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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockMiranda Lambert has been covering ZZ Top‘s “Give Me All Your Lovin’” during her recent live shows.

Jake Owen has selected “What We Ain’t Got” as the follow-up single to his #1 hit, “Beachin’.”

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Image Courtesy Red Bow RecordsJoe Nichols had to go back on tour shortly after he and his wife, Heather, welcomed their baby girl, Georgia Blue, nine weeks ago.

He tells ABC News Radio, “I feel for Mama right now ’cause I’m gone so much. She’s kinda having to pull double-duty with the two-year-old and with our nine-week-old now. She’s probably pretty wore out.”

Joe now wants Heather to just kick back, relax and say “Yeah,” just like he sings about it in his latest hit, so he’s taking her to the Bahamas in the next week …read more

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Image Courtesy Sony MusicIt’s been more than a decade since Kelly Clarkson won American Idol. Since then, she’s topped the charts several times, toured the world, sold millions of albums, appeared on all sorts of TV shows you can name, graced the cover of many major magazines, won several Grammys, and made headlines when she got married and then had a baby. So it’s no wonder that she’s surprised to meet someone who has no clue what she’s been up to since 2002.

Kelly tweeted, “Lady says to me ‘Oh I recognize …read more

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Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleBrett Eldredge had a pretty cool meeting with a U.S. soldier on a Southwest flight Tuesday. Brett posted a picture on Instagram of himself sitting beside Army infantryman Chance Turner on the plane as the soldier made his way to serve in Kuwait. It just so happens Chance was in the audience when Brett performed at his army base, Fort Riley in Kansas, earlier this month.

Brett says, “Small world! Thanks for your service Chance.”

To keep up with Brett’s tour schedule, go to BrettEldredge.com.

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Image Courtesy Blue Chair/Sony Music NashvilleKenny Chesney and his longtime video director, Shaun Silva, have teamed up for a new documentary, The Believer, telling the story of famed college football coach Steve Spurrier.

Kenny and Steve became friends in 2007 when the country superstar invited him onstage during a show at the University of South Carolina. Kenny is once-again partnering with ESPN and the SEC Network to produce the documentary, which features highlights from Spurrier’s career as well as interviews with those who know him best.

Steve tells South Carolina’s The State newspaper, “They spent …read more

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Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is the title of Tim McGraw and Faith Hill‘s first hit collaboration from 1997? ANSWER: “It’s Your Love.”

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Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleIt’s hard to believe it, but Lady Antebellum‘s Hillary Scott celebrates her baby Eisele‘s first birthday Tuesday. The little bundle of joy has gotten used to life on the road quite well, and Hillary is elated to be there for Eisele every day of the little one’s life.

“She changes and grows so much, it’s wild,” Hillary told ABC News Radio backstage recently at Good Morning America. “Every day is different.”

Taking care of an infant while traveling across the country is no easy task , but Hillary has the support of her husband, …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockEli Young Band performs their latest single, “Dust,” on CBS’s The Late Show with David Letterman Tuesday night.

The Band Perry, Brantley Gilbert and Justin Moore will perform at events surrounding the Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard NASCAR race this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Zac Brown Band‘s “All Alright” video premieres Wednesday on CMT.

Darius Rucker‘s rock band, Hootie & The Blowfish, has launched a icraft beer, Hootie’s Homegrown Ale, in conjunction with Tampa, Florida’s Rock Brothers Brewing. Five percent of sales will go to the Hootie & the …read more

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Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleBlake Shelton took over Chicago’s Wrigley Field over the weekend to play for 40,000 fans on his Ten Times Crazier 2014 tour. Headlining a stadium show is a big leap for Blake, who got pretty comfortable opening for other big acts at those big shows in the past.

Looking back on that previous stadium experience as an opener, Blake says, “I remember thinking, ‘Gosh, I would not want to be Brad Paisley tonight or Rascal Flatts or George Strait‘ — whoever I was opening for at the time — because this is — …read more

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Image Courtesy Starstruck EntertainmentReba released her new song and video, “Pray for Peace,” Monday, and several other country stars got in on the act. The Band Perry posted a video of themselves doing the “Pray for Peace” hand motions, and Keith Urban enlisted his famous wife, Nicole Kidman, and their two kids to make a video as well.

Reba got the idea to write the anthem last year while walking around her home in Gallatin, Tennessee, just outside Nashville. She says, “For days I’d sing, ‘Pray for Peace,’ over and over. …read more

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