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Dierks Bentley's The Mountain Earns Career Highest Debut Sales

<i>The Mountain</i> is reaching new heights.<p>Dierks Bentley's latest studio album earns the country star his seventh No. 1 album, selling more than 102,000 …

Dierks Bentley

Singer Jim Ed Brown remembered for faith, friendships

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville stars, friends and fans remembered longtime Grand Ole Opry member Jim Ed Brown for his faith and friendships at a music-filled memorial service Monday in Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.<p>Brown was known for his 1959 No. 1 hit "The Three Bells," which he recorded with …

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Who Is Granger Smith? The Rising Country Singer Is Performing On 'The Bachelorette'

Becca's season of <i>The Bachelorette</i> has already featured guest appearances from celebrities like comedian Fred Willard and rapper/turn-upper Lil Jon, …

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Big & Rich Working on Reality Show With Mark Wahlberg

Big & Rich may be coming to television as early as this fall. The country duo are the latest singers to receive their own reality television series, …

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Country star Maren Morris slams body-shaming troll who told her to 'respect herself and cover up'

Country music star Maren Morris clapped back at an Instagram hater last week after the user criticized the singer's outfit and suggested she deserved "creepy sexual advances" because of her styling choices.<p>Morris, 28, posed in a plunging black bodysuit, jean shorts and black high-heeled cowboy …

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How Blake Shelton's Devastating Divorce From Miranda Lambert Led Him to True Love With Gwen Stefani

If history (and by that we mean the last two years) has taught us anything, come tonight, <b>Blake Shelton</b> will be blowing out the candles on a unique …

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Carrie Underwood Shares Rare Wedding Photo In Post To Her Dad

Underwood shared a sweet wedding photo featuring her dad to commemorate Father's Day.<p>Carrie Underwood shared a rare wedding photo featuring her …

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Maren Morris (and Her Husband!) Clap Back at Troll Suggesting She Deserves Sexual Advances

Maren Morris isn’t standing for body-shaming internet trolls — and her husband Ryan Hurd is right in her corner.<p>The 28-year-old country star shared a …

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Gwen Stefani Celebrates Blake Shelton’s Bday & Draws Heart Over His Face — See Pics Of Sweet Date

Aw! Gwen Stefani took to Instagram to show off her love for Blake Shelton during his birthday weekend on June 16 by posting two adorable pics of the …

Gwen Stefani

Carrie Underwood Flashes Back to Beautiful Wedding Shot With Dad

Few things are more beautiful than a bride being walked down the aisle by her proud papa, and Carrie Underwood decided to honor her own this Father's …

Carrie Underwood

Oak Ridge Boys coming back to Lincoln, revitalized by new album

Richard Sterban, the bass singer who has given the Oak Ridge Boys their iconic sound since the 1970s, was pumped up when he called in to talk about …

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Kellie Pickler Revisits Her Pre-Fame Job as a Sonic Carhop on Skates [Watch]

She's still got it!Continue reading…

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After touring for 18 years, Rascal Flatts still believes fans deserve the best each and every night

When Rascal Flatts announced that they were hitting the road once again this summer, it couldn't have come as much of a surprise to the country music …

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Scotty McCreery Marries Gabi Dugal

Scotty McCreery is a married man!The former “American Idol” winner said “I Do” to his longtime love, Gabi Dugal, in a beautiful ceremony held on …

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Remember When Kenny Rogers Scored His First No. 1 Hit?

Kenny Rogers is one of the most enduring superstars in country music history, but he was a middle-aged man looking for an unlikely comeback when he …

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iParty: Keith Urban starts 'Graffiti U' tour in St. Louis

Buy Now<p>Keith Urban performs at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Maryland Heights on Friday, June 15, 2018. Photo by Jon Gitchoff<p>Buy Now<p>Keith Urban …

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Miranda Lambert Embraces Her Don't-Give-a-Darn at Country Jam 2018

It was a mix of attitude and emotion.Continue reading…

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Zac Brown Band's John Driskell Hopkins goes traditional with new Christmas album

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI<p>Fans of the Zac Brown Band know John Driskell Hopkins as the towering figure with the Brillo-y beard shards whose voice makes …

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Watch Jason Aldean + Miranda Lambert's 'Drowns the Whiskey' Video

Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert help each other get over tough breakups in their new collaborative video for "Drowns the Whiskey" — or, do they?<p>The …

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Kenny Rogers Gambles & Wins

Kenny Rogers was in the hottest form of his life when he went into the studio on 16 June 1978, to record what would be the chart-topping title track …

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Kenny Chesney Will Donate All Proceeds from His New Album to Virgin Island Relief Fund

Kenny Chesney is putting his money where his mouth is.<p>After the Category 5 storm Hurricane Irma tore through the Virgin Islands last fall, leaving …

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Gwen Stefani’s Kids Showering Blake Shelton With Father’s Day Gifts: Why It’ll Still Be ‘Bittersweet’

Blake Shelton can expect to be getting a ton of Father’s Day gifts from Gwen Stefani’s children! A source close to Blake told HL EXCLUSIVELY what …

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Will Darius Rucker's All-Star Collab Take the Video Countdown 'Straight to Hell'?

Darius Rucker is joined by his all-star friends this week!Continue reading…

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Blake Shelton is Blown Away Watching Gwen Stefani Rehearse For Her Las Vegas Residency

Gwen Stefani has been grinding away at this music thing for a minute. More than 30 years to be exact. And even though they've been dating for more …

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Buck Owens' Final Capitol Album, 'Country Singer's Prayer', Set for Release

Buck Owens' never-released final album with Capitol Records will be out in August!Continue reading…

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Streaming providers aim to convert country fans at CMA Fest

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The hundreds of artists appearing at the CMA Fest this past weekend weren't the only ones trying to court new fans. Streaming …

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Late country music star Troy Gentry honored in Nashville

Late country star Troy Gentry who was killed in a helicopter crash last year was honored Thursday.<p>World-renowned cartoonist known for 'The Muppets' …

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See Shooter Jennings Tell Jokes With Jerry Cantrell, Perform 'Rhinestone Eyes'

Shooter Jennings returns to the cornfield in the latest installment of his wacky <i>Hey Shooter!</i> video series. Alice in Chains' Jerry Cantrell, former …

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Miranda Lambert’s Boyfriend Reportedly Calling His Estranged Wife Behind Her Back

Evan Felker is reportedly still talking to his ex.<p>Miranda Lambert’s boyfriend, Evan Felker, has allegedly been going behind the singer’s back to …

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