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LISTEN: Kelsea Ballerini Teams With The Chainsmokers for “This Feeling”

Kelsea Ballerini is featured on a new song by EDM-pop duo The Chainsmokers, which is comprised of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart.

“This Feeling” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, YouTube and more.

Watch the lyric video for “This Feeling” below.

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Only Women Will Be Honored at This Year’s “CMT Artists of the Year”

This year’s “CMT Artists of the Year” special is going to be all female.  As in, every honoree will be a woman.

We’re talking Miranda LambertMaren MorrisCarrie UnderwoodKelsea Ballerini  plus Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman and Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott.

Maren Morris Tweeted, “Thank you for narrowing the gap in this industry.  Proud to be honored among friends this night.” Kelsea Ballerini said, “Goodness, I love you CMT.”  Hillary Scott wrote, “This puts a smile on my face like no other.”

And Little Big Town gave a shout-out.  Quote, “Couldn’t be any prouder to stand alongside these inspiring women.  Thank you CMT.”  No word yet on the list of performers.  The show will air October 17th.  (CMT)

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Are Gender Reveals Getting A Little Over the Top?

How can anyone ever top this gender reveal?

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Carrie Underwood Is Making A Statement With Her Opening Acts!

You may have noticed that Carrie Underwood’s Cry Pretty Tour 360 has all female acts.  Her openers are Maddie & Tae and Runaway June.  And yes, she did it to make a statement.

“I feel like the more we do of that and the more normal it is, why would I not want to take women out on the road with me?  Why would anybody feel like ‘Oh, well I’m a girl, so I better have a guy’?”

See the full story HERE: (Billboard)

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Getting Ready for Work Takes Twice as Long When You Have a Kid

Everyone loves their kids.  And any parent will tell you they’re worth the hassle.  But they’re also HUGE time-wasters.

A new survey polled 2,000 people, including parents and non-parents.  And it found that having just one kid makes your morning routine take TWICE as long.

The average person with NO kids said they can get ready for work and be out the door in 22 minutes if they’re in a rush.  But for people with one child it was 45 minutes.

And the more kids you have, the longer it takes.  But it’s not a huge jump.  For example, people with one kid said it takes 18 minutes to have breakfast, compared to 24 minutes for people with three kids.

Here are the top five everyday things that take longer when you have a kid:

Packing for a trip, 36 minutes longer

Cleaning the house, 35 minutes longer

Shopping for clothes, 33 minutes longer

Ironing, 30 minutes longer

Going to the grocery store, also about 30 minutes longer.

The survey found the average parent has a total of two hours of free time a day, compared to more than three hours for people without kids.

Parents were also asked what they’d do if they suddenly had a free day without their kids around.  And the top answer was sleep.

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WATCH: Trace Adkins Surprises Dustin Lynch at the Opry!

Dustin Lynch had a career moment on Tuesday when he was asked to join the Grand Ole Opry. Trace Adkins did the inviting and the official induction will happen on September 18th.

Dustin talked about it later.  Apparently, he’s an emotional guy.  He said quote, “I’m a crier.  And I held it back to just about two minutes of tears.”

It was also a full-circle thing, because Trace was one of the first country stars he met, and probably the first one to insult him.  It was back in high school, Dustin was with his girlfriend, and he asked Trace to take a photo with them.

He said, quote, “[Trace] looked at me and he looked at her and said, ‘Darlin’, you’re dating this little shrimp?’  Fast forward however many years it’s been and he invites me to become a member of the Opry.”

He also made a confession.  Quote, “The first time I came here I snuck in under someone else’s name.  A buddy [got] put on the list and I used his name to get in backstage.  I remember sweating bullets.”

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Your Kids Will Start to Rebel Around Age 13 – Are You Shocked?

If your 12-year-old kid is still that same sweet, loving child who does what you tell them and actually WANTS to hang out with you, get ready for that to end right quick.

A new survey asked a bunch of parents when their kids started REBELLING and doing their own thing.  And on average, parents said it starts at age 13.

That’s when most parents said they started having trouble keeping tabs on their kids, and had to start GUESSING if they were up to anything dangerous or bad.

But it can start even earlier that that.  Almost one in ten parents said their kids started doing their own thing by age 10.

60% of parents with kids between 13 and 18 said controlling them is a lot harder than it used to be.

 

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What Are The Top 25 Best Romantic Comedies of All Time?

“Vanity Fair” has an eclectic list of ‘The 25 Best Romantic Comedies of All Time,’ which covers everything from black-and-white classics to, well, “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days”.

 

Here’s the list:

1.  “When Harry Met Sally”, 1989

 

2.  “You’ve Got Mail”, 1998

 

3.  “Clueless”, 1995

 

4.  “Bridget Jones’s Diary”, 2001

 

5.  “10 Things I Hate About You”, 1999

 

6.  “Groundhog Day”, 1993

 

7.  “Notting Hill”, 1999

 

8.  “It Happened One Night”, 1934

 

9.  “Broadcast News”, 1987

 

10.  “Sleepless in Seattle”, 1993

 

11.  “My Best Friend’s Wedding”, 1997

 

12.  “His Girl Friday”, 1940

 

13.  “Down with Love”, 2003

 

14.  “The 40-Year-Old Virgin”, 2005

 

15.  “Moonstruck”, 1987

 

16.  “Four Weddings and a Funeral”, 1994

 

17.  “The Apartment”, 1960

 

18.  “Amélie”, 2001

 

19.  “Much Ado About Nothing”, 1993

 

20.  “Annie Hall”, 1977

 

21.  “Some Kind of Wonderful”, 1987

 

22.  “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days”, 2003

 

23.  “Kissing Jessica Stein”, 2002

 

24.  “Something’s Gotta Give”, 2003

 

25.  “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”, 2002

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Congrats To Preston of LoCash!

Major congrats are in order! Preston Brust of LoCash and his wife, Kristen, are the proud parents of a new baby boy named Legend Wilde. He was born on Friday and weighed 8 lb, 1 oz. His older sister is 2 and 1/2 years old and named Love Lily.

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People Are Actually Using Their Vacation Days Now?

Looks like we’re feeling more secure in our jobs because we’re actually willing to leave our desks unattended for a few days without worrying about some vulture swooping in, stealing our job, and leaving us out on the streets.

According to a new study, Americans used an average of 17.2 vacation days last year.  That’s the most since 2010.

People in Colorado, Virginia, and Arizona took the most days off and people in Montana, Delaware, and Rhode Island took the fewest.

Read more HERE

 

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