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"Hell Right": Blake Shelton's hinting his new song may be controversial

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Warner Music NashvilleBlake Shelton’s new single, “Hell Right,” which features Trace Adkins, is set to arrive on Friday.

On Tuesday, the Oklahoma native took to Twitter to voice his anticipation about the song — and to hint that it may raise some eyebrows.

“So damn excited for y’all to hear ‘Hell Right’ that literally I can’t believe it,” he writes…and that’s where things get interesting. 

“Oh and my apologies ahead of time to a few of the ‘purest’ bloggers of country music because this one’s really gonna make you cry,” he adds.

“That’s MY apology,” Blake goes on. “Trace doesn’t give a s***…. Hell Right.”

When a follower inquired as to what a “purest blogger” is, Blake replied, “I don’t know.”

On Monday, his record company put out a fifteen-second snippet of the song’s beginning, which starts with the sound of crickets and Trace asking him to “Tell ‘em that story you were telling me.”

Stay tuned to see what develops ahead of the release of “Hell Right” on Friday.

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"One Night at a Time": King George extends Vegas residency into 2020

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ABC/Image Group LA With three years of sold-out shows at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas under his belt, George Strait has no plans to stop now. He’s extending his run into 2020, with new dates planned for Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1.

Pre-sales for the 2020 Strait to Vegas concerts start this Friday, before becoming available to the general public on Friday, August 23. You can find out more at StraitToVegas.com.

Meanwhile, King George still has four more Sin City dates this year: two later this month, and two in December.

This Saturday, he takes over the home of the New England Patriots, playing Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts with Blake SheltonCody Johnson, and newcomer Caitlyn Smith.

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Lee Brice, Easton Corbin, and Hunter Hayes to play Hallmark Channel's "The Love of Dogs Benefit Concert"

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ABC/Image Group LA Lee BriceEaston Corbin, and Hunter Hayes are set to play The Love of Dogs Benefit Concert on Thursday, October 10 in the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.

The show will be recorded as a special which will air Monday, October 14 on Hallmark Channel.

The partnership with the Pedigree Foundation is part of Hallmark’s Adoption Ever After initiative, which has already helped more than 35,000 shelter and rescue pets find homes.

Tickets go on sale this Friday at PedigreeFoundation.org.

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Riley Green is "ruined" by Brad Paisley's catering, but not by his pranks — so far

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Big Machine Through the years, two things have become legendary on Brad Paisley‘s tours: his notorious pranks, and how good the catering is.

Current opener Riley Green can vouch for the quality of the food.

“We’re ruined because of it!” Riley says. “You know, I’ll go out and play my own shows during the week, and then I go out with Brad on the weekend. And me and the band will just be wandering around looking for a catering tent, and we don’t have it!”

“You know, on our shows, we’re like scrounging together to get an after-show pizza,” he explains. “So we’re not roughing it on the eating side on Brad’s tour.”

Brad’s even taken it relatively easy on the “There Was This Girl” hitmaker.  So far.

“He hasn’t pulled a prank yet…” Riley reveals. “During ‘Celebrity,’ he had a picture of me and [fellow opener] Chris Lane up, like we got arrested. [He put up] an old newspaper article on the big screen when we’re up there.”

“But so far, I’m still in the clear on pranks, but I can feel it coming,” he admits. “He’s definitely got that personality.”

While Riley doesn’t want to fire the first shot, he believes he’s ready should a comeback be required.

“I’ve definitely got some stuff knockin’ around up there just for retaliation’s sake,” he confesses. “But I definitely don’t feel like I need to go first. I don’t want to kicked off this tour yet. I want to let him strike first and then I’ll just see what I come up with.”

Riley’s just released his new single, “I Wish Grandpas Never Died.” It’s from his debut album, Different ‘Round Here, which arrives September 20.

The Brad Paisley World Tour continues Thursday night in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Martina McBride will unwrap The Joy of Christmas for the ninth time in 2019

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ABC/Mark LevineIt’s never too early to start thinking about the holidays — especially if you’re Martina McBride. The four-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year will launch her ninth The Joy of Christmas tour November 29 in Biloxi, Mississippi.

“This show is so much fun to do,” Martina says. “We have everything from classic hymns like ‘O Holy Night’ to fun, big band swing classics like ‘Winter Wonderland’ and ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town.’”

“It’s all very visual, the songs are well-loved, and you leave with a warm feeling,” she adds. “I love to think of entire families, from grandparents to grandchildren, enjoying The Joy of Christmas. It’s really a show for the whole family.”

The set list will include music from Martina’s multi-platinum 1998 White Christmas album, as well as tunes from It’s the Holiday Season, which came out last year.

Here’s the complete itinerary for Martina McBride’s 2019 The Joy of Christmas Tour:

11/29 — Biloxi, MS, Beau Rivage Theatre
11/30 — Lake Charles, LA, Golden Nugget
12/1 — San Antonio, TX, Majestic Theatre
12/3 — Tyler, TX, R. Down Cowan Fine & Performing Arts Center
12/5 — Green Bay, WI, Resch Center
12/6 — Springfield, IL, Sangamon Auditorium
12/7 — Prior Lake, MN, Mystic Lake Casino
12/12 — Wallingford, CT, Oakdale Theatre
12/13 — Philadelphia, PA, The Met
12/14 — Boston, MA, Lowell Memorial Auditorium
12/15 — Newark, NJ, Union County PAC
12/19 — East Lansing, MI, Wharton Center
12/20 — Chicago, IL, Rialto Square Theatre
12/21 — St. Louis, MO, Lindenwood University

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