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MCA NashvilleJosh Turner is one of the artists singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” Saturday as part of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History’s celebration of the song’s 200th anniversary. Josh has recorded a special video version of the national anthem that will be posted to AnthemforAmerica.SI.edu Saturday as part of a live Flag Day event in Washington, D.C.

Speaking of the anthem, Josh says, “It was inspired by an actual event where our country was attacked, prevailed and our flag was still waving in the aftermath. It outlines what our flag stands …read more

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MCA NashvilleKip Moore has a big celebrity crush on Shania Twain. In fact, her “Any Man of Mine” video is his favorite of all time.

Kip tells CMT.com, “That’s when I discovered that we were meant to be together. She just doesn’t know it yet.”

Kip and Shania are on the same record label, so there’s a good chance he might get to meet her one day. Unfortunately for Kip, Shania tied the knot with her husband, Fred, in 2011.

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Photo Credit: James MinchinJason Aldean got in some quality time with his daughter Kendyl this week while fishing in Florida. Jason posted a picture on Instagram of himself holding a fish with his youngest daughter smiling by his side. The caption reads, “Gotta start em young. Kendyl rippin lips in Florida. #yougogirl.”

Jason is headlining the Burn It Down tour all summer long with special guest Florida Georgia Line. Go to JasonAldean.com for dates.

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ABC/Chris HolloAfter 14 months and 86 concerts all over the globe, Taylor Swift‘s RED tour has finally come to an end. Her fans aren’t quite ready to let go, however, using the hashtag #LongLiveREDTour on Twitter to express their sadness about the fact that it’ll be a while before they get to see their idol rock the stage again. That’s why Taylor’s taken to Instagram with a message designed to make them feel better.

Taylor wrote, “Just so you know….” and posted a photo of a piece of paper with this quote by …read more

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Capitol NashvilleJon Pardi‘s new video, “What I Can’t Put Down,” features an interactive component that allows fans to decide what they want to drink at the bar, and which girl Jon dances with in the video. This special interactive version is available at JonPardi.com, while the regular version is now airing on all digital platforms.

Jon says of making the clip, “We shot the video at Whiskey Bent Saloon downtown [in Nashville], which is cool because that’s where we started out playing years ago.” Jon also got a chance to wear his …read more

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Comstock/ThinkstockLee Brice had a hand in writing Garth Brooks‘ most recent #1 hit. What is the song title? ANSWER: “More than a Memory.”

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CMTKacey Musgraves deep friendship with Katy Perry will be on full display Friday night when their CMT Crossroads episode premieres. Though the pairing may seem a bit odd, Kacey insists she and Katy are more alike than you might think.

“If you look at it, she’s super whimsical, and I can be super whimsical with my light-up boots and my cactus and stuff,” Kacey says. “We’re songwriters, and the lyrics mean the most above all the fireworks.”

Fans tuning into the one-hour special will find the two collaborating on Katy’s hits “Roar” and “Teenage Dream” as well …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockVisitors to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville don’t have much longer to see Reba‘s All the Women I exhibit. It’s closing June 22.

Brad Paisley has contributed two songs to the new Disney Pixar film, Planes: Fire & Rescue, coming to theaters July 18. According to USA Today, Brad also makes a voice cameo as a heartbroken pick-up truck named Bubba.

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Photo Credit: Joseph LanesLee Brice is constantly away from his family on the road, so he’s looking to spending a low-key Father’s Day with his two sons, Takoda and Ryker. His main goal is just to watch his two kids having a blast.

Lee tells ABC News Radio, “I just want to be with the family, man. We’re on the road so much that any chance I get vacation or time for myself is gonna be time with them.”

Lee is letting his wife Sarah plan the family’s Father’s Day activities but he has a feeling they’ll wind up …read more

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Buena Vista/Walt Disney StudiosTom Hiddleston, who starred in two Thor films and in Marvel’s The Avengers as the villainous Loki, will portray country music legend Hank Williams in an upcoming biopic.

An official release regarding I Saw the Light states the film will chronicle Williams’ “meteoric rise to fame and its ultimately tragic effect on his health and personal life.”

Williams died of heart failure at the age of 29 after struggling with alcoholism and addiction.

Hiddleston will do his own singing in I Saw the Light, which will be based on a Hank Williams biography by Colin Escott. The film will …read more

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