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Mercury NashvilleIf you never got to Las Vegas to see Shania Twain perform during her residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, no problem. You’ll be able to see and hear it in the comfort of your own living room this March.

March 3 sees the release of SHANIA: Still the One Live from Vegas, exclusively at Walmart. It’s available as either a CD, or as a DVD that captures Shania’s full Vegas production, as well as behind-the-scenes footage of rehearsals, costumes, training and more. The elaborate show featured a 13-piece live band, …read more

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Image Courtesy Big Machine RecordsRascal Flatts will sing the national anthem before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, March 8. More than 100,000 fans are expected to turn out for the Kobalt 400, Nevada’s largest sporting event.

The trio’s patriotic performance takes place during their nine-show residency at The Joint inside Vegas’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The Rascal Flatts Vegas Riot! shows start Wednesday February 25 and runs through Saturday, March 14.

The guys kick of their Riot Tour 2015 May 29 in St. Louis, with …read more

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Comstock/ThinkstockWhat was Luke Bryan‘s first hit? ANSWER: His debut single, “All My Friends Say,” went to #5 in 2007.

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Image Courtesy Southern GroundZac Brown Band‘s new single, “Homegrown,” is the first venture in the band’s partnership between their own Southern Ground Records, fashion designer John Varvatos‘s record label and Nashville-based Big Machine Records. Zac believes the kind of people he surrounds himself with has been crucial to the band’s success.

“It’s all about the people,” he reflects. “It’s all about the help that I have, and I’ve got brilliant, passionate people that I try to instill the way that I would answer or to do things. We have our philosophy behind it, …read more

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Image Courtesy Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockLook for Florida Georgia Line on Access Hollywood Live on Thursday, discussing the sold-out opening weekend of their Anything Goes Tour 2015. Check local listings for details about the syndicated show.

Love And Theft will join Jerrod Niemann for his January 27 Chords For A Cause Benefit at Nashville’s Dan McGuiness Irish Pub, to raise money for Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.

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Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleIt appears that Blake Shelton is taking his rivalry with Voice co-star Adam Levine to Saturday Night Live. Blake shot several SNL promos ahead of his appearance on the show this weekend, taking the opportunity to taunt his fellow Voice coach and Maroon 5 front-man.

In one of the promos, SNL cast member Cecily Strong asks Blake if his rivalry with Adam on The Voice is real or fake. “It’s real,” he says. “I mean, it’s so real. In fact, that guy is such a punk.”

Blake then looks directly into the camera and says, …read more

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Image Courtesy CMAVince Gill and Ashley Monroe will take a break from working on her new CD to set out on a unique mini-tour in March. Charlie Worsham and Vince’s daughter Jenny will join them for four “Vince Gill & Friends” shows, which the Country Music Hall of Famer says may not be what you’d expect.

“This won’t be a ‘guitar pull,’ where one person sings while the others listen and wait for their turn,” Vince explains. “We’ll all be pitching in, picking and singing harmony for each other and doing each other’s songs. It …read more

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Image Courtesy Sony Music NashvilleMiranda Lambert has joined the ranks of superstars like Madonna and AC/DC who are set to perform at this year’s Grammy Awards ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Miranda potentially could take home four trophies: Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song for “Automatic,” Best Country Album for Platinum, as well as Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “Somethin’ Bad” with Carrie Underwood.

As previously reported, Eric Church will also sing on the live telecast, even though it’s right around the time his wife is expecting their second child. He …read more

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Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleOn the heels of being named 2014’s CMA Entertainer of the Year, Luke Bryan certainly won’t be slowing down in 2015. This morning in Nashville, Luke mapped out details of his new tour, new album and a new exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame.

After wrapping up his remaining U.S. dates on the That’s My Kinda Night tour in February, Luke heads overseas for his first international shows in the U.K., Germany, Sweden and Norway at the end of the month. Immediately after his return, he’ll release his seventh and …read more

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Comstock/ThinkstockWhich country star is a co-writer on Florida Georgia Line‘s #1 hit, “Round Here”? ANSWER: Thomas Rhett.

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