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Image Courtesy Nino Munoz/CapitolDierks Bentley is no stranger to scoring #1 hits, but his latest single, "Say You Do," is the first of his chart-toppers that he didn't write himself. He's thankful to Nashville-based songwriters Shane McAnally, Matt Ramsey and Trevor Rosen for letting him record the song.

Dierks says, "This town has of some of the most talented songwriters anywhere and they help guys like me live our dreams every night out on the road with their songs."

"Say You Do" is the third-consecutive single from Dierks' album Riser to score multiple weeks at #1 on the country songs chart. He'll be singing those hits on the 2015 Sounds of Summer tour, launching June 5 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleLuke Bryan's latest studio album, Crash My Party, is now his biggest-selling release ever. According to Billboard and Nielsen Music, Luke's fourth project has now sold 2.432 million copies, beating his previous bestseller, Tailgates & Tanlines, which has sold 2.429 million copies so far.

Crash My Party produced six hit singles, including Luke's latest #1 hit, "I See You."

Luke is working on the follow-up to Crash My Party in-between tour dates. He plays a two-night stand in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada this Wednesday and Thursday.

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Image Courtesy Sony Music NashvilleTyler Farr is riding high on the country chart again with his latest single, "A Guy Walks into a Bar," a sad ballad that fits in with Tyler's overall goal of building a lasting legacy in the country format. Even though he speaks in a gravelly mumble he compares to Billy Bob Thornton's character in Sling Blade, Tyler possesses one of country's most expressive singing voices. He hopes his voice becomes his calling card in the years ahead.

"I want to be known as a stylist," Tyler tells Rolling Stone. "I want to become a known voice in country music. That's what I moved here for. I didn't move here to [Nashville to] be mediocre."

Tyler's sophomore album, Suffer in Peace, is now on sale. He's on the road with Jason Aldean for the rest of the year.

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Image Courtesy Mike Coppola/Getty/EB Media PREric Church has added a second solo acoustic show at Nashville's new Ascend Amphitheater after the first concert on July 30 sold out. The new July 31 date goes on sale Thursday, May 7 through Ticketmaster.

Of the second show, Eric says, "I wouldn’t be where I am today if I didn’t listen to my fans, and this time they spoke up loud and clear. I am keeping with the tradition of The Outsiders Tour in that no show will be the same, but I am adding a second night to ensure we can get all our friends in for this performance.”

Eric's concerts will officially open Nashville's Ascend Amphitheater, located on the bank of the Cumberland River.

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Image Courtesy Stoney Creek RecordsCongratulations to Randy Houser on his engagement to his Australian girlfriend, Tatiana Starzynski. According to People, the 39-year-old singer has kept his relationship with the 21-year-old Starzynski off the radar to let Randy's three-year-old son, West, and the rest of his family get to know her.

Randy's fiancée is the sister-in-law of hit songwriter Dallas Davidson. Randy announced his split from former wife Jessa Lee Yantz nearly a year ago after three years of marriage.

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Danny Clinch/Southern Ground/Varvatos/BMLGOne day after Zac Brown Band launched a new tour with a star-studded concert in Nashville, the group was forced to cancel a Saturday show at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana, because Zac lost his voice.

A message posted Saturday on the band’s official website reads, “Zac has lost his voice and we won't be able to perform tonight. Consequently, we need to postpone our date at the Ford Center and apologize to all our fans. We will be rescheduling for later this year, and we appreciate all the support and love. We will announce the new date as soon as possible.  All tickets will be honored or refunds may be requested from point of purchase.”

Zac Brown Band’s Friday night show at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena in support of their brand-new album, Jekyll Hyde, featured guest appearances from JewelBela Fleck and Kid Rock, as well as covers of The Beatles' classic "Let It Be" and Queen’s "Bohemian Rhapsody."

The band’s next show is May 7 at the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockLady Antebellum will perform on NBC's Today on May 13.

Trace Adkins, Kellie Pickler, Craig Morgan and Vince Gill are performing at the Grand Ole Opry's special Salute the Troops show Tuesday, May 19 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.

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Comstock/ThinkstockWho was Billy Currington's duet partner on the 2004 hit, "Party for Two?" ANSWER: Shania Twain.

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Image Courtesy Mercury NashvilleBilly Currington spent a decade in Nashville before he landed a record deal, but his singing voice was heard by just about everyone in the music business during that time in the trenches.

Billy was one of Music City's most successful demo singers in the late '90s and early 2000s, so he was often hired by songwriters and publishers to sing demonstration versions of the songs they were pitching to major artists. That means Billy was the first person to sing songs that went on to become big hits for other artists.

He tells ABC Radio, "[One was] Blake Shelton, 'Don't Make Me.' There's a couple of George Strait songs that's been out there that I sang. Yeah, there were songs that Tracy Lawrence cut. Sammy Kershaw. Clay Walker. I could go on and on."

Billy's popularity as a demo singer kept growing, but he wasn't content to just sing other people's songs.

"I could have dropped everything I was doing and just sang demos," Billy explains. "I kept them at a medium and just kept working on my own thing and eventually got a record deal."

Billy's perseverance paid off as he closes in on yet another #1 country hit with "Don't It." Look for Billy's sixth album, Summer Forever, to come out June 2.

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Image Courtesy Black RiverCountry newcomer Kelsea Ballerini is closing in on the top 10 with her debut hit, "Love Me Like You Mean It." As the song's airplay has increased in the last few weeks, Kelsea has seen more and more fans in her concert crowds singing along with every word.

Kelsea tells ABC Radio, "They get so sassy, and it's the best."

"Love Me Like You Mean It" also has been heating up on social media, and Kelsea is glad to see that fans are getting the song's message.

"I get on Instagram and I search it, and there'll be, like, a selfie, with the lyrics underneath. I'm like, 'Yeah, girl,'" Kelsea says. "The song is all about being confident and saying, like, 'You are not allowed to play with me. You have to really got to love me like you mean it.'

Kelsea is on the road with Jana Kramer for the rest of the month. "Love Me Like You Mean It' is the lead single from Kelsea's debut album, The First Time, is due out May 19.

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Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleBrett Eldredge borrowed a line from the Gnarls Barkley pop hit, "Crazy," for the first part of the second verse of his latest single, "Lose My Mind," but you shouldn't worry that Brett's headed for a lawsuit over the issue.

In order to avoid a situation like the recent court case pitting Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams against Marvin Gaye's family over the monster hit "Blurred Lines," Brett and his co-writers gave co-writing credit to Gnarls Barkley's CeeLo Green and Danger Mouse, as well as to a pair of film composers who inspired Gnarls Barkley's recording.

"Lose My Mind" is the lead single from Brett's upcoming, as-yet untitled sophomore album.

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Image Courtesy CMTJana Kramer and Kelsea Ballerini launched their CMT Next Women of Country Tour this week. It's rare for two solo female acts to go on the road, and Jana is excited to show the rest of the country music industry how it's done.

She tells the Cincinnati Enquirer, "I wanted to get out there and show that girls can have an awesome tour together. We can go out, sell tickets, have fun and the crowd can have a good time. I want to be on the forefront with supporting women and helping us get heard.”

Jana and Kelsea will be on tour together through a May 28 show in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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Image Courtesy CMAThomas Rhett's new single, "Crash and Burn," was co-written by Nashville singer/songwriter Chris Stapleton, who has an album of his own coming out Tuesday. It's called Traveller, and Thomas has been wearing out his advance copy of the project.

"I love listening to the guy sing," Thomas tells West Virginia's Charleston Gazette, "and there's something for everybody on that record."

As for the other artists on Thomas's current playlist, he says, "I'm a huge fan of Eric Church, and his Outsiders record is amazing. Meghan Trainor is kind of a guilty pleasure for me, but her album has been on repeat."

Thomas is currently finishing up work on his as-yet-untitled sophomore album, due out later this year.

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Image Courtesy Danny Clinch/ShorefireZac Brown Band kicks off their new tour tonight at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena in support of their brand-new album, Jekyll Hyde. Fans can expect a few surprises throughout the night, too.

Zac says, "We do have some guests planned. We are gonna be playing the new album from front to back. We’re playing every song on the new album at the show and then a few of our old songs. But it’s primarily getting to show everybody this new stuff that we made."

While most bands would be intimidated to kick off their tour in Music City, Zac says they're ready for the challenge.

"It’s not intimidating playing Nashville," Zac says. "Some of the people there are kind of discerning and there’s some pretty amazing music that goes around Nashville so you’ve got to bring it."

Zac Brown Band's new album, Jekyll Hyde, is now in stores and online, featuring the #1 hit, "Homegrown."

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Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleLittle Big Town's "Girl Crush" is shaping up to be their biggest hit since the 2011 smash "Pontoon." Now the quartet is teaming up with Faith Hill for a special performance of "Girl Crush" at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards.

The show broadcasts live Sunday, May 17 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleLady Antebellum has been headlining their own tours for several years now, but their new Wheels Up trek is their favorite for several reasons. First of all, the lighting and stage design are the most advanced Lady A has ever taken on the road.

During a recent break in their tour rehearsals in Nashville, the group's Dave Haywood explained, "This staging is just blowing us away. You know, we saw it and worked on it, designing it on the computer and on paper and ideas, and to see it here in person is amazing."

Lady Antebellum also has enough radio hits at this point to fill their entire set, which is a big milestone for any band.

Dave adds, "It’s fun to also have one or two kind of album cuts for a lot of the super fans and big fans out there. But, what’s great is to be at a point to have this many singles to pack into a show, and it’s a real, I think, special moment for that reason."

Lady Antebellum's Wheels Up tour with special guests Hunter Hayes and Sam Hunt begins Friday night in Lubbock, Texas.

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Comstock/ThinkstockDustin Lynch graduated from Nashville's Lipscomb University before launching his country career. What was his major? ANSWER: Biology/Pre-med.

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Image Courtesy CMAMiranda Lambert is bringing her Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars tour back this fall with an all-female lineup. Her longtime pals RaeLynn and Ashley Monroe will join Miranda on the bill, along with newcomer Clare Dunn, whom Miranda first saw perform at this year's Stagecoach Festival.

Miranda says of Clare, "I hadn't seen her before -- but I'm a fan now. You don't see that many women who get up there and really slay a guitar and play some real rock 'n' roll country."

Brand-new artist Courtney Cole will also join the tour, performing songs from her debut acoustic EP, #NoFilter.

Miranda says of the women-only trek, "I really support female artists in any genre, especially country music right now. I've taken girls on tour for a long time and I want to continue to do that because I feel like I can give them a platform."

Exact tour dates will be announced soon, but we already know the cities for the Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars tour:

Missoula, MT
Billings, MT
Rapid City, SD
Mankato, MN
Augusta, GA
Fayetteville, NC
Roanoke, VA
Huntsville, AL
Tupelo, MS
Jonesboro, AR
Lacrosse, WI
Ft. Wayne, IN
Moline, IL

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockToby Keith's daughter, artist Krystal Keith, is expecting her first child with husband Andrew Sandubrae. The little one is due this October.

Dustin Lynch tells Entertainment Tonight he wants to release the song "Mind Reader" as a single from his latest album, Where It's At, before he moves on to another project.

Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, Craig Campbell, Lee Brice and Lauren Alaina are performing at the 2nd Annual Georgia on My Mind concert May 12 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. The show is hosted by hit writers and Georgia natives Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip -- collectively known as The Peach Pickers. Proceeds go to the Georgia Music Foundation.

Trisha Yearwood and her sister, Beth, will perform a song in memory of their late mother on Live with Kelly and Michael coming up May 8.

Toby Keith was honored with the Distinguished Leadership Award at the international affairs think tank Atlantic Council's annual gala Thursday night in Washington, D.C. The honor recognizes Toby's work in support of U.S. troops around the world.

Randy Houser shares the details on why he recorded his latest single, "We Went," in the new installment of his YouTube series, House Band TV.

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Image Courtesy EB Media/Green RoomIf you go check out one of Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean's joint stadium shows this summer, you'll get to witness a unique collaboration between two of country's hottest superstars.

Jason explains, "It's gonna be different. I don't think it's gonna be the thing of I do my show, he does his show, and it's over. I think it's going to be a lot more interactive than that."

That fact that Jason and Kenny are only performing a handful of dates together makes these shows one of the hottest country tickets of 2015.

"To me, that makes it more of an event," Jason says. "More so than just, you know, you throw in a bunch of shows in there and doing it all year. It's like, 'This is only gonna happen a few times, so you've only got a few chances to check this out.'"

It turns out Jason had another tour with Kenny in the works a few years ago, but those plans fell through and helped turn Jason into one of country's top touring artists.

Says Jason, "I was going to go out and open for him, and he decided to take a year off, which actually ended up being a great thing for us, 'cause we went out and headlined our own stuff, and it was kind of the jump-start for us on that end."

Jason and Kenny co-headline their first joint stadium show Saturday in San Francisco. They'll play 10 stadium dates in all before wrapping things up August 28 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

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