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Boots in the Air: Granger Smith’s New Video, New Football Predictions

BBR Music GroupYou may have the urge to take off one of your boots and hoist it in the air after you watch Granger Smith‘s new video. The Texas native rolled out the live performance clip for “If the Boot Fits” this week, showcasing enthusiastic audiences thrusting their shoes toward the sky. The second single from his album Remington is the follow-up to his very first number-one, “Backroad Song.”

Next Tuesday, Granger’s alter ego steps to the forefront, as Earl Dibbles, Jr. returns to predict the future for CBS Sports Network. This is the fourth season his Dip ‘Em & Pick …read more

20 & Counting: Newcomer William Michael Morgan Can’t Get Enough of the Opry

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Warner Music NashvilleJust as he’s on the verge of having his first top ten hit, William Michael Morgan is paying a visit to the show that made country music famous. The Mississippi native is set to play the Grand Ole Opry Friday night, bringing the number of times he’s stepped onto the iconic stage close to 20 in the past 12 months.

The neo-traditionalist broke through with his classic country take on the Sam Hunt composition “I Met a Girl.” WMM’s debut album, Vinyl, comes out September 30.

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Country Star Trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock In his new video for “If the Boot Fits,” Granger Smith sports a T-shirt from this band, who scored a number-one hit in 1994 with the song “My Love.” Can you name them? ANSWER: Little Texas.

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Comstock/Thinkstock In his new video for “If the Boot Fits,” Granger Smith sports a T-shirt from this band, who scored a number-one hit in 1994 with the song “My Love.” Can you name them? ANSWER: Little Texas.

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“It Pulls on the Heartstrings Pretty Hard”: Florida Georgia Line Preps New Video, as They Unveil Long-Awaited “Dig Your Roots”

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BMLGWith a number-one hit already to its credit, the third album from Florida Georgia Line makes its debut today, as its second single, “May We All,” ascends the charts. Just as Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley may’ve spread their wings a little with their new music, they also happen to be trying some new tactics with their latest video.

“You know, we just took a different approach this time, and it’s like a little mini-movie. No singing, no performance shots and just a bunch of acting, some race car driving,” Brian says of the forthcoming clip for “May We All.” “It’s …read more

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Nashville Notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock You can see Jason Aldean Friday morning as the final performer on this year’s Summer Concert Series on Good Morning America. The show starts at 7 a.m. on ABC.

Maren Morris tapes her new episode of CMT Crossroads with Alicia Keys next Wednesday at The Factory on the outskirts of Nashville.

If you missed Florida Georgia Line playing Musical Beers with Jimmy Fallon, actor Aaron Paul and comedian Tig Notaro Wednesday on The Tonight Show, you’ll want to check it out online.

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Tennesseans Sign Up to Drive with Dolly

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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.

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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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