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See the songs Lainey, Trisha, Jon + more are performing on 'CMA Country Christmas'

The Country Music Association has revealed the festive songs set to be performed on this year’s CMA Country Christmas.

Here’s the list of songs you can expect on the holiday special: 

Amy Grant and Trisha Yearwood – “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”
Amy, Trisha, Lindsey Stirling – “Joy to the World”
Amy – “Grown Up Christmas List” 
Trisha and Lindsey – “O Holy Night”
Lainey Wilson and Zach Williams – “Go Tell It on the Mountain”
Jon Pardi – “Beer for Santa”
Lady A – “What Christmas Means to Me”
Ashley McBryde and Lindsey – “You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”
Jordan Davis – “O Come All Ye Faithful”
The War And Treaty – “Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)”

CMA Country Christmas, hosted by Amy Grant and Trisha Yearwood, airs Thursday, December 14, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC and the next day on Hulu and Disney+.

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Tim McGraw adds new Texas show to Standing Room Only Tour

Tim McGraw is headed to Fort Worth, Texas for his upcoming Standing Room Only Tour.

The newly announced show is slated for April 12 and will follow April 11’s stop in Austin, Texas.

“We heard you.. And just added one more show to the #StandingRoomOnly tour with special guest @carlypearce! See you April 12th at @dickiesarena in Ft. Worth!!” Tim captions his announcement post on Instagram.

Tickets go on sale Friday, December 8, at 10 a.m. CT at

Most recently, Tim celebrated notching his 47th #1 single with “Standing Room Only,” the title track and lead single off his latest album.

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Miranda Lambert saddles up for final Vegas shows

Miranda Lambert is wrapping up her Miranda Lambert: Velvet Rodeo The Las Vegas Residency with nine shows in March and April.

The final dates are slated for March 20, 22, 23, 27, 29, 30, and April 3, 5 and 6.

“As someone who’s lived on a bus and toured from city-to-city for more than half my life, having a Vegas residency has been such a fun change of pace creatively,” Miranda shares. “The band and I are excited to keep this party going!”

Tickets for the final shows go on sale Friday, December 8, at 10 a.m. PT. 

Presale for Miranda’s fan club members begins Tuesday, December 5, at 10 a.m. PT. Citi card members will have access to presale tickets from Tuesday, December 5, at 12 p.m. PT.

To grab tickets and for more information on Miranda’s Vegas residency, visit

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Cole Swindell's ready to Win The Night in 2024

Cole Swindell is hitting the road in 2024 for his headlining Win The Night Tour.

The trek kicks off May 16 in London, Ontario, and will conclude in Bonner, Montana, on July 20. 

Dylan Scott will serve as direct opener while Jon LangstonLily RoseMackenzie CarpenterMeghan Patrick and Restless Road will open on select dates.

“My band and crew on the road have been a big reason for the successes in my career and I never take that for granted,” says Cole, who recently released “3 Feet Tall.” “It is our goal every single night to give the fans the best show we can, so the last three words we say before stepping on stage is ‘Win The Night.'”

“This one is for my band, my crew, my team and for the ones that continue to show up- the fans!” he adds. “We can't wait to get out there in 2024 with Dylan and Jon Langston, Lily Rose, Mackenzie Carpenter, Meghan Patrick and Restless Road.”

Tickets for the Win The Night Tour go on sale Friday, December 8. Presale for Cole’s Down Home Crew fan club begins Tuesday, December 5, at 10 a.m. local time.

For Cole’s full tour schedule and tickets, visit

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Scotty McCreery's dream comes true with Opry member invitation

Being a Grand Ole Opry member has been a longtime goal for Scotty McCreery, and now, he’s one step closer to achieving his dream.

On Sunday, December 3, during an Opry Christmas Show, Scotty was invited by Garth Brooks to become the next member of the Grand Ole Opry.

“On behalf of the Grand Ole Opry, and this is a Christmas present to the Grand Ole Opry,” Garth said after handing Scotty his Christmas gift and cautioning him against opening it, “We would love for Scotty McCreery to be the newest member of the Opry.”

“Holy cow. Yes, I would love to,” Scotty replied. “I grew up listening to your records Garth and you're a part of what made me want to do this for a living and I didn't think that dream would become a reality, but it is because of all of y'all sitting in this house tonight. God bless y'all.”

“When I got started doing this people asked, ‘What are your goals?'” the “Five More Minutes” hitmaker recounted emotionally, “And I'd say ‘one day I'd like to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry.'” 

Scotty’s induction date will be announced soon.

You can head over to the Opry’s Instagram to watch Garth’s invitation to Scotty.

Scotty’s currently #24 and ascending the country charts with his latest single, “Cab in a Solo.”

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Alaska Airlines to buy Hawaiian Airlines in deal for $1.9 billion

Alaska Airlines announced on Sunday that it has made a deal to buy Hawaiian Airlines for $1.9 billion. The deal, which is forecast to take nine to 18 months, will see both companies keep their brands, a unique decision that Alaska Airlines CEO Ben Minicucci and Hawaiian Airlines CEO and President Peter Ingram say was made out of respect for the nearly hundred-year legacy of both airlines. The combined organization will be based in Seattle under the leadership of Minicucci.

Minicucci said at a news conference: “this is a fantastic deal that bring two airlines that have amazing loyalties in our regions together,” and added that the merger will give customers expanded domestic and international choices. Said Minicucci: “this combination is an exciting next step in our collective journey to provide a better travel experience for our guests and expand options for West Coast and Hawai’i travelers.”

Said Ingram: “In Alaska Airlines, we are joining an airline that has long served Hawai‘i, and has a complementary network and a shared culture of service With the additional scale and resources that this transaction with Alaska Airlines brings, we will be able to accelerate investments in our guest experience and technology, while maintaining the Hawaiian Airlines brand.”

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2 children among 4 killed, two officers injured before suspect sets house fire

Four members of a family, including two children, were killed on Sunday morning in Far Rockaway, a residential neighborhood on the beach in the Queens borough of New York City.  The male suspect later set the family house on fire and stabbed two NYPD officers who responded to the incident, one of whom later shot the man dead.

The suspect was identified as Courtney Gordon, 38, but the NYPD did not identify any of the victims. Gordon had one prior arrest for strangulation domestic violence incident in the Bronx, NY. An 11-year-old girl was found dead from her injuries in front of the house, but officers were unable to enter because of a fire inside the living room. When the fire was extinguished, police found a 12-year-old boy, a 44-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man dead inside a back room. Another victim, a 61-year-old woman, is hospitalized in critical condition.

NYPD Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey said in a news conference from Jamaica Hospital in Queens that two officers responded to a 911 call around 5:10 a.m.  Described as a young female, the 911 caller said that her cousin was killing her family members at a home. Maddrey said: “I just want to kind of set the stage for you. It’s a residential block with homes on it but at this particular location there’s a driveway and you go up the driveway and you go to the end of the driveway, there’s another four or five private two-homes there. So, our officers pull up to the driveway. As they get to the driveway, they see a male pulling out. He’s carrying luggage. Our officers ask the male a question or two in an encounter that lasted about ten seconds where the male draws a knife on the officers.”

The suspect used a kitchen steak knife to stab one of the officers in the neck and chest, and stabbed the second officer in the head before one of the officers, a 28-year veteran of the department, drew his firearm and shot the suspect. The officers were taken to Jamaica Hospital, where they are expected to recover.

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Gabby Barrett says firstborn Baylah is a “good big sister”

With a third child on the way, Gabby Barrett recently chatted with ABC Audio about how her firstborn, Baylah, is getting ready to welcome another sibling.

“She understands that I have another baby in my belly right now. She understands that it’s going to be a sister, too. And she’s very excited about that,” Gabby shares.

“She’s such a good natural nurturer. And she’s good with brother [Augustine] and sweet with him, even though it’s too rough sometimes. But it’s fine, he needs [to be] roughed up,” she says, before praising Baylah for being a “good big sister.”

Gabby is set to drop her sophomore album, Chapter & Verse, on February 2. The project will include its lead single, “Glory Days,” as well as the recently released “Growin’ Up Raising You” and “Cowboy Back.”

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Elle King and ‘Entertainment Tonight’s’ Rachel Smith co-hosting ‘New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash’

Elle King and Entertainment Tonight’s Rachel Smith will host this year’s ‘New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash’. King and Smith are returning for a second time to host the five-hour event, which will broadcast live from the Bicentennial Mall in Music City on December 31, airing on CBS. King will also be performing some of her biggest hits during the show, with more performers to be announced at a later date.

King said in a statement: “New Year’s Eve is the one party we celebrate all over the world. I wouldn’t want to spend it any other place than Music City! I’m so excited to get to host another beautiful night of music, friends, love, and joy. I can’t wait to celebrate an incredible year and welcome a new one together.

Smith said in a statement: “Being back in Nashville co-hosting with my girl Elle is something I look forward to every year. We’re gonna put on one heck of a show from Music City. Nashville’s Big Bash will be the perfect soundtrack to ring in another year with family and friends.”

CBS Presents New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash will air live on CBS on Sunday, December 31, as well as stream live on Paramount+. Paramount+ Essential subscribers can watch the show on-demand the next day.

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Dylan Scott earns 4th No. 1 single with ‘Can’t Have Mine’

Dylan Scott has earned his fourth No. 1 single on both the Mediabase and Billboard charts with “Can’t Have Mine”. Scott celebrated the achievement on social media, writing: “Can’t Have Mine is officially the #1 song in America! Thank you Jesus!! Thank you to my brothers and co-writers @mattaldermanmusic @dallaswilson8 and @joshmeltonmusic for letting me crash the writing room the day we wrote this song! GRATEFUL! 🙌🏼

Scott’s latest No. 1 was written for Scott’s wife, Blair, with whom he recently welcomed their third child, a baby boy. The single also recently achieved Platinum certification, marking 8 million RIAA certified units over Scott’s seven singles and one album, and the fourth RIAA certification he has received this year.

Scott is currently on the road with his “This Town’s Been Too Good To Us Tour,” across North America. For information, head to Scott’s official website.

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