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Nashville notes: 'The Voice' returns with Reba + Martina McBride's 'Eleven (Deluxe)'

Season 24 of NBC's The Voice premieres Monday, September 25. Country icon Reba McEntire will make her debut as a coach and join returning coaches Gwen StefaniJohn Legend and Niall Horan. Be sure to tune in.

Martina McBride is set to release a deluxe edition of her 2011 album, Eleven. It'll feature four tracks that were previously only available on the Target Exclusive version of the record. "When I released this record 12 years ago, I added four exclusive tracks to the Target CD. I’m sure some of you still have that CD. I know I have mine! I always felt that a day would come when I'd want to share them freely with the world and that day is coming…soon," says Martina. Eleven (Deluxe) can be preordered now.

Emily Ann Roberts has dropped her debut album, Can't Hide Country. This 13-song project is produced by Trent Willmon and includes a collaboration with Vince Gill and Ricky Skaggs on "Still Searching." "From celebrating the little things in life to a love beyond my wildest dreams, to anthems for all the ladies in my life about standing up for what they deserve in a relationship, to songs of encouragement to know you’ve got a reason to keep on going, this album takes you through so many emotions and seasons we face in life," Emily shares.

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Kick off fall with Paula Deen's pumpkin spice toffee thins

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It's officially fall, so you know what that means: It's pumpkin spice season.

If you're looking for a pumpkin spice treat, Paula Deen has some pumpkin spice toffee thins.

Paula's recipe has a prep time of 20 minutes and cooking time of 11 to 13 minutes. Ingredients include brown sugar, toffee bits, an egg, butter, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla extract.

"Put this on your to-do list, y'all. And folks will love you for doing it," Paula says in a video as she readies the sweet treat.

For the full recipe, visit

If you need video guidance, you can head to Paula's Facebook to watch her make the pumpkin spice toffee thins from scratch in her home kitchen.

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Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Lainey Wilson + more 'Enlisted' for new Craig Morgan EP

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Grand Ole Opry member and U.S. Army veteran Craig Morgan has announced a new, star-studded EP titled Enlisted.

Arriving October 20, the six-track set features collaborations with Blake SheltonLuke CombsLainey Wilson, Trace AdkinsGary LeVox and Jelly Roll on Craig's signature hits as well as two brand new songs. 

"Making this record has been so much fun because I got to get in the studio with some of my friends and also re-create some of my catalog in a way that feels like brand-new music," shares Craig.

"It's an absolute honor to be a part of this record," says Lainey, who sings "International Harvester" with Craig. "I remember the first time I ever heard 'International Harvester' and the feeling I got knowing that there was music being written that felt like it was made just for me. I come from a family of farmers, so it’s really a full circle moment to be on this track alongside my good friend Craig."

Enlisted is available for presave now.

Here's the track list for Craig's Enlisted EP:

"Raise The Bar" featuring Luke Combs
"Almost Home" featuring Jelly Roll
"Redneck Yacht Club" featuring Blake Shelton
"That’s What I Love About Sunday" featuring Gary LeVox
"International Harvester" featuring Lainey Wilson
"That Ain’t Gonna Be Me" featuring Trace Adkins

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Kimberly Perry reflects on her pop music pursuit + life lessons in "Fool's Gold"

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Kimberly Perry has released a candid new song, "Fool's Good."

Kimberly penned the track with Nicolle Galyon and Jimmy Robbins, and it chronicles her earlier pop music pursuit and the lessons it taught her. 

"Fool's Gold is about my experience out West, pursuing pop music, and chasing a so-called golden carrot," shares the former The Band Perry lead singer. "While I needed that season and that adventure to discover more about who I am, all of it ultimately led me back home to Tennessee, to [husband] Johnny, and to Country music."

"Thank God for the dead ends, it’s where we get to spin around and start making our way to our truest selves," she adds.

"Fool's Gold" follows Kimberly's debut solo EP, BLOOM. The five-song set includes its lead single, "If I Die Young Pt. 2."

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Tim McGraw adds 11 dates to Standing Room Only Tour

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Country superstar Tim McGraw has added 11 more dates to his 2024 Standing Room Only Tour.

Tim's newly announced shows include stops in St. Louis, Austin, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Atlanta, Los Angeles and more.

Carly Pearce will open for Tim on his headlining tour. 

"I always want to deliver the best possible concert I can for the fans," says Tim, who recently released his new album, Standing Room Only. "We've got some really special plans to make this the biggest and the best tour we've ever done."

The Standing Room Only Tour kicks off March 14 in Jacksonville and will conclude in Sacramento on June 29. 

Ticket sales for the new shows begin Friday, September 29, at 10 a.m. local time in each market. For a full list of dates, visit

Tim's currently #8 and rising on the country charts with his "Standing Room Only" single.

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Cody Johnson plots 2024 The Leather Tour

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Hot off the heels of his new album announcement, Cody Johnson has unveiled dates for his 2024 headlining tour.

Named after his upcoming record, The Leather Tour kicks off January 19 in Sacramento, San Diego, Nashville, North Little Rock, Jacksonville and more. 

Justin Moore and Dillon Carmichael will open for Cody at all stops, except for his North Little Rock show, which will be opened by Chris Janson and Dillon.

For tickets and a full list of dates, visit

Cody's forthcoming album, Leather, arrives November 3 and is available for preorder. Fans can preview the project with "The Painter," "Work Boots" and "Watching My Old Flame" — out now.

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Parmalee unveils deluxe album, 'For You 2'

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Parmalee has dropped their new album, For You 2.

The project is an expanded collection of 2021's For You and features five new songs, including Parmalee's current single, "Girl In Mine."

"In those two years between the original and the deluxe, we kept writing songs," shares lead singer Matt Thomas. "The good thing about this time in-between is that you can dig in and keep beating what you have. There was a progression."

"We want to have different songs to complete For You 2, that still fit the whole vibe," adds Matt. 

"Girl In Mine" is currently #4 and ascending the country charts.

Here's the For You 2 track list:

"Only You"
"Just the Way"
"Backroad Girl"
"Take My Name"
"I Do"
"Miss You Now"
"Greatest Hits"(featuring Fitz)
"Better With You"
"Forget You" (featuring Avery Anna)
"Alone Like That"
"I See You"
"I'll Take The Chevvy"
"For You"
"Girl In Mine"
"Gonna Love You"
"Is It Just Me"
"Wish I Never Loved You"

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Kane Brown talks "I Can Feel It," why he can't wait to perform it live

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Kane Brown recently released his hotly anticipated new single, "I Can Feel It."

The uptempo track, which was co-written by Kane, samples Phil Collins' 1981 hit "In The Air Tonight." So, what inspired that interpolation?

"This song came after we were trying to find somebody to perform with me at Stagecoach," Kane recalls. "Phil Collins was one of the people we wanted, and after we were in Canada, we wrote this song."

"I immediately fell in love with it, with the drum feel. It's so familiar to a lot of people," he says.

With "I Can Feel It" ushering in a new music chapter, Kane's looking forward to performing the song onstage soon.

"I'm really excited to play it live. I immediately saw the image of it after we wrote it, and I can't wait for everybody to hear it and get to jam along to it," shares Kane.

Tickets to Kane's 2024 In The Air Tour go on sale Thursday, September 28, at 10 a.m. local time. For more information and a full list of dates, visit

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Nashville notes: Luke Grimes' "Burn" + Dzaki Sukarno's 'Love Like 90's Country' EP

Luke Grimes has released "Burn," the latest preview of his forthcoming EP, Pain Pills Or Pews. Luke penned the track alongside Randy Montana and Josh Thompson. "'Burn' came from a simple classic rock style melody and the idea of running headfirst into a heartbreak, almost asking for it. The song always had a bit of Tom Petty vibe as he’s always been a big influence for me," shares the Yellowstone star. Pain Pills Or Pews is available for presave now.

Emerging country singer/songwriter Dzaki Sukarno has dropped his debut EP, Love Like 90's Country. The neotraditional three-song set was solely penned by Dzaki and features the nostalgic title track. "My EP talks about the happy & the painful times you experience while searching for that one love," says Dzaki.

Tickets to Brett Eldredge's 2023 Glow Live Tour are on sale now. For a full list of dates and to purchase tickets, visit

Chris Janson will be performing on Fox & Friends Saturday, September 23, at 9 a.m. and 9:50 a.m. ET. 

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Don't miss Trisha Yearwood's shows with the Nashville Symphony

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Ever wanted to see Trisha Yearwood on the Schermerhorn Symphony Center stage in Nashville? Here's your chance.

The "XXX's And OOO's" hitmaker will perform with the Nashville Symphony on October 19, October 20 and October 21. Enrico Lopez-Yañez will serve as conductor for the three-night event.

For tickets and more information, visit

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Dolly Parton teams up with Linda Perry for a cover of 4 Non-Blondes' "What’s Up?"

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Dolly Parton has shared another preview of her upcoming album, Rockstar, releasing her take on the 4 Non-Blondes classic "What’s Up?" It features a guest appearance by the song’s writer and lead singer, Linda Perry.

The new release comes with an accompanying video, shot at Eakin Elementary School in downtown Nashville. It has Dolly and Linda singing the song as they are slowly joined by a group of young school children.

"First of all, I love Linda Perry. Second of all, I love this song written by Linda. Third of all, I love being a part of this video to try to make people think about what’s going on in this world today," Dolly says. "If our children don’t make it, then what will? Again, I ask 'What's Up?' Enjoy."

It sounds like Linda was thrilled to have Dolly perform her tune.

"How is one supposed to react when the greatest and most prolific songwriter in the world wants to cover a song YOU wrote?" Linda shares. "Her version of 'What’s Up?' is so good. Her spin on it made me feel like it was her song. No surprise there."

Rockstar, which also features guest appearances by The BeatlesPaul McCartney and Ringo StarrSteven Tyler, Steve PerrySting, Stevie NicksElton John and more, comes out November 17. It is available for preorder now.

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Zach Bryan drops surprise 'Boys Of Faith' EP

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Hot on the heels of his chart-topping self-titled album, Zach Bryan has released a surprise EP, Boys Of Faith.

Entirely produced and written by Zach, the project features five songs, including collabs with Noah Kahan on "Sarah's Place" and Bon Iver on the title track.

Zach Bryan's latest self-titled album arrived in August. It debuted at #1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart and topped Billboard's Country, Rock & Alternative, Americana/Folk and Rock album charts.

Additionally, the Kacey Musgraves-assisted "I Remember Everything" made history by debuting atop the Billboard Hot 100, Hot Country Songs, Hot Rock Songs and Hot Rock & Alternative Songs charts.

Tickets to Zach's The Quittin Time 2024 Tour are on sale now at

Here's the Boys Of Faith EP track list:

"Nine Ball"
"Sarah’s Place (Feat. Noah Kahan)"
"Boys Of Faith (Feat. Bon Iver)"
"Deep Satin"
"Pain, Sweet, Pain"

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Saddle up for a new Cody Johnson album

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Saddle up, CoJo Nation, a new Cody Johnson album is arriving soon.

The country star has announced that he's releasing his new record, Leather, on November 3. Trent Willmon produced the 12-track set, which features lead single "The Painter," and the newly released "Work Boots" and "Watching My Old Flame."

Of his forthcoming project, Cody shares, "This round of songs, I have to say, is the best round of songs I have ever recorded and I feel like that’s the way it should be. Each album should outdo the last one."

Leather follows Cody's latest studio album, Human The Double Album, which spawned the hits "'Til You Can't" and the title track.

"The Painter" is currently #35 and ascending the country charts.

Leather is available for preorder now.

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Luke Combs joins Shenandoah for "Two Dozen Roses"

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Shenandoah has released a duet version of their iconic hit "Two Dozen Roses" with global country superstar Luke Combs.

An RIAA-certified Gold track, "Two Dozen Roses" was released in 1989 and became Shenandoah's third career #1 single.

Of the fresh rendition with Luke, Shenandoah frontman Marty Raybon tells Billboard, "It appears 'Two Dozen Roses' is as big as it ever was and having Luke’s vocal on there just proves the timelessness of what folks have felt about this song for years."

"Two Dozen Roses" is out now wherever you listen to music.

The track arrives after Luke notched his latest chart-toppers with "Love You Anyway" and "Fast Car." Most recently, Luke earned a 2023 CMA International Artist Achievement Award nomination alongside Morgan Wallen and Kip Moore.

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Carrie Underwood on 'Denim & Rhinestones (Deluxe Edition)': "I just enjoyed this era so much"

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Carrie Underwood has released an expanded version of her latest album, Denim & Rhinestones.

The deluxe record features six new songs, including the previously released "Out of That Truck," "Give Her That" and "Take Me Out."

"I like to think of the extra songs that we added for Denim & Rhinestones, for the Deluxe Edition is just an extension of Denim & Rhinestones as a whole," says Carrie.

"I definitely wanted all the songs to fit with the rest of the body of work, but it’s just more. It’s more denim. It’s more rhinestones. I feel like the vibe was so cool and I just enjoyed this era so much that I just wanted to keep it going," she adds. "So, I definitely feel like the songs fit, and if you liked the OG DNR, you’re gonna like the Deluxe Edition."

Carrie's REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency is currently underway at Resorts World Theatre. For tickets and a full list of dates, visit

Here's the Denim & Rhinestones (Deluxe Edition) track list:

"Denim & Rhinestones"
"Velvet Heartbreak"
"Ghost Story"
"Hate My Heart"
"Crazy Angels"
"Pink Champagne"
"Wanted Woman"
"Poor Everybody Else"
"She Don't Know"
"Out of That Truck"
"Give Her That"
"Drunk and Hungover"
"Take Me Out"
"She Don't Know (Live from the Denim & Rhinestones Tour)"

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