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Deck the halls with Darius and Disney this holiday season

ABC/Image Group LAThis year, you can deck the halls with Darius Rucker and Disney.

The South Carolina native will help kick off the Christmas season on Thursday, November 30, as he performs “Winter Wonderland” on The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration. The two-hour special starts at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

Then on Christmas morning, Darius will do another song from his 2014 Home for the Holidays album on Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration. Tune in at 10 a.m. ET on ABC to catch his performance.

Julianne Hough and Nick Lachey will host both specials, along with Jesse Palmer. …read more

Lady A and the legend who sang “Lady” to be honored at Sunday’s SESAC awards

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ABC/Randy HolmesThe music rights organization SESAC will honor Lady Antebellum with its Humanitarian Award Sunday night during its annual ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood will be recognized for the work they’ve done through their charitable organization, LadyAid. Most recently, the trio gave $200,000 to help hurricane victims in Puerto Rico, having shot their “Heart Break” video there before the storm.

Hillary will also present Kenny Rogers with SESAC’s Legacy honor on Sunday, at the evening also known as the Nashville Music Awards.

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Blake Shelton brings the big “Dogs” to “Live with Kelly and Ryan” on Friday

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David Becker/Getty Images via ABCBlake Shelton crowns a week-long media blitz with an appearance Friday morning on Live with Kelly and Ryan.

Throughout the week, the coach on The Voice has premiered tracks from his new album, Texoma Shore, on various shows. He did “At the House” and “I Lived It” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Today, while unveiling “Turnin’ Me On” on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

For his visit with Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest, Blake will sing his top-ten lead single, “I”ll Name the Dogs.” You can catch Live with Kelly and Ryan following …read more

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And the award goes to: Trisha Yearwood, Dustin Lynch, Luke Combs & more to pass out trophies at the CMAs

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Country Music AssociationIt’s just a matter of days until the 51st Annual CMA Awards, and the Country Music Association is lining up the stars who’ll be handing out trophies on country’s biggest night.

New Artist of the Year nominees Lauren Alaina, Luke Combs and Brett Young will all take a turn at the proverbial podium, with Dustin Lynch and Trisha Yearwood pitching in to help as well.

There’ll be plenty of stars from the ABC family, including Jason Ritter and JoAnna Garcia Swisher from Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, and The Mayor‘s Lea Michele.

Movie stars Tyler Perry — the actor, director, producer …read more

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock Twenty-five years ago this week, Country-Music-Hall-of-Famer Alan Jackson guest-starred on this hit TV series starring Andy Griffith. Can you name it? ANSWER: Matlock.

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“Ask Me How I Know”: Why Garth Brooks is particularly excited about his CMA Awards performance next week

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ABC RadioNext Wednesday night in Nashville, Garth Brooks defends his title as the current CMA Entertainer of the Year.

While it’s not surprising that he’s also secured a coveted performance slot on the show, even Garth himself is pleased about WHAT he’ll get to sing.

“It’s pretty cool,” he tells ABC Radio. “They came to me and said, ‘Hey look, we want to treat Garth Brooks like a current artist.’ I said, ‘What does that mean?’ He goes, ‘We want you to play the current single.’ I said, ‘Are you kidding me?’ I can’t remember the last time I got …read more

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Newcomer Ryan Kinder will kick off his 14-city headlining tour November 10 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Runaway June‘s new video for “Wild West” will premiere November 11 on CMT Hot 20 Countdown. You can catch the show Saturdays and Sundays starting at 9 a.m. ET.

If you missed Kip Moore performing his #1 hit “More Girls Like You” on the Today show, you can catch his visit with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb online.

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