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Arista NashvilleWe'll have to wait until the September 11 premiere of Sunday Night Football to see Carrie Underwood's new open for the number-one show in primetime, but NBC plans to give us a little preview during its upcoming Olympic coverage.

For her fourth year performing the theme song, Carrie is mixing things up. She's crafted a new version of her 2014 hit with Miranda Lambert, "Somethin' Bad," transforming it into "Oh, Sunday Night" for the show. A dozen NFL players join her in the new clip.

You can get your first look at it August 5-21, during NBC's coverage of the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

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Warner Music NashvilleFrankie Ballard is lighting up “Cigarette” as the follow-up single to his top-15 hit, “It All Started with a Beer.” It happens to have been co-written by fellow performers Chris Stapleton and Kip Moore.

“’Cigarette’ is straight up and down just about lust,” Frankie says candidly, “and all you gotta do is listen to it to know what I’m talking about.”

You can check it out on YouTube, since “Cigarette” was part of the series of videos released in anticipation of Frankie’s new album, El Rio.

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Comstock/ThinkstockOriginally recorded in 1977 by Emmylou Harris on her Luxury Liner album, this Townes Van Zandt tune went on to be a #1 hit for Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard in 1983. Can you name it? ANSWER:  "Pancho & Lefty."

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Brett Eldredge promises his popular Bed Head Jams will return to Snapchat on Wednesday. He’s had to take a little break because he’s been on vocal rest to prepare for five shows in a row.

Willie NelsonNeil YoungSheryl CrowLee Ann Womack and Brothers Osborne will play the inaugural Outlaw Music Festival Sunday, September 18 in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Jennifer Nettles and Jerrod Niemann will headline this year’s Beach Bash September 9 in Wayzata, Minnesota.

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BMLGWhen you listen to Florida Georgia Line’s “H.O.L.Y.,” you’re not just hearing the duo’s eleventh career number one; both Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard agree-- you’re experiencing a more grown-up version of the boys that broke out with “Cruise” in 2012.

“We're at a good place in life and I think when the world heard about Florida Georgia Line, we were at the beginning of a lot of changes in our life, and we're just that age,” Tyler reflects. “It's bound to happen. We've met our wives. We've bought houses. We kinda went from boys to men,” he laughs. “Boyz II Men? The world began to open their eyes and see us when we were boys and then they got to experience the change in our music as well.”

Brian says the duo’s third album continues that theme.

“We're getting to put our lives into music, and that's what country music is, every step of the way," he says. "Whether it's… 'This is How We Roll,' 'Dirt,' 'Sundays,' 'H.O.L.Y.' or what we've got coming down the pipeline, we're gonna be honest and transparent with where we're at. There's no way around it for us. We've got to put out real music and music that we feel that we've lived.”

You can experience Florida Georgia Line’s next chapter when Dig Your Roots is released August 26.

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Image credit: Becky FlukeThanks to Miranda Lambert, lots of country fans are picking up a new “Vice.” Seven days after its release, Miranda’s new single sits at number one on Billboard’s Digital Country Songs tally, with 65,000 people downloading the tune in the three-and-a-half days before the chart closed for the week.

That’s enough to instantly make “Vice” a top-20 hit on the traditional airplay charts. It currently sits at number 18, making it the fastest-rising song of Miranda’s career. Previously, 2014’s ACM-and-CMA-winning Song of the Year “Automatic” held that record.

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Dot RecordsAerosmith frontman Steven Tyler's foray into country music has gotten off to a great start, as his twangy debut solo record, We're All Somebody from Somewhere, has bowed at #1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart. According to Nielsen Music, the album sold 17,000 copies during its first week of release, which also was good enough for a #19 debut on the Billboard 200 chart.

Tyler recorded We're All Somebody from Somewhere in Nashville, co-produced the album, and co-wrote most of the songs with various collaborators. Three singles have been released from the album so far -- "Love Is Your Name," "Red, White & You," and the title track.

In early July, the 68-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer launched a North American solo tour in support of the album called the …Out on the Limb trek, which is mapped out through a September 13 show in Toronto.

After his solo tour winds down, Tyler will rejoin Aerosmith for a series of concerts, including a September 17 appearance at the Kaaboo Festival in Del Mar, California, and a run of fall Latin American dates.

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Warner Music NashvilleAt his concert last weekend at Peck Fest in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, Chris Janson decided to donate all the profits from the sale of his merchandise to help the flood-ravaged state.

“It’s the right thing to do,” the “Holdin’ Her” hitmaker said. “I’ve played many nights here in West Virginia and the people have always treated me and my family so nice. It’s like a second home to me.”

Chris isn’t the only country star who’s pitched in to help after the state was hit hard by flooding about a month ago. Both Billy Ray Cyrus and Brad Paisley participated in a telethon to raise money, and at last check, Brad was closing in on $700,000 of his $1 million goal to help his home state through his GoFundMe account.

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BBR Music Group With signature hits like “Carolina,” “Close Your Eyes” and “Already Callin’ You Mine,” the guys in Parmalee aren’t exactly newcomers anymore. But lead singer Matt Thomas admits there are some things that will always give him a case of the butterflies.

“I mean the Opry is the only show we will probably always be nervous before we get on stage… It's so cool and so surreal,” he says, having played the historic venue not too long ago.

Tonight, Parmalee has the honor of kicking off the Opry’s Circle in the City concert series in New York’s Bryant Park. Even in Manhattan, Matt and bass player Barry Knox agree -- country fans all over America have a lot in common.

“I think the fans are the same,” Matt reflects. “There are country music fans walking all through these streets."

“It is amazing to go around the country,” Barry interjects, “and…  you have a certain outlook on a city… and all these country people just show up! It's crazy. It's awesome!”  

You can bet Parmalee’s emotional new single “Roots” will be part of their Tuesday-night set. If you’re not lucky enough to be in the Big Apple for the show, you can watch it at 8:30 p.m. ET on the Opry’s Facebook page.

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Comstock/Thinkstock Soon-to-be Country Music Hall of Famer Randy Travis scored his first Billboard #1 with this song in July of 1986. Can you recall its title? ANSWER:  "On the Other Hand."

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EMI Records NashvilleTuesday night, Hillary Scott & the Scott Family make their Grand Ole Opry debut, as they prepare for the release of their first album together, Love Remains, this Friday. Even though she's played country music's most famous stage before with Lady Antebellum, Hillary expects a completely different vibe being there with mom Linda Davis, dad Lang Scott and little sister Rylee.

“I can't believe it!” Hillary says. “In my wildest dreams, to be able to step on that stage together as a family… I'm just gonna need probably a box of tissues. Needs to be attached to my outfit somewhere!” she jokes.

While most fans know Hillary’s mom mainly for her work with Reba, many may not realize her father is in the business too. Hillary says her musical parents made sure their offspring were well-acquainted with country’s roots. “We grew up knowing… the Opry is the deal!” she emphasizes.

Hillary says that even holds true for her younger sibling.

“My little sister, even at 16, she's always begging my mom, 'Well, Loretta's gonna be there this weekend, we have to go!' 'Cause my little sister loves Loretta Lynn… They've just really instilled in us… 'You don't know where you're going unless you know where you've been, and where this genre has been.’ … So many family are coming in from all over and we're gonna have probably the whole section. You'll be hearing hootin' and hollerin' from a bunch of Texas cousins!”

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock There’s new music on the way from The Band Perry. Be listening for their new single, titled “Comeback Kid.”

Country Music Hall of Famers The Oak Ridge Boys will hit two dozen cities in sixteen states during their 2016 Christmas Celebration Tour. It starts November 15 in Branson, Missouri, and wraps December 22 in Burlington, Iowa.

Frankie Ballard is following his top-15 hit “It All Started with a Beer” with the new track “Cigarette,” from his album El Rio.

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Photo Courtesy of Big Machine RecordsHaving just released his first single, “There’s a Girl,” Trent Harmon is busy working to finish his debut for Big Machine Records. While we don’t know exactly how long it will be before the American Idol winner’s full album will be out, there is some new music to tide fans over.

The Arkansas native has re-recorded Gary Wright’s 1975 hit “Dream Weaver” for the new animated film Ice Age: Collision Course. It’s available as a bonus track on the digital release of the soundtrack.

Last week, Trent shared the stage with label mates Maddie & Tae at the Starkey Hearing Foundation’s fundraiser in Minneapolis. He also got to rub elbows with the likes of Jennifer Garner, Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper and Jay Leno.

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Columbia NashvilleIf you want to know what it’s like to hang out with Maren Morris in her backyard, the “My Church” hitmaker is issuing an invitation for you to check it out. You can vicariously visit Maren’s outdoor space at her East Nashville home, thanks to her partnership with the website Wayfair.

The home furnishings and décor retailer recently helped the newcomer trick out her patio dining space, adding a lounge with a fire pit and a cabana. You can check out pictures of the makeover at People.com, with the individual items available in a special section on Wayfair. Through August 22, you can also enter to win a trip for two to next November’s 50th CMA Awards in Music City.

Maren's follow-up to her breakthrough hit is her second single, "80's Mercedes." This weekend, she took in a screening of Star Trek Beyond with tourmates Keith Urban and Brett Eldredge.

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Courtesy BMLGThis week, “H.O.L.Y.” becomes Florida Georgia Line’s eleventh career number-one. It’s a milestone that puts the duo in a reflective mode.

“From the college guys we were when ‘Cruise’ came out to starting our families, it’s been really cool to see our fans and radio embrace the music BK and I make,” Tyler Hubbard says. “‘H.O.L.Y.’ is personally so special to us.”

“Tyler and I have been beyond blessed to have so much support throughout our career,” Brian Kelley agrees, “and are continually grateful when these moments happen. Here’s to digging a little deeper and soaring even higher with our fans every night out on the road!”

“H.O.L.Y” is the lead single from the pair’s third album, Dig Your Roots, which comes out August 26.

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Capitol NashvilleDierks Bentley will officially be “Somewhere on Beach” well into the fall. The “Different for Girls” hitmaker is extending his tour of the same name, adding a second leg that will go through the end of October. Current tourmate Randy Houser will continue on the ten new dates, while newcomer Drake White and The Big Fire will join Dierks after they wrap their work on Zac Brown Band’s Black Out the Sun trek.

The initial dates on Dierks’ tour conclude with a two-night stand at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre near Denver, Colorado. After a few days off, Dierks and company will fire up round number two, starting October 13 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

“We’re about 30 shows in so far, and I feel like we are just getting started,” Dierks says. “The songs from the new album are really connecting like nothing I’ve experienced before. The band and crew are in a great groove and we’re having the time of our lives out there… We’re going to make summer last as long as possible out here on the ‘Beach.’”

You can find the latest info on the new dates at Dierks.com, as pre-sales for the second leg of the Somewhere on a Beach Tour start Tuesday. This week, Dierks’ duet with Elle King, “Different for Girls,” breaks into the top 15.

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Blue Chair Bay/Columbia NashvilleKenny Chesney’s surprise new duet with Pink will be his next single. The opportunity to record “Setting the World on Fire” with the acrobatic pop star is one of the reasons the eight-time Entertainer of the Year decided to push back the release of his next album and change the title to Cosmic Hallelujah.

 “I wanted a song that packs all that joy, all that fun, all the energy that love is made of,” he says of the collaboration. “You can’t conjure a song that captures that feeling of being on the brink like this does. The lyrics are a perfect way of saying it, but when you feel that melody rise, the arrangement picking up momentum -- it’s bigger than you are, and all you want to do is throw yourself against the night. Then when Pink comes in -- well that just brings this [song] to life.”

The world will get its first chance to hear “Setting the World on Fire” when it’s released to radio Thursday at 5 p.m. ET. Cosmic Hallelujah, which features its top-10 first single “Noise,” is set for release October 28.

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ABC/Image Group LASaturday night, Keith Urban worked an impromptu version of The Temptations’ classic “My Girl” into his show as the Ripcord tour stopped in Albuquerque, New Mexico -- and the funny thing is, his duet partner happens to have a little history with Keith’s girl.

Actor Miles Teller was handpicked by Keith’s better half, actress Nicole Kidman, for his role in the 2010 film Rabbit Hole. You may’ve also seen him in the Divergent films or in The Fantastic Four.

His guest turn with Keith was likely inspired by his model girlfriend Kaleigh Sperry’s Instagram post last week of him playing and singing the Motown classic. You can check out his duet version with Keith on YouTube.

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Comstock/Thinkstock What was Kenny Chesney's first number one on Billboard's Country Singles chart? ANSWER:  "She's Got It All," in 1997.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Florida Georgia Line will soon release their own line of brown liquor, to be known as Old Camp Whiskey.

American Idol alums Carrie Underwood and Lauren Alaina exchanged affectionate tweets after Lauren opened for Carrie this Saturday in Monticello, Iowa.

Joey Feek is almost finished writing a new book about his shared journey with his wife Rory as she fought and eventually succumbed to cancer last March. It will be titled This Life I Lead, after his blog of the same name.

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