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Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini literally land in your living room for the “CMA Fest” special

Bob D’Amico / ABCFor his second year hosting ABC’s annual special from CMA Music Festival, Thomas Rhett is really taking things to the next level. From the looks of this year’s first promo, he’ll actually come into your living room and sing to your dog.

In the spot, TR and his new co-host Kelsea Ballerini emerge from the TV to tease the big lineup. Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, and Florida Georgia Line will all take the stage from Nashville’s Nissan Stadium.

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Keith Urban relives March Madness in a Friday night TV special

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AT&T AUDIENCE NetworkThis spring, Keith Urban rocked the AT&T Block Party at the March Madness Music Festival in Phoenix, Arizona. Friday night, you can check out his performance in a new TV special.

In addition to new interview footage, the Aussie superstar delivers live versions of hits like “Somewhere in My Car” and “Wasted Time,” the latter of which is from his latest album, Ripcord.

You can preview Keith Urban: Live from Phoenix now on YouTube. The full special airs Friday at 9 p.m. ET on AUDIENCE Network.

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Bring Your Damaged Vehicle to LaFayette Collision For a Free Quote and Quality Repairs

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Marquette, MI  –  July 13, 2017  –  At Lafayette Collision Center it’s always a quality repair. Perfection in making your vehicle like Factory again is their number one priority. The LaFayette crew uses their intense training and experience to make every repair a quality fix. This 2015 Toyota Camry was brought in to LaFayette Collision […]

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Lady A delivers an early-morning sneak peek at the You Look Good World Tour

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ABC/Randy HolmesIf you haven’t checked out Lady Antebellum‘s You Look Good World Tour yet, you can get a little preview Friday morning on Good Morning America.

Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood will kick off their weekend by playing GMA‘s Summer Concert Series in New York City’s Central Park. You can watch for their performance starting at 7 a.m. on ABC, and you can bet their top ten hit, “You Look Good,” will be part of their set.

From there, Lady A travels to Wantagh, New York for their Friday night show with Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young. On Saturday, they …read more

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Shania Twain hopes you’ll “Come On Over” for her performance at the US Open

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Mercury NashvilleBelieve it or not, this fall will mark twenty years since the release of Shania Twain‘s smash crossover album, Come On Over. The Canadian country/pop superstar will celebrate that momentous occasion with a performance on the opening night of this year’s U.S. Open tennis tournament.

The kickoff for one of the biggest events in tennis will take place at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York. You can tune in for the festivities Monday, August 28 on ESPN2.

That’s slightly more than a month before the release of Shania’s first studio album in 15 years. NOW, which features the lead …read more

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock Sara Evans‘ 2011 #1, “A Little Bit Stronger,” was included in this film starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw. Can you name it? ANSWER: Country Strong.

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If you like “Drinkin’ Problem,” Midland is ready with another round

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BMLGWhat happens when a Calvin Klein model, an MTV-Award-winning video director and one of their former bandmates form a new trio? You get Midland — and a pretty big “Drinkin’ Problem.”

The threesome has managed to crack the top ten with their very first single, and on September 22, their 13-track debut album will follow. So far, we don’t know what it will be called.

Just in case you’re wondering, lead singer Mark Wystrach was the male model, while Cameron Duddyhas directed music videos for huge pop stars like Jennifer Lopez, Bruno Mars and Fifth Harmony. Guitarist Jess Carson had previously been …read more

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How do you duet without your partner? Keith Urban and Thomas Rhett explain

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Valory Music Co. With the increasing popularity of duets like “The Fighter” and “Craving You,” what’s an artist to do when their collaborator is not on the road with them?

Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood actually had the luxury of performing their hit together when Carrie accompanied the Aussie on tour Down Under last December. But now that they’re not out together, Carrie appears via video while Keith sings live.

But when it comes to Thomas Rhett’s #1, “Craving You,” in the absence of Maren Morris, he just goes it alone.

“It just sounds really bad when she’s not there,” TR deadpans. …read more

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Garth Brooks is taking his World Tour with wife Trisha Yearwood to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They’ll play Denny Sanford Premier Center on Saturday, September 16. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 21.

The countdown is on to this year’s CMA Awards. The nomination round of ballots went out to CMA members this Monday. The 2017 show will be held November 8 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

A bill just passed by the House of Representatives would name the post office in Bakersfield, California after Merle Haggard. The matter now goes to the Senate for a vote.

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