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ABC/Image Group LAThis Sunday, Lady Antebellum will help get those engine’s revving as the headlining entertainment prior to the start of the 59th Annual Daytona 500. The race is the official kick-off the NASCAR season and airs on FOX beginning at 11 a.m. Eastern.

The following night, the trio will return to Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC and join the highly influential R&B group Bell Biv Devoe, for a one-time-only Mashup Monday performance as Lady AnteBell Biv Devoe.

There’s no stopping Lady A’s current single either, as “You Look Good” has just entered the top 30 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, only four weeks after its release. “You Look Good” is the lead single from their forthcoming sixth studio album Heart Break, scheduled to be released June 9.

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AtlanticThe bouncy new single from Brett Eldredge, "Somethin' I'm Good At," is total reflection of his personality. 

“I can’t even explain the anticipation and excitement I’ve been feeling about putting out new music,” says Brett. “It’s exciting to write and record a song that captures this side of me and this song is full of life and excitement. I hope everyone feels the way I do about it and I hope it puts a smile on your face when you hear it as you’re driving down the road or unloading the dishwasher or whatever you’re doing, I just hope it makes you happy.”

Brett is coming off six consecutive #1 singles. “Somethin’ I’m Good At” is the first single from his forthcoming album due out this summer.  An official video for the new single is due Monday.

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Atlantic RecordsThe soundtrack to The Shack, the new movie starring Tim McGraw, is out today, one week ahead of the movie’s premiere on March 3, featuring new music from some of country's biggest stars.

As previously reported, Dan Shay, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Brett Eldredge, and of course Tim and Faith Hill, have all recorded new music for the film. This marks the first time Tim and Faith have both written and recorded a song together.

Dan Shay’s track, “When I Pray for You,” will be out as a single next Friday. Lady Antebellum contributes “Lay Our Flowers Down,” Dierks Bentley does “Days of Dark” and Brett Eldredge sings “Phone Call to God.” The soundtrack also includes Kelly Clarkson’s duet with Aloe Blacc called “Love Goes On.”

Tim McGraw stars in the movie based on the inspirational best-seller, playing both the main character’s best friend and narrating the film.

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ABC/Image Group LAJon Pardi is hoping to boost his “Dirt on My Boots” single to the top of the charts with the release of a sexy video.

The clip, streaming on YouTube, intercuts shots of Jon performing the song before an adoring crowd and a woman returning from an afternoon of horseback riding and getting dolled up before turning up at the show to meet Jon in the wings as he exits the stage.

The tune currently sits at #5 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart and is the latest single from Jon’s California Sunrise album.

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ABC/Image Group LAIf you don't want to watch the Academy Awards this Sunday night because no country stars are involved, it turns out you're wrong...sort of. Chris Stapleton contributed the song “Outlaw State of Mind” to the soundtrack of Best Picture Nominee Hell or High Water.

In the film, two brothers, played by Chris Pine and Ben Foster, rob branches of a West Texas bank to obtain enough money to prevent foreclosure of their family ranch. A crafty Texas Ranger, played by Jeff Bridges, is soon on the case -- his last before he retires -- and as he zeroes in on them, the brothers attempt one last score.

Hell or High Water received a total of four Academy Award nominations, including one for Jeff Bridges as Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of the crusty lawman.

The 89th Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will air live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday night, beginning 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC. The network's red carpet coverage gets under way at 7 p.m. ET.

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ABC/Image Group LAGrammy and CMA Award winner Darius Rucker will get to showcase another talent tonight as he makes a guest appearance on the hit TV show Hawaii Five-0.

In the role of Desmond Abati, a terrorist bomb maker and notorious criminal, Darius will get the chance to show off the dramatic side of his acting skills. Many remember his appearances in the 2001 comedy Shallow Hal and, more recently, in the tongue-in-cheek role of Jesus in an episode of CMT’s Still the King starring another country hitmaker Billy Ray Cyrus.

Darius Rucker’s episode of Hawaii Five-0 debuts tonight, February 24, at 9 pm Eastern on CBS.

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Comstock/ThinkstockLittle Big Town’s album, The Breaker, is out today. But do you remember the group’s break-out hit from 2005 that was their first platinum-selling single? ANSWER: “Boondocks”

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CMTOn Thursday’s new episode of Nashville on CMT, the entire premise of the series changed.

Rayna Jaymes was determined to finish a new song on her concept album with Deacon Claybourne, even though she was fighting for her life after being blindsided by a truck while riding in a police car.

Gunnar Scott tried to rescue his relationship with Scarlett O’Connor, despite the fact she was transfixed by the video director who had frustrated her earlier.

Pain in Juliette Barnes' leg made her wonder if she’d ever be able to fully recover from the plane crash that almost took her life.

A delusional Rayna also received a visit from her late mother, as she lay on her deathbed.  Torn between staying by her mother’s side and going to her choral concert, Rayna’s daughter Daphne serenaded her with “To Make You Feel My Love.”

As Rayna slipped away, both her former nemesis Juliette and her daughter Maddie Conrad made it to her side to say their goodbyes, with only moments to spare.

Find out how Nashville continues without one of its main characters, next week at 9 p.m. ET on CMT.

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Capitol NashvilleEarlier this week Little Big Town took their Taylor Swift-penned power ballad "Better Man" to the top of the charts.

To end the week the group will find themselves launching their 7th studio album The Breaker with a sold-out and highly anticipated concert at the Ryman Auditorium, part of a recurring residency for the group at the venue.

It will be one of the few chances they've had to perform "Better Man" for a live crowd so far. But, Karen Fairchild of the group says, if the fan response is as strong in person as it's been on the radio, they can't wait to hear what happens.

LBT's Ryman residency is the first of it's kind for the iconic music venue. Tonight is the first of six shows for 2017, planned perfectly to coincide with the same date as the release of The Breaker. Their other concert dates at the Ryman include February 25; May 19 & 20 and September 15 & 16.



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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockLuke Bryan might have over indulged just enough to get himself in trouble after singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl recently. Luke met legendary Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps during the game and said that after “a few beers,” he apparently presented a challenge to Phelps. “The next morning Caroline let me know that I had challenged Michael Phelps to a swim off at my house,” Luke revealed this to a packed house of radio execs during this week’s annual Country Radio Seminar in Nashville.

The Country Music Association recognized a group of Music City’s tunesmiths during the 8th Annual CMA Songwriter’s Triple Play Awards on Wednesday. The honor is presented to songwriters who pen three #1 songs within a 12-month period. Several of the winners were major country stars like Luke Bryan, Brett Eldredge, Cole Swindell and Shay Mooney of Dan Shay. They accept their award as both writer and performer.

In other Cole Swindell news: In just under a year’s time his sophomore album You Should Be Here has been certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. The project contains two of Cole’s #1 singles, “You Should Be Here” and “Middle of a Memory,” as well as his current single “Flatliner” which features his friend, mentor and current tour mate Dierks Bentley.

Tonight in a Nashville rehearsal hall Darius Rucker and rocker John Mellencamp will join forces for a taping of CMT’s Crossroads to air at a future date.



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ABC/ Image Group LAJustin Moore has scored six number-one songs on the country airplay charts. He’s had Gold-level album sales. Three of those discs have debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Album Chart. Yet, Justin won’t make his official late-night TV debut until March 7 when he is scheduled to be a guest performer on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC.

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BMLG RecordsFebruary has brought a bunch of firsts for rising artist Brett Young.

On February 10, Brett released his self-titled debut album, and tonight, he joins his first major tour as he heads out on superstar Luke Bryan’s Kill The Lights trek. Brett will be showcased on eight of the tour dates, including a stop in New York City next week for a sold-out show in Madison Square Garden.

Not only is Brett stoked about the big crowds, he’s also hoping Luke will show him the ropes out on the road.

“He called me a few months ago when we found out I would be joining him on the road. He was so nice and offered some advice, which meant a whole lot to me.” Brett said.

Meanwhile, Brett’s latest single “In Case You Didn’t Know” is No. 1 for the second week in a row on Vevo’s Top Country Chart.

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Kristin BurnsThree of Glen Campbell's early albums that helped establish the Country Music Hall of Fame member as a musical icon -- 1967's Gentle on My Mind, 1968's Wichita Lineman and 1969's Galveston -- will be made available on vinyl for the first time in decades on March 24.

The albums will be issued on black vinyl with sleeves replicating the original artwork.  Colored-vinyl versions of the records will be released at a later date via GlenCampbell.com.  All three albums topped the Billboard Country Albums chart, while landing at #5, #1 and #2, respectively, on the Billboard 200.

Gentle on My Mind was highlighted by the John Hartford-penned title track, which broke into the top 40 of both the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Country Singles charts. The song also served as the theme song to Campbell's popular variety TV show. The album went on to receive a platinum certification for one million copies sold in the U.S.

Wichita Lineman included the classic title song, written by acclaimed songwriter and frequent Campbell collaborator Jimmy Webb. The tune was a #1 hit on Billboard's Hot Country Singles tally and reached #3 on the Hot 100. Wichita Lineman became Glen's most successful album of all-time, selling two million copies.

Galveston also featured a hit Webb-penned title song, which, like "Wichita Lineman," topped Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart and peaked at #3 on the Hot 100. The album, which was another platinum seller, also included another Webb composition, "Where's the Playground Susie," which reached #26 on the Hot 100.

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ABC/Image Group LAThe 2017 Home Team Tour featuring headliner Thomas Rhett has at least one female player. Kelsea Ballerini says she's really looking forward to being his opening act.

"He's on fire. He's the hottest male in country music right now. More than that he's a properly good human being," Kelsea says.

Kelsea's also on the fence about the fact that Thomas brings his personal trainer on tour. "That'll be fun and also NOT fun!" she laughed.

The 2017 Home Team Tour officially kicks off tonight in Saginaw, Michigan. Multiple sellouts and fan demand have already prompted more shows to be added. The tour will also feature up-and-comers Russell Dickerson and Ryan Hurd.

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this date five years ago, Carrie Underwood released what would become her 12th #1 single. Co-written by Carrie, the tune became an anthem for girls who had a penchant for dating bad boys. Can you name the song? ANSWER: “Good Girl.”

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ABC/Image Group LAToday marks a major milestone in Thomas Rhett's career, as he launches his very first headlining tour.

Touted as one of Rolling Stone's most anticipated tours of the year, the 2017 Home Team Tour has sold out multiple cities prior to its official kick-off tonight.  But the real highlight for Rhett will be on April 21 as he plays the first of two shows in Nashville.

"Anytime I get to show off in front of my friends and family in my hometown and my record label and all that kind of stuff, man, I'm just so excited to play my first big show in Nashville," Rhett says.  He's also blown away by the fact that the tour has been selling so well, they've already added dates. "For the tour to be extended is just a big plus," he says.

Thomas also can't gush enough about his opening act and MVP on the Home Team Tour, Kelsea Ballerini: "I'm thanking my lucky stars, we got lucky with a good package bringing Kelsea Ballerini out on the road."

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockNeal McCoy will kick off this summer’s 41st annual Jamboree in the Hills music festival in Belmont County, Ohio July 12 with a free concert. Other headliners for the four days of concerts include Thomas Rhett, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini and Chris Young.

Gentle on My Mind, Wichita Lineman and Galveston, the albums that helped make Country Music Hall of Fame member Glen Campbell a household name, will be reissued on vinyl March 24. The three titles, which were released in '67, ’68 and ’69, respectively, will also be housed in replicas of the original sleeve art.

Nashville’s country music community had another reason to raise a glass as Justin Moore celebrated his 6th #1 single Tuesday. A collective toast was made to Justin’s “You Look Like I Need a Drink.”

Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town co-hosted a portion of Today Wednesday morning. She discussed cool mom fashion with host Sheinelle Jones.

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Jason Merritt/LP5/Getty Images for TASTaylor Swift's been out of the country music game for a while, but she's still got the magic touch when it comes to penning country hits.

"Better Man," a song written by Taylor and recorded by Little Big Town, has just reached #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart. "Thanks to Taylor Swift for sending us this beautiful song," the group's Karen Fairchild tells Billboard.

The last 12 months have seen many pop stars crossing over to the country charts, either as performers or writers.  Meghan Trainor co-wrote the hit "Rewind" for Rascal Flatts, for example, and scored another hit with Brett Eldredge with the Christmas duet "Baby It's Cold Outside." 

Meanwhile, Pink joined Kenny Chesney and hit #1 with "Setting the World On Fire," and Elle King declared it was "Different For Girls" in a duet with Dierks Bentley

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Warner Music NashvilleThe pews of the Mother Church weren’t used much on Tuesday night as Dan Shay kept the crowd on their feet during the duo’s sold-out show at Nashville’s most iconic music venue, the Ryman Auditorium.

“This is just the best night of my entire life,” Shay Mooney told screaming fans.

The concert, a stop on their spring Obsessed Tour, was the ultimate pinch-me moment for the pair who moved to Nashville five years ago to chase their musical obsession. Dan Shay’s current single “How Not To” has just entered the top 30.

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ABC/Image Group LAPlatinum-selling Cole Swindell is bringing a bit of that bling to Diamond Resorts International: he's the latest artist to sign on as a Brand Ambassador for the hospitality and vacation ownership company.

The celebrity Brand Ambassadors are meant to provide guests of the resorts with unique and memorable vacation experiences.

As part of the deal, Cole will be a featured artist during the 2017 Diamond Resorts Concert Series, and his concerts across North America in 2017 will  include opportunities for members to secure premium seating and private meet-and-greet experiences.

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