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Montgomery Gentry Return in October with New Album, ‘Rebels on the Run’

Since making their debut with 1999′s ‘Tattoos & Scars,’ Montgomery Gentry have notched five number one singles, three platinum albums, and two gold records.

And with their upcoming seventh release, ‘Rebels on the Run,’ they’re looking to use some of the tumult and heartache of the last year to put them back on top of the charts.

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Garth Brooks Plans to End His Retirement in ‘Three or Four Years’

It’s been almost 10 years since Garth Brooks released 2001′s ‘Scarecrow,’ his last album of original material — and four years since he added a pair of previously unreleased tracks to his ‘The Ultimate Hits’ compilation.

The bad news for Brooks’ fans is that their wait for a new record will continue for awhile. The good news? Brooks has an idea of when he’ll return to his mega-platinum career.

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Alan Jackson Tops CMT’s List of Country’s ’20 Greatest Men’

Trying to name the greatest man in country music seems like a pretty impossible task, but if you’re going to assemble the list, asking the folks at CMT to compile it seems like a pretty good place to start.

And with more than 25 chart-topping country hits (and more than 30 million albums sold in the US alone), it’s pretty hard to argue with Alan Jackson at number one.

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Luke Bryan Announces Dates for 2011 Farm Tour

Luke Bryan is a busy man these days, what with his new ‘Tailgates and Tanlines’ album, the end of his tour with Tim McGraw, and a headlining spot on the CMT on Tour extravaganza — but he isn’t too busy to continue his annual Farm Tour.

And six lucky college students are about to be very thankful for that.

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Sugarland Addresses Indiana Stage Collapse in Moving Open Letter

After experiencing the terror, confusion, and sadness of last Saturday night’s stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair, the members of Sugarland are understandably shaken up. And while their tour continues, the band’s thoughts and prayers remain with the victims and their families.

In a heartfelt open letter posted on their website, Sugarland addressed the incident, trying to put their feelings into words and explaining their plans to honor those who died while continuing to sort out the events that led to the collapse.

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Vince Gill Celebrates 20 Years in the Grand Ole Opry

His youthful tenor never seems to age, so it’s hard to believe Vince Gill has been making music for decades. In fact, he released the first of his 12 solo albums, ‘Turn Me Loose,’ way back in 1984.

Since then, Gill has charted more than 40 singles, sold more than 22 million records and won 20 Grammys. At this point, he’s running out of milestones — but there was still one left for him to celebrate on Saturday, when he marked 20 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

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Billy Currington Wants to Star in Movies

Billy Currington is having a moment right now — he’s scored seven consecutive number one singles, and his latest hit, ‘Love Done Gone,’ is well on its way to making it eight. Clearly, people can’t get enough of hearing him on the radio.

You can hardly blame the guy for wanting to find out if they’ll buy tickets to see him on the big screen.

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Pistol Annies Offer Fans a Sneak Peek at Their New Album By Streaming ‘Bad Example’ [AUDIO]

We still have a week to wait for the Pistol Annies‘ debut, but the hot new country trio is taking the edge off the wait by offering advance streams of five songs from the album.

The first track, ‘Bad Example,’ is up now, exclusively at Entertainment Weekly.

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Ty Herndon Reveals Plans for New Albums

After letting personal problems derail his career for most of the aughts, Ty Herndon made a triumphant return with 2007′s ‘Right About Now,’ and he’s kept going strong since.

Herndon’s comeback, which continued with 2010′s ‘Journey On,’ should only gain momentum in the coming months because his plans include the completion of his seventh studio album, as well as another collection of Christmas favorites.

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Craig Morgan Gives Up His Hair to Raise $1,200 for Charity

It’s been a few years since Craig Morgan fans were treated to a new album, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been busy — in fact, in between working on his next record, he’s been hard at work raising money for charity.

And now he’s got the shaved head to prove it.

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Josh Kelley Reveals How He Ended Up on Miranda Lambert’s Song ‘Baggage Claim’

Between her upcoming solo album, ‘Four the Record,’ and her imminent debut with the Pistol Annies, it seems like Miranda Lambert is everywhere at once these days.

But Miranda isn’t the only one who’s working hard. In fact, Josh Kelley is another one of country’s busiest voices — and he joins her on her new single, ‘Baggage Claim.’

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Tracy Lawrence Charged After Post-Show Brawl

Over the course of his 20-year recording career, Tracy Lawrence has had his share of scrapes, scuffles, and tangles with the law, from his shooting during a 1991 mugging to his 1998 conviction for reckless endangerment and spousal abuse.

Now, thanks to an argument that turned violent after a show over the weekend, he can add a disorderly conduct charge to the list.

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