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BBR Music Group Chase Bryant is a man of many talents. In addition to being a first-rate singer and guitar-slinger, the 24-year-old also managed to shoot most of his new lyric video himself.

The black-and-white clip for Chase’s new single, “Hell If I Know,” takes you behind-the-scenes on the Texas native’s tour, as he cuts up, plays with his puppies, and even indulges in a little face-painting.

You can check out the lyric video for “Hell If I Know” on YouTube. Meanwhile, Chase continues on the Weekend Warrior World Tour with Brad Paisley and Lindsay Ell through the fall.

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ABC/Image Group LA Four-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Martina McBride has a busy holiday season in store this year, as she kicks off her 16-show The Joy of Christmas Tour November 24 in Biloxi, Mississippi.

“The Joy of Christmas is a magical show full of beautiful scenery and classic beloved Christmas music, as well as a few hits from my career,” Martina says. “It’s a show for the whole family. With this tour, we create a sort of Christmas winter wonderland.”

You’ll even be able to buy a front-row Christmas Carol Meet & Greet VIP Experience that includes a Classic Christmas VIP party before the show, complete with Christmas cookies and hot cocoa.

Here’s the complete itinerary for Martina McBride’s The Joy of Christmas Tour, with tickets going on sale to the public this Friday:

11/24 -- Biloxi, MS, Beau Rivage Theatre
11/25 -- Lake Charles, LA, L’Auberge Casino
11/26 -- Fort Smith, AR, First National Bank of Fort Smith Exhibit Hall
11/29 -- Troy, OH, Hobart Arena
11/30 -- Paducah, KY, Carson Center
12/1 -- Dubuque, IA, Five Flags Center
12/2 -- Manhattan, KS, McCain Auditorium
12/7 -- Wabash, IN, Honeywell Center
12/8 -- Charles Town, WV, Hollywood Casino
12/9 -- Charles Town, WV, Hollywood Casino
12/14 -- Champaign, IL, The Virginia Theatre
12/15 -- Harris, MI, Island Resort and Casino
12/16 -- Harris, MI, Island Resort and Casino
12/20 -- Norfolk, VA, Chrysler Hall Theatre
12/21 -- Red Bank, NJ, Count Basie Theatre
12/22 -- Roanoke, VA, Berglund Performing Arts Theatre

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ABC/Image Group LA Justin Moore claims the seventh chart-topper of his career this week, as “Somebody Else Will” climbs to #1 on the country tally. 

It’s the second #1 from his Kinda Don’t Care album, after “You Look Like I Need a Drink” made it to the top in 2016.

“The feeling you get when your song hits #1 is unbelievable,” the Arkansas native says. “Although this is my seventh time, it is still just as exciting as ever.”

Justin’s follow-up will be the title track from his album, “Kinda Don’t Care.”

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Warner Music NashvilleCole Swindell may have seven number-ones under his belt, but he’s going for eight!

“What a week!” the Georgia native says. “Not only did I get the amazing news that ‘Flatliner’ went #1, but now I get to let my fans know that my new single, ‘Stay Downtown,’ will go to radio on Monday."

He adds, "Even though I am not a writer on this song, I knew the first time I heard it I had to have it. Can’t wait to start doing this every night in my set!”

“Stay Downtown” is the fourth single from Cole’s latest album, You Should Be Here. He continues on the What the Hell Tour with Dierks Bentley and Jon Pardi through the beginning of September.Copyright

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BMLGTwo-time chart topper Brett Young continues on Lady Antebellum’s You Look Good World Tour through the first half of October, when he’ll launch his own headlining trek.

On the heels of his recent success, the California native is happy to now be traveling in style.

“I'm super-excited to get out there with my full band,” he tells ABC Radio. “And we're finally on a bus this year, and we get the consistency of the same production every night, and being around the same guys every night. I'm just excited!”

If you notice Brett looking a little more rested these days, he says the customized coach is to thank.

“You know, it's so funny,” he explains. “People that started with a bus think of a bus as like this small, confined space. But if you ever did radio tour in a van, then a bus absolutely feels like moving out of a one-bedroom apartment into a mansion.”

“There's so much more space,” Brett continues, “and you get so much more sleep, cause it's not a 5:30 a.m. flight to meet the bus to go straight to the venue. You go to sleep after a show, you wake up after eight hours sleep, and you're at the next venue already. So it feels like an absolute luxury.”  

Tickets go on sale this Friday for Brett’s Caliville Tour, which kicks off October 14 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Comstock/Thinkstock Ten years ago this month, Capitol Nashville released four-time Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan's debut album. Can you recall its title? ANSWER:  I'll Stay Me.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Chris Lane’s current single, “For Her,” has been certified gold by the RIAA. He found out shortly before taking the stage to open Florida Georgia Line’s sold-out show at Chicago’s Wrigley Field with Backstreet Boys.

Newcomer Ashley McBryde will play the Grand Ole Opry’s Total Eclipse Party starting at 11 a.m. CT on Monday. New trio Levon will take the stage at 12:30 p.m., prior to the total eclipse at 1:27 p.m.

13-year-old Tegan Marie is the newest artist on Warner Music Nashville. She also happens to be the youngest artist on the label.

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ABC/Image Group LANot too long ago, Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and his wife Hayley got quite a surprise.

Tyler was busy preparing for a life of baseball and bicycles, after the news he and Hayley were expecting a son. But when it came time for the ultrasound, that all changed.

“For two-and-a-half months, we thought we were having a little boy…” he tells ABC Radio. “Sitting there doing the ultrasound, and looking at the whole entire baby -- you know, its head, the brain, all the organs, bones. I mean, it was crazy… And we get down to kind of the legs and stuff, and I'm sitting there watching, and I'm thinking, 'We might have an issue here. I'm not seeing what I think I'm supposed to be seeing here, you know,” he says with a smile.

Soon afterwards, Tyler's suspicions were confirmed.

“You know, sure enough the doctor came in and she was like, 'You know, I think the blood test was actually wrong. I think y'all are having a girl, which I've never really seen that happen."

“So, anyway, it was a cool surprise. We had to shift gears. It took a day or two for me,” he admits. (AUDIO IS ABC 1-ON-1)

Look for Tyler and Hayley’s blessed arrival to come sometime around December 20.

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ONE Jeanswear GroupIf Maddie & Tae have their way, lots of girls will be going back to school wearing Black Daisy jeans this fall.

The burgeoning fashionistas have partnered with ONE Jeanswear Group to be the faces of the denim brand for juniors. They’ll design some pieces for the line later this year, with a full collection slated for 2018.   

The “Girl in a Country Song” hitmakers officially assume their Black Daisy duties with a performance and meet-and-greet at New York City’s Macy’s Herald Square on Saturday.

This isn’t the duo’s first foray into fashion. Previously, Maddie & Tae had their own line at Bloomingdale’s.

On the music front, the CMA Video of the Year winners are currently working on their sophomore album.

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ABC/Paula LoboIf you thought it was big news that both Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood and their spouses are expecting babies, wait’ll you hear what’s next!

Hillary revealed on social media Friday that she and her husband, Lady A drummer Chris Tyrell, are expecting twins.

“God has answered our family’s countless prayers!” Hillary tweeted, along with a video of the couple telling their daughter Eisele the news.

“When am I gonna have a baby in my belly?” the four-year-old hilariously responded.

“That’s a great question” was her dad’s comeback.

The news is especially sweet, since Hillary’s solo Christian hit, “Thy Will,” was written after a particularly difficult miscarriage.

Lady A continues on their You Look Good World Tour -- which will take them to both Europe and South Africa -- through mid-October. Hillary’s babies are due in February, while Dave is expecting little one #2 in December.  

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God has answered our family's countless prayers! Our family is growing...TWINS! It's truly a miracle. pic.twitter.com/nV54cthent

— Hillary Scott (@HillaryScottLA) August 18, 2017

 

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BMLG Brett Young is giving his fans the chance to get to know him a little better, as he embarks on his Caliville Tour this fall. “Caliville” is the word the California native uses to describe his sound.

“I am so excited to get to go out on my first ever headlining tour this year,” Brett says. “It’s a pretty surreal feeling. I can’t wait to see all my amazing fans out on the road…”

Brett’s labelmate, Carly Pearce, who has her first top-15 hit with “Every Little Thing,” will open the trek, which kicks off October 14 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Expect to hear Brett’s chart-topping hits, “Sleep Without You” and “In Case You Didn’t Know,” as well as his current single, “Like I Loved You.” Brett wraps up his stint on Lady Antebellum’s You Look Good World Tour October 10 at The O2 in London, England.

Here’s the itinerary for Brett Young’s Caliville Tour, with tickets going on sale Friday, August 25:

10/14 -- Charlottesville, VA, Jefferson Theater
10/21 -- Kansas City, MO, The Truman
10/28 -- Sarasota, FL, White Buffalo Saloon
11/2 -- Charleston, SC, Music Farm
11/3 -- Baltimore, MD, Rams Head Live
11/4 -- Charlotte, NC, Coyote Joe’s
11/11 -- Knoxville, TN, Cotton Eyed Joe’s
11/18 -- Louisville, KY, Mercury Ballroom
11/29 -- Oxford, OH, Brick Street Bar-Miami U
12/1 -- Detroit, MI, Majestic Theater
12/2 -- Madison, WI, Orpheum Theater
12/9 -- Baton  Rouge, LA, Texas Club
12/13 -- Cincinnati, OH, Bogart’s
12/16 -- Milwaukee, WI, The Rave

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Comstock/Thinkstock Two-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Janie Fricke scored her first #1 in 1982 with this carefree tune from her album Sleeping with Your Memory. Can you name it? ANSWER:  "Don't Worry 'Bout Me Baby."

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BMLGThomas Rhett’s Life Changes album won’t be out until September 8, but if you pre-order the project, you can download several tunes ahead of time.

One of those is the song that TR’s wife Lauren says is her favorite, “Sixteen.”

“That song is the epitome of just, the grass is always greener,” Thomas tells ABC Radio. “We've all been sixteen. If we haven't been sixteen yet, we can't wait to be sixteen. And then when you get there, you're just like, 'Well, all my friends are going to college, and I can't buy a lottery ticket!'”

Though it’s titled “Sixteen,” the touching track has a unique way of capturing the things we all long for, at significant ages during our formative years.

“I feel like so many of us go through life, just always can't wait to get to the next step, when you really just should sit there and cherish it, because one day you're gonna look back at it and go like, 'Man, those were great times!'” Thomas reflects.  

You can also check out “Sixteen” in a new lyric video on YouTube.

On Friday, another instant grat track also becomes available. “Grave” is the fourteen-cut record’s closing song. You can preview the gospel-tinged tune at Esquire.com.  

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Kevin Mazur/WireImageThe five children of Country Music Hall of Famer Johnny Cash took to Facebook to release a statement involving a protester wearing a T-shirt bearing Cash's name over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.

At the white nationalist rally last Saturday in Charlottesville, a 32-year-old counterprotester named Heather Heyer died when a man drove his car into a crowd.

"We were alerted to a video of a young man in Charlottesville, a self-proclaimed neo-Nazi, spewing hatred and bile. He was wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the name of Johnny Cash, our father. We were sickened by the association," read the statement, posted to Rosanne Cash's Facebook page.

They said their father was a "man whose heart beat with the rhythm of love and social justice. He received humanitarian awards from, among others, the Jewish National Fund, B’nai Brith, and the United Nations."

"His pacifism and inclusive patriotism were two of his most defining characteristics. He would be horrified at even a casual use of his name or image for an idea or a cause founded in persecution and hatred. The white supremacists and neo-Nazis who marched in Charlottesville are poison in our society, and an insult to every American hero who wore a uniform to fight the Nazis in WWII," the statement continued.

Rosanne, Kathy, Cindy, Tara and John Carter included a quote they said their father often told them growing up.

"Children, you can choose love or hate. I choose love," they said.

The family added that their father did not "judge race, color, sexual orientation or creed."

"To any who claim supremacy over other human beings, to any who believe in racial or religious hierarchy: we are not you. Our father, as a person, icon, or symbol, is not you," it continued, closing with "We Choose Love."

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock In the week since his passing, Glen Campbell’s album sales have increased 833 percent over the previous seven days, according to Nielsen Music, moving 28,000 records.

Sony Music Nashville’s new duo The Sisterhood will make their Grand Ole Opry debut this Sunday.

If you missed Florida Georgia Line’s appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Wednesday night, you can watch both their interview and their performance of “Smooth” online.

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ABC RadioRascal Flatts celebrated their seventeenth #1 Thursday with a party at BMI, on Nashville’s Music Row.

“Yours If You Want It” was the perfect song to introduce their latest album, Back to Us, according to Joe Don Rooney.

"I think everything Rascal Flatts is about is inside that song,” Joe Don says. “It's an uptempo song, it's a lot of fun, but when you really dissect the lyrics... it's a really great, lot of meat-on-the-bone lyric..."

Gary LeVox revealed one of the ways “Yours If You Want It” hearkens back to their roots. The song's video was shot at the same location as their very first photo shoot, Music City’s Hermitage Café.

“That's where we started...," Gary recalls. "Our album cover for [our first hit] 'Prayin' for Daylight' is right there in the parking lot..."  

Jay DeMarcus remembered the very first time he and his bandmates ever heard one of their songs on the radio, during a late night call-in segment.

“The first caller was like, 'I love it. It's different. I say shine the light on it!'” Jay explains, imitating the voices of the listeners. “The second caller was a dude, and we were all huddled around the radio, up in the front of the bus. He said, 'I tell you what. I don't like that at all! You need to turns the lights out on that! It's awful!' And the next two calls were bad calls. And then after that, there were about ten in a row that were good calls.”

“But I tell you what,” Jay continues, “for the first four calls, we were like going, 'Oh no! Oh no! Take the bus back, and let's get our jobs back at Piggly Wiggly, cause this is awful.'”

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ColumbiaThe Dixie Chicks haven’t made a new record since 2006’s Grammy-winning Taking the Long Way, but next month, they’ll be back with new music.

While it’s not a studio album, DCX MMXVI captures the trio’s successful 2016/2017 tour live, complete with at least six covers they’ve never recorded before: 

--Sinead O’Connor’s 1990 hit written by Prince, “Nothing Compares 2 U”

--Singer/songwriter Patty Griffin’s “Don’t Let Me Die in Florida”

--Beyonce’s “Daddy Lessons,” which they performed with her on last year’s CMA Awards

--Bob Dylan’s “Mississippi”

--Singer/songwriter Ben Harper’s “Better Way”

--“Something in the Air,” the 1969 hit from British rock band, Thunderclap Newman, which was produced by The Who's Pete Townshend.

You’ll also be able to watch DCX MMXVI digitally, or on DVD or Blu-Ray. You can pre-order the project now exclusively through Amazon Music, ahead of its September 1 release.

Here’s the complete track listing for the audio version of the Dixie Chicks’ DCX MMXVI:

“The Long Way Around”
“Lubbock or Leave It”
“Truth No. 2”
“Easy Silence”
“Long Time Gone”
“Nothing Compares 2 U”
“Top of the World”
“Something in the Air”
“Goodbye Earl”
“Travelin’ Soldier” (Acoustic)
“Don’t Let Me Die in Florida” (Acoustic)
“Daddy Lessons” (Acoustic)
“White Trash Wedding” (Acoustic)
“Bluegrass Instrumental”
“Ready to Run”
“Mississippi”
“Landslide”
“Cowboy Take Me Away”
“Wide Open Spaces”
“Sin Wagon”
“Not Ready to Make Nice”
“Better Way”

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ABC/Randy HolmesLady Antebellum have a lot going on right now with their Heart Break album and You Look Good world tour.  Well, their lives are about to get even more complicated: two members are expecting additions to their families.

"#BabyBellum round 2!" the group tweeted. "Thrilled to announce the Haywoods are welcoming a girl this Dec, AND the Tyrrells are expecting in Feb 2018!!"

That means Hillary Scott is expecting her second child with husband Chris Tyrrell, and Dave Haywood and wife Kelli are expecting their second child as well.

The tweet included a photo of the group's three adorable children:  Hillary's daughter Eisele, Charles Kelley's son Ward, and Dave's son Cash.

The You Look Good tour wraps up in October.

#BabyBellum round 2! Thrilled to announce the Haywoods are welcoming a girl this Dec, AND the Tyrrells are expecting in Feb 2018!! 👶🏼❤️🤰🏻 pic.twitter.com/P8LljdoU4S

— Lady Antebellum (@ladyantebellum) August 17, 2017

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ABC/Image Group LA You can add Chris Stapleton and Alan Jackson to the list of superstars you’ll see on the 11th Annual ACM Honors when the two-hour special airs next month on CBS.

Chris and Alan join already-announced performers Kelsea BalleriniLittle Big TownMaren MorrisBrad PaisleyThomas RhettHillary ScottGeorge StraitVince Gill and Toby Keith. Kelsea, Toby and King George are among the evening’s honorees as well.

Two-time ACM Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum have also been added as presenters to the show, which tapes next Wednesday night at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.  

The Academy will pay tribute to Reba McEntireDolly PartonEric ChurchWillie Nelson and more on the show as well. The 11th Annual ACM Honors airs Friday, September 15 on CBS.

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ABC/Mark LevineWith two new daughters, a major tour, and his next album on the way, Thomas Rhett is adding one more thing to his already busy schedule:  he’ll be one of the celebrity judges at this year’s Miss America competition.

TR will find himself evaluating contestants’ lifestyle and fitness, evening wear, talent, interview skills and on-stage questions the very same weekend his third record comes out. Life Changes is due September 8, just days before the September 10 pageant.

In the past, Thomas Rhett’s pals Brett Eldredge and Cole Swindell have both served on the panel. This year, American Idol winner Jordin Sparks and People editor Jess Cagle are two of the judges, with more to be announced soon.

The Bachelor’s Chris Harrison and SportsCenter’s Sage Steele will host the live contest from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. You can watch The 2018 Miss America Competition Sunday, September 10 starting at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

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