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GarthBrooks1.jpg Garth Brooks' daughter Allie joined him on tour this weekend. The 18-year-old, who graduated from high school in June, was introduced by her proud father at his concert in Chicago on Sunday. Brooks told the audience: "We've been working together for, I don't know, the last 18 years now or so."

BigandRich-062711.jpg Big and Rich have released the music video for "Look at You," the lead single taken from their upcoming album Gravity. The vid follows a young couple falling in love while in Las Vegas as Big and Rich performs the song on stage.

GeorgeStrait.jpg George Strait has released The Cowboy Rides Away: Live from AT&T Stadium, a disc commemorating the final show of his retirement tour. The gig went down in June 7th in Dallas as nearly 105,000 faithful Strait fans showed up to wish him a fond farewell. The gig broke a previous attendance record set by the Rolling Stones.

Taylorswift-042412.jpg Taylor Swift has been awarded People's Best Dressed of the Year Award. "When the Style team gathered to choose the Best Dressed Star of the Year, one name kept coming up: Taylor Swift," People said.

Turner-030314.jpg Josh Turner has released "Lay Low," a single from his upcoming untitled album. Speaking with Rolling Stone, Turner says that the decision to record the song was a no brainer: "[The song] painted a mental picture of our [his and wife Jennifer's] cabin and how secluded it is. It's where we go to get away from it all and reconnect with each other."

Leebrice-021111.jpg Lee Brice's "I Don't Dance" is the fastest certified platinum country single of the year, according to the RIAA, which surprised him at New York City's Madison Square Garden to present him with a commemorative plaque. "[The song] was a gift to my wife for our first dance, and it said, 'Man, I didn't know that I was ever going to really get here in my life,' but she brought me here."

Jewel-071211.jpg Jewel has released a new song, "Home to Me," as part of the ReThink: Why Housing Matters campaign. Speaking with the Boot, the singer says that the campaign is looking to raise awareness for public housing: "I love the fact that it's a public awareness campaign. We're not asking people for money; we're just asking people to re-think their perceptions."

GarthBrooks1.jpg Garth Brooks has announced his triumphant return to Kentucky. It's the first time the country singer has played in Kentucky in 16 years. Brooks will perform in Lexington, Kentucky as part of his comeback world tour. He'll take the stage alongside wife Trisha Yearwood at the Rupp Arena on October 31 and November 1.

BlakeShelton.jpg Blake Shelton has released the music video for "Neon Light," a cut from his upcoming album, Bringing Back the Sunshine, due September 30. In the vid, Blake performs the cut live on his "Ten Times Crazier" tour to an adoring audience: "There's a neon light at the end of the tunnel / It ain't all that bright, but even though it's subtle / It's got me feeling alright."

MirandaLambert-102209.jpg Miranda Lambert was brought to tears as she serenaded a cancer stricken fan during a recent concert in Corpus Christi, Texas. As Lambert sang her song "Over You," written by her husband Blake Shelton in honor of his brother, she spotted Brooke Hester, who had a bald head covered by a pink cowgirl hat and a mask over her mouth.

jameyjohnson-070814.jpg Jamey Johnson will perform at the Music City Food and Wine Festival, an event founded by Kings Of Leon. Set to join Johnson in the lineup are Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley, Hunter Hayes, Michael McDonald, Ashley Monroe, Phosphorescent, Brendan Benson, Jessie Baylin, Billy Joe Shaver, Bobby Bare Sr., Bobby Bare Jr., Clare Bowen, the McCrary Sisters, Moon Taxi and more.

DariusRucker.jpg Darius Rucker has revealed that he is currently prepping the release of his first ever Christmas album. News of the holiday release came via Sheryl Crow, who shared a photo in the studio with Rucker earlier this month with the note, "Merry Christmas Baby! (I sang on his upcoming Christmas record)." Rucker was quick to follow up the post via Twitter, writing, "We've got something special coming from us to y'all very soon!"

Floridageorgia-122013.jpg Florida Georgia Line have announced the release of an Anything Goes ZinePak loaded with bonus content. The limited-edition ZinePak includes a 12-track CD, a 64-page magazine with interviews and photos, behind-the-scenes videos, FGL temporary tattoos, a hologram phone sticker and a free digital copy of the album. It will be available only at Walmart and Walmart.com while supplies last.

carrieunderwood-051111.jpg Carrie Underwood went to college with current label mate Zach Swon of the Swon Brothers. Swon dished to Taste of Country on the pair's shared class at Northeastern State University: "The class was so small . . . It was a night class, and there was probably only eight people in it."

GarthBrooks1.jpg You can count Garth Brooks among the many fans of fellow country star Jason Aldean. Brooks admitted he was a fan of the hitmaker during a recent press conference. "Guys like Jason Aldean, who came out with what I call 'muscle country,' (the) poor guy came out and did it, and he was the only guy doing it — and then everybody jumped on it," Brooks said.