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Aug 29

Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood Return to No. 1 on Top 20

Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood's Somethin' Bad VideoMiranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood are back on top with “Somethin’ Bad” on this week’s Top 20 Country Countdown! The pair swapped places with Scotty McCreery, bumping his latest video, “Feelin’ It,” to No. 2. Danielle Bradbery rounds out the Top 3, with Jana Kramer returning to the countdown at No. 16 with “Love.”

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  1. Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood – “Somethin’ Bad”
  2. Scotty McCreery – “Feelin’ It”
  3. Danielle Bradbery – “Young in America”
  4. Tim McGraw w/Faith Hill – “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s”
  5. Lady Antebellum – “Bartender”
  6. Little Big Town – “Day Drinking”
  7. Luke Bryan – “Roller Coaster”
  8. Hunter Hayes – “Tattoo”
  9. Neal McCoy – “Can You Do This”
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Aug 29

Top 5 Country Songs About Football

Country Artist Kenny Chesney Loves Football Season

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Football season is here, which means tailgating, touchdowns and a whole lot of celebrating when our favorite teams win. Country stars, from Kenny Chesney to Carrie Underwood, are also big fans of football season. Here are our Top 5 Country Songs About Football:

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Kenny Chesney – “The Boys of Fall”

Kenny Chesney is a huge football fan and counts the likes of Peyton Manning and Sean Payton among his close friends. He has co-produced several football documentaries, including The Boys of Fall, The Color Orange: The Condredge Holloway Story and, most recently, The Believer,  a documentary about Steve Spurrier. His hit “The Boys of Fall” is a poignant look at football and what it means to small towns across the country.

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Brad Paisley – “Country Nation”

In the lyrics of “Country Nation,” from his new album, Moonshine in the Trunk, Brad Paisley pays tribute to a number of things that makes America a ‘country nation’, including football. He name-drops several teams, from his beloved West Virginia Mountaineers to the Tennessee Volunteers, Michigan Wolverines and many more. Continue Reading

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Aug 28

Florida Georgia Line’s “Dirt” Reminds Them of Home

Florida Georgia Line's Dirt Album

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Florida Georgia Line’s latest single, “Dirt,” is a departure from their party anthem hits like “Cruise” and “This Is How We Roll.” The song’s different feel inspired the duo to record it, along with its firm reminder of their country roots.

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“We’ve done the party songs, we’ve done the upbeat fun stuff, and this is just a song that everybody can relate to,” Tyler Hubbard said. “People young or people older, everybody kinda has that place in their life that’s home and that they have a special spot in their heart for. I think that’s the kinda thing we’re trying to capture with this song.” Continue Reading

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Aug 28

Eric Church and Wife Katherine Launch Chief Cares Charity

Eric Church and Katherine Church Charity

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Eric Church and his wife, Katherine, are paying it forward. The couple have announced the launch of their charity, Chief Cares. Administered by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, Chief Cares has already helped a Nepalese orphanage in getting beds and clothing and offering schooling for area children, delivered aid in Haiti and helped the Humane Society fund their no-kill animal shelters.

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Aug 27

Food Network’s Trisha Yearwood Nominated for 2014 CableFAX Award

Trisha Yearwood on Food Network

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Trisha Yearwood is cooking up more than just new music. Her Food Network show, Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, has been a recipe for success. Last year, she won the “Best Host – Food” CableFAX Program Award and is a finalist once again for this year’s honor. Winners will be announced on October 14.

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Aug 26

Little Big Town Announces The Pain Killer Tour

Little Big Town Tour

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Little Big Town will launch The Pain Killer Tour on November 8 in Youngstown, Ohio. The tour, which will feature Brett Eldredge and Brothers Osborne as special guests, will stop in 13 cities, wrapping on December 13 in Rockford, Illinois. The band will release their new album, Pain Killer, on October 21.

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“We are so excited to share Pain Killer and get on the road for this tour,” Karen Fairchild said. “Kimberly, Phillip, Jimi and I are thrilled to have such amazing openers in Brett and Brothers…we’re big fans.” Continue Reading

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Aug 26

Love and Theft’s Stephen Barker Liles Marries In Nashville

Love and Theft Wedding

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Love and Theft’s Stephen Barker Liles married fiancee Jenna Michelle Kennedy on Sunday, August 24 at the Ruby, a boutique events center in Nashville, reports PEOPLE Country. Liles proposed to Kennedy last May and the couple welcomed a son, Jett Barker Liles, on December 2, 2013.

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“I am so blessed to have [Jenna] in my life and for us to become one,” Liles told People. “She is my best friend, and I am so grateful for the Lord bringing her into my life.” Continue Reading

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Aug 25

Tim McGraw Shares His Favorite Football Season Snacks

Tim McGraw

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Tim McGraw wrapped his Sundown Heaven Town Tour last weekend, bringing along wife Faith Hill to join him on stage to perform their Top 10 single “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s.” Now that his summer tour has wrapped, McGraw can turn his attention to his other favorite time of year – football season! While he tries to eat healthy, especially while touring, all bets are off come kickoff.

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“I’m not very healthy when it comes to football game snacks,” McGraw said. “I like cheese dip and Doritos and tacos and chili, and all that sorta stuff. Some of our favorite things that we have during football season is Frito pies. Most people, I guess, especially if you’re a Southerner, are familiar with Frito pies where we just have Fritos, cheese and chili. We eat a lotta that on weekends.” Continue Reading

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Aug 25

Hunter Hayes Announces Tattoo (Your Name) Tour

Hunter Hayes

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Hunter Hayes will spend the winter months on tour. During an appearance on NBC’s TODAY show on Friday, Hayes announced his Tattoo (Your Name) Tour, which kicks off October 30 in University Park, Penn., and will stop in 15 cities before wrapping in Canada in December.

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“This tour is definitely going to be different than anything we’ve ever done before and maybe anyone has ever done,” Hayes said. “It’s a lot of firsts not only for us, but even for the fans who have seen our show before. Every tour is all about the fans, but this one proves it. Not only are they going to be part of the show, they are the show. You’ll see what I mean!” Continue Reading

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Aug 24

Canaan Smith is an Outdoors Kind of Guy

Canaan Smith

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Canaan Smith likes to be outdoors. That’s why summer is perfect for him as he gets to play outdoor venues at fairs and festivals. Growing up in Virginia, he preferred to be outdoors rather than sitting in front of a television.

“I love being outside, whether it be the mountains or the beach,” he said. “I spent most of my summers on Virginia Beach, ‘cause I’m from Williamsburg, Virginia. It has a wide enough boardwalk so we could skateboard and get into some trouble, sneaking off and smoking cigarettes. That was what I would do when I was a kid. I’d take my shirt off every chance I’d get, and get out in the sun.” Continue Reading

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