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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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Nov 16

Darius Rucker Explores Historical Spots in Europe

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Darius Rucker loves touring, especially when his travels take him to new places. His True Believers Tour has crossed the pond, making stops in Berlin, Munich, London, Manchester, and Glasgow before the European leg wraps in Dublin on November 23rd. While in Europe, Darius takes advantage of the “old” stuff.

“The thing I really love to do is I love to go around and see old churches and museums and stuff, because we think if something was built in the 1800s, we think it’s old,” he said. “Then you go over there and something was built in 39 B.C. and it’s still up. I think that’s pretty cool.”

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Nov 14

Blake Shelton Makes It a Fourth Week at No. 1 on Top 20

Blake Shelton

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Blake Shelton makes it a fourth week at No. 1 on Top 20 Country Countdown with “Neon Light.” Brad Paisley and Jason Aldean round out the Top 3, while Parmalee makes their countdown debut with their new video, “Close Your Eyes.” Plus, host Nan Kelley has a sneak peek of new videos from Carrie Underwood and Kristian Bush!

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Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Get Top 20 online extras, including 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. Blake Shelton – “Neon Light”
  2. Brad Paisley – “Perfect Storm”
  3. Jason Aldean – “Burnin’ It Down”
  4. Cole Swindell – “Hope You Get Lonely”
  5. Rascal Flatts – “Payback”
  6. Big & Rich – “Look At You”
  7. Maddie & Tae – “Girl In A Country Song”
  8. Lee Ann Womack – “The Way I’m Livin’”
  9. RaeLynn – “God Made Girls”
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Nov 14

Kenny Chesney Adds Jake Owen, Chase Rice, and Cole Swindell to Big Revival Tour

Kenny Chesney Performs at The Big Revival Tour

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Kenny Chesney’s 2015 Big Revival Tour keeps getting bigger. He has added Jake Owen, Chase Rice, and Cole Swindell to the tour. The three acts will join him for select dates of the summer tour. While rice and Swindell are turning heads with their debut albums, Chesney is recognizing them for their songwriting abilities.

“When I came to town, I was a writer, trying to get my songs cut — and playing on a stool down on Lower Broadway,” he said. “I didn’t have nearly the success Cole and Chase are enjoying right now, but I know the difference getting your music in front of an audience makes. For both of these guys, who have a lot of energy and a real way of grabbing people, I think it’s the perfect way to get the audience fired up for the show.”

Jake Owen is no stranger to a Chesney tour. This will mark the third time Owen has hit the road with Chesney. Owen’s laid-back personality and fun songs like “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” and “Days of Gold” fit right in with Chesney’s fan base. Continue Reading

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Nov 13

Jason Aldean Releases His New Single “Just Gettin’ Started”

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Jason Aldean has released “Just Gettin’ Started” as his latest single. The track, found on his recently released Old Boots, New Dirt album, is the follow-up to “Burnin’ It Down,” which reached No. 1 on the country charts and sold more than one million copies. Written by Chris DeStefano, Rhett Akins and Ashley Gorley, the party anthem is a sharp contrast from the more sensual “Burnin’  It Down.”

“Just because I’m a country artist doesn’t mean I don’t hear things in other forms of music that I think are really cool and could work for what we’re doing here,” he said. “From the very beginning, we’ve always tried to cut great songs. Some of those songs are about promoting having a good time — driving trucks, fishing, hunting, because that’s just what we do — but I would like to think that some stuff on this album is a little deeper, too.”

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Nov 12

Eric Church Joins Kenny Chesney’s Big Revival Tour

Kenny Chesney Tours With Eric Church

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Eric Church will join Kenny Chesney for five dates of Chesney’s 2015 Big Revival Tour. Church previously joined Chesney on his 2013 No Shoes Nation Tour, and for Chesney, inviting him to hit the road again was a no-brainer.

“There is something about the way Eric connects with my audience that left me feeling like he made the No Shoes Nation Tour something special,” Chesney said. “He attacks the stage with so much force – and his songs really speak to the people who’re fighting the fight to get by – and I love that about what he does onstage.”

“Some of the most fun I’ve ever had on tour was last summer with Kenny,” Church added. “He’s an artist that isn’t afraid to let you come full blast and do what you do. It’s rare you get to tour with someone you respect and you are friends with. I can’t wait to do it again.”

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Nov 12

Keith Urban Records PSA For Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Keith Urban Performs at 2014 CMA Fest Keith Urban has joined the Nikki Mitchell Foundation to raise funds and awareness for pancreatic cancer research. In support of the foundation, Urban has filmed a PSA for November’s Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Watch the PSA below. Nikki Mitchell was the longtime friend and manager of county music legend Waylon Jennings. Upon her death of pancreatic cancer last year, she challenged the music community to shine a light on the need for research. Pancreatic cancer only receives 2% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget and is predicted to be the second deadliest cancer by 2020. County Music Hall of Fame songwriter Hank Cochran and Ray Price also died from pancreatic cancer. Continue Reading

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Nov 12

Faith Hill to Star in Indie Crime Drama Dixieland

Faith Hill at 2014 CMA Awards

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Faith Hill is headed back to the silver screen. She will star in Dixieland, described by Deadline.com as an “indie crime drama.” She will play the mother of a young man, played by Chris Zylka, recently released from prison who falls for the girl next door, played by Riley Keogh, daughter of Lisa Marie Presley and granddaughter of Elvis.

The cast also includes singer/songwriter Steve Earle, RJ Mitte, Spencer Lofranco, Brad Carter and legendary WWE wrestler Mick Foley. Hill last appeared in a film role in 2004’s Stepford Wives alongside Nicole Kidman, Glenn Close and Bette Midler. She made her acting debut in 1997 with roles on Touched by an Angel and Promised Land.

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Nov 11

Scotty McCreery Honors Military With “The Dash” Video

Scotty McCreery at the 2014 CMA Awards Red Carpet

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Scotty McCreery is honoring  our U.S. Military with his song, “The Dash,” found on his See You Tonight album. He performs the song every night in concert, accompanied by a poignant video highlighting the life of U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Andrew Carpenter. In honor of Veteran’s Day, McCreery posted the video on his official Facebook page and YouTube site.

Carpenter, a native of Columbia, Tenn., was serving his second tour of duty in Afghanistan when he came under enemy fire on Valentine’s Day 2011. He passed away five days later, leaving behind his wife, Chrissie, who was pregnant with their first child, Landon. The town of Columbia later named a highway in honor of Carpenter and his service. Chrissie is the cousin of McCreery’s bass player, Nathan Thomas, who told McCreery about Carpenter’s life and sacrifice.

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Nov 10

Little Big Town Kicks Off Pain Killer Tour

Little Big Town - Pain Killer Tour

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Little Big Town kicked off their Pain Miller Tour over the weekend in Youngstown, Ohio. The band will stop in 13 cities in support of their new album, Pain Killer. Brett Eldredge and Brothers Osborneare along on the tour as special guests.

“Brett Eldredge, he’s killing it right now, having some big hits,” Jimi Westbrook said. “We did some shows with him with Keith [Urban] a few months ago, and he’s got great charisma on stage. He’s a great entertainer, so we’re excited about that. I’ve been a fan of Brothers Osborne since, gosh, I think we did the label show back when Tornado was coming out, and we heard them play with just an acoustic guitar and were just blown away. They’re the real deal; super talented guys, and I think it’s gonna be a lot of fun out on the road.” Continue Reading

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