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Tim McGraw tours his new TruMav gym, opening next month in Nashville

Tim McGraw tours his new TruMav gym, opening next month in Nashville

ABC/Image Group LA The new gym concept Tim McGraw has developed with Snap Fitness is set to open its first location in Nashville early next year.

It’s called TruMav, and will be located in the part of town known as The Gulch. The location’s owner is Wirth Campbell, a former Auburn football player who also appeared on the E! show Very Cavallari.

“Got a chance to see the work being done on TruMav with Wirth,” Tim shared on Thursday, along with a photo of the site, which is still under construction. “Excited for the opening in January!”

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Watch now: Luke Bryan shows off his Nashville farm and his boys in new “What Makes You Country” video

ABC/Image Group LA After teasing his “What Makes You Country” video on his socials for several days, Luke Bryan revealed the finished product Thursday during a YouTube premiere party complete with a group chat with his fans.

The music video was filmed last month at Luke’s farm south of Nashville and features his sons Bo and Tate, his nephew Til, and a few of their close friends. The video starts with Luke sharing some paternal moments around the campfire with the boys, before they demonstrate exactly what makes them country.

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With new music on the way, Maren Morris is the most-played country female of 2018

ABC/Image Group LAMaren Morris is the most-played female artist on country radio for the second year in a row, according to Mediabase.

This year, most of the airplay came from her first solo #1, “I Could Use a Love Song,” which reached the top in January, and “Rich,” which peaked at #2 in November.

2018 also brought Maren considerable airplay on pop radio with “The Middle,” her collaboration with Zedd and Grey.

The Texas native will close out the year performing at Allstate Fan Fest in New Orleans, ahead of the Sugar Bowl. It’ll air live December 31 as part of Dick Clark’s …read more

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Watch now: Brad Paisley heads to the National Finals Rodeo for first “Bucked Off” video

ABC/Image Group LAYou can check out Brad Paisley‘s new Rodeo Version of the video for his new single, “Bucked Off,” on YouTube now.

Appropriately, the new clip premiered in Las Vegas during Wrangler National Finals Rodeo week, during the annual Bucking Ball at The Tropicana. The treatment collects many years’ worth of footage of members of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association getting — you guessed it — bucked off.

Brad recently recorded a more metaphorical interpretation of the song at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge in downtown Nashville. Stay tuned for the premiere of that music video.

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Dan + Shay will rock in the New Year live from New York City

ABC/Image Group LADan + Shay will represent country music December 31 on ABC’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, as they play live in New York City’s Times Square.

The “Tequila” and “Speechless” hitmakers join headliner Christina Aguilera and New Kids on the Block, who are also set to perform in the Big Apple.

Meanwhile, Florida Georgia Line and Maren Morris will be live from New Orleans, where they’ll be playing Allstate Fan Fest, ahead of the Sugar Bowl the next day.

Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown, and Lauren Alaina will also be part of the show’s West Coast party in Hollywood.

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Blake Shelton and Keith Urban to ring in 2019 on NBC

ABC/Mark LevineBlake Shelton and Keith Urban will both be ringing in 2019 on TV this December 31.

As previously announced, Keith will join the NBC’s New Year’s Eve telecast live from Nashville, where he’ll be performing at the annual Music City Midnight New Year’s Eve event.

Blake’s pal and fellow Voice coach Kelly Clarkson is set to sing as well, along with Diana Ross and John Legend. Carson Daly will host the show live, along with John’s wife Chrissy Teigen and comedian Leslie Jones.

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Country star trivia

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Country star trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockSixty-one years ago this month, this yuletide staple peaked at #13 on what was then called Billboard‘s “Most Played Country & Western by Jockeys” chart. Can you name the Christmas classic by Bobby Helms? ANSWER: “Jingle Bell Rock.”

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Party in the Crescent City: Florida Georgia Line brings Allstate Fan Fest to the world on ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’

ABC/Image Group LAThe night before the Sugar Bowl, Florida Georgia Line plans to play an unforgettable set as part of the Allstate Fan Fest in New Orleans.

“The energy’s gonna be epic,” Tyler Hubbard tells ABC Radio. “New Orleans is already an amazing place. But bring the Sugar Bowl to the city and team up with Allstate, and throw a little country music in the mix, and it’s just gonna be a huge party, man.”

Maren Morris is set to perform as well, and even if you can’t make it to the Crescent City, you can watch both Maren and FGL on …read more

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Nashville notes

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Nashville notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockBrett Eldredge and Mason Ramsey are set to appear on NBC’s Today on Thursday, which starts at 7 a.m.

Tune in to see a new profile of Reba McEntire as she accepts the Kennedy Center Honor, Thursday on CBS This Morning starting at 7 a.m.

Ashley Monroe has recorded her cover of the Amy Grant classic, “Tennessee Christmas,” with Amy’s husband, Vince Gill, singing backup. It’s available to stream or download now, or you can check out the audio-only version on YouTube.

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From Elvis remakes to “Oy to the World,” Brad Paisley loves Christmas collaborating with his pal William Shatner

ABC/Image Group LA Brad Paisley pitches in to help his pal William Shatner on his new holiday record, Shatner Claus: The Christmas Album.

Even though the Star Trek icon and the “Bucked Off” hitmaker weren’t in the studio at the same time, they made it a point to hang out.

“We got together, but not to record it,” Brad says of the track. “He gave it to me and told me what it was. It’s ‘Blue Christmas.’ And he does his thing. And I sing and play on it.”

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