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Kelsea Ballerini Combines Music and Fashion in a Night with the Nashville Symphony

ABC/Image Group LAAdmitted “girly-girl” Kelsea Ballerini has a very fashionable date with the Nashville Symphony.

She’ll be the main entertainer for the 2017 Symphony Fashion Show Tuesday, April 18 at Music City’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Kelsea will team with featured designer Zac Posen to create a haute couture night Nashville won’t soon forget. Former Miss Tennessee Allison DeMarcus, wife of Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts, will host.

Tickets for the 12th annual fundraiser go on sale in March. In the meantime, Kelsea heads out on the Home Team Tour with Thomas Rhett next month, before joining Lady Antebellum on the road …read more

Lady A Returns to L.A. to Take “You Look Good” to TV

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ABC/Image Group LA Less than a week after releasing their new single, “You Look Good,” Lady Antebellum is taking it to TV.

The trio returns to Los Angeles, where much of their forthcoming album was written and recorded, to tape The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday, before stopping by Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday.

Check your local listings to see when Ellen airs in your area. You can catch Jimmy Kimmel at 11:35 p.m. ET on ABC.

Lady’s A’s sixth studio album, HEART BREAK, comes out June 9. You’ll be able to buy the first tickets to their You Look Good World Tour …read more

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Luke Bryan Steps In to Help After Multiple Tornadoes Hit His Hometown

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ABC/Image Group LADetails are still being worked out, but Luke Bryan is on board to headline a concert to help tornado victims in his native Albany, Georgia, according to the Albany Herald. Twisters struck the southwest part of the Peach State both on January 2 and over the past weekend.

Songwriter Dallas Davidson, who’s also from the area and wrote Luke’s hits “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day” and “That’s My Kind of Night,” is helping plan the show, along with local businessman Bo Henry.

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Justin Moore to Welcome Baby #4 in June

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ABC/Image Group LA Just a week after kicking off his American Made Tour with Lee Brice, Justin Moore has revealed he has a new baby on the way. This will be the fourth little one for Justin and his wife Kate.

“To have the opportunity to become parents again, is such a blessing and one we are so thankful to God for,” he said on Facebook. “We pray for a healthy baby boy or girl. Our three daughters are super excited, as are we.”

The new arrival is due in June, and will join big sister Ella, who’ll be seven …read more

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All the Gold: Cole Swindell Gets a Saturday Night Surprise

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ABC/Image Group LA Before taking the stage for Saturday night’s sold-out stop on Dierks Bentley‘s What the Hell Tour in Nashville, Cole Swindell started the evening with a nice little surprise. The Georgia native found out his latest #1, “Middle of a Memory,” has just been certified Gold.

During his portion of Dierks’ tour, Cole performs the hit as part of a medley that starts with the Down Home Sessions track, “Kiss.” That tune contains the line that inspired Cole’s other hit, “Middle of a Memory.” Cole then returns to the stage during the end of Dierks’ set to sing their …read more

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“The Bachelorette”‘s Luke Pell Sets His Sights on a Country Career

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ABC/Craig SjodinYou know him from the most recent season of ABC’s The Bachelorette, but Luke Pell hopes you’ll soon know him for his country songs.

The Burnet, Texas native has released his first single, titled “Pretty Close,” and you can check out a sample on YouTube.

It won’t be the last for the horse trainer and Army veteran, either. He plans to release a series of new songs every six weeks over the next few months.

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Country Star Trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock Carlene Carter, the daughter of June Carter Cash, scored her first top-5 hit with this song from 1990, which was also the title track of her album. Can you name it? ANSWER: “I Fell in Love.”

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How the Horns Sealed the Deal for Lady Antebellum’s “Come Back” Song

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Capitol Nashville“The horns, man!” That’s how Charles Kelley responds when asked what makes Lady Antebellum‘s new single, “You Look Good,” stand out against the other contenders from the trio’s HEART BREAK album, which comes out June 9.

Charles goes on to reveal he believes the band’s first album since taking a break to pursue solo endeavors is so strong, any number of tracks could’ve been the lead release.

“We usually fight for singles pretty hard,” he says, “and this is the one time I will say that I went into the label and said, ‘Guys, you know better than us. We love …read more

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Nashville Notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Chris Janson does his latest hit, “Holdin’ Her,” Monday on the Today show, which starts at 7 a.m. on NBC.

Chris Lane appears on Monday night’s episode of The Bachelor, performing his single “For Her” during a one-on-one date. The reality-dating hit starts at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

If you missed Old Dominion‘s performance of “Song for Another Time” Friday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, you can check it out online.

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Luke Bryan Scores Coveted Performance Slot at the Super Bowl

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ABC/Image Group LA We’ve know for some time that Lady Gaga will do the halftime show at this year’s Super Bowl, but on Sunday, we found out Luke Bryan is set to sing the national anthem.

You’ll be able to watch Luke’s performance of “The Star Spangled Banner” live from Houston’s NRG Stadium Sunday, February 5 on Fox, before the Atlanta Falcons take on the New England Patriots in the NFL championship game. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Luke joins the ranks of country performers like Garth Brooks, Faith Hill, and the Dixie Chicks, who’ve sung the national anthem at the …read more

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