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Taylor Swift to Mentor on “The Voice”

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Taylor Swift will join Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams, and Gwen Stefani on season 7 of NBC’s “The Voice.” Taylor will serve as advisor to all four teams.

Taylor was an absolute pleasure to work with,” a source says about Swift’s contribution to The Voice. “She had great feedback for all the contestants. She made for an amazing mentor.”

The next season of The Voice kicks off on Sept. 22th. Taylor’s new album 1989 hits stores on October 27th.

Top Country Tweets of the Week August 25th-31st

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10. @carrieunderwood  ·  Farmers Market yesterday w/ @iveycake …Canning day today! Listened to Bluegrass & made jelly & salsa…

9. @blakeshelton  · There’s a Neon Light at the end of the tunnel… Bitch.

8. @bretteldredge  · Just landed in Alaska and literally driving through a rainbow hoop in the mountains right now…suddenly craving lucky charms

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7. @ChrisYoungMusic  ·  It was a good day… #numberone

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6. @charlieworsham  ·  happy dog day! this is how Thelma Lou sleeps in the car.

5. @CharlieDaniels  · If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck it still might be a Gooney Bird

4. @taylorswift13  ·  My home phone is ringing. I did not know I had a home phone. Interesting development.

3. @martinamcbride  · I’m going on the record as saying I want to do something with Tom Petty someday. #bucketlist

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2. @thebandperry  ·  Sweatin bullets!! #thisaintnohobby -k/r/n

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1. @DierksBentley  ·  anyone know how to get to the bahamas??! thought it was just one island! little lost at 9000 feet.

Toby Keith to Have “Drinks” With Wild Shot Mezcal Winners

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How badly do fans want to have “Drinks After Work” with chart-topping superstar Toby Keith? Bad enough that at his charity golf tournament last year, someone paid $4,000 to take a shot of Toby’s signature Wild Shot Mezcal with its namesake. Twice!

While that $8,000 was a nice bump for the Toby Keith Foundation’s charitable efforts, it’s likely out of the realm of possibilities for most fans. That’s where the “Drinks After Work” Sweepstakes comes in. Named for his current album, the contest offers winners a one-of-a-kind experience with Keith later this year.

Starting on May 1, fans 21-and-over have been able to enter once-per-day by registering at

Entries will be accepted until Sunday, August 31st.

No purchase is necessary. Five grand-prize winners and a guest get to have “Drinks After Work” with Toby at one of the Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill locations. Winners will be revealed Sept. 12 on the aforementioned Facebook page.

Of course, thousands more have been able to have a drink with Keith at one of his many tour stops this summer, including the upcoming dates in Indianapolis, IN on 9/13 and Philadelphia, PA on 9/27. For the third year in a row, Wild Shot will bring its inflatable bar on the road. Attendees of the Shut Up And Hold On Tour Presented by Ford F-Series, have been enjoying shots of Wild Shot and the wildly popular “Blue Mezcalita” cocktails. The national chain Glory Days Grill (22 locations) are also featuring their own Wild Shot cocktail, Red Solo Cup Sunrise.

The Swon Brothers ICE Gary Overton!

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The Swon Brothers – Zach and Colton – recently took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and on Tuesday, they turned the challenge on the head – literally – of their record label group, Sony Music Nashville Chairman & CEO Gary Overton. As you can see in this video of the experience, Overton (who did this twice!) has now relayed the challenge to CMA Awards executive producer Robert Deaton, Universal Music Group Nashville Chairman & CEO Mike Dungan, and Overton’s own SMN Creative Services VP Scott McDaniel.

Granger Smith Announces Yee Yee Nation Tour

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Country music maverick and viral superstar Granger Smith has announced plans for an extensive 65 city headlining fall tour today. The YEE YEE NATION 2014 TOUR will officially kick off tomorrow in Fargo, ND and will bring Granger to all corners of the U.S. throughout its run. Special guests Logan Mize and Jeff Allen will appear in various cities.
With a staggering two million+ rabid followers via social media and the best selling independent country album in digital sales of 2013 to his credit, Granger has also released a new full-length documentary providing a behind-the-scenes look at the Granger Smith experience. The documentary offers a look at the ins and outs of life on the road as he, his band and his crew travel the country selling out shows in brand new markets, set unprecedented attendance records, and bring fans the high-energy, unparalleled show they’ve come to expect.

In addition to bringing his consistently sold-out, electrifying live show to fans nationwide this fall, Granger will return to primetime national TV once again as his country boy alter ego Earl Dibbles Jr. appears for a new season of CBS Sports Network’s “Inside College Football.” By popular demand, Dibbles will deliver his personalized “Dip Em’ and Pick Em’” segments, making college football picks throughout the entirety of the season.

Hosted by Adam Zucker and analysts Randy Cross, Brian Jones, Aaron Taylor and Christian Fauria, this season of “Inside College Football” premieres tonight and airs each Tuesday from 8:00–10:00 p.m. EST

Upcoming YEE YEE NATION 2014 tour dates:
8/27 – The Venue at The Hub – Fargo, ND
8/28 – The Original Bar & Nightclub – Minot, ND
8/29 – The District – Sioux Falls, SD
8/30 – Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
9/3 – Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
9/4 – The Single Barrel – Lincoln, NE
9/5 – Whiskey Tango – Omaha, NE
9/6 – Back Road Bash – Vail, IA
9/9 – Schmitt’s Saloon – Morgantown, WV
9/10 – Brick Street Bar – Oxford, OH
9/11 – Dusty Armadillo – Rootstown, OH
9/12 – 12 Levels Nightclub – State College, PA
9/13 – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
9/14 – The Club at Stage A&E – Pittsburgh, PA
9/15 – The Southern – Charlottesville, VA
9/17 – Mavericks at the Landing – Jacksonville, FL
9/18 – Georgia Theater – Athens, GA
9/19 – Blind Horse Saloon – Greenville, SC
9/20 – Coyote Joes – Charlotte, NC

For a full list of YEE YEE NATION 2014 tour dates and updates please visit

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