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Comstock/ThinkstockBrad Paisley first laid eyes on his wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, when she starred in which early-’90s comedy? ANSWER: Father of the Bride.

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Image Courtesy Jon-Paul Bruno/NRA CountryChase Rice grew up hunting and riding four-wheelers on his family’s 15-acre horse farm in Florida, so it’s fitting he’s been chosen as the NRA Country Featured Artist for August.

Says Chase, “We went to church on Sundays and learned about Jesus, and then my dad would drink a beer that same afternoon while my mom cooked for me and my brothers. I don’t really know what people call ‘country’ anymore, but that was, and is, my version of country and I love it.”

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Image Courtesy CMABrad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are returning to host the 48th Annual CMA Awards November 5 on ABC. This is their seventh time emceeing the event, which takes place at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

The announcement was made on People‘s Instagram account using Brad and Carrie bobble head dolls. The conversation bubbles between the dolls have Brad telling Carrie she needs to cut down her wardrobe changes this year. Frankly, we don’t see that happening.

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Image Courtesy Sony Music NashvilleLook for Jake Owen to premiere his brand-new single, “What We Ain’t Got,” on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live. He’ll also sing “Beachin'” on ABC’s CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock special Tuesday night. Look for Jake to appear on E!’s Chelsea Lately Tuesday night, too.

“Beachin'” and “What We Ain’t Got” are both included on Jake’s current album, Days of Gold.

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Image Courtesy Michael Becker/FOXKeith Urban welcomed his fellow American Idol judges Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr., to his hometown of Nashville Sunday and Monday to tape the show’s Music City audition round.

Though they had little free time, Keith was full of suggestions about which Nashville hotspots Jennifer and Harry might want to check out. His recommendations included Robert’s Western World on Lower Broadway and Pinewood Social, a restaurant with a bowling alley and private karaoke rooms. Keith also wanted them to check out the Country Music Hall of Fame, but he was mostly …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockEaston Corbin will perform at the Chicago White Sox’s Country Music Night in conjunction with the Grand Ole Opry on Friday, August 15 before the team’s home game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Brad Paisley has added the bonus track “Me and Jesus” to his upcoming album, Moonshine in the Trunk, due out August 26. He posted a preview of the song in recognition of Dr. Kent Brantly, the American man who contracted Ebola while in Africa.

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Image Courtesy ABC/CMAVirtually every country star on the charts right now will appear on the CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock special Tuesday night on ABC. The three-hour event features quite a few collaborations, including Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood singing “Somethin’ Bad” and Tim McGraw and Faith Hill teaming up for “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s.”

Look for Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett to sing their hit, “Small Town Throwdown,” and Justin is also teaming up with Motley Crue‘s Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx for a cover of their rock hit “Home Sweet Home.” Bon Jovi‘s Richie Sambora …read more

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ABC/Richard HarbaughTaylor Swift delivered a performance on Sunday that will make your heart melt.

Taylor performed an acoustic version of “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” for six-year-old Jordan Nickerson at Boston Children’s Hospital. According to Jordan’s Brave Page, a Facebook page dedicated to the boy, Jordan was recently diagnosed with leukemia. When he was younger, he was diagnosed with Williams Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that has caused him physical and developmental disabilities, and battled a severe heart condition.

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Image Courtesy Valory Music Co. Brantley Gilbert has teamed up with AMC’s Hell on Wheels to offer fans a chance to win passes to see him in Nashville.

Brantley and his pals are performing a private acoustic show and meet-and-greet, and the grand prize includes tickets to that show, along with airfare and hotel accommodations in Music City.

Go to AMCTV.com to register for the sweepstakes. Hell on Wheels airs Saturday nights at 8 ET on AMC.

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Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleLady Antebellum will help the Grand Ole Opry kick off their Birthday Bash Weekend with a performance Friday, October 10. The party continues all weekend long with Opry stars Craig Morgan and Trace Adkins also slated to perform.

Go to Opry.com for tickets to the Birthday Bash shows.

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