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Miranda Lambert Doesn’t Let Newly-Toned Body Define Her Self-Worth

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Sony Music NashvilleMiranda Lambert isn’t about to let all the buzz over her newly toned body go to her head.

“I’m recently a size six, which I’m proud of, but I’ve been a size eight all these years, and it didn’t hold me back,” the country superstar says in the July issue of Glamour. “My weight yo-yos because I like to live. I’m a Cheetos girl. I won’t give up vodka.”

The 30-year-old singer, who recently celebrated her third wedding anniversary with hubby Blake Shelton, believes there’s much more to a person than their waist size.

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Taylor Swift Gets Three Nods in First Wave of Teen Choice 2014 Nominees

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Photo Credit: Sarah BarlowThe first wave of Teen Choice 2014 nominees have been announced, and Taylor Swift is mentioned in several categories, including Choice Female Artist, Choice Smile and Choice Female Country Artist. Jana Kramer, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves and Carrie Underwood round out the Choice Female Country Artist category.

Luke Bryan, Hunter Hayes, Jake Owen, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban are up for Choice Male Country Act. The Choice Country Group nominees are Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Parmalee, The Band Perry and Zac Brown Band.

Rising country singer Lucy Hale is also nominated in the Choice TV Actress: Drama category …read more

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Report: Sara Evans’ Ex-Husband Slapped with Arrest Warrant for Non-Payment of Child Support

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Sony Music NashvilleIt looks like Sara Evans‘ ex-husband, Craig Schelske, could end up in jail for non-payment of child support. According to TMZ, Schelske has filed for bankruptcy reportedly owing $333,000 to Evans. A judge has given Schelske a contempt citation for non-payment of child support, which led to an arrest warrant being issued in the case.

The assets listed in Schelske’s bankruptcy filing include two trucks, 60 DVDs, 40 books, three firearms, three silver coins and 25 chickens. TMZ reports Schelske also lists four vacuum cleaners and a card table among …read more

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Taylor Swift Cooks, Drinks, Talks Boys with “Barefoot Contessa” Ina Garten for “Food Network Magazine”

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Jake Chessum/Food Network MagazineBack in March, Taylor Swift posted a photo on Instagram of herself posing with food guru Ina Garten, also known as The Barefoot Contessa. Now, you can find out exactly went down between the two in the new “Music Issue” of Food Network Magazine. Hint: It involved drinking.

The issue features four top Food Network stars cooking and hanging with their musician buddies, and Taylor and Garten were a perfect pairing, since Garten owns all of Taylor’s albums, and Taylor owns all of Garten’s cookbooks and considers Garten her culinary …read more

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Country Star Trivia

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Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is the name of Kellie Pickler‘s hit-songwriter husband? ANSWER: Kyle Jacobs.

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Jerrod Niemann Busted a Move with Pitbull for “Drink to That All Night” Remix Video

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Sony Music NashvilleJerrod Niemann just shot the video for the remix of “Drink to That All Night” in Miami with pop star Pitbull. So, how did Jerrod and Pitbull get along? Jerrod says he’s a “really, really nice guy.”

He adds, “It was really cool just to see someone that’s clearly got a lot going on to be a part of it. So, it was fun.”

It seems the new clip features the two artists cutting a rug, too. Says Jerrod, “He’s got a lot cooler moves than me on the dance floor. I’ve gotta get back to work …read more

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Nashville Notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockLuke Bryan took batting practice with the St. Louis Cardinals over the weekend while in town on his That’s My Kind of Night tour.

Brad Paisley appears on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live Tuesday night.

Casey James and Gretchen Wilson appear on ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss Tuesday night at 8 ET. Songwriter “Jayce,” who penned a song on Jason Aldean‘s My Kinda Party album, is the featured on this week’s episode as he tries to lose weight.

Kellie Pickler‘s latest album, The Woman I Am, is available in an autographed, vinyl LP version at KelliePickler.com.

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Brad Paisley Connects with Deployed Soldiers’ Families at Maine Concert

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Photo Credit: Ben EnosBrad Paisley connected with the families of two deployed U.S. soldiers Sunday night at his concert in Bangor, ME. Amanda Kelly, the wife of Sgt. Ryan Kelly, and Erin Donnell, the girlfriend of Sgt. Dana Gross, held up large cardboard photo cut-outs of their respective loved ones during Brad’s show. These cut-outs are called “flat daddies” since they are made of images of loved ones who are deployed overseas.

When Brad saw the cut-outs, he immediately took them and held them up for the crowd to see, saying, “This is what it’s all …read more

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Florida Georgia Line Packing in Diverse Concert Crowds This Summer

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Republic NashvilleFlorida Georgia Line is playing several minor league baseball stadium shows this summer with rapper Nelly, who joins them every night for the “Cruise” remix. While FGL is credited with bringing younger fans to the country format, they’re seeing people of all ages show up at their shows.

The duo’s Brian Kelley says, “It’s pretty cool to see guys in cowboy hats and different kind of cultures, little kids, teenagers, college kids, grandparents, 40-year-olds. It seems like everybody’s kinda packing in and it’s a really cool spot to be in. We’re very blessed to …read more

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Mother-of-Three Martina McBride Is On Call for New Mom Kelly Clarkson

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Photo Credit: Randee St. NicholasKelly Clarkson welcomed her baby girl, River Rose Blackstock, last week, and she’s got plenty of experienced friends with kids in Nashville to call on for parenting advice. One of those famous pals is mother of three Martina McBride, who recently sang a duet with Kelly on her latest album, Everlasting.

Martina tells ABC News Radio, “I told her if she ever wants to talk babies to come hang out with me because I’ve had three girls, and I just told her I would be there for her if she wanted …read more

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