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Big MachineRascal Flatts‘ new album, Rewind, comes out Tuesday, but the guys made a point to be home Sunday for Mother’s Day. The celebration is even more special for band member Joe Don Rooney, whose wife Tiffany is expecting their third child. Joe Don plans to get the couple’s two children, Jagger and Raquel, in on the Mother’s Day planning.

He tells ABC News Radio, “I’m gonna put together a little picnic lunch and have the kids make it. I want them to make the meal and go take ’em out to the park and have …read more

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VectorTrisha Yearwood will give the commencement address this Saturday at her alma mater, Young Harris College in Young Harris, GA. Trisha graduated from the school with an associate’s degree in 1984. While at Young Harris, Trisha participated in several musical ensembles and served as president of the Sigma Beta Sigma sorority. She also made some relationships that continue to this day.

Trisha says, “My best friends today are girlfriends that I met at YHC. We try to see other once a year. I think that says something about the school.”

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Sony Music NashvilleMiranda Lambert is looking to drum up excitement for her new album, Platinum, with the Platinum Across America tour. Miranda’s 1954 Flying Cloud Airstream, which she calls “Wanda the Wanderer” will be visiting several cities starting May 20 in Los Angeles. The Airstream will be topped by a three-foot tall platinum crown detailed with crystals.

Miranda named her Airstream “Wanda the Wanderer” after her feisty maternal grandmother. She says, “This Airstream has been with us on tours throughout the years and is now embarking on yet another adventure! Platinum Across America! She …read more

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Greenroom PRTim McGraw has teamed up with Chase and Operation Homefront again this year to give mortgage-free homes to veterans in need at each stop on his Sundown Heaven Town tour. The program is called HomeFront. It’s Tim’s way of giving back to those who have served the U.S.

As for what you can expect from Tim’s set list this summer, he says, “Fans this summer are going to get to hear some new songs off the new album, too, which is cool because I’ll get that immediate feedback that only a live crowd …read more

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Photo Credit: Nino MunozDierks Bentley stands in awe of his wife, Cassidy, this Mother’s Day. She recently finished the Boston Marathon just six months after giving birth to the couple’s third child, a boy named Knox. To top it all off, Cassidy ran the Phoenix marathon while she was pregnant last year.

Dierks says with a laugh, “I don’t know how she does it. I ran 10 miles once, consecutively, and I hurt for 10 consecutive days. I could hardly walk.”

Cassidy is now juggling motherhood and a new business venture in their Nashville neighborhood.

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Capitol NashvilleKeith Urban looks forward to spending time with his wife, Nicole Kidman, and their two daughters this Mother’s Day. Nicole has already raised two children from her previous marriage to Tom Cruise, so Keith has learned a lot just watching Nicole mother their two kids together, Sunday and Faith.

Keith says, “Those girls are very, very lucky. And I feel very lucky that the children I should have in this world happen to be with Nic. I don’t know anything about raising kids, and Nic does.”

Nicole’s patience and understanding of their daughters as people really impresses Keith, too.

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Warner Music NashvilleJudging from Cole Swindell’s first two singles, “Chillin’ It” and “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight,” you might assume he only writes about partying with the ladies. Cole encourages fans to discover the other side of his writing style on his self-titled debut album.

“I’m a real dude that’s just living life like they are,” Cole tells Billboard. “I hope that’s what [people] get when they hear the album. I’ve been through the heartbreak stuff. I love to write songs that hit ya too, not just songs that make you feel good.”

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Zac Brown band via FacebookCongratulations to Zac Brown and his wife Shelly on the birth of their fifth child and first son, Alexander Frost. The baby was born May 5 weighing 11 pounds, seven ounces and measuring 22.5 inches long.

The couple’s four other children range in age from three to seven. Zac heads out on the Great American Road Trip tour with Zac Brown Band starting May 24 in Lincoln, NE.

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Sony Music NashvilleTyler Farr has joined the lineup for the annual 10th Annual Stars for Second Harvest benefit concert June 3 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Florida Georgia Line is also on the bill.

Tickets are now on sale through Ticketmaster. Proceeds go to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.

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Capitol NashvilleLady Antebellum will kick off Good Morning America‘s Summer Concert Series May 23. Look for Keith Urban to headline the series on July 11 followed by a performance from Luke Bryan on August 8. Florida Georgia Line will play GMA on August 15. Brad Paisley closes out the series on August 29, performing songs from his new, as-yet untitled studio album, due out August 26.

Jennifer Lopez, Kings of Leon, Demi Lovato and 50 Cent are among the other acts playing ABC’s Good Morning America Summer Concert Series.

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