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Dolly's sold-out 50th Opry anniversary stand will be a Thanksgiving-week special on NBC

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On Saturday night, Dolly Parton will celebrate half a century on the Grand Ole Opry with a sold-out two-show engagement at the iconic Nashville venue. If you’re not one of the lucky ones with a ticket, however, you can still see it anyway, since NBC’s turning it into a TV special.

The two-hour Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Grand Ole Opry is set to air Tuesday, November 26, boasting a superstar lineup. Not only will Dolly sing her classic hits, she’ll be joined by the likes of Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Chris Janson, Emmylou Harris, Toby Keith, Hank Williams Jr. and more.

“I’m so thrilled to be celebrating my 50-year anniversary with the Grand Ole Opry,” Dolly says. “I’m also excited that NBC wanted to share in this milestone with me.”

She adds, “Together we hope to entertain a broader audience [and educate them] on what the Grand Ole Opry is and what it means to me. We have some special treats, surprises and great performances by some very talented artists and I’m looking so forward to sharing it with you.”

Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Grand Ole Opry premieres Tuesday, November 26, at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.

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Sam Hunt, Lady A & Vince will honor Reba at Wednesday's 'CMT Artists of the Year'

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CMTThe list of big names who’ll be a part of next week’s 2019 CMT Artists of the Year just keeps growing.

Sam HuntLady AntebellumThomas Rhett’s wife Lauren AkinsVince GillMaddie & TaeThe Connors and The Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki, plus Chrissy Metz and Lonnie Chavis from This Is Us, are all set to take the stage next Wednesday at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville.

Carrie UnderwoodDan + ShayKane BrownThomas Rhett and Luke Combs are this year’s honorees, alongside Breakout Artist of the Year Ashley McBryde and Artist of a Lifetime Reba McEntire.

Lady A and Sam will pay tribute to Reba, while Vince will present her award. Chrissy Metz will do a special performance for Luke Combs.

Galecki, Lauren, Lonnie and Maddie & Tae will all be presenters.

You can tune in to watch the 90-minute Artists of the Year special next Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on CMT.

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Climb onstage with Jason Aldean and his band in new "We Back" video

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Broken BowYou can experience Jason Aldean in concert like never before in his new video for “We Back.”

The black-and-white clip for his latest top-25 hit was shot on the road during his Ride All Night Tour, which wraps up Friday night at Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Park, between Dallas and Fort Worth.

You’ll feel like you’re right next to Jason and the band for most of the clip, thanks to eight 360-degree cameras attached to musical instruments, Jason’s mic, and even a beer can.

“We’ve put out music videos in the past from our tours, but [director ShaunSilva put a really cool spin on this one,” Jason says. “Fans are going to feel like they are on stage with us, which is something I’ve never really seen pulled off like this before.”

“We Back” is the lead single from 9, the upcoming ninth album by the ACM Entertainer of the Decade; it comes out November 22.

You’ll be able to stream or download a new track called “Got What I Got” tonight at midnight.

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TR & wife Lauren find "calm in the crazy," while they're moving, she's sick, and baby #3 is on the way

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ABC/Image Group LA Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren are expecting their third daughter in February, and the “Remember You Young” hitmaker says nobody’s more excited than his older girls, three-year-old Willa and two-year-old Ada.

“They’re really, really pumped. We’re all really excited,” TR says. “Before I had kids, I never really imagined that I would be this at peace with two [kids] and one on the way.”

“I thought I’d be like, ‘What in the world is happening?'” he continues. “But me and Lauren were actually talking the other day about [how] even though our lives are insanely chaotic, and we never really stop going, and we just kept growing our family, we really do feel right now that we’re at a more peaceful spot than we’ve ever been. Maybe we found the calm in the crazy somehow.”

And what exactly does Thomas Rhett mean by crazy? 

“Lauren… she’s twenty-three weeks pregnant and still kind of sick. But I’ve heard that the second or third babies can do that to you…” he explains. “We’re moving, because we’ve completely outgrown our house. And now we have somewhere for everybody to sleep, which is nice.”

“But we’re just pumped,” he adds, “and you know, Willa Gray and Ada are always are touching Lauren’s stomach. And we haven’t picked her name yet, but we’ve got a few floating around, and [we’re] trying to figure it out.”

Thomas Rhett celebrated his latest two number ones, “Sixteen” and “Look What God Gave Her,” during a party Wednesday afternoon on the rooftop at BMI in Nashville. This weekend, he closes out his Very Hot Summer Tour at Bridgestone Arena in Music City.

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How do I love thee? Not like "Tequila Does," according to Miranda Lambert

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ABC/Mark LevineMiranda Lambert leans in hard toward traditional country on the latest preview track from her Wildcard album, lamenting, “he don’t love me like tequila does” in the tempo-shifting tune.

“‘Tequila Does’ is country. And country music makes me happy,” Miranda declares. “No matter how rock or edgy or scorned you can get, when you come back to a country song with a steel guitar, it makes my soul feel like it’s on fire.”

You can check out the new lyric video for “Tequila Does” on YouTube now, ahead of Wildcard’s arrival on November 1.

Thursday night, Miranda’s all-girl Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars tour continues in Champaign, Illinois, with a rotating array of talent that includes Maren MorrisElle KingPistol AnniesAshley McBrydeTenille Townes, and Caylee Hammack.

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