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Put It Off Until Tomorrow: Basketball alters Tim & Faith’s schedule

ABC/Image Group LAThe success of Atlanta’s basketball team is throwing a kink into Tim McGraw and Faith Hill‘s schedule.

The superstar couple is postponing their Saturday Soul2Soul show at Philips Arena, so the Atlanta Hawks can take on the Charlotte Hornets in game 3 of the first-round of the NBA’s Eastern Conference playoffs.

Fans won’t have to wait too long to see the “Speak to a Girl” hitmakers, however. They’d already accounted for the playoff possibility and will instead play their Atlanta show on Sunday.

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Why every night is a “double date” on Thomas Rhett’s Home Team Tour

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Bob D’Amico/ABCWhile we don’t know a lot about Kelsea Ballerini‘s fiancé, it does appear that up-and-coming Australian country singer Morgan Evans definitely has the Thomas Rhett seal of approval.

Kelsea’s current Home Team tour mate even went so far as to say that Morgan might be one of his “favorite human beings that ever exist[ed].”

“When he’s not there, I’m like ‘Oh, gosh,” Thomas Rhett tells People. He goes on to reveal that Kelsea is similarly disappointed when his better half isn’t along on tour.

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The More I Drink: Eric Church, Little Big Town, Reba and more raise a glass for a good cause

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ABC/Image Group LAA who’s-who of the biggest stars in Nashville will start next week by drinking a little wine — all for a good cause, of course.

Eric Church, Reba McEntire, Dustin Lynch, Little Big Town‘s Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook and Phillip Sweet, Cole Swindell, Chris Young, Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery and more will all raise a glass for the T.J. Martell Foundation’s annual Best Cellars Dinner.

In addition to a four-course gourmet meal, the Monday evening event at Omni Nashville will also showcase a different celebrity and a different world-class vintage of vino at each table.

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“Yeah Boy!”: Kelsea Ballerini joins Thomas Rhett to host ABC’s CMA Music Festival TV special

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Bob D’Amico / ABCMove over Brett Eldredge, here comes Kelsea Ballerini!

Kelsea will co-host ABC’s annual CMA Music Festival TV special with her current tourmate, Thomas Rhett. The “Yeah Boy” hitmaker takes over for Brett as TR’s co-host: he was on tour with TR before the 2016 show.

“I’ve grown up going to CMA Fest as a fan…” Kelsea recalls, “and now being able to host… is going to be another crazy thing of the bucket list. I can’t wait to test out my hosting skills and perform again this year!”

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Runway-ready: Hillary Scott unveils LaBellum tonight on HSN

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ABC/Chris HolloIf you’ve ever wished you could raid Hillary Scott‘s closet, this may be just about as close as you’ll ever come. On Thursday, the Lady Antebellum frontwoman debuts her new line of clothes on HSN, as part of the network’s Music City Nashville promotion.

Hillary first takes to the airwaves to roll out LaBellum at 9 p.m. ET, and she’ll be back at 10 p.m. too. Expect “lace, romance, ruffles and boho-chic,” along with some western flair in Hillary’s designs. You can preview the collection at HSN.com now.

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/ThinkstockLady Antebellum scored their first #1 in 2009, with the third single from their self-titled debut album. Can you name the trio’s first chart-topping song? ANSWER: “I Run to You.”

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Rhett Akins can “Die a Happy Man” now that he’s seen Thomas Rhett as “Star of the Show”

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ABC/Image Group LATonight at Music City’s Ascend Amphitheater, Thomas Rhett plays the first of two sold-out shows in his hometown on his Home Team Tour. While TR has expressed his surprise at being able to headline at this stage in his career, there’s one person who’s even more flabbergasted by it all: his dad, hit songwriter and 90’s artist Rhett Akins.

The proud father admits he watched in wonder as the crowds poured in for TR’s first few dates with his name at the top of the ticket.

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockBrad Paisley performs Thursday evening on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. You can catch the show starting at 11:35 p.m. ET on NBC.

Wynonna & the Big Noise, Elle King, Boz Skaggs and more will perform at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium during the second annual Dylan Fest May 23 and 24, to mark the Nobel Prize winner’s 76th birthday.

Lauren Alaina, Chris Janson, Kip Moore and Michael Ray are just some of the artists who’ll join the Peach Pickers for their fourth annual benefit May 16 at Music City’s historic Ryman Auditorium. The Peach Pickers are made up …read more

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