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Six kids and counting: How Lady A manages to juggle home & family on the Summer Plays On Tour

ABC/Image Group LA As Lady Antebellum continues their Summer Plays On trek with pal Darius Rucker, there’s no denying things have changed drastically since last year’s You Look Good Tour.

Both Dave Haywood and Hillary Scott have new babies. In fact, Hillary has two: twins Betsy Mack and Emory JoAnn, who were born in January.

In December, Dave and wife Kelli welcomed daughter Lillie Renee –– she joined older brother Cash, who’ll be four next month. Dave admits it takes a lot more planning to hit the road these days.

“It’s a lot of logistics now with the kids…” he explains. “There’s a …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Three-time ACM Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean is the first headliner revealed for next year’s Tortuga Music Festival. Look for more information about the April 12-14 festival in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in the coming months.

Thomas Rhett‘s current album, Life Changes, has been certified platinum, while his current hit, which is also the title cut, has just gone gold.

Pistol AnniesAngaleena Presley announced she’s expecting her second child in January. She revealed the news during a surprise appearance with bandmates Miranda Lambert and Ashley Monroe this past weekend.

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Blackbird PresentsYou can experience Charlie Daniels‘ 2018 Volunteer Jam this Sunday, as a new concert special premieres August 19 at 10 p.m. ET on AXS TV. The show was recorded March 7 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

The show, titled Volunteer Jam XX: A Tribute to Charlie Daniels, is headlined by the Country Music Hall of Famer, and also features performances by Chris Janson, Chris Young, Justin Moore, Lee Brice, Alabama, The Oak Ridge Boys, Travis Tritt, Sara Evans, Eddie Montgomery and Ricky Skaggs, as well as Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top‘s Billy Gibbons.

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Blackbird PresentsYou can experience Charlie Daniels‘ 2018 Volunteer Jam this Sunday, as a new concert special premieres August 19 at 10 p.m. ET on AXS TV. The show was recorded March 7 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

The show, titled Volunteer Jam XX: A Tribute to Charlie Daniels, is headlined by the Country Music Hall of Famer, and also features performances by Chris Janson, Chris Young, Justin Moore, Lee Brice, Alabama, The Oak Ridge Boys, Travis Tritt, Sara Evans, Eddie Montgomery and Ricky Skaggs, as well as Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top‘s Billy Gibbons.

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ABC/Mark LevineLuke Combs may only be on the fourth single of his career so far, but the North Carolina native is already amassing quite a collection of precious metal.

His debut single, “Hurricane,” has just been certified triple platinum by the RIAA, while his follow-up, “When It Rains It Pours,” is now double platinum. If you’re seeing a pattern here, you might have predicted that his third single, “One Number Away,” has just crossed the million mark and gone platinum.

Single number four, “She Got the Best of Me,” just broke into country’s top-30 this week. It’s from the deluxe reissue of …read more

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ABC RadioDierks Bentley will be hanging out with the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Whoopi Goldberg and John Stamos this Friday night, as he appears on the fourth annual WE Day special on ABC.

The event is “a celebration of young people making a difference,” and is put together by the WE organization, which encourages the next generation to effect positive change in the world.

Dierks performed his most recent #1, “Woman, Amen,” when the special was taped back in April, and says there’s no question his kids have positively impacted his life, going so far as to say …read more

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ABC/Mark LevineACM Vocal Group of the Year Old Dominion will play Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium for the very first time next month, in a special show they’re calling An Evening with Friends.

The September 18 concert will benefit both The Opry Trust Foundation and The Ryan Seacrest Foundation.

“The Ryman has been a bucket list venue since we moved to Nashville,” lead singer Matthew Ramsey says. “The growth of this band over the past couple of years has taken us all over the world into some truly huge venues, but every time we come home, there she is. We cannot wait to …read more

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Big Loud Chris Lane will kick off his fall Laps Around the Sun Tour on the beach in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Viral video sensation Mason Ramsey will join him on the trek, along with American Idol alum Gabby Barrett.

The North Carolina native’s headlining run takes its name from his new album, also titled Laps Around the Sun. It features his top-ten hit with pop star Tori Kelly, “Take Back Home Girl.”

“I’m blown away by the response to my new album,” Chris says. “Performing live and interacting with fans is one of my favorite parts of what I do, and …read more

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This fall, Shelly West‘s mother, the late Dottie West, will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The second-generation country hitmaker scored two number-ones in her own right, the first being her 1981 duet with David Frizzell, “You’re the Reason God Made Oklahoma.” Can you name her second hit, and only solo #1? ANSWER: “Jose Cuervo.”

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Capitol NashvilleA little more than ten days ago, we found out that Carrie Underwood will return for the 11th time to host the CMA Awards. Then just five days later, the American Idol winner revealed she’s expecting her second baby.

But the “Cry Pretty” hitmaker admits she’s happy to juggle the responsibilities of being one of the leading female vocalists in country music and the challenges of motherhood a second time.

“We were super excited to get the phone call to ask Brad [Paisley] and me to come back for an 11th year of the CMAs of hosting,” she says. “We just …read more

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