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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Reba McEntire, Lee Ann Womack and Brandy Clark raised more than $50,000 for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America with their Wednesday night benefit at Nashville’s City Winery. Surprise guests&n...

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Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini literally land in your living room for the "CMA Fest" special

Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini literally land in your living room for the "CMA Fest" specialBob D'Amico / ABCFor his second year hosting ABC’s annual special from CMA Music Festival, Thomas Rhett is really taking things to the next level. From the looks of this year’s first promo, he’ll actually come into your living room and sing to your dog.

In the spot, TR and his new co-host Kelsea Ballerini emerge from the TV to tease the big lineup. Garth BrooksKeith UrbanLuke BryanBlake SheltonEric ChurchSam HuntLady AntebellumMiranda LambertBrad Paisley, and Florida Georgia Line will all take the stage from Nashville’s Nissan Stadium.

The three-hour extravaganza also features collaborations between Dierks Bentley and Cole Swindell, TR and Maren Morris, and Darius Rucker with Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild.

You can catch the CMA Fest special Wednesday, August 16 at 8 p.m. ET. on ABC. In the meantime, you can check out TR’s canine-crooning version of “Star of the Show” on his socials.

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.@KelseaBallerini and I are hosting the music event of the summer! Here's your first look at #CMAfest airing Aug 16th on @ABC! 🎉 pic.twitter.com/CA2LJZQ6ON

— Thomas Rhett (@ThomasRhett) July 12, 2017

 

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Country star trivia

Comstock/Thinkstock Sara Evans' 2011 #1, "A Little Bit Stronger," was included in this film starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw. Can you name it? ANSWER:  Country Strong. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reser...

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Nashville notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Garth Brooks is taking his World Tour with wife Trisha Yearwood to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They’ll play Denny Sanford Premier Center on Saturday, September 16. Tickets go on sale Friday, July ...

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