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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Brothers Osborne will open for The Cadillac Three on the European dates of the Long Hair Don’t Care Tour this fall. The trek kicks off November 1 in Berlin, Germany.

Eli Young Band‘s new album Fingerprints is out now. It features their new single, “Never Land.”

Newcomer Lindsay Ell will sit in with Jimmy Kimmel‘s house band, Cleto and the Cletones, Tuesday on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. You can catch the show at 11:35 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Back to Bama: Sam Hunt to throw a House Party at his alma mater

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Back to Bama: Sam Hunt to throw a House Party at his alma mater

Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images via ABCFormer UAB quarterback Sam Hunt will return to his alma mater for a free concert September 1.

The “Body Like a Back Road” hitmaker is also bringing along his 15 in a 30 tour mates Maren Morris and Ryan Follese for the party, celebrating the return of the University of Alabama Birmingham’s football program.

Tickets for the Birmingham, Alabama show will be available August 4 at 10 a.m. CT. You can sign up at UAB.edu/HouseParty to find out what you’ll need to do to get yours.

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Watch “NOW”: An impatient Shania Twain unveils another song from new album

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Watch “NOW”: An impatient Shania Twain unveils another song from new album

Mercury NashvilleIf Shania Twain‘s new single “Life’s About to Get Good” has you wanting more, you’re not the only one. Even the Canadian superstar admits September 29 seems like a long time to wait for her first new album in 15 years.

“It’s too far away! I’m so impatient!” she said Friday morning on NBC’s Today show.

In addition to the lead single from NOW, Shania also debuted another new song from her fifth studio album — titled “Swingin’” — on the show’s Rockefeller Plaza stage. She also treated the crowd to classic hits like “That Don’t Impress Me Much” and “Man, …read more

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Shania Twain reveals her first album in 15 years was almost produced by Prince

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Shania Twain reveals her first album in 15 years was almost produced by Prince

Mercury NashvilleShania Twain‘s long-awaited new album, NOW, is due September 29, and it’s her first collection of new material since Up!, 15 years ago. The Canadian diva worked with a number of producers on this project, but if things had gone differently, it would’ve been produced by none other than rock-and-roll legend Prince.

One reason Shania’s new album has taken so long is because since the release of Up!, she divorced her husband — who was also her producer and main collaborator — and struggled with dysphonia, an ailment that made it nearly impossible to sing.

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Country star trivia

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Country star trivia

Comstock/Thinkstock Forty-two years ago, Linda Ronstadt scored her first #1 on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs tally with a song from her Heart Like a Wheel album. Can you name the classic from 1975? ANSWER: “When Will I Be Loved.”

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Brett Eldredge is partnering with Dr. Pepper to support both his tour and his latest hit, “Somethin’ I’m Good At.”

The TV show Nashville marked its 100th episode with the installment titled “(Now and Then There’s) A Fool Such as I” Thursday night on CMT.

Rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson will make a rare appearance Saturday night on the Grand Ole Opry.

If you missed Trace Adkins‘ performance of “Watered Down” Wednesday night on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, you can check it out on YouTube.

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“Nashville” Recap: “(Now and Then There’s) A Fool Such As I”

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“Nashville” Recap: “(Now and Then There’s) A Fool Such As I”

CMTOn Thursday night’s new episode of Nashville on CMT, Juliette Barnes was so desperate to restart her career with a new album, she resorted to stealing songs. In her frustration to find new material, she failed to deliver a demo meant for Maddie Jaymes, and ended up keeping the tune for herself. Feeling bad about it, she composed an email to Maddie confessing what she’d done, but stopped short of sending it.

Meanwhile, Maddie’s world spun into chaos after she was arrested during a traffic stop while sticking up for her would-be boyfriend Clay Carter. After a video of the incident …read more

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Nine-year-old Bo Bryan’s already an old pro at road life, according to his dad Luke

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Nine-year-old Bo Bryan’s already an old pro at road life, according to his dad Luke

ABC/Image Group LAAs Luke Bryan celebrates Father’s Day this weekend, the “Fast” hitmaker admits that — just like his song says — he can’t believe how quickly his kids are growing up.

That’s something he was reminded of recently, when he took one of his sons out on the Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day Tour.

Bo, who is nine, my middle boy at the house, he came out on the road with me,” Luke says. “The fact that I have a nine-year-old that… He’s like, ‘Dad, I’m going to catering.’ And I’m like, ‘All right. Well, you know where it’s at.’ …read more

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Lady A and Brad Paisley add their voices to the July 4 celebration in NYC

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Lady A and Brad Paisley add their voices to the July 4 celebration in NYC

ABC/Image Group LA Lady Antebellum and Brad Paisley will celebrate America’s birthday in the Big Apple this summer, and you can join the festivities.

Both Lady A and Brad will perform on this year’s Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular on NBC. This is the 41st year the two-hour special will showcase the annual fireworks display over New York City’s East River.

The show starts at 8 p.m. ET July 4 on NBC, with an hour-long repeat airing at 10 p.m. Pop star and actress Hailee Steinfeld will sing on the show as well, with more talent to be announced in the …read more

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Jon Pardi promises “magic hot dogs” in “Heartache on the Dance Floor” video

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Jon Pardi promises “magic hot dogs” in “Heartache on the Dance Floor” video

ABC/Image Group LA Jon Pardi‘s new video for “Heartache on the Dance Floor” will be out this weekend, and from the sound of things, it’ll be his most creative one yet.

“It’s awesome,” Jon revealed in a video posted on social media on Thursday. “It’s got magic hot dogs, bikinis, and beach and surfboards. You’re gonna love it! And whiskey.”

The “Heartache on the Dance Floor” clip will premiere Saturday on CMT Hot 20.

“Heartache” is the third single from Jon’s California Sunrise album. Both its previous releases, “Head over Boots” and “Dirt on My Boots,” have gone to …read more

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