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Justin Moore’s Devil-May-Care Attitude Lands Him at #1

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Justin Moore’s Devil-May-Care Attitude Lands Him at #1

BMLGJustin Moore‘s nonchalance is apparently paying off. His new album, Kinda Don’t Care, just debuted at number-one on Billboard‘s Top Country Albums chart, while emerging at number-four on the all-genre Billboard 200 tally as well.

This week, the set’s lead release, ”You Look Like I Need a Drink,” also manages to crack the top-five on the singles chart.

Justin’s been performing his new duet from his fourth studio album, “More Middle Fingers,” on tour with his pal Brantley Gilbert. The Take It Outside trek rolls into Bonner Springs, Kansas on Thursday, before stopping off in Atlanta, Georgia Saturday.

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Country Star Trivia

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Country Star Trivia

Comstock/Thinkstock For the ninth year in row, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return to host the CMA Awards in November. Can you guess how many CMA trophies the two have between them? ANSWER: 20.

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Brad Paisley Promises He’ll Be Puttin’ on the Ritz for the 50th CMAs

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Brad Paisley Promises He’ll Be Puttin’ on the Ritz for the 50th CMAs

Time Inc.Brad Paisley may be wearing a simple navy shirt and jeans on the cover of the September issue of Southern Living, alongside his CMA co-host Carrie Underwood, who’s clad in a glamorous shoulderless olive dress with a metallic belt. But when it comes time for the half-century anniversary of country music’s biggest awards show in November, he promises to amp up his fashion game.

“It’s a big deal, 50 years. This is the year to show some class. I will be wearing a tuxedo,” Brad offers.

“Woo-ooo! Finally, he’ll step it up and match me a little more!” Carrie …read more

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Old Dominion Announces Meat and Candy Tour

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Old Dominion Announces Meat and Candy Tour

Dove Shore/Essential Broadcast MediaOld Dominion‘s hitting the road. The band announced their 31-date Meat and Candy tour Monday morning on ABC’s Good Morning America.

The headlining trek kicks off one month from today — Sept. 22 in Cleveland, OH, and wraps a week before Christmas in Kansas City, KS. Tickets are on sale now at the band’s official website.

“It’s a huge deal for us to have our own headlining tour and our name on the ticket,” frontman Matthew Ramsey said in a statement after the GMA announcement. “Our fans have shown up in ways we …read more

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Nashville Notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock You can catch Old Dominion performing Monday morning on GMA, which starts at 7 a.m. on ABC.

Calling it “pure Parton,” People magazine ranks Dolly‘s new album Pure & Simple at number one on its weekly “People Picks” list.

If you missed Kelsea Ballerini‘s live versions of “Peter Pan” and “Love Me Live You Mean It” Friday on Good Morning America, you can watch her performances online.

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Sam Hunt Admits He’s Happy to Be Pushing Country’s Boundaries

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Sam Hunt Admits He’s Happy to Be Pushing Country’s Boundaries

ABC/Image Group LAWith the rap and R&B influences in his music, Sam Hunt not only finds himself with the opportunity to collaborate with other artists outside his home genre — he’s also proud to say he’s bringing new fans over to the country side.

“I’ve always wanted to reach as many people as possible with my music, not just traditional country music fans necessarily,” he says candidly. “The coolest thing about those fans listening to the music is that, you know, I’ll have people say that I just didn’t listen to country music before I got into your record …read more

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Miranda Lambert Accepts Proposal from Six-Year-Old Boy

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Miranda Lambert Accepts Proposal from Six-Year-Old Boy

C Flanigan/FilmMagicMiranda Lambert is engaged to be married to a younger man — a much younger man.

Performing on the bill at the Kenny Chesney concert in New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium on Saturday night, she revealed that a six-year-old boy named Sebastian had proposed to her. She showed off a pink ring that he gave her.

She shared photos of the proposal on Instagram, writing, “I said YES! But he has to wait 25 years. this sweet boy Sebastian is a little gentleman.”

Miranda, 32, and Blake Shelton got divorced last year. She’s now dating Anderson East.

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“Pure & Simple” or Pure & Complicated?: Dolly Parton Offers Fans Multiple Versions of Album #43

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“Pure & Simple” or Pure & Complicated?: Dolly Parton Offers Fans Multiple Versions of Album #43

Dolly Records/RCA NashvilleDolly Parton‘s publicist recently joked that even though the icon’s latest album is called Pure & Simple, it’s actually anything but that! While the title refers both to a new song and to the collection’s sparse arrangements, when it comes to the ways you can take it home, there are actually quite a few. Dolly’s 43rd effort is available in three different versions in the U.S., with at least one more option internationally.

In addition to the standard single-disc of Pure & Simple, both Walmart and Cracker Barrel can boast exclusive editions with songs …read more

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Carrie Underwood Gets Ready to Take Her “Dirty Laundry” on the Road

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Carrie Underwood Gets Ready to Take Her “Dirty Laundry” on the Road

Arista NashvilleJust as Carrie Underwood is packing for the second leg of her Storyteller tour, she’s also doing a little “Dirty Laundry” too. You should start hearing the American Idol winner’s new single on Monday, a little more than a week before she launches her latest run of shows on August 31 in Anchorage, Alaska.

“I love the relaxed groove of the song combined with the vengeful storyline,” she says of her fourth single from her Storyteller album. “That combination of strong, empowering lyrics set against the cool, laid-back sound puts a new spin on the …read more

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El Caminos & “Vinyl”: William Michael Morgan’s Retro Reveal

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Warner Music Nashville“You don’t know how long I’ve waited to share this with ya’ll!” newcomer William Michael Morgan shared on Facebook, revealing the cover of his debut album. “I wanted to share it with you, my fans, first,” the 23-year-old added, posting the photo of him leaning against a classic El Camino.

As his first single, “I Met a Girl,” continues its travels in the top 15, the Mississippi native is busy finalizing the track list for Vinyl, which comes out September 30. He confirms it will also be available as a 33-and-a-third RPM …read more

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