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Dec 12

More Opry dreams come true for Chris Janson, as he hosts for the first time on Friday

ABC/Image Group LAChris Janson will be able to cross one more item off his bucket list before 2018 ends. This year, the Missouri native became, at 31, the youngest member of the Grand Ole Opry when he was inducted by Garth Brooks in March. That night, Chris also talked about how he looks forward to the day he …

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Dec 12

They’re baaaack: “American Idol” returns March 3

ABC/Craig SjodinLuke Bryan, Lionel Richie and Katy Perry will once again be gracing your TV screens in 2019, as American Idol returns for its second season on ABC. The show, once again hosted by Ryan Seacrest, will return Sunday, March 3, with a two-hour season premiere airing from 8 p.m. ET to 10 p.m. ET — but we already know one contestant …

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Dec 12

Fore! Justin Moore works on his swing Thursday morning on Golf Channel

ABC/Image Group LAJust how good is Justin Moore on the links? You can find out Thursday morning when he makes a special appearance on the Golf Channel. Tune in Thursday at 10:30 A.M. ET to The Morning Drive to see Justin demonstrate his best swing and then work on it using analytic sports technology at GolfTec in Franklin, Tennessee. …

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Dec 12

Kacey Musgraves’ “Golden Hour” is 2018’s best album in any genre, according to “Entertainment Weekly”

ABC/Image Group LAEntertainment Weekly and the Country Music Association are in agreement: Kacey Musgraves’ Golden Hour is the best album of 2018. First, the Texan took home the coveted Album of the Year trophy at last month’s CMA Awards, and now, EW ranks it #1 on its list of “The Year’s Best Albums” in its current issue. “Musgraves remains tethered to her country …

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Dec 12

Dolly Parton pays tribute to her late brother Floyd: “He lived a short life full of love and beautiful songs”

ABC/Lou RoccoDolly Parton’s been busy making a slew of media appearances to promote her new soundtrack for the film Dumplin’, but at the same time, she’s been mourning the passing of her younger brother, Floyd Parton. The 61-year-old died last Thursday, and late Tuesday, Dolly commented for the first time on Twitter, posting a statement from her family. …

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Dec 12

Maren Morris and FGL join Kelsea, Kane and Lauren Alaina to rock in the New Year on ABC

Dick Clark ProductionsThe list of country stars who’ll be rockin’ in the New Year on ABC is growing. Maren Morris and Florida Georgia Line join this year’s edition of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest, performing live from New Orleans. They’ll be playing at the Allstate Fan Fest, which happens in advance of the Sugar Bowl in …

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Dec 12

“Swerve” in Sin City: Florida Georgia Line wraps Vegas residency as they ready the release of album #4

ABC/Image Group LAOn Tuesday night, Florida Georgia Line wrapped their Live from Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood, on the same day they announced their new album, Can’t Say I Ain’t Country, is coming February 15. “It’s been an awesome week,” Tyler Hubbard says of their Sin City stint. “The weather’s been amazing. The fans have been awesome. A lot …

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Dec 11

What Makes You Country? Luke Bryan’s sons Bo and Tate demonstrate the answer in new video

ABC/Image Group LALuke Bryan’s sons, 10-year-old Bo and 8-year-old Tate, are his co-stars in his new video for “What Makes You Country,” which premieres later this week. The American Idol judge teased the music video on his socials, sharing a short clip set around a campfire where the boys ask if they can go play a game of Spotlight. Luke also shared …

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Dec 11

“Take It from Me,” Jordan Davis is 2018’s Top New Artist, according to “Billboard”

ABC/Image Group LAIn 2018, there was no shortage of new acts who made impressive strides on the country chart: Devin Dawson, Russell Dickerson, Morgan Wallen, Mitchell Tenpenny, Jimmie Allen, and Morgan Evans, are just a few of them. But who was the most successful? According to Billboard, 2018’s Top New Artist is Jordan Davis. The Louisiana native accomplished the feat largely on the …

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Dec 11

Jimmie Allen’s “Best Shot” rebounds for a third week at #1, putting him in the company of FGL and Blake Shelton

ABC/Image Group LAAfter falling to #2 last week, Jimmie Allen’s “Best Shot” returns to the top of Billboard’s Country Airplay chart for its third week at #1. It’s a rarity for a song to return to the top of the country chart after it’s started its descent. The last time that happened was back in 2008 with Jimmy …

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