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Tim McGraw puts “Gravy” front and center on his Thanksgiving table with family-focused new...

John Russell/CMAThanksgiving might look a little different this year than normal, but Tim McGraw is keeping things in perspective with the heartwarming new music video for his song, “Gravy.” In the clip, Tim spotlights cherished family mem...

Chris Stapleton makes his first-ever stand atop the ‘Billboard’ Country Songwriters Chart

ABCEarlier this month, Chris Stapleton dropped his fourth studio album, Starting Over. The project soared to number-one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and also swept into the top five on the all-genre Billboard 200. Now, Starting Over has e...

Morgan Wallen is getting a second chance at a ‘Saturday Night Live’ debut next...

ABC/Image Group LAMorgan Wallen is getting a Saturday Night Live do-over in December, as he’s booked to give his performance debut on the show during one of the final three episodes of the year. Variety reports that Morgan will perform dur...

With help from Chris Young, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee declares Nov. 24 ‘Tracy Lawrence...

Jordan SmithTracy Lawrence is now the recipient of an official day of recognition, with November 24 dubbed “Tracy Lawrence Day.”  Tennessee Governor Bill Lee bestowed the honor on Tracy, and Chris Young officially presented it to his...

Dierks Bentley trash-talks Thomas Rhett — for a good cause — in the #GoodHandsChallenge

ABCAs country stars and fans gear up for Thanksgiving, Dierks Bentley and Thomas Rhett have some downtime on their hands -- and they’re using it to help raise money for a good cause.

A few days ago, Thomas tried his luck at flick football as part of the #GoodHandsChallenge, which college football commentator Kirk Herbstreit launched in partnership with insurance company Allstate.

The challenge calls on fans to film themselves playing flick football, and Kirk will judge the best videos on social media. Meanwhile, Allstate will donate up to $150,000 to scholarship funds.

Kirk challenged Thomas to get the ball rolling, and the singer obliged, sending his paper football smack into the center of the goal post on his first try. He then challenged Dierks, who of course had to put his own comedic spin on the stunt.

“Here we go! Thomas Rhett said he did in the first try. Yeah, right,” Dierks joked as he got ready to take his shot, and send the paper football flying over its target.

“I mean, it was such a good kick, it went over the goalposts, but instant replay shows it was actually inside the posts, much further back than Thomas Rhett,” the “Gone” singer crowed, doing his best sports commentator impression. “I win.”

Every video submission in the #GoodHandsChallenge will be matched with a $10 donation to college scholarship funds. Anyone can participate, though Dierks singled out singer Chuck Wicks to try his hand at the challenge next.

By Carena Liptak
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LoCash will keep holiday traditions rolling this year with their Christmas Bash livestream concert

Courtesy of BBR Music GroupThrowing a holiday party is a yearly tradition for “One Big Country Song” duo LoCash, and this year, they’re taking the festivities virtual. The band has just announced their Christmas Bash, which will liv...

Country star trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockThis Christian, pop crossover singer is celebrating her 60th birthday. Known for her popular cover of "Sleigh Ride," she and husband Vince Gill also host a yearly holiday show at the Ryman Auditorium. Can you guess who it i...

Morgan Wallen’s small-town anthem reaches way “More Than My Hometown” with latest chart success

John ShearerMorgan Wallen’s homage to his hometown has reached listeners in small towns nationwide, as “More Than My Hometown” ascends to the top spot on country radio. That makes the single Morgan’s fourth in a row to go numb...

Nashville notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockPriscilla Block has unveiled the video for her viral hit, "Just About Over You." Priscilla released the song independently through social media earlier this year and is now signed to UMG Nashville.&nbsp...

Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman has the secret for preparing a “mighty fine” turkey

Reid Long and Becky FlukeIn addition to being one-fourth of Little Big Town, Kimberly Schlapman is known for her Southern cooking, and she's offering all the inside details for an ideal turkey this Thanksgiving.   While th...