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ABC/Image Group LAAdmitted “girly-girl” Kelsea Ballerini has a very fashionable date with the Nashville Symphony.

She’ll be the main entertainer for the 2017 Symphony Fashion Show Tuesday, April 18 at Music City’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Kelsea will team with featured designer Zac Posen to create a haute couture night Nashville won’t soon forget. Former Miss Tennessee Allison DeMarcus, wife of Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts, will host. 

Tickets for the 12th annual fundraiser go on sale in March. In the meantime, Kelsea heads out on the Home Team Tour with Thomas Rhett next month, before joining Lady Antebellum on the road later in the year.  

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ABC/Image Group LA Less than a week after releasing their new single, “You Look Good,” Lady Antebellum is taking it to TV.

The trio returns to Los Angeles, where much of their forthcoming album was written and recorded, to tape The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday, before stopping by Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday.

Check your local listings to see when Ellen airs in your area. You can catch Jimmy Kimmel at 11:35 p.m. ET on ABC.

Lady’s A’s sixth studio album, HEART BREAK, comes out June 9. You’ll be able to buy the first tickets to their You Look Good World Tour this Friday through Live Nation’s Country Megaticket.

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ABC/Image Group LADetails are still being worked out, but Luke Bryan is on board to headline a concert to help tornado victims in his native Albany, Georgia, according to the Albany Herald. Twisters struck the southwest part of the Peach State both on January 2 and over the past weekend.

Songwriter Dallas Davidson, who’s also from the area and wrote Luke’s hits “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day” and “That's My Kind of Night,” is helping plan the show, along with local businessman Bo Henry.

“The recovery effort is going to be here for the long haul,” Henry tells the paper. “We reached out in our devastation to the guys who can really raise money, enough to make a big difference…” he adds.

“Praying for Albany and all of South Georgia,” Luke tweeted on Monday. “My heart goes out to those who lost loved ones.”

Season 11 American Idol winner Phillip Phillips, who’s also a native, will be part of the fundraiser as well, according to the report.

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ABC/Image Group LA Just a week after kicking off his American Made Tour with Lee BriceJustin Moore has revealed he has a new baby on the way. This will be the fourth little one for Justin and his wife Kate.

“To have the opportunity to become parents again, is such a blessing and one we are so thankful to God for,” he said on Facebook. “We pray for a healthy baby boy or girl. Our three daughters are super excited, as are we.”

The new arrival is due in June, and will join big sister Ella, who’ll be seven next month, 5-year-old Kennedy and 2-year-old Rebecca.

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ABC/Image Group LA Before taking the stage for Saturday night’s sold-out stop on Dierks Bentley’s What the Hell Tour in Nashville, Cole Swindell started the evening with a nice little surprise. The Georgia native found out his latest #1, “Middle of a Memory,” has just been certified Gold.

During his portion of Dierks' tour, Cole performs the hit as part of a medley that starts with the Down Home Sessions track, “Kiss.” That tune contains the line that inspired Cole's other hit, “Middle of a Memory.” Cole then returns to the stage during the end of Dierks’ set to sing their duet, “Flatliner.”

Cole’s current album, You Should Be Here, has already gone Gold as well.  

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ABC/Craig SjodinYou know him from the most recent season of ABC’s The Bachelorette, but Luke Pell hopes you’ll soon know him for his country songs.

The Burnet, Texas native has released his first single, titled “Pretty Close,” and you can check out a sample on YouTube.

It won’t be the last for the horse trainer and Army veteran, either. He plans to release a series of new songs every six weeks over the next few months.

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Comstock/Thinkstock Carlene Carter, the daughter of June Carter Cash, scored her first top-5 hit with this song from 1990, which was also the title track of her album. Can you name it? ANSWER:  "I Fell in Love."

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Capitol Nashville“The horns, man!” That’s how Charles Kelley responds when asked what makes Lady Antebellum’s new single, “You Look Good,” stand out against the other contenders from the trio’s HEART BREAK album, which comes out June 9.

Charles goes on to reveal he believes the band’s first album since taking a break to pursue solo endeavors is so strong, any number of tracks could’ve been the lead release.

“We usually fight for singles pretty hard,” he says, “and this is the one time I will say that I went into the label and said, 'Guys, you know better than us. We love it all.'”

“From the first ten seconds of hearing 'You Look Good,' they were like 'Oh my gosh, this sounds so fresh and different!’” Charles remembers.

Even though the threesome ultimately took a purely democratic approach to picking their first single since 2015, Hillary Scott agrees that “You Look Good” was always the overwhelming favorite.

“We played three songs, and even at our management, we started keeping a tally of just what people's responses were…” she recalls, “and it became so obvious and 'You Look Good' was so far ahead of any of the other songs… It just felt fresh…”

“Like a re-introduction,” Charles chimes in.

If you’re wondering what the rest of Lady A’s sixth studio album sounds like, Hillary says “You Look Good” mirrors the energy the threesome felt while making the record, which was recorded half in Los Angeles and half in Music City.

“The sound even makes me feel like we felt making the record,” she says. “And I love that it's the co-lead and the full harmony and it's uptempo. It's groovy and it just felt so cohesive for us as a band just to kind of come back.”

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Chris Janson does his latest hit, "Holdin' Her," Monday on the Today show, which starts at 7 a.m. on NBC.

Chris Lane appears on Monday night's episode of The Bachelor, performing his single "For Her" during a one-on-one date. The reality-dating hit starts at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

If you missed Old Dominion's performance of "Song for Another Time" Friday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, you can check it out online

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ABC/Image Group LA We’ve know for some time that Lady Gaga will do the halftime show at this year’s Super Bowl, but on Sunday, we found out Luke Bryan is set to sing the national anthem.

You’ll be able to watch Luke’s performance of “The Star Spangled Banner” live from Houston’s NRG Stadium Sunday, February 5 on Fox, before the Atlanta Falcons take on the New England Patriots in the NFL championship game. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Luke joins the ranks of country performers like Garth BrooksFaith Hill, and the Dixie Chicks, who’ve sung the national anthem at the Super Bowl in years past.

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ABC/Mark LevineSam Hunt’s new song, “Drinkin’ Too Much,” may not officially be a single, but it’s making its mark on the Billboard charts anyway. In fact, it’s the Georgia native’s highest debut ever on the Hot Country Songs tally, making its initial appearance at #16.

Written about how the success of Sam’s breakthrough Montevallo album affected his fiancée Hannah Lee Fowler, “Drinkin’ Too Much” is making an even more impressive showing when it comes to digital sales. It moved 26,000 downloads in its first week, landing at #3 on the Country Digital Song Sales ranking -- all without any official radio promotion.

Sam’s next single release is expected to come from his sophomore album, which is currently in the works.

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ABC/Image Group LA Chase Rice’s new album likely won’t be out until summer, but he’s planning to give fans a preview during a series of "Pub Shows" in March.

Named for his backstage hang known as Pub 44, the concerts will be a throwback to the intimate dive bars where the “Ready Set Roll” hitmaker cut his teeth.

Expect to hear his current single, “Everybody We Know Does,” which is from Chase’s as-yet-untitled project.

Here are the initial dates on Chase Rice’s Pub Shows trek, with tickets on sale now:

3/23 -- Rome, GA, Brewhouse Music & Grill
3/24 -- Valdosta, GA, Bluewater Bar & Grill
3/25 -- Americus, GA, Dillinger’s

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Curb RecordsWynonna is going back to her beginnings on her 2017 tour, launching the Roots & Revival trek with her band The Big Noise in March.

“My roots are firmly planted in country music,” Wy says. “But I was given wings, and I’m grateful that my fans have allowed me the freedom to sing the music that I love.”

Billed as “part nostalgia, part comedy, and all rich, soulful music,” the Roots & Revival Tour will take fans on a journey through Wynonna’s 33-year career. It’s set to run through late October.

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ABC/Todd WawrychukWith one show under his belt on the 2017 What the Hell Tour, Dierks Bentley has moved ahead with mapping out his summer. The “Black” hitmaker opened the trek Thursday night to a sold-out crowd in Dayton, Ohio, with Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi opening, and has just added more dates.

“The show [Thursday] night -- and even just being with Cole and Pardi hanging off stage the last few days -- has me so pumped for the rest of this year,” Dierks says. “There’s not a cooler feeling in the world than the love that country music fans pour out every night when you’re laying it all out on the stage.”

“They are having the time of their lives, and we’re just getting lost in it together,” he adds. “The guys and I are never going to forget this tour and these fans and all the people helping us live out our dreams every night.”

You can get a little taste of the What the Hell Tour in a new video just posted to YouTube.

Here are the additional cities added to the summer leg of Dierks' trek, with select dates going on sale January 27 as part of Live Nation’s Country Megaticket:

Birmingham, AL 
Cincinnati, OH
Columbia, MD
Hartford, CT
Boston, MA
Holmdel, NJ
Washington DC
Tampa, FL
West Palm Beach, FL
Jones Beach, NY
Allentown, PA
Pittsburgh, PA
Charlotte, NC
Jacksonville, FL
Raleigh, NC
Virginia Beach, VA
Indianapolis, IN
Cleveland, OH
Chicago, IL
St. Louis, MO
Darien Center, NY
Philadelphia,PA
Orange Beach, AL
Atlanta, GA
Mountain View, CA
Sacramento, CA
Anaheim, CA
San Diego, CA
Phoenix, AZ
Albuquerque, NM
Denver, CO

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Comstock/Thinkstock Fifty-four years ago this week, "The Ballad of Jed Clampett" from The Beverly Hillbillies topped Billboard's country chart. Can you recall who sang the classic TV theme? ANSWER:  Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs.

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ABC/Image Group LA Cam is certainly no stranger to standing on stages in front of large audiences, but Friday in Reno, Nevada, the "Burning House" hitmaker will do something she’s never done before. She’ll be a featured speaker at the University of Nevada’s annual TEDx conference.

While this is her first time giving a TED Talk, the California native has long been a fan of the short, inspirational speeches that typically focus on technology, entertainment or design.

“I just love how it's a historic-type way of transmitting information,” Cam says, “but somehow it got rediscovered with YouTube, and now it's like a hip new way to share information. The sharing of information through storytelling is obviously what I've made a career out of, hopefully,” she laughs.

While we don’t know exactly what Cam’s topic will be, it’s a good bet it will include music, as well as one of her earlier passions.  “I started off in psychology and I feel like a lot of TED Talks have a psychological aspect to them. Maybe that's part of why I like it,” she ponders.

Ultimately, Cam says she’s thankful just to have the opportunity: “I feel really privileged to just share any tiny bit that I know that might help other people.”

You should be able to watch Cam’s TED Talk online in the coming days.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Real-life Music City Mayor Megan Barry played herself in Thursday night’s episode of Nashville on CMT.

Rock icon John Mellencamp will release a new duet album titled Sad Clowns and Hillbillies this spring, recorded with Carlene Carter, the daughter of country legend June Carter Cash.

Dan Shay love Ed Sheeran’s new song “Shape of You” so much, they covered it in a social media post late Thursday.

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Hey @edsheeran, we can't stop listening to your new music, so we decided to sing some. ➗ pic.twitter.com/W7gRuMpXCj

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CMTOn Thursday’s new episode of Nashville on CMT, Juliette Barnes’ determination to walk again, coupled with her insistence on not taking her pain medication, threatened to push her relationship with Avery Barkley over the brink.

After a new therapy brought on flashbacks of the deadly plane crash that left her paralyzed, she traveled to the church near the site of the disaster, trying to make sense of her feelings. An angry confrontation with Avery left him wondering if he was really ready to spend his life with the headstrong Juliette, but in the end, the two were reunited in each other’s arms.

As Rayna Jaymes struggled to find the money to make a breakthrough video for the Exes, an answer to her fledgling label’s financial woes appeared. Internet billionaire and avid fan Zack Wells made her an offer that seemed too good to be true, presenting an influx of cash coupled with only minor interference.

At the same time, trouble still seemed to be lurking for Rayna, as a mysterious, multi-page letter arrived at her house, presumably from an obsessive fan or a stalker.

As Will Lexington and Kevin Bicks searched for a place together, Will continued to have doubts about settling down with the first person he’d ever really dated. Kevin decided on an apartment he loved, but when the agent showing the property flirted with Will, it brought Will’s insecurities to the forefront.

Will secretly failed to turn in the application, causing the couple to lose the condo, much to Kevin’s disappointment. When Kevin eventually found out Will had purposely caused them not to get the apartment, he was forced to come clean about his feelings and apprehensions, leading to the end of their relationship.

Find out what happens next, as a new episode of Nashville airs next Thursday at 9 p.m. ET on CMT.

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ABC/Image Group LA Justin Moore’s last music video may’ve been a comic spoof on classic westerns, but he’s taken an entirely different approach with the treatment for his new single, “Somebody Else Will.”

The Arkansas native is lit in shades of neon in the stylish video for the second release from his Kinda Don’t Care album. Shot at The Sutler just off 8th Avenue South in Nashville, the clip juxtaposes Justin’s performance against an electric night out between a motorbike-riding female and a firefighter.

You can check out the “Somebody Else Will” clip on YouTube. It’s the follow-up to Justin’s latest #1, “You Look Like I Need a Drink.”

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ABC/Image Group LA As we wait to see how Old Dominion will follow up their recent #1, “Song for Another Time,” the band has booked a date with Ellen DeGeneres

We know the five prolific songwriters have been road-testing new material as far back as their summer stint on Kenny Chesney’s tour. They’ve also hinted their new single is likely to be the lead release from their sophomore album.

You can catch Old Dominion on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this Friday. Check you local listings for the exact time. 

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