a May 22 show in Tulsa, OK.

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Taylor Swift via InstagramTaylor Swift has added another famous friend to her list of besties. The singer posted several selfies with Olympic figure skater Gracie Gold on Instagram this week. The pair had dinner Wednesday night and then topped the night off by baking cookies.

This outing follows Taylor’s road trip through California with Victoria’s Secret supermodel Karlie Kloss. She also keeps company with pop stars Lorde and Ed Sheeran on a regular basis.

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CMALee Ann Womack will release her new studio album this September, with the first single slated for a summer release.

The multiple CMA Award-winner enlisted her husband, Frank Liddell, to produce the project. He’s the man behind Miranda Lambert and David Nail‘s latest projects.

Lee Ann’s new album is rooted in her and Frank’s mutual passion for country music. She says, “When we started this record, Frank and I promised each other we would only cut songs that we absolutely loved for no reason other than we loved them very much. No other factors, and I think that …read more

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CMACarrie Underwood and Sheryl Crow are among the artists paying tribute to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Linda Ronstadt at the Hall’s annual induction ceremony Thursday night. Emmylou Harris, Stevie Nicks and Bonnie Raitt will also perform in honor of Ronstadt at the event, taking place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Linda won’t be on hand for the ceremony because her Parkinson’s disease diagnosis makes it difficult for her to travel. The 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions will air on HBO on Saturday, May 31.

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Warner Music NashvilleNew duo Dan + Shay have made country-music history just 14 months after their first meeting. Their debut album, Where It All Began, bows at #1 on Billboard‘s Country Albums chart. This feat makes them the first duo to debut at #1 on that tally since SoundScan began tracking sales digitally in 1991. The project is also the highest-charting debut project released in 2014.

These impressive sales numbers mean fans are hearing their songs, and that’s music to Dan + Shay’s ears.

Shay Mooney tells ABC News Radio, “Everything kind of came together …read more

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Sunshine SachsTrisha Yearwood‘s home in Brentwood, Tennessee — just south of Nashville — is on the market for $2.2 million. As Trisha prepares to spend more time in Nashville with her husband, Garth Brooks, they’ll be living on his land north of town.

She tells The Tennessean, “It doesn’t make sense to have all of it.”

Trisha goes to on to say she hasn’t lived in the home consistently for a while, but she calls it a “safe haven” in Nashville.

“It’s a great house, and everybody that I know is like, ‘Oh, I love that …read more

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