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Get Your ‘Shine On: Cole Swindell gets into the moonshine business

ABC/Image Group LA Cole Swindell is now officially in the business of selling ‘shine.

The Georgia native’s signature brand of 100 proof Peppermint Moonshine is now available from Sugarlands Distilling in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Swindell’s spirit comes in a Mason jar, complete with Cole’s likeness and autograph on the label.

“You ready for some MOONSHINE?” he asked on his socials. “Cole’s Sugarlands Shine is now available… and trust us, you need some! Please remember to sip wisely…” he added.

If you’re 21 or over, you can go to Sugarlands.com to order the ‘shine online, find out …read more

ABC Radio“Up Down” hitmaker Morgan Wallen will kick off his 2019 headlining tour January 5 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Morgan made the announcement Wednesday afternoon at the #1 party for his breakthrough hit at Nashville’s Thompson Hotel.

Taking its name from his debut album, the If I Know Me Tour will hit 26 cities, including a hometown stop for Morgan in Knoxville, Tennessee. The trek wraps March 30 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

“Up Down” co-writer Hardy will open the dates.

Pre-sales start next Tuesday, with tickets becoming available to the general public on Friday, October 26.

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ABC/Image Group LA Luke Bryan ranks #3 on Billboard‘s latest rundown of Hot Tours, lagging behind only pop superstars Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift.

The latest Billboard Boxscore reports add $31.1 million to Luke’s tally, courtesy of 23 new shows on the What Makes You Country Tour. In all, Luke’s made $65.5 million since the trek started in February in Springfield, Missouri.

Comparatively, that bests Luke’s $41.6 million from last year’s Huntin’, Fishin’, and Lovin’ Every Day dates.

Two concerts still remain on the What Makes You Country run: Thursday, October 25 in Rochester, New York and the next …read more

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ABC RadioUSA Network’s new country music talent show, Real Country, is set to premiere Tuesday, November 13.

Executive producer Shania Twain, Jake Owen, and Travis Tritt will serve as the competition show’s judges. Graham Bunn from ABC’s Bachelor in Paradise will be its host.

“I have never seen a show like this before,” Shania shared on her socials, along with a preview of the program. “So proud to be a part of Real Country.”

Jake predicts Real Country will even deliver some country converts.

“Country music fans, they’re gonna love this show,” he says. “But …read more

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ABC/Randy HolmesLooks like Garth Brooks‘ recently completed world tour just wasn’t enough for the six-time CMA Entertainer of the Year: He’s hitting the road again.

At a Nashville press conference Wednesday, Garth announced that he’ll be putting five shows on sale before Christmas, and the tour will kick off in the spring of next year in St. Louis, MO. He’ll also perform at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ, and seemed to hint at possible shows in Texas and Boston, but those details will come later.

Garth plans do to around 10 stadium shows a year for …read more

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Allister AnnKenny Chesney and Thomas Rhett are joining Jason Aldean as the headliners of next year’s Tortuga Music Festival. This will be Kenny’s fourth time playing the Florida gathering in its seven-year history.

Kane Brown, Dustin Lynch, Maren Morris, Chris Janson, Morgan Evans, Midland, Carly Pearce, Michael Ray, Maddie & Tae, Mitchell Tenpenny, Lindsay Ell and more will take the stage in Fort Lauderdale Beach Park during the April 12, 13, and 14 musical extravaganza.

Non-country performers like Sheryl Crow, Flo Rida, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and Elle King are set to play as well.

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Comstock/ThinkstockThis legendary singing cowboy is the only person who’s been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum twice: first as a member of the Sons of the Pioneers, and then as an individual. Can you name him? ANSWER: Roy Rogers.

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Mark TuckerGarth Brooks will star in a new CBS primetime TV special on Sunday, December 2.

Called Garth: Live at Notre Dame!, the special will document the superstar’s October 20 concert at Notre Dame Stadium at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. It’s the first live concert ever held at the stadium.

“After the [stadium’s] sellout, I thought it could not get any more exciting than this,” said Garth in a statement. “Then, CBS calls and in an instant, the show becomes bigger. This changes everything.”

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Monty Brinton/CBS CBS is hoping you’ll make a date with Faith Hill after next year’s Super Bowl.

Faith’s new talent competition show, The World’s Best, is set to premiere on Sunday, February 3 at approximately 10 p.m. ET after Super Bowl 53.

Drew Barrymore, RuPaul Charles, and The Late Late Show‘s James Corden join Faith on the judging panel. Corden is one of the program’s producers, along with Survivor‘s Mark Burnett.

The World’s Best will attempt to put a new spin on the increasingly-crowded talent show genre by bringing acts from all over the globe to compete in front a 50-person “wall of …read more

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Mercury NashvilleCarrie Underwood won’t hit the road on the Cry Pretty 360 Tour with Maddie & Tae and Runaway June until May, but we’ll get a preview Wednesday night, as all three perform together on the 2018 CMT Artists of the Year special.

Tae Dye says we can expect “lots of harmonies” in a “fun medley.” “I definitely am very intimidated,” she admits.

Maddie Marlow feels much the same, even getting a little starstruck around the “Love Wins” hitmaker.

“It still hasn’t really like sunk in…” Maddie explains. “I still get kind of germy trying to control it around her. ‘Cause we’ve watched …read more

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