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Born to run: While on the treadmill, Carly Pearce can also “talk on the phone, text, tweet, Instagram”

ABC/Image Group LAIf you keep up with Carly Pearce on her socials, you probably know the Kentucky native is an avid runner. But her fiance, Michael Ray, has also let it slip that during her workouts, Carly’s quite the accomplished multi-tasker — and she’s owning up to it.

“I swear, it’s not good to be marrying somebody who’s in the industry and can tell all of my secrets,” Carly jokes, but confirms, “Yes! I can pretty much do anything on a treadmill: I can talk on the phone, text, tweet, Instagram.”

But don’t think that’s because Carly’s not pushing herself: She’s …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockKacey Musgraves is adding four new West Coast shows to her Oh, What a World Tour II this summer, starting August 20 at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. She’ll continue on to San Diego and Los Angeles in subsequent days. You can find out more at KaceyMusgraves.com.

Sara Evans and her children Avery and Olivia — now known as The Barker Family Band — have added a second show in Boston, Massachusetts on May 9. Newcomers Fairground Saints are also now set to open all the dates on the Barkers’ Bloodline Tour.

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Broken Bow“Ain’t the whole wide world just one big country song?” LOCASH asks with their new single.

“One Big Country Song” is the latest release from the duo’s new Brothers album, and the follow-up to their top thirty hit, “Feels Like a Party.”

In “One Big Country Song,” Preston Brust and Chris Lucas focus on the similarities we all have, no matter how different we seem on the surface.

“Yeah, life is like a jukebox, just push play/Not everybody’s first verse sounds the same/But we all get born and we all get raised/Whether it’s some boondocks or Marina del Ray,” the …read more

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ABC/Image Group LANicole Kidman loves being a “tour wife” and can memorize Keith Urban‘s concert schedule in one glance, she reveals in Vanity Fair‘s May cover story.

In fact, she’d just returned from the European leg of the Aussie superstar’s Graffiti U World Tour when she did the interview with the magazine.

“[It’s] extremely simple with what we want from each other and what we want from a relationship,” Nicole says of the couple’s marriage. “Just peas in a pod in that regard.”

The Big Little Lies actress goes on to describe what it’s like to live with the …read more

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ABC/Image Group LASeven-time nominees Dan + Shay are set to perform on next week’s Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.

Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney will team up with pop star Tori Kelly, who previously scored a country hit with “Take Back Home Girl” with Chris Lane.

This year, Dan and Shay are not only competing in the country categories, but they’re also up for the all-genre Top Duo/Group honor and the Billboard Chart Achievement Award as well.

In the country field, they’ll vie for Top Country Artist, Top Country Duo/Group, and Top Country Album for their latest, self-titled effort. They also have …read more

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ABC/Image Group LABrett Young‘s latest hit “Here Tonight” is sticking around for a second week atop Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart this week.

What’s even more impressive is that Brett’s three previous hits have all spent multiple weeks at the top as well: “Mercy,” “Like I Loved You,” and “In Case You Didn’t Know.”

The California native’s debut single, “Sleep Without You,” peaked at #2 on the Billboard tally.

Only four other songs have spent multiple weeks at #1 so far this year: Luke Combs‘ “Beautiful Crazy,” Scotty McCreery‘s “This Is It,” Jason Aldean‘s “Girl Like You,” and Dan …read more

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Capitol NashvilleCarrie Underwood‘s stepping up the tempo with her new single from the Cry Pretty album: It’s the summer-themed “Southbound,” which she recently performed on the Academy of Country Music Awards.

“Summer dripping off of us/From the river bank to the party cove/Long as it floats, we’ll rock the boat,” Carrie sings. “It’s all looking up when we get down/And get a little southbound, southbound.”

The Oklahoma native’s ACM performance holds the distinction of being the largest production in the show’s 54-year-history, with its outdoor pool beginning, deejay, dancers, extras, and cameos by Carrie’s tour mates Maddie & Tae and Runaway June. …read more

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Comstock/ThinkstockAfter many years as a gospel quartet, the Oak Ridge Boys scored their first major country hit with this track in 1977. Can you name this top five hit, which was also the title cut of the album that featured the future hits “You’re the One” and “I’ll Be True to You?” ANSWER: “Y’all Come Back Saloon.”

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Lee Brice has his biggest hit since 2015’s “That Don’t Sound Like You” with his latest single, “Rumor.”

Had it not been for his vocal problems several years ago, however, the South Carolina native’s new hit might never have happened.

“Before my vocal surgery, I was struggling really badly to sing — to even talk,” Lee explains. “And so it lent itself to me writing more soulful songs, because I’m sitting here trying to sing these songs that weren’t that hard to sing, but they were at the time.”

“So it kind of led to this raspy voice,” he continues, “these soulful songs, …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockStaind front man Aaron Lewis has this week’s best-selling country album with his latest effort, State I’m In.

Sara Evans performs with The Barker Family Band — also known as her children Avery and Olivia — Tuesday on the syndicated Pickler & Ben. Check your local listings to see when the show airs in your area.

Toby Keith kicks off his That’s Country Bro! Tour May 26 at the Tree Town Country Music Festival in Forest City, Iowa. “That’s Country Bro” is also the title of the Oklahoma native’s new single.

The band Heartland is releasing a new version of their 2006 …read more

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