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Dan + Shay and Ashley Monroe to Perform on “A Home For The Holidays”

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Ashley Monroe and Dan and Shay will sing for the CBS special “A Home For The Holidays.” Rixton, Katharine McPhee, Jennifer Hudson, Train and Earth, Wind And Fire will also perform.

The special is about families who have adopted foster children. “A Home For The Holidays” airs December 19.


Top Country Tweets of the Week: Nov. 17th-23rd

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  1. @BradPaisley · Rejected single art. #perfectstorm
  1. @kelliepickler · Would it make me a bad wife if I stuck a tampon in my husband’s nostrils??? #SnoringHusband #ICantSleep #Help!

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  1. @ladyantebellum ·  Things are getting kinda weird on this cruise #Cozumel

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  1. @mirandalambert ·What a great day at Redemption Ranch! We had 12 adoptions. It rained all day but didn’t stop our… http://instagram.com/p/vuoJ_7DPiY/ 
  1. @bretteldredge · I convinced a lady that “Snap-chat” is an app where the only way you communicate is by snapping your fingers

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  1. @carrieunderwood The Preds’ game program…what’s wrong here? #IMustBeACougar http://instagram.com/p/vuXEDILqgT/

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  1. @blakeshelton · Just left the grand opening of Redemption Ranch.. And YES I got a dog.

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  1. @LukeBryanOnline ·  9h 9 hours ago #AMAs
  1. @ScottyMcCreery ·  Fall came, and fall went too dagum quick this year!
  1. @CharlieDaniels ·  A friendly word and a good hug can help solve any number of problems. Let’s all make the day count.

Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman & Husband Honor Brother’s Memory with Forgivness

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In 2012 Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town‘s brother-in-law took a motorcycle ride on Thanksgiving eve. The ride, usually done as a group of the guys from the family, was done solo, and he promised to be home by 5:30. Dinner came and went, dessert was served, but Allen Schlapman, father and husband, never returned. Instead, two Williamson County police officers rang the doorbell, explaining that Allen had died instantly when a drunk driver had crossed the center line, hitting the motorcycle head on. And although sorrow and hatred were the initial reaction, the couple tell The Tennessean that they’ve moved passed that.

The first thing I thought: This guy killed my brother. I hope he goes to the electric chair,” Stephen Schlapman said. “Some careless, selfish, inconsiderate stupid drunk hit him, killed him.”

Forgiveness speeds up the process of being able to move on. Until you forgive the person who did you terribly wrong, you can’t move on and you’ll never be able to talk about it.”

Instead, the couple have started a non-profit, The Dogwood Project, that delivers teddy bears and dogwood trees — Allen Schlapman’s favorite kind of tree — to children in Tennessee who lose a parent. The Dogwood Project also gives surviving parents recommendations for grief counselors for their kids.

Since the accident, Gregory Powers was sentenced to 22 years for the death of Allen. He has written a letter to the family, and asked for forgiveness. You can read the entire letter here.

Lady Antebellum & Toby Keith Team-Up for CMT’s Ultimate KickOff Party

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Fans of both country music and college football will be the first to tell you that the two go hand in hand – just like beer and hot dogs. So this year, before they settle in their seats to see who will win the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship, fans will be able to celebrate the biggest college football weekend of the year with the first ever CMT ULTIMATE KICKOFF PARTY LIVE FROM THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, a live television special premiering on CMT on Friday, January 9th at 9:00 p.m. ET. The concert special marks a first-time partnership with CMT and College Football Playoff and is the kickoff entertainment event at the national championship playoff weekend. Superstars Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Big & Rich and Brett Eldredge are scheduled to perform in the live 90-minute special, being broadcast from the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. More artists will soon be announced.

The inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship is on January 12, 2015, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

American Music Awards Winners & Garth Performs!!!

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Last night the American Music Awards crowned the best of the best int he eyes of the fan. Country favorites who took home the prize are…

Favorite Male Country Artist: Luke Bryan
Favorite Female Country Artist: Carrie Underwood
Favorite Country Duo/Group: Florida Georgia Line
Favorite Country Album: Brantley Gilbert

Garth Brooks took to an award show stage to perform for the first time in forever with a crowd-raising performance of “People Loving People.”

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