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Newcomer Carly Pearce is off to the races, in more ways than one

BMLGWith her debut single, “Every Little Thing,” now in the top-20, Carly Pearce is locking in some major media exposure.

The Kentucky native will sing the national anthem Sunday, July 23 before the Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. You’ll be able to watch for her performance starting at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

Carly is currently working on her debut album with producer busbee, who’s known for his work with Maren Morris, Keith Urban, and Lady Antebellum. It’s expected to be out sometime in the fall.

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Toby Keith’s “Weed with Willie” and “Wacky Tobaccy” find their home on “The Bus Songs”

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Show DogIrreverent, under-the-influence tunes crafted late at night on Toby Keith‘s bus have long been part of his repertoire. Now, for the first time, the Oklahoma native is putting out a full album of them.

The Bus Songs will be released September 8, and will include his latest single “Wacky Tobaccy,” as well as a live recording of the favorite “Weed with Willie.”

Here’s the complete listing of the 12 tracks on The Bus Songs, which will be available for pre-order on July 21:

“S**** Golfer”
“Wacky Tobaccy”
“Runnin’ Block”
“Brand New Bow”
“Call a Marine”
“Hell No”
“The Critic”
“The Size I Wear”
“Ballad of a Balad”
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Huntin’, Fishin’ and Rakin’ in the Dough: Luke Bryan is country’s top money-maker of 2016, according to “Billboard”

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ABC/Image Group LA Four-time Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan is country music’s top money maker of 2016, according to a new ranking by Billboard.

Luke raked in $27.3 million last year to land at #8 on the publication’s list of the top 50 money makers. While that’s nothing to sneeze at, it’s roughly half of what the #1 earner made: Beyonce claims that title with $62.1 mill.

Kenny Chesney was the seventh biggest touring act in the U.S. last year, enough to secure the #10 spot with just a bit more than $25 million. Carrie Underwood …read more

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock The lead single from Shania Twain‘s landmark Come On Over album was released on September 23, 1997. Can you recall its title? ANSWER: “Love Gets Me Every Time.”

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No need to “Stay a Little Longer”: Brothers Osborne is “pretty damn close” to finishing new record

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ABC/Brett OronzioWith their latest hit “It Ain’t My Fault” in the top 15, CMA and ACM Vocal Duo of the Year Brothers Osborne are well on their way to finishing their sophomore album.

“We went down to Florida, just to get out of Nashville and kinda clear our heads a little bit, with Jay Joyce our producer, and we shacked up in a beach house,” John says of how they approached the record.

“We intended on maybe leaving with anywhere between six and eight songs, and we ended up recording eleven,” he reveals. “I can’t come out and say that we’ve finished …read more

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“Nashville” Recap: “The Night Before (Life Goes On)”

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CMTOn Thursday’s new episode of Nashville on CMT, Deacon Claybourne continued to battle his grief over the death of Rayna Jaymes, as he played a benefit for one of his late wife’s favorite causes.

As fate would have it, his potential paramour Jessie Caine was also on the bill, giving Deacon the chance to witness her being bullied by her nefarious ex-husband, Brad Maitland. Ultimately, Deacon and Jessie bonded over their inability to escape the shadows of their previous relationships.

Juliette Barnes struggled to learn new choreography, as she attempted to stage an elaborate concert number for the first time since …read more

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“My Kinda Party”: Jason Aldean’s ready for “A Little More Summertime” with his fans

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ABC/Image Group LA Two-time ACM Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean takes his They Don’t Know Tour to Morristown, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana this weekend, and when the temperature starts heating up, he says there’s no place he’d rather be that on the stage of an outdoor venue.

“You know, growing up in Georgia and Florida, I’m a summer kid,” Jason says. “So I love the beach and summer and sun and that time of year.”

After a long hard winter, the “A Little More Summertime” hitmaker finds that his fans are ready to party.

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Reba McEntire, Lee Ann Womack and Brandy Clark raised more than $50,000 for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America with their Wednesday night benefit at Nashville’s City Winery. Surprise guests Martina McBride, William Michael Morgan and Hunter Hayes also pitched in to help.

Dolly Parton‘s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love is nominated for Outstanding Television Movie at the Emmys on September 17.

Cassadee Pope has called off her engagement to drummer Rian Dawson, of the band All Time Low.

Duo Thompson Square has parted ways with their label Stoney Creek, an imprint of BBR Music Group.

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Sam Hunt – “Body Like a Back Road” 103-FXD Song of the Day

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Marquette, Michigan – July 14th, 2017 – Sam Hunt – “Body Like a Back Road” is your new music add and song of the day for this Friday on 103-FXD! Sam Hunt – “Body Like a Back Road” is a powerful new song and can be heard today on 103-FXD. #1 in NEW Country – […]

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