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BMLGNineties boy band Backstreet Boys top the country chart for the very first time this week, with a little help from Florida Georgia Line.

“Finding out that ‘God, Your Mama, and Me’ went #1 is surreal,” FGL’s Tyler Hubbard says. “[It’s] really cool to be a part of Backstreet Boys’ first country #1!”

“If you told me growing up that I would share a #1 song with BSB, I would have told you to get outta here!” his musical partner Brian Kelley adds. “Dream big, work hard, surround yourself with an amazing team and anything is possible.”

BSB is understandably thrilled with their new accomplishment as well.

“We’re fans of each other and that’s one of the reasons why the song works so well,” the band’s Nick Carter says. “I’m glad it’s with these boys that we just reached #1 at country radio for the first time.”

Backstreet will join FGL, Chris Lane and hip-hop icon Nelly for three stadium dates on The Smooth Tour starting July 7 in Boston.  

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock “You Broke Up with Me” is the debut single from newcomer Walker Hayes.

Chase Rice will kick off his Lambs & Lions Tour September 14 at Boone, North Carolina’s Appalachian State University. Newcomers Jacob Davis and Brooke Eden are just two of the artists who’ll take turns filling the opening slot on the trek.

Brett Young’s third single from his self-titled debut album will be the track “Like I Loved You.”

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ABC/Todd WawrychukDierks Bentley is bringing a piece of his summer tour to the airwaves, as he releases “What the Hell Did I Say” as the fourth single from his Black album.

“We named the tour after this song hoping that it would be a single this summer because it perfectly captures the anything-goes spirit out there this year,” Dierks says of his What the Hell trek with Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi.

“It’s crazy right now with Cole and Pardi,” Dierks continues. “Every night is better than the one before... just when you think it can’t get any more fun, it does. I’ve worked my whole career to have a tour like this one.”

Dierks, Cole and Jon meet up again on July 7, as they play Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images via ABCSeems Sam Hunt’s “Back Roads” are likely paved with platinum.

The Georgia native’s chart-topping single, “Body Like a Back Road,” has just passed the double platinum mark. Released on February 1, the song took only three months to make it to number one, where it spent three weeks. The tune is now making its way up the pop chart, where it’s currently in the top 15.

The lead single from Sam’s sophomore album is also the most-downloaded country song of 2017 so far. Even more impressive, it’s the third most-downloaded tune in any genre this year.

As we wait for new music from Sam’s forthcoming record, fans are still snapping up his 2014 debut. Montevallo has just been certified triple platinum.

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BMLGRascal Flatts not only played the Country USA festival in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on Saturday, they also did a little moonlighting as wedding singers.

Gary LeVoxJoe Don Rooney and Jay DeMarcus surprised one lucky couple this weekend by showing up to sing “Bless the Broken Road” at their wedding at Sugar Island Barn in Watertown, Wisconsin.

A family member reached out to the “Yours If You Want It” hitmakers last fall, according to local ABC affiliate WISN, and the guys agreed to stop by if they could fit it into their schedule.

You can check out their performance on the venue’s Facebook page.  

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Greg WatermannToby Keith is cranking up his highly successful Interstates & Tailgates tour once again and will visit more than 30 cities over the next few months.

Following a thirteen-year absence from any major Nashville concert stage, fans will finally get a chance to see Toby on July 20th when he headlines Music City's Ascend Amphitheater. Tickets for the Nashville show go on sale this Wednesday, July 28th at livenation.com

Toby's concert set list will include his new single, "Wacky Tobaccy."

Here's a full list of the remaining 2017 Toby Keith Interstates & Tailgates tour stops:

6/29 -- Normal, IL, The Corn Crib
6/30 -- Naperville, IL, Ribfest
7/1 -- Greely, CO, Greely Stampede
7/6 -- Ottawa, ONT, Ottawa Bluesfest
7/7 -- Lansing, MI, Common Ground Music Festival
7/8 -- Varysburg, NY, Jam in the Valley
7/13 -- Fort McMurray, AB, Shell Place
7/14 -- Cold Lake, AB, Imperial Oil Place Arena
7/15 -- Craven, SK, Country Thunder Music Festival
7/20 -- Nashville, TN, Ascend Amphitheater
7/21 -- Valparaiso, IN, Porter County Fair
7/28 -- Kearney, NE, Buffalo County Fairgrounds
7/29 -- Guthrie Center, IA, Guthrie's River Ruckus
8/3 -- Spokane, WA, Northern Quest Casino
8/4 -- Merritt, BC, Rockin' River Music Festival
8/5 -- Duncan, BC, Sunfest Country Music Festival
8/6 -- Canton, OH, 2017 Concert for Legends
8/9 -- Brooklyn, NY, Ford Amphitheatre at Coney Island Boardwalk
8/10 -- Bethlehem, PA, Musikfest
8/12 -- Fort McCoy, WI, Constitution Park
8/25 -- Green Bay, WI, Resch Center
8/27 -- St. Paul, MN, Minnesota State Fair
8/31 -- Put-In-Bay, OH, Bash on the Bay
10/7 -- Atlanta, GA, Crock Fest
10/28 -- Laughlin, NV, Laughlin Event Center
10/29 -- Tucson, AZ, Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre

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Comstock/Thinkstock CMA Entertainer of the Year Garth Brooks has called this 1974 Single of the Year by Cal Smith his favorite country song. Can you name it? ANSWER:  "Country Bumpkin."

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockThe Grammy Charity auction happening online now features signed guitars from Kenny Chesney and Kacey Musgraves, a microphone signed by Carrie Underwood and a CD signed by Cam. Bidding happens through July 8 on eBay. Proceeds benefit the Grammy Museum Foundation and MusiCares.

Following a recent performance at the gala opening of “The Nation We Build Together” exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, music icon and Country Music Hall of Fame Member Kenny Rogers was presented with an award honoring his “unique contribution to American music.”

October 7, occasional country collaborator and Nashville resident Kid Rock will host his 3rd Annual Fish Fry at Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel. Fontanel Mansion is the former home to Country Music Hall of Fame member Barbara Mandrell that is now a Music City tourist destination. The Fish Fry is open to the public and performances will feature Kid Rock, Gretchen Wilson and others to be announced. For details, visit KidRock.com.

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BMLGCarly Pearce’s emotional top-25 hit “Every Little Thing” was based on one of her real-life relationships. And if you’re wondering if the newcomer still pines for the ex she wrote the song about, Carly says the answer is no.  

“This particular person that the song is about, we’ve both very much moved on,” she says. “But I think even in relationships that I’ve had since then or things that I’ve gone through, that emotion, when you really love somebody, doesn’t fade.”

The Kentucky native admits she doesn’t have to look very far to summon the sentiment she sings about in her song.

“You know, I can see somebody in the crowd crying and get emotional in that,” she reveals. “Or I can think about a situation that’s happening to me in present time and be upset about that, or be in the city where the person is from and think about it. But it’s something that we all deal with. We all deal with heartbreak and so it comes up in different forms a lot.”

Carly’s currently in the studio with producer busbee working on her debut album.

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Rick Diamond/Getty ImagesBrad Paisley will be playing for big laughs on August 15th when Brad Paisley's Comedy Rodeo debuts on Netflix.

The show was filmed earlier this year when Brad hosted two comedy shows at Zanies Comedy Club in Nashville as part of the Wild West Comedy Festival.  He's wrangled a bunch of great talent for the special, too, including comedians Nate Bargatze, John Heffron, Jon Reep, Sarah Tiana and Mike E. Winfield.

Baywatch and Knight Rider icon David Hasselhoff and Reba McEntire make special appearances.

You can watch Brad, along with David Hasselhoff on the hood of K.I.T.T., the car from Knight Rider, as they make the official announcement on Brad's Facebook page.

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Show Dog MusicToby Keith has rolled out a video for his new single "Wacky Tobaccy" and, as promised, there is a brilliant cameo from one of music's most famous wacky tobaccy aficionados, Willie Nelson.

The three-minute video features Toby on the bus with his band jamming to the song, which has plenty of references to its subject.  Those not as familiar with wacky tobaccy might just learn a thing or two.

Caution: watching this video might give you the munchies.

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Born To Fly RecordsPlatinum-selling country artist Sara Evans is the epitome of female empowerment. That fact will be on full display when she releases her album Words on July 21.

The project will not only be released on Sara's own record label, Born to Fly Records, but the 14-song collection boasts songs from fourteen separate female songwriters, including Ashley Monroe, Caitlyn Smith, Hillary Lindsey, Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum, Liz Hengber, and more.

In addition, Sara's current single, "Marquee Sign," features backup vocals from her 14-year old daughter, Olivia Evans.

Starting today, if you pre-order Words at iTunes, you'll be rewarded with instant downloads of lead single “Marquee Sign” and the title track, “Words.”  Pre-order the album now at SaraEvans.com/Words and receive the songs “Long Way Down,” “I Don’t Trust Myself” and “Diving In Deep,” one every Friday beginning June 30.

Here's the Words track list, with songwriter credits:

"Long Way Down" (Tammy Rodgers / Liz Hengber / Jerry Salley)
"Marquee Sign" (Sara Evans / Jimmy Robbins / Heather Morgan)
"Diving in Deep" (Gordie Sampson / Hillary Lindsey / Steve McEwan)
"All the Love You Left Me" (Ben West / Hillary Lindsey / Gordie Sampson)
"Like the Way You Love Me" (Sara Evans / April Geesbreght / Jason Massey)
"Rain and Fire" (Claude Kelley / Charles Harmon)
"Night Light" (Daniel Tashian / Jaida Dreyer)
"I Need a River" (Marcus Hummon / Darrell Scott / Sonya Isaacs)
"I Don't Trust Myself" (Caitlyn Smith / Gordie Sampson / Steve McEwan)
"Make Room at the Bottom" (Ashley Monroe / Brett James)
"Words" (David Hodges / Jake Scott / Jimmy Robbins)
"I Want You" (Shane Stevens / Victoria Monet)
"Letting You Go" (Sara Evans / Emily Shackelton / Victoria Banks)
"A Little Bit Stronger" (Acoustic version) (Hillary Scott / Hillary Lindsey / Luke Laird)

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Blue Chair Records/Columbia NashvilleKenny Chesney is calling on Nashville-area college students to create the music video for his latest single, “All The Pretty Girls.”

Chesney asked students from Nashville’s Belmont University and Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN to submit a video they’ve created for the song, including lyric videos, live action, notion, animation and more.

“Get creative. Get real. Get inside the song, and show us how ‘All The Pretty Girls’ looks, feels, and resolves,” Chesney said in the announcement. “I wanna help a student filmmaker with school. And I want to give people a chance to get creative this summer.”

The winning entry -- chosen by a panel from Kenny’s record label Sony Nashville, CMT: Country Music Television and Chesney’s own management team -- will receive a $5,000 scholarship, as well as having their video's world premiere on CMT.

Kenny also noted that while the song’s video could have easily been a nostalgic look at his own college experience, but he instead wanted to spotlight today’s youth.

“The best moments of being young and having fun should be captured,” said the four-time CMA Entertainer of the Year. “But nobody ever talks to the people who are right in the moment of living it about this kind of thing. Rather than look back, we oughta just go to the people living it.”

For more information on how to become involved, Belmont and MTSU students can go to KennyChesneyAllThePrettyGirls.com. Contest deadline is July 23. Winner will be announced July 31.

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John Shearer/Getty Images for CMTSome of country's biggest stars have teamed up with legendary funk/R&B band Earth, Wind & Fire for a first of it's kind outdoor CMT Crossroads, premiering tonight.

Filmed during the CMA Music Festival earlier this month, the group took to a stage in Downtown Nashville outside the Bridgestone Arena to welcome the likes of Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker, Rascal Flatts, Dan Shay, Martina McBride and more.

The electric collaborations showcases Earth, Wind & Fire's timeless hits including "Shining Star," "After the Love Has Gone" and "September," performed with Lady A. Get a sneak peak now at CMT.com

CMT Crossroads: Earth, Wind & Fire and Friends will premiere tonight, June 23 at 10 p.m. ET on CMT.

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Comstock/Thinkstock Actress Barbara Eden starred in both a movie and an NBC TV series based on this 1968 hit by Jeannie C. Riley. Can you name it? ANSWER:  "Harper Valley P.T.A."

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Image Group LA/ABCIt's no exaggeration that Carrie Underwood's rise to stardom has been non-stop since she won the fourth season of American Idol thirteen years ago.  Her latest career milestone?  Her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Carrie's one of eight recording artists on the list to be honored as part of the Class of 2018, according to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.  Carrie's the only country star in her category, which she shares with R&B star Mary J. Blige, former American Idol judge Harry Connick, Jr., rapper Snoop Dogg, and even "Weird Al" Yankovic.

There's no date set for Carrie's star ceremony -- honorees have two years to schedule that themselves.  It's usually done around the time the honoree has a major project about to come out, to help drum up publicity, so don't be surprised if we see Carrie's ceremony right about the time she releases a new album.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockWednesday night the Country Radio Hall of Fame held its annual induction ceremony at the Vanderbilt Marriott in Nashville. In addition to welcoming more than ten country radio personalities and business executives, the organization bestowed their 2017 Artist Career Achievement Award upon Martina McBride.

Prolific Nashville songwriters Sarah Buxton and Rodney Clawson have re-signed with powerhouse publishing company Big Loud Shirt Publishing. Sarah has written charts hits for Keith Urban, Kelly Clarkson and Florida Georgia Line. Rodney Clawson has written #1 hits for Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean as well as Justin Moore’s most recent chart-topper, “You Look Like I Need a Drink.”

Stars of the hit CMT series Nashville played two sold-out shows at Manchester’s O2 Apollo recently. Following the shows, Opry Entertainment- the show’s producer- donated £10,000 to the British Red Cross “UK Solidarity Fund” on behalf of the touring cast: Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten, Sam Palladio and Jonathan Jackson. The fund was set up by the British Red Cross to help victims of terrorist attacks throughout the U.K

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ABC/Image Group LAGarth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will break in the new home of the Atlanta Falcons when the couple play the first-ever concert at Atlanta's new Mercedes-Benz Stadium on October 12.

Garth made the announcement live on Facebook, opening with a video of himself playing guitar inside the catwalks of the new stadium which is scheduled to open in August.

"This is gonna be cool," Garth said in the video.  "It's gonna be the inaugural concert in there," he added, gushing about the vista of Atlanta from the stadium's skywalk.

In a statement, Garth said, “I’ve visited the stadium twice in the last month and all I can say is – the fans are going to love it; it’s truly one-of-a-kind.  We’re going to create a special experience the fans will never forget and I can’t wait to light that place up this fall!”

Tickets for the show go on sale Friday, June 30 at 10 a.m. ET via Ticketmaster.

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CMTOn Thursday’s new episode of Nashville on CMT, Juliette Barnes worked to get Hallie Jordan a record deal, which exposed the promising singer’s complicated relationship with her still-married guitarist. Though Hallie initially hesitated when she realized she wouldn’t be able to use her band on her record, she eventually acquiesced, and started working with producer Avery Barkley.

Zach Welles brought in marketing genius Alyssa Greene to breathe new life into Highway 65, though she admitted she knows nothing about country music. After the label’s artists were initially hesitant to embrace her suggestions, Will Lexington felt pressured to advocate for his boyfriend Zach’s new hire. Will’s misgivings were soon forgotten, however, when Zach revealed that Alyssa had helped land Will an endorsement deal with Budweiser.

With a baby on the way, Scarlett O’Connor still struggled to figure out the status of her relationship with Gunnar Scott, who continued to make romantic overtures toward his musical partner.

Meanwhile, controversy continued to swirl after Maddie Jaymes and Clay Carter’s racially-fuelled run-in with the law. As the media and the paparazzi focused on the incident, formerly homeless teen Liv threatened to drive a wedge between Maddie and her sister Daphne, creating an unflattering meme on Daphne’s computer that eventually went viral.

At the same time, Clay’s mental illness seemed to resurface amid the intense interest in the incident. In the end, he confessed his deep feelings for Maddie, but broke off the relationship, believing the deck was stacked against the romance.

Find out what happens next when Nashville returns, Thursday at 9 p.m. ET on CMT.

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Blue Chair Records/Columbia NashvilleKenny Chesney was instantly attracted to his new single, “All the Pretty Girls,” because of its universal appeal.

“When I first heard this song I knew it was me,” the native of East Tennessee says. “I knew that the beauty of it was that so many different age groups can feel that angst in the song, and hear those lines in the song and go, ‘Oh my God that’s me and my buddies.’”

The “Bar at the End of World” hitmaker says no matter where you grew up, your story is likely the same.

“We all got in trouble, we all had our parents tell us what to do,” he goes on. “We had the sheriff tell us what to do. We had the preacher tell us what to do. We had everybody telling us what to do, but all we ever heard is what the pretty girl said.”

“All the Pretty Girls” is the fourth single from Kenny’s Cosmic Hallelujah album.

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