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SonyThe anticipation continues to build for new Pistol Annies music, and it looks like Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley have been busy rehearsing.

“Finally. Washboard abs!!!” the trio posted on Monday, along with a photo of Miranda — aka #LoneStarAnnie — wearing a Musical Washboard and holding a guitar pick. They also added the hashtags #LearningNewTricks and #BandPractice.

Miranda’s next gig is Wednesday, as she does her second and final Artist in Residence performance at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. It’s possible that the fans who come to the Hall’s …read more

ABC/Image Group LAAs “Hotel Key” sits at #1 on the country chart this week, Old Dominion is already hard at work on their next record.

“Hotel Key” is the third chart-topper from OD’s Happy Endings album. In fact, the ACM Vocal Group of the Year recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of the record by releasing a new remix of the track “New York at Night.”

On Tuesday, the CMA nominees teased fans with news of their forthcoming third album.

“It’s getting real,” the band shared, adding the hashtag #OD3, along with a photo of lead …read more

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Black River EntertainmentA new Deluxe Edition of Kelsea Ballerini‘s sophomore album, Unapologetically, is on the way October 26.

The expanded version of Kelsea’s 2017 album will include four new tracks, two of which — “Fun and Games” and “I Think I Fell in Love Today” — Kelsea co-wrote and wrote herself, respectively. The record also boasts a live cover of Fleetwood Mac‘s classic, “Landslide,” as well as Kelsea’s collaboration with The Chainsmokers on “This Feeling.”

“I’m such a fan of these guys as people, artists, and songwriters,” Kelsea says of The Chainsmokers. “I’ve covered a few …read more

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Sony LegacyLegendary actress Sissy Spacek will give Loretta Lynn the Artist of a Lifetime award next month at the CMT Artists of the Year ceremony in Nashville.

Spacek became close friends with the country legend while preparing to play her in the 1980 film Coal Miner’s Daughter, and went on to win the Best Actress Oscar that same year for the role.

The honor comes as Loretta’s latest album, Wouldn’t It Be Great, is set to be released this Friday.

“I’m always so proud when I receive any awards for my music, but when I heard it was this year’s Artist …read more

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ABC/Image Group LAOn Wednesday, “Burning House” hitmaker Cam will mark a career milestone, playing her first full show at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.

“It’s my first headlining show at the Mother Church. I’m like probably gonna die that night,” the California native jokes. “That’ll be my thing: I’ll just go out after the show. I’ll just ride out into the sunset!”

After her summer tour with pop superstar Sam Smith, Cam’s put a lot of work into her first concert at the former home of the Grand Ole Opry.

“I’m so excited,” Cam beams. “I’ve planned this whole show. I …read more

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Comstock/ThinkstockThe Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton classic, “Islands in the Stream,” is from Kenny’s 1983 album, Eyes That See in the Dark, which was produced by this legend of disco. Can you name him? ANSWER: Barry Gibb, of the Bee Gees.

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ABC/Image Group LAKeith Urban is stepping up to the mic to host the ARIA Awards for the first time this fall in his native Australia.

Considered Australia’s equivalent of the Grammys, this year’s ceremony will be held Wednesday, November 28 in Sydney. Keith last appeared on the show in 2007.

Tuesday night, the “Never Comin Down” hitmaker wraps the Canadian leg of his Graffiti U World Tour in Vancouver before resuming his dates in the States Thursday in Eugene, Oregon. Next February, he’ll take the trek Down Under.

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Capitol NashvilleAfter going through three miscarriages over the past two years, Carrie Underwood is understandably overjoyed to be expecting her second child in the coming months.

Carrie and her husband, former hockey player Mike Fisher, do know the sex of their baby, but they’re keeping it a secret, at least for now. Still, the “Love Wins” hitmaker can’t help but be amused by the overwhelming interest in her pregnancy.

“It’s just super-interesting to see people speculating,” she laughs. “And people are congratulating me on the twins, and I’m like, ‘I ain’t havin’ no twins!’ As far as …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockBrothers Osborne‘s second single from their Port Saint Joe album will be the track “I Don’t Remember Me (Before You).”

You can check out the new video for Tenille Townes‘ debut single, “Somebody’s Daughter,” on YouTube now.

Carrie Underwood and Jimmy Fallon improvised an impromptu version of the Kenny Rogers/Dolly Parton classic, “Islands in the Stream,” at Carrie’s recent performance on The Tonight Show in Central Park. You can check out how they did on YouTube. (Not too long ago, Jimmy did the song — complete with retro costumes — with Dolly’s goddaughter, …read more

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Bob D’Amico/ABCFall officially arrived this past Saturday, and Reba McEntire was ready for it.

She recently rolled out her fall line of her Reba clothing line, a brand that’s been going strong since she launched it in 2005, at Dillard’s. You can check out Reba modeling some of the clothes on her socials, or look through the whole collection online.

Next up, the Country Music Hall of Famer will start looking ahead to the holidays: She hosts the annual CMA Country Christmas special this Thursday night at the Curb Center at …read more

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