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Maren Morris and FGL claim two top ten spots on the pop chart this week

ABC/Image Group LABoth Maren Morris and Florida Georgia Line are enjoying some major momentum on the pop charts these days.

This week, FGL matches the crossover success of their debut smash, “Cruise,” as “Meant to Be” rises to #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Cruise,” which featured rapper Nelly, also made it to #4.

And thanks to the duo, their “Meant to Be” duet partner Bebe Rexha now has the biggest hit of her career to date.

But Maren isn’t far behind. “The Middle,” her song with producer/deejay Zedd and electronic duo Grey, rises to #6 on the Hot …read more

EMI NashvilleYou can win a chance to see a special pre-ACM-Awards concert in Las Vegas by Brothers Osborne by going to the duo’s website. And if your luck doesn’t pan out or you just can’t make it to Sin City, you’ll still be able to enjoy the show.

TJ and John will play the Friday, April 13 set at Zappos headquarters in Las Vegas, as part of their partnership with the lifestyle brand Frye. Both Zappos and Frye will livestream the show starting at 4 p.m. PT.

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Trae Patton/NBCNow that Blake Shelton has wrapped up his Country Music Freaks Tour with Brett Eldredge, Trace Adkins and Carly Pearce, the star of The Voice is headed for the golf course.

The “I Lived It” hitmaker will still be working, though — he’s headlining an August 17 show at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open. The annual concert comes at the end of the first round of the annual PGA Champions Tour.

Blake will take the stage at dusk on Friday, August 17 at En-Joie Golf Club in Endicott, New York. Tickets for the event go on …read more

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Warner Music NashvilleYou can watch RaeLynn ascend to the throne in her new video for “Queens Don’t.”

The clip follows the former The Voice contestant as she gets made up for the photo shoot for the lead single from her forthcoming sophomore album. The “Queens Don’t” session includes a crown, a scepter, and a golden throne — as well as plenty of hugs for RaeLynn’s glam squad.

“A ‘queen’ is any person who knows that they are royalty from the inside out regardless of where they came from,” the Texas native <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://twitter.com/RaeLynn/status/975763938469142531" …read more

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ABC/Image Group LA We haven’t seen much of Carrie Underwood since late last year, when she fell in November, breaking her wrist and suffering a facial injury that required a large number of stitches. But this weekend, she turned out for the wedding of one of The Swon Brothers, according to the Tennessean.

Carrie sat discreetly in the back of the room, as Colton Swon married Caroline Glasier Saturday in front of 300 friends and family members in Nashville. The two met when they were both contestants on season four of The Voice. …read more

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ABC/Image Group LATim McGraw and Faith Hill alternated openers on last year’s Soul2Soul Tour, but for the 2018 version of the trek, they’re employing a different strategy. Rather than changing acts every weekend, this year they’re taking newcomers Devin Dawson and Caitlyn Smith out with them.

Caitlyn will kick off the tour May 31 in Richmond, Virginia, with Devin taking over June 26 in Bossier City, Louisiana and continuing until the tour wraps July 22 in Devin’s home state of California. The “All on Me” hitmaker did a weekend with Tim & Faith last year, getting to play the first arena …read more

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ABC/Image Group LAChris Stapleton interprets Elton John‘s “I Want Love” on the new Restoration album, and the next time we hear new music from the Traveller hitmaker, it may be on the big screen.

“I’ve got a few songs in some movies,” Chris reveals, “and some different collaborations with some people that are on the horizon.”

Chris is currently climbing the pop chart with Justin Timberlake on his single, “Say Something.” But when it comes to heading back into the studio to work on his own next record, the Kentucky native predicts it will be awhile.

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Comstock/ThinkstockThis East Tennessee theme park opened in 1961 and was originally called Rebel Railroad, before morphing into both Goldrush Junction and later Silver Dollar City. Can you guess what it’s known as today? ANSWER: Dollywood, Dolly Parton‘s theme park.

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ABC/Lou RoccoThis weekend, Dolly Parton presided over opening weekend at her East Tennessee theme park, as Dollywood opened its gates for its 2018 season.

With a sequel to 1980’s 9 to 5 in the works with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, there’s no slowing down for the Country Music Hall-of-Famer. In fact, she was busy working on another big screen project as she turned 72 on January 19.

“I was doing the music with [producer] Linda Perry, who’s doing the music for the Dumplin’ movie, the soundtrack, all the music for that,” Dolly reveals. “So we were in the …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockClaxton, Georgia native Trea Landon is the newest artist signed to Warner Music Nashville, with his first single expected sometime this year.

The 12-song soundtrack for the first half of the final season of Nashville is now available both in stores and online.

Shenandoah‘s new album, Reloaded, is out now. It includes nine live versions of hits ranging from “Next to You, Next to Me” to “The Church on Cumberland Road,” as well as three new songs.

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