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ABC/Image Group LA When Darius Rucker heads out on the Summer Plays On Tour with Lady Antebellum, he’ll not only be sharing the bill with some of country’s biggest hitmakers, he’ll also be hanging out with some of his best buds.

Charles [Kelley] is probably my best friend in the business,” Darius tells ABC Radio. “He’s one of those people I know I can call at any time and talk to about anything and ask him anything, and he knows the same about me. He’s an amazing human being and I’m proud to call him my friend.”

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ABC/Image Group LA Go ahead and “Hide the Wine.” It looks like Carly Pearce may be the one Michael Ray is singing “Kiss You in the Morning” about these days.

If you’re an avid follower of either country hitmaker on social media, you may’ve noticed the two engaging in some friendly flirting on Instagram.

Wednesday afternoon, the “One That Got Away” singer all but confirmed that he and the “Every Little Thing” vocalist have been seeing each other, when asked about it during a group interview in Nashville.

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The GreenRoomLady Antebellum and Darius Rucker want you to turn up your summer and have the experience of a lifetime, courtesy of their tour sponsor, synchrony.

From now through July 26, you can enter to win an impressive prize package in the Turn Up My Summer sweepstakes. The lucky winner will get VIP tickets and airfare for two to attend the August 25 performance of the Summer Plays On show at Mattress Firm Amphitheater in Chula Vista, California.

In addition, the winner will also get a $1000 check, plus their choice of two unforgettable summer experiences in San Diego. They’ll get to …read more

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CurbHow’d you like to be in Dylan Scott‘s new music video? If you happen to be in Nashville on Wednesday, the Louisiana native is looking for you.

Dylan put out the call for extras on social media around noon, announcing he’d be shooting at Springwater in Music City starting at 5:30 p.m. CT.

The tiny dive bar near Nashville’s Centennial Park is a popular music video location. In fact, it’s where Jason Aldean shot both the cover of his Rearview Town album and the “Drowns the Whiskey” clip with Miranda Lambert.

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EMI Nashville If you’re a paying member of Eric Church‘s Church Choir, you’ll automatically get a copy of his new album, Desperate Man, delivered to your door by the album’s release date, October 5.

It probably won’t happen exactly like it does in the new video for the record’s first single, “Desperate Man,” however. In the clip, Eric embarks on a high-stakes, high-flying adventure to press the LP, aided by his co-writer, Texas music legend Ray Wylie Hubbard.

The Chief even has a little fun at his record company’s expense in the video, as agents try — but ultimately fail — to …read more

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Warner Music NashvilleCole Swindell will play a special six-city tour to promote his new album, All of It, starting the day the record comes out, August 17.

The “Break Up in the End” hitmaker will kick things off that Friday by playing the Today show’s concert series on the Plaza at New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza, before the tour’s first date that night at The Ready Room in St. Louis, Missouri.

“I’m really excited to announce the All of It Tour coming this August,” Cole shared on his socials. “This is a special one because I’ll be playing …read more

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When Lady Antebellum kicks off their co-headlining Summer Plays On Tour with Darius Rucker Thursday in Toronto, it may be hard to tell who’s enjoying themselves more — the fans or the folks onstage.

“One of the biggest reasons that we, together with Darius, kind of approached this concept of touring again together was because we had so much fun last time,” Charles Kelley says. “And still to this day, it was the biggest tour we had ever had. It was just so much fun.”

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Comstock/Thinkstock Twenty-five years ago this week, this Alan Jackson classic hit #1 on the country chart. Can you name the song that takes its name from a river in Georgia? ANSWER: “Chattahoochee.”

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ABC/Mark LevineFor the past three years, ACM Group of the Year Old Dominion has spent their summers opening stadiums for Kenny Chesney.

Since Kenny’s No Shoes Nation is made up of some of the most avid fans you could imagine, OD says it’s been a great way to learn how to build a devoted following.

“He really has a special way of really making an emotional connection with his fans during the show,” Brad Tursi observes. “I feel like he really brings people in and makes people feel like he cares about them, and he appreciates how much they care about what …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Miranda Lambert is set to play Late Night with Seth Meyers on Wednesday. You can watch for her performance starting at 12:35 a.m. ET on NBC.

The Grand Ole Opry will mark its 93rd year with a Birthday Bash on Saturday, October 13. The festivities will start at 3 p.m. CT with a concert by Country Music Hall of Famer Charley Pride. Tickets go on sale this Friday. The “Kiss an Angel Good Morning” hitmaker will also play all four Opry shows that weekend.

Kane Brown‘s #1 hit, “Heaven,” is the sole country cut on NOW That’s What I Call …read more

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