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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockLee Greenwood sang “God Bless the USA” Sunday before the Washington Redskins took on the New Orleans Saints, as part of a ceremony honoring fallen military heroes.

The Wabash County Historical Museum has christened the Crystal Gayle Theater in honor of its most famous native. The Wabash, Indiana facility has also expanded its exhibit paying tribute to Loretta Lynn‘s younger sister. Born in Paintsville, Kentucky, then-Brenda Gail Webb moved with her family to the small town in northern Indiana after the coal mines closed. Loretta would later rename her youngest sibling Crystal Gayle.

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Sony Music Nashville/Ninelle EfremovaCam will spend the release day for her first full-length album, Untamed, hanging out with Cyndi Lauper. The “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” legend has invited the country newcomer to perform at her 5th annual Home for the Holidays benefit, alongside Boy George, Bon Jovi‘s Richie Sambora, pop star Natasha Bedingfield, Valerie Simpson and others. The show at New York’s Beacon Theatre raises money for Lauper’s True Colors Fund, which works to end homelessness among LGBT youth.

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Photo Credit: Joseph LanesWhen Lee Brice plays his show this Sunday night at Brewhouse Music & Grill in Rome, Georgia, he’ll have completed his goal to play all 50 states in one year in record time. Once a member of his band pointed out how many of the U.S.A.’s 50 they were ticking off the list, Lee got on the phone with his management and booking agent, and threw down the gauntlet.

“I’m so excited about this,” he says, as he becomes the only country artist to achieve the milestone this year. “As soon …read more

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Pistol Annies (Randee St. Nicholas)With two critically acclaimed collaborations with Pistol Annies already under her belt, Ashley Monroe tells Billboard there’s likely to be another one.

“I think definitely there’s going to be more music. I just don’t know when. We started several songs and we have so many that we haven’t even recorded yet,” she says in the latest edition of the Alt in Our Stars podcast. “I think next year we’re going to be doing something, I just don’t know what.”

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ABC/Image Group LAFor the first time in five years, country albums occupy the top three spots on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, in the week immediately following the 49th Annual CMA Awards.

Virtually unknown outside of Nashville before winning three trophies and staging a much-talked-about performance with Justin Timberlake on the show, singer/songwriter Chris Stapleton re-enters the ranking at number one, a feat never before accomplished: his album Traveller made its initial appearance after its release in May. Carrie Underwood‘s Storyteller comes in second, while Eric Church‘s surprise reveal during the broadcast, Mr. Misunderstood, makes it debut at number …read more

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Courtesy Blackbird PresentsThe late John Lennon would have been 75 this past October, and to mark that milestone, AMC will air an all-star special December 19 called Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert.

Eric Church, Willie Nelson, Chris Stapleton and Kris Kristofferson are among the performers on the bill for the show, which will be recorded December 5 in New York City and air December 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Others participating include rock icon Peter Frampton, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Sheryl Crow, Train‘s Pat Monahan, and “Wake Me Up” singer Aloe Blacc.

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MCA NashvilleDavid Nail is just full of surprises lately. Not only will his new single, “Night’s on Fire,” from his new album Fighter, premiere this weekend on ABC’s Saturday Night Football, he’ll also become a first-time father within the next month or so. He and his wife Catherine revealed they’re expecting twins last week on the CMA red carpet.

Given the fact they’re having multiples and they’d been trying to become parents for awhile, David said they thought it best to wait awhile before making a big reveal.

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Comstock/ThinkstockWhich song brought home a CMA Song of the Year trophy for Jennifer Nettles in 2008? ANSWER: “Stay.”

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Comstock/ThinkstockWhich song brought home a CMA Song of the Year trophy for Jennifer Nettles in 2008? ANSWER: “Stay.”

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Arista Nashville/RCA RecordsNot only can she sing — it turns out Cam can draw a little bit too. As her hit “Burning House” breaks into the top ten this week, the California-born newcomer unveiled the first physical copy of the artwork for her Untamed CD on her Facebook page. Showing it side-by-side with the black-and-white drawing that inspired it, she added the caption, “The album booklet fresh off the press!! (and my highly artistic mock-up that TOTALLY got us there ha),” adding a thank you to photographer Ninelle Efremova, who took the …read more

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