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BG017/Bauer-Griffin/GC ImagesGranger Smith and his family have announced the heartbreaking death of their youngest son, River Kelly Smith.

In a statement, Granger says that the boy died following a “tragic accident,” after which he was “unable to be revived.”

“Amber and I made the decision to say our last goodbyes and donate his organs so that other children will be given a second chance at life,” Granger continues. “Our family is devastated and heartbroken, but we take solace in knowing he is with his Heavenly Father.”

Reminiscing about his son, Granger writes, “Riv was special. Everyone that met …read more

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ABC/Mark LevineCarrie Underwood is in awe of her record number of CMT Music Awards wins, and she credits the fans for helping her get them.

Underwood scored two accolades at last night’s show: Her hit “Cry Pretty” claimed the night’s top honor for Video of the Year, while “Love Wins” was named Female Video of the Year. The awards show is fan-voted, and voting is a skill that Carrie knows her fan base definitely possesses.

“I constantly have people telling me they voted for me on Idol, and that was 14 years ago. So now there’s people that are like, …read more

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Justin Moore rewards daughter with a pair of kittens

ABC/Image Group LAJustin Moore delivered on his promise to reward his daughter for her hard work in school and extracurricular activities.

The “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away” singer posted a video on Instagram sharing that his seven-year-old daughter Kennedy was having difficulty in school and had also expressed interest in playing softball. Moore says that he and wife Kate told her they’d give her a pet cat if she put in the effort to both thrive in school and excel at softball.

Kennedy fulfilled her end of the bargain, and so did Moore, who shared a video of …read more

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Comstock/Thinkstock In 1974, Tanya Tucker‘s older sister scored a #3 country hit with a song titled “Get on My Love Train.” Can you recall her name? ANSWER: La Costa Tucker.

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Gwendolyn RecordsTrisha Yearwood‘s new song “Every Girl in This Town” is an anthem for young women everywhere.

Written by Caitlyn Smith, Connie Harrington and Erik Dylan, the song features themes of big dreams, heartbreak and love.

“Stretchin’ for stars on our tip toe hearts, tryin’ to get our big dreams off the ground/like every girl in this town,” Trisha sings over a cinematic melody that’s similar to many of her early hits.

“Every Girl in This Town” serves as the first release from Trisha’s highly anticipated new country record, which is expected to be released in the fall.

“Making this album reminded …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockMichael Ray hosts his fan club party Thursday morning from 8:45 until 10:45 a.m. CT at Warner Music Nashville.

Eric Church‘s pop-up store will be set up at the Flying Saucer on 10th Avenue South in Nashville from Thursday through Sunday during CMA Fest.

If you missed Luke Bryan hanging out with Blake Shelton at the grand opening of The Doghouse at Ole Red Tishomingo, you can check out their segment from ABC’s Good Morning America online.

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CMT Spoiler alert: The red carpet at Wednesday’s CMT Music Awards happened to be blue, but the excitement inside Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena was still building toward the show that’s known as one of the most fun parties of the year — and the unofficial kickoff of CMA Fest.

Riley Green admitted he felt a little out of place, attending his first major event since his debut single, “There Was This Girl,” went to number one.

“I feel like somebody let me slip in a side door or something, with all these famous people,” Riley confessed. “But it’s pretty cool to have some …read more

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CMT The 2019 CMT Music Awards promised more music than ever before, and Wednesday’s live show from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena delivered, serving up more than twenty performances in less than three hours.

Carrie Underwood emerged as the big winner, taking home both the night’s most prestigious honor for Video of the Year, for “Cry Pretty,” as well as Female Video of the Year, for “Love Wins.”

For the second year in a row, Little Big Town hosted, kicking things off with a musical extravaganza with Thomas Rhett that featured horn player Trombone Shorty on “Don’t Threaten Me with …read more

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CMTHere’s the complete list of winners from the 2019 CMT Music Awards, which took place Wednesday night at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Carrie Underwood — “Cry Pretty”

MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Kane Brown — “Lose It”

FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Carrie Underwood — “Love Wins”

DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Dan + Shay — “Speechless”

GROUP VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Zac Brown Band — “Someone I Used to Know”

BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Ashley McBryde — “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” (at Marathon Music Works)

COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Keith Urban featuring Julia Michaels — “Coming Home”

CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Luke Combs and Leon Bridges — “Beautiful Crazy” …read more

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ABC/mage Group LAFlorida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and his wife Hayley are expecting their second child, a boy, in August, and they already have the name picked out.

People magazine reports that the couple hosted a baby “sprinkle” — that’s a baby shower for parents who already have children — June 1 in Nashville, and at the event, they announced that their son will be named Luca Reed.

Luca will join big sister Olivia, who’s 17 months old, in the Hubbard family.

Tyler and his FGL bandmate Brian Kelley will kick off their Can’t Say I Ain’t Country Tour June …read more

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