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Triple TigersRussell Dickerson found out firsthand how a #1 song can change your life, when his breakthrough hit, “Yours,” topped the chart back in January.

Now, the Union City, Tennessee native is about to experience it all over again, as “Blue Tacoma” reaches the top spot.

“I mean it’s one of those things you dream about as an artist for so long,” Russell tells ABC Radio. “And it literally does change your life, because all of a sudden, it kind of raises people’s eyebrows in the industry.”

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockCole Swindell has partnered with Sugarlands Distilling Company to create Cole Swindell’s Peppermint Moonshine, which is set to roll out in mid-October.

Kacey Musgraves is set to sing on the syndicated The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday.

Patient, the new six-song EP from Levi Hummon, will be released October 26.

If you missed Anita Cochran doing “Fight Like a Girl” for breast cancer awareness on ABC’s Good Morning America, you can watch her performance online.

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Matt Winkelmeyer/TAS18/Getty Images for TASTaylor Swift had plenty of surprises in store this weekend for the last two U.S. dates on her Reputation Stadium Tour.

Friday night in Dallas, TX, native Maren Morris joined Taylor to do sing her pop hit, “The Middle.”

“Did we just become best friends?” Maren asked on Instagram, along with a photo of the two rehearsing. “Got to play my hometown stadium with this woman. Thank you Taylor Swift. Congratulations on a mind-blowing tour.”

Later, Maren also posted a performance clip of the two from the concert.

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Mercury NashvilleLauren Alaina‘s ready to party with the “Ladies in the ‘90s.”

Not only is “Ladies in the ‘90’s” the title of Lauren’s new single, it’s also the theme of a VIP party she’ll be throwing in the weeks ahead on the Reason to Drink…Another Tour with Cole Swindell and Dustin Lynch. You can find out more online.

Lauren namechecks a host of songs and artists — both country and pop — in the song that pays tribute to the last decade of the 20th century. Here’s a partial list of artists and songs, but …read more

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Warner Music NashvilleBlake Shelton gives his latest top twenty hit the acoustic treatment in the new music video for “Turnin’ Me On.”

Co-writer Jessi Alexander harmonizes with Blake in the clip, which was filmed at the legendary Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles. Originally founded by Hollywood legend Charlie Chaplin, The Jim Henson Company, the creator of The Muppets, bought the historic landmark in 2000.

John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Carole King, Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake have all recorded there.

You can check out Blake’s new video for “Turnin’ Me On” at CMT.com.

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ABC/Mark LevineKelsea Ballerini has a date with Mickey Mouse.

The “Miss Me More” hitmaker is part of the star-studded cast who’ll help Mickey celebrate his 90th birthday during a 2-hour special next month on ABC.

Zac Brown Band is already on board, set to sing “Bare Necessities” from The Jungle Book. Tori Kelly, who recently scored a country hit with Chris Lane on “Take Back Home Girl,” will do “Colors of the Wind,” from Pocahontas. So far, Kelsea hasn’t revealed what she’ll sing.

Josh Groban, Meghan Trainor and Luis Fonsi are some of the other big musical names who’ll be …read more

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MCA NashvilleJosh Turner takes on one of the most revered country/gospel classics of all time, “I Saw the Light,” in the latest preview of his new Christian music album, which comes out later this month.

“This is a Hank Williams song that I’ve always loved and I’m proud to have it on this record,” Josh tells Parade. “I hope fans love the new arrangement of it!”

“I Saw the Light” is one of a dozen tracks on I Serve a Savior, which comes out October 26. A special 90-minute live DVD, hosted by gospel …read more

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Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for Rock and Roll Hall of FameAfter a dozen years together, Zac Brown and his wife Shelly have announced they’re splitting up.

“We feel blessed to be on such an incredible journey in life and sometimes the journey begins to lead in different directions,” the two say in a joint statement to People. “It is with deep love and respect that we announce we are separating as a couple.”

The statement continues, “We have led a whirlwind life together growing into a beautiful family with five amazing children and while life …read more

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Tim McGraw is spreading the gospel of the “Neon Church” in his first solo single for Columbia Nashville.

Ultimately, the superstar says the song’s message is one he couldn’t pass up.

“It’s tough to find a song that’s got this kind of drive and this power and this weight to it, that’s got such a great lyric,” he explains. “And then right off the bat, when you hear ‘I need Jesus or I need whiskey,’ you’re hooked into the song right away. And it only gets better from there.”

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Comstock/ThinkstockSixteen years ago this month, Capitol released the second album by Keith Urban. Can you name that record, which includes the hits “Somebody Like You,” “Raining on Sunday,” “Who Wouldn’t Wanna Be Me,” and “You’ll Think of Me?” ANSWER: Golden Road.

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