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Reba-103009.jpg Reba McEntire has released the music video for "Pray for Peace," a visual she put together with footage donated from fans. She hit Facebook to explain the genesis of the song: "I feel this song is a gift from God. I have never worked on a song as long as this one," she began. "It went from a bass drum, fiddle and singers to guest artist singing with me, adding more instruments."

EliYoungBand-060314.jpg Eli Young Band took the stage on Late Night with David Letterman earlier this week to perform their latest single "Dust." The cut, taken from their 10,000 Towns LP, currently sits at number 24 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Last month, the group released the video for the song, which centers on a pretty young woman, who is tired of small town life.

CraigMorgan-032511.jpg Craig Morgan raised $60,000 for foster children throughout middle Tennessee with his 8th annual charity event. The day long event features a trail ride with several stars of motocross, along with a concert later in the evening. The $60,000 goes to the Dickson County Craig Morgan Foundation, which helps foster kids in Dickson County and across middle Tennessee.

TimMcGraw-102309.jpg Tim McGraw is on the defensive after he slapped a bothersome fan during an Atlanta show last weekend. The woman tore at McGraw's jeans, prompting a violent response from him. Tim spoke to ET Canada, saying he didn't have time to react in a more appropriate way: "I reacted in an instinctive, defensive way from my perspective of what was going on. I think it was an unfortunate situation."

BradPaisley-050611.jpg Brad Paisley is hosting a pool party at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas to celebrate the release of his upcoming album Moonshine in the Trunk. He announced the news to California's KFRG radio station: "We're going to have the best time. There's something about that city." The party goes down Wednesday, August 27 and features a headlining set from Paisley.

jasonaldean-100909.jpg Jason Aldean has released "Burnin' It Down," a new single from his upcoming sixth studio album. In a presser, he says he played it live for the first time during a show in Cleveland over the weekend. "Sonically, this track definitely feels like something different for me and what I have typically put out as the lead single off my previous albums," he began.

ShaniaTwain-100509.jpg Shania Twain was honored with the Best Resident Performer award by Las Vegas Weekly. The award goes to the performer who gives their fans the best show over a period of residency. Twain's Still the One show has been running since 2012. Shania beat out competition from Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Elton John and Olivia Newton-John to earn the prize.

Suguarland-111109.jpg Kristian Bush is set to make his solo debut at the Grand Ole Opry on July 18. The show, which is hosted by Brad Paisley, will also feature Sarah Darling, Mark Wills and Striking Matches. "I thought how cool it would be if we tried to give away money from a guitar case instead of ask for money," Bush tells Rolling Stone Country.

Taylorswift-042412.jpg Anna Kendrick believes that Taylor Swift would be a perfect fit for an upcoming sequel to Pitch Perfect. "She could have been like a Barden Bella for the day and it would have been amazing," Kendrick tells Disney Dreaming. "We would have all like sat around and listened to her and play guitar with her. It would have been phenomenal."

TimMcGraw-102309.jpg Tim McGraw is denying reports that he slapped a female fan during a recent concert in Atlanta. In a fan shot video posted online, McGraw can be seen swatting at a woman who grabbed his jeans and pulled on them while he was attempting to slaps fans hands during a performance of "Truck Yeah" at Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood in Atlanta. The fan can then be seen being removed by security

LadyAntebellum.jpg Lady Antebellum has unveiled the cover art, track list and release date for their new album, 747. The forthcoming album will be their fifth and set for release via Capitol Records Nashville on September 30. "We unanimously knew that our album title had to be '747,'" Hillary Scott says. "The track itself has this pushing, driving spirit . . ."

KennyChesney-101909.jpg Kenny Chesney caused the crash of his own website after he made a surprise announcement on Wednesday, July 16 about his beach concert called the Flora-Bama Jama. The free concert will take place where Orange Beach and Gulf Shores meet Perdido Key on the Alabama/Florida border. Chesney told fans they could sign on at 7AM on Thursday, July 17 to receive a wristband to et into the show.

RandyTravis-052912.jpg Several of Randy Travis' friends have commented on the singer's recovery progress since having a stroke last year. His friends explained to Closer magazine the journey he's had throughout his recovery: "He hasn't plateaued in his recovery, which is always a big fear," an unnamed source says. "He really faces a long, tough battle."

Littlebigtown-060412.jpg Blake Shelton has revealed that his guest mentors on the seventh season of The Voice will be none other than Little Big Town. Little Big Town will aid Shelton during the show's battle round, a round in which he must trim her number of team members, who are recruited during the blind auditions, in half with sudden-death duets.

ShaniaTwain-100509.jpg Shania Twain has responded to rumors of her appearing on the upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars, saying that it is something that she would consider. "I'd consider it!" Twain said in a recent Facebook chat. An unnamed source adds that the show's brass are confident Twain will appear as a contestant. "Those at DWTS are very confident that Shania Twain will join the show."