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Together again: Chris Stapleton & Justin Timberlake team up for “A Concert for Charlottesville”

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Courtesy of A Concert for Charlottesville and partnersChris Stapleton will represent country music at the all-star A Concert for Charlottesville later this month, as the Virginia community continues to come together after violent white nationalist rallies on August 11 and 12.

Charlottesville rockers Dave Matthews Band will headline the September 24 show at UVA Scott Stadium. Pop stars Ariana Grande and Pharrell Williams will also take the stage, along with rockers Cage the Elephant, the Tonight Show‘s The Roots and Brittany Howard from the Alabama Shakes.

Justin Timberlake is also on the bill, giving the Traveller hitmaker the chance to …read more

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Help after Harvey: Dustin Lynch plans Dallas benefit after visiting shelter

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ABC/Randy HolmesAfter being inspired by a visit to a Texas shelter this past weekend, Dustin Lynch is heading back to the Lone Star State to further help the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

The “Small Town Boy” will headline a benefit for the American Red Cross next Tuesday at Cowboys Red River in Dallas.

“The spirit of Texas and of country music is to help your neighbor, to pitch in when others are struggling,” Dustin says. “So many people have stepped up to lend a hand to those affected by this storm, and I’m proud to do my small part to support the …read more

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“For Her”: The top-ten hit that’s motivating Chris Lane fans to pop the question

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ABC/Image Group LA “For Her” becomes the second top-ten hit of Chris Lane‘s career this week, following his chart-topper from the summer of 2016, “Fix.”

Thanks to the video the North Carolina native did for the track, the romantic ballad may also be the reason quite a few couples are tying the knot.

“For the music video for ‘For Her,’ we did a real-life proposal, which was so cool,” Chris explains. “But that has now turned into, I get so many messages on the daily, of saying, ‘Hey, I’m gonna be at this show. Can I propose to my girlfriend?’ or you …read more

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock Country-Music-Hall-of-Famer George Strait happens to have a rather ironic middle name, given the hurricane that just struck his home state of Texas. Can you guess what it is? ANSWER: Harvey.

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock The grand opening of the first location of Blake Shelton‘s Ole Red restaurant and music venue will be Saturday, September 30 in his hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma.

LOCASH‘s Chris Lucas and his wife Kaitlyn welcomed their third child on Sunday, a little girl named Violet Reid.

Miranda Lambert will play the CMA Songwriters Series Tuesday, September 19 at Marathon Music Works in Nashville. The concert will air later as an episode of Front & Center on PBS.

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Little Big Town loves wine so much, Kimberly Schlapman’s even willing to stomp the grapes

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PRNewsfoto/4 Cellars Little Big Town is one of the most-nominated acts at this year’s CMA Awards, with nods for Vocal Group, Single, Album and Video of the Year — as well as a Song of the Year mention for Taylor Swift, who wrote their chart-topping hit, “Better Man.”

It’s a safe bet the wine was flowing after the nominations were announced on Monday, especially since the foursome has their own line of vino.

“We drink a lot of wine!” Phillip Sweet laughs, explaining how their Four Cellars brand started.

“I guess it was a couple years ago,” Jimi Westbrook continues, “we …read more

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Adam Craig – “Just a Phase” 103-FXD Song of the Day

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Marquette, Michigan – September 6th, 2017 – Adam Craig – “Just a Phase” is your new music add and song of the day for this Wednesday on 103-FXD! Adam Craig – “Just a Phase” is a powerful new song and can be heard today on 103-FXD. #1 in NEW Country – 103-FXD and WFXD.com! Be […]

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Old Dominion’s self-fulfilling prophecy: “Happy Endings” lives up to its name

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RCA Nashville Old Dominion decided to name their sophomore album Happy Endings, and so far, it’s living up to its title. This week, OD’s second record debuts at the top of Billboard‘s country chart, as it checks in at #7 on the all-genre tally as well.

“You’re looking at 5 humbled and grateful guys,” the band tweeted, along with a photo mentioning their nods for both Vocal Group and New Artist at the upcoming 51st CMA Awards. “After a week with a #1 song and #1 album — we get these nominations. #THANKYOU”

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King George throws his hat in the ring to help after Hurricane Harvey

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ABC/Image Group LA King George is stepping up to help his home state in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

George Strait and his Ace in the Hole Band will headline a Hurricane Harvey Relief Concert on September 12 at the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio, Texas. Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, and Texans Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen will also perform.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. CT on Wednesday, with proceeds going to the Rebuild Texas Fund.

As previously reported, special performances from the show will also air live during Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief. You …read more

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Jason Aldean travels to Memphis for baby name

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ABC/Image Group LA Jason Aldean is tipping his hat to Tennessee, with the name of his first son.

The two-time ACM Entertainer of the Year says he and wife Brittany will name their little boy Memphis, revealing the news in a social media post that includes a picture of the nursery. It’s decorated with the baby’s name spelled out in huge lights over the crib.

“We finally got our lil man’s room ready for him,” Jason added. “Can’t wait to meet you and bring you home to ur room, Memphis.”

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