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Shania’s one-of-a-kind Las Vegas motorcycle can be yours…but it’ll cost you

Mercury NashvilleShania Twain is using her first new album in 15 years to raise some serious money for her foundation that helps underprivileged children.

If you’ve got $100,000 to donate, you can choose one of two pretty amazing “thank you” gifts: either the one-of-a-kind motorcycle Shania rode onstage during her Las Vegas residency, or dinner with the country/pop superstar and her husband Fred.

Don’t have quite that much? You can still pick up one of Shania’s Sin City stage outfits for $7,500, or buy yourself a $2,500 autographed guitar.

For those more interested in Shania’s new album, NOW, $350 will get you …read more

Toby Keith’s daughter Krystal involved in horrific wreck with drunk driver on July 4

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Courtesy Shock Ink/Photo credit: Kristin BarloweToby Keith‘s daughter Krystal narrowly missed being killed by a drunk driver on Independence Day, the 31-year-old revealed Friday on social media.

“Our 4th turned pretty horrific,” Krystal shared. “Hensley, Drew and I were on the way to watch fireworks on the 4th. A drunk driver almost took the lives of my entire family. We all survived the wreck but it’s gonna take some time to heal.”

Drew is Krystal’s husband, while Hensley is their daughter, who’ll be two in October. Krystal also included a photo of her white Mercedes …read more

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Little Big Town lends Old Dominion a hand on “Happy Endings”

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RCA Records NashvilleOld Dominion‘s new album, Happy Endings, will feature a dozen tracks, including a collaboration with Little Big Town.

Along with the LBT duet “Stars in the City,” the five-man-band’s sophomore effort closes with a live cut, titled “Can’t Get You.”

Fans who pre-order the record now will instantly be able to download the track “Written in the Sand,” as well as the lead single, the top-15 hit, “No Such Thing as a Broken Heart.” Three more songs will also be unlocked before the project’s August 25 release.

Here’s the complete track listing for Old Dominion’s second album, Happy Endings:

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Darius Rucker delivers infectious new single, “For the First Time”

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Capitol NashvilleWhen was the last time you did something for the first time? That’s the question Darius Rucker asks in his percussive new single, “For the First Time.”

The South Carolina native recalls how he came to write the tune. “As a songwriter, sometimes the smallest idea can elicit a feeling and then you have this daunting task of trying to relay that emotion and energy into a three-minute song,” he explains.

For Darius, that moment of inspiration came with the song’s opening line, “You say you’ve never danced to a dashboard singin’ R.E.M. under summer stars,” which name-checks the Athens, Georgia …read more

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The MLB All-Star Game has Lost Its Meaning

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Marquette, MI – July 7, 2017 – In 2003 the MLB had a radical idea. They wanted to give players an incentive to try and come out victorious in the annual All-Star game.  To provide that incentive, the MLB awarded the winning league home-field advantage in the World Series. This rule has lasted until now. […]

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Old Flames Can’t Hold a Candle to Dolly and Kesha

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Webster Public Relations Dolly Parton scored a #1 hit in 1980 with the song, “Old Flames Can’t Hold a Candle to You,” which was co-written by Pebe Sebert. The interesting thing is: Pebe Sebert happens to be the mother of pop star and Nashville native Kesha.

Now, we’ll get to find out what the “TiK ToK” and “Timber” hitmaker will sound like performing the classic with Dolly, since the two have recorded a new version for Kesha’s forthcoming album, Rainbow.

Coincidentally, Dolly also made an album in 1987 titled Rainbow. Kesha’s version will be out August 11.

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock Prior to winning Academy Awards for Mystic River and Milk, this actor directed Shania Twain‘s 1993 video for “Dance with the One That Brought You.” Can you name him? ANSWER: Sean Penn.

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How rapper Eminem helped inspire Dylan Scott’s breakthrough hit, “My Girl”

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Curb RecordsDylan Scott‘s breakthrough hit, “My Girl,” may very well be the only country song ever inspired by the rapper Eminem.

The idea for the tune was born when Dylan was home visiting his wife Blair, back when they were just dating.

“I moved to Nashville at 19 and she stayed in Louisiana, so we did long-distance for six years,” Dylan explains. “So I’d go home and visit her every chance I could, and this one particular time… we were riding around and she was flipping through my radio stations and she stopped when Eminem came on…”

Dylan says he’ll never forget …read more

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“Nashville” Recap: “Ghost in This House”

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CMTOn Thursday night’s new episode of Nashville on CMT, Deacon Claybourne resisted the idea of a romantic future after the death of his wife, Rayna Jaymes.

While several women made overtures toward the widower, Deacon himself was shocked to find he enjoyed spending time with singer/songwriter Jessie Caine. As Zach Welles steered him toward signing her to Highway 65, Deacon tried to circumvent any chance for romance by pointing out that the relationship should remain strictly platonic.

Meanwhile, Zach Welles’ future with Will Lexington was called into question as Will discovered Zach’s multiple cellphones, and a previous boyfriend he couldn’t let go …read more

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Brad Paisley and the Country Music Association are teaming up with Hostess to give away a trip to the 51st Annual CMA Awards November 8 in Nashville. You can enter at HostessSummerPlaylist.com.

Warner Music Nashville’s The Last Bandoleros will make their Grand Ole Opry debut on September 15.

You can check out newcomer Devin Dawson‘s new video for “All on Me” on YouTube. It was shot at the Tennessee State Prison, where the movie The Green Mile was also filmed.

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