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Nov 22

Carrie Underwood Always Knew She Was Having A Boy

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley at CMA Awards 2014

During the CMA Awards, Brad Paisley spilled the news that Carrie Underwood and husband Mike Fisher are expecting a baby boy. While parents may hope for one sex over another, Underwood said she and Fisher always knew they were having a boy. They didn’t find out in a doctor’s office, though.

“It’s kind of a sterile place,” she told KTIC Radio. “We got to see all the pictures and everything. It was really cool to see that, but whenever [our doctor would] get near … near those parts … we would look away.”

Underwood and Fisher broke the news to themselves on a dinner date. They brought an envelope containing the baby’s gender with them and opened it while seated at the table. Continue Reading

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Nov 21

Blake Shelton Remains At No. 1 on Top 20

Blake Shelton's Neon Light

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It’s five weeks in a row at No. 1 for Blake Shelton and “Neon Light” on Top 20 Country Countdown! We’re offering up a double shot of Shelton this week, with a sneak peek at his new video, “Lonely Tonight,” featuring Ashley Monroe. Plus, Carrie Underwood has a big debut with her new video, “Something in the Water.”

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This Week’s Chart:

  1. Blake Shelton – “Neon Light”
  2. Brad Paisley – “Perfect Storm”
  3. Carrie Underwood – “Something in the Water”
  4. Dierks Bentley – “Say You Do”
  5. Maddie & Tae – “Girl In A Country Song”
  6. RaeLynn – “God Made Girls”
  7. Rascal Flatts – “Payback”
  8. Jason Aldean – “Burnin’ It Down”
  9. Cole Swindell – “Hope You Get Lonely”
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Nov 20

Easton Corbin Helps Present a $1 Million Check to the FFA

Easton Corbin

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Easton Corbin spent the last year working closely with the National FFA Organization, Ram Trucks and their Next Crop Initiative’s “The Year of the Farmer” celebration. As part of the “The Year of the Farmer” celebration, Corbin, a former FFA (Future Farmers of America) member, spent the year traveling through rural America to meet and raise money for the local FFA chapters around the country. Like many of today’s FFA members, Corbin was inspired by his grandfather to learn more about agriculture.

“I remember when I was in sixth grade and [my grandfather] asked me if I wanted to show a cow and I was like, ‘well yeah!’” Corbin said. “So, my grandpa was a big influence on me. He’s always been such a hardworking guy. I’ve always looked up to him.” Continue Reading

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Nov 20

Cole Swindell Thanks Fans by Releasing Down Home Sessions EP

Cole Swindell Releases Down Home Sessions Album

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Cole Swindell might be a relative newcomer to the country music scene – if you don’t count the years he spent selling Luke Bryan’s merchandise during Bryan’s tours – but he could not have asked for a better start. His first two singles, “Chillin’ It,” and “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight,” topped the charts, and he was nominated for CMA New Artist of the Year. To thank his fans for his support, he released his Down Home Sessions EP.

“I’m on permanent pinch mode, dude,” he told Taste of Country Nights’ host Sam Alex. “Getting to debut your first single as a No. 1 song then your next one going No. 1… I’m so excited to have a brand new one out now. It’s just… so much has changed now over the past year, you know, for the good for me. I’m just so thankful that I have this much support this early in my career. It’s been a great year so far.” Continue Reading

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Nov 19

Garth Brooks Joins Social Media, Loves Twitter

Garth Brooks on Facebook and Twitter

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Garth Brooks nearly broke social media last week when he joined Facebook and Twitter. Brooks promises he is doing all the tweeting and Facebooking himself – with a little help from his team.

“I think it’s kind of dangerous to have someone else do it for you,” he told the Sean & Richie Show. “I just don’t like somebody else speaking for me. They’re showing me right now, so there’s a team that helps you with it, but the truth is, I want to get to where I can walk on my own and kind of do it myself.”

So far, Brooks has taken a liking to Twitter, replying to fans and tweeting selfies. “I have been busy on Twitter,” he said. “That’s a fun thing. I mean it’s like, nothing between you and them. I love that. I like that fact that you can do it any time. 2:00 in the morning, 2:00 in the afternoon.”

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Nov 19

Kenny Chesney Releases “Christmas in Blue Chair Bay”

Kenny Chesney's Christmas in Blue Chair Bay Album

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Kenny Chesney is bringing the spirit of the islands to the Christmas season in his new single, “Christmas in Blue Chair Bay.” It is his first holiday tune since 2003’s “All I Want for Christmas is a Real Good Tan.”

“It seems like there are few times of the year when you can really unplug, really just be in the moment with your family and your friends — and celebrate how great life is,” he said. “Over the last 10 years, I’ve really come to appreciate that time off and what those connections mean, and I wanted to share that feeling with my friends through music.”

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Nov 18

Watch Florida Georgia Line’s New “Sun Daze” Music Video

Florida Georgia Line's 'Anything Goes' Album

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Florida Georgia Line released a comical new video for their latest single, “Sun Daze.” The video opens on the almost unrecognizable duo dressed as businessmen, plugging away at their office jobs. After a less-than-pleasant run in with their boss, the video cuts to the pair at a poolside party full of shenanigans — animal costumes included.

Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard cowrote “Sun Daze” along with Cary Barlowe, Jesse Frasure and Sarah Buxton. Their recently released sophomore album, Anything Goes, includes “Sun Daze” and “Dirt,” the first single off the album.

Watch the “Sun Daze” video below:

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Nov 18

Rascal Flatts Announces Las Vegas Residency

Rascal Flatts' Vegas Riot Show

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Rascal Flatts are headed to Las Vegas. Having just wrapped up their Rewind Tour, the trio announced a nine concert residency at the Joint, a 4,000-seat venue inside Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. They’re calling the show the “Rascal Flatts Vegas Riot!”

“We are thrilled to be playing such a storied venue as the Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas,” the band’s Jay DeMarcus said. “We’re so excited to do something so different for us. You will experience Rascal Flatts in a way you’ve never seen us before — up close, intimate and personal, and we promise you one thing — it’s going to rock!”

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Nov 17

Maddie & Tae: Yodeling Interior Designers?

Maddie & Tae

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Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye, who together make up the hot new duo Maddie & Tae, are talented singers, songwriters and performers. They are also only 19 years old and, in addition to their natural talents, the girls wish they possessed other skills.

“I’ve always wished I could yodel,” Tae said. “That’s really weird, but I would love to yodel.”

Maddie’s longtime dream is more in line with a visually creative field. “I would love to be able to be like an interior designer or something, because then I would just be able to do it myself, like decorate my own place,” she said. “I just get sidetracked and distracted, and then I forget what I need. It’s just a disaster. So, I wish I could do that.” Continue Reading

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Nov 17

Miranda Lambert’s Dogs Have a House Fit for Royalty

Miranda Lambert

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Miranda Lambert loves her dogs, and husband Blake Shelton just needs to accept that. Lambert recently revealed to People just how far she has gone to make sure her furry family members are safe and loved. “When I’m home, I go get them and bring them to the house,” she told People. “I have four that are in our house most of the time. But I looked at Blake one day and realized if I don’t give him a break from these dogs, he might go crazy.”

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To keep her dogs and her husband safe and happy, she came up with a solution: a doghouse fit for the pets of country music royalty. Continue Reading

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