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Carly Pearce remembers “Every Little Thing” in new music video

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BMLG/Carly PearceNewcomer Carly Pearce has the first-top twenty hit of her career with her debut single, “Every Little Thing,” and on Thursday, she’s unveiling the accompanying music video.

The Kentucky native shared a sneak of the romantic, playful clip for the heartbreaking love-gone-wrong ballad on her socials. You’ll be able to watch it for the first time Thursday at People.com.

Meanwhile, Carly has released another preview of her debut album, which she’s currently working on with producer busbee. You can download or stream the new track, called “If My Name Was Whiskey,” now. …read more

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A December wedding, not in Nashville, not in Australia: Kelsea Ballerini opens up about her plans

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Photo by Mike Coppola/WireImageKelsea Ballerini and Australian singer Morgan Evans got engaged over the Christmas holidays last year, and since then, the two haven’t revealed much about their wedding plans — except that a trip down the aisle is definitely on the books for 2017.

This week in Nashville, Kelsea opened up a little more.

“We are so focused on music, and I think meeting each other and falling super in love with each other was a big surprise for both of us,” she revealed. “And I think we’re kinda like…we’re so stoked to get married, but the actual wedding part isn’t …read more

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Watch now: Blake Shelton and the Oaks get “animal” in new “Doing It to Country Songs” video

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David Becker/Getty Images via ABCIf you’re looking for a laugh, you’ll want to be sure to check out Blake Shelton‘s new video for “Doing It to Country Songs.”

For the fifth single from his If I’m Honest album, Blake opted for an animated treatment that casts him as Blake Buck, performing alongside his backup singers, Country Music Hall-of-Famers The Oak Ridge Boys. While Blake is a deer, William Lee Golden becomes a possum, Joe Bonsall is a chipmunk, Duane Allen is either a dog or a fox, and Richard Sterban morphs into a frog.

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Keith Urban wants to hear your “Best.Cover.Ever” of “Somewhere in My Car”

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ABC/Paula LoboFormer American Idol judge Keith Urban is the latest superstar to join the new YouTube talent competition Best.Cover.Ever.

Hosted by rapper Ludacris, the show challenges aspiring musicians to upload their best version of a particular song by a big-name artist. The winner gets the chance to duet with that artist on YouTube.

To earn your place on the stage next to Keith, you’ll need to submit your cover of his 2014 hit “Somewhere in My Car.”

“The Internet is the ultimate vehicle for creative discovery,” the Aussie superstar says. “It connects people, lets their talents be heard and …read more

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock Anne Murray scored two top-ten hits in 1972 and 1973 by covering these two tunes that had earlier been recorded by pop-rock duo Loggins & Messina. Can you name them? ANSWER: “Danny’s Song” and “A Love Song.”

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I want to sing you a love song: Brett Eldredge gets romantic on new record

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Atlantic/Warner Music NashvilleThe infectious, fun “Somethin’ I’m Good At” may be the lead single from Brett Eldredge‘s forthcoming album, but the crooner wants you to know his self-titled effort will have plenty of love songs, too.

In fact, it starts with one, the track titled “Love Someone.”

“It’s about the simplicity of love…” Brett says of the tune. “This is one of those first-listen songs that just makes you smile, makes you feel good, makes you want love if you don’t have it and makes you happy to be in love if you are.”

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Sara Evans will follow the Friday release of her new album Words with a performance on Live with Kelly and Ryan next Tuesday.

Brothers Charles and Josh Kelley are featured on Colt Ford‘s new single, “Young Americans.”

If you missed Chris Stapleton‘s performance of “Broken Halos,” “Tennessee Whiskey” and “Second One to Know” on the Today show, you can check it out online.

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Billy Currington believes “Do I Make You Wanna” is a throwback to his first #1

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ABC/Image Group LA When Billy Currington first heard his latest single, “Do I Make You Wanna,” he admits it reminded him of another pivotal song in his career.

“It feels like it’s been a little bit since I had a song like ‘Must Be Doing Something Right’…” he says. “When we put that out and it became the first #1, I knew in my mind, like, that’s my connection. You know, that’s something that feels right for me.”

The Georgia native recalls having a similar feeling with his latest hit.

“When this song came along, ‘Do I Make You Wanna,’ it was one …read more

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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill get Lucky on the Soul2Soul tour

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ABC/Image Group LA Tim McGraw and Faith Hill‘s merch on the Soul2Soul trek is getting an upgrade.

The superstar couple has partnered with jeans-maker Lucky Brand to create an exclusive 17-piece collection of tour merchandise, according to Billboard. The line includes blue jean jackets embroidered with either “Faith” or “McGraw,” and t-shirts that say things like “You be my Tim and I’ll be your Faith,” as well as Mrs. McGraw’s personal favorite: a denim shirt emblazoned with “Respect Your Mama.”

Tour souvenirs will run you anywhere from $40 for a t-shirt, to $149 for embroidered denim.

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How do you say pecan? Lauren Alaina weighs in on the nutty topic

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ABC/Lou RoccoPeach state native Lauren Alaina settles the age-old debate over how you say the word “pecan” — sort of — in a new video for the Georgia Pecan Growers Association.

The American Idol runner-up ponders whether it’s puh-kahn or pee-kan in the clip, and for the record, she settles on puh-kahn. You can check out Lauren’s humorous take on the topic online.

Meanwhile, the Rossville, Georgia native is following up her first #1, “Road Less Traveled,” with her top-25 duet with former schoolmate Kane Brown on “What Ifs.”

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