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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock If you missed The Band Perry‘s performance of “Bye Bye Love” on PBS’s Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles: In Performance at the White House, you can watch the entire show online.

Lady Antebellum‘s Charles Kelley guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday to promote his new solo album The Driver.

You can check out the Today show’s behind-the-scenes piece shot during the first day of Rascal Flatts‘ Rhythm & Roots residency in Las Vegas on the show’s website.

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ABC/Fred LeeJust as his current single “Nobody to Blame” threatens to break into the top 10, Chris Stapleton is putting out a new video for another track from his award-winning Traveller album. The treatment for “Fire Away” could well be the most dramatic country music video since Garth Brooks put out “The Thunder Rolls” in 1991.

While Garth’s video dealt with domestic violence, Chris focuses on mental health. He plays a bartender in “Fire Away,” as the story unfolds of a couple who grapples with mental health issues. Actress Margarita Levieva, perhaps best known for her role on …read more

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Southern Ground/Big Machine/John VarvatosZac Brown Band‘s 2016 tour will be called Black Out the Sun, inspired by a lyric from the track “Tomorrow Never Comes,” from their Jekyll + Hyde album. Drake White & The Big Fire, whose single “Livin’ the Dream” is currently threatening to break into the top 40, will open the 29 dates.

ZBB will host their fifth Southern Ground Music & Food Festival April 16 and 17 in Charleston, SC, in advance of the tour kickoff May 19. Pre-sales for the trek start Tuesday, with select dates going on sale to the general public on Friday.

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Capitol NashvilleIf you couldn’t get enough of Dierks Bentley‘s “Drunk on a Plane” video, you’re in luck. The new treatment for “Somewhere on a Beach” picks up where the one for his high-flying 2014 hit left off. The video, shot in the streets and on the beach in Puerto Morelos, Mexico, stars the big guy seated across the aisle from the unhappy bachelor in “Drunk on a Plane.”

“It took three days to shoot this video,” Dierks says. “We got so much great stuff all over this tiny little Mexican village outside of Cancun. …read more

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Country Star Trivia

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Comstock/ThinkstockMartina McBride had her first number-one hit on the Billboard Country Singles chart in 1995 with this song. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Wild Angels.”

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ABC/Image Group LA As season 10 of The Voice premieres tonight on NBC, it’s pretty well a given that the singing competition is a surefire hit. But coach Blake Shelton recalls when it wasn’t such a sure thing.

“I remember season one and just getting to know Adam [Levine] and Christina [Aguilera] and CeeLo [Green] at the time. I remember having conversations with those three, saying, ‘Hey, this show is ridiculous.’ Like, ‘Is this going to work? I mean these big red chairs and buttons. What is this? What’s going on here?’ you know. And as we got into the show …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock New mom Jana Kramer‘s follow-up to her hit “I Got the Boy” is the new single “Said No One Ever.”

ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year nominee Cam will sing her breakout hit “Burning House” on the April 3 awards show.

Both of Brad Paisley‘s opening acts on the Crushin’ It World Tour, Cam and Eric Paslay, have come down with the flu. While Cam was so sick she couldn’t leave Nashville, Eric performed Thursday night — bringing a trash can on stage just in case he got sick. Luckily, it turned out he didn’t need to use it.

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Big Machine Label GroupSeason-two Voice contestant RaeLynn Woodward tied the knot this weekend in Nashville. The 21-year-old married longtime boyfriend Josh Davis in a friend’s barn in front of more than 300 guests and 17 bridesmaids, according to Us Weekly.

“Joshua Brown Davis I am beyond honored that God picked me to be your wife,” RaeLynn shared on Instagram ahead of the ceremony. “You are such a godly, humble, loyal, handsome and amazing man. Weddings don’t just bring two people in love together it brings best friends back together who haven’t had a sleepover in 4 …read more

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Deep Well Records/Virgin RecordsThere’s new music on the way from Trisha Yearwood. Although seven years passed between Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love and her most recent album, 2014’s Prizefighter, Trisha’s role in Fox’s The Passion promises a bonus for fans — five new recordings from the two-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year.

Since The Passion is a dramatic re-telling of the story of Jesus through popular music, there is a twist. Trisha’s new tracks are re-recordings of songs that were hits for other people, ranging from Whitney Houston‘s “Your Love Is My Love” to Jewel‘s …read more

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ABC/Image Group LACarrie Underwood is taking a short break from the U.S. dates on her Storyteller tour to head overseas. Starting next Friday, she’ll headline five shows as part of Country to Country, Europe’s largest country music festival. The “Heartbeat” hitmaker plays Stockholm, Sweden, on March 4 and travels on to Oslo, Norway on the 5th. The next weekend finds Carrie in Glasgow, Scotland; London, England; and Dublin, Ireland.

The American Idol winner’s Stories in the Round tour has been an overwhelming success, selling out all nine performances on the trek so far. …read more

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