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ABC/Todd WawrychukIt’s never too early for a party, and Dierks Bentley aims to prove it Tuesday morning on Good Morning America!

The Arizona native starts the day by playing a show for the winner of GMA’s Summer Block Party contest, live from Austin, Texas. Dierks will kick things off starting at 7 a.m. Tuesday on ABC.

It’s an exciting week for the CMA Male Vocalist of the Year nominee. On Friday, the film Only the Brave opens; it features the first song Dierks has ever written for a motion picture: the emotional track “Hold the Light.”

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RCAJake Owen is hoping you’ll do a little shopping on Black Friday -- specifically, that you'll pick up his new Greatest Hits album, which comes out the day after Thanksgiving.

In addition to six number-ones, the 13-track collection also includes two new songs -- “Subliminal Love” and “Long as You’re in It” -- which were both co-written by Jake.

Here’s the complete track listing for Jake Owen’s Greatest Hits, which spans the Florida native’s five studio albums since 2006:

“Yee Haw”
“Don’t Think I Can’t Love You”
“Eight Second Ride”
“Barefoot Blue Jean Night”
“Alone with You”
“The One That Got Away”
“Anywhere with You”
“Days of Gold”
“Beachin’”
“What We Ain’t Got”
“American Country Love Song”
“Subliminal Love”
“Long as You’re in It”

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The Valory Music Co.Brantley Gilbert sets the wheels in motion for his The Ones That Like Me Tour February 1 in Worcester, Massachusetts.

“The Ones That Like Me” is the title of Brantley’s latest top 30 hit, but the Georgia native says it also “speaks to what this tour is:  a chance for me to get together with all the people out there who get this music, who believe in these songs and live their lives just like the people back home do.”

“We are all proud Americans, who try to stand up and do the right thing," he adds. “That’s life -- and that’s what my music is made of.”

Here are the initial dates for Brantley Gilbert’s The Ones That Like Me 2018 Tour, with Staind's Aaron Lewis opening the shows:

2/1 -- Worcester, MA, DCU Center
2/2 -- Hershey, PA, Giant Center
2/3 -- Albany, NY, Times Union Center
2/8 -- Greenville, SC, Bon Secours Wellness Arena
2/9 -- Knoxville, TN, Thompson Boling Arena
2/10 -- Tupelo, MS, BancorpSouth Arena
2/15 -- Fairfax, VA, EagleBank Arena
2/16 -- Augusta, GA, The James Brown Arena
2/17 -- North Charleston, SC, North Charleston Coliseum
3/24 -- Tuscaloosa, AL, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
4/19 -- Lexington, KY, Rupp Arena
4/20 -- Salem, VA, Salem Civic Center
4/21 -- Pikeville, KY, Eastern Kentucky Expo Center
4/26 -- Dayton, OH, Wright State University Nutter Center
4/27 -- Terre Haute, IN, ISU Hulman Center
4/28 -- Rogers, AR, Arkansas Music Pavilion
5/10 -- Cedar Rapids, IA, US Cellular Center
5/11 -- Grand Rapids, MI, The Van Andel Arena
5/12 -- Erie, PA, Erie Insurance Arena

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Mercury NashvilleChris Stapleton’s second From A Room album will arrive -- as promised -- on December 1.

The reigning CMA Male Vocalist of the Year announced a follow-up set would be coming when From A Room: Volume 1 was released back in May.  So far, the original collection has been certified gold and gone on to become the best-selling country album of 2017 so far. It’s also up for Album of the Year at next month’s CMA Awards, where Chris will also defend his Male Vocalist title and compete for Entertainer as well.

From A Room:  Volume 2 boasts seven songs co-written by Stapleton, as well as two covers:  Kevin Welch’s “Millionaire,” and “Friendship,” which was made famous by Pops Staples.

Here’s the complete track listing for the album, which takes its name from the place it was recorded, Nashville's historic RCA Studio A:

“Millionaire”
“Hard Livin’”
“Scarecrow in the Garden”
“Nobody’s Lonely Tonight”
“Tryin’ to Untangle My Mind”
“A Simple Song”
“Midnight Train to Memphis”
“Drunkard’s Prayer”
“Friendship”

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ABC/Image Group LAOld Dominion has charted the course for their first world tour, which kicks off February 1 in Regina, Saskatchewan. The “No Such Thing as a Broken Heart” hitmakers will make it to the U.S. later in the month, before setting out for the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Australia.

“We are taking OD WORLDWIDE!” lead singer Matthew Ramsey says in a statement. “We can’t wait to get out there and see what kind of Old Dominion fans we have around the world. It’s amazing when we hear from our fans out there -- so we couldn’t be more excited to bring our music to them face to face.”  

Newcomers The Washboard Union and Cold Creek County will open the Canadian dates, while Michael Ray and Brandon Lay will be along in the U.S.

OD is currently up for Favorite Country Duo or Group at the American Music Awards, as well as both New Artist and Vocal Group of the Year at next month’s CMA Awards. Their latest single, “Written in the Sand,” is currently climbing the country chart.

Here’s the itinerary for the Happy Endings 2018 World Tour, with tickets going on sale Friday: 

2/1 -- Regina, SK, Conexus Arts Centre
2/2 -- Winnipeg, MB, Club Regent
2/3 -- Saskatoon, SK, TCU Place
2/5 -- Calgary, AB, Grey Eagle Events Centre
2/6 -- Edmonton, AB, Rogers Place
2/7 -- Lethbridge, AB, Enmax Centre
2/9 -- Kamloops, CB, Sandman Centre
2/10 -- Abbotsford, BC, Abbotsford Centre
2/11 -- Penticton, BC, South Okanagan Events Centre
TBA -- Redding, CA, Redding Civic Center
2/16 -- Central Point, OR, Seven Feathers Event Center
2/17 -- Kennewick, WA, Toyota Center
2/22 -- Missoula, MT, Adams Center
2/23 -- Billings, MT, Shrine Auditorium
2/24 -- Rapid City, SD, Don Barnett Arena
3/9 -- London, UK, The O2 Arena -- C2C
3/10 -- Glasgow, UK, 3 Arena -- C2C
3/11 -- Dublin, IE, The SSE Hydro -- C2C
3/16, 17 -- Ipswich, Queensland, AUS, CMC Rocks

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David Becker/Getty Images via ABCBlake Shelton remains the winningest coach in the history of The Voice, having brought home a victory in five of the show’s dozen seasons. 

The “I”ll Name the Dogs” hitmaker believes part of his success comes from the way he approaches his contestants. 

“When it comes to working with young people as a coach on this show, it's a delicate balance, I think,” he says. “Because you can definitely, I think, push a young person too hard and you kinda got to let 'em find their own way, and you've gotta listen to 'em, you know. 

Blake admits a little tough love is definitely part of the equation too.

“They also, at the same, time need a little whip-crackin' also,” he explains. “Every single one of 'em do, you know. Because, look, this is not easy. If you want to do this, you've got to be ready to hear the word no a lot. You've got to be able to take some criticism and some honesty. None of us have it figured out.” 

Ultimately, Blake says the contestants who do the best are the ones who pay attention and are willing to adapt. 

“Those are usually the young people that you see make it deep into this show. You know, the ones that are willing to listen and learn. And I think for me as a coach, having success with young people is because I've been willing to listen to them also, you know. It's kind of a balancing act for each individual, really,” he concludes. 

Tonight, the battles begin at 8 p.m. ET on The Voice, with Rascal Flatts coming on board to mentor Blake’s team.

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Comstock/Thinkstock Thirty years ago this month, this track by Country Music Hall-of-Famer Randy Travis won both Single and Song of the Year at the 21st annual CMA Awards. Can you name it? ANSWER:  "Forever and Ever, Amen."

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BMLGThings are about to get very interesting on The Voice, as Blake Shelton’s pals Rascal Flatts join him to mentor his team. 

Blake and Gary LeVoxJoe Don Rooney and Jay DeMarcus have a long history of working together, and the foursome shares a similar sense of humor, something they admit slowed down production a bit. 

“Seven months! We started last September,” Jay says, joking about how long it took to film their parts with Blake, which were often interrupted by laughter.

“I tell you what, it was so much fun to be in there with Blake,” Jay continues, “because we know him so well. I mean, he spent the better part of almost two years on the road with us. So, we know each other's humor, we know each other's inside jokes.” 

In the end, things went so well, everyone was begging for more.

“It was funny,” Jay recalls, “after the second day of filming, you know, the entire cast and the producers are walking up going, 'We wish we had one season with just the four of you guys. This would be like one of the best things ever.’" 

You can catch Blake and Rascal Flatts on The Voice starting Monday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. 

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock If you pre-order Lee Brice’s forthcoming, self-titled album, you can instantly download the lead single, “Boy,” as well as the tracks “What Keeps You Up at Night,” “Rumor” and “Songs in the Kitchen.” The record comes out November 3.

Newcomer Devin Dawson’s debut album, Dark Horse, is set for release on January 19. It features his first top-25 single, “All on Me.”

The 2017 re-issue of Reba McEntire's latest holiday album is out now. My Kind of Christmas was available exclusively at Cracker Barrel last year, but the new edition adds new songs with Vince GillAmy GrantDarius Rucker and Christian artist Lauren Daigle.

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Epic RecordsKelsea Ballerini is rubbing elbows with the modern-day queen of Christmas on the soundtrack for the new animated film, The Star.

Mariah Carey, who’s known for her massive holiday hit “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” contributes a new song, also titled “The Star.” Kelsea covers the country/bluegrass standard, “Children Go Where I Send Thee,” while Jake Owen does his version of “What Child Is This?”.

A cappella sensation Pentatonix, pop stars Fifth Harmony, and Christian artists Kirk FranklinYolanda Adams and Casting Crowns also contribute tracks to the film.

The movie, which comes out November 17, tells the nativity story through the eyes of the animals. 

The soundtrack for The Star will be available October 27.

Here’s the complete track listing: 

“The Star” -- Mariah Carey
“Children Go Where I Send Thee” -- Kelsea Ballerini
“We Three Kings” -- Kirk Franklin
“Can You See” -- Fifth Harmony
“Life Is Good” -- A Great Big World
“Mary, Did You Know” -- Zara Larsson
“O Holy Night” -- Yolanda Adams
“What Christmas Means to Me” -- Saving Forever
“Breath of Heaven (Mary’s Song)” -- Jessie James Decker
“His Eye Is on the Sparrow” -- Casting Crowns
“What Child Is This?” -- Jake Owen
“Carol of the Bells” -- Pentatonix

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The GreenRoomIn light of the recent tragedy in Las Vegas, next month’s Country Rising benefit in Nashville is expanding to donate money to shooting victims, as well as those affected by hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and other Caribbean Islands.

Keith Urban will also join the lineup that already includes Jason AldeanDierks BentleySam HuntLady AntebellumLittle Big TownMartina McBrideReba McEntireChris StapletonGeorge Strait and Carrie Underwood.

Tickets for the November 12 concert at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena go on sale next Friday at 10 a.m. CT, with pre-sales starting on Wednesday.  

Due to scheduling conflicts with his dates in Spokane, Washington, Garth Brooks will no longer be on the bill. Instead he’ll donate all the money from his two November 12  shows to The Country Rising Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

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Black River EntertainmentKelsea Ballerini is up for Female Vocalist of the Year at next month’s CMA Awards, but if she’d become a cheerleader, that might not be the case.

“Failure is so important,” the “Legends” hitmakers says in the November issue of Health. “I feel like failure can reroute your life. It sounds silly, but in eighth grade I was one of two girls who didn’t make the cheerleading squad. And you know what? That was the year I picked up a guitar and wrote a song.”

“So failure is what keeps you on your path,” she continues. “It also gives you a pause to breathe before something great happens.” 

The Knoxville, Tennessee native’s sophomore album, Unapologetically, comes out November 3.

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Comstock/Thinkstock Thirty-two years ago this fall, Kenny Rogers released the song that would go on to become his signature tune. Can you name the Don Schlitz-penned hit that also inspired five TV movies? ANSWER:  "The Gambler."

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Sony Music Nashville/Dolly RecordsDolly Parton has never been shy about her larger-than-life personality or her unique fashion sense, even admitting her look was based on “the town trollop.”  But now, with her first children’s album, I Believe In You, the superstar from East Tennessee says that same over-the-top image is what's endearing her to a whole new group of fans.  

“I have always said I look like a cartoon, cause I kinda do,” Dolly admits. “I just always liked just being over-exaggerated. And my voice is small... And I think kids kinda can relate to me, like a Mother Goose character."

The 71-year-old adds, “I don't care why they do, as long as they do. I love 'em, and they seem to love me. And when I'm with 'em, I just am exactly that age."

Dolly’s I Believe in You album benefits her literacy program, which sends books to children all over the world, starting at birth and continuing until they’re five years old.

“The first book that we give out through the Imagination Library is The Little Engine That Could,” Dolly explains. “That was one we thought would be appropriate and I wrote a song that kinda mentions that. So it's got train sounds, and whistles."

The Country Music Hall-of-Famer also re-recorded her classic, “Coat of Many Colors” for the project and composed another tune inspired by how she was bullied growing up.

“I thought..."I'm gonna write a song about how it makes people feel when you make fun of them, and make them feel less than they are or what they want to be,” Dolly recently told a group of young fans in Nashville, before debuting "Makin' Fun Ain't Funny."

I Believe in You is available in stores and online today.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock New American Idol judge Lionel Richie has joined the all-star cast of Kenny Rogers’ final concert October 25 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Lionel wrote Kenny’s classic “Lady.”

Nineties hitmakers Terri ClarkPam Tillis and Suzy Bogguss are hitting the road on a new tour called Chicks with Hits. It kicks off October 19 in Clayton, North Carolina.

Toby Keith’s The Bus Songs just clocked its fourth consecutive week at the top of Billboard’s Comedy Albums chart.

If you missed Country Music Hall-of-Famer Charley Pride performing his classic, “Kiss an Angel Good Morning,” Thursday on ABC’s The View, you can now watch it online.

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Big MachineCarly Pearce was once a teen from Kentucky who convinced her parents to let her quit school so she could chase her musical dreams and sing at Dollywood.  Now, she’s a newcomer with a major-label deal, a top-ten hit, and a debut album that arrives on Friday.

“I really can’t believe it,” Carly admits. “Like, I can’t believe that I have an album out and that I made this dream that I had as a little girl to be a female that had the opportunity to maybe be somebody in country music and make a mark...just that that opportunity has kind of started to bud a little bit. So I’m just really thankful.”

Carly’s first album takes its name from her breakthrough hit, “Every Little Thing.” Though the song is based on a relationship that ended badly, the title turned out to be the perfect name for her first recording.

“I feel like this album is going to give you an inside look into every little thing about me,” she explains.  “What I loved growing up, the stories, the heartbreak, what makes me laugh, musical instruments that I love, the way that I sing. I just think that you’re going to hear and get to know me in such a deep way.”

Saturday night, Carly steps into her opening spot on label mate Brett Young’s Caliville Tour. On Monday, you can see her on the 10 a.m. hour of NBC’s Today show.  

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Jason Aldean performs in Tulsa, OK; ABC News RadioAs Jason Aldean took the stage Thursday night in Tulsa, Oklahoma, it could’ve been any other night on his They Don’t Know trek -- until he sang his third song.

His impressive video intro rolled, and Aldean burst onstage to start the show with his current single that’s both the name of the tour and the title of his latest record. “They Don’t Know” led into “The Only Way I Know,” which segued into “Johnny Cash.”  And then Jason took nearly five minutes to talk about what was on most everyone’ s mind: the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas nearly two weeks ago.  Jason was on stage performing when the worst mass shooting in American history began.

The Georgia native admitted he’d struggled since to figure out how to approach this show. 

“Every day that goes by, we think about the 58 people that lost their lives,” Jason told the crowd. “I don't really count that a****** that was doing the shooting for 59, I count the 58,” he added, as the crowd roared approval.

“… Our thoughts and prayers are with them and their family,” Jason went on, “and everybody else who was injured in that thing and everybody who just was there, because even though people may not have physical scars, it's gonna be a mental thing for a lot of people for a long time.”

There were more strong words to come from Jason, as he voiced his outrage over the violence that seems to threaten American life as we know it.

“These people are gonna continue to try and hold us down and continue to try to do things to us that are gonna make us live in fear and be scared, and not go out and do what it is we want to do, whether it's go to a concert or go to a ballgame or go to the mall or go to a movie," he said.  "And to those people that keep trying to do that, I say f*** you, we don't really care!”

“I want this to not be something that's gonna be a downer for the rest of the night…” he concluded. “I want to play the show for you guys that the people in Las Vegas came to see and didn't get a chance to, all right?”

From there, Jason stayed true to his word, delivering a barrage of close to twenty hits and favorites before his next mention of Las Vegas again. But this time, it was if he realized he’d cleared a hurdle, having almost made it through his first concert since the shooting.  He confessed it had been a struggle to physically stage the show, since most of his equipment is still part of a crime scene.

“I just want to say thank you guys, because you guys have helped us a ton tonight,” Jason declared. “You guys have helped us take the next step toward doing what we need to do: get out and play music and do what we do every night. And you guys have been a big reason for that tonight, so thank ya'll so much for being here.”

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ATO RecordsLee Ann Womack is counting down the days to the release of her latest album, The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone on October 27. 

On Friday, the 2001 CMA Female Vocalist of the Year will play the project’s first single, “All the Trouble,” during Megyn Kelly’s hour of Today. You can catch NBC’s morning talk show starting at 7 a.m.  

Lee Ann’s also just released another track from the record, “Sunday,” which is available to stream or download now. You can check out the tune via an audio-only version on YouTube, and the cut titled “Hollywood” as well.

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ABC/Image Group LA Lady Antebellum is partnering with National Geographic Channel to make a music video for the song “Army” -- and they need your help.

The clip for the track from Heart Break is being produced in conjunction with National Geographic’s mini-series, The Long Road Home. It tells the story of the U.S. First Cavalry Division, which was ambushed in Iraq in 2004.

From now through November 7, the day the show premieres, you can post photos of the heroes in your life on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to be considered for inclusion in the video. Just add the hashtag #MyArmyContest and tag @NatGeoChannel to enter. 

“‘Army’ has such a special meaning to us and when we were writing this for our families we had no idea how much of a universal feeling it would draw out of our fans,” Hillary Scott tells Billboard. “Whether it be their teacher, mom or best friend, we are looking forward to watching the stories that come through and create an incredible music moment that will also recognize the heroic sacrifices of our troops and their families.”

So far, there’s no word on when the “Army” video will premiere. You can check out Lady A’s announcement about the project online. 

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Time LifeFor the first time ever, you’ll soon be able to own the most memorable performances from five decades of the CMA Awards.

The Country Music Association is partnering with Time Life to offer a 10-DVD collection that includes 127 history-making appearances from country music’s most prestigious awards show. You should start seeing the infomercial for the set soon, with CMA Awards Live: Greatest Moments 1968-2015 arriving at retail early next year.

Included in the package are a who’s-who of country royalty, from legends like Glen CampbellJohnny Cash and June Carter CashBarbara MandrellBuck Owens, and Kenny Rogers to modern-day pioneers like Miranda LambertBrad PaisleyTaylor SwiftCarrie Underwood, and Keith UrbanNaomi Judd and Charley Pride appear in the project’s bonus features and interviews.

Here are some of the memorable moments you’ll find on the set:
Merle Haggard sings 1970’s Single of the Year, “Okie from Muskogee,” the same night he won Entertainer
Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers open the 1983 show with “Islands in the Stream”
Alan Jackson’s 2001 premiere of the 9/11 anthem “Where Were  You (When the World Stopped Turning)”
Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton and Tammy Wynette cover “Silver Threads and Golden Needles” in 1993
Sheryl Crow teams up with Miranda Lambert and Loretta Lynn to do “Coal Miner’s Daughter” in 2010

You can check out the trailer for CMA Awards Live: Greatest Moments 1968-2015 on YouTube.

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