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Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood Spend the Week Volunteering in Nashville With Habitat for Humanity

Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood Spend the Week Volunteering in Nashville With Habitat for Humanity

For more than a decade, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood have been swinging hammers and climbing ladders as volunteers with Habitat for Humanity, a global nonprofit housing organization that helps homeowners build their own homes alongside volunteers. Last week, Garth and Trisha worked alongside hundreds of volunteers—including former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady…MORE

Trace Adkins Marries Victoria Pratt as Blake Shelton Officiates

Trace Adkins Marries Victoria Pratt as Blake Shelton Officiates

Trace Adkins, 57, and actress Victoria Pratt, 48, got married in New Orleans on Oct. 12  . . . with a very special wedding officiant conducting the service: Blake Shelton. Trace’s official Instagram account shared a photo of the trio during the ceremony, saying: “Join us in congratulating Trace & Victoria! They tied the knot…MORE

Photo Gallery: Dolly Parton Celebrates 50 Years as Opry Member With 2 Show Featuring Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Margo Price & More

Photo Gallery: Dolly Parton Celebrates 50 Years as Opry Member With 2 Show Featuring Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Margo Price & More

The Grand Ole Opry celebrated Dolly Parton’s 50th anniversary as an Opry member on Oct. 12 with two sold-out shows honoring the country icon. Special guest performers included Dierks Bentley, Emmylou Harris, Chris Janson, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Margo Price, Hank Williams Jr., and more. Dolly took the stage during both shows (7 p.m. and…MORE

Dwight Yoakam to Receive BMI President’s Award

Dwight Yoakam to Receive BMI President’s Award

Born in Kentucky. Raised in Ohio. Perfected in California. That’s the ol’ Dwight Yoakam adage. It’s no secret the Kentucky native gave Nashville a try in 1977 before becoming disinterested with the city’s pop-country proclivity. Instead, he boot-scooted across the heartland to California, where he found himself better suited to the L.A. Cowpunk scene with…MORE

Sam Hunt Drops Friendly New Single, “Kinfolks” [Listen]

Sam Hunt Drops Friendly New Single, “Kinfolks” [Listen]

Sam Hunt dropped his first new single in more than a year with the release of “Kinfolks” on Oct. 10. Penned by Sam with frequent collaborators Zach Crowell, Jerry Flowers and Josh Osborne, “Kinfolks” will impact country radio on Oct. 14. “When I think of ‘kinfolks,’ when I think of that phrase, I think of…MORE

Dolly Parton’s 50th Anniversary Show at the Opry to Air on NBC

Dolly Parton’s 50th Anniversary Show at the Opry to Air on NBC

If you don’t have tickets to Dolly Parton’s 50th anniversary show at the Grand Ole Opry on Oct. 12, you can still catch all of the action on TV—albeit six weeks later. The two-hour TV special, Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Grand Ole Opry, will debut on NBC on Nov. 26 at 9 p.m.…MORE

CMT Announces Performers & Presenters for “Artists of the Year” TV Special

CMT Announces Performers & Presenters for “Artists of the Year” TV Special

CMT announced that its Artists of the Year celebration on Oct. 16 at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center will feature performances by Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Thomas Rhett, Ashley McBryde, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum and more. Award presenters will include Vince Gill, Maddie & Tae, Bobby Bones, Johnny Galecki, Lauren Akins and Lonnie…MORE

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