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As for his most impressive automotive skill,Thomas Rhett says he's pretty good at changing the oil while Florida Georgia Line's Brian says his dad taught him how to change a tire early on.

Luke Bryan says his two little boys do the cutest things. At Tate's baseball game the other day he ran the wrong way but it had everyone in the stands cracking up!
In their free time you'll find Florida Georgia Line working on their homes but they're hardly ever there, so that makes it quite a challenge to get anything done.

Colton from The Swon Brothers says the most romantic thing he's ever done was to leave 1,000 rose petals and candles in his house for his girlfriend that lead her to a fancy dinner he'd made all by himself.

Finally - Thomas Rhett's quite the chef and he told me his signature dish is marinated chicken but it's a secret recipe he won't share even tho I tried hard to get it from him.
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GARTH ANNOUNCES NEXT TOUR DATE & MORE!

The first southern stop on The Garth BrooksWorld Tour is Atlanta. It will be the first time Garth has played Atlanta in 18 years. The concert will be Friday, September 19th, 6:30 PM at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA.

Tickets will be on sale Friday, August 8th at 10:00 AM EST. There will be a six ticket limit per purchase. They can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000 or Ticketmaster Express 1-866-448-7849. Please note there will be no sales at the venue box office or Ticketmaster outlets on August 8th.

Tickets will cost $56.94 plus $4.56 tax, a $4.00 facility fee and a $6.00 service charge, totaling $71.50.
We don't know if they'll sell their 18,000-sq-ft mansion near Tulsa yet but right now Garth and Trisha are house hunting in Nashville which to me is kinda odd cause they already own a 6,000-sq-ft house with 300 acres in Goodlettsville, just 12 miles from town. Their place is recognizable by the train station-sized warehouse with a giant lower case "g" on its side.
Jake Owen says touring means his office changes daily and he gets to meet new people plus it also benefits his young daughter. Jake says, "there's so much education from traveling and I've seen her blossom into such a smart kid because she's able to see so many new things."
Brad Paisley leaked snippets from his upcoming album the other day and now he's leaking news his sister-in-law, Ashley Williams will co-star with comedian Jim Gaffigan in a TV Land series based on Jim's life. It debuts this fall and Brad says, "I love Gaffigan so I can't wait." I bet he ends up with a cameo on the show as well.
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LUKE BRYAN ANNOUNCES 6TH ANNUAL FARM TOUR & MORE!

Luke Bryan's 6th annual Farm Tour kicks off October 1 in Knoxville, Tennessee. It's 8 dates and the ticket pre-sale info's at lukebryan.com

Farm Tour 2014
October 1 Knoxville, Tennessee
October 2 Auburn, Alabama
October 3 Tallahassee, Florida
October 4 Gainesville, Florida
October 8 Statesboro, Georgia
October 9 Athens, Georgia
October 10 Columbia, South Carolina
October 11 Macon, Georgia
Toby Keith was the top country earner last year, according to Forbes. He raked in $65 million. #2 was Taylor Swift making $64 million. The rest of the Top 5; Chesney, Aldean and Luke Bryan.
On his upcoming album, 'I Don't Dance,' Lee Bricesays in making the new record, he was listening to everyone from Garth to Eminem. On one of the tracks, fans will think he's rapping, but Lee says he's just singing really fast.
As for what Chris Young looks for in a woman, he says, "somebody with a vision for what they do and someone who's passionate and driven is sexy."
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GARTH SELLS $11 MILLION IN TICKETS, TIM McGRAW SUED & MORE!














He was worried he wouldn't sell many tickets and now Garth's opening his world tour in Chicago with 10 shows; Sept. 4-14; with two on three of the nights and the 2nd one starts at 10:30! About 185,000 tickets were sold with a gross of nearly $11 million dollars. Trisha's his opener and eBay has two tickets right now, third row on the floor going for $16,500!

The woman Tim McGraw slapped during that concert is now suing him. Jesslyn Taylor says pay up or he'll face a personal injury lawsuit and when she was thrown out of the show, she was humiliated so along with a cash settlement, she also wants an apology from Tim.
Blake and Miranda say false tabloid stories about them was hard on her early in their marriage. Blake says, "now it's as common as slapping a fly off of your back."
Billy Currington says he's not on social media like Facebook much due to his private nature.
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GARTH'S TIX GO ON SALE & MORE!

Shania was seen dining at the Vegas restaurant of Food Network's Giada De Laurentiis. Shania and her husband even got to go on a private tour of the kitchen.

This morning at 10 AM CT Garth's Chicagoconcert September 4 at Allstate Arena goes on sale and the most you can buy at a time are 6. To increase your chances of getting them, set up an account now with Ticketmaster, then sign in and stay that way until tickets go on sale. When that happens search 'Best Available' to save you time and get you tickets. More shows could very well be added once this one sells out as his concert's the only event there for a three-week period, so it could easily turn into a Garth mini-residency.
The Band Perry, Justin Moore and Brantley Gilbert have a concert before this weekend's races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Miranda Lambert and The Band Perry will perform on Fashion Rocks Live Sept. 9 on CBS.
Little Big Town's Jimi and Karen were spotted at Martin's Bar-B-Que near Nashville's BelmontUniversity. They have an indoor pit where whole pigs, goats and lamb spin over open flames.

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KENNY CHESNEY TO DIRECT FOOTBALL DOC & MORE!

Kenny Chesney will co-direct a football documentary for ESPN, 'The Believer' about South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier. It airs on the SEC Network Aug 27.

Steve Spurrier will take his turn in ESPN and the SEC Network's "SEC Storied" series at 8 p.m. on Aug. 27 in a documentary titled, "The Believer." The film covers Spurrier's career as a player and coach, featuring interviews with his former players and his family, and addresses why and how Spurrier became Spurrier.

"It was a documentary they wanted to put together," Spurrier said on Tuesday at SEC Media Days. "They spent a lot of time with my family, wife, kids, grandkids and so forth, and a lot of former players. So, hopefully, it will turn out OK."

The trailer was released on Wednesday, a 90-second burst of Spurrier playing and coaching at Florida, Duke and South Carolina. The visor-tossing, the grin and the trophies are all well represented.

ESPN and the SEC had been discussing a Spurrier film, and once ESPN's acclaimed "30 For 30" series began, it gained traction. A country music star provided an assist.

"There had been some talk of doing a Spurrier documentary, and when Kenny got involved, it kind of just fell together," said Andy Billman, a producer of ESPN Films.

Kenny Chesney and Spurrier have been friends since 2007, when Chesney was performing at Colonial Life Arena and invited Spurrier on stage. Chesney, a football fan and longtime supporter of Tennessee, received a No. 7 USC jersey from Spurrier when Chesney played Williams-Brice Stadium in 2013 (No. 7 not for Jadeveon Clowney, but because it was Chesney's number in high school).

Chesney, who also helped with a 2011 film called "The Boys of Fall" about football players across all levels, pitched his support as co-executive producer and the idea took off. "SEC Storied" covered topics such as Herschel Walker and "The Play That Changed College Football," a recap of the 1992 SEC Championship Game in which Spurrier and his Gators were well represented, and decided to include Spurrier's own film in its next wave.

Miranda Lambert's tour bus was just remodeled with hardwood floors, farm-wood walls and a retro light pink fridge. She also has three bunks so friends and family can join her on the road.Watch the video here.
Carrie Underwood's behind-the-scenes making of 'Waiting All Day For Sunday Night' hits movie theaters today.
Jake Owen thinks the music biz is more than just a fight for a place on the charts. He says, "we only have a short window to make our mark and at the end, all you have left is your character. I'd rather have great character than a long line of big hits no one remembers 20 years from now."
Randy Travis has new music out Aug 19, 'Influence Vol. 2: The Man I Am.' Pre-order the album now on iTunes and you'll get an instant download of one song for free.
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GARTH TO BECOME BESTSELLING ARTIST OF ALL TIME & MORE!

Garth Set to Become Best Selling Artist of all Time

When Garth starts selling his music digitally, maybe even as early as this week, he'll still set records even tho he's not using iTunes. A half a million downloads of his 18-disc catalog will blow him past Elvis so he'll likely become the best-selling solo act in history. Then he'll take on The Beatles; he's at 134 million in sales, they're at 177 million. If he takes them, Garth will become the best selling artist of all time! I hear his new single's out Monday.

FGL's Brian Kelley Goes Incognito

Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley can often go incognito like the gas station outside Nashville the other day. He bought a camouflage cigarette lighter with the FGL logo, had on an FGL cap and even told the clerk, "I love this band," but the guy still had no idea who he was.

Billy Currington Always Jogs Barefoot

Billy Currington never wears shoes anywhere unless he has to. He also always jogs barefoot because he heard it's better for your body. Billy says he never has pain when he runs barefoot so his feet must be as thick as a dog's.

Luke Bryan on With Ellen Today

Luke Bryan is on the Ellen DeGeneres Show today.
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JASON ALDEAN & KENNY CHESNEY SPEND THE DAY TOGETHER & MORE!

Jason Aldean and Kenny Chesney just spent the afternoon at Nashville's Buffalo Wild Wings.
Jason says, "he's a good guy to bounce ideas off of and as long as he's been in the business, he still loves what he does."

Luke Bryan Bellyaches About 'Getting Old'

He just turned 38 and Luke Bryan says his joints ache and his feet hurt a lot. His wife Caroline says, "when ever he starts bellyaching about getting old, I tell him growing old is a privilege."

TBP + Justin Moore + Brantley Gilbert Perform at NASCAR Races

The Band Perry, Justin Moore and Brantley Gilbert have a pre race show before NASCAR's Indiana 250 & Brickyard 400 this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Joe Nichols Recovering From Back Surgery

Joe Nichols never missed a show even tho he had back surgery three weeks ago. Long distance running caused the damage and doctors had to remove bone and ligaments.

Eli Young Band Perform on The Late Show

Tonight Eli Young Band perform on The Late Show With David Letterman.
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Who knew Luke Bryan's a pretty handy guy - he just built a stone wall out of pavers all by himself.

Tyler Farr Buys 32-Acres Plus a Log Home

Tyler Farr just bought 32-acres an hour north ofNashville with a log house that's next door to Jason Aldean. He saw it 5-years ago and hoped one day to own a home like that. Tyler says his bachelor pad will be classy with a rustic lodge, vibe.

Lady Antebellum's '747' Out September 30

Lady Antebellum's fifth album, '747' is out September 30. Hillary says, "we're taking ourselves out of our comfort zone and there's an energy to it that we've never released before."

Brad Paisley's Dad Keeps Him Grounded

Brad Paisley's dad Doug works for Brad and he says having him on the road keeps him grounded. As for unusual requests on his tour rider, Brad says he always asks for 2 percent milk and cereal.
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BRAD PAISLEY HAS MOVIE CAMEO & MORE!

Brad Paisley recorded two new songs for the big-screen animated film, 'Planes: Fire & Rescue,' that's in theaters today. Brad also voices a cameo in it as a pickup truck.
Miranda Lambert owns a lot of vehicles but one of her favorites is her '55 Chevy pick up, 'Tammy' that she learned to drive a stick shift on when she was just 17.
Jake Owen's backstage 'Jungle Room' is the space he created to write in when he's on the road.
The weirdest thing Tyler Farr's ever eaten is what he thought were chicken tenders but they were 'rooster fries.' The texture bothered him but then he found out what they were and he almost got sick.
Finally - when asked if they ever fight, the Swon Brothers Zach said, "we fight because I like to spend money and Colton doesn't."
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KENNY CHESNEY TO PLAY FREE SHOW & MORE!

Kenny Chesney's making a record right now but Aug. 16 he'll do his only show this year and it's free at the Flora-Bama Lounge & Package Bar, between Floridaand Alabama. Check here on how to get show wristbands.

Luke Bryan Turns 38 Today

Happy 38th birthday to Luke Bryan today.

Florida Georgia Line Perform on Kids Choice Sports Awards

Florida Georgia Line perform tonight on the Kids Choice Sports Awards live on Nickelodeon.

Brad Paisley's on 'Planes: Fire & Rescue' Soundtrack

Brad Paisley has two new songs on 'Planes: Fire & Rescue' and the soundtrack's in stores today.
Shania says if Dancing with the Stars wants her on the show she would not turn them down!
LeAnn Rimes and her husband Eddie Cibrian are on The Wendy Williams Show today and their reality show 'LeAnn & Eddie,' debuts tonight on VH1 but it looks like the network's burying it at 10:30 PM CT.
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ALL THE LATEST ON GARTH AND HIS TOUR!

Garth picked Chicago for the first stop of his world tour and as for a date and ticket details, I hear he'll reveal that sometime today and I also hear at 8:45 AM CT on hiswebsite his music will be available digitally. As for this time out, he says, "I want people walking out of the arena going, 'best show I've ever seen.'

Justin Moore's a Daddy for the Third Time

It's another girl for Justin Moore and his wife Kate. Rebecca Klein was born yesterday. She's named after her great-grandmother but will go by her middle name, Klein. She joins big sisters Kennedy and Ella.

Jerrod Niemann Gets to Write in Garth's Kitchen

Shortly after moving to Nashville, Jerrod Niemann was driving his mom to the airport saying he hoped someday he could tell his kids that Garth had heard some of his songs. Literally two minutes later his phone rang and it was Garth himself and they ended up writing a few songs together in his kitchen.

Garth's Ireland Shows Cancelled for Good

As for his troubles in Ireland, Garth says, "the Dublin City Council cannot change their earlier ruling on the five shows, so it is with a broken heart, I announce the ticket refunds for the events."
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GARTH'S TOUR DATE ANNOUNCED TODAY & MORE!

The Band Perry say the summer fair circuit for them means bumper cars and legally plowing into each other as often as they can.

Garth's Tour Dates Announced Today Between 5 and 7 PM ET

Garth's first tour date is announced today to fan Andy Roberts then to us. Andy says details will be revealed on his business website, today between 5 and 7 PM ET. As for the tour, Garth promises it will be his best show to date. He just saw the new stage and says it's his most impressive as well. Trisha will be on the tour and Reba's asked Garth if she can open as well but that has not been confirmed yet.

Florida Georgia Line Want to Tour With Garth

Florida Georgia Line say if they could tour with anyone today, hands down, it would be Garth! Maybe that's a hint.

Luke Bryan Dines at Celebrity Only MGM Mansion.

One of Luke Bryan and his wife's favorite places to eat in Vegas is the celebrities only private dining room at the MGM Mansion. Breakfast includes hot tea at $8 a cup. The boiled abalone porridge is $60 a bowl. With tip an average breakfast comes to between $300 and $400.
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IT'S ALL ABOUT GARTH, PLUS MORE!

Sunday afternoon David Nail plays in the MLB All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game.

It's All About Garth; Tour, New MusicPlus More

Garth has a new label, Sony and new music in the next few months. The album will be out on or around Black Friday and it'll probably be a double record. As for his tour, which he said'll be "mass chaos and high volume," the first stop is revealed Monday and it's one ticket price for everyone. Garth will also finally sell his music digitally in the next 2-3 weeks but only on his website at what he calls a "stupid price as a thank you for those who patiently waited." I figured out what his favorite word is because he said 6 times yesterday, 'sweet.'

Meet Garth's Fan Who Gets First Tour Stop Info

The first person that will hear what is Garth's first tour stop is Andy Roberts, president of a janitorial company in Georgia. He was at Garth's Vegas show New Year's Eve and asked him what city the tour would start in. Garth jokingly said Vegas then promised Andy he'd be the first to know. Not sure what time Monday he'll get the news but his Twitter account is @TFMAndy.

Keith Urban Opens Tour Saturday at Calgary Stampede.

Keith Urban's Raise 'Em Up tour kicks off Saturday night at the Calgary Stampede.

Blake Shelton's Worst High School Prank

Blake Shelton said one of the worst things he did in high school was he and a friend found a dead deer and they put it in someone's truck and tied the hoofs to the steering wheel.
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THE BAND PERRY PERFORMS FOR BOEING & MORE!

The Band Perry headlined an event to celebrate the delivery of Air New Zealand's first ever Boeing Dreamliner Tuesday at the plant near Seattle. Their performance took place next to the giant airliner which I hear is made of carbon fiber, making it 20 percent more fuel-efficient than aluminum planes.

Taylor Swift Out With Steven Spielberg

Taylor Swift was seen out Monday night with Steven Spielberg and family at East Hampton Grill. She and Steven were in deep conversation the entire time. They first met at a Beverly Hills charity gala when his wife Kate Capshaw invited Taylor and her friends to join them.

Shania's Ready to Get Back on the Road

After a decade-long break from the road, Shania's ready to get back. Once her Vegas contract ends, she'll start thinking about a tour, maybe even as early as next spring.

Keith Urban + Scotty McCreery Perform Tomorrow AM

Tomorrow Keith Urban performs on Good Morning America and Scotty McCreery'son FOX & Friends.
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Tyler Farr recently went squirrel hunting and says, "if the world comes to an end, I don't want to rely on anyone but me to eat." He says he'll also have a teepee.
Brett Eldredge comes from Paris, Illinois, population 9,000. He says, "there are cornfields and cow pastures and a lake in the middle and it never changes, that's what I love about it."
As for her life with Blake, Miranda says, "we're happy and normal. We do laundry, go to the grocery store and live the middle-of-nowhere Oklahoma so we can get away from it all."

Florida Georgia Line Perform on LIVE with Kelly & Michael

Florida Georgia Line perform their new single 'Dirt' today on LIVE with Kelly & Michael. The guys have also launched the Dirt Campaign to benefit Habitat for Humanity and they hope to raise $100,000 for the home builders through fan donations.

Last week Garth said it was five shows or none at all in Dublin, Ireland and when negotiations with city officials fell flat; Garth was true to his word and he's now cancelled all five shows.
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HAPPY B-DAY TO TOBY KEITH, TAYLOR SWIFT SELFIES & MORE!

Happy 53rd birthday to Toby Keith today.

Taylor Swift Says All Fans Want is a Selfie

Interestingly, Taylor Swift hasn't been asked for an autograph since the invention of the iPhone camera and she says the only memento kids want these days is a selfie.

Buy Dierks Bentley's 'Flock It Forward' Signs

Dierks Bentley's promoting his Miles & Music for Kids motorcycle ride and concert in September by selling 'Riser Bird' yard signs that say 'flock it forward.' All proceeds go to the Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt and you can buy the signs at dierks.com
Florida Georgia Line set sail Nov. 8-12 aboard the Norwegian Pearl and there are still rooms left! They'll sail from Miami to Nassau and a private island in the Bahamas. The guys perform on board and they'll have a Q & A session as well. Also on board; Thomas Rhett, Tyler Farr, Cole Swindell and more. To buy tickets head to FGLcruise.com.
Tonight, the guys debut their new single, 'Dirt' on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.'Dirt' is the first single off of their sophomore album, due out this fall.
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HUGE GARTH BROOKS ANNOUNCEMENT & MORE!

We've just heard from Garth and Thursday at 11AM CT/9 Pacific he'll have a live stream press conference at garthbrooks.com about his upcoming world tour.

Shania Twain Gets Her Own Stamp


Five Canadian country singers are getting their own stamp like Shania Twain and Hank Snow but Shania will have the most produced with four million and you can get them starting July 31.

Justin Moore Says People Think He's Nut

Justin Moore grew up in Poyen, Arkansas, population 290, and that's where he lives today with his wife and daughters and baby #3's due any day. Justin says, "people think I'm nuts relocating from Nashville but I want my girls to run through the cow pasture to my parents house and go to school where I went; to just have a normal childhood."

Little Big Town Are 'Friends First'

After 15 years together, Little Big Town's Jimi Westbrook notes the band are "friends first" and says, "we take care of each other, especially living in such close quarters. We are respectful and we communicate." The band also now has two buses these days.

Garth Says 'The Wait is Over'

Garth says 'the wait is over' and he's making a big announcement today about his upcoming three-year world tour.
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BRAD PAISLEY TWEETS CANADA, NO MORE KIDS FOR ZAC BROWN & MORE!

Brad Paisley played Toronto last night and tweeted, "oh Canada. I love your Monopoly money, Cuban cigar smokin,' Tim Horton's lovin' hearts."

Zac Brown Says, 'We've Finished Procreating'

Zac Brown and his wife have five kids now and the last child, his only son was born May 5. Zac says, "we've finished procreating! We've done our share."

Frankie Ballard Does His Own Tattoo in High Schoo

In high school Frankie Ballard tattooed his baseball jersey number on his shoulder with a wire coat hanger and a lighter.

Miranda Lambert on Why She Decided to Lose Weight

Miranda Lambert said she decided to lose weight after seeing herself in tabloids with four chins and she also asked Blake why he didn't tell her she was chunky. He said because he didn't want to get punched in the face.

Zac Brown Goes Spear Fishing With Eric Church

When Zac Brown went spear fishing recently with Eric Church in Destin, Florida, they caught a sting ray. It was Eric's first time out and Zac says a sting ray's so heavy in the water; it can easily drown a person. Zac loves spear fishing so much because it involves both hunting and the ocean.
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Brett Eldredge ‏tweets, "I hated playing defense in soccer when I was a little kid and if the team was really bad, I'd pick dandelions and throw mud at people."
Keith Urban's worst stage blunder started with an idea to do a song in the dark at the piano using only candles, but when Keith went to do it he couldn't see the keys. Then his roadie had to run out with a flashlight cause Keith couldn't find the mic. He says, "we probably should've rehearsed it."
When asked which of his three daughters can sing Tim McGraw said all of them but he joked that before they go into in music, he'd really like them to have a doctorate in front of their name.

Miranda Lambert's Cut Her Hair

Miranda Lambert's cut her hair in a little longer than a chin-length bob with her bangs off to the side and it looks adorable! Speaking of Miranda, she thinks it's about time she and Blake go out on the road together and says, "there would be nothing better than being able to hang out with my husband on tour."
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FORBES CELEBRITY 100 LIST AND MORE!



Finally - Forbes just released their Celebrity 100 list where they rank stars from movies, TV, music, sports and more based on their money and their fame. Taylor Swift was at #18, Toby Keith #51 and Kenny Chesney's the only other country star on the list at # 71.
Dierks Bentley sings the theme song for Biker Battleground Phoenix, a new series premiering tonight on the History channel.

Kenny Chesney's New Album Out September 23

Kenny Chesney's video for 'American Kids' is out and now he's confirmed the album it's on, 'The Big Revival,' will be in stores September 23. Alison Krauss will guest on the record as well.

Tim McGraw Says Tabloid Reports Are Form of Child Abuse

Tim McGraw says weekly tabloid reports that he and Faith are getting divorced really makes him mad because his children see those stories too. Tim says, "it's a form of child abuse and these people should be accountable for it."

Blake Shelton Makes History

Blake Shelton just made history with his latest #1, 'My Eyes.' It's his 12th consecutive chart-topper so he now has the most back-to-back number-ones in monitored country airplay history.
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