Blake Shelton transforms from Sexiest Man Alive to UGLYDOLL

Blake Shelton may be People’s reigning Sexiest Man Alive, but he’ll soon be an UGLYDOLL. Blake is set to both sing and voice the character OX — who’s the unofficial mayor of Uglyville — in the upcoming animated feature. UGLYDOLLS is based on the popular plush toy line and will follow the free-spirited Moxy as she and her friends “confront what it means to be different.” Blake’s pal Kelly Clarkson is also part of the project, along with Nick Jonas, Pitbull, and Wanda Sykes. […]

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The Man I Want to Be: Charlie Daniels honors Chris Young as a patriot at fundraising dinner

Chris Young picked up the inaugural Charlie Daniels Patriot Award earlier this week at a special fundraising dinner in Music City. The Country Music Hall of Famer presented Chris the honor Tuesday at a sold-out event at The Palm for his Journey Home Project. “I am immensely grateful to our military and their families for the sacrifices they make for our country,” Chris says, “and incredibly humbled to receive the Patriot Award honor from Charlie and […]

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Maren Morris delivers the “Rich,” behind-the-scenes scoop on the Western video for her latest hit

If the town in the video for Maren Morris‘s latest hit, “Rich,” looks familiar, it’s because it’s already been the home to several famous Westerns. “It was this old movie town in Tucson where they shot Three Amigos and Tombstone,” Maren reveals. “It had all these movie posters that they shot at this, like, little movie town. And it rained the whole day.” In spite of the wet weather, the “Rich” video remains one of Maren’s favorite things she’s ever shot. […]

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Watch now: Carrie says you can’t “Cry Pretty,” but Brad Paisley insists he can

If you’ve seen the CMA Awards over the past decade, you know that Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisleymake quite a pair. And they don’t even have to be in the same room together for Brad’s antics to kick in. Brad’s latest exploits involve the “glitter tears” Carrie sports on the cover of her Cry Pretty album and single. They’re available now as a Snapchat filter that also lets you lip sync Carrie’s latest top-ten hit. On Wednesday, Brad tried ‘em out, and […]

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Listen now: Billy Currington gets sexy with “Bring It on Over”

Billy Currington’s leaning into his sexy side with his new single, “Bring It on Over.” “Oh baby, just wait a minute/If you’re in the bed stay in it/I’m about to dive on it it/Got to, got to get you closer/I’m about to bring it on over,” the Georgia native sings in the new tune written by The Peach Pickers— Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip — along with Jesse Frasure. It’s a facet of Billy his fans love, as evidenced by his […]

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Even more Modern Sounds in Country & Western Music: Darius Rucker leads An Opry Salute to Ray Charles

Darius Rucker will host a special Opry Salute to Ray Charles next month, as the Grand Ole Opry kicks off a week-long celebration of its 93rd birthday. Chris Young, Brett Eldredge, Cam, Travis Tritt, R&B legends Boyz II Men and others will join Darius for a show filled with collaborations and special performances on Monday, October 8. The evening will be captured to air as a PBS special in November. “When you think of musical legends, you think of Ray Charles,” Darius says. […]

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Dustin Lynch’s hero, Reba McEntire, welcomes him into the circle as the Opry’s newest member

Dustin Lynch has long proclaimed his love and admiration for Reba McEntire, so it was only fitting that the Country Music Hall of Famer should be the one to officially induct him into the Grand Ole Opry on Tuesday night. “I know how you feel,” Reba said, as she stepped into the legendary circle of wood transported from the Opry’s former home at the Ryman Auditorium. “Do you know that 41 years ago yesterday was the first […]

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How Brett Eldredge’s pup Edgar cured his loneliness and made him 10% Happier

If you’ve been to a Brett Eldredge concert or seen him on TV, you know he’s an upbeat, positive kind of guy. But even a bundle of energy like Brett can sometimes hit a tough spot in life. The Illinois native opens up to ABC’s Dan Harris about one of those moments in a new episode of Harris’ 10% Happier podcast. “I might play in front of 30,000 people, and then I walk…offstage and…you’re by yourself, after having the most insane […]

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Lady Antebellum takes their “Hurt” to Late Night

Wednesday night, Lady Antebellum will perform their Heart Break ballad, “Hurt,” for the first time on TV. The Late Night with Seth Meyers guest spot will also be the group’s first major TV appearance since leaving their longtime label, Capitol Nashville, for its rival, Big Machine. “Hurt” happens to be from their final Capitol album, Heart Break. The trio is already busy writing and recording their follow-up. Tune in Wednesday at 12:35 p.m. ET on NBC to see their visit with Seth Meyers. […]

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The Band Perry to release five-song electronic EP Coordinates on Friday

The Band Perry are back and ready to release new music — and it’s unlike anything we’ve previously heard from them.  Variety reveals that the former country trio will return this Friday with a five-song digital EP of electronic-based music called Coordinates. The band teamed up with executive producer Rick Rubin for the project, which will be available on their own label, Artrat.  It marks the first time the band has released more than a single in over five years, and Variety describes […]

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