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Comstock/Thinkstock Paul Overstreet both wrote and contributed vocals to this 1987 number one by Tanya Tucker. Can you name it? ANSWER: “I Won’t Take Less Than Your Love.”

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ABC With the fictional world of ABC’s Nashville now cancelled, it was back to real-life Music City this week for leading man Charles Esten, as he played golf in Vince Gill‘s annual charity tournament. Overall, the actor who brought Deacon Claybourne to life is staying positive, even though he’s lost his steady gig.

“Well, I tell you what. I’ve been doing this a long time. I’ve been acting 25 years, maybe something like that, and I’ve never had two seasons of anything, so we had four seasons of Nashville on ABC and I’m nothing but grateful to ABC. It’s a little …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock The Band Perry has signed a joint record deal with UMG Nashville and Interscope Records, with plans to market the trio’s music to both country and pop audiences. Earlier this year, the siblings left their longtime home at Big Machine Label Group.

Brothers Osborne and Kacey Musgraves are set to play alongside bands like Violent Femmes and Better Than Ezra at the second annual Pilgrimage Music & Culture Festival September 24 and 25 in Franklin, Tennessee.

Craig Campbell will host his 4th Annual Cornhole Challenge Tuesday, June 7 in Music City, with Michael Ray and Canaan Smith stopping by to …read more

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Paul Costello / Country LivingCarrie Underwood apparently has a new house in the works, according to the new issue of Country Living.

“My husband, Mike [Fisher], and I are designing our ‘forever’ home,” she tells the magazine in an article titled “9 Things Carrie Underwood Can’t Live Without.” “My must-haves are a wood-burning fireplace, a porch swing and rocking chairs,” the “Church Bells” hitmaker adds.

In addition to her one-year-old Isaiah, there are two other members of her family she can’t do without. “I have two dogs — Ace and Penny Jean — but I constantly consider renaming them Bad …read more

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Mark TuckerIn 1997, Garth Brooks’ massive free concert in New York City’s Central Park was an enormous success. So he knew that if and when he came back to the Big Apple, it had to be something equally as special. That’s why he’s performing his first New York-area concert since 1997 at Yankee Stadium.

Speaking with reporters at the Stadium on Tuesday, Garth said, “We have a three year tour right now that we’re in the middle of for North America alone, and New York was not on that tour simply because …read more

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ABC/Image Group LAHot on the heels of her new album debuting at number two on Billboard‘s Top Country Albums chart, Martina McBride sits down to discuss Reckless with Kathie Lee and Hoda Wednesday on the fourth hour of NBC’s Today show.

Next Monday, the four-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year continues making the media rounds, stopping by The Chew to share her favorite grilling recipes for summer. Last year, Martina put out her first cookbook titled Around the Table. You can find out what she’s whipping up at 1 p.m. ET on ABC.

The following Friday, May 27, she’ll sing the …read more

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ABC/Image Group LAEven the rain couldn’t dampen Miranda Lambert‘s enthusiasm as she kicked off her Keeper of the Flame tour this past weekend in Maryland Heights, Missouri.

“I am so ready!” the seven-time ACM Female Vocalist of the Year told the crowd during her eclectic 20-song set that included covers ranging from Foghat‘s “Slow Ride” to Little Feat‘s “Willin’.” She even segued into her hit “Little Red Wagon” with a jazzy version of the Ella Fitzgerald tune “Your Red Wagon.”

“The crowd’s energy was just incredible,” she said after the show. “I told them I could feel the rain making its way …read more

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Comstock/ThinkstockBrandy Clark and Kacey Musgraves teamed up to write this #1 song for Miranda Lambert. Can you name the hit from 2013? ANSWER: “Mama’s Broken Heart.”

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Gary Miller/FilmMagicVeteran country music singer and songwriter Guy Clark, who wrote decades of hits for some of country’s biggest stars, has died at age 74.

Clark’s biographer reports he died at 3:41 a.m. local time at his Nashville home after years of declining health, and that “his caregiver Joy and Verlon Thompson were at his side.” Thompson was Clark’s producing and songwriting partner for years.

Though he released 14 studio albums since 1975, winning a Grammy for his last release, 2013’s My Favorite Picture of You, Clark is best known and revered as a songwriter. His signature hits …read more

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ABC/Image Group LAIs Thomas Rhett ready for the NFL? As part of his partnership with Snap Fitness, the “Die a Happy Man” hitmaker has been leading boot camp classes in select cities as he tours with Jason Aldean. As TR set out to challenge fans, he also agreed to rise to the occasion if anyone wanted to raise the fitness ante for him.

So far, the strength and agility dares have been rolling in — with the latest coming from the quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs. Aaron Murray wondered how Thomas would fare taking on the drills for …read more

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