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Michael Ray Parties with His Florida Friends in Celebration of His First #1 Hit,...

Warner Music NashvilleMichael Ray celebrated his first #1 hit, "Kiss You in the Morning," with a party on Nashville's Music Row Monday afternoon. His dad, stepmom and a few friends from his hometown of Eustis, Florida all came up for the celebration.

Michael said just before the party started, "They all got here early yesterday morning, so I've still got the stamps on from the pre-party yesterday that we had."

Since "Kiss You in the Morning" has become a hit, the song has become a musical calling card for Michael.

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Thomas Rhett Invites Fans to Try on His “T-Shirt”

ABC/Image Group LAThomas Rhett is hoping you'll try on his “T-Shirt,” as he releases the follow-up to “Die a Happy Man,” the monster hit that spent six weeks at number one. The new single is a song Thomas has quite a history with, and one he says is already a hit on tour.

“I have wanted to put [“T-Shirt”] out since my first record,” he reveals. “Everyone has been in that fun ‘honeymoon' phase of dating, which is what this song is all about. It's already a staple in our set each night ...read more

Dan + Shay didn’t take “10,000 hours” to grab country’s fastest-selling platinum single of...

ABC/Image Group LADan + Shay are closing out the year by setting another record.

Their hit with Justin Bieber, “10,000 Hours,” has just been certified platinum, making it the fastest-selling country single to reach sales of one million units this year.

The collaboration, which just came out in October, is an international sensation as well. It's already been certified platinum in Canada, and gone gold in Australia, Brazil, Ireland, New Zealand, and The Netherlands as well.

Currently, “10,000 Hours” is in the top ten on the country chart. It's simultaneously a top fifteen hit on the pop chart.

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British Actor Tom Hiddleston Transforms into Hank Williams for “I Saw the Light”

Sony Pictures ClassicsThis weekend, one of the patriarchs of country music comes to life on the big screen, as British actor Tom Hiddleston plays Hank Williams in the new film I Saw the Light. Hiddleston very ably does his own singing in the movie, which focuses on Hank's life from the time he first sang on the radio in Montgomery, Alabama, to his return to his hometown in January of 1953 after his death. The roughly two-hour movie pays particular attention to Luke the Drifter's fraught relationships with his mother and his wife Audrey.

Hiddleston, who's perhaps best known for playing ...read more

Zac Brown Band Joins Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular Lineup

Image Courtesy Southern GroundZac Brown Band has joined the lineup for the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular on NBC this Friday night. Hunter Hayes and Miranda Lambert are among the previously announced performers along with Enrique Iglesias, Lionel Richie and Ariana Grande.

Nick Cannon hosts the two-hour 4th of July special at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. The show broadcasts live from the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City.

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Kenny Chesney Gearing Up to Play for 120,000 Fans Next Weekend

Sony/Blue ChairKenny Chesney will play for more than 120,000 fans next weekend during two shows at Gillette Stadium near Boston, coming up August 28 and 29.

Jason Aldean joins him on the bill for the concerts, which will close out Kenny's The Big Revival 2015 tour. By the time those shows are done, Kenny will have played for more than 736,000 fans over 13 shows at Gillette Stadium. His No Shoes Nation banner even flies in the venue next to the New England Patriot's Super Bowl banners.

Kenny says, "In a summer where every show seems to ...read more

Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockJack Ingram, Craig Campbell, Kellie Pickler, Jerrod Niemann, Love and Theft, LOCASH and more will play The Island Time Music and Fishing Fest February 15-20 in Isla Mujeres, Mexico. The event raises money for the Little Red School House, which provides free education to the special needs children of the island. Tickets are available now online.

Carrie Underwood's husband Mike Fisher returned to the ice Monday night for the Nashville Predators' 5-3 victory over the New York Rangers. He missed 11 games because of a lower body injury.

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Jason Aldean Adds Second Fenway Park Date with Kid Rock

Live NationTickets to Jason Aldean's historic September 9 show at Boston's Fenway Park with Kid Rock sold out in 90 minutes when they went on sale last month. If you tried to score admission and missed out, you're gonna get another chance.

Jason's added another date with Kid Rock at Fenway – the very next day, Saturday, September 10. Like the other shows on Jason's Six String Circus tour, he and Kid will again be joined by Thomas Rhett, A Thousand Horses, and Dee Jay Silver.

The September 9 show's historic because it makes Jason the first ...read more

Keith Urban, Kane Brown, Lady Antebellum to perform on “Good Morning America” Summer Concert...

ABC NewsArtists from the world of country, hip-hop, pop, rock and K-Pop will take the stage for Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series this year -- and you can see them all for free.

Things start off May 15 with the world's hottest boy band, BTS. Lady Antebellum will take the stage July 26 and Keith Urban will perform August 9. The concert series will close with Kane Brown teaming with superstar DJ/producer Marshmello on August 30.

Other artists who'll be performing this summer include Pitbull, Adam Lambert, Hozier, Ellie Goulding and Blink-182.

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Garth Brooks on Target to Break Pre-Sales Record with The Ultimate Collection

ABC/Brett OronzioGarth Brooks' The Ultimate Collection doesn't even come out until Friday, but it's already breaking a record. The 10-disc Target exclusive has officially become the biggest pre-sale in the retailer's history.

The CMA Entertainer of the Year teamed up with Target to offer fans a deal they couldn't refuse, pricing the set under $30 and including Garth's duet album with wife Trisha Yearwood, Christmas Together, in the deal. The collection also boasts his new album Gunslinger a full two weeks before it's available by itself.

In the days around the release, Garth will be clocking some serious TV time. Garth ...read more