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Image Courtesy CMALuke Bryan didn’t plan on having six number-one hits from his latest album, Crash My Party, but he’s glad it turned out that way. Having that many new songs fans want to hear in concert gives him a big boost going into this 2015 tour dates. That means fans who saw him a year ago will be hearing recent hits like “I See You” and “Roller Coaster” for the first time.

Luke says, “When people come back to see my show this year that they saw last year, I’ll have four more hits …read more

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Comstock/ThinkstockLuke Bryan won his first CMA Award in which category at last November’s show? ANSWER: Entertainer of the Year.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockLee Ann Womack performs on TBS’s Conan Wednesday night.

Love and Theft‘s new album, Whiskey on My Breath, is out this week. The project shows off the duo’s harmonies using more acoustic arrangements than their previous albums.

Kenny Chesney‘s video for “Wild Child” will premiere via USAToday.com on Wednesday morning.

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Image Courtesy Allister Ann/Sony Music NashvilleKenny Chesney, Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn, Sara Evans, Ronnie Milsap and Kellie Pickler were among the stars saluting the man who played a huge role in all of their careers — Joe Galante. Joe ran RCA Records in Nashville from the early ’80s to 2010, and is this year’s recipient of the Living Legend Award at the Grand Ole Opry Trust Fund’s annual benefit event.

The Tuesday-night gala took place on the Grand Ole Opry stage with celebrities and music business executives sharing stories about Joe as he guided the careers …read more

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Image Courtesy Big Machine RecordsRascal Flatts launch their nine-show Vegas Riot! residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on February 25, and the guys are turning the trip into a family affair. Lead singer Gary LeVox plans to bring his family out for the first week, but his 14-year-old daughter, Brittany, wants to hang out in Sin City for the entire run of the show.

Looking back on his conversation, Gary recalls telling his daughter, “Do you want daddy to get arrested? You have school. There’s education. You might grow up …read more

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Image Courtesy UMGCountry newcomer Mickey Guyton is headed out with Brad Paisley on the Crushin’ It World Tour starting May 15 in Philadelphia. Mickey is counting down the days until the trek begins.

She says, “I am so excited and thankful to Brad for inviting me to tour with him. This opportunity to share my music with fans on the road is truly a dream becoming a reality.”

Mickey’s debut single, “Better Than You Left Me,” is now catching fire at country radio.

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Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleBrett Eldredge led his fans on a karaoke tour of downtown Nashville Monday night. He tweeted his fans that afternoon to meet on Music Row, and hundreds of people showed up to head down to Lonnie’s Karaoke Bar in Printer’s Alley. Brett led the group on to Troubadour’s karaoke bar on Lower Broadway later in the night.

In a YouTube interview, Brett explained he just wanted to get people together to enjoy some music. He went on to say his favorite karaoke song is “Neon Moon” by Brooks & …read more

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Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is the title of Big & Rich‘s #1 hit love song from 2007? ANSWER: “Lost in This Moment.”

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Image Courtesy UMGThe Academy of Country Music is teaming up with the Now! Music series for a new compilation celebrating the ACM Awards’ 50th Anniversary. Now That’s What I Call ACM Awards 50 Years is due out March 31 featuring hits from the show’s history as well as current nominees on two discs. That means Miranda Lambert‘s “The House That Built Me” and Lady Antebellum‘s “Need You Now” are featured alongside classics like “He Stopped Loving Her Today” by George Jones and “Why Not Me” by The Judds.

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Kelly Christine Musgraves/Sandbox Entertainment; ABC/Randy HolmesGrammy-winning British pop star Sam Smith‘s next big hit could be a country duet, and his partner would be none other than Kacey Musgraves.

“I love this. @samsmithworld told me he’d love to work with @KaceyMusgraves. Let’s make that happen right now,” E! Online’s Marc Malkin tweeted from the Grammy Awards on Sunday.

The 26-year-old country star wasted no time tweeting back her response. “Let’s do it!” she wrote less than an hour later.

Sam won four Grammys Sunday night, including for Record and Song of the Year, and Best New Artist. …read more

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