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Image Courtesy Sony Music NashvilleLove and Theft are headed out on the Night That You’ll Never Forget tour starting October 16 in Portland, Maine. Country newcomer Joel Crouse is opening the show, and there also will be two DJ’s along for the trek.

The duo’s Stephen Barker Liles says, “Joel is an awesome dude, not to mention a killer artist. Having DJ DU and DJ Rod Youree will add a great element to the shows, making this a tour we will never forget and we are excited to share the experience with our fans!”

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Image Courtesy CMAReba is headed to Italy next month to take part in Celebrity Fight Night, which is being held out of the United States for the first time this year. The annual event benefits the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center and the Andrea Bocelli Foundation, and Reba will receive a special honor for her charity work during a gala dinner on September 7 in Florence. Reba is also bringing her pal Ronnie Dunn along to perform, as well as Lionel Richie.

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Image Courtesy Nino Munoz/Capitol NashvilleDierks Bentley has announced the 20 cities he’ll be hitting on the second leg of his 2014 Riser tour. The shows start October 2 in Stockton, California, with Randy Houser and Eric Paslay opening the U.S. shows. New Canadian artist Tim Hicks will join Dierks and Randy for the Canadian shows.

Dierks has had a blast on the road this summer with the Riser tour’s first leg. He says, “Every night I get more excited and don’t want this run to end. I’m just living in the moment as much as …read more

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Image Courtesy CMABlake Shelton is sharing the mic with Barbra Streisand on her new duets album, Partners, due out September 16. Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel and even Elvis Presley are among the other “partners” joining Barbra on the album.

Barbra made the announcement on Instagram along with the caption, “What an extraordinary collection of talent!”

This will be Streisand’s first new studio album since 2011′s What Matters Most.

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Image Courtesy Kelly Christine Musgraves/SandboxKacey Musgraves launches her new tour, titled Same Tour Different Trailer, on September 25 at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, OK. The trek will hit 13 cities in the U.S. before wrapping up in Las Vegas at the Life Is Beautiful tour on October 26. Kacey just launched her run of shows opening for Katy Perry this past weekend after spending a few months opening for Lady Antebellum, Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss.

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Image Courtesy Jim Wright/Capitol NashvilleLady Antebellum will be ringing in 2015 with a performance in downtown Nashville. They’re headlining the Jack Daniel’s New Year’s Eve Bash on Broadway, complete with Nashville’s signature “Music Note Drop” at midnight.

Lady A’s Hillary Scott says, “We’re so looking forward to celebrating New Year’s this year in our hometown. It’s such a magical time of year, so getting to be home with our friends, family and all of Nashville downtown on Broadway will be such a fun way to ring in 2015!”

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Image Courtesy CMASome fans had trouble getting tickets for Garth Brooks‘ upcoming Atlanta concerts when they went on sale Friday, and Garth isn’t taking the matter lying down. His rep issued a statement Monday morning, saying, “Ticketmaster and Garth Brooks are meeting to discuss how to make the on sale for Garth shows the best they can be.”

As it stands now, Garth is playing three shows in Atlanta on September 19 and 20. His world tour kicks of with 10 shows in Chicago starting September 4. We expect a new tour city will …read more

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Comstock/ThinkstockCountry newcomer Chase Rice had a hand in writing which one of Florida Georgia Line‘s hits? ANSWER: “Cruise.”

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ABC/Richard HarbaughAfter dropping not-so-subtle hints about an upcoming event, Taylor Swift has now ended the mystery for her fans.

As she revealed in a Twitter posting, the singer will be doing a worldwide live stream event August 18 on Yahoo! It’ll take place at 5 p.m. ET, and fans based in New York City can enter for a chance to attend the event in person.

As for what Taylor is going to be discussing during this event, her website describes it as “exciting news.” It’s most likely details about her …read more

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Image Courtesy CMABrad Paisley‘s latest single, “River Bank,” was partly inspired by the time he spent on the water in his early days in Nashville. Brad didn’t have much money back then, but he had a friend with a bass boat.

Says Brad, “It was about a 16-footer. It was enough for two guys to go out on the lake. And we would meet up every day that was nice and save up, buy any kind of tackle we could afford, and just head up to the…either the Cumberland River or Percy Priest [lake].”

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