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Matt Stell is headed for prime time, performing "Prayed for You" at "Bachelor in Paradise" wedding

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RECORDS/Arista NashvilleNewcomer Matt Stell is set to sing his debut hit next week on ABC’s Bachelor in Paradise.

The Arkansas native performs his top fifteen single, “Prayed for You,” next Tuesday during the wedding of Paradise alums Krystal Neilson and Chris Randone in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

You can tune in to see Matt sing the romantic ballad starting at 8 p.m. ET  on Tuesday, August 27 on ABC.  

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Former Presidents Bush, Carter, Clinton & Obama line up to honor Garth Brooks next month in NYC

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ABC/Image Group LA Garth Brooks will receive the first-ever George H.W. Bush Points of Light Award for Caring and Compassion during a gala next month in New York City.

The 41st president — who was a huge country music fan — started the Points of Light campaign, which even had its own theme song, sung by Randy Travis.

Garth is being honored for his charitable work with organizations like Habitat for Humanity and his Teammates for Kids Foundation.

“The fact that this award is a reflection of 41, his beloved Barbara, and the work they believed in is the greatest honor,” Garth reflects. “An award is only as good as its recipient. My hope and goal is to make the Bush family and the honorary chairs proud that Garth Brooks is the first name on this award for caring and compassion.”

Presidents George W. BushJimmy CarterBill Clinton, and Barack Obama are the honorary chairs for the event that’s set for Thursday, September 26 at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City.

Meanwhile, Garth has revealed that the third stop on his Dive Bar Tour will take place just a few days prior, on September 23 at the legendary Gruene Hall in New Braunfels, Texas. The only way to get tickets for the show at Texas’ longest continually-running dancehall is through local country radio stations.

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After playing CMA Fest, Carrie Underwood and Joan Jett reunite for "Sunday Night Football"

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NBCUniversalCarrie Underwood and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Joan Jett already teamed up earlier this summer to play CMA Fest together in Nashville, and now they’re reuniting for this year’s Sunday Night Football open.

They’ll perform the original SNF opening number “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night,” which is actually based on Joan’s 1988 hit, “I Hate Myself for Loving You.”

“I have always been a huge fan of Joan’s,” Carrie says, “and I’m thrilled that she’s joining us for the Sunday Night Football open. What better way to pay homage to the original SNF opening song than by getting to play with her on prime time’s biggest stage?”

For the first time ever, this year’s open was filmed at an NFL stadium, with as-yet-unannounced players joining Carrie and Joan at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

You can get your first look at this year’s theme this Sunday night, during halftime of the Steelers/Titans pre-season game, which starts at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. You’ll be able to see the full version before the first official game on Sunday, September 8.

This is Carrie’s seventh year in a row starring in the Sunday Night Football open.   

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Back to reality: Lauren Alaina joins the cast of 'Dancing with the Stars' season 28

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ABCLauren Alaina is taking the “Road Less Traveled” to the ballroom, as she competes on the upcoming season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

Lauren was announced as one of the cast members for DWTS Season 28, along with the likes of Christie Brinkley, former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, Queer Eye star Karamo Brown, former basketball star and Khloe Kardashian’s ex Lamar Odom, Dawson’s Creek star James Van Der Beek, legendary Supremes member Mary Wilson, pop star Ally Brooke, The Office’s Kate Flannery and Kenan & Kel’s Kel Mitchell.

The cast was announced on ABC’s Good Morning America Wednesday.  Lauren admitted on the show that she was totally starstruck by Flannery, who played Meredith Palmer on The Office. She even said that she would probably end up voting for Flannery, and not herself, to win the Mirror Ball trophy.

Being on a reality show where the audience votes for you is, of course, nothing new for Lauren: She came in second on the 10th season of American Idol; Scotty McCreery won.

The new season of DWTS will premiere on Monday, September 16, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.  Here’s the full cast list:

Christie Brinkley, model
Hannah Brown, The Bachelorette star
Kel Mitchell, Kenan & Kel actor
Ray Lewis, former pro-football player
Lamar Odom, former Lakers player and Khloe Kardashian’s ex
Kate Flannery, The Office actress
Lauren Alaina, country singer
Sean Spicer, former White House press secretary
Ally Brooke, singer and former Fifth Harmony member
Karamo Brown, Queer Eye star
James Van Der Beek, Dawson’s Creek star
Mary Wilson, ex-member of The Supremes

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Kane Brown's ready to coach Little League, mend broken hearts & help with homework once his daughter arrives

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There’s no escaping the fact that country music is in the middle of another baby boom right now.

Florida Georgia Line‘s Tyler Hubbard just welcomed his second child, a son named Luca Reed, on Monday, and Thomas Rhett, Brantley Gilbert, Brett Young, Midland‘s Mark Wystrach, Dylan Scott, Jordan Davis, and Kane Brown are all expecting babies — with a lot of help from their wives, of course. 

Kane’s already done quite a bit of thinking about the kind of dad he wants to be to his daughter, who’s set to arrive this fall.

“Hopefully she plays sports and I can be that dad that’s a coach. I want to coach a Little League team,” he reveals.

“I wanna be there for, you know, when her first boyfriend breaks her heart,” Kane continues, “I want to be there and help her, or, you know, [be] the dad that sits at the table and helps her with her homework. I just wanna be there for her.”

Last week at a baby shower thrown by Jason Aldean and his wife Brittany, Kane and his wife Katelyn revealed they plan to name their first child Kingsley.

Kane plays the Crawford Country Fairgrounds in Meadville, Pennsylvania Wednesday before re-joining Jason on the Ride All Night Tour.

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