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Little Big Town Surprises Fans by Revealing the Cover and Track Listing for “The Breaker”

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Capitol NashvilleThe song list and the album cover for Little Big Town‘s new album, The Breaker, has now been revealed, thanks to a surprise share from the band Wednesday on Instagram.

“SO excited to share this with ya’ll on February 24th!” Kimberly Schlapman said on her own page, along with the album art, which features Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook on the branch of an enormous tree, while Kimberly and Phillip Sweet stand in front.

“It’s my favorite album we’ve ever made!” Kimberly added. The set’s TaylorSwift-penned first single, “Better Man,” is rapidly moving toward country’s top …read more

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Country Star Trivia

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Comstock/ThinkstockWhat was Little Big Town‘s first #1 hit? ANSWER: “Pontoon,” from 2012.

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How Blake Shelton Celebrates His Number Ones with His Mama

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Warner Music NashvilleEven though Blake Shelton clocks the 23rd #1 of his career this week on Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart, the Oklahoma native says it means just as much to him as his very first.

“I’ve been in this business long enough to know that a number one single should be celebrated and never taken for granted,” the star of The Voice says. “I’m just as excited about ‘Guy with a Girl’ going #1 as I was ‘Austin.’ The first thing I did when I found out today was call my mom, just like I did with …read more

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Nashville Notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Lauren Alaina is featured on Kane Brown‘s new single, “What Ifs.”

A Thousand HorsesGraham Deloach proposed to his girlfriend, Andrea Evans, Sunday in Aspen, Colorado.

Waterloo Revival‘s George Birge and his wife Kara welcomed their son George James on Monday.

Ned LeDoux, the son of rodeo champion and Garth Brooks‘ hero Chris LeDoux, has just released his debut single, titled “Brother Highway.”

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Luke Bryan Continues the Kill the Lights Craziness at Crash My Playa This Week in Mexico

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ABC/Image Group LA When Luke Bryan kicks off his Crash My Playa getaway Thursday, it’ll be a bit of a reunion, as the “Fast” hitmaker gets back together with his tour mates from last year.

While Little Big Town joined him for the Kill the Lights trek, Dustin Lynch was his opening act for both 2015 and 2016.

“It’s been amazing to be out on tour with Luke two years in a row…” Dustin reflects. “We got to tour around, and I got to be in front of millions of new fans, new faces, played the biggest stages in the world, and …read more

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Carrie Underwood Cleans Up as “Dirty Laundry” Tops the Chart

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Arista NashvilleThe song may be called “Dirty Laundry,” but Carrie Underwood is certainly cleaning up, as the tune becomes the 25th #1 of her career, topping the Mediabase airplay chart this week.

The fourth single from her Platinum-selling Storyteller album is also its fourth #1, following in the footsteps of “Smoke Break,” “Heartbeat,” and “Church Bells,” which garnered Carrie a Best Country Solo Performance nod at next month’s Grammys.

The American Idol winner is also up for Favorite Female Country Artist at Wednesday night’s People’s Choice Awards. Carrie competes against Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Kelsea Ballerini …read more

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Dolly Parton Participates in a “9 to 5” Reunion at This Year’s SAG Awards

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ABC/Image Group LALily Tomlin presented Dolly Parton with the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at the CMAs last November, and now it’s time for Dolly to return the favor.

Dolly will reunite with her 9 to 5 cohort Jane Fonda to give their other co-star the 53rd SAG Life Achievement Award at the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

You can watch as the stars of the beloved female-centric comedy from 1980 are together again, when the The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards air Sunday, January 29 at 8 p.m. ET on both TNT and TBS.

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ACM Awards Move to a New Home in 2017

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Academy of Country MusicThe ACM Awards are moving to a new home in 2017.

For the first time ever, the annual show from the Academy of Country Music will originate from the new T-Mobile Arena in the ceremony’s longtime home of Las Vegas. The trophies will be passed out live on Sunday, April 2 starting at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

Tickets for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards go on sale to the general public January 26 at 10 a.m. PT via axs.com.

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Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood Set to Sing at the Grammys

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ABC/Image Group LAKeith Urban and Carrie Underwood are the first country artists set to perform at the Grammys next month on CBS.

Both Keith and Carrie are nominees, competing against each other for Best Country Solo Performance for “Church Bells” and “Blue Ain’t Your Color.” Keith’s also nominated for Best Country Album for Ripcord, while “Blue…” is up for Best Country Song as well.

So far there’s no word on whether the two might perform their CMA-nominated track, “The Fighter,” together. Though its yet to be released in the states as a single, it’s already been a hit Down Under, where Keith …read more

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Country Star Trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock This hitmaker’s unusual first name comes from his maternal great-grandmother’s surname. Can you guess the Arizona-born singer? ANSWER: Dierks Bentley.

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