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Oct 22

Brantley Gilbert Shares Details About His Engagement

Brantley Gilbert Performing at CMA Fest

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Brantley Gilbert is engaged! He made the announcement on Tuesday, October 21 when he called in to the Bobby Bones Show. His future wife is “the one that got away.” He has known her for most of the last decade, and the pair dated on and off over the course of several years.

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“I met this little girl 10 years ago,” he said. “You’ll hear her in most of my songs. She was the one who got away for about five years. I can honestly say I’ve never been happier.” Continue Reading


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Oct 21

Sam Hunt Has Perfect Timing With New Album


Sam Hunt's Montevallo Album

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Sam Hunt has pretty good timing. His debut single, “Leave the Night On,” has climbed into the Top 3 at country radio and is on track to top the charts, just as he prepares to release his new album, Montevallo, on October 27. Hunt says “Leave the Night On” is a good idea of what fans can expect from the album.

“‘Leave the Night On’ is a song that sort of represents the album as a whole,” he said. “I feel like it captures all of the elements in one song. As far as a song that could represent what the whole album is about, I think that’s just a good choice.”

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Oct 21

Jason Aldean Announces Second Leg of Burn It Down Tour

Jason Aldean's Burnin' It Down Tour

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Jason Aldean will keep “burning it down” into 2015. He has announced the second leg of his Burn It Down Tour, which will kick off February 12, 2015 in Greenville, S.C. The tour will hit 23 cities and feature special guests Cole Swindell and Tyler Farr.

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“We are coming off a big album release week, and we wanted to keep the momentum rolling and get this next leg of the tour announced,” Aldean said. “Cole and Tyler are two of the hottest up-and-coming artists out right now, and I really dig what they do in their live shows. They are also just great friends, so it’ll be cool to have them out and see what kind of trouble we can get into together.” Continue Reading


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Oct 20

Florida Georgia Line on Why They Gave Jason Aldean “Burnin’ It Down”

Florida Georgia Line

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Jason Aldean recently reached No. 1 for the 12th time with “Burnin’ It Down.” The song, featured on his new album, Old Boots, New Dirt, was cowritten by Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, along with Chris Tompkins and Rodney Clawson. The song was supposed to be a hit for the duo, but the pair knew they would not be able to release it for at least another year.

“The timing was tough on it,” Tyler Hubbard told ABC News Radio. “We were listening to it one day, and I think it was B.K. that said, ‘Hey dude, I think Jason would kill this song. We should try to give it to him, and at least let him hear it.’ And next thing we know, he’s cutting it.” Continue Reading


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Oct 20

Miranda Lambert to Participate in Great American Dog-a-Thon

Miranda Lamber With Her Dogs

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It’s no secret that Miranda Lambert’s loves animals, particularly dogs. This Thanksgiving, she will join a number of celebrities as part of the Great American Dog-a-Thon on FOX to promote dog adoption. Hosted and executive produced by actress Hilary Swank, the two-hour show will feature dogs looking for their forever homes.

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“I have long been an advocate for animal adoption and know first-hand the immense joy a shelter animal brings to our lives,” Swank said. “Yet every year, more than four million animals are euthanized because of overcrowding in shelters.” Continue Reading


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Oct 18

Little Big Town Prepares to Release Pain Killer

Little Big Town

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Little Big Town will release their highly anticipated new album, Pain Killer, on October 21. The band is proud of the project and hopes fans will love their new music as much as they do.

“I love this record so much,” Karen Fairchild said. “It is more than I could have ever hoped or dreamed. When we started, it was a painful process this time. I don’t know why…. it was a good process. It just wasn’t as easy as the other one.” Continue Reading


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Oct 18

The Best Pumpkin Desserts for Fall

There are tons of pumpkin dessert recipes out there. We understand it can be hard to narrow down a few (or even just one) to try. So, we’ve done the hard part for you — choosing. Below, we’ve rounded up our five favorite pumpkin treats that put us in the holiday state of mind. Is it too early for that? (Answer: Never.)

Pumpkin Cookies with Mulled Cider Cream Cheese Frosting


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Oct 17

Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood Remain at No. 1 on Top 20

Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood Top 20 music video
Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood remain at No. 1 on Top 20 Country Countdown again this week with “Somethin’ Bad,” edging out “Neon Light” from Blake Shelton, which moved up to No.2. New videos from Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley, Lee Ann Womack, and Brett Eldredge make their countdown debuts this week, plus Dustin Lynch fills in as this week’s host!

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Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Get Top 20 online extrasincluding videos and photos. You can also cast your votes and take a look at the current chart to see where your favorite videos land. This Week’s Chart:

  1. Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood – “Somethin’ Bad”
  2. Blake Shelton – “Neon Light”
  3. Scotty McCreery – “Feelin’ It”
  4. Little Big Town – “Day Drinking”
  5. The Swon Brothers – “Later On”
  6. Tim McGraw w/Faith Hill – “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s”
  7. Maddie & Tae – “Girl In A Country Song”
  8. RaeLynn – “God Made Girls”
  9. Jason Aldean – “Burnin’ It Down”
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Oct 17

Krystal Keith in the Kitchen: Homemade Miso Soup

On the first cool day of the fall season, as I contemplate dragging the stored boxes of my boots and sweaters back into my bedroom, I have to carefully consider the best course of action. I know that I am about to turn our bedroom into a disaster zone as I bid farewell to my summer wardrobe and eagerly wade through cashmere and Ugg® boots. I know that it is gonna drive my hubby crazy, and there is a good chance we may be forced to sleep in the spare bedroom tonight, because let’s get real, it might take me two days (maybe three) to finish my transitioning project. My bribery cap goes on, and I try to get ahead of the game.

I took off toward my favorite Asian market first thing in the morning and grabbed the goods needed to surprise him with his favorite soup, Miso. This takes 20 minutes to whip up, tastes even better than the soup at those hibachi spots and is my prepaid guarantee that I’ll get a hall pass on my latest project. Any ideas on what I should make him when I ask him to build me that wall unit I’ve got my eye on?

Krystal Keith's Homemade Miso Soup

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Oct 16

Eric Church Extends The Outsiders World Tour Into 2015

Eric Church and The Outsiders

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Eric Church has extended his The Outsiders World Tour into 2015. Church officially announced he will kick off the second leg of his massive tour on January 8 in New Orleans. He will wrap the first leg on December 13 with a show in Birmingham, Ala.

“We come from bars and clubs,” he said. “I miss that intimacy. That’s what you always try to grab. The bigger the room, the smaller you want that room to feel. You used to be able to fit everyone at one of our shows in those end-stage pits. That was the entire crowd. I want everybody in that place to feel like they were there, to feel like they were in that that small room. That they experienced something, that they felt something, that they are always going to go and tell people that ‘that show was spiritual to me. I felt it.’”

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