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Carrie Underwood makes Christmas cookies with her son for the first time

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ABC/Image Group LACarrie Underwood is getting into the holiday spirit this year with her son, 2½-year-old Isaiah. The singer recently posted an adorable photo on Instagram of the toddler helping her in the kitchen.

“Made Christmas cookies with the little man today,” she captioned a photo of Isaiah decorating a cookie. “I actually don’t think I’ve ever made Christmas cookies before but this will definitely be a new tradition in the Fisher household! Newsflash: Isaiah likes frosting (shocker)!”

Carrie is enjoying some down time this holiday season with her family. The singer has made a full recovery since …read more

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Chris Young’s “Losing Sleep” is certified gold

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ABC/Image Group LAChris Young has had a stellar year and things are only getting better. Recently, the title track and lead single from his latest album Losing Sleep was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.

This recognition marks Chris’ 17th gold or platinum certification from the RIAA. Additionally, this week, “Losing Sleep” is in the top 10 on both the Mediabase and Billboard country charts.

Chris recently extended his Losing Sleep World Tour, which will keep the singer on the road through May of next year. Kane Brown and Morgan Evans will serve as openers throughout his 2018 …read more

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Luke Bryan pop-up shop to open in New York Friday

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ABC/Image Group LALuke Bryan will release his sixth studio album, What Makes You Country, on Friday. To celebrate, the Opry City Stage in New York will open a pop-up shop.

Ahead of Luke’s performance on Good Morning America Dec. 8 live from The Studio at Opry City Stage, the ground floor will be converted into Luke Bryan’s What Makes You Country Pop-Up Shop, featuring Bryan’s new CD, t-shirts, exclusive prints, and additional merchandise. The pop-up shop will be open to the public this Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. until midnight.

Additionally, one grand-prize winner will receive an autographed acoustic guitar, …read more

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Dierks Bentley to receive CRS Artist Humanitarian Award

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ABC/Image Group LADierks Bentley will be honored with the CRS Artist Humanitarian Award on Feb. 5 in Nashville. Country Radio Broadcasters Inc., which is responsible for the annual Country Radio Seminar, announced Dierks as a recipient thanks to his dedication to giving back through numerous charitable initiatives and events.

The “Black” singer has raised over $4 million for charities through his Miles & Music for Kids motorcycle ride and concert. Additionally, he partnered with radio for the Country Cares Concert in Arizona, raising more than half a million dollars for the families of the Granite Mountain Hotshots firefighters.

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Brett Eldredge will take “The Long Way” to ABC’s “Good Morning America” December 12

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ABC/Mark LevineBrett Eldredge is set to appear on Good Morning America on Dec. 12. The country crooner will perform his latest single, “The Long Way,” live from New York City. The show starts at 7 a.m. ET on ABC.

Additionally, he’ll sing the title track of his 2016 holiday album, Glow, in a performance that will post later that day on ABCNews.com.

Brett has been sharing his holiday spirit with fans live in concert and on social media. The singer recently headlined his first holiday show in New York City last week and on Dec. 14 will treat members of the Nashville …read more

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/ThinkstockCountry-Music-Hall-of-Famer Roger Miller wrote this Christmas standard for his son Dean in 1967. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Old Toy Trains.”

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockZac Brown Band‘s Camp Southern Ground, which aims to challenge, educate and inspire children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and learning and attention issues, raised more than $1.7 million during its annual An Evening to Remember event.

Home Free has released their version of “Silent Night” just in time for the holidays. The group will perform the song throughout their A Country Christmas Tour, which wraps on Dec. 31.

John Prine has announced a series of tour dates for 2018. The tour kicks off at New York’s Radio City Music Hall on April 13, and tickets go on sale December 8.

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Luke Bryan’s ready to “Shake It Off,” taking on his haters with “What Makes You Country”

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ABC/Image Group LAWith his new album, What Makes You Country, Luke Bryan does something he’s never done before: he takes on his haters with a song — the title track, in fact.

“I would be foolish to say that I don’t get frustrated with people picking me apart about not being country, when I know I’m country,” he admits. “But I’m also smart enough to not put the same dated, country-kinda-sounding music out. I mean, I can’t continue to put out the I’ll Stay Me album or the Tailgates & Tanlines album,” he explains.

Initially, Luke says his producer Jeff Stevens wasn’t …read more

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“Hubs is a photographer:” Marriage looks good on Kelsea Ballerini

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ABC/Image Group LAKelsea Ballerini is enjoying married life. The singer, who wed fellow artist Morgan Evans on Saturday on a Mexican beach, is currently relaxing on her tropical honeymoon. Kelsea now shared a series of photos taken by Morgan showing their time together in paradise.

“Hubs is a photographer,” she captioned the photos on Instagram.

The four pictures show a glowing Kelsea lounging by the beach and in the pool in a sleek white, low-back, one-piece bathing suit.

The couple met in March of 2016 in Australia and nine months later, Morgan proposed to Kelsea over breakfast in their …read more

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Blake Shelton is Gwen Stefani’s Christmas present this year

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John Shearer/Getty Images via ABCBlake Shelton and Gwen Stefani aren’t shy about their love for each other. As the holidays near, the couple has already released a romantic duet titled “You Make It Feel Like Christmas” — and now Gwen has revealed that she considers Blake her gift this year.

Gwen recently posted a photo on Instagram of the “World’s Sexiest Man” sporting his Ole Red t-shirt and baseball cap while staring intensely into the camera. “Got my Christmas present already,” she captioned the shot, alongside the hashtags #youmakeitfeellikechristmas and #yum.

The two singers recently performed their …read more

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