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EB Media PRDarius Rucker has announced the dates and cities for the fall leg of his Southern Style Tour, launching October 8 in Chicago. David Nail will join Darius on the road for the new dates, and A Thousand Horses is also on the bill for most shows. Go to DariusRucker.com for ticket information.

Of note, Darius’s current run of shows is on track to sell 700,000 tickets by the end of the summer.

Here are Darius’s new Southern Style tour dates and cities:

10/8 — Chicago, IL
10/9 — Dayton, OH
10/10 — Youngstown, OH
10/15 — Topeka, KS
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Comstock/ThinkstockBlake Shelton and Miranda Lambert won CMA and ACM Song of the Year for co-writing which song? ANSWER: “Over You.”

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Valory Music Co.Thomas Rhett‘s latest single, “Crash and Burn,” has been certified gold for selling 500,000 copies by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Thomas says, “It seriously blows my mind to think half a million people have already bought ‘Crash.’ Being out on the road with our fans all summer and getting to see them react to this song live has been incredible, and it’s making me even more excited to get new music in their hands.”

The good news comes as Thomas gears up to release his sophomore album, Tangled Up, on September 25.

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CMALittle Big Town‘s Kimberly Schlapman and Karen Fairchild put their latest hit, “Girl Crush,” on lockdown as soon as they heard it. The ladies were in a writing session with the song’s writers, Liz Rose and Lori McKenna, also known as The Love Junkies, when Karen asked them what they had written lately.

“They said, ‘We’ll play this for you, but you’ll never cut it,'” Kimberly recalls. “So, we started listening to ‘Girl Crush,’ and we had no idea, of course, where it was going to go. Then literally, when it kind of gave it away …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockChase Rice is headed out on the JD and Jesus Tour 2015 this October once he wraps up his opening spot on Kenny Chesney‘s The Big Revival Tour. Dates will be announced later this week, and The Cadillac Three will join Chase as a special guest.

Cassadee Pope will perform her new single, “I Am Invincible,” at the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games on Saturday, July 25 in Los Angeles.

Look for Florida Georgia Line to team up with Kellie Pickler on Fox’s Knock Knock: Live Tuesday night at 9 ET. The duo will be …read more

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Big Machine RecordsTim McGraw‘s other career, as an actor, is booming with his new TNT drama series, Robbers, now in development. Tim will star in the show as a really bad guy, but it may be a while before the series makes it to the small screen.

Tim says, “It’s still in the workin’ stages right now. We’re still writing and stuff, but if it all comes together it’s gonna be a lot a fun.”

Robbers is based on the 2000 book of the same name by Christopher Cook. Tim will play a drifter named Ray Bob on …read more

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Greenroom PRJason Aldean played for more than 110,000 fans over the weekend between his headlining show in Chicago and his two co-headlining shows with Kenny Chesney at Target Field in Minneapolis. He’s also got the #1 song at country radio this week with “Tonight Looks Good on You,” which has turned into a real highlight of Jason’s live shows.

He says, “Being able to look out into a stadium full of people and have them singing and swaying to this song has been a pretty cool thing the last two months.”

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Eagle Rock EntertainmentIf you couldn’t score a ticket to one of the shows on George Strait‘s The Cowboy Rides Again farewell tour, no worries — you’ll get to see it after all.

The country legend is releasing his 2014 concert film, George Strait: The Cowboy Rides Away: Live from AT&T Stadium, on DVD and digital formats August 28. The concert marked the end of Strait’s touring career and featured guest performers Eric Church, Jason Aldean, Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride and many others.

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CMABlake Shelton and Miranda Lambert‘s marriage is over.

In a joint statement confirmed to ABC Radio by Blake Shelton’s rep, the couple says, “This is not the future we envisioned. And it is with heavy hearts that we move forward separately. We are real people, with real lives, with real families, friends and colleagues. Therefore, we kindly ask for privacy and compassion concerning this very personal matter.”

The couple was married May 14, 2011 in Texas. They have no children.

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John Russell/CMAMaddie & Tae will head out on the Start Here tour October 10 at New York City’s Highline Ballroom. The trek comes on the heels of their gig on Dierks Bentley‘s Sounds of Summer tour. The duo’s headlining tour will serve as a showcase for their debut album, Start Here, due out August 28.

The duo’s Tae Dye says, “We’ve spent a few years writing these songs, figuring out how to say what we thought was important about being our age, and figuring out how to create our kind of music, so before we get back …read more

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