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Put up your dukes: Reba’s ready for Celebrity Fight Night

ABC/Mark LevineIt was Elton John who sang “Saturday Night’s Alright (for Fighting),” but it seems Reba McEntire‘s up for jumping in the ring too.

On Saturday, March 10, Reba will host Celebrity Fight Night XXIV at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. This is the 13th year in a row the Country Music Hall of Famer has led the evening, which brings together stars from the worlds of sports and entertainment.

The 2018 show promises a once-in-a-lifetime performance by Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler and a whole lot more. Reba’s fellow Oklahoma native Kristin Chenoweth is on the …read more

ABC RadioGeorge Strait and Chris LeDoux may be Garth Brooks‘ heroes, but the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year says he’s open to some non-country collaborations if they’re “sincere.”

“I love Ed Sheeran,” Garth told the Beaumont Enterprise, before kicking off Rodeo Houston on Tuesday. “I think he’s fantastic. The guy’s so talented,” he said of the British pop superstar behind smashes like “Thinking Out Loud,” “Shape of You” and “Perfect.”

Garth also revealed he wrote with Pink last year, and has a little fascination with Lady Gaga.

“Gaga is kind of my girl,” Garth admitted. “She’s an entertainer, which I really …read more

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Warner Music NashvilleBlake Shelton‘s newest music video is set to arrive on Friday.

The Oklahoma native shared a short clip of the video for “I Lived It” on Twitter on Wednesday. In the snippet, Blake walks down a country road and plays the guitar, in scenes that look very similar to the cover of his Texoma Shore album.

With the kickoff of season 14 of The Voice under his belt, Blake is now ready to hit the road. He plays RodeoHouston on Thursday, before taking his Country Music Freaks Tour to Dallas, Texas and Bossier City, Louisiana on …read more

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Big Loud RecordsJake Owen‘s new single takes both its melody and its inspiration from John Mellencamp‘s 1982 classic, “Jack & Diane.”

Before he committed to putting out “I Was Jack (You Were Diane),” Jake made sure he had the legendary rocker’s blessing.

“The most important thing to me and my team is that we sent the song to Mellencamp,” Jake says, “and he digs the track. Getting his stamp of approval sealed the deal for me that this song should be our debut single.”

Jake’s new tune is just the latest country song to tip its hat to the American rocker from …read more

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/ThinkstockIn 1993, Loretta Lynn guest-starred on a classic sitcom, in an episode titled “Lanford Daze.” Can you name this comedy, which is getting a revival next month on ABC? ANSWER: Roseanne.

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Thomas Rhett – “Marry Me” 103-FXD Song of the Day

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Marquette, Michigan – February 28th, 2018 – Thomas Rhett – “Marry Me” is your new music add and song of the day for this day on 103-FXD! Thomas Rhett – “Marry Me” is a powerful new song and can be heard today on 103-FXD. #1 in NEW Country – 103-FXD and WFXD.com! Be sure to […]

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Two-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Mary Chapin Carpenter will launch her 2018 tour June 16 in Lenox, Massachusetts, with tickets going on sale this Friday. MCC’s new album, Sometimes Just the Sky, is due March 30.

The latest episode of Front and Center, featuring Clint Black, premieres Friday, March 2 on PBS. You can preview Clint’s performance of his hit, “Better Man,” on YouTube now.

On Wednesday, Dolly Parton guests on Good Morning America, which starts at 7 a.m. on ABC. Newcomer Devin Dawson wraps up the day by performing “All on Me” on …read more

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Thirty TigersScotty McCreery notches the first #1 of his country career this week with “Five More Minutes,” a song he wrote early, as he created the album that would become Seasons Change.

“It was February 5, I’m pretty sure, of 2015,” he recalls. “And it was like my third write of the entire… writing process for the next project.”

“It was just a couple of weeks after I lost my granddaddy,” Scotty explains. “And we were talking about how, you lose somebody and then you just wish you had another day… And I had a few things I would’ve liked to have …read more

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ABC/Image Group LA Florida Georgia Line won’t just be doing a free concert in Nashville on April 4 — they’ll also be pulling out all the stops.

“We’re bringing all the bells and whistles,” Tyler Hubbard promises.

“We were like, ‘If we’re going to play Nashville, we need to do it right. Let’s rock this thing,’” Brian Kelley agrees, adding that fans should expect to see some pyro at the show that will unveil the new uniforms of the Tennessee Titans.

“We’re just jacked,” Brian continues. “Nashville is a bull’s-eye for everyone to come to right now. Anytime we can represent this city …read more

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ABC/Eric LiebowitzIt looks like there will definitely be some surprises in store, when the new season of American Idol premieres March 11 on ABC.

“Caption this,” Luke Bryan shared on social media on Tuesday, along with a photo of him dressed in a nearly identical curly wig and black mustache as Katy Perry. While the pop star seems to be channeling her best Groucho Marx, Luke – on the other hand — looks less than pleased. Fellow judge Lionel Richie stands between them, looking a little stunned.

It’s anyone’s guess exactly what’s going on, but we should find …read more

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