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Country Star Trivia

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Comstock/ThinkstockKip Moore is a native of which southeastern state? ANSWER: Georgia.

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Thomas Rhett Grew Up on the Road Thanks to His Dad Rhett Akins

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Photo Courtesy of Thomas RhettMost new artists don’t know what it’s like to live on a tour bus and travel from city to city until they actually launch their careers, but Thomas Rhett has been living that lifestyle since childhood thanks to his dad, singer/songwriter Rhett Akins.

“I remember going on the road with dad a whole lot,” Thomas says. “I remember being that kid that wanted to ask dad to write me a doctor’s note on Thursday so I could get out on a Friday and hop on the bus.”

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Miranda Lambert Just Says No to Wardrobe Changes on Upcoming Platinum Tour

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Photo Credit: David McClisterMiranda Lambert is often seen rocking high-fashion looks on magazine covers and red carpets, but you won’t find her putting on a fashion show for her upcoming Platinum tour. Miranda works hard to keep the focus on her music.

She explains, “I try to really focus on the music and the covers we pick and the video content and really it being about the band and the crowd more than the outfits I could possibly change into.”

Just picking out one outfit for a show is enough of a challenge for Miranda.

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Nashville Notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockScotty McCreery took his dad, Mike, to the U.S. Open golf championship in Pinehurst, NC, over the weekend to celebrate Father’s Day.

Miranda Lambert played a surprise club show in Fort Walton Beach, FL, Saturday night at The Block, according to Northwest Florida Daily News.

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman made a visit to the Monash Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, Friday. According to the Daily Mail, they sang “Amazing Grace” with patients and their families during the visit.

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The Band Perry’s Neil and Reid Perry Stood by Sister Kimberly as She Tied the Knot

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Photo Credit: Tec PetajaThe Band Perry‘s Kimberly Perry had her brothers Neil and Reid Perry serve as her best men as she tied the knot with her fiancé, pro baseball player J.P. Arencibia, last Thursday. The ceremony took place at the First Presbyterian Church in Kimberly’s hometown of Greeneville, TN. J.P.’s young nieces served as his groomswomen.

Kimberly’s white dress was designed by Reem Acra, and the Stella Sisters, Lennon & Maisy, of ABC’s Nashville, provided special music during the service. Carrie Underwood and her husband, Mike Fisher, were in attendance, and a reception was held after the …read more

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Country Music’s Famous Dads Share Parenting Stories This Father’s Day

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Big Machine RecordsFather’s Day is this weekend, and many of country’s top stars will be celebrating the holiday with their kids, including Tim McGraw. He and wife, Faith Hill, have three daughters together, and Tim admits they’ve played a big role in helping him calm down over the years.

“I think either I’m getting mellower with age or they’re teaching me patience,” Tim says. “One or the other. I’m not sure which one it is. Probably a combination of both.”

Rascal Flatts lead singer Gary LeVox feels he’s learned a lot from his daughters, too.

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Kelly Clarkson Announces Birth of Daughter, River Rose

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ABC/Jon LeMayKelly Clarkson announced the birth of her daughter on her Facebook and Twitter feeds on Saturday.

“Our baby girl River Rose Blackstock arrived on June 12th!” Clarkson posted. She added that both she and her husband, Brandon Blackstock, “are on cloud 9!!”

Our baby girl River Rose Blackstock arrived on June 12th! Thank you everyone for all of your well wishes! Brandon and I are on cloud 9!! 🙂

— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) June 14, 2014

Clarkson, the winner of the first season of American Idol, was married to Brandon Blackstock in October 2013. The pair announced in November …read more

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Josh Turner Performing “The Star-Spangled Banner” in Honor of the Song’s 200th Anniversary

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MCA NashvilleJosh Turner is one of the artists singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” Saturday as part of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History’s celebration of the song’s 200th anniversary. Josh has recorded a special video version of the national anthem that will be posted to AnthemforAmerica.SI.edu Saturday as part of a live Flag Day event in Washington, D.C.

Speaking of the anthem, Josh says, “It was inspired by an actual event where our country was attacked, prevailed and our flag was still waving in the aftermath. It outlines what our flag stands …read more

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Jason Aldean Spends the Afternoon Fishing with Youngest Daughter, Kendyl

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Photo Credit: James MinchinJason Aldean got in some quality time with his daughter Kendyl this week while fishing in Florida. Jason posted a picture on Instagram of himself holding a fish with his youngest daughter smiling by his side. The caption reads, “Gotta start em young. Kendyl rippin lips in Florida. #yougogirl.”

Jason is headlining the Burn It Down tour all summer long with special guest Florida Georgia Line. Go to JasonAldean.com for dates.

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Kip Moore Admits to Big Celebrity Crush on Shania Twain

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MCA NashvilleKip Moore has a big celebrity crush on Shania Twain. In fact, her “Any Man of Mine” video is his favorite of all time.

Kip tells CMT.com, “That’s when I discovered that we were meant to be together. She just doesn’t know it yet.”

Kip and Shania are on the same record label, so there’s a good chance he might get to meet her one day. Unfortunately for Kip, Shania tied the knot with her husband, Fred, in 2011.

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