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Three Charged with Disorderly Conduct Outside Taylor Swift’s Home

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Credit: Sarah BarlowThree people in their twenties were charged with disorderly conduct on Sunday after they threw beer bottles and shouted expletives at security officers outside Taylor Swift’s Rhode Island mansion.

The Westerly Sun reports that according to police, the three — two men and a woman — gave the finger to the security guards and shouted profanity, and threw the bottles onto Taylor’s property in Watch Hill. When officers arrived, one of them ran away; the others were taken into custody and handcuffed. The one who ran away, 29-year-old Michael …read more

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Lee Brice Working Hard to Please His Toughest Critic, Five-Year-Old Son Takoda

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CurbWhen fans hear Lee Brice‘s new album, I Don’t Dance, this September, they can rest assured that all the songs have been kid-approved. While recording the album, Lee often ran the new music past his five-year-old son, Takoda.

“Sarah doesn’t even know,” Lee tells ABC News Radio of playing songs for his and wife Sara’s son. “I’ll pick him up from school, and I go, ‘Hey, you wanna hear a new song?’ He’ll go, ‘Yeah! Yeah!'”

Takoda doesn’t come right out and say what he thinks about the songs, but Lee has a way of figuring …read more

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Nashville Notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockTim McGraw opens up about his rigorous training schedule and his decision to quit drinking in cover story of the July/August double issue of Men’s Health. It’s available for download now and will hit newsstands Tuesday, June 24.

Toby Keith braved a thunderstorm with winds at 20 to 30 miles per hour Saturday night to perform his headlining show at the Winstock Music Festival in Winstead, Minnesota.

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The Band Perry, Lee Brice, Brett Eldredge and More Participating in ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp

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Republic NashvilleThe 5th Annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp runs June 23 through 27 in Nashville. Some of country’s top stars, including The Band Perry, Lee Brice, Brett Eldredge and Wynonna, will participate in songwriting workshops, field trips, studio recording sessions and other music enrichment events with campers diagnosed with Williams syndrome.

The week-long camp concludes with the campers performing on the Grand Ole Opry with Chris Janson Friday, June 27. The ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp is held in connection with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

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Willie Nelson’s Luck, TX Ranch Heavily Damaged in Storm

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Shock InkWillie Nelson‘s private Luck, Texas ranch was heavily damaged when tornado-force winds ripped through the spread last week. According to a post on Willie’s Facebook page, the bank and post office were destroyed, and the World Headquarters in Luck was “holding on by a splinter.” Several photos of the damage were posted on Willie’s page, too.

The post continues, “Some towns got it a lot worse, so we ain’t complaining. Luck is a tough town. It can be rebuilt.”

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Keith Urban Says Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey Were “Hoodwinked” into American Idol Feud

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FOXKeith Urban says Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey got “a bit hoodwinked” when agreeing to appear as judges on American Idol‘s 12th season back in 2013. While Keith got along fine with both Nicki and Mariah at the judges’ table, the relationship between the two divas was reportedly full of tension and hostility.

Keith tells Australian radio show Fitzy and Wippa, “I think there was a sort of concerted effort to make this incredibly fricticious environment, to make the show something it was never intended to be. I really felt for both of …read more

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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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