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Tennesseans Sign Up to Drive with Dolly

Imagination LibraryIf you have an automobile registered in the state of Tennessee, you may soon be able to drive around with Dolly. This week, customized license plates benefitting Dolly Parton‘s Imagination Library went on sale in the Volunteer State.

The tag bears the same cartoon-ized Dolly likeness that appears on the front of her last album, Blue Smoke. It’ll run you $35, with part of the proceeds going to help the entertainment icon’s nonprofit that sends free books to children all around the world.

The state requires one thousand of the new plates be sold before they can go into production. So …read more

Blake Shelton & Toby Keith Join All-Star Tribute to the Rhinestone Cowboy

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Warner Music NashvilleBlake Shelton and Toby Keith have been added to the superstar lineup of the ACM Honors taping next week at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The two will perform in an all-star tribute to Glen Campbell, along with Keith Urban and Dierks Bentley, which will culminate with his iconic “Rhinestone Cowboy.”

Glen’s wife Kim will accept the ACM Career Achievement Award on his behalf, since he’s unable to attend due to the progress of his Alzheimer’s disease.

Lady Antebellum hosts the taping next Tuesday, which will become a two-hour primetime special on CBS. The 10th Annual ACM Honors is set to air …read more

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Florida Georgia Line Gives Fans a Virtual Reality Preview of Their “May We All” Video

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BMLGYou’ll have to wait until Monday night to see Florida Georgia Line‘s new video for “May We All” with Tim McGraw, but you can get a sneek peek now on the duo’s YouTube channel. It’s no ordinary preview either, since it uses cutting-edge, 360-degree virtual reality technology.

In the video, shot at the Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, TN, Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley play super-competitive brothers who duke it out on the track. Brian recalls that Tim stayed in character for pretty much the whole time, for his part in the mini-movie.

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Country Star Trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock Tim McGraw covered this Elton John classic on his 2002 Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctorsalbum. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Tiny Dancer.”

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Jana Kramer and Husband Split After a Year of Marriage

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Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMTJana Kramer has separated from her husband of a little over a year, former pro football player Mike Caussin, a source tells People magazine.

The 32-year-old actress-turned-country singer and Caussin, 29, are taking a break while he reportedly undergoes treatment for undisclosed reasons at a rehabilitation center.

“This has been difficult for Jana, but her priority is being there for [7-month-old daughter] Jolie,” a source close to Kramer tells the entertainment magazine.

The former One Tree Hill star and Caussin began dating two years ago and tied the knot in May of 2015.

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Old Dominion’s Campfire Singalong with Kenny Chesney

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ABC/Fred LeeThis weekend, Old Dominion wraps up their second summer in a row playing major stadiums with Kenny Chesney. While their spot on one of country music’s biggest tours has helped boost the band’s career, Trevor Rosen says it’s also been a blast getting to hang with the headliner, as well as fellow openers Sam Hunt and Miranda Lambert.

“It’s not like we’re all back there having a campfire the entire time,” the guitar and keyboard player clarifies. “But… we do get to spend a little bit of time, so that’s a lot of fun, to see fellow artists and get …read more

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Nashville Notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Dustin Lynch celebrated the number-one success of his single, “Mind Reader,” with a party Wednesday at South on Demonbreun Street in Nashville.

The second season of I Love Kellie Pickler premieres Thursday night at 10 p.m. ET on CMT.

If you missed Florida Georgia Line‘s Wednesday appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America, you can still catch their performance of their huge hit “H.O.L.Y.” online.

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Dan+Shay Strike Gold with Their Latest #1

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Dan+Shay Strike Gold with Their Latest #1

Warner Music NashvilleIt’s turning out to be a pretty good week for Dan+Shay. Not only is “From the Ground Up” number one, the duo also found out it’s just been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, having sold the equivalent of half a million copies. Their previous chart-topper, “Nothin’ Like You,” went gold as well.

Next month, Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney head overseas for their first-ever dates in the United Kingdom, playing London, Manchester and Birmingham, England, as well as Glasgow, Scotland. The news that all of those shows have sold out comes just as tickets for …read more

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“Nashville” Season Five Set to Premiere in January on CMT

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ABCNashville fans, you’ve finally got something new to look forward to. Season five of the show is set to premiere Thursday, January 5 at 9 p.m. ET on CMT. After four seasons on ABC, the primetime drama set in Music City will kick off its run on its new network with a special two-hour episode.

Ed Zwick and Marshall Herkovitz, who created the 80s hit series thirtysomething, take over as showrunners this season. You’ll also be able to watch the show’s new episodes on Hulu the day after they air on CMT.

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Country Star Trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock What was Miranda Lambert‘s first number-one single on the country charts? ANSWER: 2010’s “The House That Built Me.”

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