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Brett Eldredge is taking "The Long Way" to enjoy 2018

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By Music News Group

ABC/Image Group LABrett Eldredge breaks into the top 20 this week with “The Long Way,” a song about taking the time to appreciate all of the attributes of a new love interest.

Much like the mindset of his latest hit, Brett says his resolution for 2018 is to enjoy the life — and the career — he’s created.

“I want to really sit back and enjoy how special of a life making music is,” he reflects. “When you start out, you’re just trying everything to get on the radio. And then you’re trying to make the best music you can, and all you think about is that.”

“I’m always gonna work hard,” Brett explains, “but I’ve got to sit back and enjoy it too. You’re moving so fast sometimes, you don’t get to really recognize what’s happening all the time, because you’re going to the next stage or you’re going to the next place or you’re putting out the next song or whatever it is.”

Brett will get the chance to thank lots of the folks responsible for his success, as he heads out on his headlining The Long Way Tour in April.

“I just want to really take a deep breath and look all around me and see all the people that have helped get me there and celebrate it with them,” he says, “and celebrate with my fans that were listening to me when I had nothing going on, and then people that discovered me and told their friends. That’s my main goal, is to really just take it all in…”

The Illinois native will start 2018 on the Country Music Freaks trek with Blake Shelton. Their first show together is February 15 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Luke Bryan‘s new single is the What Makes You Country track “Most People Are Good.”

Reba McEntire will play Pennsylvania’s Parx Casino April 27 and 28. Tickets go on sale this Friday.

A public memorial service for Country-Music-Hall-of-Famer Mel Tillis will be held January 31 at 10 a.m. CT at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Mel’s daughter Pam Tillis and his band The Statesiders are set to play, along with Alison Krauss, Ricky Skaggs, Ray Stevens, Larry Gatlin, Brenda Lee and others. Tillis passed away in November at the age of 85.

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Meryl Streep talks Harvey Weinstein, own harassment experiences

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By Stephen Iervolino

Streep in “The Post” – Photo Credit: Niko Tavernise. © 2017 TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORP / STORYTELLER DISTRIBUTION CO. LLC.(LOS ANGELES) — In an overarching interview with The New York Times, Meryl Streep opened up about her own sexual harassment experiences in Hollywood and why she initially stayed quiet about the allegations swirling around Harvey Weinstein.

Streep explained why it took her days to speak out against him.

“I found out about this on a Friday and went home deep into my own life. And then somebody told me that on Morning Joe they were screaming that I haven’t responded yet. I don’t have a Twitter thing or – handle, whatever. And I don’t have Facebook,” she told The Times. “I really had to think. Because it really underlined my own sense of cluelessness, and also how evil, deeply evil, and duplicitous, a person he was, yet such a champion of really great work.”

Streep added, “You think you know everything about everybody. So much gossip. You don’t know anything. People are so inscrutable on a certain level. And it’s a shock … in terms of Harvey, I really didn’t know. I did think he was having girlfriends. But when I heard rumors about actresses, I thought that that was a way of denigrating the actress and her ability to get the job.”

Weinstein has been accused by dozens of women of sexual misconduct, including rape. Though the former studio head has admitted to wrongdoing and sought professional help, his spokeswoman has said that “any allegations of nonconsensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein.”

Streep also shed light on what harassment experiences the 68-year-old icon has faced in her illustrious career.

“I have experienced things, mostly when I was young and pretty. Nobody comes on to me [now],” she said. “So I wouldn’t have had that more recently. But back in the day, when everybody was doing cocaine, there was a lot of [expletive] behavior that was inexcusable. But now that people are older, and more sober, there has to be forgiveness, and that’s the way I feel about it.”

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Missing Texas sisters believed to be in Colorado with man who's person of interest in their mother's death

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By Louis Milman

Ben185/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Two young sisters who have been missing from their Texas home for days are believed to be in Colorado, potentially with a man who is considered a person of interest in their mother’s death, police said.

Luluvioletta Bandera-Magret, 7, and Lilianais Griffith, 14, were last seen Saturday in Round Rock, about 20 miles north of Austin, where they both live, according to the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children. An Amber Alert was issued for them.

On New Year’s Eve, police responded to a welfare check at a home, where they found the girls’ mother, Tonya Bates, dead, according to ABC affiliate KVUE in Austin.

Round Rock police said Wednesday that the missing girls may be with Terry Allen Miles, 44, who police said is a person of interest in Bates’ death. Miles was Bates’ roommate, police said, according to KVUE.

Texas police looking for missing girls ages 14, 7 who may have been abducted by 44-year-old man

The search for Bates and the missing children is focused on the Colorado-New Mexico border as of Dec. 30, police said. They added that have obtained surveillance video of Miles at a business in Trinidad, Colorado, on Dec. 30. The children were not seen with him in the video, according to police.

“Terry Miles, with those two girls, is a concern,” Round Rock Police Chief Allen Banks said Wednesday. “The biggest part is we want to have those girls brought home.”

Police said they have received tips as recently as Wednesday about possible sightings of Miles and the children.

“The tips have included sightings of the girls,” Banks said, according to KVUE. “We have received tips that people have seen the suspect, Terry Allen, and the two girls.”

“We have officers working 24 hours on this case,” Banks said, according to KVUE. “We all want to get 7-year-old Lulu and 14-year-old Lily home.”

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Fire reported at Clintons' Chappaqua, New York, property

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By Louis Milman

Monkey Business Images/Thinkstock(CHAPPAQUA, N.Y.) — A small fire was reported at Hillary and Bill Clinton’s property in Chappaqua, New York, Wednesday afternoon, New Castle police confirmed to ABC News.

The fire is now out, police said.

Police officers and firefighters responded to the scene. No injuries were reported.

There are multiple structures on the property, but Nick Merrill, Hillary Clinton’s former communications director, tweeted that the fire happened at a Secret Service facility located there.

The Clintons were not home at the time, Merrill said.

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