Lee Brice Taking It Easy with His Two Little Men This Father’s Day

Photo Credit: Joseph LanesLee Brice is constantly away from his family on the road, so he’s looking to spending a low-key Father’s Day with his two sons, Takoda and Ryker. His main goal is just to watch his two kids having a blast.

Lee tells ABC News Radio, “I just want to be with the family, man. We’re on the road so much that any chance I get vacation or time for myself is gonna be time with them.”

Lee is letting his wife Sarah plan the family’s Father’s Day activities but he has a feeling they’ll wind up at a water park or hanging out at the pool.

“I’m a water baby. I like water, so I’m OK with that,” Lee says.

On the music front, Lee’s new album, I Don’t Dance, is due out September 9. The title track is now climbing the country chart.

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The Band Perry’s Kimberly Perry Ties the Knot with Baseball Player J.P. Arencibia

CMAThe Band Perry‘s Kimberly Perry is a married woman. According to The Tennessean, Kimberly married Texas Rangers pitcher J.P. Arencibia on Thursday at a church in her hometown of Greenville, TN.  Carrie Underwood was on hand to watch the couple exchange vows. Fan photos from the ceremony are starting to pop up on Twitter, too.

Kimberly wasn’t exactly a hands-on bride with all the wedding details, though.

She says, “When it came time to plan a wedding, I had zero foundation for ideas. So, my mother, who of course styles the three of us — we’re sort of like her blank canvases — hat has poured over into wedding mode, so we have put all the details in her hands.”

Kimberly and J.P. got engaged at Kimberly’s parents’ house last fall.

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Luke Bryan Giving Military Personnel a Chance to Win a Trip to His Chicago Stadium Show

ABC/AMA/Dick Clark ProductionsLuke Bryan is teaming up with Miller Lite to give Army and Air Force service members a chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Chicago to see his That’s My Kind of Night tour stop at Soldier Field. The text-to-win sweepstakes will only be available via Army and Air Force Exchange Services, now through August. Forty-five lucky service members will win the trip to see Luke in the Windy City on August 31.

Luke’s tour continues Friday night with two shows in St. Louis.

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Randy Houser Greets Wounded Warriors Moving into New Homes in Maryland

Eckrich MeatsRandy Houser traveled to Gaithersburg, MD this week to cut the ribbon on a new Operation Homefront Village, offering rent-free apartments for wounded military service members and their families. The appearance is part of Randy’s partnership with Eckrich smoked sausage and deli meats.

Randy says, “The men and women who serve this country, and their families, sacrifice so much to protect our freedom. It’s an honor to have the opportunity to show our appreciation and join Eckrich in supporting military families with Operation Homefront.”

Randy spent time with several service members and their families during the ribbon-cutting ceremony. For more information about Randy’s partnership with Eckrich Meats and Operation Homefront, go to Eckrich Meats’ Facebook page.

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Taylor Swift Ends The RED Tour Tonight in Singapore; New Music Coming Soon

Photo Credit: Ash NewellTaylor Swift ends The RED Tour with a final show in Singapore on Thursday. She launched the trek back in March 2013 and has since played sold-out shows in North America and Europe before becoming the first woman in 20 years to headline stadiums in Australia late last year. The final string of Asian shows began June 4 in Jakarta. The RED Tour is Taylor’s third major outing following her Fearless and Speak Now treks.

Now that The RED tour is behind her, Taylor can turn her full attention to launching her fifth studio album later this year. Her record label president, Scott Borchetta, tells Rolling Stone she’s working with pop producer Max Martin on most of the new project, which promises to continue the pop leanings of RED. Taylor will still keep a foothold in the country market though.

Scott says, “Taylor fans are going to love it. Will country stations play a complete pop song just because it’s her? No. But when she comes to town, her friends at country radio will come and see her.”

As she did with the first single from RED, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” Taylor is expected to announce the lead track from her fifth album before summer’s end.

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The Band Perry Chops Down Trees Responsibly for “Chainsaw” Video

Republic NashvilleThe Band Perry was up for 24 hours straight shooting the video for their latest single, “Chainsaw,” in the Pacific Northwest.

The group’s Reid Perry says, “[It was] one of the longest shoots we did, but it was a great time.”

In the clip, the Perry siblings are on call to chop down the trees where heartbroken people have carved their initials with their former lovers.

“We’re actually musicians by night in the video and, you know, I guess, avengers of unrequited love by day,” Reid explains, “and so we go out, and yeah, we’ll find the trees with the hearts carved in it and take ‘em down.”

Lead singer Kimberly Perry is quick to point out they didn’t just go out into the woods and cut down random trees.

She says, “It was also important for us that we cut trees from a lumber yard. So, those trees are literally making houses as we speak.”

“Chainsaw” is the latest single from The Band Perry’s sophomore album, Pioneer.


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Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockKacey Musgraves co-wrote which one of Miranda Lambert‘s #1 hits? ANSWER: “Mama’s Broken Heart.”

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Justin Moore and Wife, Kate, Beyond Ready for Third Child’s Arrival Next Month

Valory Music Co.Justin Moore and his wife, Kate, will welcome their third child next month, and the family is beyond ready for the baby’s arrival.

Justin says, “I know my wife is. She’s so miserable. She’s just like, ‘Oh, get this thing get out of me, please!’”

When they had their first daughter, Ella, Justin and Kate spent months getting the baby’s room together and planning for the birth. That’s all changed now that their expecting baby #3.

“You’re like, ‘Ah, if we don’t have it, we’ll get it,’” Justin says. “You know, the first time, the first baby you have, you’re going, ‘Oh, we need this. We need that, and we’re doing that.’ Then you get to the point where you’re like, ‘Ah, they’ll be all right.”

Justin is taking July 12 through 23 off the road to be with Kate for the baby’s birth. Go to JustinMooreMusic.com for a full list of dates.

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Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockKacey Musgraves performs “The Trailer Song” on NBC’s Tonight Show Starring Jay Leno Thursday.

Jon Pardi received a gold single certification for his top ten hit, “Up All Night,” Sunday before taking the stage at CMA Music Festival.

Miranda Lambert performs on CBS’s Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Thursday.

Martina McBride appears on Live with Kelly & Michael Thursday.

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Blake Shelton and Pizza Hut Launch Father’s Day Experience Contest

Warner Music NashvilleBlake Shelton and Pizza Hut are making this Father’s Day extra special for one lucky dad with their Father’s Day Experience contest. The grand prize is a trip to Dallas later this month to meet Blake and see him perform in addition to touring the Pizza Hut headquarters in Plano, Texas.

Now through Sunday, fans can enter by sharing photos and videos or sending message to @PizzaHut via Twitter or Instagram explaining why their dad should win the trip. The grand-prize winner will be revealed on Father’s Day.

In the meantime, Blake’s line of barbecue pizzas are now available at Pizza Hut.

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