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CMAThomas RhettFlorida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard, and Luke Combs have all managed to score a Triple Play in the last twelve months.

Every year, the Country Music Association presents the Triple Play Award to songwriters who’ve managed to pen three #1 hits over the course of a twelve-month period.

“Unforgettable,” “Marry Me,” and “Life Changes,” are TR’s latest chart toppers, while Tyler wrote FGL’s “Meant to Be” and “Simple,” as well as Jason Aldean’s “You Make It Easy.”

Luke, meanwhile, composed his hits “Hurricane,” “When It Rains It Pours,” and “One Number Away.” He’ll also play a special edition of the CMA Songwriters Series on Tuesday, February 19 at Nashville’s Marathon Music Works.

Fellow honorees Nicolle GalyonAshley GorleyJosh KearChase McGill, and Josh Osborne will join him. They’ll be celebrated, along with songwriters Jesse Frasure and Shane McAnally, at a luncheon that same day.

Tickets to the February 19 show are available now at CMASongwritersSeries.com.

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ABC/Image Group LASince hosting the November 14 CMA Awards, Carrie Underwood's been laying low as she awaits the arrival of her second son.

But one day after the CMA Awards, she was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Just this week, Carrie posted her acceptance speech on her official YouTube channel

In front of a packed ballroom, the "Love Wins" hitmaker reveals she's much more nervous that she was hosting the previous night's CMAs, and goes on to say how proud she is to be from the Sooner State.

She also recalls how she always envisioned being a "famous country music singer" and thanks her fellow Okies who kept that dream alive.

"The only reason, in my head, as a child, that something that big and that grand and that amazing was possible," she told the crowd, "was because I had seen other people do it that were from places just like where I grew up."

"I saw Reba [McEntire]," she continued, "I saw Garth [Brooks], I saw Vince [Gill], I saw Toby [Keith], I saw Bryan White."

"And I'm sorry, honey," she said, addressing her husband Mike Fisher in the audience, "but when I was growing up, I was pretty sure I was gonna marry that guy," referring to Bryan.

In fact, it was '90s hitmaker White -- a fellow member of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame -- who actually inducted her.

You can check out Carrie's full speech on YouTube now. Meanwhile, the watch continues for baby #2, who's expected well before Carrie kicks off her Cry Pretty 360 Tour in May. 

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ABC/Image Group LALast week at his #1 party for “Drowns the Whiskey,” Jason Aldean revealed things were getting just a little bit stressful on the homefront: He’d just sold his house, had ten days to move, and the new one he’s building isn’t ready yet.

But unfortunately, the stress continues. His wife Brittany is expecting their daughter next month, and Wednesday night, she gave the couple’s followers an update on Instagram.

“Here’s a pic of us visiting our new house today and needless to say we are excited,” she shared, along with a photo with Jason at the construction site.

“So many questions about it all... so here we go!” she continued. “This is our dream home which we decided to build about a year ago. It will be WAY more kid friendly (room placement, etc) It’ll be done next year and we are in a temporary home until then…”

“We are excited for what the future holds as far as a home goes....” Brittany closed, “but for now, we are focusing on having baby number 2. Little Navy baby... you can come out anytime bc mommy is READY.”

Jason and Brittany plan to name their daughter Navy Rome. She'll join their one-year-old Memphis and Jason’s two older daughters, Keeley and Kendyl, in the Aldean family. So far, the couple hasn’t revealed exactly when in February she's expected to arrive.

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ABC/Image Group LALuke BryanCole Swindell, and Jon Langston are up to something.

First thing Thursday morning, the three simultaneously shared the same photo on their socials: A clean-shaven Luke stands in front with eyebrows raised, as a smiling Cole and Jon both peak out from behind him.

Luke has strong connections to both artists: He and Cole met through their alma mater, Georgia Southern, while Jon records for Luke’s new Universal imprint.

So far, we don’t know Luke’s touring plans for 2019, except for his fair and festival dates -- and the same is true for Cole. Jon, the newcomer in the group, is currently on his Prob’ly at a Bar Tour.

Next up, Jon plays Luke’s first Crash My Playa show next Wednesday in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Stay tuned to see what follows.

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Courtesy of The Recording AcademyDan Shay and Kacey Musgraves are included in the first round of performers announced for this year's Grammys.

They'll take the stage next month at L.A.'s Staples Center, along with fellow nominees Camila CabelloCardi BPost MaloneShawn Mendes, and Janelle Monae.

Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney grabbed their first-ever Grammy nomination this year for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for "Tequila."

Kacey could take home four trophies: She's up for the all-genre Album of the Year and Country Album for Golden Hour, as well as Best Country Solo Performance for "Butterflies" and Best Country Song for "Space Cowboy." 

You can tune in for Music's Biggest Night on Sunday, February 10. Alicia Keys will host the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, which start at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. 

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Newcomer Tenille Townes starts the adventure of a lifetime Thursday, as she sets out on the Burning Man Tour with Dierks Bentley.

"He is so incredibly kind, and I cannot wait for the opportunity to get to know him more on this tour, and get to watch the culture that he really cultivates out on the road," say says of her new tour mate.

"I've heard so much about his family out there, and how they take care of everybody," Tenille continues. "And to get to have a front-row seat to watch how that's done, and to watch how his show works, and how he just brings everybody together in an arena -- I'm dying to see the show and just get to learn from that all year long."

The fact that Dierks' tour kicks off in Tenille's native Canada adds another layer of excitement.

"I get to go back to the Canadian homeland," Tenille says with a smile, "so we're starting on the East and working our way across."

"And I'm gonna get to go play the arenas in Edmonton and Calgary that my family and I used to drive five or eight hours to to go see concerts as a little kid," she adds. "So that's gonna be a pretty crazy moment, and so cool to get to share that with my Canadian family up there."

So far, the most time Tenille's spent with Dierks and fellow opener Jon Pardi was when they shot a comical ice skating video to promote the trek. 

"I'll just say that was a really wonderful way to break the ice for all of us," she laughs. 

Tonight, Dierks, Tenille and Jon play Hamilton, Ontario, before continuing on to Ottawa and Oshawa on Friday and Saturday.

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Comstock/Thinkstock Nineteen years ago this week, Ricky Skaggs invited this two-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year to join the Grand Ole Opry. Can you name the lifestyle maven whose latest album is a collection of Frank Sinatra covers? ANSWER: Trisha Yearwood.

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Jamie NelsonMaren Morris is setting out to prove that girls rule the globe this year, as she kicks off her Girl: The World Tour.

The tour, which will take Maren to more than 40 U.S. and international tour stops, kicks off March 9 in Chicago, IL.  Cassadee Pope and RaeLynn will switch off as opening acts. Tickets go on sale to the general public January 22 at 10 a.m. local time.

Maren's new single "Girl" gets its official release later today, when it premieres across the nation's country radio stations at 5 p.m. ET.  Following the song's first play, it'll be made available to stream and download.

Maren's fan club pre-sales for all the dates will start at 10 a.m. local time on Friday, January 18.   Citi card members will also be able to purchase tickets starting on Friday.

Prior to the tour kickoff, Maren will perform February 1 in Riviera Maya, Mexico, as part of singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile's Girls Just Wanna Weekend.  And on February 15, she'll be in the Cayman Islands as part of the KAABOO Festival lineup.

The tour will encompass North America, Europe and Australia and New Zealand, as well as a number of major festivals.  It wraps up Down Under in August.

Here are the North American tour dates:

3/9 -- Chicago, IL, Riviera Theatre
3/13 -- Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
3/15 -- Kansas City, MO, Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
3/16 -- Oklahoma City, OK, The Criterion
3/18 -- Denver, CO, Fillmore Auditorium
3/19 -- Salt Lake City, UT, The Union
3/21 -- Portland, OR, Crystal Ballroom
3/23 -- Seattle, WA, Showbox SoDo
3/26 -- San Francisco, CA,  The Masonic
3/28 -- Anaheim, CA, House of Blues Anaheim
3/30 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Wiltern
4/11 -- Atlanta, GA, Coca-Cola Roxy*
4/12-14 -- Fort Lauderdale, FL, Tortuga Festival
4/18 -- Houston, TX, Revention Music Center*
4/19 -- Dallas, TX, Bomb Factory*
4/20 -- New Braunfels, TX, Whitewater Amphitheatre*
4/25 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Stage AE*
4/26 -- Philadelphia, PA, The Fillmore*
4/27 -- Boston, MA, House of Blues - Boston*
5/2 -- Washington, DC, Anthem*
5/3 -- Brooklyn, NY, Brooklyn Steel*
5/4 -- New York, NY, Terminal 5*
5/9 -- Saint Louis, MO, The Pageant*
5/10 -- Indianapolis, IN, Egyptian Room at Old National Centre*
5/11 -- Detroit, MI, The Fillmore Detroit*
6/15 -- Manchester, TN, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival       
6/21 -- Chicago, IL, LakeShake Festival
7/19 -- Brooklyn, MI, Faster Horses           
7/20 -- Eau Claire, WI, Country Jam USA
8/2 --  Merritt, BC, Merritt Rockin' River Festival
8/3 --  Duncan, BC, Sunfest Country
8/8-11 -- Oro, ON, Boots and Hearts Music Festival

Denotes Cassadee Pope as opener
*Denotes RaeLynn as opener

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Maren Morris is setting out to prove that girls rule the globe this year, as she kicks off her Girl: The World Tour.

The tour, which will take Maren to more than 40 U.S. and international tour stops, kicks off March 9 in Chicago, IL.  Cassadee Pope and RaeLynn will switch off as opening acts. Tickets go on sale to the general public January 22 at 10 a.m. local time.

Maren's new single "Girl" gets its official release later today, when it premieres across the nation's country radio stations at 5 p.m. ET.  Following the song's first play, it'll be made available to stream and download.

Maren's fan club pre-sales for all the dates will start at 10 a.m. local time on Friday, January 18.   Citi card members will also be able to purchase tickets starting on Friday.

Prior to the tour kickoff, Maren will perform February 1 in Riviera Maya, Mexico, as part of singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile's Girls Just Wanna Weekend.  And on February 15, she'll be in the Cayman Islands as part of the KAABOO Festival lineup.

The tour will encompass North America, Europe and Australia and New Zealand, as well as a number of major festivals.  It wraps up Down Under in August.

Here are the North American tour dates:

3/9 -- Chicago, IL, Riviera Theatre
3/13 -- Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
3/15 -- Kansas City, MO, Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
3/16 -- Oklahoma City, OK, The Criterion
3/18 -- Denver, CO, Fillmore Auditorium
3/19 -- Salt Lake City, UT, The Union
3/21 -- Portland, OR, Crystal Ballroom
3/23 -- Seattle, WA, Showbox SoDo
3/26 -- San Francisco, CA,  The Masonic
3/28 -- Anaheim, CA, House of Blues Anaheim
3/30 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Wiltern
4/11 -- Atlanta, GA, Coca-Cola Roxy*
4/12-14 -- Fort Lauderdale, FL, Tortuga Festival
4/18 -- Houston, TX, Revention Music Center*
4/19 -- Dallas, TX, Bomb Factory*
4/20 -- New Braunfels, TX, Whitewater Amphitheatre*
4/25 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Stage AE*
4/26 -- Philadelphia, PA, The Fillmore*
4/27 -- Boston, MA, House of Blues - Boston*
5/2 -- Washington, DC, Anthem*
5/3 -- Brooklyn, NY, Brooklyn Steel*
5/4 -- New York, NY, Terminal 5*
5/9 -- Saint Louis, MO, The Pageant*
5/10 -- Indianapolis, IN, Egyptian Room at Old National Centre*
5/11 -- Detroit, MI, The Fillmore Detroit*
6/15 -- Manchester, TN, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival       
6/21 -- Chicago, IL, LakeShake Festival
7/19 -- Brooklyn, MI, Faster Horses           
7/20 -- Eau Claire, WI, Country Jam USA
8/2 --  Merritt, BC, Merritt Rockin' River Festival
8/3 --  Duncan, BC, Sunfest Country
8/8-11 -- Oro, ON, Boots and Hearts Music Festival

Denotes Cassadee Pope as opener
*Denotes RaeLynn as opener

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CurbTonight, Dylan Scott sets his Nothing to Do Town Tour in motion with a sold-out show at New York City's Gramercy Theatre.

He tell ABC Radio, "I'm bringing Seth Ennis along, who also is a co-writer on 'Hooked,' and a good buddy of mine."

"It's gonna be a lot of fun. I mean, I've done a headlining tour before, but we're hitting some really, really fun towns [and] cities. So I'm looking forward to the venues we're playing and it's gonna be high-energy."

"Y'know, coming off 'My Girl' [reaching] #1 and then 'Hooked' going #2, and our next single, 'Nothing to Do Town," it's gonna be rowdy," the Louisiana native predicts.

Dylan's one-year-old son Beckett, and his wife Blair -- the inspiration behind "My Girl" -- won't be fixtures on the road, however, because there's simply not enough room at this point.

"We're still on one bus right now, and I've got ten guys on this bus," he explains. "So, you know how that goes. But my goal is to hopefully next year...move on to two buses and bring the family out and let them experience it with us."  

Dylan continues on to Boston, Massachusetts and Silver Spring, Maryland on Friday and Saturday. His new six-song EP, also titled Nothing to Do Town, comes out April 26.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Newcomer Seth Ennis will make his national TV debut Thursday on NBC's Today show, performing his latest single, "Call Your Mama." He kicks off the Nothing to Do Town Tour with Dylan Scott later in the day with a sold-out show at New York City's Gramercy Theatre. 

Hardy, who's currently on tour with Morgan Wallen before heading out with Florida Georgia Line this summer, will release his latest EP, Where to Find Me, on Friday. The singer/songwriter crafted Morgan's breakthrough, "Up Down," as well as FGL's latest single, "Talk You Out of It."

Stella Parton will mark five decades in the music business by releasing her fortieth studio album, Survivor, on March 29.

You can check out Cody Johnson's performance of his current hit, "On My Way to You," on NBC's Today show online, ahead of the release of his album, Ain't Nothin' to It, on Friday.

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ABC/Image Group LAKelsea Ballerini is getting “Lost in Japan” with her new recordings for the Spotify Singles series.

While Kelsea did do a little globe-trotting over the holidays, traveling to Australia to visit husband Morgan Evans’ family, this time, the Tennessee native is simply covering a platinum-selling pop hit by Shawn Mendes.

“When Shawn’s record came out, ‘Lost In Japan’ immediately was my favorite,” Kelsea explains. “I love the soft, flirty nature of the lyrics and thought it would be fun to put a stripped, country feel to it.”

"Lost In Japan" is originally sung from the viewpoint of a guy who's willing to get on a plane and fly "a couple hundred miles" to the hotel of a girl he can't get off his mind. Considering that Kelsea and Morgan are often hundreds of miles apart, it's easy to see why the song appealed to her.

You can check out Kelsea’s “Lost in Japan” cover on Spotify now, as well as a new version of her country hit “Miss Me More.”

Later this month, she hits the road with Kelly Clarkson on her Meaning of Life Tour, before kicking off her own Miss Me More trek in April.

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Courtesy Marathon PetroleumKane Brown now has four semi trucks, each one with a larger-than-life picture of him on its side...thanks to his tour partner, Marathon Petroleum.

The gas company is fueling Kane’s inaugural headlining tour, which is set to hit 22 cities before it wraps March 8.

“Headlining my first arena tour has been an amazing feeling,” Kane says, “and the support of everyone from the fans to my team to our partners, including Marathon, has meant the world to me.”

With opening weekend under his belt, Kane now has nineteen more concerts ahead on the trek, starting Thursday night in Independence, Missouri.

You can enter to win a road trip from Marathon to see the February 23 show in Youngstown, Ohio. Just go to MilesHaveMeaning.com/KaneBrown.com to find out more.

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ABC/Image Group LAMidland’s currently hard at work putting the final touches on their sophomore album.

“It’s coming. Finishing in the studio this week,” the trio tweeted in response to a fan who said he’s hoping for a new record in 2019. While we don't know exactly when new music from Midland will arrive, we do know it's on their record label's schedule for this year.

Meanwhile, Mark WystrachCameron Duddy, and Jess Carson are currently in country’s top ten with “Burn Out,” the third single from their debut, On the Rocks.

In the coming weeks, Midland will continue playing dates on their headlining Electric Rodeo Tour, which is scheduled through May, but starting next month, they'll also join Little Big Town and Ashley McBryde on the Canadian leg of The Breakers trek.  

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Jamie NelsonThe first taste of Maren Morris’ sophomore album is set to arrive on Thursday: Her new single, “Girl,” premieres simultaneously on country radio and digital platforms at 5 p.m. ET.

Maren co-wrote the empowerment anthem with Sarah Aarons, who also also crafted her Grammy-nominated pop smash with Zedd, “The Middle.”

“Girl, don’t hang your head low/Don’t lose your halo,” Maren sings on the R&B-influenced track. “Everyone’s gonna be okay, baby girl.”

“The time has finally come. I’ve been dying to share this with you all for forever & a damn day,” she shared on social media, along with the single’s cover.

“Girl” arrives almost three years to the day since her debut, double-platinum single, “My Church,” was released.

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Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images via ABCBlake Shelton and Gwen Stefani “are going to be announcing their engagement soon,” according to an unnamed source who Us Weekly quotes in its new issue.

In April, Gwen told Ellen DeGeneres she thinks about tying the knot “all the time,” and apparently for Blake, the feeling’s mutual.

“Blake has always wanted to marry Gwen,” Us Weekly’s source goes on to say, “but she’s always been extremely cautious because she has three kids to be mindful of.”

Gwen has three boys from her previous marriage to rocker Gavin RossdaleKingston, 12, Zuma, 10, and Apollo, 4.

Blake and Gwen have been together for about three years, following his surprise split from Miranda Lambert in the summer of 2015.

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ABC/Randy HolmesDustin Lynch can rest easy these days, knowing that his latest single, "Good Girl," has made it to the top of the country chart.  But ironically, the Tennessee native reveals that sleep can actually be hard to come by -- unless he's on the road, that is.

"I don't sleep great in my bed now. 'Cause I'm never in it!" he tells ABC Radio. "It's kinda frustrating."

"I sleep really well on the bus," he continues. "I got eleven hours the other night, and apparently we were sliding all over the road. There was a big ice storm; I didn't feel a bit of it."

"But, like, last night in my bed that's not moving, I'm waking up to every little creak," Dustin admits. "You know, living alone, you're always on guard."  

Dustin returns to the peaceful oasis of his bus in March to play several dates out West, before he sets out with Thomas Rhett for most of 2019.

Both TR and Dustin are set to play Luke Bryan's Crash My Playa concerts next week in Mexico.

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Comstock/Thinkstock Twenty-nine years ago this month, Reba McEntire made her motion picture debut in this film. Can you name this sci-fi flick that also stars Kevin Bacon? ANSWER: Tremors.

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ABC RadioWhen CMA and ACM Vocal Group of the Year Old Dominion hit the road this weekend on their Make It Sweet Tour, they'll be taking with them a piece of the previous winners, Little Big Town.

Backstage are wardrobe cases labeled Karen [Fairchild], Kimberly [Schlapman], and Jimi [Westbrook].

"Little Big Town donated them to us," Matthew Ramsey explains. "They heard we needed some..."

"We have one [crew] guy that came over," he continues. "He said, 'Actually, I think the guys in Little Big Town have some wardrobe cases that they're not using anymore."

"So we said, 'Well, let's buy 'em.' And...they said, 'Oh, no.' And they cleaned 'em up and they fixed 'em up and they sent 'em over to us and just gave 'em to us because they're such sweet people." 

"They showed up with their names on 'em, and they started to clean 'em off," Matthew recalls. "And we said, 'No, no, no, no, no. We want those names on there.'"

OD admits that's led to a bit of confusion backstage.

"The best part is at the end of the night, they get packed up and rolled onto a truck," Geoff Sprung points out. "So all the sudden, these text messages will start flying around to the production people going 'Is Kimberly still in the dressing room?'"

"Or if [the cases] are in a different spot," Matthew adds, "you'll get a text saying Karen and Jimi and Kimberly are backstage. They're not in the dressing room.'"  

No word on what happened to the case that belonged to LBT's Phillip Sweet.

OD kicks off their tour Friday in Chicago, while LBT cranks up the Canadian leg of their Breakers trek next month. 

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock 1996 CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Patty Loveless duets with Nathan Stanley on his new single, "All I Have to Offer You Is Me." Nathan is the grandson of the late bluegrass great, Dr. Ralph Stanley.

Newcomers Travis DenningRachel WammackAbby AndersonLevon, and Everette are among those set to play the Next from Nashville stage April 12-14 at the Tortuga Music Festival in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

"Rock On" hitmaker Tucker Beathard is the latest artist signed to Warner Music Nashville. He recently released the first part of his debut album, Nobody's Everything, independently. The second volume of the double record will follow on Warner.

If you missed Kane Brown doing the Experiment track "Homesick" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, you can watch his performance now on YouTube.

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ABC/Image Group LATim McGraw’s new gym concept, TRUMAV Fitness, will have its grand opening Friday in Nashville.

Tim realized his vision through a partnership with Snap Fitness and the gym’s owner, Wirth Campbell. Campbell played football at Auburn University and was on E!’s Very Cavallari reality show.

Friday’s festivities start with a ribbon-cutting at noon, followed by an open house and two free TRUFIT classes at 4 and 5 p.m. CT. The celebration continues with a three-hour party featuring food, drinks, a silent auction, giveaways, and a live DJ.

The TRUMAV concept is built on two different bootcamp classes: the basic TRUFIT workout, and the more advanced TRUMAV regimen, which you have to test into. You can find out more at TRUMAVFitness.com.

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