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ABC/Image Group LAIf you check out RaeLynn’s Instagram feed, you’ll find a sight usually reserved only for primetime network Christmas specials: Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and newcomer Russell Dickerson, along with their wives, all decked out in Dickens-era caroling attire.

A post on Tyler’s wife Hayley’s feed reveals that “Yours” hitmaker Russell may actually be sporting a full-size green velvet onesie as he and the #CountryCarolers embark on their #1stAnnual mission to spread holiday cheer.  One of their initial stops was apparently RaeLynn’s house.

“The Official party crashers,” RaeLynn shared, along with more pictures and front-porch video of the troop singing “Deck the Halls” and “White Christmas.”

“Caroling from some of my favorite humans," she added. "Thank god for security cameras."

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ABC/Image Group LAIn years past, Chris Young has confessed that he loves to deck out his mom and dad’s yard for the holidays with the most outrageous decorations he can find.

The It Must Be Christmas singer admits his December tradition even overshadows his own decorations at home.

“I'm the kind of person that, like I always do a real tree, and my family definitely always does a real tree,” he explains. “And what normally ends up happening is I don't do too much to my house, but it ends up looking like the Griswold family Christmas party in my parents' yard every year.”

And when Chris feels like evoking scenes from the yuletide classic Christmas Vacation on his parents’ lawn, he says bigger is definitely better.

“At least three years, there's been more than a 7-foot inflatable at minimum. And not just one, but I'm saying, like, the biggest one that I can find. So that happens every year. I know where all of those boxes are in their house, they're all numbered. It's a thing!” he laughs.

Chris’s latest single, “Losing Sleep,” is currently in the top ten. If you missed his duet with Alan Jackson on this year’s CMA Country Christmas special, you can catch it Saturday, December 23, when it re-airs at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Comstock/ThinkstockThis two-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year recorded one of the first versions of the modern Christmas classic "Mary, Did You Know?" on her Grammy-winning 1993 holiday album, Good News. Can you name her? ANSWER:  Kathy Mattea.

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Curb RecordsThe due date for Dylan Scott and wife Blair’s firstborn was on Monday, and the couple’s son didn’t waste too much time arriving.

“Everyone meet Beckett Scott Robinson!” Dylan -- whose last name is actually Robinson -- shared on Instagram, along with a photo of the newborn with his mom and dad.

“Born [Tuesday] at 5:20 p.m. weighing 8lbs and 21inches long. [Blair] did so good! Thanks everyone for all the prayers. We are now one healthy happy family of 3.”

The Louisiana-born hitmaker added the hashtag #MyBoy, a nod to his first #1 “My Girl,” which was inspired by his high school sweetheart who eventually became his wife.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Nashville's iconic Bluebird Cafe will kick off its 25th Annual Alive at the Bluebird Concert Series on January 2 to raise money for Alive Hospice. Vince Gill and Amy Grant will play January 3, and it's just one of 27 shows that run through February 1. You can find out more at BluebirdCafe.com.

Tracy Lawrence recently donated more than $148,000 to the Nashville Rescue Mission.  The money was raised through his 12th Annual Mission:Possible Turkey Fry and 3rd Annual Concert.

American Idol alum Josh Gracin will release a new single in January. It's called "Nothin' Like Us."

If you missed Brett Eldredge performing "The Long Way" Tuesday on ABC's Good Morning America, you can watch it online.

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ABC/Image Group LAAs Maren Morris’s third single from her debut album, Hero, nears the top five, the Texas native reveals she’s already hard at work crafting her sophomore effort.

“I am just telling people because it's true, I am in the midst of rounding out the songs,” she says. “So I am just writing like crazy, taking some time off in the winter to write.”

Maren already has quite a start on the follow-up to her Grammy- and CMA-nominated debut.

“I think we probably have like four songs left that I think we need for the album,” she tells ABC Radio, “so I'm just gonna be writing my butt off the next couple of months and record it at some point next year.”

“I Could Use a Love Song” currently ranks sixth on the country chart, making it Maren's biggest hit so far, save for her #1 collaboration with Thomas Rhett on “Craving You.”

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ABC/Paula LoboKacey MusgravesGolden Hour is coming in early 2018.

The CMA and Grammy winner describes her fourth album as “trippy,” borrowing stylistically from a diverse group of influences ranging from disco gods the Bee Gees, to soul chanteuse Sade, to folk/rock icon Neil Young.

Kacey explains the album’s title to Entertainment Weekly:  “On this record, there’s the lonely girl, the blissful girl, the new wife, the girl that’s missing her mom, the angry girl, the sarcastic girl, the 60’s-sequined Cruella de Vil with the beehive, the shy girl, the life of the party, the winner, the loser -- they’re all characters on this record."

"None of them alone are me, but the golden hour is when they all come together and you see me as a whole,” she adds.

While the project includes mostly new tunes, it also boasts a fan favorite track that Kacey has often performed in concert, but she's keeping it a secret for now.

Kacey adds that we can also expect more love songs on this set, mostly due to the fact that she's now a married woman: she tied the knot with fellow musician Ruston Kelly back in October.

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Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images via ABCYou apparently don’t have to follow a strict diet and strenuous exercise routine to be People’s Sexiest Man Alive, according to Blake Shelton’s main squeeze, Gwen Stefani.

Gwen recently told Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis she was fairly horrified when she realized what her boyfriend eats.

“Everything’s fried,” she said in a cooking segment on Facebook Live. “It shocks me, because growing up in California, we are a specific breed. We learn to be healthy. And in Oklahoma, they learn just how to have fun and eat and not worry about it. It’s fun, though.”  

Gwen went on to explain that she and Blake have plenty of fun in their private moments -- even if they do sound a little sugary-sweet.

“We’re like we’re in a musical constantly and we just sing,” she revealed. “We actually don’t talk to each other, we just sing like a musical or everything we sing is like ‘I love you.’ Like it’s pretty much the whole time, like how great we are.”

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ABCKane Brown will be ringing in the New Year at a Hollywood party.

The “What Ifs” hitmaker will kick off 2018 by performing on the West Coast portion of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.

Kelly Clarkson will also be on the Los-Angeles-based part of the ABC tradition, which will be hosted by Ciara. Fellow pop stars Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth, Fitz and the Tantrums, Khalid and EDM producer/DJ Marshmello will join them, along with Korean boy band BTS.

Back in New York City, Sugarland will debut new music from Times Square, with Nick Jonas and former Fifth Harmony singer Camila Cabello also on the bill.

The NYE festivities kick off at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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ABC/Paula LoboMake way for Luke Bryan at the top of the all-genre Billboard 200 chart!

Forecasters expect the four-time Entertainer of the Year to sell around 110,000 copies of What Makes You Country, his new album that came out last Friday. That would put Luke on track to notch his fourth career #1 on the all-genre ranking, following 2015’s Kill the Lights, which moved 345,000 units in its first week.

That would also make the Georgia native only the fourth act to achieve that feat this year, following in the footsteps of Thomas Rhett’s Life Changes, Shania Twain’s NOW, and Kenny Chesney’s Live in No Shoes Nation.  

We’ll find out how Luke fares when the new Billboard charts come out Sunday, December 17.

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ABC/Image Group LASince Kelsea Ballerini will be a newlywed this Christmas, you might think it’d be hard to squeeze in some holiday shopping amid all the festivities with new husband Morgan Evans. But the “Legends” hitmaker confesses for her, it’s not a problem.

“I love online shopping. Um, it's also an issue for me,” she admits, “because it's very easy to just get things that you don't need -- quickly.”

When it comes to the most memorable item Kelsea’s found under the tree over the years, the Knoxville, Tennessee native has a stand-out favorite.

“My mom got me my first nice guitar,” she recalls. “It was my first Christmas when I moved [to Nashville], so… I was 15. And I had a guitar, it was like a $300 Yamaha, and I still have it. But she got me a Taylor. It was my first really nice guitar that sounded really beautiful and had a plug-in so I could play it, you know, at Puckett's [Grocery & Restaurant] and all the places that I was first starting to play. So that's the most special, probably.”

As Christmas approaches, Kelsea’s lead single from Unapologetically also seems headed for country’s top ten. “Legends” is at #11 this week.

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Comstock/ThinkstockThis #1 hit was the lead single from the 1973 album, Merle Haggard's Christmas Present, as well as the title track of the Hag's next non-holiday album, which came out four months later. Can you name it? ANSWER:  "If We Make It Through December."

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Academy of Country MusicAfter a year at nearby T-Mobile Arena, the ACM Awards are returning to their longtime home at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas in 2018.

The 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards will be Sunday, April 15, with the telecast airing live on CBS starting at 8 p.m. ET.

Tickets go on sale to the general public Thursday at 10 a.m. PT.

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Curb RecordsDylan Scott could become a daddy most anytime now, as he and his wife Blair await the arrival of their first little one.

Even though his first #1, “My Girl,” was inspired by his high school sweetheart, who became his bride, the Louisiana native is, in fact, expecting a boy.

“We'll have a baby at Christmas, which is going to be crazy…” Dylan tells ABC Radio. “We've got a name picked out, not a middle name. [We’re] still working on that.”

“I had the perfect name,” Dylan adds. “I wanted to name him Beaux. B-E-A-U-X. I just thought that'd be awesome.”

Blair, however, didn’t share Dylan’s enthusiasm.

“She said it was too country,” he laughs. “I was like, 'Babe, do you realize where we're from? Like, that's the way we grew up. We're country. This is how it is.' But she won. There's no battling her on a name, you know. So, she gets what she wants.” 

Dylan’s first holiday EP, Merry Christmas, is new this season. “Hooked,” his follow-up to “My Girl,” just broke into the top 40.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockBrett Eldredge performs Tuesday morning on Good Morning America. You can watch for him starting at 7 a.m. on ABC.

Chase Rice just wrapped his first trip to the United Kingdom and Ireland this week, with sold-out shows in Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, London and Dublin. His latest single, “Three Chords and the Truth,” just broke into the top-35 in the States.

If you missed Walker Hayes Monday on Today, you can watch “You Broke Up with Me” online now. Walker also guests on The Talk on Tuesday, which starts at 2 p.m. ET on CBS.

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Universal Kids, NBCUniversalYou can spend A Day with Dolly starting on Tuesday, as the entertainment icon stars in a new Sprout House special that premieres at 11:05 a.m. ET on Universal Kids.

Dolly will perform songs like “A Friend Like You,” “You Can Do It” and “Together Forever,” all from her first-ever children’s album, I Believe in You. She’ll also be joined by the show’s host, Carly, as well as the loveable puppy puppet, Snug.

A Day with Dolly will re-air both Wednesday and Thursday at 9:55 a.m. ET, before also premiering on the Sprout YouTube channel on Thursday.

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ABC/Paula LoboLuke Bryan brings home the 19th #1 of his career this week, as “Light It Up” ascends to the top of the country chart.

“Light It Up” is the lead single from the Georgia native’s new What Makes You Country album. He’ll perform the track “Most People Are Good” Tuesday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Check your local listings to see when the syndicated show airs in your area.

Last week, Luke also recorded another high-profile TV appearance, this time in Washington, D.C. He’ll pay tribute to his fellow American Idol judge Lionel Richie during this year’s 40th Annual Kennedy Center Honors. You can catch his performance Tuesday, December 26, when the show airs at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.

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ABC/Image Group LAChris Stapleton captures the top spot on Billboard’s country albums chart this week, with the second volume of his recordings From A Room.

The CMA Male Vocalist of the Year sold 116,000 copies of From A Room:  Volume 2, with a total that increases to 125,000 units when you account for album-equivalent units. By comparison, May’s first set moved 219,000 in its initial week.

On the all-genre Billboard 200, Chris couldn’t quite make it to #1, thanks to a little rock band named U2 and their latest effort, Songs of Experience.  From A Room:  Volume 2 comes in at #2, just ahead of Taylor Swift, who drops to #3 with Reputation after three weeks at the top.

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ABC/Image Group LANext up for Florida Georgia Line, the duo will build their own creative compound not far from Nashville’s Music Row.

Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley envision a garden-sanctuary environment that will be made up primarily of three ventures: FGL’s publishing company Tree Vibez Music; Brian’s wife Brittney’s clothing brand, Tribe Kelley; and a new meeting and event space called meet greet. The new location is at 1910 21st Avenue South, in the Hillsboro Village neighborhood.

“Passionate people inspire other passionate people,” Brian says. “We thrive on letting our imaginations run wild and can’t wait to see what this city dreams up together.”

Earlier this year, Brian and Tyler opened their own bar and restaurant, FGL House, in downtown Nashville. They’re currently working on their fourth studio album as their duet with pop star Bebe Rexha, “Meant to Be,” climbs the chart.

You can find out more about FGL's new venture at MeetGreetNashville.com.

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Comstock/ThinkstockIn 1989, Travis Tritt scored a top-10 hit with his debut single. Can you name the barroom anthem that put the Georgia native on the map? ANSWER: "Country Club."

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