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Dustin Lynch: “Luke Bryan Is Mean to Me”

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Dustin Lynch: “Luke Bryan Is Mean to Me”

BBR Music Group This summer’s Kill the Lights tour isn’t Dustin Lynch‘s first trek with Luke Bryan. But the Tullahoma, Tennessee, hitmaker jokes the CMA Entertainer of the Year only invites him out because he’s become his favorite foil.

“He’s mean to me! He picks on me a lot,” Dustin laughs. “The best thing he’s done to me backstage: I was turning the corner coming out of catering the other day with my tray full of food. He karate kicks it out of my hands, all over me, all over the hallway and just laughs and was like, ‘Thanks, dude!’ …read more

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Nashville Notes

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Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Chase Rice will do his new single, “Everybody We Know Does,” Tuesday, August 30, on the Today show.

Comedian and “Everything Is Beautiful” hitmaker Ray Stevens officially has the permits to build his new entertainment venue, CabaRay. It’s set to open in West Nashville in the summer of 2017.

You can check out Drake White‘s Tuesday performance of “Livin’ the Good Life” on ABC’s Good Morning America online.

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Cam Tapped for TED Talk at University of Nevada

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Arista NashvilleCam will soon be able to add “motivational speaker” to her resume. The “Burning House” hitmaker has been booked to both speak and sing at the University of Nevada’s TEDx conference next January in Reno.

“I’ve been watching TED Talks for years, and I’ve applied the shared ideas to my life countless times,” the California native reflects. “It’s honestly some of the best content on the Internet. People sharing new ideas through storytelling… it’s like college without the debt!” Cam jokes. “I am so humbled and thrilled that I get to contribute …read more

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Thomas Rhett’s Million-Selling Saturday-Night Surprise

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Thomas Rhett’s Million-Selling Saturday-Night Surprise

BMLGFor Thomas Rhett, it may’ve seemed like just another amped-up Saturday night opening for Jason Aldean on the Six String Circus tour. But last weekend’s stop in Irvine, California, held a little something extra in store. Backstage, TR’s team surprised him with the news his sophomore album has officially sold a million copies.

“It’s crazy to think about all the fans who are taking this journey with me and are helping make things like this happen,” Thomas says. “I’ve had an amazing year already, but finding out the album went platinum is one of the coolest moments so far.”

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Luke Bryan Shows Fans He Can “Move” at Sold-Out Minneapolis Stop

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ABC/Image Group LAIf you weren’t one of the 50,000 fans lucky enough to take in Luke Bryan‘s sold-out show Saturday night in Minneapolis, the CMA Entertainer of the Year is giving you another chance to check out the inaugural concert at Minnesota’s U.S. Bank Stadium.

Rest assured, Luke’s new YouTube recap features plenty of the “Move” hitmaker’s signature booty-shaking.

This week, Luke’s Kill the Lights trek stops in Kansas City and St. Louis, Missouri, before he plays Chicago’s Wrigley Field Saturday for the first time.

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Dolly Takes NYC, Reveals Airdate for New Christmas Movie

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Dolly Takes NYC, Reveals Airdate for New Christmas Movie

Dolly Records/RCA NashvilleJust days after the release of her 43rd album, Pure & Simple, Dolly Parton is busy making the media rounds in New York City to promote it.

She started the day Tuesday on Fox & Friends, revealing that her new NBC holiday movie, Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love, will premiere November 30. It’s the sequel to last year’s successful made-for-TV movie based on her classic, “Coat of Many Colors.” You can check out Dolly’s entire Fox News interview online.

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Jason Aldean Heads into the Woods with His Dad for Field & Stream

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Jason Aldean Heads into the Woods with His Dad for Field & Stream

Broken BowYou should soon start seeing Jason Aldean starring in a new ad with his dad Barry, promoting Dick’s Sporting Goods’ Field & Stream brand. The “A Little More Summertime” hitmaker says his new gig as the company’s brand ambassador is a natural fit.

“Outdoor sports have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember,” the Georgia native says. “Whether it was hunting with my dad and granddad, or fishing with my girls, it’s always been a way for us to spend time together.”

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Country Star Trivia

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Country Star Trivia

Comstock/Thinkstock The current ACM Entertainer of the Year also happens to be the top male country artist of all time when it comes to digital sales, according to the Recording Industry Association of America. Can you name him? ANSWER: Jason Aldean.

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“From the Ground Up” Turns Dan+Shay into Hawaiian Wedding Singers

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“From the Ground Up” Turns Dan+Shay into Hawaiian Wedding Singers

Warner Music NashvilleThis week, “From the Ground Up” becomes the second number one of Dan+Shay‘s career. Dan Smyers says it’s especially significant since he and Shay Mooney wrote the song about the lifelong romances of their grandparents.

“The message of true love and long-lasting love is something that we felt needed to be out there…” Dan says, “and to have so many people… translating it to their own personal lives is really special to us and something that’s never really happened in our career to this point.”

It’s even led to some pretty cool wedding invitations, including one to perform in Hawaii.

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Nashville Notes

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Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock The nominees for the 50th Annual CMA Awards will be announced Wednesday, August 31, with more details about the reveal yet to come.

Dan Rather chats with Martina McBride on the September 27 episode of The Big Interview, as part of the show’s new fall season on AXS TV.

Brandy Clark is releasing “Love Can Go to Hell” as the second single from her Big Day in a Small Town album.

You can check out The Time Jumpers‘ new video for “I Miss You” on YouTube. It’s the first single from the Kid Sister album, which comes …read more

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