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Mercury NashvilleEaston Corbin is using his opening spot on Carrie Underwood‘s Storyteller tour to do some good deeds along the way. The “Baby Be My Love Song” hitmaker is partnering with Eckrich and Operation Homefront to surprise military families with $5,000 worth of free groceries, most recently at his show in Phoenix, Arizona.

“It’s great to be able to give something back to them and I hope it helps ease the burdens of these families for everything they’ve already sacrificed,” Easton says. He’s also lightened the grocery bill of deserving families in Oakland, …read more

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ABC/Fred LeeRascal Flatts aren’t the only ones celebrating as their latest single, “I Like the Sound of That,” ascends to the top of the charts. Shay Mooney of Dan+Shay is pretty happy too, since he co-wrote the hit with Best New Artist Grammy winner Meghan Trainor and tunesmith Jesse Frasure.

“Huge thanks to @rascalflatts for allowing me to celebrate my second number 1 as a writer,” Shay tweeted. “So crazy! Thanks country radio & all who helped!” He marked his first number-one as a writer when his duo’s “Nothin’ Like You” occupied the top spot back …read more

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ABC/Image Group LAIf you’ve always wanted to go on vacation with Luke Bryan, you’ll have another chance next year. The reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year will host his third Crash My Playa getaway January 19-22, 2017. The all-inclusive Caribbean vacation in Riviera Maya, Mexico includes four nightly concerts, two of which Luke will headline, with the other performers to be announced soon.

“This experience for my fans has more than exceeded our expectations,” the “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day” singer says. “From start to finish, everyone has the best time and …read more

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NBC/David LaChapelleBlake Shelton kicks off his fall tour this September with two shows in his home state of Oklahoma. Tickets for the first few dates go on sale this Friday, with fans also being able to purchase VIP packages that include a pre-show party with an acoustic performance and a Q-and-A session with Blake. The run closes with two concerts at New York City’s Barclays Center.

Here’s the complete itinerary for Blake Shelton’s fall trek:

9/9 — Oklahoma City, OK, Chesapeake Energy Arena
9/10 — Oklahoma City, OK, Chesapeake Energy Arena
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Capitol NashvilleDierks Bentley continues to give us a sneak peek at his new album Black, due May 27, with the second of four artsy, black-and-white short films set to songs from the record.

The first, “I’ll Be the Moon,” introduced us to a young woman who’s cheating on her live-in boyfriend with another man. In the latest installment, “What the Hell Did I Say”, her lover ponders what he may have said during a late-night drunk-dial.

“’What the Hell Did I Say’ [is] a pretty rocking song off the record that a lot of people can …read more

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Capitol NashvilleDierks Bentley continues to give us a sneak peek at his new album Black, due May 27, with the second of four artsy, black-and-white short films set to songs from the record.

The first, “I’ll Be the Moon,” introduced us to a young woman who’s cheating on her live-in boyfriend with another man. In the latest installment, “What the Hell Did I Say”, her lover ponders what he may have said during a late-night drunk-dial.

“’What the Hell Did I Say’ [is] a pretty rocking song off the record that a lot of people can …read more

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Comstock/Thinkstock Newcomer Drake White‘s first top-40 hit mentions this number-one from 1989 by Keith Whitley. Can you name it? ANSWER: “I’m No Stranger to the Rain.”

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Comstock/Thinkstock Newcomer Drake White‘s first top-40 hit mentions this number-one from 1989 by Keith Whitley. Can you name it? ANSWER: “I’m No Stranger to the Rain.”

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Comedian, pianist and singer Ray Stevens will perform “The Star Spangled Banner” for the closing night of CMA Music Festival 2016.

Neal McCoy plays the 26th Annual William Shatner Priceline.com Hollywood Charity Horse Show June 4 at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. Proceeds help special needs charities in the L.A. area.

Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park over the weekend attracted nearly 90,000 fans, a record for the event. It featured performances by Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley and more.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Comedian, pianist and singer Ray Stevens will perform “The Star Spangled Banner” for the closing night of CMA Music Festival 2016.

Neal McCoy plays the 26th Annual William Shatner Priceline.com Hollywood Charity Horse Show June 4 at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. Proceeds help special needs charities in the L.A. area.

Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park over the weekend attracted nearly 90,000 fans, a record for the event. It featured performances by Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley and more.

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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