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Capitol NashvilleYou usually have to wait until the day after Thanksgiving for Black Friday, but this weekend in Nashville, Dierks Bentley staged his own version of the busy shopping day. The “Somewhere on a Beach” hitmaker opened a special pop-up shop to celebrate the release of his eighth studio album, titled Black. Some lucky fans even got to visit with Dierks on Friday as he stopped by to check out the store.The location at the corner of 4th and Broadway downtown is also the f
CTK Mgmt/Dolly Records/Webster PRFor any couple who makes it to their 50th anniversary, it’s a milestone worthy of a huge celebration. But for Dolly Parton and her notoriously private husband Carl Dean, there’s an even more poignant reason to renew their vows. The wedding they originally planned in 1966 never quite happened, because the music business got in the way.  “When we first got married, I actually had just signed with Monument Records,” Dolly
Warner NashvilleFrankie Ballard will hand out the very first, personally autographed copies of El Rio Thursday, June 9 at his official album release party. The CMA Music Festival-week event will kick off at 11 p.m. that night at Nashville event space aVenue, on the eve of the project’s release in stores and online.As a hardcore audiophile himself, the “It All Started with a Beer” hitmaker admits he took it especially seriously when he traveled to the Sonic Ranch
Capitol NashvilleEven though Dierks Bentley’s new album takes its title, Black, from his wife Cassidy’s maiden name, the “Somewhere on a Beach” singer ended up with no less than five other women on the record. He recalls it all started quite accidentally with a mysterious voice on a demo.“You know, it wasn't a conscious decision to have that many women on the record. If I'd have been smart enough, I would've thought about that to begin with,” he jokes. &l
CTK Mgmt/Dolly Records/Webster PROn May 30, Dolly Parton will celebrate fifty years of marriage to one of the most elusive husbands in all of show business. The entertainment icon has often told the story of how Carl Dean vowed to stay out of the spotlight after attending one music business event with his world-famous wife early in her career. In the coming days, he’ll make an exception though -- as Dolly and Carl renew their vows on their golden anniversary.“My h
Capitol NashvilleDierks Bentley is teaming up with Elle King for the second single from his new album, Black.Though you may not be familiar with the hot new singer’s name, chances are you’ve heard her recent smash, “Ex’s & Oh’s.” She also happens to be the daughter of comic Rob Schneider from Saturday Night Live and Deuce Bigalow:  Male Gigolo. Dierks says being a father himself is part of what drew him to “Different for Girls.”“T
CMTIt’ll be a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll, as Cam teams up with vocal group Fifth Harmony for a performance at the 2016 CMT Music Awards. They’ll do an all-girl mashup of “Mayday,” along with the number one pop smash, “Work from Home.”Dancing with the Stars’ Erin Andrews returns for the second year as the show’s host, along with the Houston Texans’ J. J. Watt, who’s being promoted

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Comstock/Thinkstock Not only has Brad Paisley hosted the CMA Awards eight times, he’s also number three on the list of folks who’ve taken home the most trophies. Can you guess how many he’s won? ANSWER:  14.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
ABC RadioA week before he kicks off his Ripcord World Tour next Thursday in Kansas City, Keith Urban gave a select audience a preview of his two-hour-plus-show Wednesday afternoon at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.Clad all in grey, from jean jacket to T-shirt to torn jeans, the Aussie superstar blazed through a mini-version of his set, starting just as his album Ripcord does, playing ganjo on “Gone Tomorrow (Here Today).” He plans to do nine songs from the ch
Debby Stanuch visits with Anne Criss from AR Master Naturalists!