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Eric Paslay Takes His Wings on the Road for Fall Headlining Tour

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EMI NashvilleEric Paslay‘s fall headlining tour will take its inspiration from his latest single, “Angels in This Town,” with the Texas-born son of missionaries continuing to make “angel visits” along the way, surprising those who work to make their communities a better place.

Newcomers Lindsay Ell, Adam Sanders and Courtney Cole will rotate as Eric’s special guests on the trek that kicks off October 13 in Providence, Rhode Island. He’ll also be taking along his own his signature pair of wings, made for him by artist Kelsey Montague, inspired by the ones she painted that appear on the cover of his …read more

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Carrie & Brad: “Forever Country” Is a “Spine-Tingling” Feat Impossible in Any Other Genre

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CMAThe new single, “Forever Country,” was set in motion by the CMA to celebrate 50 years of its iconic awards show. Only in country music, maintains Carrie Underwood, could you manage to take 30 celebrated artists and have them collaborate on a mashup of three of the biggest songs of all time.

“The CMA Awards…it’s just a celebration of great music, great artists, great talent, great songs,” Carrie reflects. “And fifty years of that kind of all being squished together for this incredible project…and everybody just being so willing to jump in and be a part of it. We have legends …read more

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Country Star Trivia

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Comstock/ThinkstockTwenty-four years ago this week, the soundtrack for this classic country music film starring George Strait was released. Can you name it? ANSWER: Pure Country.

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The Biggest Single in Country Music History Hits the Airwaves, “Forever Country” Video Premieres Tuesday on “DWTS”

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CMAAt 8:30 a.m. ET Friday morning, fans in the U.S. and around the world got their first chance to hear “Forever Country,” the biggest single and music video in country music history.

If you’re wondering how the Country Music Association — who commissioned the project to celebrate 50 years of the CMA Awards — can make such a claim, just take a look at the list of the artists involved, which was revealed exclusively on ABC’s Good Morning America: Alabama, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Lady …read more

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The First Time Faith Hill Heard “Forever Country,” It Made Her Cry

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CMAFriday morning at 8:30 a.m. ET, we’ll finally get to hear the much-anticipated premiere of “Forever Country.” Commissioned by the Country Music Association to mark a half-century of the CMA Awards, the new recording by 30 CMA winners is a mashup of Willie Nelson‘s “On the Road Again,” Dolly Parton‘s “I Will Always Love You,” and John Denver‘s “Take Me Home, Country Roads.”

Tim McGraw has no doubt as to why super-producer Shane McAnally settled on these three classics.

“All three of those songs were just huge records across the board,” Tim says. “I think those records resounded outside of the country …read more

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The First Time Faith Hill Heard “Forever Country,” It Made Her Cry

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CMAFriday morning at 8:30 a.m. ET, we’ll finally get to hear the much-anticipated premiere of “Forever Country.” Commissioned by the Country Music Association to mark a half-century of the CMA Awards, the new recording by 30 CMA winners is a mashup of Willie Nelson‘s “On the Road Again,” Dolly Parton‘s “I Will Always Love You,” and John Denver‘s “Take Me Home, Country Roads.”

Tim McGraw has no doubt as to why super-producer Shane McAnally settled on these three classics.

“All three of those songs were just huge records across the board,” Tim says. “I think those records resounded outside of the country …read more

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Nashville Notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Trisha Yearwood gets in on the conversation with the ladies of The Talk on Friday. You can catch the show starting at 2 p.m. ET on CBS.

Love and Theft‘s debut single on Curb Records is called “Candyland.”

Carrie Underwood joins the fun Friday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Check your local listings to see when you can catch Carrie, as well as funnyman Seth Rogen.

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Nashville Notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Trisha Yearwood gets in on the conversation with the ladies of The Talk on Friday. You can catch the show starting at 2 p.m. ET on CBS.

Love and Theft‘s debut single on Curb Records is called “Candyland.”

Carrie Underwood joins the fun Friday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Check your local listings to see when you can catch Carrie, as well as funnyman Seth Rogen.

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Blake Loves Bette: Could Mr. Shelton Have a New Sweetheart on “The Voice”?

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Warner Music NashvilleWhen Blake Shelton takes his place in his spinning red chair Monday for the season 11 premiere of The Voice, there will be plenty of changes — at the top of the list, the addition of Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys as his competitors. But there’s one new element that has the “She’s Got a Way with Words” singer particularly excited — the addition of Bette Midler as this cycle’s special mentor.

“Bette is such an icon and she’s done everything in the entertainment business there is to do and done it at a top level,” …read more

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Garth Brooks’ New Album Coming November 11 as Part of Exclusive Target 10-Disc Set

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Photo: Target CorporationIf you were checking out Garth Brooks‘ Facebook page on Thursday afternoon, you would’ve spotted the Country Music Hall of Famer hanging out with the Target dog and playing a red-and-white Target-themed guitar — and there’s a good reason why. Not only was Garth about to play for the retailer’s gathering in Minneapolis, he was also about to announce his partnership with Target to release his new album.

You’ll be able to buy the as-yet-untitled new record November 11, complete with exclusive Target bonus tracks, as part of the Garth Brooks: The Ultimate Collection …read more

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