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From “My Girl” to #MyBoy: Dylan Scott’s firstborn arrives

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Curb RecordsThe due date for Dylan Scott and wife Blair‘s firstborn was on Monday, and the couple’s son didn’t waste too much time arriving.

“Everyone meet Beckett Scott Robinson!” Dylan — whose last name is actually Robinson — shared on Instagram, along with a photo of the newborn with his mom and dad.

“Born [Tuesday] at 5:20 p.m. weighing 8lbs and 21inches long. [Blair] did so good! Thanks everyone for all the prayers. We are now one healthy happy family of 3.”

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Nashville’s iconic Bluebird Cafe will kick off its 25th Annual Alive at the Bluebird Concert Series on January 2 to raise money for Alive Hospice. Vince Gill and Amy Grant will play January 3, and it’s just one of 27 shows that run through February 1. You can find out more at BluebirdCafe.com.

Tracy Lawrence recently donated more than $148,000 to the Nashville Rescue Mission. The money was raised through his 12th Annual Mission:Possible Turkey Fry and 3rd Annual Concert.

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“I’m gonna be writing my butt off”: Maren Morris’s “Hero” follow-up coming in 2018

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ABC/Image Group LAAs Maren Morris‘s third single from her debut album, Hero, nears the top five, the Texas native reveals she’s already hard at work crafting her sophomore effort.

“I am just telling people because it’s true, I am in the midst of rounding out the songs,” she says. “So I am just writing like crazy, taking some time off in the winter to write.”

Maren already has quite a start on the follow-up to her Grammy- and CMA-nominated debut.

“I think we probably have like four songs left that I think we need for the album,” she …read more

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The “Golden Hour” dawns for Kacey Musgraves in 2018

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ABC/Paula LoboKacey MusgravesGolden Hour is coming in early 2018.

The CMA and Grammy winner describes her fourth album as “trippy,” borrowing stylistically from a diverse group of influences ranging from disco gods the Bee Gees, to soul chanteuse Sade, to folk/rock icon Neil Young.

Kacey explains the album’s title to Entertainment Weekly: “On this record, there’s the lonely girl, the blissful girl, the new wife, the girl that’s missing her mom, the angry girl, the sarcastic girl, the 60’s-sequined Cruella de Vil with the beehive, the shy girl, the …read more

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Blake Shelton may be the Sexiest Man Alive, but Gwen Stefani says his diet isn’t

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Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images via ABCYou apparently don’t have to follow a strict diet and strenuous exercise routine to be People‘s Sexiest Man Alive, according to Blake Shelton‘s main squeeze, Gwen Stefani.

Gwen recently told Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis she was fairly horrified when she realized what her boyfriend eats.

“Everything’s fried,” she said in a cooking segment on Facebook Live. “It shocks me, because growing up in California, we are a specific breed. We learn to be healthy. And in Oklahoma, they learn just how to have fun and eat and …read more

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“What If” Kane Brown kicked off 2018 in Hollywood?

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ABCKane Brown will be ringing in the New Year at a Hollywood party.

The “What Ifs” hitmaker will kick off 2018 by performing on the West Coast portion of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.

Kelly Clarkson will also be on the Los-Angeles-based part of the ABC tradition, which will be hosted by Ciara. Fellow pop stars Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth, Fitz and the Tantrums, Khalid and EDM producer/DJ Marshmello will join them, along with Korean boy band BTS.

Back in New York City, Sugarland will debut new music from Times Square, with Nick Jonas and former Fifth Harmony singer …read more

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“What Makes You” #1? Clear a space for Luke Bryan on “Billboard”‘s all-genre chart

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ABC/Paula LoboMake way for Luke Bryan at the top of the all-genre Billboard 200 chart!

Forecasters expect the four-time Entertainer of the Year to sell around 110,000 copies of What Makes You Country, his new album that came out last Friday. That would put Luke on track to notch his fourth career #1 on the all-genre ranking, following 2015’s Kill the Lights, which moved 345,000 units in its first week.

That would also make the Georgia native only the fourth act to achieve that feat this year, following in the footsteps of Thomas Rhett‘s Life …read more

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Step away from the computer: Kelsea Ballerini admits she’s “Unapologetically” an online shopper

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ABC/Image Group LASince Kelsea Ballerini will be a newlywed this Christmas, you might think it’d be hard to squeeze in some holiday shopping amid all the festivities with new husband Morgan Evans. But the “Legends” hitmaker confesses for her, it’s not a problem.

“I love online shopping. Um, it’s also an issue for me,” she admits, “because it’s very easy to just get things that you don’t need — quickly.”

When it comes to the most memorable item Kelsea’s found under the tree over the years, the Knoxville, Tennessee native has a stand-out favorite.

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/ThinkstockThis #1 hit was the lead single from the 1973 album, Merle Haggard’s Christmas Present, as well as the title track of the Hag’s next non-holiday album, which came out four months later. Can you name it? ANSWER: “If We Make It Through December.”

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Hey baby, let’s go to Vegas: ACM Awards return to MGM Grand Garden Arena in 2018

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Academy of Country MusicAfter a year at nearby T-Mobile Arena, the ACM Awards are returning to their longtime home at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas in 2018.

The 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards will be Sunday, April 15, with the telecast airing live on CBS starting at 8 p.m. ET.

Tickets go on sale to the general public Thursday at 10 a.m. PT.

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