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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockRodney Atkins has announced his 2018 These Are My People Tour in support of his new single, “Caught Up In the Country.” The tour kicks off April 18 and runs through June 29. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit rodneyatkins.com.

The 2019 Outlaw Country Cruise 4 will set sail January 27 – February 1, 2019. The eclectic lineup includes Margo Price, Bobby Bare, Steve Earle & the Dukes, Drive-By Truckers and many more. The cruise will sail from Tampa to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas and Nassau, Bahamas. For more information, visit <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" rel="noopener noreferrer" …read more

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Ben Ritter Kelsea Ballerini will spend the majority of her summer on the road as part of Keith Urban‘s 2018 Graffiti U World Tour, and Keith’s already passed along plenty of wisdom to the young star.

In an interview with Elite Daily, the “I Hate Love Songs” singer says she looks up to Keith when it comes to career and relationship advice.

“The best kind of artists are the ones that change but stay the same,” she tells the publication. “It’s hard to do and I think that’s why a lot of artists have a shorter career… It’s …read more

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Allister AnnKenny Chesney knew he had to record “Get Along” as soon as he heard it, and the response the singer is getting to his new single reaffirms his belief in its message.

“In every conversation I find myself in, some part of the sentiment of this song just keeps coming up,” Kenny says in a statement. “Everyone, no matter what they believe, is tired of the angriness and divisiveness that’s out there… It seems like getting along is brain surgery, something beyond normal people, but it’s not.”

He continues, “So no matter what you believe, no matter what you …read more

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ABC/Image Group LADarius Rucker will return to Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on June 4 for his ninth annual benefit concert for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Dubbed Darius and Friends, the concert will include performances by the country singer and some of his famous pals.

“When you see first-hand what this organization can do for families, it’s remarkable,” Darius says in a statement. “Over the years we’ve met so many survivors, families of patients and volunteers whose lives have been changed by St. Jude. It’s one of my favorite shows of the year.”

An official artist lineup will be announced in the coming …read more

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Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images via ABCThe full list of nominees for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards has been revealed, and Chris Stapleton and Sam Hunt lead the country nominees, with five nods each.

Sam finds himself nominated for both Top Country Artist and Top Male Artist, as well as Top Country Song for “Body Like a Back Road.” He also receives two nods in the all-genre categories of the Billboard Chart Achievement Award and Top Selling Song, for “Body Like a Back Road.”

Chris, meanwhile, is nominated in the Top Country Artist and Top Country Male Artist categories, as well as …read more

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Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images via ABCFollowing the ACM Awards Sunday, Blake Shelton treated country fans to a surprise pop up show at House of Blues Las Vegas, and also brought along a few of his famous friends.

With a simple tweet Sunday evening, the “I’ll Name the Dogs” singer let fans know that he’d be hosting a first-come, first-served free concert. While fans rushed over to the venue, Luke Bryan, Kelly Clarkson, Toby Keith and Gwen Stefani also headed to the location for an unforgettable night of music.

The most memorable moment came when Blake’s girlfriend took …read more

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ABC/Mark LevineSam Hunt won Single of the Year at the ACM Awards Sunday evening for his 34-week number-one, “Body Like a Back Road,” but when presenters Dustin Lynch and Nancy O’Dell called his name, Sam was nowhere to be found. No worries — an Instagram post explains his absence.

The post shows Sam wearing a formal suit, next to another man clad in a tux.

“Thank you Academy Of Country Music for the award for Single of the Year,” Sam writes. “I was celebrating the marriage of my long time friend and tour manager John Worthington. This …read more

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ABC/Mark LevineSam Hunt won Single of the Year at the ACM Awards Sunday evening for his 34-week number-one, “Body Like a Back Road,” but when presenters Dustin Lynch and Nancy O’Dell called his name, Sam was nowhere to be found. No worries — an Instagram post explains his absence.

The post shows Sam wearing a formal suit, next to another man clad in a tux.

“Thank you Academy Of Country Music for the award for Single of the Year,” Sam writes. “I was celebrating the marriage of my long time friend and tour manager John Worthington. This …read more

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BMLGSugarland will release their first album in nearly eight years on June 8, but you can hear the project’s title track now.

Co-written by Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles, “Bigger” is a triumphant track with hand-clap rhythms and slick production that has Jennifer urging you to not give up.

“We were born for better days/We’ll find a way/Yeah, we’re gonna be bigger/Don’t give up,” Sugarland sings on the chorus.

“Bigger” is the first hint of new music from the band following the release of the album’s lead single, “Still the Same,” which the duo dropped late last year.

“Our hopefulness and our sparkiness and …read more

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ABC/Image Group LAOn this day in 2004, this mother and daughter duo made their Grand Ole Opry debut. Can you name them? ANSWER: The Judds.

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