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Allister AnnKenny Chesney will not only sing Monday on Late Night with Seth Meyers, he’ll also do a rare interview.

It’s the East Tennessee native’s first TV appearance since his Live in No Shoes Nation album debuted at #1 on the all-genre album chart, and he started the Love for Love City Foundation to help the Virgin Islands in the wake of recent hurricanes.

“Obviously, anyone who knows me knows I’m supposed to be on a beach right about now,” Kenny says candidly. “But to share everything that’s happened with the Virgin Islands, the animal rescue, this amazing live record the fans really created -- well, I can endure some snow for that!”

Kenny will also perform “Jesus and Elvis” -- a track from his Grammy-nominated Cosmic Hallelujah album -- for the very first time. You can catch Late Night with Seth Meyers Monday at 12:35 p.m. on NBC.

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Credit: Joseph GuayMiranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren Morris and Keith Urban will pay tribute to the legendary Elton John at a special concert January 30 at Madison Square Garden.

The show will take place in New York City two days after the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, which will be held in the Big Apple in 2018 as well. Pop stars Miley Cyrus, Kesha, John Legend and Sam Smith are set to take the stage too.

Tickets for the show go on sale Monday at 12 p.m. ET. Elton John:  I’m Still Standing -- A Grammy Salute will be recorded for broadcast as a CBS special later in the year.

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ABC/Image Group LAKelsea Ballerini may be off the road for 2017, but you can still catch her in concert tonight on AUDIENCE Network.

This evening's one-hour special was captured this fall at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena during the final, sold-out night of Lady Antebellum’s You Look Good World Tour.

You can preview Kelsea’s performance of her latest hit, “Legends,” on YouTube now, ahead of the show’s 9 p.m. ET premiere tonight on AUDIENCE Network.  

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Comstock/Thinkstock The late Keith Whitley both co-wrote and sang on this track from Alan Jackson's 1993 holiday album, Honky Tonk Christmas. Can you name it? ANSWER: "There's a New Kid in Town."

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ABC/Image Group LA Friday night, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood kick off the second of three weekends at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, as they move closer to bringing the North American leg of their World Tour to a close.

“It’s been pretty non-stop, but it’s been great,” Trisha says, looking back on the couple's more than three-year run. “I think we are tired. Garth says we’re tired and wired, because I think we really are tired, but we are really having a great time.”

She adds:  “I mean, it’s an experience that I think we all know is special. And so even though it’s coming to an end, this portion of the tour -- we’re not gonna be done, we’re gonna do other things -- I think it’s a little bittersweet, because I think everybody’s really ready for a nap, but at the same time, we’ve really enjoyed it.”

When she’s not supporting her husband on tour, Trisha also has another full-time gig, running a culinary empire that features her Saturday-morning show on Food Network.  So what does the host of Trisha’s Southern Kitchen take to a holiday party?

“A lot of people bring sweets to Christmas parties, because everybody’s got a dessert,” Trisha says. “But you know, you’ve got to have something salty. So I’m usually the girl that will bring, like Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese. It might not scream Christmas to you, but… that’ll be the thing that will be gone -- devoured!”

You can tune in for Trisha’s Southern Kitchen Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. ET on Food Network.

After three shows this weekend, two more Nashville dates still remain for Garth and Trisha, on December 22 and 23.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Newcomer Kassi Ashton is the newest artist signed to UMG Nashville. Look for the debut single from the Missouri native on MCA Nashville sometime in early 2018.

California native Tyler Rich has signed both recording and publishing contracts with Big Machine.

You can check out the new lyric videos for both Keith Urban’s “Female” and Luke Combs’ “One Number Away” on YouTube now.

If you missed Vince Gill and Amy Grant’s Christmas segment from their Nashville home on the Today show Thursday, you can watch it online.

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ABC/Image Group LA As Florida Georgia Line works on their fourth studio album and prepares to open a new creative complex in Nashville, Tyler Hubbard has another major project in the works:  He and his wife Hayley are preparing to welcome their firstborn any day now.

Though the two were initially told they were having a boy, Tyler tells ABC Radio he’s now really looking forward to having a daughter.

“We’re both so, so excited, especially Hayley,” he says. “I think it’s gonna be amazing to have a little mini-Hayley running around the house. So, you know, I’m prepared to become very, very soft. I know that’s gonna happen,” he smiles.

But Tyler admits he’s going to try not to be a total pushover when it comes to his little girl.

“I’m still gonna, you know, try to be a good disciplinarian and all that good stuff,” he adds. “But we’re excited. December 20 couldn’t get here fast enough. So we can’t wait.”   

Tyler and his musical partner Brian Kelley are set to perform on the Hollywood portion of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018. You can watch for FGL starting at 8 p.m. ET Sunday, December 31 on ABC.

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ABC/Image Group LAIn the new video for Morgan Evans’ debut single, the leading man initially loses out on a chance to “Kiss Somebody” after a date.  But thanks to a serenade from the Aussie singer/songwriter and some extreme slow-motion, the wanna-be Romeo is able to double back and make good on the smooch.

You can check out the “Kiss Somebody” video at CMT.com now.  In real life, Morgan has been kissing somebody himself:  Kelsea Ballerini, whom he wed December 2 on the beach in Mexico. 

It’ll be a busy 2018 for the couple:  Morgan heads out on the Down Home Tour with Cole Swindell in January, before hitting the road on Chris Young’s Losing Sleep World Tour in April.

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UMeThis year, Reba McEntire re-issued her latest yuletide offering, 2016’s My Kind of Christmas, in a new deluxe edition. But that’s not the only Reba holiday album that’s getting a special treatment in 2017.

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the Oklahoma native’s first seasonal set, 1987’s Merry Christmas to You, is being re-released on vinyl. The double-platinum album was initially available as a 33 1/3 record with its original cover, featuring a short-haired Reba. The new version opts for the second cover that came out in the nineties, featuring a more glammed-up photo of the country icon, showing off her considerable mane.

Reba hosts this year’s CMA Country Christmas special on ABC, and one of her guests is getting a holiday re-issue as well. Lady Antebellum’s gold 2012 album, On This Winter’s Night, gets its first vinyl incarnation this year. You can see Lady A perform the tracks “This Christmas” and “Silver Bells” when the CMA Christmas special re-airs Thursday, December 21 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

Darius Rucker’s 2014 offering, Home for the Holidays, is also available for the first time on vinyl this season. Watch for Darius’s version of “Winter Wonderland” on Disney Parks’ Magical Christmas Celebration Christmas morning on ABC.

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ABC/Image Group LA If you’d like to feel like you had a front-row seat to Kelsea Ballerini’s wedding to Morgan Evans earlier this month,  People has that all lined up for you.

In addition to a spread in the magazine's latest edition, you can check out an 11-minute feature shot on the beach December 2 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico at PeopleTV.com.

Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley was one of the one hundred guests at the intimate affair, which was organized by the same planner who did Carrie Underwood’s 2010 wedding.

After delivering vows they wrote themselves, Kelsea and Morgan’s ceremony wrapped with a twist: the bride and groom led the crowd in a tequila shot -- a throwback to the pair’s first meeting in March of 2016 at an Australian awards show in Morgan’s homeland.

“He was like, ‘Let’s take a shot,’” Kelsea recalls. “I remember taking that shot and putting it down and looking at him like, ‘Oh…he’s superhot.’ Later that night he leaned over and asked if he could kiss me, like a proper gentleman, and I said yes.”

After a reception that included Mexican food and margaritas, Kelsea and Morgan took their party-goers for an impromptu dip in the pool.

You can read more about the #HappilyEvansAfter wedding in the new edition of People.

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ABCThe New Year’s Eve party in Los Angeles just got a little bit larger.

Florida Georgia Line is joining the West Coast lineup for Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018. That’ll give the duo the opportunity to perform both of their current, hit pop collaborations: “Meant to Be” with Bebe Rexha and “Let Me Go,” with Hailee Steinfeld and Alesso.

Kane Brown and Kelly Clarkson are also on the Hollywood portion of the annual celebration, which marks its 46th incarnation this year. Sugarland will reunite to deliver new music from New York City’s Times Square as well.

The five-and-a-half hours of music and entertainment start at 8 p.m. ET Sunday, December 31 on ABC.

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ABC/Mark LevineWhen dad happens to be a country superstar, it might be easy for your list for Santa to get a little long.  But this year, Luke Bryan says his sons Bo and Tate are keeping it in check.

“You know what? They're doing pretty well,” the award-winning star says. “We haven't currently seen a Christmas list yet, but they're kinda spoiled all the time. So we don't go uber over-the-top during Christmas. We try to do a nice balance.”

The “Light It Up” hitmaker does have his priorities, however. On December 25, he likes to make sure Santa has left behind plenty of packages.

“At the end of the day, I like to look under the tree and make sure we have a lot of presents,” Luke says. “I mean, even if it's, you know, a pack of bubbles --- just something where they have a lot of stuff to unwrap and go crazy about. It's not necessarily...all this crazy, expensive stuff.”

The Georgia native released a new version of “O Holy Night” this holiday season. You can catch him performing it December 21 at 9 p.m. ET, when this year’s CMA Country Christmas special re-airs on ABC.

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Comstock/ThinkstockTwenty years ago this week, LeAnn Rimes made her acting debut in this ABC movie that co-starred Broadway legend Bernadette Peters. Can you name it? ANSWER:  Holiday in Your Heart.

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ABC/Mark LevineThere’s no denying country music is in the middle of a baby boom right now.

Already this month, both Jason Aldean and Dylan Scott have welcomed their first sons, while Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard is awaiting the birth of a little girl later in December. Also on the list for a yuletide arrival? Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood.

“It's not gonna be a 'Silent Night' this Christmas for us,” he jokes. “We are having a baby the week before Christmas. So, we'll be up all night and it's gonna be a beautiful time....it could be a Christmas baby, you don't know. But we're thrilled and it just makes it that [much] more special this holiday season.”

While Dave’s son Cash will soon be a big brother, Dave says that’s not what the three-year-old is most focused on these days.

“My son loves...presents and candy. He's so hyper-focused on presents and candy. I haven't yet explained the full story -- Santa, Jesus, you know, kinda go through the stories of the holidays. But he's obsessed with presents, so we'll be spending all of our time on that probably,” he laughs.

Dave’s bandmate Hillary Scott is also expecting -- she's having twin girls, though they’re not due until February.

You can catch Lady A doing both “Silver Bells” and “This Christmas” on this year’s CMA Country Christmas special, which re-airs Thursday, December 21 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockYou can catch Vince Gill and Amy Grant in a holiday segment recorded at their Nashville home Thursday morning during the 8 a.m. hour of NBC’s Today show.

Kenny Chesney will stop by Late Night with Seth Meyers on Monday.  You can catch his appearance starting at 12:35 a.m. ET on NBC.

Taylor Swift’s 2008 album Fearless has received diamond certification from the RIAA, after selling more than ten million copies.

Scotty McCreery has recorded a version of the yuletide classic ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas as a gift to his fans. You can check out Scotty’s version of the story by Clement Clarke Moore on SoundCloud.

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ABC/Heidi Gutman2017 brought us the magic of Amazon's Alexa, which allowed music fans everywhere to listen to their favorite songs without knowing the song title or the artist name.  All you had to do was say, "Alexa, play the song that goes...." or "Play the song with the lyrics..." and you were good. 

Now, Amazon has released the song lyrics that users quoted the most when asking for songs, and three country titles rank among the top 15, which is otherwise made up of pop and rap tunes.

According to published reports, Brett Eldredge’s “Somethin’ I’m Good At” is tops when it comes to country, coming in at #9, immediately followed by Old Dominion's “No Such Thing as a Broken Heart” at #10. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill check in at #12 with “Speak to a Girl.”

Here’s the complete list of the top 15 most-requested lyrics on Alexa:

1. “…I just wanna Roley, Roley, Roley…" ("Roxex," Ayo & Teo)
2. “…I'm a rebel just for kicks…" (“Feel It Still,” Portugal. The Man)
3. “…swish, swish, bish…" (“Swish Swish,” Katy Perry)
4. "…push me to the edge, all my friends are dead…" ("Xo Tour Llif3," Lil Uzi Vert)     
5. "…I’m in love with the shape of you…" ("Shape of You," Ed Sheeran)    
6. "…I’m weak, and what’s wrong with that…" ("Weak," AJR)
7. "…I want something just like this…" ("Something Just Like This," The Chainsmokers & Coldplay)
8. "…I’m in love with your body…" ("Shape of You," Ed Sheeran)           
9. "…I finally found something I’m good at…" ("Somethin' I'm Good At," Brett Eldredge)       
10. "…love like there’s no such thing as a broken heart…" ("No Such Thing as a Broken Heart," Old Dominion)
11. "…I don’t wanna be alive…" ("1-800-273-8255," Logic feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid)           
12. "…that’s how you speak to a girl…" ("Speak to a Girl," Tim McGraw & Faith Hill)
13. "…that’s what lovers do…" ("What Lovers Do" Maroon 5 feat. SZA)         
14. "…wake up in the morning then I dab…" ("Lean and Dabb," iLoveMemphis)
15. "…if we go down, we go down together…" ("Paris," The Chainsmokers)  

Meanwhile, Amazon Music Unlimited has released a list of this year's most-played tracks on the service, with hits by Sam Hunt, Brett Young, and Luke Combs all making the ranking.

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ABC/Image Group LAReba McEntire will go back to her beginnings on Thursday, as she sings “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

The Oklahoma native grew up on a ranch led by her father, who was a champion steer roper.  Reba even competed as a barrel racer, though she’s often joked she wasn’t a very good one.

It was Reba’s rendition of the national anthem at the 1974 National Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City that set the wheels in motion for the Country Music Hall-of-Famer to land her first recording contract.

You can watch for Reba’s performance starting at 10 p.m. ET Thursday on CBS Sports Network, with a rebroadcast set for 1 a.m. ET.

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ABC/Image Group LAIf you check out RaeLynn’s Instagram feed, you’ll find a sight usually reserved only for primetime network Christmas specials: Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and newcomer Russell Dickerson, along with their wives, all decked out in Dickens-era caroling attire.

A post on Tyler’s wife Hayley’s feed reveals that “Yours” hitmaker Russell may actually be sporting a full-size green velvet onesie as he and the #CountryCarolers embark on their #1stAnnual mission to spread holiday cheer.  One of their initial stops was apparently RaeLynn’s house.

“The Official party crashers,” RaeLynn shared, along with more pictures and front-porch video of the troop singing “Deck the Halls” and “White Christmas.”

“Caroling from some of my favorite humans," she added. "Thank god for security cameras."

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Comstock/ThinkstockThis two-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year recorded one of the first versions of the modern Christmas classic "Mary, Did You Know?" on her Grammy-winning 1993 holiday album, Good News. Can you name her? ANSWER:  Kathy Mattea.

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ABC/Image Group LAIn years past, Chris Young has confessed that he loves to deck out his mom and dad’s yard for the holidays with the most outrageous decorations he can find.

The It Must Be Christmas singer admits his December tradition even overshadows his own decorations at home.

“I'm the kind of person that, like I always do a real tree, and my family definitely always does a real tree,” he explains. “And what normally ends up happening is I don't do too much to my house, but it ends up looking like the Griswold family Christmas party in my parents' yard every year.”

And when Chris feels like evoking scenes from the yuletide classic Christmas Vacation on his parents’ lawn, he says bigger is definitely better.

“At least three years, there's been more than a 7-foot inflatable at minimum. And not just one, but I'm saying, like, the biggest one that I can find. So that happens every year. I know where all of those boxes are in their house, they're all numbered. It's a thing!” he laughs.

Chris’s latest single, “Losing Sleep,” is currently in the top ten. If you missed his duet with Alan Jackson on this year’s CMA Country Christmas special, you can catch it Thursday, December 21 when it re-airs at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

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