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Reba, Carrie Underwood and Brooks & Dunn Step into the Ring with Muhammad Ali

ABC/Image Group LAReba, Carrie Underwood and Brooks & Dunn are getting ready to step into the ring with Muhammad Ali. For the eleventh year in a row, Reba will host Celebrity Fight night at the Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona.

Carrie will headline the April 9 black-tie fundraiser and receive an award too, with David Foster serving as the evening’s musical director. Reba and Brooks & Dunn are set to sing as well. The event was created to raise money in the legendary boxer’s fight to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease.

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Warner NashvilleWith their romantic new ballad, “From the Ground Up,” written about the lifelong romances of their grandparents, it’s not too surprising that Dan+Shay sound like they’d probably make good valentines. Shay in particular isn’t shy to show his thoughtful side.

“For me, and this is the romantic in me. This is what I would say to a girl: ‘Baby, everyday is Valentine’s Day.”

But he admits he’s skeptical of the commercialism of the holiday. “I think it’s super-hyped. I get it, but I don’t know…I’m a let’s-hang-out-together, I’m a spend-some-time-with-ya kinda guy. I don’t want …read more

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Comstock/ThinkstockThis 2005 release was Dierks Bentley‘s first #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. Can you name it? ANSWER: Modern Day Drifter.

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Comstock/ThinkstockThis 2005 release was Dierks Bentley‘s first #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. Can you name it? ANSWER: Modern Day Drifter.

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Warner NashvilleWith their romantic new ballad, “From the Ground Up,” written about the lifelong romances of their grandparents, it’s not too surprising that Dan+Shay sound like they’d probably make good valentines. Shay in particular isn’t shy to show his thoughtful side.

“For me, and this is the romantic in me. This is what I would say to a girl: ‘Baby, everyday is Valentine’s Day.”

But he admits he’s skeptical of the commercialism of the holiday. “I think it’s super-hyped. I get it, but I don’t know…I’m a let’s-hang-out-together, I’m a spend-some-time-with-ya kinda guy. I don’t want …read more

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Capitol NashvilleOne week after the release of his first solo album, The Driver, Charles Kelley is wrapping up his first 24 hours as a father. Ward Charles Kelley was born Thursday morning in Nashville — healthy and making lots of sounds, according to his parents.

Though he and his band mates in Lady Antebellum are taking a little break right now, Charles says you can expect Ward to be out on the road with his daddy when the trio eventually re-convenes. In the meantime, the proud papa says he won’t shy away from changing his share of the …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock“Record Year” is Eric Church‘s new single, from his surprise Mr. Misunderstood album, which was released during last year’s CMA Awards.

Reba‘s emotional video for “Just Like Them Horses” has generated so much buzz on social media, her record label is now officially releasing it as a single.

Newcomer Kane Brown‘s first single for RCA Records is called “Used to Love You Sober.”

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MCA NashvilleVince Gill plays a special show Friday night inside Nashville’s famed Ernest Tubb Record Shop, to celebrate the release of his new album, Down to My Last Bad Habit.

Situated among the stretch of honky tonks on Music City’s Lower Broadway, the iconic music store currently features a pop-up shop dedicated to the Country Music Hall of Famer. The free concert kicks off at 6 p.m. CT Friday, the same day Vince’s new project comes out.

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Mercury Nashville/19/InterscopeSeason 10 runner-up Lauren Alaina returns to American Idol Thursday night, offering some pointers to two of the contenders in the show’s farewell season. She will perform with the pair as well.

“I’m so honored American Idol asked me to mentor,” she says. “It’s really special to be able to go back to the show that taught me the ins and outs of the music business and be able to share what I’ve learned with the new contestants. I love that I get to give back to the show that gave me so many opportunities …read more

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Arista Nashville/RCA RecordsHot off her appearance at the prestigious New Faces show at Country Radio Seminar this week in Music City, Cam is now gearing up for the Grammys. The Best Country Solo Performance nominee will present on Monday’s show, joining Chris Stapleton, Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Carrie Underwood and Sam Hunt, who are set to perform.

Cam opened her New Faces performance Wednesday night at the Nashville Omni with the title track from her debut album Untamed, before seguing into the uptempo “Runaway Train.” She delivered her new single “Mayday” next, before inviting the crowd of radio …read more

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