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KIP MOORE announced the dates of his fall tour. It’ll pick up September 30th in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma . . . and run through December 8th in Detroit, Michigan. JON PARDI is the opener. Grab dates and details at

HILLARY SCOTT revealed the inspiration behind her song “Thy Will”, and it’s heartbreaking. She told “Good Morning America” that she wrote it last fall after having a miscarriage. Quote, “I wrote this song experiencing everything that comes in the middle of a miscarriage. It was my most raw place that I could’ve ever been when this song truly poured out of me.” She was also feeling pressure to stay quiet about it. Quote, “It’s something that’s not talked about that often. It’s like you’re just supposed to be able to snap your fingers and continue to walk through life like it never happened.” “Thy Will” is on the album “Love Remains”, which will be out July 29th. The band’s official name is Hillary Scott & The Scott Family.–abc-news-music.html?soc_src=copy

CARRIE UNDERWOOD recorded a new version of the “Sunday Night Football” theme song, and you’re going to recognize it. It’s her song “Somethin’ Bad”, but with different lyrics. This one’s called “Oh, Sunday Night”.

CRAIG MORGAN has some solid guest stars on this season’s “All Access Outdoors”, which debuts July 1st on the Outdoor Channel. They include Blake Shelton, Easton Corbin, Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert . . . and Taya Kyle, the widow of “American Sniper” CHRIS KYLE.

In case you haven’t seen this video . . . it’s BRANDY CLARK playing her guitar and singing “Since You’ve Gone to Heaven”. It’s one of the songs on her album “Big Day In A Small Town”.

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Happy birthday Kathy Mattea, she is 57.