Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockJason Aldean‘s duet with Kelly Clarkson on “Don’t You Wanna Stay” appeared on which one of his studio albums? ANSWER: My Kinda Party.


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Lee Brice Surprised with Platinum Plaque During Madison Square Garden Set

Image Courtesy Avi Gerver/MSG PhotosLee Brice got a big surprise during his Friday night set opening for Luke Bryan at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Toward the end of the show, Lee’s pal Hoda Kotb of NBC Today‘s Kathie Lee and Hoda joined Lee on stage to present him with a platinum plaque for his recent hit, “I Don’t Dance.” He then performed the song, which is up for Song of the Year at the 48th Annual CMA Awards in November.

“I Don’t Dance” is the title track from Lee’s new album, in stores now.


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Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockKeith Urban‘s concert at the Washington State Fair has been rescheduled to September 19, 2015. He had to bow out of the gig Saturday due to the death of his wife Nicole Kidman‘s father, psychologist Dr. Antony Kidman.

Garth Brooks has added three more shows for a total of six dates in Jacksonville, Florida, starting October 10.

Garth Brooks took batting practice at the home of the Chicago White Sox, U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Friday prior to his two shows that night at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL, according to ESPN.

Blake Shelton‘s new video, “Neon Light,” was shot during stops on his current Ten Times Crazier tour.


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Jason Aldean Comes to Terms with His Oldest Daughter Starting Middle School

Broken Bow RecordsJason Aldean‘s mornings have gotten a lot crazier this school year since his oldest daughter, Keeley, started going to middle school. His younger daughter, Kendyl, is in first grade, but she doesn’t go to school until 8:30. Since Keeley’s class starts at 7:20, Jason drops her off first and then hands Kendyl off to his mother.

He tells ABC News Radio, “It’s like I get one to school and then take ‘em over to my mom’s and let her cook my little one breakfast, let her eat and then take her to school. We’ve got a little system working out, now. It’s working out pretty well.”

Jason admits he’s a little depressed having his oldest daughter in middle school now, but he’s happy to see Keeley finding her niche as a sixth grader.

“She’s playing sports,” Jason says, “and actually she tried out for middle school volleyball team and made it and actually is doing really well, really likes it. I think she might have found her sport ’cause she’s really good at it.”

Keeley is also developing a bit of a rebellious streak as she approaches her teenage years.

Says Jason, “My older one, she’s 11 going on 20. So, that’s not fun at all.”

On the music front, Jason’s new album, Old Boots, New Dirt, is due out October 7 featuring the hit single “Burnin’ It Down.”


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Hunter Hayes and Lady A’s Charles Kelley Performing at Harvest Night

Warner Music NashvilleHunter Hayes and Lady Antebellum‘s Charles Kelley will perform at the Harvest Night event September 20 as part of the Music City Food and Wine Festival. Festival co-founders Kings of Leon are also on the bill for the show along with Jamey Johnson, Ashley Monroe, Michael McDonald and Nashville‘s Clare Bowen. Each artist will perform with the house band, The Long Players, made up of Nashville studio musicians.

For ticket information, go to MusicCityFoodandWineFestival.com.


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Parmalee to Perform “Close Your Eyes” with Mike Huckabee During Saturday Night TV Appearance

Broken Bow Label GroupParmalee is set to perform their latest hit, “Close Your Eyes,” on FOX News’s Huckabee Saturday night at 8 ET. The guys also will be joined by the host, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, on bass for the performance.

“Close Your Eyes” is the follow-up to Parmalee’s #1 hit “Carolina.” Both songs are included on the band’s debut album, Feels Like Carolina.  


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Florida Georgia Line to Be Featured in Major SEC Football Coverage This Season

Republic NashvilleFlorida Georgia Line has recorded a special version of their song “That’s What’s Up” for CBS’s SEC football coverage this season. The original version of the song appears on FGL’s upcoming album, Anything Goes, due out October 14.

Florida Georgia Line’s Anything Goes Tailgate 2014 is set for October 31 at the Jacksonville Shipyards in Florida. Footage from that performance will be broadcast the next day on CBS’s coverage of the Florida versus Georgia game. FGl’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley are also taking part in a Fantasy Football league at CBSSports.com with lucky fans who won a spot in their league.

Listen to Florida Georgia Line’s new song Saturday afternoon as Georgia takes on South Carolina.


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Luke Bryan Is the First Performer Announced for 48th Annual CMA Awards

Image Courtesy CMALuke Bryan is the first performer confirmed for the 48th Annual CMA Awards being held November 5 in Nashville. He’s up for three trophies, including Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year for Crash My Party.

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley return as hosts of the CMA Awards which aire Wednesday, November 5 at 8 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. CT, live on ABC.



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Brad Paisley Gives a Tour of the Bar That Inspired His Latest Album, “Moonshine in the Trunk”

CMABrad Paisley shows off his Air Force One rocks glass in a tour of his brand-new, at-home bar that inspired his latest album, Moonshine in the Trunk. Brad picked up the souvenir when he accompanied President Obama on a trip to entertain the troops in the Middle East earlier this year.

Brad also gives fans a look at his extensive moonshine and bourbon collection in the clip at People.com. People subscribers can look forward to receiving the latest issue of People Country featuring Brad on the cover.  


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Blake Shelton’s Duet with Barbra Streisand Now Available for Streaming

Warner Music NashvilleBlake Shelton‘s new duet with Barbra Streisand, “I’d Want It to Be You,” has been posted on People.com. The track is included on Barbra’s new duets album, Partners, but it’s not her first time collaborating with a country star. Barbra teamed up with Vince Gill for the duet, “If You Ever Leave Me,” on her 1999 album, A Love Like Ours.

Partners comes out Tuesday featuring additional collaborations with Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and Lionel Richie, as well as a duet with Elvis Presley on “Love Me Tender.”


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