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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.

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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.”

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ABC/Image Group LA Tim McGraw and Faith Hill checked out Bruce Springsteen‘s ongoing New York City residency Wednesday night, with Tim giving it a rave review.

“Faith & I went to see this last night…” he tweeted on Thursday, along with a photo of the Springsteen on Broadway marquee at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

“Most incredible thing I’ve ever seen,” Tim continued. “Masterfully done, every artist who sees this will be truly inspired to be better, to give more & to live up to the gifts & responsibility we’ve been given. Watching the Boss & [his wife] …read more

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ABC/Randy HolmesIt looks like Jennifer Nettles and crooner Josh Groban are up to something.

The “You Raise Me Up” hitmaker shared a picture of the two together in the studio on Thursday, adding “Me. Nettles. Oh my goodness my ears and voice are happy. Stay tuned.”

Jennifer tweeted the photo as well, saying simply “Oh hi!”

Josh is currently working on a new album for release this fall, so it’s possible their collaboration is for that. As we wait for more details, Jennifer’s currently on Sugarland‘s Still the Same Tour with Kristian Bush.

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David Lee Murphy teams up with Justin Moore as his duet with Kenny Chesney nears #1

Cody Villalobos / @codyvillalobosJustin Moore is teaming up with David Lee Murphy for two dates in the Southeast this fall, and they’re hinting there’s likely more to come.

David Lee will open for Justin in Southaven, Mississippi and Owensboro, Kentucky on September 27 and 28. The two have also been collaborating on some new material for Justin’s next album, which should arrive later this year.

The title track of Justin’s current record, “Kinda Don’t Care,” is currently in country’s top-25, while David Lee’s duet with Kenny Chesney, “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” is approaching #1.

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ABC/Image Group LA Friday night, Keith Urban sets his Graffiti U World Tour in motion in St. Louis, Missouri.

Fans can expect lots of material from the album the tour is named for, as well as “some reworking of older songs,” Keith tells Billboard, making sure to add, “without tinkering too much, because people want to sing along,”

His wife Nicole Kidman and their two daughters will join him some of the time on the road.

“What I try to do is go to the shows and come home,” Keith explains, “but if I’m out for any …read more

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