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Dierks Bentley Announces 'Mountain High' Tour

On the heels of the release of his new single, "Woman, Amen," and news of his upcoming album, The Mountain, Dierks Bentley has announced his 2018 Mountain High tour, which kicks off on May 17th in Columbia, MD. The 40-plus city tour will feature special guests Brothers Osborne and LANCO. Tickets to select cities will be available on Friday (January 26th) at Megaticket.com.

Dierks said, "I needed the time off to devote all my attention to the new music and making The Mountain album, but now I can’t wait to fire up the buses and get back out there. I’ve been friends with TJ and John for a long time and I have loved watching their career explode. I’m just getting to know the boys in LANCO, but I love their music and the energy they bring to the stage. And after seeing them and the Bros party down at the grand opening of my new bar on Lower Broadway last week, I can tell you it’s gonna be game on this summer!"

Dierks shared news of the tour with a funny five-minute video that he released yesterday (Monday, January 22nd) morning. The clip features his upcoming tourmates, who joined him for a media day on Monday at his own Whiskey Row restaurant and bar in downtown Nashville. Dierks told us: "The idea of doing something fun before to announce the video is something that I probably initiated but Ryan had a great idea for this one. These guys were all game to come out there and spend four or five hours in the woods and (laughs) that says a lot. The fact that they would do that and be happy to do it, that alone says a lot. If you love it it was my idea. If you hate it it was a guy named Ryan Silver (laughter). Look him up."

Dierks' The Mountain album is due out early this year.

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Eric Church Tops Charts With 'Round Here Buzz'

Eric Church's latest single, "Round Here Buzz," parks itself at Number One on the country charts this week. Eric co-wrote "Round Here Buzz," and he tells us the song has a reflective, heartbreaking feel. "‘Round Here Buzz,’ I mean, I’ve done a few of these songs in my career; this nostalgic kind of song about the guy that kind of wishes things were different than they are. I know a lot of people like that and like this from where I’m from. I’m from a small town, and I’ve just seen this. I think part of the reason, I feel like we’re pretty good at this kind of song, and I think part of it is because I’ve seen it, I’ve felt it. It’s a motive to me. So, I think with this song, there’s just something about it that’s always spoke to me. It was one I was a pretty big champion for on the album and one that I think will be a hit for us, and the right kind of hit, not just one that’s a hit. One that has emotive qualities." . The show airs live on CBS beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET.

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Florida Georgia Line, Bebe Rexha Perform On 'The Tonight Show' Tonight

Florida Georgia Line will be making their return to NBC's The Tonight Show this evening (Tuesday, January 23rd) to sing their current hit single, "Meant To Be" with Bebe Rexha. Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley tell us they always have a good time when they visit The Tonight Show and its host, Jimmy Fallon. "Those television shows, late night shows are always a blast, and Jimmy Fallon, we’ve been on there before and it’s always a good time, you know? It’s always a little different so you never know exactly what to expect, which makes it interesting for us, but Jimmy Fallon’s awesome. (I) can’t wait to get to shake his hand again and be on the show, and we’re very excited. (Brian) Hopefully we get to hang out with him some more this time. He had to jet away last time but he’s a cool dude. We’ve been fans of him since SNL, so hopefully we’ll get to make him laugh or hopefully he’ll get to make us laugh (and) have a good time with him."

FGL and Rexha recently topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart at Number One. The song debuted at the top of Billboard's Hot County Songs and became only the third chart-topping debut in the chart’s modern history. The track also makes Rexha the first solo female to debut at the chart’s top spot, which according to Billboard, gathered 10.4 million U.S. streams in its first week of release.

Brad Paisley Adds Nashville Date To 'Weekend Warrior' Tour

Yesterday (Monday, January 22nd), Brad Paisley announced the addition of an April 6th tour date at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. As part of the announcement, Brad unveiled a wall mural located on Level One of Bridgestone Arena. The mural was painted by the singer and "the original guitar painter" Rob Hendon (robhendon.com).

Tickets and VIP packages for the April 6th Nashville date go on sale beginning on Friday (January 26th) at 10 a.m. local time. A limited number of exclusive VIP Packages will also be available for sale starting today (Tuesday, January 23rd) at 10 a.m. local time. Tickets and VIP packages can be purchased at BradPaisley.com.

The winter leg of Brad's Weekend Warrior World Tour kicks off on Thursday (January 25th) in Los Angeles at STAPLES Center and extends through April. Special guests on the tour are Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant and Lindsay Ell.

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Dolly Parton Takes Home First Emmy Awards

Dolly Parton received her career first two Emmy awards on Saturday (January 20th) night at the Midsouth ceremony at the Music Center in Nashville, both focused on her work giving back to those in need. She was awarded the Best Community Service program trophy for her Smoky Mountains Rise telethon, which raised more than $13 million dollars for her My People Fund.

Dolly was unable to attend the ceremony in person due to working on new music for the upcoming film Dumplin’ but she sent a videotaped message. She said, "When people ask me what I want them to say about me 100 years from now, I always joke that I want them to say ‘boy, she sure does look good for her age!’ But, in all honesty, I want the work we’ve done through the Dollywood Foundation and Imagination Library to stand the test of time. Of course, I’d be lying if I didn’t say I want my music to be a part of that story, but in all honesty, my music has been a part of everything I have ever done in this business. My music has given wings to my dreams ever since I was a child, and as I sit here tonight, I am so thankful for the fans who have stood by me and supported me all of these years."

Parton’s latest release, her first children’s album, I Believe In You, is directing proceeds from the project to the Imagination Library, which has sent nearly 100 million books to children from birth to five years of age in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.

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Kip Moore Debuts Poignant Video For 'Last Shot'

Kip Moore debuted the video for his new single, "Last Shot," exclusively on Entertainment Tonight yesterday (Monday, January 22nd). The clip was directed by Kip's longtime collaborator and friend PJ Brown, and it follows the poignant journey of a young girl as she faces the reality of her life being cut short, but with an uplifting outlook of making everyday count.

Kip said, "When we first talked about the video for this song, I felt like I wanted to tap into the deeper meaning behind it. How that feeling of desperation and realization that every second matters, can sometimes be the motivation you need to really take action. I’ve always been a big believer of living in the moment and I hope people are inspired in some way by this video to do the same."

"Last Shot" is the second single taken from Kip’s third studio album, Slowheart. It follows his fourth Number One hit, "More Girls Like You."

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Sugarland's Kristian Bush Launches New Podcast

Sugarland member Kristian Bush will launch his new podcast, called Geeking Out! With Kristian Bush, today (Tuesday, January 23rd). In each episode, Kristian will sit down with a guest to talk about something they’re obsessed with that has nothing to do with their job; he’ll also share an artist, song, or album that’s got him "geeking out." Episode One features his friend and label-mate Granger Smith discussing his new favorite hobby: beekeeping.

Guests throughout season one include Academy Award-winning screenwriter and Nashville creator Callie Khouri, actress, producer, and songwriter Rita Wilson, and Jean-Claude Van Johnson star Kat Foster.

Kristian said, "Everyone is into something: a show they have been binging, a new skill they just learned, a book they can’t put down—something—and when you ask people about what they’re currently into, the answer is always filled with passion. I love hearing that excitement, learning about new things, and I’m hoping listeners will connect with it, too, and maybe even pick up a new interest."

Geeking Out! With Kristian Bush is available for download across all podcast platforms, including iHeartMedia.

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