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Image Courtesy Big Machine RecordsRascal Flatts has canceled their Thursday night concert in Oklahoma City, OK due to an illness affecting lead singer Gary LeVox‘s voice.

In a post at RascalFlatts.com, the band says, “We appreciate your understanding and continued support.” They’ve posted refund information on their website as well.

Rascal Flatts’ Rewind tour is expected to continue Friday night in Austin, TX.

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Image Courtesy Jeremy Cowart/Republic NashvilleFlorida Georgia Line‘s brand-new single, “Dirt,” finds the duo taking a step back from the party anthems that shot them to fame to deliver a sentimental, straight-ahead country song. The lyrics speak to the whole of life from falling in love to welcoming a child to saying goodbye to a loved one.

FGL’s Brian Kelley tells ABC News Radio, “It feels like country music. It feels like the natural progression. Sixth single leading after Here’s to the Good Times, it kinda continues — shows a little maturity, a little different side.”

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Image Courtesy Chris Hollo/Schmidt RelationsCould the five canceled Garth Brooks concerts in Ireland go on after all?

Garth’s crew is still on its way to Ireland with the concert equipment for the shows, even though Aiken Promotions announced Tuesday all five shows have been called off. Ticketmaster plans to start processing refunds for the 400,000 tickets this Monday. The concerts were canceled because the city of Dublin only granted licenses for three of the planned five concerts, which means 160,000 of the 400,000 tickets sold would have been refunded.

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Miranda Lambert‘s album, Platinum, is #1 for a fourth week on Billboard‘s Country Albums chart. Upon hearing the news, Miranda tweeted her fans, “Thank you so much for spending your hard-earned money on my music. It means the world to me.”

Just heard Platinum is #1 for the 4th week! Thank you so much for spending your hard-earned money on my music. It means the world to me:)

— Miranda Lambert (@mirandalambert) July 9, 2014

David Nail is a big fan of the latest Kings of Leon album, Mechanical Bull.

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Image Courtesy RCA RecordsChris Young was looking for a love song to round out his latest album, A.M., when a friend of his sent over “Who I Am with You.” Once he heard the track, Chris knew immediately he’d found the right song to fit that slot.

He says, “It’s something you wanted to [do the] first dance at a wedding to. That’s kind of what I heard the first time I heard this. I was like, ‘God, this is such a cool song.’”

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Image Courtesy Black River EntertainmentChuck Wicks and Tracy Lawrence have signed on to perform at Craig Morgan‘s 8th Annual charity event concert July 20 in Dickson, Tennessee. The show takes place that night at the Dickson War Memorial Lawn following Craig’s Charity Off-Ride Trail Ride that morning in Vanleer, Tennessee.

The annual event benefits the Dickson County Craig Morgan Foundation. Tickets are available at CraigMorgan.com.

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Image Courtesy Arista NashvilleLee Brice sang Jerrod Niemann‘s latest single, “Buzz Back Girl,” before Jerrod even heard the song. The two country stars have been friends for many years now, but Jerrod had no idea Lee had co-written the catchy song until he heard Lee singing it on the demo.

Jerrod tells Billboard, “I saw the title, heard the intro, and thought it was cool. Then, on the first note, I knew that it was Lee singing.”

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Image Courtesy Republic NashvilleThe Band Perry headlined an event to celebrate the delivery of Air New Zealand’s first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Tuesday at the Boeing plant near Seattle. More than a thousand Boeing employees were on hand for the performance, which took place next to the giant airliner.

The Band Perry’s Neil Perry posted a selfie on Instagram next to the plane, with the caption, “Had a blast playing the BRAND NEW Boeing 787-9 unveiling show!”

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Image Courtesy Mercury NashvilleBilly Currington was looking for a big song to really amp up his concert crowds when he recorded his latest hit, “We Are Tonight.”

Billy tells ABC News Radio, “Everybody wants them kind of songs when you finally do get to the arenas. You want to put a song out like that in front of the crowd and create that environment. With ‘We Are Tonight,’ I think we did.”

Performing “We Are Tonight” with a big sound system and elaborate light show has been a thrill for Billy. His fans seem to like …read more

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Comstock/ThinkstockWhich actress won the Best Actress Oscar for playing Loretta Lynn in the film, Coal Miner’s Daughter? ANSWER: Sissy Spacek.

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