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“First Time Again”: Jason Aldean Duets with Kelsea Ballerini on New Album

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Broken Bow RecordsJason Aldean‘s forthcoming album includes at least one noteworthy guest star — Kelsea Ballerini. The ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year joins the ACM Entertainer of the Year on the track “First Time Again.”

They Don’t Know starts with its chart-topping lead single, “Lights Come On” and wraps with another tune titled “When the Lights Go Out.” Along the way, the 15-track collection includes its top-25 second release, “A Little More Summertime,” as well as the title song.

Jason’s been giving fans a taste of his new material on his Six String Circus Tour. He plays …read more

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Rhythm & Roots and Ten Million Tickets: The Odometer Keeps Turning for Rascal Flatts

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Courtesy BMLG/Photo Credit: Sheryl NieldsIn addition to selling 23 million albums and 31 million downloads, and notching 16 career number-ones, Rascal Flatts can add one more accomplishment to the list. This weekend, the trio played for their ten millionth fan, as their Rhythm and Roots tour with Kelsea Ballerini and Chris Lane pulled into Hartford, Connecticut.

Next up, the guys head to the Great White North, stopping in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Thursday, and Avondale, Newfoundland on Saturday. When they’re not on the road, Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney have set their sights on …read more

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Country Star Trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock Garth Brooks scored his very first number one in December of 1989. Can you recall the song? ANSWER: “If Tomorrow Never Comes.”

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Garth Brooks Injects “Pure Adrenaline” into the “SEC Game of the Week”

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Mark TuckerNBC’s Sunday Night Football may have Carrie Underwood singing its theme song, but now CBS has Garth. Garth Brooks has recorded the new song “Pure Adrenaline,” which will kick off each Saturday’s SEC Game of the Week.

The new opening will premiere September 3 at 3:30 p.m. ET, when UCLA takes on Texas A&M. Each week’s version will be slightly different, with lyrics tailor-made for each game, and its own video featuring Garth.

He discusses his new venture in the latest edition of his Inside Studio G series on Facebook.

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Kelsea Ballerini Reveals the First Details About Her Second Album

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ABC/Byron CohenKelsea Ballerini‘s latest hit, “Peter Pan,” checks into the top five this week, making it the third single from her debut album, The First Time, to accomplish that feat. Since “Love Me Like You Mean It” and “Dibs” also went on to be number ones, the chances are good that “Peter Pan” will follow suit.

But you can’t rest on your laurels, so the Knoxville, Tennessee, native is already hard at work on album number two.

“We’ve only picked the first six songs,” she tells ABC Radio. “I’m still writing. I think it’s going to be a little more grown-up, and …read more

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Nashville Notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Blake Shelton picks up his 11th season of The Voice in a special preview episode Sunday, August 21 after the closing ceremonies of the Olympics on NBC.

Tanya Tucker‘s recent memorabilia sale on auction site Everything but the House went so well, she’s doing it again. You can check out the items up for bid through Wednesday, August 24.

Chris Lane‘s Girl Problems debuts at number 8 on Billboard‘s Top Country Albums chart, moving 6,000 copies in its first week out.

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Martina McBride Plans to Show Fans Some Love on Tour This Fall

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ABC/Image Group LAFour-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Martina McBride will be showing fans some love this fall. She’ll kick off her Love Unleashed Tour October 14 in Missouri, with new duo High Valley joining her on select dates.

“With so much tragedy and uncertainty in the world, our family is watching less news and spending more time listening to music, sharing stories over dinner, and loving each other,” Martina reflects. “I want this concert to be a place where people can share the common experience of music and how it can work its magic, …read more

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No Comment from Blake Shelton, as the Internet Flashes Back to Some of His Most Controversial Tweets

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Warner Music NashvilleSo far, there’s no comment from Blake Shelton‘s camp after new attention to a series of now-deleted tweets that seem to have originated from Blake’s Twitter account. This weekend, @MusicFactsTea shared a series of screengrabs dating back as far as 2009, that some have reacted to as racist, homophobic or sexist.

Longtime fans of the “She’s Got a Way with Words” singer are familiar with Blake’s somewhat notorious history on Twitter, one that’s often found him authoring outrageous or obnoxious posts — complicated by the fact that’s it often difficult to …read more

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Blake Shelton Joins Gwen Stefani for Dallas Tour Stop

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Getty Images via ABCBeing on the road isn’t keeping Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani apart. Blake joined Gwen on stage at her Dallas tour stop this weekend, where they performed their duet “Go Ahead and Break My Heart.”

In fan-captured footage, the couple is seen gazing into each other’s eyes as they sing the country tune they co-wrote together. As Gwen sings her verse, Blake strums his guitar and mouths along.

“Dallas one of my favorite shows of the tour THANKU!!!” Gwen wrote on Instagram. “So blessed.”

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Blake Shelton Joins Gwen Stefani for Dallas Tour Stop

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Getty Images via ABCBeing on the road isn’t keeping Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani apart. Blake joined Gwen on stage at her Dallas tour stop this weekend, where they performed their duet “Go Ahead and Break My Heart.”

In fan-captured footage, the couple is seen gazing into each other’s eyes as they sing the country tune they co-wrote together. As Gwen sings her verse, Blake strums his guitar and mouths along.

“Dallas one of my favorite shows of the tour THANKU!!!” Gwen wrote on Instagram. “So blessed.”

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