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Jon Pardi insists “She Ain’t In It,” while teasing a top-secret collaboration with Miranda Lambert

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ABC/Image Group LAHas Jon Pardi recorded a top-secret duet with Miranda Lambert? That seems to be the case, judging from Jon’s cryptic comments in a new interview with Entertainment Tonight.

Next year, the two head out together on Miranda’s Livin’ Like Hippies Tour, and not long ago, they bumped into each other while they were traveling.

“I was sitting at the airport bar — because what else do you do in the airport? — [when] somebody tapped me on the shoulder,” Jon recalls. “[I] turned around and it was Miranda. She was like, …read more

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“Marry Me”: Why Thomas Rhett’s new single is the polar opposite of his smash “Die a Happy Man”

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ABC/Image Group LA Thomas Rhett says his new single, “Marry Me,” represents a kind of worst-case scenario for him.

“It’s my big ‘what if’ song,” he says of the third single from Life Changes. “I wrote it from the perspective of if I had never told my wife how I felt about her all those years ago. I probably would have been sitting at her wedding watching her marry someone else.”

“Thankfully I DID tell her how I felt — it makes for a great song concept that so many people can relate to.”

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“Meant to Be”: Florida Georgia Line releases an unexpected country single with pop star BeBe Rexha

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ABC/Image Group LAIt was simply “Meant to Be”: Florida Georgia Line‘s collaboration with pop star BeBe Rexha is their new country single.

Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley didn’t originally expect the song would find a home on country radio, but they’ve decided to release it as a single, since some stations have already been playing it.

“Some of the coolest moments for us have been the ones we never planned,” says Tyler, who co-wrote “Meant to Be.” “Going into the writing session that day in L.A., we had no idea that it would turn …read more

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Deacon Claybourne lays down his guitar: CMT cancels “Nashville”

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CMTIt’s the end of the road for Deacon Claybourne, Juliette Barnes and the Nashville gang: the upcoming sixth season of the CMT drama will be its last.

A promo for the premiere on the show’s Twitter account serves as the only confirmation from CMT so far: “Let’s find the way back home. Come and find me. #NashvilleCMT: The Final Season. New episodes start Thursday, January 4 on @CMT,” the post reads.

Executive producer Marshall Herskovitz issued a statement about the show’s cancellation: “All of us on Nashville are so incredibly grateful to the show’s fans, who …read more

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Deacon Claybourne lays down his guitar: CMT cancels “Nashville”

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CMTIt’s the end of the road for Deacon Claybourne, Juliette Barnes and the Nashville gang: the upcoming sixth season of the CMT drama will be its last.

A promo for the premiere on the show’s Twitter account serves as the only confirmation from CMT so far: “Let’s find the way back home. Come and find me. #NashvilleCMT: The Final Season. New episodes start Thursday, January 4 on @CMT,” the post reads.

Executive producer Marshall Herskovitz issued a statement to TVLine about the show’s cancellation: “All of us on Nashville are so incredibly …read more

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock Tim McGraw and Faith Hill scored their first #1 hit together in 1997 with the lead single from Tim’s Everywhere album. Can you recall the title of their iconic duet? ANSWER: “It’s Your Love.”

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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill play “Search Party” on the “Tonight Show”

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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill joined Jimmy Fallon on Thursday’s Tonight Show for a Family Feud-inspired game called “Search Party.”

Faith’s team — consisting of Jimmy and James Poyser, from Fallon’s house band, The Roots, took on Tim and The Roots’ Questlove and Tariq Trotter.

A representative from each team was called up to a podium by Tonight Show announcer Steve Higgins, and asked to guess the most popular answers to Google search questions and enter them into a computer. The winner’s team then took turns guessing the remaining answers, without getting two strikes against them. Otherwise, …read more

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After 20+ years of waiting, Tim and Faith’s first duet album, “The Rest of Our Life,” finally arrives on Friday

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Arista Nashville/McGraw Music/Sony Music EntertainmentFor Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, the day that was more than twenty years in the making has finally come. Today, the couple releases their very first full album of duets together, titled The Rest of Our Life.

At the same time, the two get the chance to look back on a year of touring together, as their Soul2Soul concert special premieres at 9 p.m. ET tonight on Showtime.

For Faith, there’s no denying it: it’s been a wild ride.

“It is an adventure to be on the road together,” she says. “I mean we’ve done it …read more

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Grand Ole Opry star John Conlee will release his new album, Classics 3, on January 26. In addition to hits like “Got My Heart Set on You,” the record also includes several new songs.

Both Wynonna and Craig Campbell will perform at the 2017 National Christmas Tree Lighting. You can watch the ceremony December 4 on Hallmark Channel.

Lee Ann Womack and Willie Nelson have recorded a new version of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” for the holiday season. You can preview the track on Soundcloud now.

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A “Dark Horse” debut at the Ryman: Devin Dawson prepares to play the Opry

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ABC/Image Group LAWith his debut single currently in the top 20, newcomer Devin Dawson will mark another career first this weekend.

The California native will make his Grand Ole Opry debut this Saturday night in Nashville at the Mother Church Church of Country Music: Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. You can be sure his Opry set will include his breakthrough hit, “All on Me.”

The tune is just one of a dozen songs Devin co-wrote on his debut album, Dark Horse, which is set to come out January 19.

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