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We know they can sing, but can they cook? CMA hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood stop by ABC’s “GMA” and “The Chew”

CMA/ABCBrad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are gearing up for the 51st Annual CMA Awards in a big way on Thursday.

They’ll begin the day with an appearance on Good Morning America, which starts at 7 a.m. on ABC. Then, the soon-to-be 10-year CMA hosts dip their toes into the culinary world, as they stick around to guest on The Chew, starting at 1 p.m. ET on ABC.

The countdown is on to the 2017 edition of country music’s most prestigious awards show. Brad and Carrie’s antics begin next Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET, as the CMA Awards air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone …read more

Remember me to Herald Square: Dustin Lynch, Lauren Alaina, Cam and more set to sing on the “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade”

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NBC UniversalCountry artists will supply plenty of star power to kick off the Christmas season on this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Dustin Lynch, Lauren Alaina, Cam and Sara Evans will all be getting up early so they can sing on the 91st edition of America’s most famous Turkey Day tradition. They’ll join big names from the worlds of pop, rock and R&B like 98 Degrees, Andra Day & Common, Flo Rida, Goo Goo Dolls, and Smokey Robinson.

Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon will also perform with his house band, The Roots, on the special, hosted by Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and …read more

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Live Original Country Music Hits the Ore Dock with Northern Troubadours Hosted by 103-FXD’s Adam Carpenter

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Marquette, MI  –  November 1, 2017  –  Enjoy your Thursday evening at Ore Dock Brewing Company for the monthly return of Northern Troubadours hosted by Adam and Jake of Chasin’ Steel. Jake and 103-FXD’s Adam Carpenter will be up on stage welcoming local artists and emceeing for the night. The evening offers a chance to […]

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Kenny Chesney shows his Love for Love City one more time, helps rescue the last dogs and cats stranded by Hurricane Irma

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Allister AnnIn the wake of devastation left behind in the Virgin Islands by Hurricane Irma, many beloved pets were left to fend for themselves. Earlier this week, Kenny Chesney‘s Love for Love City fund was able to transport the last ones to safety.

On Tuesday evening, around one hundred dogs and cats were airlifted from the Animal Care Center in St. John to no-kill shelters in Jacksonville, Florida and the surrounding areas. It’s a cause that’s close to Kenny’s heart.

“If you’ve ever loved a dog or cat,” the superstar says, “the idea of these poor animals who can’t find their people… …read more

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Zac Brown Band to welcome 2018 as part of an all-star lineup in Las Vegas

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Shore Fire Media/Jimmy FontaineZac Brown Band will kick off the New Year’s Eve celebration as part of an impressive lineup of talent in Las Vegas.

ZBB will play The Cosmopolitan New Year’s Eve weekend, along with rock gods Foo Fighters and Duran Duran, as well as hip-hop’s French Montana and DJ Mustard, and electronic dance artist Galantis.

Concerts will take place at various venues throughout the hotel, with Zac and company taking the stage Friday night at the 3,200-seat The Chelsea at 9 p.m. Then at 11 p.m., Zac’s side band, Sir Rosevelt, will play the Rose.Rabbit.Lie. supper club.

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Life Changes: Why Thomas Rhett may need to keep a closer eye on his dad

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The Valory Music Co.It wasn’t long ago that Thomas Rhett was telling reporters in Nashville how good his dad, singer/songwriter Rhett Akins, is with his young daughters Willa and Ada. But now it sounds as though TR may need to keep an eye on grandpa when he’s babysitting.

“The most redneck thing I’ve done lately,” Rhett Akins tells Country Aircheck, “Is [taking] my two-year-old granddaughter Willa riding on my camouflaged four-wheeler to fill the fish and deer feeders on my farm. I kind of turned my head while she ate raw corn out of the deer …read more

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock Seven years ago this week, this album — featuring the hit “Stuck Like Glue” — became Sugarland‘s third to debut at #1 on Billboard‘s country albums chart. Can you name it? ANSWER: The Incredible Machine.

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Garth Brooks to bring his North American tour to a close in Nashville

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ABC/Randy HolmesGarth Brooks is coming home to Nashville for the final North American stop on his World Tour.

The reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year will play Music City’s Bridgestone Arena on Saturday, December 16. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 10 at 10 a.m. CT.

This is the first time Garth has played the venue in seven years. In 2010, he staged a series of benefit shows at the Bridgestone to aid in recovery efforts after the devastating flood in Nashville earlier that year.

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“It’s like Oprah meets country music”: What Granger Smith learned opening for Garth Brooks

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BBR Music Group In a year that’s seen him opening for the likes of Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan and Garth Brooks, Granger Smith says there’s no denying that the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year stands head and shoulders above the rest.

“It seems like you continue to find out there’s always another level,” Granger tells ABC Radio. “There was something different about Garth. The entire organization, it was like they were operating on their own plan…They did everything a little bit differently, in a good way. They kinda flipped the script.”

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Darius Rucker stops by Harry Connick Jr.‘s talk show on Wednesday. Check your local listing to see when the syndicated Harry airs in your area.

Brett Young, Hunter Hayes, John Berry, Lindsay Ell and Halfway to Hazard will play the November 20 Christmas 4 Kids benefit at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. All proceeds go to pay for holiday shopping sprees for children in Middle Tennessee.

Kip Moore performs his #1 hit “More Girls Like You” Wednesday on Today. You can catch Kip during the 9 a.m. hour of NBC’s morning talk show.

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