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Comstock/Thinkstock Little Big Town scored their first #1 single with this song that peaked in the summer of 2012. Can you name this hit, which was also the lead release from their Tornado album? ANSWER: “Pontoon.”

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ABC/Image Group LAGet ready for new music from Garth Brooks today. The reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year will drop “All Day Long” later Tuesday on all the usual digital outlets.

“From the very first lick, this song is a party,” Brooks says of the new single in a statement. “Country radio, uptempo honky-tonk and summer go soooooooo good together!”

“All Day Long” is the first single from Garth’s as-yet untitled fourth studio album, due out next year. You’ll also be able to pre-order that project later today via <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DTVPTVX" …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Cole Swindell was a surprise guest on the Saturday’s Cincinnati stop on Luke Bryan‘s What Makes You Country Tour — XL Stadium Sized. The two duetted on “Roller Coaster” and “This Is How We Roll,” both number ones Cole co-wrote.

Big Machine’s Riley Green launches his Outlaws Like Us Tour August 9 in Huntsville, Alabama, with fellow newcomers Troy Cartwright and Trea Landon.

You can check out Sam Hunt‘s lyric video for “Downtown’s Dead” on YouTube.

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ABC/Randy HolmesFlorida Georgia Line just released the lead single from their next album, “Simple,” hot on the heels of their #1 crossover smash with Bebe Rexha, “Meant to Be.”

But before “Simple” has its shot at the top of the chart, there’s another FGL song that will likely make it there first: their top-five collaboration with newcomer Morgan Wallen on “Up Down.”

“That’s our buddy, man,” Tyler Hubbard tells ABC Radio. “Morgan’s a great guy, and he’s been a friend of ours for awhile. We’ve been on tour together and done a bunch of stuff.”

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ABC/Image Group LA Some lucky fans will get the chance to celebrate Dan + Shay‘s new record at an exclusive album release event Friday in New York City.

The duo’s self-titled third record comes out June 22, and the pair is partnering with YouTube to host a special gathering that starts at 5:30 p.m. ET in Chelsea. All you need to do is fill out the form online for a chance to win tickets for you and a friend.

Dan + Shay‘s lead single, “Tequila,” is currently at #2 and seems poised to hit the top spot next …read more

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Capitol NashvilleDierks Bentley can now officially plant the #1 flag on The Mountain.

The Arizona native’s ninth studio effort sold 102,000 copies in its first week, good enough for a #1 debut on the country albums chart. It’s also the best sales week of Dierks’ career so far, besting his previous record, Black, which moved more than 101,000 units in 2016.

The Mountain is Dierks’ seventh #1 on the country albums chart. It checks in at #3 on the all-genre Billboard 200 as well.

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ABC/Image Group LA You can check out the first two dates on Keith Urban‘s new Graffiti U World Tour in a new video the Australian superstar shared Monday on his socials.

“THANK YOU for a killer opening weekend, St. Louis and Indy!!!!” he added.

The clip is set to two songs from Keith’s Graffiti U album: “Drop Top,” which features newcomer Kassi Ashton, and the track “Love the Way It Hurts (So Good).”

Tuesday night, Keith plays the Country USA Festival in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, before resuming his Graffiti U dates with Kelsea Ballerini this weekend in Clarkston, Michigan and …read more

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ABC/Image Group LA Easton Corbin will spend the days around the Fourth of July playing free, private shows at Air Force bases in the Southeast.

Easton’s six-show Air Force tour starts June 29 in Warner-Robins, Georgia and wraps July 7 in Jacksonville, Arkansas.

“The reason we celebrate Independence Day is because of the thousands of men and women who fight and sacrifice for all of us every single day so we can do what we do,” Easton says.

“What a huge honor it is to be able to spend my Independence holiday week going to all of these Air Force bases to say …read more

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Big MachineMidland will follow-up their September stint on Thomas Rhett‘s Life Changes trek with their own headlining dates.

The Electric Rodeo Tour is set to launch October 24 in Tucson, Arizona, and will wrap up December 14 in Springfield, Illinois. Pre-sales start on Wednesday, with tickets becoming available to the general public on Friday.

Here’s the complete itinerary for Midland’s Electric Rodeo Tour:

10/24 — Tucson, AZ, Valencia Amphitheatre
11/8 — Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club
11/9 — Asbury Park, NJ, The Stone Pony
11/10 — Greensboro, NC, Cone Denim Entertainment Center
11/15 — Atlanta, GA, Variety Playhouse
11/16 — Knoxville, TN, The Mill and Mine
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Reviver RecordsFor the first time in 23 years, David Lee Murphy returns to the top of the country chart this week, as his duet with Kenny Chesney, “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” ascends to #1.

“When Kenny asked me about making a record, I thought that sounded like a whole lot of fun,” David Lee says. “I love to make music, just as much as I love writing songs. So we went in without expectations and I wouldn’t have imagined this. But it sure feels good.”

Kenny co-produced David Lee’s comeback album, No Zip Code.

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