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Prepare to be Omazed: Dolly offers a chance to see her sold-out 50th anniversary Opry show

Courtesy Grand Ole Opry LLC/Chris HolloDolly Parton will celebrate fifty years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday, October 12, by appearing on both the 7 p.m and 9:30 p.m. editions of the world’s most famous radio show that night.

Both performances are sold out, but there’s still one way to get in: Dolly’s partnered with the website Omaze to give away a VIP trip.

The winner and a friend will get airfare to Nashville, accommodations at the Gaylord Opryland Resort, plus two VIP tickets to the show. On top of that, they’ll also get their own dressing room …read more

BBR Music Group The new album from Zac Brown Band won’t arrive for almost another month, but you can check out the track listing for The Owl now.

The eleven-song project features a cameo by hot commodity Brandi Carlile on “Finish What We Started.” In addition to being a member of the all-female supergroup The Highwomen, Brandi’s recently collaborated with Dierks Bentley, Maren Morris, and Tanya Tucker.

OneRepublic‘s Ryan Tedder is one of the producers on the cut, “Need This.” It’s available to stream or download now, along with “Warrior,” “Leaving Love Behind,” and the top-thirty lead single, “Someone I Used to …read more

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Capitol NashvilleJon Pardi wants to help you hold up your pants — well, sort of.

Starting today, members of Jon’s Pardianimals fan club can pre-order a special “Heartache Medication” belt buckle. Of course, Heartache Medication is the title of both Jon’s new album, which comes out September 27, and his current hit single.

The buckle was created by Jon’s designer, Rusty Badillo, and will be crafted by Benchmark Buckles, who make both western jewelry and trophy buckles. You’ll need to hurry though: the pre-order closes on September 6.

Right now, Jon’s wrapping up his last few shows on Dierks …read more

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Big LoudIn case you missed it, Morgan Wallen and HARDY are in the middle of an epic bromance.

On Thursday, HARDY played his last night on Florida Georgia Line‘s Can’t Say I Ain’t Country Tour, which he commemorated with a major shout-out to Morgan on Instagram.

“Me and this dude have played 60+ shows together,” HARDY shared, along with a picture of the two hugging onstage. “We’ve seen almost all 50 states. We’ve shotgunned a million beers. We’ve seen each other’s careers grow. We’ve laughed, cried, celebrated, thrown glass bottles into empty parking lots, fished, punched each other …read more

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ABC/Mitch HaasethIt’s just a matter of days before we find out the nominees for this year’s CMA Awards.

The first noms for the 53rd CMAs will be revealed during ABC’s Good Morning America on Wednesday, with the rest continuing afterwards via livestream. “Chasin’ You” hitmaker Morgan Wallen‘s set to perform that day as well.

Then on Friday, Kane Brown stops by GMA to play the Summer Concert Series with DJ/producer Marshmello. Expect the pair to do their new “One Thing Right” collaboration, among other hits.

You can tune in to watch GMA weekdays starting at 7 a.m. on ABC.

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Comstock/Thinkstock Juice Newton scored her first number one on the country chart with the final single from her 1981 Juice album. Can you name it? ANSWER: “The Sweetest Thing (I’ve Ever Known).”

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“When My Amy Prays”: The surprising revelation in Vince Gill’s autobiographical “Okie” album

MCA NashvilleVince Gill‘s deeply personal album titled Okie is new today, complete with an autobiographical song about his wife, iconic Christian singer Amy Grant.

While you may think the Country Music Hall of Famer and the inspirational legend share a similar faith-based background — well, Vince says you’re wrong.

“It’s interesting because there’s perceptions,” he explains. “There’s this thing we do where we assume and we perceive that someone’s this or someone’s that. And you know, you don’t ever see the entirety of somebody.”

“In saying that,” Vince continues, “you know, I think a lot of people assume that because I’m married …read more

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Big Machine Midland‘s sophomore album, Let It Roll, arrives today, featuring a cover photo of Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, and Jess Carson perched against a vintage pink limousine.

Cam confesses the Austin-based trio originally had a completely different vision for the artwork of album number two.

“We thought we already had the album concept figured out in the form of a painting collage,” he reveals. “So when we went to do that photo shoot, we didn’t have any intention of doing shots for the album. We knew we wanted to shoot some places in Austin, and Harper, my wife, found that pink …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Chris Young‘s Thursday night concert in Virginia Beach, Virginia was postponed because of severe weather. Refunds for the Raised on Country Tour stop are available now, as fans wait for a new date to be announced.

Canaan Smith will release his new track, “Country Boy Things,” on Friday.

Newcomers Temecula Road are set to open Scotty McCreery‘s October dates in Europe.

You can check out the new Trisha Yearwood song, “What Gave Me Away,” on YouTube now. The cut from her new Every Girl album, which arrives August 30, features Trisha’s husband, Garth Brooks.

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Academy of Country MusicLast night on the stage of the Mother Church of Country Music, the reigning CMA and ACM Entertainer of the Year teamed up with the winningest artist in ACM history for a rare moment: Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert turned “The House That Built Me” — her triple-platinum, multi-week number one from 2010 — into a duet on the stage of the Ryman.

Keith was there to present Miranda with the Gene Weed Milestone Award at the 2019 ACM Honors, recognizing her 32 ACM wins, among other accomplishments.

While onstage, the two reminisced about how Keith took Miranda on …read more

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