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Lauren Alaina pours out all her emotions in new “Doin’ Fine” video

ABC/Lou RoccoAs Lauren Alaina approaches the top of the chart with her duet with Kane Brown, “What Ifs,” she’s also releasing the new video for her own single, “Doin’ Fine.”

The Georgia native sports multiple glamorous looks in the clip — including for one memorable, rain-soaked scene — all in the name of communicating the message of the self-penned tune.

“When a really big life-changing event takes place, you feel a flood of emotions,” the talkative American Idol runner-up says. “Some days you cry. Some days you’re angry and some days you’re happy.”

She adds, “It was really important to me to use …read more

Cam comes home to the Best Coast on new headlining tour

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ABC/Image Group LA “Burning House” hitmaker Cam will launch her Best Coast Tour November 28 at the iconic Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California.

“I’m coming home to tour the West Coast!” the California native says. “I’ve picked some of the cutest and quirkiest venues, I’ve built a crazy visual set, and I even get to play new music from the upcoming album!… I’m so proud to come home and show off what I’ve created!”

Cam’s currently busy working on her sophomore album, with the follow-up to Untamed to be released sometime in 2018.

Here’s the itinerary for Cam’s Best Coast Tour, …read more

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Country Rising: Stars from Garth Brooks to George Strait coming together to help hurricane victims

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The GreenRoom The country community is coming together in a big way to help the victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria.

Practically every big-name country star you can think of will take part in Country Rising: Nashville Gives for Hurricane Relief November 12 at Music City’s Bridgestone Arena.

Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton, George Strait and Carrie Underwood make up the initial lineup, with more names to be added in the coming days.

Tickets go on sale Friday, October 6 at 10 a.m. CT. Money raised …read more

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Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan confirmed as new “American Idol” judges

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ABCAfter weeks — nay, months — of speculation, it’s finally official: Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan will be joining Katy Perry at the judges’ table on ABC’s reboot of American Idol.

Lionel’s name had been in the mix almost from the very beginning, while Luke’s name has been thrown around for the past couple of weeks. The panel can now boast a bonafide R&B/pop legend, a red-hot current pop star, and a country music superstar. All three judges will appear on ABC’s Good Morning America on October 4.

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From “Fighter” to Champion: BMI to honor Keith Urban

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ABC/Randy HolmesBroadcast Music Incorporated will honor Keith Urban with its Champion Award Tuesday, November 7 at the 65th annual BMI Country Awards in Nashville. The performing rights organization is honoring the “Fighter” hitmaker for his work in helping the next generation of singers, songwriters and musicians, and his efforts to further music education.

So far, the Aussie superstar has helped raised $2.6 million for the Country Music Hall and Museum through the All for the Hall concerts. Sales of his URBAN Guitar Collection have also brought in money for both the Grammy Foundation and the Mr. Holland’s Opus Fund.

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In new AUDIENCE special, Chris Lane reveals the moment everything changed

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ABC/George BurnsFriday’s a big day for Chris Lane. The “Fix” hitmaker will drop the lead single from his sophomore album — “Take Back Home Girl,” a duet with pop star Tori Kelly — and he’ll also star in his own special on the AUDIENCE Network.

“A moment for me that changed everything was hearing my song on the radio for the first time,” Chris says in a promo for the concert and interview special. “Shortly after that, more and more people started showing up at the shows and started singing along…That was a special moment for me …read more

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock Not only are these two legends nominated for a CMA for their duet on “Funny How Time Slips Away,” but 32 years ago this month, they helped kick off the very first Farm Aid concert. Can you name the two Country Music Hall-of-Famers? ANSWER: Willie Nelson and Glen Campbell.

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A “Legend” in the making: ASCAP to honor Kelsea Ballerini with Vanguard Award

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Black River EntertainmentKelsea Ballerini is nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year at the upcoming 51st CMA Awards, but she’s already locked in another prize, which she’ll receive days before the November 8 ceremony.

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers will give Kelsea its Vanguard honor at the 55th ASCAP Country Music Awards on Monday, November 6 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.

The night pays tribute to the songwriters and publishers behind the most-performed songs of 2016. The Vanguard Award goes specifically to someone ASCAP believes is shaping the future of American music. Chris Stapleton picked up the honor last …read more

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After 15 years in the making, Shania “NOW” arrives: “I didn’t think I would ever make another album without Mutt”

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Mercury NashvilleShania Twain‘s first album in 15 years, NOW, is new in stores and online today.

The icon admits it’s a time she once thought would never come, after her split from longtime musical partner and former husband, Mutt Lange. Vocal problems only reinforced her belief.

“I took the long, long, long, long, long way around. I really didn’t think that I would ever make another album without Mutt…” Shania reveals. “It was a huge loss in my life… to lose Mutt. I just thought, well starting over in life is hard enough… You know, music, forget that. I didn’t have my …read more

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Dolly Parton‘s theme park, Dollywood, kicks off its largest Harvest Festival ever Friday in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Shania Twain promotes her new album, NOW, Friday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Check your local listings to see when it airs in your area.

New group LANCO recently stopped by the Academy of Country Music’s L.A. offices and performed their first top-15 hit, “Greatest Love Story.” You can check out highlights from the visit on YouTube.

Kentucky natives Halfway to Hazard recently partnered with a local television station in their home state for a telethon that raised more than …read more

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