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Tyler Golden/NBCIf there are two things Dolly Parton loves as much as butterflies and blonde wigs, they’re likely rainbows and Miley Cyrus. The superstar gets the chance to combine the two in a new duet on the pop star’s upcoming album.

Dolly recorded “Rainbowland” for Miley’s sixth studio project, Younger Now, which comes out September 29.  Dolly’s first children’s record, I Believe in You, follows digitally a week later, with physical copies coming October 13.

The Country Music Hall-of-Famer adopted Miley as her goddaughter soon after recruiting her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, to duet with her and star in the “Romeo” video back in 1993. Since then, Dolly’s supported Miley in a variety of ways, including guest-starring on Hannah Montana and even going so far as to sing the show’s theme song on tour.

Dolly's dabbling in the pop world quite a bit these days: she recently recorded a duet version of her 1980 classic, "Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You," with Kesha, a song that was written by the "Tik Tok" hitmaker's mother, Pebe Sebert.

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Webster Public RelationsCountry Music Hall-of-Famer Don Williams will be remembered in a memorial service next Wednesday in the Hall’s CMA Theater.

The man known as “the Gentle Giant” passed away earlier this month at the age of 78 after a short illness.

The Nashville service will start at 4:30 p.m. CT and be open to Williams’ family, friends, and members of the music industry.

During his career, the Texas native scored 45 top ten singles on the Billboard chart, including 17 number ones, including “I Believe in You,” “Lord I Hope This Day Is Good,” and “You’re My Best Friend.” He also appeared as himself in the movie Smokey and the Bandit II.

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ABC/Image Group LA Jason Aldean’s annual Concert for the Cure will take place this year during his They Don’t Know tour stop in Louisville, Kentucky.

October 20, the two-time ACM Entertainer of the Year will give a part of the proceeds from every ticket he’s sold all year to the breast cancer organization Komen Kentucky. It’s a tradition he started back in 2004, after he lost a close friend to breast cancer.

“As long as I have the chance, I will do my part and raise awareness for this cause,” Jason says. “My fans keep fighting the battle with this terrible disease along with us, and our dream is that nobody has to fight the disease anymore.”

In all, the Georgia native has raised more than $3 million for the Susan G. Komen organization in the fight to end breast cancer.

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Mercury NashvilleGet ready to see a whole lot more of Shania Twain, as she amps up her TV appearances to promote her new album, NOW, which comes out next week. 

First, Shania guest stars as a fictionalized version of herself on the Comedy Central series, Broad City. The show centers around two twenty-something Jewish women trying to make it in the Big Apple.

In Shania's episode, she's tempted to give up on her workout, just so she can go home and watch Friends. You can catch her guest stint starting at 10:30 p.m. ET Wednesday on Comedy Central.

The Canadian country/pop superstar is also joining The Launch as a mentor, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The singing competition was founded by Big Machine CEO Scott Borchetta, and also stars Fergie from the Black-Eyed Peas and OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder.

The six-part talent search shoots in Toronto, and will premiere on Canada's CTV in 2018.

Shania's first studio album in 15 years, NOW, comes out September 29.

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ABC RadioMiranda Lambert came to Nashville’s Marathon Music Works to record a new episode of the PBS show Front and Center, but she ended up delivering some of the most personal insights yet into both her split from Blake Shelton and her subsequent relationship with Anderson East.

The Tuesday night CMA Songwriters Series concert paired the Texas native with the tunesmiths who helped her craft her CMA-nominated double album, The Weight of These Wings.

Shane McAnally recalled how devastated Miranda was when they wrote the set’s first single, “Vice.”

“I felt like you just took your heart out…” he remembered.

“I also brought a roller cooler,” Miranda quipped.

From there, things only got more confessional.

“I did get divorced in 2015,” the six-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year said candidly. “I did start drinking a lot, and I did go to [Midtown Nashville bars] Losers and Winners a lot.”

She admitted she started writing the track “Ugly Lights” on the way home from a trip to retrieve her car from the Music City hot spots.

The night’s theme seemed to be how Miranda’s nearest and dearest helped her both craft the album and work through her emotions at the same time, often drinking on what became known as her “magic porch.”  

“We’re all friends,” she explained. “I’m more than friends with one of ‘em. Welcome my boyfriend please, Anderson East!”

From there, the couple performed “Getaway Driver,” the first song they ever wrote together, and Miranda’s revelations continued.

“After we wrote that song we got in a big fight, because that’s how it goes,” she laughed. “I said, ‘Are you gonna break up with me? He said, ‘I think I’ll wait 60 years.”

That experience inspired the tune “Pushin’ Time.”

Near the end of the night, Miranda revealed she’d made the last-minute decision to fly her mom and dad in from the Lone Star State on Monday night. She recalled how a song she wrote with her father was the first one that helped her grab national attention on the singing competition Nashville Star, before bringing Rick Lambert out to duet on “Greyhound Bound for Nowhere.”

You can experience the evening for yourself in early 2018, when the show airs as part of Front and Center’s 8th season on PBS. The episode will likely air in February, after the new season starts after the first of the year.

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Comstock/Thinkstock Forty-three years ago this week, Country Music Hall-of-Famer Don Williams scored the first of many #1 hits with this song. Can you name his initial chart-topper from 1974? ANSWER:  "I Wouldn't Want to Live If You Didn't Love Me."

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ABC/Image Group LALittle Big Town is hitting the road, and taking Midland and Kacey Musgraves along for the ride.

The group has announced The Breakers Tour, which will kick off February 8 in Oklahoma City and stop in 26 cities, including a show at New York's famed Radio City Music Hall.  All three acts will appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this evening to give you a preview of the tour.

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. local time. Two special experiences will be offered: "Happy People" and "The Breaker," featuring meet-and-greets, a Q&A session, exclusive merchandise and more.  Visit LittleBigTown.com for full details on that.

The tour comes in support of LBT's latest album, The Breaker, and follows on the heels of their four CMA nominations.  The group initially supported the album with a year-long residency at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.

Here are the tour dates:
       
2/8 -- Oklahoma City, OK, Chesapeake Energy Arena
2/9 --  Austin, TX, Frank Erwin Center
2/10 -- Grand Prairie, TX, Verizon Theatre - Grand Prairie
2/15 -- Columbus, OH, Schottenstein Center
2/16 -- Rosemont, IL, Allstate Arena
2/17 -- Toledo,    OH, Huntington Center
2/22 -- Wilkes-Barre, PA, Mohegan Sun Arena
2/23 -- Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun
2/24 -- New York, NY, Radio City Music Hall
3/2 --  Reading*, PA, Santander Arena
3/3 --  Washington, D.C.,  Anthem
3/15 -- Green Bay**, WI, Resch Center
3/16 -- Duluth*,  MN, Amsoil Arena
3/17 -- Grand Forks, ND, Ralph Engelstad
3/22 -- Grand Rapids, MI, Van Andel Arena
3/23 -- Cedar Rapids, IA, U.S. Cellular Center
3/24 -- Sioux City, IA, Tyson Events Center
4/5 -- Minneapolis, MN,  Target Center
4/6 -- Milwaukee, WI, BMO Harris Bradley Ctr
4/7 -- St. Louis, MO, Chaifetz Arena
4/19 -- Greensboro, NC, Greensboro Coliseum
4/20 -- Greenville, SC, Bon Secours Wellness Arena
4/21 -- Atlanta, GA, Infinite Energy Arena

*Local on-sale 12pm local time.
**Local on-sale 11am local time.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Willie Nelson and the Boys:  Willie’s Stash Vol. 2 will be released October 20. It’s the second in a series of recordings by the Red-Headed Stranger and his sons Lukas and Micah, as they perform a selection of country classics, including seven tunes written by Hank Williams Sr.

Newcomer Jacob Davis and his wife Whitney are now the parents of two little girls. New addition Lane Elizabeth joins big sister Percy.

RaeLynn will play Wednesday, October 18 at the Club Bar & Grill at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. All proceeds from the show will go to hurricane relief.

You can get to know new Warner Brothers artist Ryan Kinder a little better by checking out the video for his new single, “Still Believe in Crazy Love.”

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ABC/Image Group LA It seems Jimmy FallonLittle Big TownKacey Musgraves and Midland must have a little something up their sleeves.  

The three country hitmakers are set to be the musical guests on The Tonight Show Wednesday, though it’s not clear exactly why they’re teaming up -- or what they’ll be doing. Find out starting at 11:35 p.m. ET on NBC.

Little Big Town’s media tour of the Big Apple continues on Friday, as the CMA and ACM Vocal Group of the Year stops by The View, and it’s a good bet they’ll sing their latest hit, “When Someone Stops Loving You.”

“Yeah, we love this song… and we do like a good 6/8 country ballad,” Karen Fairchild jokes, as the rest of the band laughs.

“When Someone Stops Loving You” comes from two of the same writers behind LBT’s smash 6/8 ballad, “Girl Crush”: Lori McKenna and Hillary Lindsey, along with Chase McGill.

“I love the kind of, like, everyday man's poetry that's in that song,” Karen continues. “You know, it's like we've all felt that and I love that it says, 'It don't make the evening news.' I think when we heard the demo of them singing it when they wrote it, we were like, 'Gah!' Everybody else's life goes on, and you're back there in pain, and this song really says that really well.”

The third single from Little Big Town’s CMA-nominated The Breaker album is currently making its way up the country chart. You can see them on The View starting at 10 a.m. Friday on ABC.

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ABC/Mark LevineThomas Rhett is feeling the love this week: his new album, Life Changes, tops both the all-genre Billboard 200 and the country albums chart.

“It blows my mind to have a #1 album,” he tells Billboard. “I feel like we started working on this project the moment we put out Tangled Up in 2015, so it’s the end of a couple of years of hard work and growth.”

“It’s an autobiographical album in a lot of ways,” TR continues, “which makes it really personal. So for it to be received the way that it has is extra gratifying. And to be the first country artist this year to have a #1 on the all-genre chart is really humbling.”

This week, the record’s second release, “Unforgettable,” also breaks into the top 10 on the singles chart. That makes it the tenth top 10 hit of Thomas’s career.

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ABC/Image Group LA Native Texans Clint Black, the Eagles’ Don Henley, and Lyle Lovett are coming together to stage their own fundraiser for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Helping Texans:  A Hurricane Harvey Benefit Concert will take place Tuesday, November 28 at Bass Hall in Fort Worth, Texas.

“We all watched on the news as Harvey destroyed much of Southeast Texas and Houston, my hometown,” Black says. “We braced ourselves through the night as the flood waters grew closer to our family’s doorsteps in Houston and Katy. My mom, brothers, niece and nephews were all very fortunate and I knew I had to find a way to help those who weren’t so lucky..."

Tickets go on sale this Friday at BassHall.com. All proceeds will go to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund at the North Texas Community Foundation, with the three stars helping decide how the money is spent.

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Mercury NashvilleIn a little more than a week, we’ll get to hear Shania Twain’s first studio album in 15 years, in its entirety.

NOW is the Canadian superstar’s first new project since 2002’s diamond-certified Up!.

“A lot has changed since then,” Shania writes in a new essay in the current issue of InStyle. “I’m divorced and remarried, been diagnosed with Lyme disease, lost my singing voice, and had to rebuild my vocal chords.”

Shania says the only place things haven’t changed for her is onstage.

“Even now, when I’m all dolled up, I feel as though I’m the same person onstage,” she continues. “It’s a mood change more than anything. The minute I walk out there, I’m with everyone, and we’re at this party all together.”

The country/pop icon promises she even has some new catsuits to slip into when she hits the road on her world tour next year.

Shania continues to roll out clips of new songs like “Roll Me on the River” on social media, in advance of NOW’s September 29 release. The tracks “We Got Something They Don’t,” “Swingin’ with My Eyes Closed,” “Poor Me,” and “Life’s About to Get Good” are all available to stream or download now.

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RCA Nashville/Zone 4Kane Brown has the first top five hit of his career with “What Ifs,” a duet with Lauren Alaina, and he gives her a lot of the credit for the song's success.

Even though Kane is a relative newcomer and Lauren’s been around since she came in second on American Idol in 2011, they go way back: they first met in school in the Rossville, Georgia area.

Kane says that makes his first big hit even more special.

“It's cool, you know," he recalls. “In choir, I was really quiet, so she's the one that kinda got me to sing and get out of my shell. So it's cool that she accepted to sing on [‘What Ifs’], and I feel like she's a big part of why it's doing so good right now.”

Earlier this year, Lauren celebrated the first #1 of her career with “Road Less Traveled.” Her follow-up single, “Doin’ Fine,” is now climbing the chart.

The deluxe edition of Kane’s self-titled debut album, which adds four new songs, comes out October 6.

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Comstock/Thinkstock Miranda Lambert's 2005 debut album took its title from a fuel used in both households and jet planes. Can you name it? ANSWER:  Kerosene.

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ABC/Image Group LA Jon Pardi is on the verge of locking in his third #1 in a row with the uptempo “Heartache on the Dance Floor.”  But just because the California native delivers dancehall-ready anthems like that song and “Dirt on My Boots,” you shouldn’t expect to see him showing off his own fancy footwork.

“I'm not much of a dancer,” Jon confesses. “But I like it. People like it. People like to dance. Just because you don't want to dance, doesn't nobody mean else wouldn't want to dance.”

Still, when the spirit moves him, Jon admits he might bust a move.

“I just do what I want, shake some legs, spin around,” he says casually. “Sometimes when I'm playing I'll do a spin. Then I'll see my bass player do a spin, my guitar player do a spin. Like, it creates a chain reaction.”

You can check out Jon’s moves -- or lack of them -- on his Lucky Tonight Tour with Midland and Runaway June. It kicks off October 12 in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock The mother of the Gatlin Brothers -- LarrySteve and Rudy -- passed away on Friday night. Billie Doan Gatlin was 88.

Ashley McBryde is the newest artist signed to Atlantic/Warner Music Nashville. Her first single will be her already-popular track, “A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega.”  

You can check out the video for The Cadillac Three’s new single, “Dang If We Didn’t,” on YouTube now.

Nineties hitmaker John Berry has written and recorded the new song, “All Come Together,” to raise money for the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Collin RayeBryan WhiteTrick Pony’s Heidi Newfield, members of Restless HeartJohn Oates of Hall & Oates and more join him on the track, which will be available for download in the next two weeks. Meanwhile, you can watch the “All Come Together” music video on YouTube.

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Black River EntertainmentIt looks like Kelsea Ballerini is heading back to “High School” this Friday.

“Why would he want to change when every memory bows to him // 9.22,” Kelsea tweeted on Monday, along with a photo of herself posing in front of the bleachers in either a stadium or a gym.

It didn’t take long for Kelsea’s fans to figure out the “Peter Pan” hit maker was quoting the lyrics to her song “High School,” and that she plans to release it on Friday.

Kelsea wrote the track by herself after moving to Nashville, but had never recorded it until her forthcoming album Unapologetically. She’s frequently sung it in concert, however, and has always referred to it as one of her favorites.  

“High School” will be the third instant download available from Kelsea's sophomore album, due November 3. So far, if you pre-order Unapologetically, you can immediately download the first single, “Legends,” as well as the title track.

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Warner Music NashvilleChris Janson will mark the release of his sophomore album by hanging out at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

The Missouri native’s second release, Everybody, comes out Friday, and on Saturday, he’ll be the subject of a Songwriter Session in the Hall’s Ford Theater. If you can’t make it to Nashville for the free event, you can watch it online starting at 11:30 a.m. CT at CountryMusicHallOfFame.org/streaming.

Everybody’s lead single, “Fix a Drink,” is already a top ten hit. Chris will also play Nashville's Ascend Amphitheater on Saturday night with Sam Hunt and Maren Morris, as Sam's 15 in a 30 Tour passes through Music City.

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ABC/Paula LoboLady Antebellum’s drummer, Chris Tyrrell, already lives in a house full of women -- and that’s a situation that’s only growing.

You see, Chris is married to Lady A’s Hillary Scott, and the two already have a four-year-old daughter named Eisele. Last month, the couple revealed they’re expecting twins, after a particularly difficult miscarriage that inspired Hillary’s Christian hit, “Thy Will.”

“We are overjoyed to be having TWO more girls!” Hillary recently shared on social media, along with a photo of three tutus, along with matching shoes. 

“Now we wait with great expectation (and many prayers) for them to get here safely!” she added.

Bandmate Dave Haywood and his wife are also awaiting the birth of their second child.

Lady A’s new single is the title track from their latest album, “Heart Break.”

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The Valory Music Co.This week, Thomas Rhett bests his buddies Dustin Lynch and Kip Moore, debuting at #1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart.

Life Changes is TR’s first chart-topper on the tally, marking the best sales week of his career so far. It’s also the first country record to debut at the top of the all-genre ranking since Jason Aldean did last October with They Don’t Know.

For the record, Brett EldredgeZac Brown BandChris Stapleton and Brantley Gilbert all came close this year, managing to make it to #2 with their latest efforts.  

Dustin Lynch and Kip Moore both scored some bragging rights as well with their new albums this week. Dustin’s Current Mood comes in at #7, while Kip’s Slowheart is close behind at #10.

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