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Chase Rice has his biggest hit since 2014's "Gonna Wanna Tonight," as "Eyes on You," continues its climb in the top ten this week.

It's the second single from the North Carolina native's Lambs & Lions record, and just like his previous successes, Chase says his fans earmarked "Eyes on You" as a favorite long before everyone else caught on.

"That's kinda been our [modus operandi] from day one," Chase explains. "We've kinda done it backwards, which is a headache, but it creates our thing."

"And there's been two other songs that I've written," Chase continues, "one I wrote and didn't sing on, "Cruise" by FGL. And it was huge and then radio started playing it."

The other was Chase's debut, platinum-selling single from 2013.  "The second one was 'Ready Set Roll,'" Chase tells ABC Radio. "It was gold already and then radio started playing it."

"And 'Eyes on You' is no different," he concludes. "It's already just this big song, and now radio's starting to play it. That's huge, though. It'll blow the song up even more, for sure." 

This Friday and Saturday, Chase plays two shows at the Grizzly Rose in Denver, Colorado with newcomer Cale Dodds.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Rascal Flatts will be honored with a star on the Walk of Champions at Nashville's Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt this Thursday.

Thompson Square sets out on their first international tour starting September 2 in Amsterdam.

This year's 54th ACM Awards will feature a new set. You can watch the show live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas starting Sunday, April 7 at 8 p.m. ET.

Cassadee Pope is adding five May shows in the United Kingdom to her headlining CMT Next Women of Country Tour.

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ABC/Image Group LAMorgan Evans will take his World Tour to Europe in September, headlining five shows and appearing at The Long Road Festival in the United Kingdom.

It’s a return trip for the international star, who previously played the Country to Country festival in 2018.

In the States, “Day Drunk,” continues to make its way up the chart, after already hitting #1 on both the pop and country rankings in his native Australia. It’s the follow-up to his debut chart-topper in the U.S., “Kiss Somebody.”

Here’s a look at Morgan’s European itinerary, with tickets going on sale this Friday:

9/3 -- Dublin, Ireland, Green Room at The Academy
9/4 -- Glasgow, Scotland, Oran Mor
9/5 -- Liverpool, England, Arts Club Loft
9/6 -- London, England, Borderline
9/7 -- Lutterworth, England, The Long Road Festival
9/9 -- Berlin, Germany, Frannz Club

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ABC/Image Group LATyler Farr is the first artist signed to Jason Aldean’s new label, Night Train Records.

The new endeavor is a partnership between the three-time ACM Entertainer of the Year and his longtime label, Broken Bow. It takes its name from Jason’s chart-topping hit from 2013.

“It’s cool to pursue this new endeavor in my career,” Jason says. "I can’t think of a better way to start than signing one of my best friends.”

“I also really believe in him as an artist,” he continues, “and am looking forward to everyone hearing what we’re working on."

“I am very excited to be a part of this new chapter in my career," Tyler agrees. “Can’t wait to see what the future holds!”

Tyler already has three number ones under his belt: “Redneck Crazy,” “Whiskey in My Water,” and “A Guy Walks into a Bar.”

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Trae Patton/NBCTonight, Brooks & Dunn make their first appearance on season 16 of The Voice, as they serve as Blake Shelton’s advisors during the Battle Rounds.

All totaled, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn will appear on the next four episodes of the hit singing competition. You can tune in to watch starting at 8 p.m. ET tonight on NBC.

Meanwhile, B&D is getting ready for the April 5 release of REBOOT, the new album that pairs them with some of country’s hottest new stars on new versions of their best-loved hits.

This fall, the legendary duo will officially be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

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Mercury NashvilleMaddie & Tae's long-awaited follow-up to their debut, 2015's Start Here, will arrive April 26.

The five-song One Heart to Another EP is just a preview of more music to come. 

"This is much more than just a new project for us," Maddie Marlow explains. "It has been our light at the end of tunnel for the past two years. It is about two best friends experiencing the highest of highs, the lowest of lows, and everything in between together."

"We hope our fans hear the vulnerability, heart break, strength, truth and passion we’ve poured into this," Maddie adds. "This is only the beginning."

"The journey to create this project was long, but beautiful,” Tae Dye continues. "We put our heads down and tried to be the best artists we could be. And to us, that looked like writing lyrics from a very honest place and sharing them, with the hopes that someone out in the world feels less alone."

Maddie & Tae are nominated for Duo of the Year April 7 at the ACM Awards in Las Vegas, ahead of their opening stint on Carrie Underwood's Cry Pretty 360 Tour, which starts May 1. 

Here's the track listing for One Heart to Another, which comes out April 26:

"Friends Don't"
"Die from a Broken Heart"
"Tourist in This Town"
"One Heart to Another"
"New Dog Old Tricks"

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Warner Music NashvilleBlake Shelton will unveil the lead single from his next album this Friday. "God's Country" was written by his label mate Devin Dawson, with Michael Hardy, and Jordan Schmidt.

"'God’s Country’ is a song that has a strong and deep meaningful lyric, but at the same time it leaves it up to the listener's interpretation,” Blake explains. “But no matter where you are from or where you’re standing, it is my belief that you’re standing in God’s country."

"It’s really about a state of mind," he adds. "Wherever you’re from and how you feel about that place. For me it’s about being from Oklahoma -- where I was born, raised and still live today.” 

Tonight, Brooks & Dunn join Blake as the battle rounds begin on season 16 of The Voice. You can tune in starting at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. 

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Comstock/Thinkstock This Academy Award-winning actress was originally envisioned as the star of the sitcom that became Reba McEntire's hit, Reba, which ran from 2001 to 2007. Can you name her? ANSWER: Sally Field.

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ABC/Josh VertucciAmerican Idol’s Hollywood Week kicked off Sunday night with two rounds of cuts, as judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie begin to whittle down the 175 finalists.

First Round
The first hour saw the contestants performing brief solos for the judges. Many of the standouts from the audition rounds made it through the first cut. As in past seasons, the judges lined up contestants and did the "When I call your name, step forward/backward" form of eliminations.

Katy Perry was feeling all the feels and showing her love for certain contestants in, um, aggressive ways. Laci Kaye Booth so impressed Katy with her country-tinged rendition of “Natural Woman” that Katy threw her chair right off the judges’ platform.

Next, L.A. standout Alejandro Aranda wowed Katy with his voice and intricate guitar moves on Justin Bieber’s “Sorry,” moving Katy to throw her jacket at him. And when Madison Vandenburg, dubbed “the next Kelly Clarkson” in her audition round, took the stage to sing a -- you guessed it -- Kelly Clarkson song, Katy was so overcome that she ran straight out of the room.

Perhaps the most emotional moment of this round came courtesy of Dimitrius Graham, who FaceTimed his mom, who was about to go into surgery. He sang Bette Midler’s “Wind Beneath My Wings” and Katy broke down in tears pretty much as soon as he started.

Each of these contestants made it through to the next round.

Other standouts who were safe this round: Myra Tran, Margie Mays, Nick Townsend, Walker Burroughs, and Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon.

Some notable nos: Lauren Engle, the woman whose husband died tragically in a car crash, and Peach Martine, the teen Katy jokingly thought was a robot.

Group Round
The group round is typically make-or-break for the contestants, as they deal with the stress of working with others while going on little to no sleep. The most common issues this time around: bossy group members, contestants forgetting the lyrics, and some getting sick.

Colby Swift -- who was gifted Luke Bryan’s own boots in the first round -- forgot to the lyrics to Bruno Mars’ “Grenade” and was eliminated, while Wade Cota wrote the lyrics to The Mamas and the Papas’ “California Dreamin’” on his arm and still forgot them, but somehow made it through anyway.



The best group of the night was Unexpected Vibe, which included the legally blind Shayy, Dimitrius Graham, Assata Renay, and William Oliver. When Shayy became frustrated because she couldn’t see the lyrics to memorize them, her group mates rallied around her. They delivered a flawless performance of Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way,” and donned darkened glasses during the performance to simulate how Shayy sees. The gesture of solidarity was enough to move Lionel to tears. Everyone except William made it through the round.



Before the final group of the night could perform, the show ended on a bit of a cliffhanger. One of the group members, Nate Walker, gets so sick that EMTs were called and he was rushed to the hospital. We’ll have to wait until Monday night to find out what happens to Nate and how the group -- ironically named Ain’t Going Home -- performs.

Monday night also marks the Solo Rounds, so tune in to American Idol at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Dan Shay are donating the proceeds from the merch sales at their Thursday night show in Omaha, Nebraska to the American Red Cross, to help with flood recovery in the Midwest.

Alabama's Randy Owen was recently honored with the Heart of an Eagle Award by the Boy Scouts of America at a luncheon in Anniston, Alabama. 

Jennifer Nettles premiered her new video for "I Can Do Hard Things" Friday on Today, as she co-hosted the 10 a.m. hour of the show with Hoda Kotb. You can check out the emotional clip on YouTube.

Mickey Guyton's new song, "Hold On," is the latest preview track from the Breakthrough soundtrack. The full album featuring music from the inspirational movie starring Chrissy Metz will be available April 5.

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ABC/Craig SjodinEven though Luke Bryan is in his second season of American Idol on ABC, the Georgia native says he's still trying to wrap his mind around the global reach of the show.

"We were doing American Idol liners the other day," he explains, "and I was like, 'Hey, I'm Luke Bryan, and if you're turning in from India,' or 'if you're turning in from Denmark.'"

It's a phenomenon Luke's gotten to witness first-hand as he tours the world.

"I was in Australia and American Idol's all over Australia and stuff like that," he tells ABC Radio. "And I start realizing, you know, it's American Idol, but, you know, people around the globe are seeing my voice and it's really fun."

Right now, fans are waiting to see how Luke will follow up his latest number one, "What Makes You Country."

You can tune in to watch Luke and fellow judges Lionel Richie and Katy Perry tonight, as the Hollywood Rounds continue at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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ABC/Randy HolmesGarth Brooks wore a custom-made Arizona Cardinals jersey Saturday night as he played State Farm Stadium near Phoenix.

During the show, the man whose number he’d been wearing -- #11 wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald -- came onstage to present him with a shirt of his own, according to the Arizona Republic.

This time, the number on the back was 1, signifying that Garth had not only broken the record for attendance at the venue, but for any concert ever in the state of Arizona, selling nearly 78,000 tickets for the night.

As for the show itself, the weather was pleasant enough they were able to open the stadium’s roof, as Garth delivered the set fans demand: his much-loved classics, covers, and a preview of his new album, which will be called Fun.

In addition to his new opener “The Road I’m On” and his top ten hit, “All Day Long,” fans can access two more new tracks via Amazon: his current single, “Stronger Than Me” and a rough mix of the new track “Courage of Love.”

According to the Republic, we can expect Fun to be released in full sometime in June.

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ABC/Image Group LAJohn and TJ Osborne must be creatures of the night.

Believe it or not, Brothers Osborne has never performed on national TV during the day, but that’ll soon change on April 2. That’s the day the CMA and ACM Vocal Duo of the Year will make their debut on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

They’ll sing their current hit, “I Don’t Remember Me (Before You),” which is the second single from their sophomore album, Port Saint Joe.

Check your local listings to see when the syndicated show airs in your area.  

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ABC/Image Group LAIf you want to hear a preview of Midland’s new single, all you need to do is call Mr. Lonely.

The lead single from the trio’s forthcoming sophomore album is, in fact, called “Mr. Lonely,” and you can -- quite truthfully -- text or call to get a sneak peak.

The number you need is 512-648-6364, as Midland shared on their socials. If you’d like to just click your mouse instead, you can check out CallMrLonely.com.

“Mr. Lonely” is the follow-up to Midlands’s #2 hit, “Burn Out,” which followed the trio’s #1 debut, “Drinkin’ Problem,” from their first album, On the Rocks.

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Academy of Country MusicThe party leading up to the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas is getting bigger.

Lady Antebellum’s Hillary ScottOld DominionCole SwindellMidlandLOCASHDeana Carter, Lindsay Ell, and Tenille Townes are joining the lineup for the 7th ACM Party for a Cause. The weekend’s worth of events kicks off Friday, April 5 with ACM Stories, Songs & Stars, and wraps up on Sunday with the Official After Party.

You can find out more at PartyForACause.com. All proceeds go to ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy.

Tune in to watch the 2019 ACM Awards Sunday, April 7 at 8 p.m. ET, live from MGM Grand Garden Arena on CBS.

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Comstock/Thinkstock Thirty-eight years ago this week, Willie Nelson topped the country chart with this heavenly tune. Can you name his hit from the Honeysuckle Rose soundtrack? ANSWER: "Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground."

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Jimmie Allen and Scotty McCreery toured together earlier this year on Scotty's Seasons Change trek, but that's far from the only thing the two chart toppers have in common.

Their relationship actually goes all the way back to 2011, the year Scotty won American Idol. It turns out Jimmie was on that season, too.

"I actually haven't watched it probably since the season after I did it," Jimmie confesses. "I did it season ten, I watched season eleven, because everyone that made [the] top forty my year that got sent home with me went back and made top twenty-four."

"Because I remember I got a few calls from people," the "Best Shot" hitmaker continues. "They were like, 'Hey, you know, if you come back this year, you'll probably make top twenty-four.' And I was like, 'Yeah, I'm good.'"

Jimmie admits his interest is heightened now that American Idol has new judges, and a new home on ABC.

"I think I'm gonna check out some of this season," he tells ABC Radio, "just to see the difference and stuff like that. I'm a huge Katy Perry fan. Yeah, and Lionel [Richie] and Luke [Bryan]. I like all of 'em!"

Since Lionel presented the Entertainer of the Year trophy at last year's CMA Awards, he and Jimmie have already come face to face.

I got to meet Lionel, too, at CMAs. I about passed out," he confesses. "I about fainted."

"Like, 'That's Lionel Richie. Like, THE guy! Mr. Commodores himself..." Jimmie laughs.

The Hollywood Rounds begin Sunday night on American Idol , from the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. You can tune in to watch at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Meanwhile, Jimmie's second single, "Make Me Want To," is currently making its way up the chart.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock  Kellie Pickler is nominated for Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host at this year's Daytime Emmys, alongside her Pickler & Ben partner, Ben Aaron.

Dustin Lynch will celebrate the chart-topping success of "Good Girl" Monday at an invitation-only party in downtown Nashville.

 "Good Lord," the new single from newcomer Abby Anderson, is set to be released on Friday. Abby hits the road on tour with Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas in May.

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ABC/Randy HolmesJennifer Nettles is using her new song, “I Can Do Hard Things,” to encourage women to tell their stories -- and develop communities where they can do just that.

“This song took on a life quickly and unexpectedly,” Jennifer explains. “For me, in writing it, I was just writing my own Truth and story. But what I have come to see is that so many women share this Truth, and that inspired me to make an invitation.”

That invitation comes in the form of a black-and-white video for the song, filmed in Nashville and Brooklyn. It features eight women who all give a glimpse into their lives.

You’ll be able to get your first look at the clip Friday during the 10 a.m. hour of NBC’s Today with Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford. The full video will follow Friday on YouTube, but you can watch a short public service announcement about Jennifer’s project now.

“When you share your own story, you own your power,” she says of the undertaking. “And when you own your power, it is harder for someone to take it from you.”

“When you share in community,” Jennifer continues, “you protect each other’s power and that makes it even harder for someone to take it from you.”  

The song that inspired the new movement, “I Can Do Hard Things,” is available to stream or download now.

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ABC/Image Group LAThere’s a new member of Carrie Underwood’s family -- no, not her new baby Jacob.  This time, it’s a horse named Bojangles.

“Every cowboy needs a horse… and a hat,” the “Love Wins” hitmaker shared on Instagram, along with photos of her husband Mike Fisher enjoying both.

“I’m still working with him on the Southern accent,” she said of her Canadian-born, ex-hockey-player spouse, adding, “Meet Bojangles… newest addition to the Fisher family!”

Mike posted a photo of himself posting with his new acquisition -- wearing a baseball cap instead of the cowboy gear -- on his own Insta.

“Ever since I was a kid I’ve always wanted horses,” he explained. “Today I got my first! Bojangles is finally home!”

It sounds like at least one more equine member of the Fisher clan is on the way, too: Mike added “He’ll have a dancing partner in a couple days.”

Carrie and Mike now have more room for livestock, since moving to one-thousand acres in Franklin, Tennessee, just south of Nashville.  Jacob joined the family in January; the couple also have four-year-old Isaiah.

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