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After Conquering Canada and the U.S., High Valley Heads for Europe

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Atlantic Records/Warner NashvilleEven though High Valley has just released their debut album in the U.S., Dear Life, and the duo only recently had their breakthrough U.S. hit with “Make You Mine,” Brad and Curtis Rempel already have a sizeable following in their native Canada, having notched seven top-10 hits in the Great White North.

Next up, the brothers who now reside in Nashville take their music to Europe. They’ll tackle ten dates over two weeks starting February 4 in the Netherlands.

Here’s the complete itinerary for High Valley’s Make You Mine European Tour:

2/4 — Amsterdam, Netherlands
2/5 — Rotterdam, Netherlands
2/7 — Manchester, England
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Dan + Shay’s Dan Smyers Celebrates His Engagement in Hawaii

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ABC/Image Group LAIt’s official! Dan + Shay are both off the market.

While Shay Mooney revealed his engagement to former Miss Arkansas USA Hannah Billingsley in August, Dan Smyers apparently sealed the deal in the past few days.

On Thursday, he shared a photo with longtime girlfriend Abby Law toasting each other during their travels, along with the caption, “Cham-plane…” Then on Friday, all was revealed as the two simultaneously posted the happy news to their socials.

“There are few words to fully convey this feeling of complete happiness,” Abby said. “Daniel Smyers, knowing and loving …read more

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Florida Georgia Line Set to Give — and Perhaps Receive — Awards at Sunday’s AMAs

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ABC/Image Group LATyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley will get a chance to show off their mad skills with the teleprompter at Sunday’s American Music Awards. Florida Georgia Line has been added to the list of the presenters at this year’s show, along with the likes of Ryan Seacrest, Shark Tank‘s Mark Cuban and model Chrissy Teigen.

Tyler and Bryan won’t just be passing out trophies, they may be taking some home as well. FGL is nominated for both Favorite Country Duo or Group and Favorite Country Song for “H.O.L.Y.”

You can find out who wins as the 2016 AMAs air live from …read more

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Invite a Friend: Stars Collaborate on “CMA Country Christmas”

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ABC/Heidi GutmanYou can expect plenty of holiday collaborations when CMA Country Christmas premieres later this month on ABC.

Host Jennifer Nettles teams up with both R&B phenomenon Andra Day and the actress who brought Elsa to life in Frozen, Idina Menzel, to deliver two songs from her new yuletide album, To Celebrate Christmas. Jennifer and Trisha Yearwood also assist legend Loretta Lynn on an appropriately-titled tune she wrote half a century ago, “Country Christmas.”

13-year-old jazz piano prodigy Joey Alexander accompanies Kelsea Ballerini on a new rendition of “My Favorite Things,” which has just been released to radio in time for the …read more

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Country Star Trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock Holly Dunn scored her final #1 on the country charts in 1990 with this song from her album Heart Full of Love. Can you name it? ANSWER: “You Really Had Me Going.”

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Cam Confesses She’ll Be Like a Kid at the Circus at Sunday’s AMAs

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ABC/Image Group LAAt Sunday’s 2016 American Music Awards, Cam competes for Favorite Female Country artist, alongside Kelsea Ballerini and Carrie Underwood. While she’s not set to perform, the California native is still plenty hyped about her first trip down the AMA red carpet.

“I definitely will be wearing a yellow dress,” she says, invoking her signature color as she considers how she’ll wear her hair. “I think I’m gonna wear it down, I’m not totally sure yet. This is my first time going to those, so I don’t really know what to expect. I feel like …read more

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Brad Paisley’s Family Comes Together at the Hall of Fame, as They Mourn the Passing of Kimberly Williams-Paisley’s Mother

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ABC/Image Group LAEven as Brad Paisley‘s family deals with the passing of wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley‘s mother, he honored his commitment to appear at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Thursday night. Kim and sons Huck and Jasper were there to cheer Brad on as he spoke at the opening of his Diary of a Player exhibit, and even in what must be difficult times, Brad’s well-known sense of humor remained intact.

“I was like, ‘Who’s this Brad Paisley guy? When did he die?’” he joked, as the audience roared. “That was what it felt …read more

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What Does Miranda’s Record Reveal About Her Split from Blake? Oprah’s Bestie Gayle King Has Some Thoughts

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ABC/Image Group LAYou can count Oprah bestie and CBS This Morning host Gayle King among Miranda Lambert‘s fans. The editor-at-large of O singles out Miranda’s new double album as one of her favorites on her “The World According to Gayle” page in the December issue of the magazine. Though relatively few people have heard The Weight of These Wings ahead of its Friday release, the somewhat unlikely country music fan is one of them.

Mentioning that this happens to be Miranda’s first record since her split from Blake Shelton last year, Gayle says “… That doesn’t mean it’s …read more

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Brad Paisley’s Mother-in-Law, Linda Payne Williams, Passes Away

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ABC/Image Group LALinda Payne Williams, the mother of actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley and mother-in-law of Brad Paisley, died Wednesday following a long bout with dementia. She was 73-years-old.

“I will remember you this way, Mom. Rest in love and peace,” Kimberly posted on social media, along with an older photo of her mother. “Linda Williams: June 22nd, 1943-November 16, 2016 #endalz”

During her career, Williams worked as the director of principal gifts at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City before moving to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, where she raised millions of dollars in support …read more

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Eric Church to Play with the Cowboys and the Redskins on Thanksgiving Day

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ABC/Brett OronzioUsing the chalkboard imagery from his CMA-winning Mr. Misunderstood album, Eric Church revealed he’ll play this year’s halftime show as the Dallas Cowboys take on the Washington Redskins on Thanksgiving Day. Whistling and drawing football diagrams in a new video, he laid out his turkey day plans, which will also serve as the kickoff for The Salvation Army’s yearly holiday Red Kettle Campaign.

Last year, Luke Bryan did the honors, building on the work Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood and Reba have done in the past. This is the 20th anniversary of the Cowboy’s partnership …read more

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