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Garth cancelled all un-taped TV appearances this week then sent this note, "with the civil unrest that was going on in our nation, to spend the day promoting our stuff like nothing was wrong, seemed distasteful to me."
When Miranda Lambert opened her Redemption Ranch last weekend, it was an existing shelter in her hometown that she totally renovated. The kennels are now pink and a bigger. The office is an old Airstream and they now have an intensive care unit and a nursery.
Carrie Underwood's hockey player husband Mike has a game tomorrow as he always does on Thanksgiving. She told him she was tired of always missing the holiday so she and some friends will watch him on TV as they're eat stuffing and pumpkin pie.
Kimberly Perry's posted her sweet potato casserole that her brother Reidsays is his favorite dish even tho she says it's about 1,000 calories per spoonful.
Finally - Cole Swindell performs in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade tomorrow morning on NBC.
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The video for Jake Owen's new single, 'What We Ain't Got,' just debuted on CMT and VEVO. Filmed in Nashville, it features real people who've struggled, experienced loss and provided inspiration to others.
Keith Urban and family are celebrating Thanksgiving in London this year as Nic's shooting a film there. Keith says "it may be tough to find a turkey or stuffing, but we'll make the best of it."
Garth is on Live with Kelly and Michael today then he'll stop by the Ellen Show.
Brantley Gilbert reveals he'll marry Georgia school teacher Amber Cochran, at the end of next June.
Finally - a Nashville Kat exclusive thanks to Rhonda Starr... Joe Nicholsplayed Billy Bob's last weekend and during the meet and greet he was surprised by Randy Travis who came in a talked to him for a couple minutes. Randy walked pretty carefully and his fiancée did most of the talking but he's looking fantastic!
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Luke Bryan won Favorite Male Country Artist at last nights American Music Awards and he thanked everyone, even his bus driver. Carrie Underwoodwon Female Country Artist, Favorite Country Band or Duo went to Florida Georgia Line and Favorite Country Album might be a surprise to some;Brantley Gilbert's 'Just As I Am.'
Garth joined Twitter and Facebook a few weeks ago and now he's doing what my pet peeve is - making sappy public posts to his wife. I hear Garth insists on writing his own posts and says, "I think it's kind of dangerous to have someone else do it for you." He loves the instant access it gives him to fans and that he can write anytime, he says even 2 in the morning.
If he wasn't a singer, Jake Owen would be a photographer. He's planning to make a photo book in the near future to publish his shots and says photography's a nice way to document his daughter Pearl's life.
Finally - newcomer Sam Hunt will perform on the Late Show with David Letterman tonight.
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Blake Shelton's in People's Sexiest Men Alive issue out today. Tomorrow he's at the grand opening of Miranda's five-acre, no-kill Oklahoma animal shelter in Tishimongo. Redemption Ranch will have animals to adopt, plus caramel apples, kettle corn, cotton candy and a fire pit for making S-mores. They've also had a ton of things donated to the ranch like dog beds and medicine and the shelter's located at 10881 S Dogwood Road.
Luke Bryan says he is "1,000 percent" already thinking about his next album. He's ramped up writing and getting ready to go into the studio to start cutting songs.
When Karen from Little Big Town's on the road, she takes a scented candle for her hotel room to remind her of home and she also never leaves Nashvillewithout Annie's organic gummy bunnies.
Garth will perform Sunday night on the American Music Awards via satellite from a tour stop.
Finally - Rascal Flatts shows inside Vegas's Hard Rock Hotel & Casino go on sale today.
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It wasn't at the doctor's office where Carrie Underwood and her husband Mike found out they were having a boy, she said it was too sterile there. The doctor wrote the news on a piece of paper and they looked at it when they were out to eat on a date night.
Happy 39th birthday to Dierks Bentley today. A birthday surprise he had a few years ago was meeting Merle Haggard. They were on his bus before a gig and Dierks says it freaked him out to actually hang out with such a legend.
Hunter Hayes canceled his concert tonight in St. Louis due to concerns of public unrest following the grand jury's decision in the Michael Brown shooting case that'll happen sometime this week.
Tim and Faith's youngest, 13-year-old Audrey is a great singer but Tim says she won't do anything professionally until she finishes high school.
Finally - Justin Moore says the fact we hardly ever see photos of his three young daughters is a calculated move on his part to keep them safe.
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My friend just saw Garth in Minneapolis and said it was amazing! He still runs all over the stage like he did years ago but now he uses the deafening crowd noise to hide he's out of breath. He told fans half the time his guitar isn't even on, it's there to hide his gut and as for his weight, Garth says he's "a biscuit short of 250."
Tonight on ABC's Nashville, The Band Perry, Trisha Yearwood, Carrie Underwood and Joe Nichols star as themselves as the storyline focuses on the CMA Awards.
Brett Eldredge ‏tweets, "I wish itty bitty harmless fireworks shot out of fortune cookies when you opened them."
Blake Shelton's already signed up for Season 8 of The Voice next year and says he will step away from the show and get his life back…eventually.
Finally – I now know why Garth always pulls any concert videos of his that get on YouTube. He says "because they don't pay artists; they claim they're paying people, but they're not."
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A woman was hurt Sunday night at Dierks Bentley's concert when a metal rod used for lighting fell from the ceiling and landed on her leg. She was treated and released from the hospital.
Kenny Chesney and his girlfriend vacationed in Italy a few months ago and he says cell phones have turned everyone into paparazzi; even the Virgin Islands aren't peaceful like they used to be for him. His refuge now is his 86-ft, 7 million dollar speedboat because people can't follow him.
Luke Bryan says the best fishing moment of his life was catching a 30-pound bass but he forgot to bring his scales so all he could do was lay him on his cooler to mark the length with a knife.
Following Shania, Tim & Faith and Garth, Rascal Flatts have a 9-show residency at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Vegas. The shows start Feb. 25 and tickets go on sale Friday.
Finally - Carrie Underwood says she's starting to buy things like strollers for her baby boy due next spring and one big perk; she can now use the 'expectant mothers' parking spot to shop.
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Last week Luke Bryan got death threats after posting a photo of a deer he killed bow hunting in Illinois. No word if he's taking these threats seriously or not.
Earlier this year, Keifer from Thompson Square got death threats after he posted a photo of a 6-foot snake he killed because it was coiled up and snapped at their small dog.
Trisha Yearwood's 'PrizeFighter: Hit after Hit' is out today with 10 hits and 6 new songs. has autographed copies while they last andTrisha will perform on Good Morning America tomorrow.
Garth's a recipient of ASCAP's 'Once-A-Century Centennial Awards' for songwriting tonight at the swanky Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
Finally - Sara Evans holiday album, 'At Christmas' is out today with 10-tracks and vocals from her two daughters; 12-year-old Olivia and Audrey who's 10.
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Miranda Lambert wanted to add an 8th dog to their family but Blake sent her a text that said; 'No.' Of her seven rescues, she pretty much has at least four in their home or bus all the time and to give Blake a break, she just built them their own outside dog house that has beds, heat and AC.
Kenny Chesney's concert filmed at the Flora-Bama back in August premieres tonight on CMT.
Keith Urban's on HSN tomorrow to sell his new Night Star Guitar in both an acoustic and electric version plus it comes with a DVD guitar lesson taught by Keith. He's on HSN several times Saturday leading up to premiering his collection that night.
Chris Young performs on the Late Show with Letterman tonight. Tomorrow night Eric Church is on Austin City Limits on PBS.
Finally - tickets for Garth's Tulsa, Oklahoma shows go on sale this morning.
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It seems Zac Brown's in the midst of a controversy. I saw the end of a song he did on the Concert of Valor Tuesday night. It was with Bruce Springsteen and Dave Grohl and it was the anti-war tune, Creedence Clearwater Revival's 'Fortunate Son' and the concert was to honor the military.
Blake Shelton's in Oklahoma City today to be inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.
Dierks Bentley got his pilots license in 1997 and he flies himself to most of his shows in a small plane and says, "you basically get an extra 12 hours with family which is a long time when you've got three kids." Dierks calls his plane 'The Time Machine' because it buys him more family time.
Of all the meals Trisha Yearwood makes, Garth's favorite is her mashed potatoes. He even eats them for breakfast along with Captain Crunch and instead of milk; he likes Dr. Pepper on it.
Jake Owen says fishing is his main hobby and the Bahamas is his favorite place to go.
Finally - Cole Swindell's five-song EP, 'Down Home Sessions' is out today.
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Garth joined Twitter and Facebook yesterday and in a few hours he had over a million likes. He's also doing something public figures rarely do on Facebook; he lets fans send him a private message.
Garth also just broke the record for most tickets sold for a single city inNorth America for his Minneapolis shows; he's sold over 201,000 tickets for the 11 shows he's having there.
Kenny Chesney's Big Revival Tour just grew; he's added Jake Owen, Chase Rice and Cole Swindell to select dates.
Blake Shelton's backstage rider includes Red Bull, peanut butter & jelly and Cheetos but his after show requests are kinda odd; Blake wants hummus, pita chips and a fruit basket.
Trisha Yearwood's on QVC's In The Kitchen with David tonight; she's debuting her brand new cookware line.
Finally - Carrie Underwood's tour rider includes peppermint Altoids, an electric tea kettle, freshly laundered bath towels and a well sanitized bathroom!
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Garth's 'Man Against Machine' is in stores today with 14 tunes and both a limited-edition album cover and a standard one.
Carrie Underwood and the Zac Brown Band perform tonight on the 3-hour Concert for Valor in Washington, D.C. to honor the courage and sacrifice of our veterans and their families. It airs live on HBO and good news; non subscribers can watch too.

Kenny Chesney's Big Revival Tour next year has Eric Church now opening five stadium dates.

Whenever they can Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman watch Dancing with the Stars together.
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George Strait's The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium Deluxe Edition's out today but only at Wal-Mart. It's 28 live tunes on two CDs and a DVD of the 40-song concert.

Miranda Lambert turns 31 today and Blake will not be getting her a dog. She now has seven and she says that's her limit or he will move out.

Earlier this year, Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan were up for Country Song of the Year at the iHeart Music Awards. They decided whoever got it would take the other to dinner. Blake won and made good on the bet but he didn't know Luke would bring his crew, band and label reps along. The tab for dinner came to $10,000.
Out today, Zac Brown Band's 'Greatest Hits So Far' with 14 songs, including their 11 #1's.

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This week Miranda Lambert passed Reba's record for the most Female Vocalist CMA wins and says, "every time I'm around Reba, I shut up and listen cause I can learn from everything she says and every move she makes. She paved the way for me to be here right now."

Brett Eldredge has already gone skydiving and swam with sharks to celebrate career milestones and now that he just won CMA New Artist he doesn't know what to do and says, "it's gotta be something really crazy, so if anybody has any ideas, I'm wide open."

Faith Hill just wrapped filming an indie crime drama in Mississippi called, 'Dixieland.' Faith plays the mom of a young man recently released from prison who falls for the troubled girl next door played by the granddaughter of Elvis.

Saturday, The Band Perry and Tim McGraw perform for free at the new Dallas Microsoft Store in North Park Center.

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CMA Recap & More!

Award for 'Biggest CMA Hair Ever' went to Kacey Musgraves who looked like Priscilla Presley back in the 60's. I loved Kacey's performance with Loretta Lynn!
Two of my favorite performances were The Band Perry's 'Gentle On My Mind,' and Jennifer Nettles and Hilary Scott singing with the Doobie Brothers.
Last night Jennifer Nettles wore a dress with pockets and the contents included lip gloss and beer!

If Faith Hill wasn't sitting next to Tim McGraw last night, I wouldn't have known who she was.

Entertainer of the Year went to Luke Bryan. Miranda Lambert won four including Single and Album of the Year plus Female Vocalist. Blake won Male Vocalist.
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Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley host the CMA's tonight on ABC. It'll be our first peek at her baby bump and Brad says a lot of his jokes will be about her pregnancy. Right after Carrie performs 'Something in the Water,' this evening, she'll premier the video for it exclusively on Twitter.
Performers tonight include Eric Church, Kacey Musgraves, Jason Aldean, Dierks, Luke, Kenny, Lady A, Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Tim & Faith, Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell and the Doobie Brothers with Michael McDonald. There's also two mixed-genre duets that involve Little Big Town and Miranda Lambert; she's the leading nominee tonight with a record nine nods. Presenters include Garth & Trisha, Tim Tebow and Steven Tyler.
Florida Georgia Line will be beamed as a hologram from Nashville toHollywood to virtually perform on Jimmy Kimmel's show tonight.

Garth's already working on a new album before his first one's even here. It'll include songs that didn't make the final cut on 'Man Against Machine' and it'll be out in 2016.
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Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban are on Good Morning America tomorrow. Keith will perform and they'll both talk about tomorrow's CMA's and announce winners in two categories – Musical Event and Music Video.
500 tickets for Eric Church's Knoxville, TN concert last week were canceled by Eric because they were bought by scalpers and found to violate his purchase agreement. The scalpers were refunded and the tickets were then sold to real fans.
The Doobie Brothers country duets album, 'Southbound' is out today. Guests include Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Zac Brown Band, Sara Evans, Chris Young and Toby Keith.
PBS's Front and Center has Keith Urban in concert tonight for a commercial-free hour. The show was recently taped at the Highline Ballroom in New York.
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Garth was in concert this weekend in Lexington, KY when he took a stroll on his moving sidewalk and fell, but amazingly didn't miss a word of the song. This is his 2nd fall so far this tour; his first one happened in Chicago.

Tonight is the pre-CMA Special, Robin Roberts 15 Songs That Changed Country Music on ABC. Luke Bryan's on so is Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, The Band Perry, Lady A, Kacey Musgravesand more.

Hunter Hayes has a free show in downtown Nashville tonight for the USO's Every Moment Counts campaign.
Before every concert Brett Eldredge always has Brooks & Dunn music playing really loud because they're the reason he even got into country music at all.

Jason Aldean's fiancée Brittany Kerr let her Instagram followers know this weekend they didn't elope and they aren't married yet.

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