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Carrie Underwood feels like “a duck” taking her two boys on tour

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If Carrie Underwood‘s making it look easy taking two children under the age of five on the road, she quickly confesses it’s all an illusion.

“Oh, lawdee!” she laughs. “I must be a duck, like, calm on the surface and paddling like crazy underneath.”

Part of the difficulty is that Jacob — who was born in January — is hitting the road so much earlier than Isaiah, who’s four now.

“It’s definitely a different ballgame because he’s so much younger than Isaiah was when I took him on the road,” Carrie explains. “There’s a huge difference between four months and eleven …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockShania Twain is set to guest on Good Morning America on ABC on Monday. You can watch for her starting at 7 a.m. She’ll also be on Live with Kelly and Ryan on Tuesday, which follows GMA on most ABC stations.

Australian duo Seaforth has just put out the new video for their debut single, “Love That,” which you can watch on YouTube.

Newcomer Jon Langston‘s new single is called “Now You Know.” Jon’s currently opening the Sundown Repeat Tour with Luke Bryan, who signed him to his new Universal Nashville imprint.

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RCA Nashville Chris Young pays tribute to a close friend he lost several years ago with his emotional new song, “Drowning.”

“When I wrote this song with Corey Crowder and Josh Hoge, we each thought of someone that we lost way too soon,” Chris explained on his socials. “For me, it was one of my best friends, Adam.”

“Missing you comes in waves and tonight I’m drowning,” he added, quoting the lyrics from the song. “This one is for you, brother.”

“Drowning” will be included on Chris’s Raised on Country album, which is expected …read more

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Capitol NashvilleThe opening night of Jon Pardi‘s Heartache Medication Tour is still more than three months away, but the California native’s already sold-out his first two shows, October 1 and 2 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.

The “Dirt on My Boots” hitmaker is also at maximum capacity for his upcoming concerts in Helotes, Texas; Boise, Idaho; and Bakersfield, California.

In response, he’s adding a second show on October 13 at Floores Country Store in Helotes, as well as a November 3 concert at Rabobank Theater in Bakersfield. Tickets for the new dates are on sale now.

Jon’s third album, titled Heartache Medication just …read more

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Big Machine Midland‘s slowing things down and getting romantic and vulnerable on “Put the Hurt on Me,” the latest track from their forthcoming sophomore album Let It Roll.

“Kill me softly baby with your kiss/If I go I wanna go like this,” the trio sings in the new ballad. “Come on be as cruel as you can be/Yeah baby put the hurt on me.”

It’s a different side of Mark Wystrach, Cameron Duddy, and Jess Carson than the one we saw on the rollicking “Mr. Lonely,” the lead single from their second album, which is already a top forty hit.

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ABC/Image Group LAChase Rice, LANCO, Tyler Farr, Danielle Bradbery, Jon Langston, Colt Ford and more will help Brantley Gilbert Kick It in the Ship on his second annual cruise in November.

The inaugural voyage of Brantley’s Kick It in the Ship cruise sold out in 2018. This year, he, his fans and his pals will sail from Miami, Florida to Cozumel, Mexico from November 4-8 aboard the Norwegian Pearl.

You can find out more at BrantleyGilbertCruise.com.

Meanwhile, ahead of Father’s Day on Sunday, Brantley just released a new song he wrote about being a dad, titled <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" …read more

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Big Machine On Thursday night, Florida Georgia Line set their summer tour in motion with a sold-out show in Rogers, Arkansas. But Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley also had a surprise for FGL fans everywhere: They released new stripped-down versions of both their breakthrough smash, “Cruise,” and their current hit, “Talk You Out of It,” just hours later.

FGL burst on the scene with “Cruise,” their debut single, in 2012. It went on to be certified eleven-times platinum, becoming the best-selling digital country single of all time.

The new Acoustic Remixes of “Cruise” and the top-fifteen hit …read more

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Comstock/ThinkstockSongwriter Richard Leigh wrote this 1992 hit for Reba McEntire about his own father. Can you name the fourth and final single from the For My Broken Heart album, which made it all the way to #3? ANSWER: “The Greatest Man I Never Knew.”

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ABC/Image Group LATrisha Yearwood‘s new hit single, “Every Girl in This Town,” is inspiring her first solo shows since she hit the road with husband Garth Brooks on his World Tour in 2014.

Every Girl on Tour will launch October 3 with three shows at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

“I can’t wait to take my tour solo for the first time in five years!” Trisha says. “I’ve been absolutely overwhelmed by the positive response to ‘Every Girl in This Town’ and, as enthusiastic as folks are about my new music and the upcoming tour, I don’t think there is anyone more excited …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockJustin Moore will release the new track, “On the Rocks,” on Friday, from his Late Nights and Longnecks album, which is set to arrive July 26.

Dustin Lynch is set to return to Luke Bryan‘s annual Crash My Playa getaway vacation January 22-25 in Riviera Cancun, Mexico.

Rodney Atkins is set to play Fox & Friends on Friday morning. You can watch for him starting at 6 a.m. ET on Fox News.

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