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Nashville notes: Lainey's Halloween contest + Kameron Marlowe's new track

If you’re dressing up as Lainey Wilson for Halloween, Lainey wants to see your costume. Share your photos on Instagram, tag @laineywildhorses and @laineywilson, include #laineyscostumecontest and you just might win merch of your choice. For more information, visit Lainey’s X, formerly known as Twitter.

Kameron Marlowe is slated to release his new song, “Tennessee Don’t Mind,” on November 3. Hear an instrumental snippet of the track on Kameron’s Instagram.

Special editions of Charlie Daniels‘ vinyl records will be dropping in November. A silver vinyl of Off The Grid: Doin' It Dylan arrives November 3, an orchid purple edition of Memories, Memoirs & Miles: Songs of a Lifetime on November 17 and a black LP of Night Hawk on November 24. Each album will include 1,000 individually numbered units that can be purchased via The Orchard.

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Paula Deen shares recipe for leftover Halloween candy

Have too much Halloween candy and don’t know what to do with it? Fret not, Paula Deen‘s got the perfect idea for you.

Introducing Paula’s Candy Corn and Snack Mix Bark. 

Bubbles and I are sharin’ a salty and sweet treat recipe to use up that leftover Halloween candy,” Paula shares on Facebook alongside a video of her making her snack from scratch.

In terms of ingredients, all you need are white chocolate, candy corn, leftover snack mix and chopped candy bars. The recipe requires a prep and cook time of 10 minutes each.

For the full Candy Corn and Snack Mix Bark recipe, visit

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Dan Smyers recalls dressing up as monkey emoji for Halloween

It’s not every day that an emoji comes to life. But, that’s what happened one Halloween for Dan + Shay.

As Dan Smyers recounts, he, Shay Mooney and their buddy Patrick Tracy once decked out in costumes of cute animal emojis.

“My best Halloween costume was when I dressed up with my buddies Shay and P Tracy, and we dressed up as the three monkey emojis from the iPhone,” shares Dan. “The one with the eyes closed, and the one with his ears closed. The three monkey emojis, everybody knows what I'm talking about.”

“That's my best Halloween costume. Wore a baseball helmet, put some brown felt over it, we were the emoji from the iPhone,” he recalls fondly.

Dan + Shay are currently approaching the top 10 on the country charts with “Save Me the Trouble,” the lead single off their latest album, Bigger Houses.

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Bailey Zimmerman + Jonas Brothers announce new collab

Bailey Zimmerman and pop superstars Jonas Brothers are dropping their new song, “Strong Enough,” on November 10.

The announcement arrived with two Reels on Bailey and the Jonas Brothers’ Instagram.

Bailey’s video featured a preview clip of the song, with Bailey lip-syncing the tune before KevinNick and Joe Jonas pop up behind to share the performance. 

“Life is too short to be wasted/ So light me up/ Twist me something good/ Make it strong enough/ Last long enough/ Before the night is up/ Just give me something good/ Pour me all your love/ Make it strong enough/ I’m never coming down,” goes the tune.

“BZ x @jonasbrothers is GOIN DOWN,” Bailey captions his Instagram Reel. “Can't wait for yall to jam this one [smiling face with sunglasses emoji] LETS FREAKIN GOOOOOO.”

Meanwhile, Jonas Brothers’ skit-driven Reel features Bailey and all three brothers bonding over a Bop It! toy and their new favorite song. “That’s when we became best friends,” Joe says at the end of the video.

“Strong Enough” is available for presave now.

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Jordan Davis, Tyler Hubbard + Brothers Osborne talk favorite Halloween candy

What do Jordan DavisTyler Hubbard and Brothers Osborne have in common? Their love for Reese’s on Halloween.

“My favorite Halloween candy [is] probably Reese's or M&M's, although I love the variety of Starburst. It's one that I feel like I only eat at Halloween because I feel like at Halloween one of the popular ones is the two-piece Starburst things. So, probably Reese's, M&Ms and throw in some Starbursts,” shares Jordan.

Brothers Osborne’s TJ echoes Jordan but with a few more personal favorites.

“I would say, Snickers, Baby Ruth, Kit Kat and Reese's too,” he shares.

Tyler, being a chocolate fan, naturally gravitates to those good ol’ peanut butter cups. However, during Halloween, another candy tops Reese’s.

“Ooooohhh-I'm a chocolate guy, so I do love just a good ole Reese's or a good ole Snickers, but when it comes to classic Halloween candy, I still, I like ole candy corn. I do. I like candy corn,” says Tyler. “Maybe it's nostalgic, all that sugar, a couple of good cavities, remind you of childhood.”

Jon Pardi is on the same page as Tyler.

“Man! The candy corn is pretty good, and that's seasonal, so it only kinda pops out during Halloween,” he says.

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Brian Kelley, Jason Aldean + more celebrate grand opening of Papa Surf Burger Bar

If you love country music and burgers, Brian Kelley and Jason Aldean have the perfect restaurant for you.

Brian and Brittney Kelley, Jason and Brittany Aldean, and Tom and Chris Glavine have teamed up to open Papa Surf Burger Bar in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

“My wife Brittney and I are just so fired up that the Papa Surf Burger Bar is officially open. There will be so many special moments and memories made there,” shares Brian, who kicked off the restaurant’s grand opening with his partners on October 29. “The vibe is real, the energy is great, and the burgers are next level.”

“We're so thankful to our partners for dreaming this all up together, and our team for working so hard to bring our vision to life,” he adds.

Items on the restaurant’s menu include The Beach Cowboy and Burnin' It Down made-to-order burgers, both of which were inspired by Brian and Jason’s respective songs.

Photos of the grand opening are available on Papa Surf Burger Bar’s Instagram.

For more information on the restaurant, visit its website.

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Russell Dickerson adds more dates to 2024 tour

Russell Dickerson has added more dates to his Big Wheels & Back Roads Tour.

The 2024 trek now includes stops in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Cincinnati, Ohio; Columbia, Ohio; and Phoenix, Arizona. 

“Welp. Y'all went crazy on the Big Wheels & Back Roads Tour soooo WE’RE DOUBLING THE DATES!” Russell shares on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Presale for Russell’s fan club begins Tuesday, October 31, at 10 a.m. local time. Fans can text 615-392-1428 to get the presale code. General sale starts Friday, November 3, at 10 a.m.

For the full Big Wheels & Back Roads Tour schedule, visit

Russell’s “God Gave Me a Girl” is currently #2 on the country charts.

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Cornell University police investigating anti-Semitic threats targeting Jewish students

Cornell University in Ithaca, New York sent campus police to its Jewish center after antisemitic “threats of violence” appeared online over the weekend. The threats come at a time of heightened tensions on college campuses across the U.S. over the Israel-Hamas war.

Cornell President Martha E. Pollack said in a statement: “Earlier today, a series of horrendous, antisemitic messages threatening violence to our Jewish community and specifically naming 104 West — the home of the Center for Jewish Living — was posted on a website unaffiliated with CornellWe will not tolerate antisemitism at Cornell,” Pollack said, warning those who commit such threats will be “punished to the full extent of the law.”

University police did not provide details of the nature of the threats, however, they issued a community crime alert Sunday night saying the department is “investigating posts located on a website that contain threats of violence directed at religious groups across the campus … Evidence suggests the targeted locations were intentionally selected because of the perpetrator’s bias.”

New York Gov. K athy Hochul said in a series of posts on X that she condemned the “disgusting & hateful posts on a message board about Jewish @Cornell students” and said the New York State Police is involved. Hochul added that she spoke to leaders from public and private universities across the state Sunday night to stress that state police and government will “support their efforts to keep their students and campus communities safe,” and met with students at Cornell on Monday in which she said students “are showing incredible strength and unity in response to vile antisemitic threats.”

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President Biden signs executive order creating new protections over AI

On Monday, President Biden on Monday signed an executive order seeking to reduce the risks that artificial intelligence (AI) poses to consumers, workers, minority groups and national security. The White House said this move will safeguard Americans’ information, promote innovation and competition, and advance U.S. leadership in the industry and said the new EO as building on prior voluntary commitments from some of the leading tech companies on the safe and secure development of AI.

The EO requires developers of AI systems that pose risks to U.S. national security, the economy, public health or safety to share the results of safety tests with the U.S. government, in line with the Defense Production Act, before they are released to the public.

The president said in remarks on Monday that his executive order “the most significant action any government anywhere in the world has ever taken on AI safety, security and trust. We’re going to see more technological change in the next 10, maybe the next five years, than we’ve seen in the last 50 years And that’s a fact. And the most consequential technology of our time, artificial intelligence, is accelerating that change. It’s going to accelerate it at warp speed. AI is all around us … One thing is clear — to realize the promise of AI and avoid the risk, we need to govern this technology. There’s no other way around it, in my view. It must be governed.”

A senior administration official told reporters that the executive order “has the force of law” and they’ll be using executive powers “pretty fulsomely,” but the president will still pursue various bipartisan legislation with Congress.

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Darius Rucker's favorite Halloween costume involves son Jack + 'Stars Wars'

Darius Rucker‘s Halloween costume during his schooling years was far from spooky. In fact, it was very practical, convenient and not out of the ordinary.

“From the time I was 6 to the time I was 13, I went as a football player because you would come off a football practice to go out and trick or treat,” Darius recalls. “So instead of putting on some other costume, [you] just put your pads back on and go as a football player. So most years I went as a football player.”

While Darius hardly dresses up for Halloween these days, he says his favorite costume was when he teamed with his son, Jack, to dress up as Star Wars characters. 

“My favorite costume I ever had was [when] Jack dressed up as Darth Vader, and I was Luke Skywalker. I guess he was 6 and he was walking around telling everybody, ‘I’m his father.’ It was very funny,” Darius recounts with a laugh.

Darius’ latest album, Carolyn’s Boy, is out now wherever you enjoy music.

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