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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock The nominees for the 50th Annual CMA Awards will be announced Wednesday, August 31, with more details about the reveal yet to come.

Dan Rather chats with Martina McBride on the September 27 episode of The Big Interview, as part of the show’s new fall season on AXS TV.

Brandy Clark is releasing “Love Can Go to Hell” as the second single from her Big Day in a Small Town album.

You can check out The Time Jumpers‘ new video for “I Miss You” on YouTube. It’s the first single from the Kid Sister album, which comes …read more

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How Pop Sensation Ariana Grande Ended Up Writing the Title Track for Ronnie Dunn’s New Album

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BMLGRonnie Dunn‘s forthcoming solo album is a star-studded affair, having been produced primarily by Rascal FlattsJay DeMarcus, and boasting collaborations with both Ronnie’s longtime musical partner Kix Brooks and their Vegas residency co-headliner Reba.

But the title track comes from an extremely unlikely source: a former teen-sensation-turned-pop-superstar.

“I had a lot of fun making this album,” Ronnie says. “Jay and I really clicked… and we were both really proud of the final product. I branched out of my comfort zone… At the suggestion of my daughter, I even recorded an Ariana Grande song. Ironically, it became the title of the album.”

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“Obsessed” with Touring: Dan + Shay Mark Second #1 with Headlining Trek

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“Obsessed” with Touring: Dan + Shay Mark Second #1 with Headlining Trek

Warner Music NashvilleNot only are Dan + Shay celebrating the second number-one of their career this week with “From the Ground Up,” they’re also getting ready to launch a new headlining trek this fall.

The Obsessed Tour, which takes its name from the duo’s latest album, kicks off November 10 in Denver, hitting 15 cities in the U.S. and Canada before Christmas.

Here’s the itinerary for The Obsessed Tour, with tickets for most of the shows going on sale this Friday:

11/10 — Denver, CO, Ogden Theatre
11/11 — Salt Lake City, UT, The Depot
11/12 — Flagstaff, AZ, Prochnow Auditorium
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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