Wynonna Performing New Song, “Follow Me,” on “Good Morning America” and “Katie” Thursday

ABCWynonna and her husband, Cactus Moser, are making several TV appearances this week to perform their new song, “Follow Me.” The track is included in the new film, The Hornet’s Nest, which tells the story of U.S. troops on a dangerous mission in Afghanistan. Look for Wy and Cactus on ABC’s Good Morning America and Katie on Thursday. They’ll be interviewed on Fox News’s Fox & Friends on Friday, too.

The full video for “Follow Me” can now be seen at ETOnline.com. The Hornet’s Nest soundtrack album will be released Tuesday through iTunes and Amazon. $1 from each soundtrack sold will go to military foundations around the country.

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Joe Nichols Premiering “Yeah” Video, Performing on “The Queen Latifah Show” Friday

Red Bow RecordsJoe Nichols will premiere the video for “Yeah” Friday on CMT and CMT.com. The clip breaks down the song’s love-at-first-sight storyline with a comic strip format, complete with animation and special effects.

Joe is also set to perform “Yeah” on The Queen Latifah Show Friday. Check local listings for air time.

“Yeah” is the follow-up to Joe’s #1 hit, “Sunny and 75.” Both songs are included on his latest album, Crickets, available now.

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Jerrod Niemann Teams Up with Pitbull for Pop Remix of “Drink to That All Night”

Sony Music NashvilleJerrod Niemann has teamed up with Pitbull for a pop remix of his #1 hit, “Drink to That All Night.” The song is now at pop radio and available for download at all digital outlets.

Jerrod is excited to introduce himself and his music to a lot of new fans thanks to the Pitbull collaboration. Jerrod says, “To be able to step in and do anything with Pitbull is an amazing opportunity, and I’m glad that he liked the song and cared enough about it to do it.”

Pitbull thanks Jerrod for the opportunity to join him on “Drink to That All Night.”

“I love this record because that’s what we love to do, have fun and drink Voli,” Pitbull says. “But most important and goes to show — music is the true universal language, Daleee!”

The original version of “Drink to That All Night” is included on Jerrod’s new album, High Noon, available now.

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Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is the name of Dierks Bentley‘s beloved white dog? ANSWER: Jake.

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Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockDierks Bentley performs “Drunk on a Plane” on CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman Wednesday night.

Lee Ann Womack‘s new album, The Way I’m Livin’, is due out September 23.

Tim McGraw shot down rumors he and Faith Hill are adopting a child Tuesday during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. They already have three daughters.

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Lady A’s Hillary Scott Stepping into Character for “Bartender” Performance on “American Idol”

Green Room PRLady Antebellum debuts their brand-new single, “Bartender,” on the American Idol season finale Wednesday night. Band member Hillary Scott is excited to show off her fun, sassy side singing lead vocals for this performance.

She says, “It’s gonna be a great fun one to really interact with Charles and Dave and just really get all the girls involved and excited about it hopefully in the audience.”

Since “Bartender” is written and performed from a strong female perspective, Hillary’s band mate Charles Kelley is proud of Lady A’s role in representing women on country radio.

“This is really heavy Hillary on this,” Charles says, “and it’s like, what a great time to kinda go, ‘There’s still some strong females.’ Even though she’s a part of a group, she’s still representing that and helping carry that flag along with Miranda and Carrie and all the other girls.”

Tune in to see Lady Antebellum perform “Bartender” on American Idol‘s season finale Wednesday night at 8 ET on Fox. Jennifer Nettles is also slated to perform with Idol finalist Jess Meuse on the finale.

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Josh Turner and Wife Expecting Fourth Son

Image credit: George HolzJosh Turner is going to be a new dad later this year. He and his wife are expecting their fourth son in September.  He tells People magazine “it’s a welcome surprise.”

Josh says, “To have four boys is pretty awesome for a father.”

Josh and wife Jennifer’s brood currently includes Hampton, who’s 7 1/2; Colby, who turns 5 next month; and Marion, 3. Josh says Colby has suggested the family name the baby “Backwoods Boy,” but the singer all but ruled out the idea.

Will he be able to handle four kids in the same house? Josh, 36, says he has “no idea what it’s going to be like,” but, “We’re just going to take it one day at a time.”

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Dan + Shay Launching Where It All Began Tour October 9 in Minneapolis

Warner Music NashvilleNew duo Dan + Shay will head out on their Where It All Began tour starting October 9 in Minneapolis, MN. The club trek takes the guys to New York City’s Highline Ballroom and Washington, D.C.’s Cain’s Ballroom. The 10-city tour wraps up October 26 in Columbus, Ohio. They’ll hit the road with Blake Shelton this summer.

Dan + Shay follow up their gold-certified debut hit, “19 You + Me,” with the new single, “Show You Off.” Both songs are included on Dan + Shay’s debut album, Where It All Began.

Where It All Began Tour Dates:

10/9 — Minneapolis, MN, Mill City Nights
10/10 — Madison, WI, Majestic Theater
10/15 — Nashville, TN, Cannery Ballroom
10/16 — Birmingham, AL, Workplay Soundstage
10/17 — Robinsonville, MS, Horseshoe Tunica
10/19 — Tulsa, OK, Cain’s Ballroom
10/23 — New York, NY, Highline Ballroom
10/24 — Philadelphia, PA, The Trocadero Theatre
10/25 — Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club
10/26 — Columbus, OH, Newport Music Hall

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Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler and Kacey Musgraves Make Maxim 100 Hot List

Arista NashvilleA few of country leading ladies have made Maxim‘s annual Hot 100 list. Kellie Pickler leads the pack at #46, and Carrie Underwood comes in at #56. Kacey Musgraves earned the #70 spot.

There is a chance more country stars could make the cut for the Hot List when the full countdown is revealed on June 3.

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Stars Lining Up to Meet the Fans at CMA Music Festival’s Fan Fair X Next Month

CMAThe CMA Music Festival’s Fan Fair X exhibit promises to be bigger than ever with Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore, Craig Morgan, The Band Perry, Thompson Square, Wynonna, Little Big Town, Chris Young and many more signing autographs for fans.

Lady Antebellum, Sara Evans, Kix Brooks and LeAnn Rimes are among the stars taking part in the CMA Close Up interview series each morning at Fan Fair X. The HGTV Lodge in Fan Alley will also feature performances from Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Dustin Lynch, Kip Moore, Rascal Flatts, Josh Turner and Charlie Worsham. Fans attending Fan Fair X will also get to see Dierks Bentley‘s white Chevy truck, also known as Big White.

For a full list of artists participating in Fan Fair X at the Music City Center, go to CMAFest.com. The CMA Music Festival runs June 5 through 8 in downtown Nashville.

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