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Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is the title of Garth Brooks‘ last proper studio album from 2001? ANSWER: Scarecrow.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockNewcomer Joel Crouse will release his debut album, Even the River Runs, on August 19. It features his single, “If You Want Some.”

Dan + Shay are the CMT Listen Up Artist of the Month for July. Look for exclusive performances from the duo all month long at CMT.com and on the CMT app.

Craig Morgan has signed on as the official spokesperson for the Spirit of Blue Foundation to promote safety for law enforcement officers. He’s also launched a promotion at SpiritofBlueSweeps.com giving fans a chance to see him at the Grand Ole Opry on …read more

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Image Courtesy Jim Wright/Arista NashvilleThe 20 remaining contestants on ABC’s Rising Star begin competing against each other in “The Duels” starting Sunday night. The contestants will be paired off for back-to-back performances. Whichever contestant of the pair gets the higher percentage of votes will stay on the show while the other contestant goes home.

Expert Brad Paisley tells ABC News Radio, “It is drag racing. It’s just one person goes, they qualify, there’s your time. Go do it again. What about you? Are you faster or not?”

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Courtesy: The Weinstein CompanyTaylor Swift‘s next movie appearance will come August 15, when she appears in The Giver, based on the popular 1993 young adult novel by Lois Lowry. The author tells MTV that while Taylor’s part in the film isn’t big, it is important.

Taylor plays Rosemary, who in the book isn’t a really major character, but who serves an important purpose. Lowry tells MTV, “The role in the movie is still a small role, but it’s a crucial and very important one.” She describes Taylor’s scene as “compelling,” and notes …read more

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Image Courtesy Webster PRDolly Parton won’t be taking the lost dog from the U.K. Glastonbury Music Festival home to the U.S. after all. After Dolly’s headlining set at the festival, organizers discovered a stray dog at the festival site. It quickly became known as “Doggy Parton,” and Dolly offered to adopt the dog if the owners weren’t found.

Thankfully, the pup’s owners have come forward and been reunited with the dog. In a conference call, Dolly revealed the dog was 15-years-old and unable to travel across the ocean anyway.

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Image Courtesy True Public RelationsLeAnn Rimes is celebrating Christmas in July with the announcement of a new holiday EP and tour. ONE Christmas — chapter 1 will be released this holiday season featuring LeAnn’s take on “Silent Night,” “Blue Christmas,” White Christmas” and “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” among other tracks. She’ll kick off the eight-city ONE Christmas tour December 5 in Rutland, Vermont.

LeAnn says, “I love EVERYTHING about the holidays and want to share the magic and joy of the season with my fans. I look forward to playing some of my favorite …read more

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Image Courtesy Nino Munoz/NBCCarrie Underwood‘s The Sound of Music Live! and Blake Shelton‘s show, NBC’s The Voice, are both up for Emmy Awards. The Sound of Music Live! is up for Outstanding Special Class Program, while The Voice is a finalist for Outstanding Reality-Competition Show.

The Emmy Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, will be held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Monday, August 25. NBC will air the ceremony live from coast to coast.

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PRNewsFoto/Wynn Las Vegas, Mark TuckerGarth Brooks is moving into the second phase of his career with some big news. At a Nashville press conference, Sony Music CEO Doug Morris announced that Brooks will be recording for the label, with Brooks himself later clarifying that it’ll be for RCA Nashville.

And yes, that does mean there will be new music from Garth. When asked when we’ll get that new music, Garth said, “I know that but I can’t tell you that.” After being gently pressed, he declared, “Sometime in the next two months.” Whether …read more

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Image Courtesy Big EnterprisesWynonna won’t be chasing country radio airplay with her next studio album, but that doesn’t mean she’s not up to date on country’s current landscape. In an interview with Rolling Stone Country, Wynonna says she loves the humor in Brad Paisley‘s music and considers Blake Shelton to be “the brother I never wanted but I’m so glad I have.”

As for today’s current country female acts, Wy says, “I love Kacey Musgraves and the fact that at her age she’s doing stuff that I didn’t have the guts to do. I love that …read more

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Comstock/ThinkstockMiranda Lambert co-wrote her CMA Award-winning hit, “Over You,” with which fellow country star? ANSWER: Blake Shelton.

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