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CMA Fest 2017 is over… ready for next year?

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Bob D’Amico/ABCCMA Music Festival 2017 is barely in the rearview mirror, but it’s already time to get ready for CMA Fest 2018.

Four-day passes for next year’s nightly concerts at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium officially went on sale to the public Tuesday morning. The 2018 edition of country music’s biggest event will take place June 7-10.

If you didn’t make it out to the event earlier this month, you can see what you missed on Wednesday, August 16, as Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini host ABC’s annual three-hour wrap-up special, CMA Fest: The Music Event of Summer.

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band landed at #1 in 1987 with this song that extols the virtues of casting a line after sunset. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Fishin’ in the Dark.”

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Kelly Clarkson already planning to “annihilate” Blake Shelton on “The Voice”

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Courtesy of EdelmanThis weekend at Chicago’s Solider Field, Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton will perform at the opening ceremony of the Department of Defense Warrior Games. While they’re longtime friends, the two will become colleagues next year on The Voice — and that’s when Kelly says the gloves will come off.

Speaking to the Chicago Tribune about the Soldier Field show, Kelly says, “I’m a big fan of [Blake’s], always have been for, I don’t know, for, like a decade now, we’ve been friends. So yeah, it should be fun.”

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Florida Georgia Line helps Backstreet Boys score their first #1 on the country chart

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BMLGNineties boy band Backstreet Boys top the country chart for the very first time this week, with a little help from Florida Georgia Line.

“Finding out that ‘God, Your Mama, and Me’ went #1 is surreal,” FGL’s Tyler Hubbard says. “[It’s] really cool to be a part of Backstreet Boys’ first country #1!”

“If you told me growing up that I would share a #1 song with BSB, I would have told you to get outta here!” his musical partner Brian Kelley adds. “Dream big, work hard, surround yourself with an amazing team and anything is possible.”

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock “You Broke Up with Me” is the debut single from newcomer Walker Hayes.

Chase Rice will kick off his Lambs & Lions Tour September 14 at Boone, North Carolina’s Appalachian State University. Newcomers Jacob Davis and Brooke Eden are just two of the artists who’ll take turns filling the opening slot on the trek.

Brett Young‘s third single from his self-titled debut album will be the track “Like I Loved You.”

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Dierks Bentley keeps the “What the Hell” spirit going with his new single

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ABC/Todd WawrychukDierks Bentley is bringing a piece of his summer tour to the airwaves, as he releases “What the Hell Did I Say” as the fourth single from his Black album.

“We named the tour after this song hoping that it would be a single this summer because it perfectly captures the anything-goes spirit out there this year,” Dierks says of his What the Hell trek with Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi.

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Sam Hunt’s “Back Roads” are paved with platinum

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Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images via ABCSeems Sam Hunt‘s “Back Roads” are likely paved with platinum.

The Georgia native’s chart-topping single, “Body Like a Back Road,” has just passed the double platinum mark. Released on February 1, the song took only three months to make it to number one, where it spent three weeks. The tune is now making its way up the pop chart, where it’s currently in the top 15.

The lead single from Sam’s sophomore album is also the most-downloaded country song of 2017 so far. Even more impressive, it’s the third most-downloaded tune in any genre this year.

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The Wedding Singers: Rascal Flatts surprises Wisconsin couple

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BMLGRascal Flatts not only played the Country USA festival in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on Saturday, they also did a little moonlighting as wedding singers.

Gary LeVox, Joe Don Rooney and Jay DeMarcus surprised one lucky couple this weekend by showing up to sing “Bless the Broken Road” at their wedding at Sugar Island Barn in Watertown, Wisconsin.

A family member reached out to the “Yours If You Want It” hitmakers last fall, according to local ABC affiliate WISN, and the guys agreed to stop by if they could fit it into their schedule.

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Toby Keith to headline first Nashville show in 13 years

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Greg WatermannToby Keith is cranking up his highly successful Interstates & Tailgates tour once again and will visit more than 30 cities over the next few months.

Following a thirteen-year absence from any major Nashville concert stage, fans will finally get a chance to see Toby on July 20th when he headlines Music City’s Ascend Amphitheater. Tickets for the Nashville show go on sale this Wednesday, July 28th at livenation.com

Toby’s concert set list will include his new single, “Wacky Tobaccy.”

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock CMA Entertainer of the Year Garth Brooks has called this 1974 Single of the Year by Cal Smith his favorite country song. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Country Bumpkin.”

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