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Dierks Bentley rocks the block in Austin, Texas Tuesday on “Good Morning America”

ABC/Todd WawrychukIt’s never too early for a party, and Dierks Bentley aims to prove it Tuesday morning on Good Morning America!

The Arizona native starts the day by playing a show for the winner of GMA’s Summer Block Party contest, live from Austin, Texas. Dierks will kick things off starting at 7 a.m. Tuesday on ABC.

It’s an exciting week for the CMA Male Vocalist of the Year nominee. On Friday, the film Only the Brave opens; it features the first song Dierks has ever written for a motion picture: the emotional track “Hold the Light.”

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Jake Owen’s Black Friday deal: Eleven years of “Greatest Hits”

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RCAJake Owen is hoping you’ll do a little shopping on Black Friday — specifically, that you’ll pick up his new Greatest Hits album, which comes out the day after Thanksgiving.

In addition to six number-ones, the 13-track collection also includes two new songs — “Subliminal Love” and “Long as You’re in It” — which were both co-written by Jake.

Here’s the complete track listing for Jake Owen’s Greatest Hits, which spans the Florida native’s five studio albums since 2006:

“Yee Haw”
“Don’t Think I Can’t Love You”
“Eight Second Ride”
“Barefoot Blue Jean Night”
“Alone with You”
“The One That Got Away”
“Anywhere with You”
“Days of Gold”
“Beachin’”
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Brantley Gilbert builds his tour around “The Ones That Like Me”

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The Valory Music Co.Brantley Gilbert sets the wheels in motion for his The Ones That Like Me Tour February 1 in Worcester, Massachusetts.

“The Ones That Like Me” is the title of Brantley’s latest top 30 hit, but the Georgia native says it also “speaks to what this tour is: a chance for me to get together with all the people out there who get this music, who believe in these songs and live their lives just like the people back home do.”

“We are all proud Americans, who try to stand up and do the right thing,” he adds. “That’s …read more

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Chris Stapleton plans his second “From A Room” album, coming in December

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Mercury NashvilleChris Stapleton‘s second From A Room album will arrive — as promised — on December 1.

The reigning CMA Male Vocalist of the Year announced a follow-up set would be coming when From A Room: Volume 1 was released back in May. So far, the original collection has been certified gold and gone on to become the best-selling country album of 2017 so far. It’s also up for Album of the Year at next month’s CMA Awards, where Chris will also defend his Male Vocalist title and compete for Entertainer as well.

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More than “Written in the Sand”: Old Dominion maps out the Happy Endings World Tour

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ABC/Image Group LAOld Dominion has charted the course for their first world tour, which kicks off February 1 in Regina, Saskatchewan. The “No Such Thing as a Broken Heart” hitmakers will make it to the U.S. later in the month, before setting out for the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Australia.

“We are taking OD WORLDWIDE!” lead singer Matthew Ramsey says in a statement. “We can’t wait to get out there and see what kind of Old Dominion fans we have around the world. It’s amazing when we hear from our fans out there — so we couldn’t be more excited to …read more

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock Thirty years ago this month, this track by Country Music Hall-of-Famer Randy Travis won both Single and Song of the Year at the 21st annual CMA Awards. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Forever and Ever, Amen.”

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How to win “The Voice”: Blake Shelton says it’s a combination of tough love and listening

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David Becker/Getty Images via ABCBlake Shelton remains the winningest coach in the history of The Voice, having brought home a victory in five of the show’s dozen seasons.

The “I”ll Name the Dogs” hitmaker believes part of his success comes from the way he approaches his contestants.

“When it comes to working with young people as a coach on this show, it’s a delicate balance, I think,” he says. “Because you can definitely, I think, push a young person too hard and you kinda got to let ’em find their own way, and you’ve gotta listen to ’em, you know. …read more

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Get ready to laugh, as Rascal Flatts joins Blake Shelton for the battle rounds on “The Voice”

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BMLGThings are about to get very interesting on The Voice, as Blake Shelton‘s pals Rascal Flatts join him to mentor his team.

Blake and Gary LeVox, Joe Don Rooney and Jay DeMarcus have a long history of working together, and the foursome shares a similar sense of humor, something they admit slowed down production a bit.

“Seven months! We started last September,” Jay says, joking about how long it took to film their parts with Blake, which were often interrupted by laughter.

“I tell you what, it was so much fun to be in there with Blake,” Jay continues, “because we …read more

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock If you pre-order Lee Brice‘s forthcoming, self-titled album, you can instantly download the lead single, “Boy,” as well as the tracks “What Keeps You Up at Night,” “Rumor” and “Songs in the Kitchen.” The record comes out November 3.

Newcomer Devin Dawson‘s debut album, Dark Horse, is set for release on January 19. It features his first top-25 single, “All on Me.”

The 2017 re-issue of Reba McEntire‘s latest holiday album is out now. My Kind of Christmas was available exclusively at Cracker Barrel last year, but the new edition adds new songs with Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Darius Rucker …read more

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New Star Shining: Kelsea Ballerini and Jake Owen unwrap new Christmas covers this season

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Epic RecordsKelsea Ballerini is rubbing elbows with the modern-day queen of Christmas on the soundtrack for the new animated film, The Star.

Mariah Carey, who’s known for her massive holiday hit “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” contributes a new song, also titled “The Star.” Kelsea covers the country/bluegrass standard, “Children Go Where I Send Thee,” while Jake Owen does his version of “What Child Is This?”.

A cappella sensation Pentatonix, pop stars Fifth Harmony, and Christian artists Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams and Casting Crowns also contribute tracks to the film.

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