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Mark Horton/WireImageBrad Paisley made some news on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tuesday night.

First, he give Kimmel a full-throated endorsement of the chat show host’s run for Vice President of the United States — even wearing a campaign t-shirt to prove his loyalty.

Paisley also sang a song poking fun of the North Carolina bathroom controversy set to Tammy Wynette‘s classic “Stand By Your Man.” Sample: “Sit by your man/Why is this such a big deal/Just hike up your dress and take a stand!”

Paisley confirmed that he and Carrie Underwood will host …read more

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MCA NashvilleWith his current single “Night’s on Fire” threatening to go top 15 any day, David Nail is enjoying being a new dad to nearly-six-month-old twins and preparing for the release of his new album, Fighter. But the Missouri native remembers a time when things weren’t nearly as good for him and his wife Catherine.

“When I met my wife and I proposed to her, I really naively thought, ‘Okay, I know all there is to know about [her], and three or four years into our marriage, we hit a really rough spot,” he reveals. “There were so many moments where …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are taking their World Tour to San Antonio, Texas. They’ll play AT&T Center on Friday and Saturday, July 22 and 23. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 3 at 10 a.m. CT.

Blake Shelton will headline the 12th Annual Stars for Second Harvest benefit June 7 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Chris Lane, Kane Brown and others are also on the bill.

For the second week in a row, Keith Urban‘s album Ripcord tops the charts in the United States, Canada and Australia.

This past Sunday, Jerrod Niemann returned from his first USO Tour with the National …read more

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NBC/David LaChapelleNot only will Blake Shelton be rubbing elbows with some majors stars, he’ll also be rubbing noses — red noses, that is- – for NBC’s The Red Nose Day Special this Thursday. Blake and legend Elton John will provide the music for the event, along with David Letterman‘s longtime bandleader Paul Shaffer.

Red Nose Day was created a quarter-century ago in the United Kingdom, to raise money and awareness for kids in need both at home and around the world. More than 65 celebrities are set to take part in the show, including Julie Roberts, Celine …read more

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UMG NashvilleNewcomer Clare Dunn has the unique distinction of having the sole new song on the latest edition of Now That’s What I Call Country. The ninth country-themed collection in the series features number-ones by veterans like Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts and Luke Bryan, alongside the first chart toppers by breakthrough artists Cam, Granger Smith, Chris Janson, Maddie & Tae, Brothers Osborne, Old Dominion and more.

If you pre-order the digital version now, you’ll be able to download Clare’s “Tuxedo” instantly. Here’s the complete track listing for the 19-cut Now That’s What I Call Country 9, which comes …read more

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RCA NashvilleChris Young will get the party started officially for CMA Music Festival 2016 with a free performance at Music City’s new Ascend Amphitheatre on the banks of the Cumberland River. Nashville Mayor Megan Barry and the Fisk Jubilee Singers will join the “Think of You” hitmaker on the newly christened Skyview Stage for the opening ceremonies.

All the money raised from the festival formerly known as Fan Fair goes to fund music education in schools. Some of the students who’ve benefited from those programs will also get the chance to show off what they’ve …read more

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Capitol NashvilleThough they’ve been spent most of the year apart working on their individual projects, the members of Lady Antebellum will be back together again to host the 10th Annual ACM Honors special this fall on CBS.

While the Academy of Country Music has held the ceremony for its special honorees and off-camera winners from the ACM Awards for close to a decade, this is the first time it will be televised. The show tapes August 30 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, with its airdate to be announced later. Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town, …read more

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Warner Music NashvilleFrankie Ballard continues the countdown to his new album El Rio, with a performance Tuesday night on the latest edition of the web-based concert series Skyville Live. You can be sure the Michigan native will do his latest hit, the top twenty “It All Started with a Beer,” as he takes the stage alongside ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons and others. You can watch Skyville Live Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET at AOL.com or via the free go90 mobile app.

Frankie’s new project, which was recorded in Texas, is due June 10. You can check out his …read more

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Comstock/Thinkstock This Silver Spoons actor directed Brad Paisley‘s “Whiskey Lullaby” video and starred as Dolly Parton‘s father in Coat of Many Colors. Can you name him? ANSWER: Rick Schroder.

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Arista NashvilleFans at one of Brad Paisley‘s stops on his Life Amplified World Tour this weekend definitely got more than they bargained for.

“We cut a little song that came out a week ago and we wanted to practice it, so you’re our guinea pigs tonight,” he teased the crowd at California’s Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, before bringing pop star Demi Lovato onstage to sing the pair’s duet, “Without a Fight.”

Brad was still bathing in the afterglow the next day. “As far as this tour goes, you made my year last night Demi Lovato & it was only the 2nd show!” …read more

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