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ABC RadioThis week, Brantley Gilbert's been in Music City rehearsing for his May 4 date at Ascend Amphitheater with the Nashville Symphony.

But on Wednesday, "The Ones That Like Me" hitmaker took a break to announce he'll be selling "I Believe in Heroism" t-shirts at the show, to benefit the victims of Sunday's Waffle House shooting. The red, white and blue design is a variation of the "I Love Nashville" design, and features an image of James Shaw Jr.'s injured hand.

Shaw managed to disarm the gunman, who'd already killed four people at the Nashville restaurant. Still, at Brantley's news conference, the 29-year-old Shaw remained reluctant to be labeled a hero.

"When you think of a hero, you think of Batman or Superman or something like that, or Wonder Woman or somebody like that, and they're fictional characters," Shaw explained. "But if I say that a regular guy took a gun from somebody, I hope you can find that same fire within yourself, that you can possibly emulate that, and that anybody can be a hero."

Brantley respectfully begs to disagree.

"I know he says he's not a hero, but I kinda told him, 'Hey man. You did what you did. You got hero in you for sure,'" he said. "...In [an] extraordinary case like this... that's all heart and soul. That's probably a little bit of instinct and a lot of heart."

If you can't go to Brantley's symphony show next Friday, you can pick up one of the t-shirts at IBelieveInNashville.com. Rock band Dashboard Confessional will also be offering the tee at their May 11 show at Music City's history Ryman Auditorium.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockDevin Dawson, David Nail, and Hunter Hayes are just some of the stars who took part in Monday's 6th Annual NEEDTOBREATHE Classic at South Carolina's Daniel Island Golf Club. The rock band's annual event raised more than $200,000 for the non-profit OneWorld Health. 

This week, the stars of CMT's Nashville wrapped their farewell tour with shows in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The Nashville in Concert at the Royal Albert Hall DVD will be released on Friday.

Sara Evans, Trent Harmon and Eric Paslay play a special edition of the CMA Songwriters Series next Wednesday at Memorial Hall in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Big LoudMorgan Wallen is counting down to the release of his debut album on Friday by working the West Coast.

The East Tennessee native headlines the famed Troubadour club in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, before making his late night debut on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday. His pals Florida Georgia Line will stop by to help him do his breakout hit, “Up Down.” You can catch the show at 11:35 p.m. ET on ABC.

Then on Friday, Morgan will make his first appearance at the Stagecoach festival in Indio, California, just as If I Know Me arrives in stores and online. Saturday, he wraps up the first leg of his tour at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country in Las Vegas.

Even after all that, things won’t be slowing down for Morgan. He heads out with Luke Bryan on the stadium dates of his What Makes You Country tour starting May 31.

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ABC/Image Group LAPop star Camila Cabello is going a little bit country, with a little bit of help from Kane Brown.

Variety reports the singer has teamed up with Kane for a duet version of her tune, “Never Be the Same.”

Camila hinted at the collab on Twitter, writing, “i. HAVE. A SURPRISE. FOR YOU. THIS WEEK.” Kane replied with two flame emojis.

The duet will reportedly drop this Friday. It follows other recent pop-country mash-ups, including “The Middle” by Zedd and Maren Morris and “Meant to Be” by Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line.

Earlier this year, Keith Urban and Kelsea Ballerini acknowledged how country-sounding "Never Be the Same" is by duetting on the song during a Facebook Live session announcing Keith's upcoming tour.

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UMGWe’re learning more about the serious fall that left Carrie Underwood with a broken wrist and close to fifty stitches on her face, thanks to a new People article.

The accident happened last November when Carrie was taking her dogs out at night. She tripped, missing one of the steps outside her home, but didn’t let go of the dogs’ leashes.  As a result, she suffered a broken right wrist and injuries near her mouth.

A source close to Carrie tells People she looks “gorgeous in person” -- and on TV as well, as anyone who saw her performance of “Cry Pretty” on the ACM Awards can attest to.

“You honestly couldn’t see any scarring even up close,” the source goes on. “She had extensive reconstruction done around her mouth area and lips, but the doctors did a really great job, obviously.”

The American Idol winner is busy putting the finishing touches on her new album -- also titled Cry Pretty -- which comes out September 14.

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ABC/Image Group LAMaren Morris is celebrating her one-month anniversary with Ryan Hurd by giving us an inside look at their wedding day.

“One month ago, I married my best friend and we threw a kicka** wedding,” she tweeted, along with a one-minute video of the festivities. “Hope y’all enjoy.”

The recap includes the best look yet at Maren’s revealing dress -- as well as her shoes -- plus several other unique features of the celebration: white vinyl records with Ryan Maren on the label, a huge mirror ball at the after-party, and a cupcake sculpture in the shape of Maren’s native Texas.

The video is set to the sixties R&B hit, “I Want to Love You Baby,” by Peggy Scott and Jo Jo Benson. You can check it out on Maren’s socials.

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ABC Radio“Okay, so y’all like it COUNTRY!” Lee Ann Womack joked with the crowd, as she played the MusiCares benefit Tuesday night at AJ’s Good Time Bar in downtown Nashville.

The 2001 CMA Female Vocalist of the Year proved her vocal chops are still second-to-none in an intimate set that featured hits like “A Little Past Little Rock,” “I May Hate Myself in the Morning,” “Never Again, Again,” “Does My Ring Burn Your Finger,” and “Solitary Thinkin’.”

Along the way, she also included album cuts like “All the Trouble,” from her current record, The Lonely, the Lonesome, & the Gone, as well as “Chances Are” and “Don’t Listen to the Wind,” from The Way I’m Livin’. Lee Ann closed, appropriately, with a stripped-down version of her signature song, “I Hope You Dance.”

Newcomer Jackie Lee and Texas favorite The Randy Rogers Band opened the evening, which raised money for the charitable arm of the Recording Academy, the organization behind the Grammys. The effort continues, with an online auction that goes through May 4 on CharityBuzz.com.

The concert is just a preview of what fans will see Saturday, June 9, as Lee Ann plays the main stage at Music City’s Nissan Stadium during CMA Fest 2018.

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BMLG RecordsDrake White’s follow-up to his debut album, Spark, will be the new EP Pieces, which comes out digitally May 4.

The Alabama native co-wrote two of the project’s five tracks, “Happy Place” and “The Best Is Yet to Come.”

“I love writing that’s very simple, but it’s like, ‘Oh, I know exactly what you’re talking about,’” Drake says. “I’m infatuated with words and trying to arrange them in a way that would make my heroes proud.”

Old Dominion’s Brad Tursi had a hand in crafting the EP’s opening track, “Girl in Pieces.”

Drake scored his biggest hit so far in 2016 with the top-15 “Livin’ the Dream.”

Here’s the complete track listing for Pieces:

“Girl in Pieces”
“Grandpa’s Farm”
“Happy Place”
“Nothing Good Happens After Midnight”
“The Best Is Yet to Come”

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ABC/Image Group LALindsay Ell has her first top-20 hit in the U.S. right now with "Criminal," and appropriately, for the music video, she turned to a life of crime.

"It was a very busy day," she says of the shoot. "I stole a car, committed a crime, got put into prison, broke out of jail -- all in one day."

"But I love shooting music videos," Lindsay continues. "I feel like they really bring songs to life. And our little mini-movies -- our director Peter Zavadil took this vision and really just took it to a whole other level. And we had a blast shooting the music video for 'Criminal.'"

The clip was filmed on location at the former Tennessee State Prison in Nashville, the same place where Devin Dawson shot his video for "All on Me."

"It was the same place they shot Green Mile," Lindsay adds. "And it's been closed for 20 years, I think. But I felt like we were on set in The Walking Dead. It was just so cool."

As "Criminal" continues to climb in the States, it's already been a #1 hit for Lindsay in her native Canada.

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Comstock/ThinkstockThirty years ago this week, this country music couple, now divorced, hit #1 on the Billboard chart with "It's Such a Small World." Can you name them? ANSWER: Rodney Crowell and Rosanne Cash.

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River House Artists/Columbia NashvilleLuke Combs wrote his latest top-ten hit, "One Number Away," shortly after relocating to Music City from North Carolina. His bandleader Rob Williford unknowingly set things in motion, by introducing him to co-writers Sammy Mitchell and Steven Battey.

"I had just moved to town," Luke recalls, "and Rob kind of introduced me to them to sing some demos for those guys. And so I came in and sang some demos for them, and we sat down and we were like, 'Hey, man, we should try to write something.'"

"So we wrote once, and wrote a good song. And then the second time, we wrote, we got on 'One Number Away.'"

For Luke, the writing process for his current hit was unlike anything he'd ever experienced before.

"Rob had had the idea in his phone," Luke explains. "And Steven is just an incredible melody guy. So he was like, 'Hey, I've got this melody thing that I really like.' And he started humming that chorus of the song. And so we just kind of sat there, and Steven had this cool chorus melody and Sammy built the track."

"I had never written with a 'track guy,'" Luke points out. "I didn't know that was a thing. It actually turned out being pretty cool, and it ended up becoming one of my favorite songs on the record."

Luke's two previous singles, "Hurricane" and "When It Rains It Pours," have both gone to #1. The deluxe re-issue of his debut album, titled This One's for You Too, is due June 1.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockGranger Smith's new single will be "You're in It," from his When the Good Guys Win album.

Drake White's new five-song EP, Pieces, will be released digitally on May 4.

Zac Brown Band bass player Matt Mangano and his wife Emily recently welcomed a baby boy named Mason Thomas to their family.

You can check out Lauren Alaina's performance of her top-30 hit, "Doin' Fine," from Pickler & Ben on  YouTube.

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ABC/Image Group LAMiranda Lambert is now in a relationship with the lead singer of the Turnpike Troubadours, Evan Felker, according to reports in both Us Weekly and In Touch.

The band joined Miranda earlier this year on her Livin’ Like Hippies Tour, and will head out with her again this summer on the Bandwagon trek with Little Big Town.

In Touch reports that it’s been three months since the CMA and ACM Female Vocalist of the Year split with former boyfriend Anderson East. The publication also claims Felker filed for divorce from his wife in February, after the two tied the knot in the fall of 2016.

Miranda and East dated for two years, after her surprise divorce from Blake Shelton in 2015.

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Mercury NashvilleCountry/pop superstar Shania Twain will host this fall’s Canadian Country Music Association Awards in her homeland. The September 9 ceremony will take place at FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton.

“It’s such a pivotal moment in country music,” Shania says in a statement. “As the industry evolves, we’re seeing a new generation of deeply talented artists emerge and I look forward to being a part of the celebration of them and also celebrating some of the trailblazers before them.”

Shania herself will be given the Generation Award that night, for her contributions to the genre. You can tune in at 8 p.m. ET on CBC or watch online at CBCMusic.ca/CCMAs.

The announcement comes on the heels of a minor controversy this past weekend, as Shania told The Guardian she likely would’ve voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election, had she been a US citizen. She later apologized on her socials, saying her comments were not “representative of my values.”

Shania kicks off her Now Tour next Thursday, May 3, in Tacoma, Washington.

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ABC/Image Group LAPort Saint Joe, the new album from Brothers Osborne, is getting high praise from everyone from Miranda Lambert to Cheech & Chong...pun intended.

On Monday night, TJ and John Osborne played The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and came face to face with two of pop culture’s most notorious stoners: Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong. It was a fortuitous meeting, since Port Saint Joe includes numerous references to TJ and John’s affinity for pot, including a track titled “Weed, Whiskey and Willie.”

“Uh… met Cheech & Chong backstage at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Brothers tweeted, along with a photo of the foursome.

“Great great people and left us with a very kind parting gift,” the siblings added, along with a photo of a jar of Chong’s Choice Cannabis. “Life complete.”

If you missed Brothers’ performance of their latest hit, “Shoot Me Straight,” you can check it out online.

Meanwhile, Miranda tweeted on Tuesday, “I can’t get enough. Thank you Brothers Osborne. I needed this. We all did."  We assume she means the music.

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ABC/Image Group LAKeith Urban fans who turned out Monday night for a special Spotify preview of his new album got an extra surprise. Keith’s Oscar-winning wife, Nicole Kidman, joined him onstage to sing a few background vocals.

Nicole contributes BGVs to Keith’s most recent hit, “Female,” but this time, she also chimed in on “Parallel Line.” The Graffiti U track was co-written by pop superstar Ed Sheeran, and is Keith’s single in the couple’s native Australia.

Clad in a black-and-white printed dress, Nicole sat on a stool as she leaned into the mic, sang and smiled at her husband. You can check out a short clip on Keith’s socials.

You can see Keith on the syndicated The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday, the same day Graffiti U comes out.

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ATO RecordsTuesday night in Nashville, Lee Ann Womack headlines a show at Alan Jackson’s honky tonk to help MusiCares. Newcomer Jackie Lee and Texas favorites The Randy Rogers Band will also join the 2001 CMA Female Vocalist of the Year at AJ’s Good Time Bar on lower Broadway.

The event also kicks off an online auction to raise money for MusiCares, which is the charitable arm of the Recording Academy, the folks who award the Grammys. Eric Church, Keith Urban and Alan Jackson contributed signed guitars to the effort. Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town, Kelsea Ballerini, Dolly Parton, and others signed unique memorabilia for the fundraiser as well.

You can find out more about the auction, which continues through May 4, at CharityBuzz.com.

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ABC/Kelsey McNealFlorida Georgia Line grabs the 14th #1 of their career with “Meant to Be,” this week on the country airplay charts.

At the same time, their collaboration with Bebe Rexha is also top five on the pop charts, while spending a record-setting 21 weeks atop Billboard’s Hot Country Songs tally.

“From day one, this song was just meant to be,” Tyler Hubbard says of the double-platinum smash he co-wrote. “Bebe jumped in on a canceled writing session last minute and now it’s going down in history.”

“It’s been nothing but good vibes to see it take off and inspire,” Brian Kelley adds. “Its message is a positive one and why I think it’s connecting with those who hear it.”

Thursday night, FGL performs their other top-15 country hit, “Up Down,” with Morgan Wallen on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC. You can tune in to catch their performance starting at 11:35 p.m. ET.

Then on Friday, the duo headlines this year’s Stagecoach festival in Indio, California.

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Atlantic Michael Ray's top-20 hit, "Get to You," is the lead single from his forthcoming sophomore album.

On his second record, the Florida native says he's giving his fans a glimpse at some of the things that are closest to his heart.

"Amos is the name of the album, named after my late grandfather," he explains. "You'll get asked a lot, 'What got you into music?' You know, for me, if I think about it, it's my grandfather."

"He got out of the army, passed the passion down and started the family band with my dad and my uncle, my cousins, and passed it down to us grandkids."

Michael didn't hesitate to give the album such a personal title, since he feels like the music also shows a more intimate side of himself.

"We lost him a couple years ago," he says of his grandfather, "and I thought, 'You know what? This record's gonna be a big opening for me. I think fans are gonna know me better from this album, and one of the ways is what got you started. Name the title after it.'"

Amos arrives in stores and online on June 1.

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Comstock/Thinkstock Rodney Atkins scored his first #1 with this 2006 hit. Can you name it? ANSWER: "If You're Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows)."

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