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Image Courtesy CMAGary Allan is kicking off the CMA Music Festival’s free Riverfront Stage performances in Nashville Thursday, June 11. The shows will continue every day through June 14 with Rodney Atkins, Kristian Bush, Nashville‘s Charles Esten, Maddie & Tae, Eric Paslay, Dustin Lynch, Scotty McCreery, Ashley Monroe, Parmalee, RaeLynn, Cassadee Pope, and Chase Rice on the bill, as well as Canaan Smith, The Cadillac Three, Thompson Square, and The Swon Brothers.

Go to CMAFest.com for the full lineup and more details.

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Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is the title of Brett Eldredge‘s first #1 hit? ANSWER: “Don’t Ya.”

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockDarius Rucker has released the title track from his latest album, Southern Style, as the follow-up to his latest hit, “Homegrown Honey.”

Kelsea Ballerini’s debut album, The First Time, is now available for pre-sale at digital outlets before its May 19 release. Fans who place their order now will automatically get a free download of Kelsea’s self-titled EP, featuring her top-15 hit “Love Me Like You Mean It.”

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Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleBrett Eldredge‘s brand-new single, “Lose My Mind,” is all about the way a love interest can totally take over your thoughts, which is exactly what the song’s groove did with it first came to Brett the night before a writing session.

He says, “I’d been laying in bed, one of those laying in bed [up] all night kinda things, and this groove was in my head. I was going nuts. It was like, ‘What is this?'”

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Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleKeith Urban latest single, “Raise ‘Em Up” featuring Eric Church, has become his 32nd top-five hit and 33rd consecutive top-10 song at country radio.

Speaking about that accomplishment, Keith says, “The support I get from my friends at country radio and the fans, is absolutely astounding. It’s what makes ALL of this possible, and I can’t wait to hit the road again and thank you all in the best way I know how!”

Keith and Eric opened last Sunday’s ACM Awards with a performance of “Raise ‘Em Up.” It’s featured on Keith’s latest album, Fuse.

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Image Courtesy Jeremy Cowart/BMLGReba has fully embraced her gay following for many years now, so it’s no surprise she attended her first gay wedding earlier this year. The ceremony took place in California for her two friends Michael and Steven, who have been together 20 years.

Ready for the celebration to begin.Congratulations Michael and Steve! Love you both.

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Reba tells PrideSource.com the wedding was a celebration of the couple’s love, but it also solved a practical problem for her friends.

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Image Courtesy Big Machine RecordsTim McGraw is joining Kanye West on the performers list for the TIME 100 Gala Tuesday night at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. Both artists made the list of the magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, which was revealed last week.

Oscar winner Julianne Moore, comedian Amy Schumer, actress Juliana Margulies and Last Night Tonight host John Oliver are among the stars attending the gala.

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Image Courtesy Republic NashvilleWith the first single from their third album due to come out just “around the corner,” The Band Perry says we can expect a “less is more” approach from their new music.

“[It’s] very minimalist in the sense that we’re leaving a lot of space in both the visuals and the sound of the music as well,” Reid says, describing their concept for the CD.

“I love minimalism ’cause anyone can find their own taste and their own love in something that’s minimalist,” Kimberly interjects. “So, we’re gonna leave enough blanks for people to use their imagination and …read more

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Comstock/ThinkstockWhich Country Music Hall of Famer made her chart debut in 1976 with “I Don’t Want to Be a One Night Stand?” ANSWER: Reba.

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Warner Music GroupRandy Travis‘ appearance at the ACM Awards this past weekend wasn’t the only surprise the singer had up his sleeve. His rep confirmed to US Weekly that last month, he married his fiancee Mary Davis. People reports that the two were wed March 21.

Randy, 55, had been engaged to Davis before he suffered a debilitating stroke two years ago. This is his second marriage; he was previously wed to his former manager, Lib Hatcher.

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