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An Armadillo cake and a kiss were highlights of Blake Shelton’s birthday bash

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An Armadillo cake and a kiss were highlights of Blake Shelton’s birthday bash

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Blake Shelton’s girlfriend Gwen Stefani took to Instagram Sunday night to show off her affection for the singer, who celebrated his birthday that day.

As the two partied it up, Gwen took a selfie of the pair smooching, and also documented the big reveal of Blake’s custom-made Armadillo birthday cake. It looked like a scene straight out of the movie Steel Magnolias.

Blake and Gwen have been dating since the fall of 2015, after meeting as coaches on The Voice. Blake turned 41, while Gwen, a mother of three, will …read more

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Jason Aldean kicking his annual Concert for the Kids “up a couple of notches” this year

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Jason Aldean kicking his annual Concert for the Kids “up a couple of notches” this year

Casey Flanigan / Getty ImagesJason Aldean will return to his hometown of Macon, GA for a second Concert for the Kids on Friday, August 11th. After raising more than half a million dollars at last year’s intimate performance, Jason will expand to the 9,000-seat Macon Coliseum this year.

“We’re looking forward to getting back to town, kicking things up a couple notches and hopefully raise a huge amount of money for the hospital so that they can continue to grow and serve my hometown community,” said the two-time and reigning ACM Entertainer of the …read more

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Country star trivia

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Country star trivia

Comstock/Thinkstock This country star’s father, who is a dentist, pioneered the nightguard method of teeth-whitening. Can you name this member of a popular country trio? ANSWER: Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum.

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Vince Gill “beyond flattered” to be performing with the Eagles at next month’s The Classic shows

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Vince Gill “beyond flattered” to be performing with the Eagles at next month’s The Classic shows

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Country Music Hall-of-Famer Vince Gill says he’s absolutely soaring after being chosen by the Eagles to help fill in for the late Glenn Frey at the band’s upcoming shows at The Classic West and Classic East festivals next month.

Vince tells Rolling Stone that he’s “beyond flattered that of all the people who play and sing music,” the group’s surviving members picked him.

Having said that, Vince maintains, “I feel like I’m a great fit. The things I can do and the gifts I’ve been given really …read more

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Newcomer Russell Dickerson serenades “Bachelorette” Rachel Lindsay

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Newcomer Russell Dickerson serenades “Bachelorette” Rachel Lindsay

Triple Tigers RecordsLook for newcomer Russell Dickerson tonight on ABC’s The Bachelorette.

Dickerson will serenade leading lady Rachel Lindsay with his country hit, “Yours,” during an intimate date with one of her suitors in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

You can catch the latest developments in the 13th season of The Bachelorette Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Russell’s album Yours, — the comma is part of the album title — comes out October 13.

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“Cars 3”: Why Huck and Jasper Paisley think their dad’s pretty cool

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“Cars 3”: Why Huck and Jasper Paisley think their dad’s pretty cool

ABC/Image Group LA Brad Paisley wrote new music for the soundtrack of Cars 3, just as he’s done for the previous films in the animated series.

One of the reasons Brad loves being involved is because the movies become beloved parts of childhood for kids everywhere, including his own sons Huck and Jasper.

“Standing the test of time,” Brad reflects, “I have two kids that are absolute products of that. I mean they are Lightning McQueen fans and they’ve gotten to get to know [Cars director] John [Lasseter] and also that entire organization.”

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Brothers Osborne will open for The Cadillac Three on the European dates of the Long Hair Don’t Care Tour this fall. The trek kicks off November 1 in Berlin, Germany.

Eli Young Band‘s new album Fingerprints is out now. It features their new single, “Never Land.”

Newcomer Lindsay Ell will sit in with Jimmy Kimmel‘s house band, Cleto and the Cletones, Tuesday on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. You can catch the show at 11:35 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Back to Bama: Sam Hunt to throw a House Party at his alma mater

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Back to Bama: Sam Hunt to throw a House Party at his alma mater

Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images via ABCFormer UAB quarterback Sam Hunt will return to his alma mater for a free concert September 1.

The “Body Like a Back Road” hitmaker is also bringing along his 15 in a 30 tour mates Maren Morris and Ryan Follese for the party, celebrating the return of the University of Alabama Birmingham’s football program.

Tickets for the Birmingham, Alabama show will be available August 4 at 10 a.m. CT. You can sign up at UAB.edu/HouseParty to find out what you’ll need to do to get yours.

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Watch “NOW”: An impatient Shania Twain unveils another song from new album

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Watch “NOW”: An impatient Shania Twain unveils another song from new album

Mercury NashvilleIf Shania Twain‘s new single “Life’s About to Get Good” has you wanting more, you’re not the only one. Even the Canadian superstar admits September 29 seems like a long time to wait for her first new album in 15 years.

“It’s too far away! I’m so impatient!” she said Friday morning on NBC’s Today show.

In addition to the lead single from NOW, Shania also debuted another new song from her fifth studio album — titled “Swingin’” — on the show’s Rockefeller Plaza stage. She also treated the crowd to classic hits like “That Don’t Impress Me Much” and “Man, …read more

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Country star trivia

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Country star trivia

Comstock/Thinkstock Forty-two years ago, Linda Ronstadt scored her first #1 on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs tally with a song from her Heart Like a Wheel album. Can you name the classic from 1975? ANSWER: “When Will I Be Loved.”

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