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“A Day with Dolly”: The country icon stops by “Sprout House” for new children’s special

Universal Kids, NBCUniversalYou can spend A Day with Dolly starting on Tuesday, as the entertainment icon stars in a new Sprout House special that premieres at 11:05 a.m. ET on Universal Kids.

Dolly will perform songs like “A Friend Like You,” “You Can Do It” and “Together Forever,” all from her first-ever children’s album, I Believe in You. She’ll also be joined by the show’s host, Carly, as well as the loveable puppy puppet, Snug.

A Day with Dolly will re-air both Wednesday and Thursday at 9:55 a.m. ET, before also premiering on the Sprout YouTube …read more

Luke Bryan locks in his 19th #1, pays tribute to Lionel Richie

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ABC/Paula LoboLuke Bryan brings home the 19th #1 of his career this week, as “Light It Up” ascends to the top of the country chart.

“Light It Up” is the lead single from the Georgia native’s new What Makes You Country album. He’ll perform the track “Most People Are Good” Tuesday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Check your local listings to see when the syndicated show airs in your area.

Last week, Luke also recorded another high-profile TV appearance, this time in Washington, D.C. He’ll pay tribute to his fellow American Idol judge Lionel Richie during this year’s 40th Annual Kennedy Center …read more

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Chris Stapleton takes “Volume 2” to #1, as the second “From A Room” set debuts

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ABC/Image Group LAChris Stapleton captures the top spot on Billboard‘s country albums chart this week, with the second volume of his recordings From A Room.

The CMA Male Vocalist of the Year sold 116,000 copies of From A Room: Volume 2, with a total that increases to 125,000 units when you account for album-equivalent units. By comparison, May’s first set moved 219,000 in its initial week.

On the all-genre Billboard 200, Chris couldn’t quite make it to #1, thanks to a little rock band named U2 and their latest effort, Songs of Experience. …read more

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Come to the compound: Florida Georgia Line envisions new headquarters in Music City

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ABC/Image Group LANext up for Florida Georgia Line, the duo will build their own creative compound not far from Nashville’s Music Row.

Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley envision a garden-sanctuary environment that will be made up primarily of three ventures: FGL’s publishing company Tree Vibez Music; Brian’s wife Brittney‘s clothing brand, Tribe Kelley; and a new meeting and event space called meet + greet. The new location is at 1910 21st Avenue South, in the Hillsboro Village neighborhood.

“Passionate people inspire other passionate people,” Brian says. “We thrive on letting our imaginations run wild and can’t …read more

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Dan and Shay – “Road Trippin'” 103-FXD Song of the Day

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Dan and Shay – “Road Trippin'” 103-FXD Song of the Day

Marquette, Michigan – December11th, 2017 – Dan and Shay – “Road Trippin’” is your new music add and song of the day for this Friday on 103-FXD! Dan and Shay – “Road Trippin’” is a powerful new song and can be heard today on 103-FXD. #1 in NEW Country – 103-FXD and WFXD.com! Be sure […]

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/ThinkstockIn 1989, Travis Tritt scored a top-10 hit with his debut single. Can you name the barroom anthem that put the Georgia native on the map? ANSWER: “Country Club.”

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockWalker Hayes has a busy week ahead of him following the release of his debut album, boom. The country singer will perform his current single, “You Broke Up with Me,” on NBC’s TODAY Show on Dec. 11 and on CBS’ The Talk on Dec. 12. Check your guide for local listings.

Country duo Walker McGuire, composed of Jordan Walker and Johnny McGuire, will release their self-titled debut EP on Jan. 12. Their forthcoming single, “Lost,” will hit radio on Jan. 16 and is currently available for streaming on all digital platforms.

The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) announced that its 26th …read more

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“My Christmas dreams were broken”: The part of the holiday that didn’t make Brett Eldredge “Glow”

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ABC/Mark LevineLike so many of us these days, Christmas-lover Brett Eldredge is busy decking the halls. But “The Long Way” hitmaker admits he does have some help.

“I deck out my house with Christmas stuff. Do I do it myself one-hundred percent? No, my mom is the mastermind of all the décor,” he says. “If it was something like really awful-looking, I would tell her. But other than that, I’m like, ‘Let’s go crazy. I’ll help you set it up. You tell me where to put stuff.’ And we decorate the tree.”

For Brett, it was especially sweet to get to play …read more

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