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“Jesus and Elvis” and Kenny Chesney, coming to “Late Night” on Monday

Allister AnnKenny Chesney will not only sing Monday on Late Night with Seth Meyers, he’ll also do a rare interview.

It’s the East Tennessee native’s first TV appearance since his Live in No Shoes Nation album debuted at #1 on the all-genre album chart, and he started the Love for Love City Foundation to help the Virgin Islands in the wake of recent hurricanes.

“Obviously, anyone who knows me knows I’m supposed to be on a beach right about now,” Kenny says candidly. “But to share everything that’s happened with the Virgin Islands, the animal rescue, this …read more

Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Keith Urban and more set to salute Elton John

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Credit: Joseph GuayMiranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren Morris and Keith Urban will pay tribute to the legendary Elton John at a special concert January 30 at Madison Square Garden.

The show will take place in New York City two days after the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, which will be held in the Big Apple in 2018 as well. Pop stars Miley Cyrus, Kesha, John Legend and Sam Smith are set to take the stage too.

Tickets for the show go on sale Monday at 12 p.m. ET. Elton John: I’m Still Standing — A Grammy Salute will …read more

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Catch Kelsea Ballerini’s “Legend”-ary performance on Lady A’s You Look Good Tour, tonight on TV

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ABC/Image Group LAKelsea Ballerini may be off the road for 2017, but you can still catch her in concert tonight on AUDIENCE Network.

This evening’s one-hour special was captured this fall at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena during the final, sold-out night of Lady Antebellum‘s You Look Good World Tour.

You can preview Kelsea’s performance of her latest hit, “Legends,” on YouTube now, ahead of the show’s 9 p.m. ET premiere tonight on AUDIENCE Network.

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The “tired and wired” tour is in the home stretch: Garth and Trisha play their second weekend in Nashville

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ABC/Image Group LA Friday night, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood kick off the second of three weekends at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, as they move closer to bringing the North American leg of their World Tour to a close.

“It’s been pretty non-stop, but it’s been great,” Trisha says, looking back on the couple’s more than three-year run. “I think we are tired. Garth says we’re tired and wired, because I think we really are tired, but we are really having a great time.”

She adds: “I mean, it’s an experience that I think we all know is special. And so even …read more

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock The late Keith Whitley both co-wrote and sang on this track from Alan Jackson‘s 1993 holiday album, Honky Tonk Christmas. Can you name it? ANSWER: “There’s a New Kid in Town.”

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Newcomer Kassi Ashton is the newest artist signed to UMG Nashville. Look for the debut single from the Missouri native on MCA Nashville sometime in early 2018.

California native Tyler Rich has signed both recording and publishing contracts with Big Machine.

You can check out the new lyric videos for both Keith Urban‘s “Female” and Luke Combs‘ “One Number Away” on YouTube now.

If you missed Vince Gill and Amy Grant‘s Christmas segment from their Nashville home on the Today show Thursday, you can watch it online.

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FGL’s Tyler Hubbard is ready to show his soft side, as he becomes daddy to a little girl

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ABC/Image Group LA As Florida Georgia Line works on their fourth studio album and prepares to open a new creative complex in Nashville, Tyler Hubbard has another major project in the works: He and his wife Hayley are preparing to welcome their firstborn any day now.

Though the two were initially told they were having a boy, Tyler tells ABC Radio he’s now really looking forward to having a daughter.

“We’re both so, so excited, especially Hayley,” he says. “I think it’s gonna be amazing to have a little mini-Hayley running around the house. So, you know, I’m prepared to become …read more

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Morgan Evans slows it down in new “Kiss Somebody” video

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ABC/Image Group LAIn the new video for Morgan Evans‘ debut single, the leading man initially loses out on a chance to “Kiss Somebody” after a date. But thanks to a serenade from the Aussie singer/songwriter and some extreme slow-motion, the wanna-be Romeo is able to double back and make good on the smooch.

You can check out the “Kiss Somebody” video at CMT.com now. In real life, Morgan has been kissing somebody himself: Kelsea Ballerini, whom he wed December 2 on the beach in Mexico.

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For Reba, Darius and Lady A, Christmastime is here — on vinyl

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UMeThis year, Reba McEntire re-issued her latest yuletide offering, 2016’s My Kind of Christmas, in a new deluxe edition. But that’s not the only Reba holiday album that’s getting a special treatment in 2017.

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the Oklahoma native’s first seasonal set, 1987’s Merry Christmas to You, is being re-released on vinyl. The double-platinum album was initially available as a 33 1/3 record with its original cover, featuring a short-haired Reba. The new version opts for the second cover that came out in the nineties, featuring a more glammed-up photo of the country icon, showing off her considerable …read more

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#HappilyEvansAfter: Inside Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans’ Mexican destination wedding

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ABC/Image Group LA If you’d like to feel like you had a front-row seat to Kelsea Ballerini‘s wedding to Morgan Evans earlier this month, People has that all lined up for you.

In addition to a spread in the magazine’s latest edition, you can check out an 11-minute feature shot on the beach December 2 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico at PeopleTV.com.

Lady Antebellum‘s Charles Kelley was one of the one hundred guests at the intimate affair, which was organized by the same planner who did Carrie Underwood‘s 2010 wedding.

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