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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Lee Greenwood‘s patriotic anthem “God Bless the U.S.A.” is one of the songs immortalized as part of Coca-Cola’s “Share a Coke and a Song” campaign. You’ll be able to spot the lyric “I’m proud to be an American” on special new red, white and blue cans of Coke.

The favorite sons of Ft. Payne, Alabama, will be honored with the new exhibit “Alabama: Born Country” at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. It opens August 25 and runs through June of next year.

Dierks Bentley guests on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday, starting at …read more

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CMTCharles Kelley and Rob Thomas sing both their solo tunes as well as their group hits, as the two front men team up for a new episode of CMT Crossroads.

The two pair up and trade vocals on everything from Lady Antebellum‘s “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore” and “We Owned the Night” to Matchbox 20‘s “3 AM,” from Charles’ latest single “Lonely Girl” to Rob’s “Lonely No More” and “This Is How a Heart Breaks.”

CMT Crossroads: Rob Thomas and Charles Kelley premieres Friday, July 1 at 10 p.m. ET. You can preview the pair’s collaboration on “Lonely No More” …read more

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ABC/Mark LevineNashville‘s Charles Esten is definitely team Opry. The actor-turned-fictional country singer was presented with his official jersey for this year’s City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game last weekend during his performance on the Grand Ole Opry.

His co-star Jonathan Jackson, Vince Gill, Lauren Alaina, Chris Lane, LOCASH, Scotty McCreery, David Nail, Jake Owen, and Bret Michaels are just some of the folks who’ll be his teammates and adversaries during the June 7 game. The matchup at Nashville’s First Tennessee Park raises money to fight cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Nashville wraps up its run on ABC Wednesday night at 10 …read more

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Bob D’Amico/ABCIt’s a celebration half a century in the making. This fall, the Country Music Association marks a milestone as it passes out its yearly trophies November 2 in Nashville. The 50th Annual CMA Awards will air live from Bridgestone Arena the first Wednesday in November starting at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Tuesday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Brad Paisley announced he and Carrie Underwood will return as the hosts for Country Music’s Biggest Night for the ninth year in a row.

“Carrie and I have certainly hit our stride in terms of balancing humor and …read more

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Comstock/Thinkstock This American Horror Story legend was nominated for the 1985 Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Patsy Cline in Sweet Dreams. Can you name her? ANSWER: Jessica Lange.

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CMTThe electric energy that kept fans on their feet during a recent Friday evening taping in Nashville will make its way to the small screen next month, as the episode of Crossroads that pairs Thomas Rhett with Nick Jonas airs on CMT.

The dynamic duo powers through TR’s hits “T-Shirt,” “Die a Happy Man,” “Crash and Burn” and “Make Me Wanna,” while also taking on “Chains,” “Jealous,” “Close” and “Chainsaw” from Nick’s catalog. John Oates makes it a trio, joining the pair for a new version of the Hall & Oates classic “Rich Girl.”

CMT Crossroads: Nick Jonas and Thomas Rhett …read more

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Mark Horton/WireImageBrad Paisley made some news on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tuesday night.

First, he give Kimmel a full-throated endorsement of the chat show host’s run for Vice President of the United States — even wearing a campaign t-shirt to prove his loyalty.

Paisley also sang a song poking fun of the North Carolina bathroom controversy set to Tammy Wynette‘s classic “Stand By Your Man.” Sample: “Sit by your man/Why is this such a big deal/Just hike up your dress and take a stand!”

Paisley confirmed that he and Carrie Underwood will host …read more

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MCA NashvilleWith his current single “Night’s on Fire” threatening to go top 15 any day, David Nail is enjoying being a new dad to nearly-six-month-old twins and preparing for the release of his new album, Fighter. But the Missouri native remembers a time when things weren’t nearly as good for him and his wife Catherine.

“When I met my wife and I proposed to her, I really naively thought, ‘Okay, I know all there is to know about [her], and three or four years into our marriage, we hit a really rough spot,” he reveals. “There were so many moments where …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are taking their World Tour to San Antonio, Texas. They’ll play AT&T Center on Friday and Saturday, July 22 and 23. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 3 at 10 a.m. CT.

Blake Shelton will headline the 12th Annual Stars for Second Harvest benefit June 7 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Chris Lane, Kane Brown and others are also on the bill.

For the second week in a row, Keith Urban‘s album Ripcord tops the charts in the United States, Canada and Australia.

This past Sunday, Jerrod Niemann returned from his first USO Tour with the National …read more

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NBC/David LaChapelleNot only will Blake Shelton be rubbing elbows with some majors stars, he’ll also be rubbing noses — red noses, that is- – for NBC’s The Red Nose Day Special this Thursday. Blake and legend Elton John will provide the music for the event, along with David Letterman‘s longtime bandleader Paul Shaffer.

Red Nose Day was created a quarter-century ago in the United Kingdom, to raise money and awareness for kids in need both at home and around the world. More than 65 celebrities are set to take part in the show, including Julie Roberts, Celine …read more

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