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Garth Brooks looks beyond the World Tour: “My retiring days are behind me…you’re gonna have to throw me out now!”

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ABC/Randy HolmesGarth Brooks takes the stage tonight to play the very first concert at Atlanta’s new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. More than 80,000 fans are expected for the biggest event yet at the new Georgia venue.

As 2017 comes to a close, Garth’s World Tour is winding down, but you don’t have to worry: the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year isn’t planning to disappear.

“I can tell you my retiring days are behind me,” he says. “I can tell you you’re gonna have to throw me out now. I’m so ready for this. The only thing that’s gonna change after December is …read more

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Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Drake, Chainsmokers, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd lead 2017 American Music Awards nominees

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Dick Clark ProductionsBruno Mars has a lot to like this morning. The “That’s What I Like” singer’s earned a leading eight American Music Awards nominations, including Artist of the Year, Favorite Male Pop/Rock and Soul R&B Artist and more. It’s all on the strength of his 24K Magic album, which also earned nods for favorite Pop/Rock and Soul/R&B album.

Ed Sheeran, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd and The Chainsmokers are tied with the next-most nominations, at five each.

Nominees in six of the top categories were first announced by R&B singer Ciara on ABC’s Good …read more

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The show must go on: Jason Aldean resumes his They Don’t Know Tour for the first time since the Vegas tragedy

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ABC/Image Group LA Thursday night in Tulsa, Jason Aldean plays his very first concert since his set at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas was interrupted by gunfire.

Over the nearly two weeks since the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history, Jason has paid tribute to the 58 people who lost their lives by opening Saturday Night Live with the late Tom Petty‘s “I Won’t Back Down,” and returned to Vegas to visit with some of the nearly 500 who were injured.

Tonight at Oklahoma’s BOK Center, the They Don’t Know Tour rolls on. The trek is named after …read more

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Garth Brooks will play Newark, New Jersey’s Prudential Center for the first time on Saturday, December 2. Tickets for the show with Trisha Yearwood go on sale Thursday, October 19.

Lee Brice‘s 2012 album, Hard 2 Love, was certified platinum by the RIAA during the month of September.

You can check out newcomer Jillian Jacqueline‘s new video for “Sugar and Salt” on YouTube. It’s one of nine tracks included on her debut EP, Side A.

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Friday night with The Chief: AUDIENCE rolls out two Eric Church specials

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ABC/Mark LevineEven though Eric Church doesn’t have any dates scheduled until sometime next year, you can still spend your Friday night taking in a show by The Chief…in fact, you can check out two, thanks to AUDIENCE Network.

AUDIENCE kicks off two hours of Eric’s music on Friday night, with a backstage look at his most-recent Holdin’ My Own Tour starting at 8 p.m. ET.

“When you make a new record, critics are the mouthpiece to say, ‘Hey, go buy this record!’” Eric reflects in the promo for the show. “And that’s so backwards to me. Your biggest mouthpiece are the fans.”

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“What If” Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina ended Sam Hunt’s 34-week-run at #1?

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RCA NashvilleAfter 34 weeks at the top of Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart, Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road” has finally slipped to #2 — but it actually took two artist to dethrone it. Former schoolmates Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina have taken over the #1 spot with their duet, “What Ifs.”

“All I can say is ‘Thirty-four weeks, Sam Hunt? Damn.’ I’m happy to get in there,” Kane told Billboard shortly after finding out the news.

Kane’s platinum single is featured on the deluxe edition of his self-titled debut album, which adds four new songs …read more

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Sold! Keith Urban and Chris Janson stage the Grundy County Opry

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ABC/Randy HolmesYou can just call it the Grundy County Opry, for short.

October’s the month of the Grand Ole Opry’s 92nd birthday, and that’s bringing out some pretty big names, including Brooks & Dunn, Keith Urban and Chris Janson on Tuesday night.

Keith and Chris took advantage of the rare chance to play together, working up a special duet for the Opry stage, as you can see in a rehearsal video the Aussie superstar shared on his socials.

In the clip, the two play guitar and sing on John Michael Montgomery‘s “Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)”. They dissolve …read more

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock Forty-five years ago this week, “The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.” hitmaker Donna Fargoclaimed her second #1 on the Billboard chart with this song. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Funny Face.”

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From a roadhouse to their Texas farms, Midland shows you what they’re all about in new documentary

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ABC/Randy HolmesThere’s no denying Midland is one of most interesting acts around: While they’re one of the countriest bands in existence today, among their members, you’ll find a former Calvin Klein model and an MTV-Award-winning video director.

Thanks to a new documentary, you can get to know actor/model Mark Wystrach and Bruno Mars‘ collaborator Cameron Duddy a little better, along with their musical partner Jess Carson.

Midland: On the Record was filmed in the summer of 2016 outside of Austin, Texas, before the trio hit #1 with both their debut single, “Drinkin’ Problem,” and their first album, On the Rocks.

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Keith Urban revisits the “Golden Road” that led to the Grammys 60th anniversary

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ABC/Paula LoboThe Grammys are gearing up to celebrate their 60th birthday, and Keith Urban will lead the country charge to throw them a party.

The Aussie superstar will join the likes of Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Bruno Mars, Paul McCartney, Ed Sheeran, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, U2 and more for a two-hour behind-the-scenes special next month.

Grammys Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special will take you inside some of the institution’s most famous moments, like Aretha’s surprise opera performance at the 40th Grammys, as well as the unexpected passing of Whitney Houston in the days leading up to the 2012 show.

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