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Reba to Unveil “Pray for Peace” Video Monday on Facebook

Image Courtesy Starstruck EntertainmentReba asked her fans to turn in videos of themselves praying around the world for her new “Pray for Peace” video. Now it looks like that clip is going live Monday at 12 p.m. ET at Facebook.com/Reba.

Reba posted a short video of the song playing on bagpipes on Instagram Thursday. Several celebrities are expected to pop up in the “Pray for Peace” video, too.

Reba encourages fans to use the hashtag #prayforpeace when posting about the song and video on social media.


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Jason, Miranda, Blake, Dierks and Brantley Headlining Route 91 Festival in Las Vegas

Image Courtesy Greenroom PRJason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, and Brantley Gilbert are headed to Sin City for the Route 91 Harvest festival October 3 through 5. The event takes place at The Lot across from Luxor Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

Tyler Farr, Randy Houser, Dustin Lynch, Dwight Yoakam, Dan + Shay, and Nashville‘s Charles Esten and Clare Bowen are also on the bill.

Tickets go on sale Friday, August 1 at RT91Harvest.com.


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Brad Paisley Carries On a Second Generation “River Bank” Tradition

Arista NashvilleWhen you hear Brad Paisley‘s latest hit, “River Bank,” it’s not hard to imagine the West Virginia native enjoys the water.

“I grew up 500 feet from the Ohio River… and summertime, for me, was that body of water. My dad got a boat when I was probably eight,” he remembers. “It was a little 75-horsepower Evinrude on the back of some mustard-yellow awful fiberglass thing, but I learned to ski there. I learned to fish. My fondest memories are with him and my granddad.”

When he had his first success, Brad put his money where his song is. He used his first royalty check to head out on the water.

“For $8,000, I bought a bass boat with a $10,000 check,” he laughs. “That’s how smart I am, ’cause boats never lose value. I just realized that that is really the trick in the summertime if you’re a country person at all. It’s like a body of water, an innertube, something to float, you’re good.”

Now that he’s a father himself, Brad continues the tradition with his boys.

“I have a pond on my property that I built, which is about a two-acre pond, and that’s fun. We’ll float around in that. We got bass in it, and I got a little jon boat with a little engine on the back… We have fun. “

“River Bank” is the first single from Brad’s new CD Moonshine in the Trunk, due out August 26.


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Hunter Hayes Gives Fans A Fleeting Glimpse of His “Tattoo” Video

Warner Music NashvilleEven though he’s keeping the premise of the music video for “Tattoo” a secret, Hunter Hayes has released a teaser clip that goes behind the scenes of the shoot. It was filmed on the outskirts of Nashville in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, at least partially inside a large warehouse. The 23-second preview shows Hunter playing the guitar and chatting with an attractive brunette in front of a wall that resembles the back of a large white building.

“[‘Tattoo'] is about inspiration,” Hunter says. “It’s about that moment when you meet somebody and you’re inspired by them and all you want is to encourage them as much as they’ve motivated you. And that’s the fun of it — meeting that person you’re crazy about.”

We’ll have to wait until July 28 to see the finished “Tattoo” video when it premieres on CMT. In the meantime, expect more teases from Hunter’s camp.


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Billy Currington Feels Pressure To Be More Social

Mercury NashvilleIf you’ve noticed that Billy Currington‘s not quite as active on social media as some other country stars, he says it’s no accident, partly due to his private nature. ”I like [to keep] a little more to myself sometimes. More than others, I’m sure, but that’s just me,” he laughs.

Billy says he does enjoy Facebook, Twitter and Instagram — just not as much as his manager wants him to. “I know people that I’m working with wish I was on it more. I hear that quite a bit, and that makes me not want to be a part of it sometimes,” he confesses. “I like it, when I want to use it, I’ll use it, and when I don’t, I don’t. “

This Saturday night, Billy plays Stockdale, Texas — though he won’t necessarily be tweeting about it.


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