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Dustin Lynch Plans to Spoil His Niece and Nephew This Christmas

Image Courtesy Broken Bow RecordsDustin Lynch doesn't have any kids of his own just yet, but he's an devoted uncle to his five-year-old niece and one-year-old nephew. Dustin says the two kids are "both a handful."

"They both joust for attention at the house," Dustin tells ABC News Radio. "[But] I'm really good at being an uncle. I'm really good at having fun with 'em for an hour or two and then giving 'em back."

Dustin hasn't started shopping for the kids' Christmas presents just yet, but his niece is pretty good about asking for ...read more

From LOCASH Cowboys to Million-Airs: Preston Brust and Chris Lucas “Love This Life”

ABC/Image Group LA The guys in LOCASH may need to think about changing their name, since they're now officially millionaires...when it comes to radio airplay, that is.

While we can't speak to Preston Brust and Chris Lucas's bank accounts, we do know how many times their breakthrough hit, “I Love This Life,” has been played. Performing rights organization Broadcast Music Incorporated just awarded the duo its BMI Million-Air Award, certifying more than a million broadcast performances in the U.S. In fact, the song, co-written with Chris Janson, has actually surpassed the two-million mark.

LOCASH's new single, “Don't Get Better Than That,” is ...read more

Kane Brown does “One Thing Right” in his new track with Marshmello

ABC/Image Group LAKane Brown becomes the first country artist ever to collaborate with superstar electronic music producer and DJ Marshmello, with the pair's track “One Thing Right,” which is new today.

The “Good As You” hitmaker connected with the helmet-wearing DJ at last year's American Music Awards, where they were both winners. That led to Kane offering Marshmello “One Thing Right,” a tune he originally wrote for his chart-topping album, Experiment.

“Marshmello had reached out to say congratulations while I was at the AMAs,” Kane explains. “I sent him the song and he ended up being really passionate about it, and ...read more

How Christmas-Lover Chris Young Wreaks Havoc on His Parents’ Yard

ABC/Image Group LAIf you happen to be driving around Chris Young's hometown of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and you spot an outrageously decked-out yard, there's a good chance it might belong to his parents -- and Chris freely admits he's the culprit.

“It's my favorite holiday, I mean it just is… I love putting gigantic inflatable Christmas stuff in my parents' yard since I don't have one. It's a little bit overkill. I probably need to stop, but it's funny!” he laughs.

This season, Chris translated his love for the holiday into his new yuletide project, It Must Be Christmas. And come December 16, ...read more

Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard Opens Up About His Newfound Love for Yoga

Image Courtesy Republic NashvilleFlorida Georgia Line has had a jam-packed week in New York City promoting their just-released album, Anything Goes. While the duo is having a blast sharing their new music with fans, the crazy schedule can get stressful. That's why FGL's Tyler Hubbard will probably break out his yoga mat at some point this weekend to blow off some steam.

Tyler and his fiancée, Hayley, often post photographs on Instagram of their yoga practices, which is something Tyler would've never done before they got together.

He tells ABC News Radio, "If you'd have told me a couple ...read more

Kenny Rogers Launching 33rd Christmas Tour November 12 in Niagara Falls

Image Courtesy Webster PRKenny Rogers will kick off his 33rd Christmas tour November 12 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. The Christmas and Hits Through the Year tour will play 25 dates before wrapping up December 23. Linda Davis is joining Kenny for the trek.

Kenny is also featured on a new song called "That Silent Night" coming out on Jim Brickman's new holiday collection On a Winter's Night: The Songs and Spirit of Christmas. That album is available exclusively at Amazon starting October 7.

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Taylor Swift Remembers Her Country Roots to Help East Tennessee

Mark Metcalfe/Getty ImagesEven though it's been a moment since she's had a country hit, Taylor Swift hasn't forgotten where she came from.

The pop superstar is giving $100,000 to help rebuild Sevier County, Tennessee, after the raging wildfires that devastated the area. The Academy of Country Music will match Taylor's gift, giving another $100,000 to the effort.

Kenny Chesney and the Country Music Association will also contribute $250,000 each, contributing a total of $500,000.

A portion will go to Dolly Parton's My People Fund, with more money being raised via the Smoky Mountains Rise Telethon. That will air on Great ...read more

It’s “Hard to Forget” it’s been five years since ‘Montevallo,’ but Sam Hunt’s ‘Southside’...

MCA Nashville"Hard to Forget" is the new track now available from Sam Hunt's much-anticipated sophomore album, Southside, which will finally arrive on April 3.

The Georgia native's triple-platinum debut, Montevallo, came out more than five years ago, leaving lots of fans wondering what Sam's been up to in the meantime.

The "Body Like a Back Road" hitmaker explains, "For whatever reason, after putting out a record and hitting the road, I didn't really write for the first couple of years after Montevallo came out," Sam admits. "And that was kind of a whirlwind for me in general."

"And then I finally started ...read more

Jana Kramer Says “Circles” Is the Story of Her Life

Warner Music NashvilleJana Kramer says “Circles” is much more than just her new single: it's actually kind of the story of her life.

“[It] has become such a personal song to me...” she reveals. “The lyrics talk about piecing together a broken heart and… when I first heard the demo, that's what I wanted to find."

"The funny thing is I had just started talking to my now husband and I wondered if maybe this would end up being about him,” she says, referring to former NFL tight end Mike Caussin. “Now it's my song for ...read more

Jana Kramer Strives to Follow in Kellie Pickler’s Dancing Footsteps

ABCTonight as season 23 of Dancing with the Stars kicks off on ABC, a country artist will once again have a shot at taking home the mirror-ball trophy, just like Kellie Pickler did back in 2013. This time, it's “I Got the Boy” hitmaker Jana Kramer who's showing off her fancy footwork. So far, she says it's been every bit as much hard work as she expected -- especially since she has a little one at home.

“Expectations and the reality… they've matched up, because I knew it was going to be tough and it is tough,” Jana tells ABC Radio. ...read more