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Warner Music NashvilleBrett Eldredge is throwing ‘em back in the latest edition of Entertainment Weekly‘s 3 Rounds With… webisode series. Here’s the formula — an interviewer extracts truth, while he and a celebrity knock out three rounds of alcoholic beverages.

It turns out even whiskey on the rocks; a martini; and vodka, water and lime can’t get Brett to reveal why he shaved his beard for his forthcoming video for “Wanna Be That Song.” Along the way, he does spill the T on his former life as a singing wedding DJ as well as …read more

Warner Music NashvilleBrett Eldredge is throwing ‘em back in the latest edition of Entertainment Weekly‘s 3 Rounds With… webisode series. Here’s the formula — an interviewer extracts truth, while he and a celebrity knock out three rounds of alcoholic beverages.

It turns out even whiskey on the rocks; a martini; and vodka, water and lime can’t get Brett to reveal why he shaved his beard for his forthcoming video for “Wanna Be That Song.” Along the way, he does spill the T on his former life as a singing wedding DJ as well as …read more

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Capitol NashvilleIf you’re waiting to hear the country tunes on Little Big Town‘s eight-song collaboration with The Voice‘s Pharrell Williams, you probably shouldn’t hold your breath.

“It’s not a country record,” Karen Fairchild tells Billboard of the band’s new project Wanderlust. “It’s not like anything we’ve ever done. It’s fun to be spontaneous and put it out there to the fans… and not to overthink it… because it has brought us a lot of joy… It’s just music, you know?”

At the same time, Little Big Town is back in the studio with Jay Joyce, who’s produced …read more

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Capitol NashvilleYou usually have to wait until the day after Thanksgiving for Black Friday, but this weekend in Nashville, Dierks Bentley staged his own version of the busy shopping day. The “Somewhere on a Beach” hitmaker opened a special pop-up shop to celebrate the release of his eighth studio album, titled Black. Some lucky fans even got to visit with Dierks on Friday as he stopped by to check out the store.

The location at the corner of 4th and Broadway downtown is also the future home of Dierks’ bar Whiskey Row. The exclusive boutique will remain …read more

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CTK Mgmt/Dolly Records/Webster PRFor any couple who makes it to their 50th anniversary, it’s a milestone worthy of a huge celebration. But for Dolly Parton and her notoriously private husband Carl Dean, there’s an even more poignant reason to renew their vows. The wedding they originally planned in 1966 never quite happened, because the music business got in the way.

“When we first got married, I actually had just signed with Monument Records,” Dolly recalls, “and Fred Foster, who was the head of the label, he’d heard that I was engaged. We’d already sent out our wedding invitations. He …read more

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Warner NashvilleFrankie Ballard will hand out the very first, personally autographed copies of El Rio Thursday, June 9 at his official album release party. The CMA Music Festival-week event will kick off at 11 p.m. that night at Nashville event space aVenue, on the eve of the project’s release in stores and online.

As a hardcore audiophile himself, the “It All Started with a Beer” hitmaker admits he took it especially seriously when he traveled to the Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, Texas, to create his latest offering.

“I’ve always been a guy who counts on music. I rely on it. And I’ve …read more

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Capitol NashvilleEven though Dierks Bentley‘s new album takes its title, Black, from his wife Cassidy‘s maiden name, the “Somewhere on a Beach” singer ended up with no less than five other women on the record. He recalls it all started quite accidentally with a mysterious voice on a demo.

“You know, it wasn’t a conscious decision to have that many women on the record. If I’d have been smart enough, I would’ve thought about that to begin with,” he jokes. “It happened really organically with a song called ‘I’ll Be the Moon.’ I loved that …read more

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Comstock/Thinkstock This weekend, Dolly Parton celebrates the 50th anniversary of her wedding to Carl Dean in 1966. The following year, she scored her first top-25 hit on the Billboard Country Singles chart, with a song that referenced both her hair color and her intelligence. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Dumb Blonde.”

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Blake Shelton performed “Savior’s Shadow” from his new album If I’m Honest Thursday night on NBC’s Red Nose Day Special.

Dustin Lynch, who’s enjoying his current #1 “Mind Reader,” kicks off Fox & Friends‘ Summer Concert Series Friday morning, starting at 7 a.m. ET.

Dan+Shay‘s single “19 You + Me” was recently certified platinum by the RIAA, while their #1 “Nothin’ Like You” has gone gold.

Martina McBride performs a song from her new album Reckless Friday on The View. You can check it out at 11 a.m. ET on ABC.

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Arista NashvilleIf you’d like to look like Carrie Underwood — well, get ready to do some work! The “Church Bells” singer admits she works out for 90 minutes a day as many as six times a week in her gym she takes on the road, while maintaining her strict vegan diet. And even when she’s out for a run, she’s likely to up the ante.

“I like squats, lunges,” she tells Us Weekly. “If I go for a jog and I meet up with a good hill, I will lunge up the hill and that will burn them out,” …read more

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