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ABC/Randy HolmesCole Swindell is such a fan of “Reason to Drink” that he made it the name of his headlining trek earlier this year. Now, the Georgia native is releasing the track as the latest preview of his third album, All of It, which comes out August 17.

“Somebody somewhere’s getting married today/Somebody’s home team, they just won State/Some ole boy’s girl just left him/If that’s you, raise your hand, I got your next one,” Cole sings.

Cole also put out a live video of “Reason to Drink,” which was shot on tour. You can check it out on <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" rel="noopener …read more

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ABC/Image Group LA A week before their self-titled third album comes out, Dan + Shay are releasing one of the most anticipated tracks from the record: “Keeping Score,” their collaboration with Kelly Clarkson.

Shay Mooney proves he can hold his own with Kelly’s powerhouse vocals on the emotional ballad, co-written by Dan Smyers.

“It is such an honor for us to sing this duet with Kelly,” Dan says. “Not only is she one of the most incredible vocalists of our generation, she is one of the most genuine, kind-hearted people we have ever met. We’re glad this song resonated with her as …read more

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Broken BowIf you’re an Apple Music subscriber, you can get an early look at Jason Aldean‘s new video for “Drowns the Whiskey” with Miranda Lambert. The clip premieres on Apple Music today; it becomes widely available on Saturday.

Jason and Miranda shot “Drowns the Whiskey” at Nashville’s Springwater Supperclub and Lounge, a frequent music video location that also claims to be the oldest bar in the state of Tennessee.

“Cutting this song for the album has always been a no-brainer for me,” Jason says. “I wanted to keep the video simple and really let the heartbreak and loneliness …read more

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ABC/Image Group LA Just in time for Father’s Day, Walker Hayes is launching his “Be a Craig Fund.”

The project takes its name from Walker’s latest single, “Craig,” which tells the story of a friend who surprised Walker, his wife, and their six kids by giving them a van when they desperately needed it.

“I want to be a ‘Craig,’” Walker says. “I want to be more selfless and look outward. I want to give back and this fund allows us to do so, together.”

To participate, you can go to BeACraig.org and …read more

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ABC/Image Group LA There’s no doubt Darius Rucker is a superstar in the world of music, having found success as the lead singer of Hootie & the Blowfish, before collecting a string of number ones during his solo country career.

But his daughters Carolyn Pearl and Daniella Rose and his son, Jack, don’t seem to be terribly impressed by what their father does for a living.

“Not in the least. Not in the least,” Darius says. “They’re proud of me…” he adds.

He did manage to score a few points though, when he played last year’s Hand in Hand telethon to …read more

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Comstock/Thinkstock Thirty years ago this week, this six-time CMA Entertainer of the Year signed his deal with Capitol Records. Can you name him? ANSWER: Garth Brooks.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock “Singles You Up” hitmaker Jordan Davis will release the lyric video for his new song, “Take It From Me,” on Monday. You can watch a sneak peek of the clip on his socials.

Hunter Hayes performs on Disney’s Fairytale Weddings on Monday. You can watch for him starting at 8 p.m. ET on Freeform.

Dan + Shay will release their collaboration with Kelly Clarkson, titled “Keeping Score,” Friday at midnight. It’s from their forthcoming self-titled album, which arrives June 22.

If you missed Dierks Bentley doing his new single, “Burning Man,” on The Tonight …read more

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ABC/Craig SjodinLuke Bryan hasn’t decided exactly how he’ll celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday. But he has a pretty strong idea what he WON’T be doing, after his plans went south last year.

“[My wife] Caroline was perfect in asking me what did I want for Father’s Day,” he recalls, “and I said, ‘I want to go camping with the boys on a little trout stream thing.’ And I knew a buddy that had a camper.”

But almost immediately, things started to go wrong.

“[I] get the camper hooked up, get to the campsite. It’s 98 degrees,” Luke explains. “I had loaded a …read more

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FoxVoting is now underway for the 2018 Teen Choice awards, with plenty of country acts showing up in non-country categories.

Both Maren Morris and Florida Georgia Line are up for Choice Collaboration for their hits “The Middle” and “Meant to Be,” while FGL also scored a nod for Choice Music Group. They’re competing against the likes of pop stars Maroon 5 and Fifth Harmony for the honor.

Chris Stapleton even has a shot at Choice Song, for his duet with Justin Timberlake on his single, “Say Something.”

Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett are …read more

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Big Loud Chris Lane‘s sophomore album is set to arrive July 13, and will be called Laps Around the Sun.

The North Carolina native recorded the project with a live band, and believes it reflects his growth since Girl Problems came out in 2016.

“I’ve learned a lot,” Chris tells Billboard. “With my first record, I was trying to figure out exactly what kind of sound I wanted to have, and now I know. I know what I truly love and what kind of artist I want to be.”

“My goal was to make sure anyone who hears …read more

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