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Blake Shelton’s Oklahoma Tornado Benefit Show Tonight LIVE on WKDQ

Native Oklahoman Blake Shelton moved quickly to organize a benefit concert for his home state and the town of Moore, which was battered by a deadly tornado on Monday (May 20).

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Hayden Panettiere ‘Keeping Fingers Crossed’ for a Future in Country Music

Is 'Nashville' actress Hayden Panettiere using her role as the up-and-coming country music sensation Juliette Barnes as "practice" for her very own country music career? It seems likely.

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Billy Ray Cyrus Interview: ‘Change My Mind’ Star Continues to Count His Blessings After 20 Years of Making Music

In the 20 years that Billy Ray Cyrus has been making music, he has scored countless accolades and helped pave the road for many up-and-comers in the country music industry. But music isn't Cyrus' only forte. In addition to selling millions of albums and cranking out the hits since 1992, he has also taken over the big screen, trying his hand at acting, and plans to head to New York this month to prepare for his Broadway debut in 'Chicago.'

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Jana Kramer’s Plane Makes an Emergency Landing

In addition to being in the grip of fear herself, Jana Kramer gave her Twitter followers and her fans a big scare when she issued a real-time Twitter update while on a distressed plane yesterday morning. The singer tweeted that she was "terrified" that her flight was about to make an emergency touchdown back in Miami without landing gear. It was a true "Oh my God" moment.

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Hank Williams, Jr. Launching ‘Loud and Rowdy’ Radio Show

Conservative country star Hank Williams, Jr. is getting his own radio show just in time to weigh in on the presidential elections. The outspokenly gun-loving, liberal-hating singer is getting set to produce three two-hour radio shows that are slated to air in the weeks before Election Day.

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Lady Antebellum Hold Screening of Forthcoming ‘Own the Night World Tour’ Concert Documentary

When you're one of music's most successful groups, touring the world and selling millions of records, the next logical step is hitting the big screen, which is what Lady Antebellum is planning to do with the upcoming release of their 'Own the Night World Tour' documentary.

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Man Accused of Stealing Identity of Little Jimmy Dickens, Other Grand Ole Opry Stars

Police in Tennessee have arrested a man believed to have stolen the identity of some of the Grand Ole Opry's biggest stars, including Little Jimmy Dickens.

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Nicole Kidman Will Join Keith Urban During ‘American Idol’ Live Shows

It's not often you see country star Keith Urban and his wife Nicole Kidman, apart from one another. Of course, there are times -- like when Urban is on stage or Kidman is in front of a camera -- that they can't stand side by side. But that won't stop the actress from being in the wings when her hubby judges the upcoming season of 'American Idol.' She confirmed in a recent interview that she plans to watch the show from backstage.

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Willie Jones Surprises Judges by Singing Josh Turner’s ‘Your Man’ on ‘X Factor’

On Thursday night's (Sept. 20) North Carolina audition episode of 'X Factor,' Willie Jones -- a 17-year-old Louisiana native wearing an acid-washed denim vest and jeans and a boxtop Afro -- opened the show with a surprising and sensational rendition of Josh Turner's 'Your Man.'

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Martina McBride
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Martina McBride Wasn’t Aware That She’s Releasing a Greatest Hits Album

Surprise! We're releasing your greatest hits -- thought you might like to know! That's what a startled Martina McBride found out on Monday. But here's the twist: Instead of learning about the forthcoming release from RCA Records, her former label home of nearly 20 years, McBride read about the upcoming collection online.

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Country Singer Gracia Harrison Becomes Cowboy Blake Shelton’s ‘Sweetheart’ in ‘The Voice’ Season 3 Premiere

With the handful of country artists that have emerged from reality television in recent years, there was bound to be a standout country music singer in the batch of hopefuls spotlighted on Monday's (Sept. 10) 'The Voice' Season 3 premiere. After a rather bold audition with her yodel-infused cover of Patsy Montana's 1935 country classic 'I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart,' Illinois native Gracia Harrison had the daunting challenge of choosing between Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine as her superstar coach.

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Trace Adkins Says ‘Tough People Do’ Is for Anyone Who Believes in Hard Work

Trace Adkins says he wasn’t trying to make a political statement when he performed his new song, ‘Tough People Do,’ at the Republican National Convention earlier this week. The singer says the tube — referred to as a red, white and blue anthem of strength and courage at his website — is meant to remind Americans that the solution to fix this country is within all of us, regardless of political affiliation.

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