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EMI NashvilleEven though Hillary Scott is busy promoting her new side project with her family, the Lady Antebellum hitmaker is already writing new music and recording with Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood.

“We are in exploratory mode! Exploratative? What’s the word? Just made it up!” she jokes. “We are having a blast. We’re writing. The fall is really what’s marked off for the bulk of the work and the fun. But we don’t know how to not work.”

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BBR Music Group Craig Campbell is ready to honor America’s servicemen and women, playing the 75th anniversary USO concert tour of U.S. military bases. He’ll start at Florida’s Patrick Air Force Base on August 7, before venturing to Washington’s Joint Base Lewis-McChord August 9. It’ll be the Georgia native’s first time entertaining the troops.

Nashville’s legendary Grand Ole Opry is sponsoring the dates. Craig made the announcement Tuesday on NBC’s Today show, as he performed his latest single, “Outskirts of Heaven.”

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BBR Music Group Craig Campbell is ready to honor America’s servicemen and women, playing the 75th anniversary USO concert tour of U.S. military bases. He’ll start at Florida’s Patrick Air Force Base on August 7, before venturing to Washington’s Joint Base Lewis-McChord August 9. It’ll be the Georgia native’s first time entertaining the troops.

Nashville’s legendary Grand Ole Opry is sponsoring the dates. Craig made the announcement Tuesday on NBC’s Today show, as he performed his latest single, “Outskirts of Heaven.”

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Comstock/Thinkstock This red-haired Country Music Hall of Famer said, “To succeed in life you need 3 things: a wish bone, a back bone and a funny bone.” Can you name her? ANSWER: Reba.

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Comstock/Thinkstock This red-haired Country Music Hall of Famer said, “To succeed in life you need 3 things: a wish bone, a back bone and a funny bone.” Can you name her? ANSWER: Reba.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Country Music Hall of Famer Bonnie Brown will be laid to rest Saturday in Dardanelle, Arkansas. Best known for The Browns‘ massive hit, “The Three Bells,” she passed away last weekend after battling lung cancer.

Not only did new band The Last Bandoleros perform their new single “Where Do You Go?” Monday night on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, they also got to do “Next to You” with rock legend Sting.

You can check out an acoustic version of Cassadee Pope‘s new single, “Summer,” on the new installment of CMT’s Next Women of Country Live Web series.

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ABC/Image Group LADierks Bentley rolls out the new video for his top-20 hit, “Different for Girls,” Wednesday. If you wake up early, you can catch a behind-the-scenes feature on the new clip with Elle King on the Today show at 9 a.m. ET on NBC.

“I like how the song creates some dialogue about the different ways guys and girls deal with heartbreak,” Dierks says. “The video shows both sides of the stereotype and in the end, the girl is the one who works through it and is able to move on.”

You’ll also be able to see the treatment for the …read more

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PRNewsFoto/Cracker Barrel Old Country StoreYou’ll soon be seeing a whole lot of Reba at Cracker Barrel. While the Country Music Hall of Famer admits she eats at the comfort food chain a lot, especially when she’s on the road, she’s also launching her new Rockin’ R by Reba collection at the store.

“The line is very personal to me,” she says. “From the lamp with a tooled leather shade inspired by my Daddy’s saddle to the carved Bible box that reminds me of my grandmother and her faith, I hope that you see the …read more

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ABC/Fred LeeChris Stapleton and legendary singer/songwriter James Taylor are teaming up with Vince Gill to help raise money for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The three will play this year’s All for the Hall Los Angeles benefit September 27 at L.A.’s The Novo.

The guitar-pull format should make for a lively evening of humor and music, giving the three the chance to trade harmonies and guitar licks on their hits and other impromptu tunes. It won’t be cheap though — a table for ten will run you $10,000, or a more economical half-table will set you back $5,000. …read more

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ABC/Fred LeeChris Stapleton and legendary singer/songwriter James Taylor are teaming up with Vince Gill to help raise money for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The three will play this year’s All for the Hall Los Angeles benefit September 27 at L.A.’s The Novo.

The guitar-pull format should make for a lively evening of humor and music, giving the three the chance to trade harmonies and guitar licks on their hits and other impromptu tunes. It won’t be cheap though — a table for ten will run you $10,000, or a more economical half-table will set you back $5,000. …read more

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