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September 3rd


Brad Paisley will give a sneak peek of the video for his new single, “Country Nation,” on the Today show today around 8AM.  Once it airs, you can watch it on the show’s website.  And tomorrow, he’ll be performing on the show’s Summer Concert Series.  Then on Saturday, Brad will be the guest picker on ESPN’s College Game Day.
 
Awards that weren’t given out at the ACM Awards show back in April were handed out Tuesday night at ACM Honors in Nashville.  Awards went out to Alabama, Luke Bryan, Loretta Lynn, and Eric ChurchJake Owen hosted the show for a 2nd year.
 
Toby Keith put on a special invitation-only show in his hometown of Norman, OK to salute those who have made an impact on the community.  A documentary about the show will air on TNT next month.
 
Carrie Underwood will stop by The Tonight Show on the 10th to perform “Smoke Break.”
 
MOONSHINE: The Hee Haw Musical, a new musical comedy, began previews at the Dallas Theater Center yesterday.  It officially opens on the 18th.

September 2nd


Several country stars were at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville Monday night to help shoot an upcoming concert film titled American Saturday Night: Live from the Grand Ole Opry.  Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Darius Rucker, and Brett Eldredge were all there to be part of the film which is set to be released in time for Christmas.
 
Chris Young tells us that his 5th studio album, I’m Comin’ Over, will be stocking-stuffer material.  It’ll be available on November 13th.   And he’ll be on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight to perform the album’s title track.
 
Carrie Underwood has released a behind-the-scenes look at the making of her new “Smoke Break” music video exclusively on E! Online.
 
TLC airs a 1-hour reality special, Big Kenny & Family, tonight starring Big & Rich’s own Big Kenny.

September 1st


The music of Lady Antebellum will be featured in The SpongeBob Musical.  The theatrical production opens in Chicago in June.
 
Love is in the air!  The Voice winner Craig Wayne Boyd got engaged to his model girlfriend Taylor Borland.  And LoCash’s Preston Brust popped the question to his girlfriend, Kristen, during a performance at the Grand Ole Opry over the weekend.
 
American Idol alum Lauren Alaina wrote and sings a track that will be used for this season’s college football coverage on ESPN.
 
Former Idol judge Steven Tyler has a cameo in the AMC drama Nashville on the September 23rd season premiere.  He’ll sing with Hayden Panettiere.
 
Brett Eldredge is pretty excited about headlining a CMT tour with Thomas Rhett

August 31st


Big & Rich footed the bill for a Gulf Coast vacation for 5 lucky fans.  They co-hosted an essay contest with the Holiday Inn Resort in Pensacola.  The 5 winners and their guests were treated to a private luau party, intimate acoustic concert, and a meet-and-greet with Big Kenny and John Rich.

Keith Urban just released the video to his latest single, “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:15.”  

It’s gonna be a boy for Lady A’s Charles Kelley and his wife, Cassie.  Cassie spoke about their 2-year fertility struggle on Good Morning America last week and spilled the beans.  The Kelleys are expecting their little boy in February.
 
While Jennifer Nettles is getting ready to launch a new solo album and tour, her Sugarland partner, Kristian Bush, will be the subject of a new documentary on his life, Walk Tall: The Journey of Sugarland’s Kristian Bush which will air on NashTV next month.
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 30: Frankie Ballard visits 'The Highway' at SiriusXM Studios on January 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)

August 24th


Frankie Ballard’s career is off to an incredible start with another #1 song and is so grateful for his career.
 
Tyler Farr says when he fell off the stage in Virginia, it happened really quickly.  He says the pain was immediate, but he didn’t miss a note or a word.  He says he bruised a rib, and he’s got a nice-sized bruise on his thigh.
 
Luke Bryan loves kids – his own, his niece and nephew, and the kids at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.  He spent the afternoon with the kids there playing music, signing autographs, meeting the kids, and answering questions.  By the way – his favorite foods are pizza and cheeseburgers.
 
Old Dominion has their first Top 20 song with “Break Up With Him.”  Time for them to start keeping some of their songs for themselves.  They’ve written songs from Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Keith Urban, and Luke Bryan.

August 21st


Carrie Underwood had big news yesterday afternoon.  She’ll release her new album called Story Teller on October 23rd.  The first single from the album is “Smoke Break.” 
 
And the latest to announce a clothing line… Jake Owen!  And it’s so Jake.  He’s teamed up with Salt Life beach and apparel for a beachy line of clothes.  He’ll meet with the design team in California and put his signature on anything from board shorts to flip flops.
 
The Band Perry have a new fan… Lady Gaga!  Gaga tweeted that she loves their new single “Live Forever” to her nearly 50million fans.
 
Scotty McCreery – who is a HUGE baseball fan – got to meet Hall of Famer Johnny Bench on Monday at a golf tournament in NC.  Scotty says it was a dream come true!
 
CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS: Kacey Musgraves is 27. Kenny Rogers is 77. Tomorrow, Collin Raye turns 55.  Holly Dunn will be 58.

August 20th


Brett Eldredge admits he’s kind of a health freak on the road, but he’s found something that will throw him off… Biscuits and Gravy potato chips.
 
Kip Moore says he like being in uncomfortable situations and that’s why he travels to places he’s never been to go surfing.
 
Brad Paisley is hitting the road this fall on a special tour of select university campuses – just in time for football season.  Brad’s Country Nation College Tour takes off on the Virginia Tech campus on September 6th.  More dates will be announced soon.
 
Kenny Chesney’s dad is in a bit of trouble.  He was arrested Tuesday afternoon after he allegedly assaulted his neighbor with a golf club and his fists.  It all started when the victim – who is apparently president of the local homeowners’ association – talked to the older Mr. Chesney about not having his dog on a leash around the country club’s grounds.
 
CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS: Rudy Gatlin of the Gatlin Brothers is 63.

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