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LeAnn Rimes Share Intimate 'Spaceship' Video Directed By Husband Eddie Cibrian

LeAnn Rimes Share Intimate 'Spaceship' Video Directed By Husband Eddie Cibrian

LeAnn Rimes recently released a video for "Spaceship," a song from her new album God's Work.

The intimate visual features Rimes' husband Eddie Cibrian. Rimes, who wrote and produced the song with Darrell Brown, co-produced the video with Cibrian and Brown.

Cibrian directed the video and edited it alongside Julian Andraus. Tonia Wallander served as digital editor.

The video shows Rimes in a desert setting while sporting just a brown blanket and a range of tense emotions. Towards the end, she drops the fabric and walks into the distance while in the nude.

"It was such a special moment to have my husband capture the essence of my soul in this video," Rimes said. "Seeing as it was just the two of us, out in the middle of nature, really allowed me to expose my most primal, emotional self. He has an incredible eye and knows me so well." Rimes said she and her husband stopped over in the Alabama Hills while returning from an RV trip.

"So, with no clothes, no makeup or hair, just completely bare, and through a lot of tears and laughter, we shot four takes of the song," Rimes said. "That's the video! I don't think I've ever had a more raw, pure experience captured on film."

Eddie noted that the filming experience was "intimate, emotional and powerful."

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Morgan Wade Announces 2023 Headlining 'No Signs Of Slowing Down Tour'

Morgan Wade Announces 2023 Headlining 'No Signs Of Slowing Down Tour'

Rising country star Morgan Wade has announced her headlining "No Signs of Slowing Down Tour" for next year.

The two-month-long trek will kick off in Louisville, Kentucky, on February 24, and wrap up in her home state of Virginia on April 16.

Riding on the success of her popular album Reckless, Wade was recently named Emerging Act of the Year at the 2022 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards.

"People who've come to the shows to see me, they all say, 'I really wanted more than 30 minutes...' I get it," said the country music singer. "But when you get asked to do all these different things with such different artists, I realized: this may be the only time in my career where I can do it."

"So, I have. And each experience has been unlike the others, really great moments as we're building," she added.

Tour Dates:

2023, Feb. 24 - Louisville, Ky. @ Headliners Music HallFeb. 25 - Columbus, Ohio @ A&R Music BarFeb. 26 - Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 ClubMarch 1 - New York City, N.Y. @ Bowery BallroomMarch 2 - Cambridge, Mass. @ The SinclairMarch 3 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ World Cafe LiveMarch 4 - Cleveland, Ohio @ Beachland BallroomMarch 5 - Detroit, Mich. @ El ClubMarch 7 - Indianapolis, Ind. @ Hi-FiMarch 8 - Madison, Wisc. @ Majestic TheatreMarch 10 - Rosemont, Ill. @ Joe's LiveMarch 11 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ Fine LineMarch 12 - Des Moines, Iowa @ Wooly'sMarch 14 - Denver, Colo. @ Bluebird TheaterMarch 15 - Salt Lake City, Utah @ The State RoomMarch 17 - Columbia Falls, Mont. @ The CoopMarch 18 - Seattle, Wa @ The Neptune TheatreMarch 19 - Portland, Ore. @ Aladdin TheaterMarch 21 - San Francisco, Calif. @ The FillmoreMarch 23 - Los Angeles, Calif @ TroubadourMarch 24 - Paso Robles, Calif. @ BarrelHouse Brewing Co.March 25 - Santa Barbara, Calif. @ Lobero TheatreMarch 26 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ Crescent BallroomMarch 28 - Santa Fe, N.M. @ Meow WolfMarch 30 - Houston, Texas @ Heights TheaterMarch 31 - Austin, Texas @ Historic Scoot InnApril 1 - Dallas, Texas @ The Kessler TheaterApril 13 - Nashville, Tenn. @ Ryman AuditoriumApril 14 - Atlanta, Ga. 2 Buckhead TheatreApril 15 - Asheville, N.C. @ The Grey EagleApril 16 - Richmond, Va. @ The National

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Jimmy Buffett Postpones, Cancels Tour Dates Due To Health Issues

Jimmy Buffett Postpones, Cancels Tour Dates Due To Health Issues

Jimmy Buffet has announced that due to health issues and brief hospitalization, he will need to refrain from touring for the rest of the year. Doctors have advised him to take rest, and in the meantime, recuperate and heal.

Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band have rescheduled their three concerts to next year:

10/8 - MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV - Rescheduled for 3/4/23

10/15 - MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV - Rescheduled for 3/11/23

10/22 - Snapdragon Stadium, San Diego, CA - 2023 Date To Be Announced.

As they are unable to reschedule two dates in October, Buffett and the touring band have cancelled their shows scheduled for October 10 at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, and for October 12 at Ford Idaho Center in Nampa, Idaho.

Fans with tickets to the rescheduled dates are urged to hold on to their tickets, as they will be honored at the rescheduled dates. There is also an option for refund.

Tickets will be refunded for the cancelled shows. More information will be available on visiting jimmybuffett.com/tour or by emailing at ticketinfo@jimmybuffett.com.

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Martina McBride's Country Music Hall Of Fame Exhibit Extended Through July 2023

Martina McBride's Country Music Hall Of Fame Exhibit Extended Through July 2023

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is extending its "Martina McBride: The Power of Her Voice" exhibit through July 2023.

The exhibit opened last year and was scheduled to close in August 2022. However, the Country Music Hall Of Fame has decided to extend the exhibit in honor of Martina McBride's 30th anniversary as an artist.

McBride recently wrapped the first season of "Vocal Point with Martina McBride," her weekly podcast that featured Garth Brooks, Loretta Lynn, Little Big Town, Lukas Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Blake Shelton and many more.

The country music icon also recently announced upcoming dates for her 12th annual The Joy of Christmas Tour.

Kicking off the tour on November 26 in Greensboro, North Carolina, McBride will once again hit the road to celebrate the holiday season in what has become a favored tradition.

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CMT To Honor Alan Jackson As 'Artist Of A Lifetime'

CMT To Honor Alan Jackson As 'Artist Of A Lifetime'

CMT will honor Alan Jackson as "Artist of a Lifetime" during its 2022 "Artist Of The Year" celebration that will premiere at 9p/8c on October 14, on CMT.

"I believe I've made more videos than just about anybody, and I know how important they have been in bringing my songs to life for the fans, so thank you, CMT, for all the years and for this sweet honor. I'm very proud," Jackson said in a statement.

Jackson's peers will celebrate his three-decade career in country music during the event. The Newnan, Georgia-native is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and is a Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee. Throughout his career, Jackson has notched 35 No. 1 hits and nearly 60 million sales worldwide, with songs including "Chasin' That Neon Rainbow," "Chattahoochee" and "Don't Rock The Jukebox."

He was honored as a "CMT Giant" in 2008 and received the inaugural Impact Award at the 2014 CMT Music Awards.

"For more than thirty years, his traditional sound, iconic voice and beloved catalog of music has captivated audiences across the globe, and his talent as a recording artist and songwriter are simply unmatched," CMT Producers said in a statement.

Filmed at Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center, the "Artist Of The Year" event will also honor Carly Pearce, Cody Johnson, Kane Brown, Luke Combs and Walker Hayes. There will be unique tribute performances, special guests and congratulatory moments.

Additional performers, presenters and honorees will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Chris Janson Signs With Big Machine Label Group

Chris Janson Signs With Big Machine Label Group

Big Machine Label Group has announced the signing of Platinum-selling singer-songwriter Chris Janson to BMLG Records in partnership with Janson's Harpeth 60 Records.

The acclaimed entertainer joins the imprint alongside other artists such as Lady A, Brett Young, Riley Green and his young new protégé, Shane Profitt.

After signing the deal, Janson returned to the studio with producer Julian Raymond to start recording new music.

"I am so proud to be teaming up with Scott Borchetta, Jimmy Harnen and the team at Big Machine Label Group. This opportunity is an absolute dream come true and I'm honored to be working with such a talented crew and roster of artists," said Janson. "Julian Raymond and I are hitting the studio for this first album, and we are on the fast track for great new music! This whole partnership just feels right, and I couldn't be happier."

"Chris has always been a force of nature and he's coming to BMLG at the perfect time to take his career next-level," said Big Machine Label Group Chairman & CEO Scott Borchetta.

Janson will hit the road again on the high-energy Can't Miss tour with Travis Tritt in October. Tickets and additional information will be available at www.chrisjanson.com.

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Taylor Swift Reportedly Turned Down Offer To Perform At Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show

Taylor Swift Reportedly Turned Down Offer To Perform At Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show

Taylor Swift reportedly turned down an offer to perform at the Apple Music Super Bowl LVII Halftime show, scheduled to take place on February 12, 2023 at Glendale Arizona's State Farm Stadium.

Swift was reportedly approached months ago by Super Bowl honchos, asking if she'd headline.

According to TMZ, Swift declined the opportunity to perform at the show in order to continue with the process of re-recording her back catalog.

Swift is currently busy gearing up for the release of her highly anticipated tenth studio album, Midnights.

Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent, and Anderson .Paak performed during the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show in Inglewood, California, in February 2022.

On Sunday, singer, actress, businesswoman and philanthropist Rihanna was announced as the headliner for this year's Super Bowl halftime show.

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Luke Bryan Adds 2023 Dates To Las Vegas Residency

Luke Bryan Adds 2023 Dates To Las Vegas Residency

Country superstar Luke Bryan has added 2023 dates to his Las Vegas Residency.

The five-time entertainer of the year added twelve more dates for "Luke Bryan: Vegas" due to ticket demand for the headlining engagement at Resorts World Theatre.

"I love doing these headlining shows in Vegas because the intimate room at Resorts World allows me to really connect to the crowd in such a different way," Bryan said. "Sitting at the piano each night has become one of my favorite moments in the show."

Tickets and a limited number of premium VIP packages for the new 2023 show dates will go on sale to the public beginning September 30 at 10 a.m. PT at axs.com and rwlasvegas.com/entertainment.

The country singer-songwriter's remaining "Luke Bryan: Vegas" dates this year are scheduled for November 30, December 2, 3, 7, 9, and 10.

2023 Dates:

February: 1, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11March: 22, 24, 25, 29, 31April: 1

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Mickey Guyton Joins Metallica On 'Nothing Else Matters' At Global Citizen Festival

Mickey Guyton Joins Metallica On 'Nothing Else Matters' At Global Citizen Festival

Mickey Guyton joined Metallica onstage to perform "Nothing Else Matters," when the band was playing a set at the Global Citizen Festival in New York City's Central Park on Saturday night (September 24).

Guyton, who was invited by Metallica during their performance, had played at the festival earlier in the day.

"Finally a real singer!" James Hetfield remarked as Guyton appeared on the stage. Guyton sang the verses and delivered a riveting duet with Hetfield on the track's chorus.

After her performance, Guyton expressed her Metallica fandom on her social channels. "There are no words. I'm just grateful," she wrote, sharing a few snapshots from her time onstage rocking out with the legendary act.

Guyton previously covered "Nothing Else Matters" for the 2021 tribute album The Metallica Blacklist, a multi-disc project that also featured tributes from Darius Rucker, Chris Stapleton, Jon Pardi and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit.

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John Prine, Patsy Cline & More To Be Inducted Into Music City Walk Of Fame

John Prine, Patsy Cline & More To Be Inducted Into Music City Walk Of Fame

Four legends of Music City will be posthumously inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame next month.

Country-folk and Americana singer-songwriter John Prine; influential country and pop vocalist Patsy Cline; Dr. Paul T. Kwami, musical director of the Fisk Jubilee Singers for 28 years; and industry executive Ed Hardy will be honored at the induction ceremony to be held at Music City Walk of Fame Park on October 10.

The induction ceremony will bestow the 94th, 95th, 96th and 97th stars on the Music City Walk of Fame. Inductees are recognized for their significant contributions to preserving the musical heritage of Nashville and for contributing to the world through song.

Brenda Lee will present for Prine; Trisha Yearwood will present for Cline; CeCe Winans will present for Kwami; and Garth Brooks will be the presenter for Hardy.

Prine's wife, Fiona Whelan Prine; Cline's daughter, Julie Fudge; Kwami's son, Delali Kwami; and Hardy's wife, Kim Hardy will accept the induction on behalf of the inductees.

"Each of these four inductees left an enduring mark on Music City, and their influence continues today," said Kevin Lavender, Executive Vice President at 5/3 Bank and chairman of the Board of Directors of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.

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Florida Georgia Line To Release 'Greatest Hits' Album

Florida Georgia Line To Release 'Greatest Hits' Album

Florida Georgia Line are set to drop their first Greatest Hits album on Glass Clear LP vinyl on October 28 through Target. The compilation album will feature 14 tracks.

Florida Georgia Line are a country music duo founded in 2010 by Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley. Their 2012 debut single "Cruise" became a major hit and was was downloaded over seven million times, making it the first country song ever to receive the Diamond certification.

The duo have released five studio albums, including Here's to the Good Times (2012), Anything Goes (2014), Dig Your Roots (2016), Can't Say I Ain't Country (2019), and Life Rolls On (2021).

The duo recently wrapped their final set of tour dates together as both Brian and Tyler are focusing on solo careers.

Tyler's debut solo album will be drop on January 27. Brian released his solo effort, Sunshine State of Mind, last June.

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Kelsea Ballerini Teams Up With Carly Pearce, Kelly Clarkson On 'You're Drunk, Go Home'

Kelsea Ballerini Teams Up With Carly Pearce, Kelly Clarkson On 'You're Drunk, Go Home'

Kelsea Ballerini has teamed up with Carly Pearce and Kelly Clarkson for a new collaborative track "You're Drunk, Go Home," a song from her latest album, Subject To Change.

The song, which was released on Friday (September 23), finds Ballerini moving away from her usual pop/country groves and leaning heavily into a '90s traditional country beat and a rockabilly vibe with electric and steel guitars and hypnotic walk-down bass.

The song sees the singers taking turns telling an inebriated person to walk away as his intoxicated condition would not allow him to start up a conversation.

"You're drunk, go home / If you're trying to hook up / Gotta do it alone / The way you're slurring and the way you stumble / Ain't no way you're gonna get my number / Hey, walk away, so me and my girls can do our thing / I ain't looking for a one-night rodeo / You're drunk, go home," they sing in unison.

Ballerini first teased the epic collaboration on September 8, posting a video on Instagram.

"A sassbomb yeehaw collab moment?!? YOU'RE DRUNK, GO HOME with my sister Carly Pearce and hero sister, Kelly Clarkson. Available 9/23 can I get a yeeeeehaw?" Ballerini captioned the clip, which she also shared on her Twitter page.

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Martina McBride Announces Dates For 12th Annual The Joy Of Christmas Tour

Martina McBride Announces Dates For 12th Annual The Joy Of Christmas Tour

Martina McBride has announced upcoming dates for her 12th annual The Joy of Christmas Tour.

Kicking off the tour on November 26 in Greensboro, North Carolina, McBride will once again hit the road to celebrate the holiday season in what has become a favored tradition.

"This is the 12th year of doing the Joy Of Christmas Tour and I truly believe our 2022 version of the show is the best yet," said the country music icon. "It is truly a night for the whole family to celebrate all the joyful things about the holiday season."

"We look forward to it every year and are honored that our show has become a tradition for us and the fans. We cannot wait to take it back on the road," she added.

2022 marks the 25th anniversary of McBride's impactful album Evolution, which produced two No. 1 hits - "Wrong Again" and the iconic "A Broken Wing".

National on-sale of tickets for The Joy of Christmas Tour are available on Friday, September 30.

Tour Dates:

Nov 26 - Grensboro, NC @ Steven Tanger CenterNov 27 - Daytona Beach, FL @ The Peabody AuditoriumDec 1 - Tysons, VA @ Capital One HallDec 2 - Shippensburg, PA @ Luhrs Performing ArtsDec 3 - Glenside, PA @ Keswick TheatreDec 4 - New Brunswick, NJ @ State TheatreDec 8 - Denver @ Paramount TheatreDec 9 - Omaha, NE @ Orpheum TheatreDec 10 - Cedar Falls, IA @ Gallagher Bluedorn PACDec 16 - Tulsa, OK @ Hard Rock Hotel & CasinoDec 17 - Kansas City @ Midland TheatreDec 18 - Fayetteville, AR @ Walton Arts Center - Baum Walker Hall

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Noah Cyrus Duets With Dad Billy Ray Cyrus On Emotional 'Noah (Stand Still)'

Noah Cyrus Duets With Dad Billy Ray Cyrus On Emotional 'Noah (Stand Still)'

Noah Cyrus recently released a new duet version of "Noah (Stand Still)," featuring her dad Billy Ray Cyrus.

The track sees Cyrus reflecting on advice she received from her father while she was battling her Xanax addiction.

"Death upon my doorstep, if I took just one more step/ There'd be nothin' left of me except these songs/ And my father told me, 'Noah/ When you don't know where you're goin'/ Just stand still/ Soon enough you will,'" Noah croons over quiet acoustic guitar on the opening verse.

After Billy Ray sings the second verse, Noah does the harmonies with him, singing, "Just stand still and watch your sunset leave/ The lonely dirt under your feet to fill/ Just stand still/ Sixty-seven-thousand miles an hour/ Around the sun, and that is how it feels/ Just stand still."

Noah's much-awaited debut album The Hardest Part, which arrived earlier this month, features a solo version of "Noah (Stand Still)" as the opening track.

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Tyler Hubbard Shares Video For 'Inside And Out'

Tyler Hubbard Shares Video For 'Inside And Out'

Tyler Hubbard recently shared a music video for his new song "Inside And Out," which features on his recently-released six-track album, Dancin' In The Country.

Speaking about the new video, Hubbard said, "This is one of my favorite songs, and I'm really excited for people to hear and see the message behind it through the video. 'Inside And Out' is also a family favorite, and my daughter calls it 'her song,' but the message is universal. I want my wife, kids, and really anyone listening, to know that inner beauty is more important than outer beauty.and I want everyone to hear that message in this song."

"When I watch the video, I'm reminded of being a child and the innocence and the fun and the beauty of that stage of life. I hope as adults, we can channel and remember the inner child that's within all of us," added the member of the Nashville-based duo Florida Georgia Line.

Dancin' In The Country, released by EMI Records Nashville on August 19, became the second best-selling country album debut of the year and also debuted at No. 1 on the Heatseekers Albums chart.

The country music star is currently sharing stages with Keith Urban and Ingrid Andress on "The Speed of Now World Tour."

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'Heal The Music Day' To Feature Chris & Morgane Stapleton, Lauren Daigle, Keith Urban & More

'Heal The Music Day' To Feature Chris & Morgane Stapleton, Lauren Daigle, Keith Urban & More

Chris & Morgane Stapleton, Lauren Daigle, Keith Urban, Rodney Crowell, Ronnie Dunn, Tina Parol, Vince Gill and Wiatr & Associates are among the artists participating in the fifth annual "Heal The Music Day" on October 21 to raise awareness and funding to support the Music Health Alliance (MHA).

In just nine years, MHA has provided free healthcare advocacy and access to life-saving health and financial resources to more than 18,000 working music professionals nationwide and is entirely funded through individual and corporate donations and grants.

Launched in 2017, "Heal The Music Day" is the brainchild of Grammy-winning musician Rodney Crowell, who is championing this year's campaign with MHA in an effort to raise awareness and support for the emergency and ongoing medical needs of the U.S. creative community.

Thanks to the direct efforts of Music Health Alliance, members of the music community across the country have gained access to lifesaving cancer treatment, transplants, medications to treat Parkinson's, end of life care, and many other crucial services.

"In the world of the working musician, good health is something most of us take for granted - that is, until something goes wrong," said Crowell. "The healthcare advocates at MHA ensure that no music professional must face a healthcare crisis alone."

"It is crucial to support MHA's work to heal the music and the best part is that music makers don't have to do anything that they are not already doing. Pledges can be as simple as a percent of a concert, event, creative work, or single donation made for Heal The Music Day October 21," he added.

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Shania Twain Shares First Single In Five Years 'Waking Up Dreaming'

Shania Twain Shares First Single In Five Years 'Waking Up Dreaming'

Shania Twain recently shared her new song, "Waking Up Dreaming," which marks her first release since 2017.

The five-time Grammy Award-winning artist's new song, accompanied by a video directed by Isaac Rentz, is her first under a recording agreement with Republic Nashville.

Speaking about the release and new partnership, the country-pop icon said, "I couldn't think of a better partner than Republic Nashville. I'm honored and excited to be the label's first artist and lead the charge of this new and exciting chapter. In this respect, it feels like a new beginning all around, and I'm embracing it wholeheartedly."

Republic Records co-founder and CEO Monte Lipman said, "Shania is one of the most influential and impactful artists of this generation. She's a rare talent whose legacy continues to resonate throughout the world. We feel a tremendous amount of gratitude to support her new body of work, which is spectacular."

Twain ended her tie up with Mercury Nashville, which has been there since the beginning of her recording career in the early 1990s, earlier this year.

Twain's previous studio album Now, her first album in 15 years, was released in 2017 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

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Maren Morris Doesn't Feel 'Comfortable' Attending CMA Awards After Dispute With Brittany Aldean

Maren Morris Doesn't Feel 'Comfortable' Attending CMA Awards After Dispute With Brittany Aldean

In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, country star Maren Morris said she doesn't "feel comfortable" attending the CMA Awards this fall due to an online dispute with Brittany Aldean.

Morris, who's Humble Quest has been nominated "Album of the Year," said she may not attend the event in Nashville as she feels Brittany's comments were transphobic.

"Honestly, I haven't decided if I'm gonna go," Morris said. "I'm very honored that my record is nominated. But I don't know if I feel [at] home there right now. So many people I love will be in that room, and maybe I'll make a game-time decision and go. But as of right now, I don't feel comfortable going."

"I think I was more sad going last year. Some nights are fun. Others I'm just crawling out of my skin," she added. "I'm not good at those events because I'm awkward. But this time I kind of feel peaceful at the notion of not going."

In an Instagram post in August, Brittany posted a video of herself applying makeup with the caption, "I'd really like to thank my parents for not changing my gender when I went through my tomboy phase. I love this girly life."

Jasonf Aldean commented on his wife's post with a laughing-crying emoji, saying, "Lmao!! Im glad they didn't too, cause you and I wouldn't have worked out."

The post triggered a bitter feud between the Aldeans and liberal country singers such as Morris and Cassadee Pope.

Pope commented on Twitter, "You'd think celebs with beauty brands would see the positives in including LGBTQ+ people in their messaging. But instead here we are, hearing someone compare their 'tomboy phase' to someone wanting to transition. Real nice."

Morris replied to Pope, "It's so easy to, like, not be a scumbag human? Sell your clip-ins and zip it, Insurrection Barbie."

Brittany then launched a Barbie-inspired clothing line that reads "Don't Tread On Our Kids" with all proceeds benefiting Operation Light Shine that helps fight against child exploitation and human trafficking.

After Brittany's appearance on Tucker Carlson's Fox News show, where the host called Morris a "lunatic country music person who I hope leaves country music immediately," Morris launched a line of shirts that read "Maren Morris Lunatic Country Music Person," with more than $150,000 raised so far for two transgender non profits.

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Dustin Lynch Adds Dates To 'Party Mode Tour'

Dustin Lynch Adds Dates To 'Party Mode Tour'

Country singer-songwriter Dustin Lynch has added three more dates to his headlining "Party Mode Tour."

Lynch announced that he will be performing at Sanford Center (Bemidji, MN) on November 3, at Mayo Clinic Health System (Mankato, MN) on November 4, and at Horizon Events Center (Clive, IA) on November 5, with King Calaway supporting him on all three new dates.

Tickets for the new dates are currently on sale via DustinLynchMusic.com.

Lynch's extended Party Mode Tour has marked several sell outs plus well over 45,000 tickets sold this past spring.

Dustin Lynch 2022 Party Mode Tour Dates:

Sept 29 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AESept 30 - Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at NauticaOct 1 - Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at RiverbendOct 6 - Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Oakdale TheatreOct 7 - Boston @ MGM Music Hall at FenwayNov 2 - Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock LiveNov 3 - Bemidji, MN @ Sanford CenterNov 4 - Mankato, MN @ Mayo Clinic Health SystemNov 5 - Clive, IA @ Horizon Events Center

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Taylor Swift Receives NSAI's Songwriter-Artist Of The Decade Award

Taylor Swift Receives NSAI's Songwriter-Artist Of The Decade Award

Taylor Swift recently received the Nashville Songwriters Association International's Songwriter-Artist of the Decade award.

Swift received the award on Tuesday, September 20, at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium during the annual Nashville Songwriter Awards. Swift gave a 13-minute acceptance speech in which she discussed her approach to songwriting, re-recording her first six studio albums after dispute with her label and more.

"I'm up here receiving this beautiful award for a decade of work, and I can't possibly explain how nice that feels. Because the way I see it, this is an award that celebrates a culmination of moments," Swift said when accepting the award, as transcribed by Pitchfork.

She continued, "Challenges. Gauntlets laid down. Albums I'm proud of. Triumphs. Strokes of luck or misfortune. Loud, embarrassing errors and the subsequent recovery from those mistakes, and the lessons learned from all of it."

"This award celebrates my family and my co-writers and my team. My friends and my fiercest fans and my harshest detractors and everyone who entered my life or left it. Because when it comes to my songwriting and my life, they are one and the same," Swift added.

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