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Capitol NashvilleLuke Bryan wrote his sexy new single, “Strip It Down,” thinking about his wife, Caroline. It’s an indication of where the couple’s marriage is these days, which means you likely won’t see Luke and Caroline headed for divorce court any time soon.

It’s a bright spot for country fans in a summer that has seen Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert end their four-year marriage. Jake Owen and Reba have also announced splits from their respective spouses.

“Any time we hear of couples in the public eye breaking up, me and Caroline talk about it,” Luke tells <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.people.com/article/luke-bryan-kill-the-lights-wife-inspired-strip-it-down" …read more

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Capitol NashvilleLuke Bryan wrote his sexy new single, “Strip It Down,” thinking about his wife, Caroline. It’s an indication of where the couple’s marriage is these days, which means you likely won’t see Luke and Caroline headed for divorce court any time soon.

It’s a bright spot for country fans in a summer that has seen Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert end their four-year marriage. Jake Owen and Reba have also announced splits from their respective spouses.

“Any time we hear of couples in the public eye breaking up, me and Caroline talk about it,” Luke tells <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.people.com/article/luke-bryan-kill-the-lights-wife-inspired-strip-it-down" …read more

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Womanista/Greenroom PRLady Antebellum‘s Charles Kelley and his wife, Cassie, are expecting their first child in spring 2016. The couple faced infertility issues as they tried to conceive the child. Cassie will be talking about their fertility struggles on ABC’s Good Morning America Friday morning. The appearance is a part of GMA‘s Fertility Week programming.

Cassie is also keeping fans updated on her pregnancy through her blog at Womanista.com. She announced the pregnancy on the site earlier this month.

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Sony Music Nashville/Ninelle EfremovaCountry newcomer Cam will perform her breakthrough hit, “Burning House,” on ABC’s Good Morning America Tuesday, September 1. She’s also featured on the CMT Hot 20 Countdown this Saturday and Sunday.

Cam’s single is the highest-charting solo female song at country radio right now. It should hit the top 20 in the coming weeks.

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Mercury NashvilleKacey Musgraves has partnered with Texas-based Western brand Lucchese to unveil her Kacey for Lucchese boot collection. The footwear is inspired by Kacey’s life and experiences as a musician in the past few years.

Our new #KaceyforLucchese boots stand for two Texas icons with one shared spirit! And they’re awesome. Stay tuned! #LuccheseBoots @spaceykacey

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She says, “As a native Texan (and a boot wearer!) this brand means something special to me and this opportunity was a dream come true. Every …read more

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Comstock/ThinkstockWho was Toby Keith‘s duet partner on the 2003 hit “Beer for My Horses?” ANSWER: Willie Nelson.

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CMAKelsea Ballerini has her eye on a return trip to #1 with her latest single, “Dibs.” It’s the follow-up to her debut chart-topper, “Love Me Like You Mean It,” and both songs were written in a similar fashion.

It all started out with Kelsea throwing out that word, “Dibs,” which she describes as a “fun, flirty title.”

“It was super spur-of-the-moment,” Kelsea says of the “Dibs” writing session. “We weren’t supposed to write a song, but we did. 45 minutes later we were jamming.”

One of Kelsea’s co-writers on “Dibs” is up-and-coming country singer Ryan Griffin, …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockIt looks like Brett Eldredge has found love with his “Lose My Mind” video co-star Rachel Hilbert. The Victoria’s Secret model has posted several pictures with Brett on her Instagram account, including one calling him a “babe.” They’ve also posed together while rafting and holding goats at a fair in the past month.

What a babe holdin muh hand 😝 @bretteldredge 😚 😇🌹

A photo posted by Rachel Hilbert (@rachelhilbert) on Aug 22, 2015 at 4:37am PDT

I want one!!!! 🐐🐐🐐🐐 @bretteldredge

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Warner Music NashvilleAs one of country’s hottest new acts, Frankie Ballard could probably pull strings to get special backstage access to any concert he wanted to see. That’s not Frankie’s style, though. Instead, he likes to buy his own tickets and sit in the audience with everyone else. That approach helps him make his own concerts better for his fans.

He tells ABC Radio, “I learn a lot about what I don’t like about going to shows so that when, someday, I’m putting on shows I can try to eliminate some of that stuff.”

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Webster PRKenny Rogers heads out on his 34th Annual Christmas tour in November in support of his forthcoming new holiday album, Once Again It’s Christmas. The new project features a duet with Jennifer Nettles on “Here It Is Christmas/Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” and Alison Krauss is featured on “Some Children See Him.” The album’s due out September 25.

Kenny says, “I can’t tell you how much fun it’s been doing another Christmas album — it’s my favorite time of year. Recording a project like this means I was able to re-live some old memories singing some …read more

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