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Why Chris Young and Cassadee Pope Have a Much Better Relationship than the Couple in Their #1 Song

RCA NashvilleThis week marks a milestone for Cassadee Pope, as the season-three winner of The Voice celebrates her first #1 on the country charts. It all started when she was booked on a gig with Chris Young in her hometown.

“I was just playing a radio show in West Palm Beach, Florida, and it was fun, I was on the road doing my thing,” she recalls. “And little did I know, Chris Young was looking for a female to do a duet with. So, I just do what I always do and belt it out and have fun, and I guess …read more

ABC/Eric GebhartCountry music will be well-represented when the new season of Celebrity Family Feud premieres on ABC this summer. Comedian Steve Harvey, who also hosts the syndicated version of the show, will helm the star-studded ten-episode season of the game that was ABC’s highest-rated summer show last year.

All the contestants play for charity, with The Band Perry taking on E’s Giuliana Rancic and her husband Bill to raise money for Teen Cancer America. Sara Evans squares off against Todd Chrisley from USA Network’s Chrisley Knows Best to help St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, while Kellie Pickler faces …read more

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Big Machine RecordsAs the cast of Nashville wraps up their U.S. concert tour this week with stops in Washington, D.C.; New York City; Boston; and Uncasville, Connecticut, a new collection of tunes from the hit ABC show is on the way. The seventeen-cut The Music of Nashville, Season 4, Volume 2 comes out May 13, building on the five million tracks fans have already bought, across seven soundtracks and one Christmas album.

In June, the cast picks up their musical tour overseas, as Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten and Sam Palladio play their first dates ever …read more

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Reviver RecordsBuilding on the success of their breakthrough hit, “I Love This Life,” LOCASH is set to release their full-length album The Fighters on June 17.

“The past year has been filled with so many highlights, and Chris [Lucas] and I have been so honored and humbled with the attention our music has gotten from radio and the fans,” Preston Brust says. “Since we released the I Love This Life EP back in October, our fans have consistently been asking for new music. We’re glad to be bringing that to them. We couldn’t be more proud of this …read more

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ABC/Image Group LAKacey Musgraves is set to perform at this year’s first-ever G Fest June 16-18 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. The festival, put on by the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, will pay tribute to the late, great Merle Haggard.

“Artists like Merle Haggard are important because they became legends and set trends not by worrying about money and fame but just by being themselves,” the Pageant Material singer says. “So it just inspires me even more to uphold what’s important to me as a person and songwriter first and not worry about the rest.”

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Warner Bros. Home EntertainmentOn Tuesday, Dolly Parton‘s most recent triumph makes its way to DVD. When Coat of Many Colors premiered on NBC last December, close to 16 million people watched it, making it the most successful movie made for broadcast TV in more than six years.

“It’s always been a favorite song of mine, and a true story, and people had always said to me, ‘Why don’t you do that as a movie?’ So one day I thought, ‘Well, I ain’t gettin’ no younger. I better do it if I’m gonna live to see it!’” the legend from …read more

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Comstock/Thinkstock This song became Kacey Musgraves‘ biggest success on the Billboard Hot Country Songs tally so far, making it all the way to number 10 in 2014. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Follow Your Arrow.”

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Florida Georgia Line is set to guest on CBS’s The Talk on Tuesday.

The Dixie Chicks have been performing a cover of Beyonce‘s song “Daddy Lessons” from her new album Lemonade on their DCX tour.

Willie Nelson guests on Confederate Railroad‘s 20th anniversary version of their hit, “Trashy Women,” included on their new album Lucky To Be Alive, which comes out July 15.

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ZondervanIt’s a busy day for Scotty McCreery, as the American Idol winner both performs on NBC’s Today show and kicks off his 14-city tour to support his memoir, Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream.

“The publisher actually came to me about two or three years ago and mentioned writing a book, and I said, ‘You know, I’m still kinda green and still learning and figuring this stuff out. I don’t know if I’m ready for a book yet,’” the North Carolina native recalls. “And I’m still young. I’m still young and learning. But at 22, and …read more

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Capitol NashvilleAs Keith Urban gears up for the release of his long-anticipated Ripcord album this Friday, he becomes the latest artist to partner with rapper Jay Z‘s streaming service, Tidal.

The Australian superstar will do three different shows in the coming days to showcase music from the new project, with the first taking place Wednesday night at New York City’s Stage 48. If you can’t make it to the Big Apple, you’ll be able to stream Keith’s 8 p.m. set via Tidal.

The following Monday, Keith returns to his hometown, to play a noon-time gig outside …read more

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