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ABC/Image Group LALuke Bryan’s Kill the Lights Tour may be heading into the home stretch in October, but the CMA Entertainer of the Year is squeezing in at least one more chance to do a good deed before the end of his run.The “Move” hitmaker is auctioning off two tickets to the remaining show of your choice, along with a meet-and-greet that also includes tourmates Little Big Town. Proceeds go to help Musicians on Call, a nonprofit that offers patients encouragement by brin
Capitol NashvilleJon Pardi’s recent number one, “Head Over Boots,” was inspired by a trip he took with his dad to a Texas dance hall, and when it came time to shoot the music video, there was only one place that captured the spirit of the scene perfectly -- Twin Sisters in Blanco, Texas.The Lone Star State staple still holds Saturday night dances on the same hardwood floors it’s had since it opened in 1879. While historic floors are one thing, it turns out antique roofs a
Photo Credit: Kristin Barlowe, Courtesy of Black River EntertainmentKelsea Ballerini is busy working on the follow-up to her debut album, which so far has yielded three number-ones. For the final single from The First Time, she's circling back to a theme that's similar to the one in her hits "Love Me Like You Mean It" and "Dibs.”“We're gonna end up with 'Yeah Boy,'” she tells ABC Radio. “It's just one of those fun, flirty summertime songs that hopefully people
Webster Public RelationsThere’s no denying Dolly Parton has the gift of gab, and she’ll be at it again Monday when she sits down with the ladies of The Talk. You can catch the icon’s chat with Sharon Osborne, Aisha Tyler, Julie Chen and Sheryl Underwood starting at 2 p.m. ET on CBS.But Dolly’s L.A. TV jaunt doesn’t stop there. Monday night, she’ll guest for the first-time ever on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, sitting down to talk and then perform on the show’s out
ABC/Image Group LAMiranda Lambert is planning a major celebration for the grand opening of her new Pink Pistol store in her hometown of Lindale, Texas. She’ll kick off the yearly event known as Pinktoberfest with a block party October 22 at The Cannery, the new space that’s home to both Miranda’s boutique and the new barbeque and music joint known as Love and War in Texas.Knowing what an avid dog-lover the “Vice” hitmaker is, it’s no surprise her MuttNat
ABC/Image Group LANever let it be said that Eric Church and Lee Ann Womack aren’t prepared to suffer for their craft. The CMA winners are set to headline the second annual BMI Maui Songwriters Festival December 1-3 on the Hawaiian island.Tunesmiths Scotty Emerick and Liz Rose will join the two, along with Texas institution Robert Earl Keen, and up-and-coming Warner Nashville artist Aubrie Sellers, who happens to be Lee Ann’s daughter.In addition to a healthy dose of rest and rela

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Comstock/Thinkstock What was the most recent song by Randy Travis to top the country charts? ANSWER:  2002's "Three Wooden Crosses."Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
BMLGYou’ll soon be able to play the slots with Tim McGraw. Mr. “Humble and Kind” rolled out his signature slot machine this week at the G2E Gaming Expo in Vegas, making quite the entrance.Tim descended from the ceiling, along with the prototype of his game, preceded by a troupe of dancing McGraws. You can relive the entire spectacle on YouTube now.You’ll have to wait until next summer, however, to get your hands on Tim’s handles, though. That’s

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Randy Houser, Kellie Pickler and Chuck Wicks will join Darryl Worley for his 15th Annual Tennessee River Run Saturday, October 8 in his hometown of Savannah. It’s part of a weekend full of events to raise money for the “Awful, Beautiful Life” singer’s foundation.The Life & Songs of Emmylou Harris:  An All-Star Concert Celebration comes out November 11 on Blu-ray, DVD and CD. Lee Ann Womac
Capitol NashvilleWith a booty like Luke Bryan’s, it’s bound to get grabbed. The hip-shaking CMA Entertainer of the Year discussed his fans’ propensity to get a little handsy Wednesday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.It’s gotten to be such an issue, in fact, that Luke’s had to institute a “no butt-touching” rule at his meet-and-greets. “They’ll sneak one in on you,” he joked.When pressed if it really is that big a problem, Luke con
Warner Music NashvilleNot only does William Michael Morgan have his first top-five hit with his debut single, the Mississippi native also has a real shot at number one with his version of Sam Hunt’s “I Met a Girl.” While Sam is an innovator who uses elements of rap and rhythm and blues into his music, William Michael is as traditional as they come.He says the blend of both artists' talents on his breakthrough hit is just proof there’s room for everybody in
Photo by Mike Windle, Getty Images for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Tuesday night in Los Angeles, Vince Gill hosted his ninth on-the-road version of All for the Hall, a concept he pioneered to raise money for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.  “These shows are a gift to me because I get to invite artists I’m crazy about to come and play and sing music,” Vince confessed. “This night is one of the best we’ve been able to accomplish
Debby Stanuch visits with Anne Criss from AR Master Naturalists!