Dierks Bentley Rocks Neighborhood Block Party With Hit "Somewhere On A Beach"

Dierks Bentley hit the stage early this morning (Oct. 17) on"Good Morning America" to perform his hits "Black" and "Somewhere on the Beach" for a neighborhood block party in Austin, Texas.

The Texas neighborhood has hosted the block party for twelve years and received a visit from Dierks as a result of winning a "GMA" contest. This year they wanted to honor those affected by Hurricane Harvey. So they invited first responders who helped the state during the destruction from Hurricane Harvey.

As Dierks was speaking with meteorologist Ginger Zee, she asked him what it meant to see those faces in the crowd. "I've been around so many first responders this week, I've been promoting a movie, it's coming out, called 'Only The Brave,'" he began.

"These people that rush towards danger when the rest of us are running away from it. Just being around these guys and these women, I have more respect for them now than ever. In country music we really elevate our military, and rightly so. But we need to make sure we're taking care of really recognizing these hometown heroes that we have amongst us"

Dierks co-wrote the song "Hold the Light" for the film "Only The Brave," the first song he wrote and recorded for a film. The movie centers around an elite crew of firemen—The Granite Mountain Hotshots— from Prescott, Arizona who battled a wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona in 2013, that claimed the lives of 19 of their members. The film stars Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Taylor Kitsch and Jennifer Connelly.

The singer took to Instagram to share his performance of "Black" saying, "early morning block party from austin on @goodmorningamerica."


Shania Twain Takes On Role Of Guest Judge on "Dancing With The Stars"

Shania Twain is heading to the dance floor on "Dancing with the Stars." No, not to dance, but to be a guest judge on the reality series competition.

The theme of the show will be "Movie Night," where the remaining contestants will honor iconic dances in film history. Shania will be pulling double duty—not only taking on the role as judge, but also performing her song "Soldier," from her current album, Now, according to PEOPLE.

"Soldier" is featured in the new movie "Thank You For Your Service" about a group of U.S. soldiers who return from Iraq and face the struggle to get back to family and civilian life. "Thank You For Your Service," stars Haley Bennett, MIles Teller and Keisha Castle-Hughes.

As Shania dips her toe in the "DWTS" pool, perhaps we'll see the "Life's About To Get Good" singer take a spin in the ballroom. Shania is no stranger to styling dance moves. The 50-year-old has shown off her moves in many videos over the years including, "Any Man of Mine," "Man, I Feel Like A Woman," and the recent, "Swingin' With My Eyes Closed."

"Dancing With the Stars" airs Mondays nights on ABC at 8 p.m. ET.


[Listen] Scotty McCreery's Deep Vocals Are on Display During Singing of National Anthem

As the Denver Broncos took on the New York Giants Sunday, Oct. 15 at Denver's Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Scotty McCreery was on hand to perform a stirring rendition of the national anthem.

Scotty, a lifelong New England Patriots fans, put his favoritism aside to belt out "The Star Spangled Banner" in front of 76,000 fans, who were in attendance. Unfortunately, even Scotty couldn't help the Broncos who were defeated by the previously winless Giants, 23-10, giving New York their first win of the season.

Another big milestone in the singers life occurred recently when Scotty proposed to his longtime girlfriend Gabi Dugal. The 23-year-old popped the question at their favorite spot— the mountains of North Carolina near Grandfather Mountain. McCreery asked Dugal to go on a hike and when he found the perfect spot at the top of the mountain, the "American Idol" winner got down on one knee, presented the ring he had helped design specifically for her, and asked Dugal to be his wife.

"I've been planning this moment for so long that it feels surreal for it to have finally happened," said McCreery of the big moment. They plan to marry in 2018.

Scotty's current single, "Five More Minutes," from his upcoming album, is on the rise at No. 31 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart.


Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley and Wife, Cassie, Share Their African Safari Adventure

After traveling the world for their You Look Good Tour in the Netherlands, England, Ireland, Scotland, Charles Kelley and his wife, Cassie, chose to take a little time for themselves at the end of the tour.

The second leg of the tour kicked off on Oct. 1 in Amsterdam and was supposed to wrap in Johannesburg, South Africa on Oct. 15. However, due to Hillary Scott's pregnancy with twins, the group decided to cancel their South African tour dates.

Charles and Cassie decided to go ahead to South Africa on their own for a little time to themselves. While there they took an African safari, spending time in what appears to be the Singita Kruger National Park. The couple encountered lions, elephants, giraffes and buffalo in their travels.

But all good things must come to an end and when the trip was over, they were eager to get back to their 1-year-old son, Ward.

"Had the most amazing experience in South Africa with my best friend and wife @cassiemkelley! Only once did I think we were about to be eaten by lions and almost peed myself. Now we are almost home and get to squeeze little man. #oursingita @singita," Charles wrote in a post.

Welcome home!

Charles and Cassie took to Instagram to share photos from their excellent adventure.

1. "I kept singing @lukebryan song #kickthedustup to my wife @cassiemkelley when I saw an elephant do this! He's kicking the roots up."

2. #twins

3. "Wrapped up for a gorgeous morning drive with this guy! 👫also, when you go on safari you have the same group of people in your truck every day and we've lucked out with the most FUN group," Cassie wrote.

4. "Got within about 10 yards of this guy and his 3 brothers. They are the male shish pride of lions and y'all, you can't even imagine the size of their paws. There we were, sitting in an open air vehicle 10 yards away from lounging lions."

5. "🐃 "cows with a bad attitude" 😂 spent the morning with some buffalo #oursingita #southafrica #krugernationalpark #singitalebombo"

6. "Sundowners in the bush 👋🏻🍹 @charleskelley @singita_"

7. "Bedtime never looked so good 👌🏻"

Kacey Musgraves and Ruston Kelly's Wedding Photos Are the Happiest, Prettiest Wedding Photos EVER

Kacey Musgraves has been saying for months, that when you know you know. And she totally knew when she met Ruston Kelly that he was the love of her life. Kacey described meeting Ruston at the Bluebird Cafe like only a songwriter could, "...Didn't know that I would hear his songs and be meeting the love of my life. Never saw him coming but sometimes life has you under its wing and you don't even realize it."

The two were married on Saturday, October 14 in a picturesque outdoor ceremony near Franklin, Tennessee.

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CMA Offers Up 10-DVD Set With 127 of the Greatest CMA Awards Performances Ever

Time Life in conjunction with the Country Music Association is proud to announce the upcoming release of "CMA Awards Live: Greatest Moments 1968-2015," an extensive 10-DVD set of many of Country's musical moments that have made history over the years. Time Life will begin taking pre-orders Wednesday, Oct. 11, with a 30-minute infomercial promoting the package airing throughout the fourth quarter of 2017. "CMA Awards Live" will be officially released to retail early next year.

Since 1968, millions of Country Music fans tune in each year to the CMA Awards to see which of their favorites walk away with the most coveted awards in the industry. In addition to the presentation of the yearly accolades to the biggest stars in the Country format, the yearly telecast is famous for historic performances and collaborations – many of which are the first time legendary songs were featured on television. Outside of their original airings, these performances have never been commercially available.

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Old Dominion Sets Happy Endings Tour For 2018

Old Dominion has announced that they will be taking their show on the road in 2018 for their headlining Happy Endings tour.

The tour will feature opening acts Michael Ray and Brandon Lay for the American leg and The Washboard Union and Cold Creek County will open the show for the Canadian leg.

"We are taking OD WORLDWIDE! We can't wait to get out there and see what kind of Old Dominion fans we have around the world," said Old Dominion's Matthew Ramsey. "It's amazing when we hear from our fans out there – so we couldn't be more excited to bring our music to them face to face."

The tour kicks off on Feb. 1 in Regina, Saskatchewan, with stops in Canada, California, Montana, England and Ireland.

Old Dominion is currently on tour with Thomas Rhett as part of the Home Team Tour promoting their second studio album, Happy Endings, which features their current single "Written in The Sand."

Tickets for the Happy Endings Tour go on sale Oct. 20.

Happy Endings World Tour 2018 Dates

Feb 1 - Regina, SK - Conexus Arts Centre*
Feb 2 - Winnipeg, MB - Club Regent*
Feb 3 - Saskatoon, SK - TCU Place*
Feb 5 - Calgary, AB, - Grey Eagle Events Centre*
Feb 6 - Edmonton, AB - Rogers Place*
Feb 7 - Lethbridge, AB - Enmax Centre*
Feb 9 - Kamloops, CB - Sandman Centre*
Feb 10 - Abbotsford, BC - Abbotsford, Centre*
Feb 11 - Penticton, BC - South Okanagan Events Centre*
TBA - Redding, Calif - Redding Civic Center^
Feb 16 - Central Point, Ore. - Seven Feathers Event Center^
Feb 17 - Kennewick, Wash. - Toyota Center^
Feb 22 - Missoula, Mont. - Adams Center^
Feb 23 - Billings, Mont. - Shrine Auditorium^
Feb 24 - Rapid City, S.D. - Don Barnett Arena^
March 9 - London - The O2 Arena-C2C
March 10 - Glasgow, UK - The SSE Hydro-C2C
March 11 - Dublin, IE - 3Arena- C2C
March 16 - Ipswich, Queensland, AUS - CMC Rocks
March 17 - Ipswich, Queensland, AUS - CMC Rocks
* with The Washboard Union & Cold Creek County
^ with Michael Ray & Brandon Lay


If This Video Doesn't Get You Excited About the 51st Annual CMA Awards, Nothing Will

I know I'm not the only person that treats the CMA Awards like Christmas morning, right? Right. The 51st Annual CMA Awards will be hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and broadcast live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 8 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network and it's time to start getting excited.

To get you pumped up, the CMA recently released a new Heart of Country video featuring Keith Urban, Garth Brooks and Kelsea Ballerini discussing how country music moves through them. And with the opening guitar chords of Brooks' "Thunder Rolls" playing in the background-- you'll probably watch on repeat.

Urban and Brooks are both up for CMA Entertainer of the Year, with Underwood and Ballerini vying for Female Vocalist of the Year.


Montgomery Gentry Releases Lyric Video for "Better Me"

It's been over a month since Montgomery Gentry's Troy Gentry lost his life in a helicopter crash. The band and their team have released the new lyric video for the very powerful current single, "Better Me."

The video features the lyrics of the song laid over pictures of Troy over the years.

"I'm getting older / finding myself and God gettin' a little bit closer ...and sober / I'm a little less reckless / a little less wild card, breaking hearts, kinda senseless / yeah, I'm coming round.

"I might cuss and fight / tell a few lies / break a few rules, makin' promises I can't keep / but I've turned the page on wilder days / I'm writing all this down, hopin' you'll see / I ain't saying I'm perfect, but I'm workin, ...on a better me," Troy sings to kick off the song. .

Prior to the passing of Troy, Montgomery Gentry was putting the finishing touches on their next album. The duo was set to release their new single, "Better Me," in preparation for the new project. However, with the passing of Troy, they felt it fitting to release the new song, where Troy takes lead on vocals, the day of his service.

On the band's website, Eddie posted a note regarding the death of his friend.

"Hey everybody, this is Eddie. I want to thank everyone for their support and prayers. Our world was turned upside down in an instant and nothing could have prepared us for this. Over the past few months me and T-Roy have been working on what I think is the best record of our career. In the last few weeks we had been talking about what our first single would be. Then on September none of that mattered.

"'Better me' is a song we all loved and Troy sings his ass off on it. It speaks volumes about his life and who he had become and everyone he touched and how much he loved his family. I am so proud of this song and also to call him my friend, my family, my brother for 30 years."