Trace Adkins enters rehab after fight on board cruise ship

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Well this story went from funny to sad in no time flat.

TMZ is reporting that Trace Adkins got into a tussle of some sort on Monday with a Trace Adkins impersonator in a bar on a cruise ship headed to Jamaica. 

Have to say I chuckled a bit when I imagined a big ol' Trace fighting a Trace look-a-like on a cruise ship out in the middle of the ocean.

Unfortunately, the story goes on to say that Trace, a long-sober, recovering alcoholic, was "really wasted" during the fight and ended up leaving the cruise ship when it docked in Jamaica and is now in rehab. 

Annnnd now I'm sad. 

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Dierks Bentley takes over CMT’s Twitter to announce 2014 Riser Tour details

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Uh oh, looks like someone's been a bad, bad boy. 

Just the way I like 'em. 

Not content to send out a simple press release or spend days teasing fans with mystery clues or promises of a big announcement to come, Dierks Bentley decided to announce details of his upcoming tour a bit more subtly … by hacking CMT's Twitter account. 

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Brantley Gilbert kicks it in high gear with new music and tour

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Brantley Gilbert is kicking off 2014 in high gear with new music and a headline tour.

Impacting Country radio today, "Bottoms Up" is the first new music the Georgia native has produced for his loyal BG Nation fans in over four years. The lead single from Brantley's forthcoming album on The Valory Music Co. was made available in late December and quickly shot up the iTunes charts peaking at #1 on the Country Singles Chart and #8 All Genres. Coinciding with the single release, fans were also able to purchase the accompanying video, which was shot in Nashville and flashes from 1930’s vintage to modern day party scenes. Directed by CMA Award-winning Shane Drake, the video has already garnered over 1.2 million views on VEVO. Watch here

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Chuck Wicks releases new single, ‘Us Again’

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New music from Chuck Wicks is coming to country fans as Wicks’ new single “Us Again” has just shipped to radio for a Jan. 27 impact date.  The song will also be available for download via iTunes and all other major digital outlets on Tuesday, Jan. 21. Co-written by Wicks, Andy Dodd and Tiffany Vartanyan, the contemplative love song is the lead single from his forthcoming album, which Wicks recently announced he will be releasing on his new label home, Blaster Records. Wicks joins an accomplished roster of talent, including Aaron Lewis, Hank Williams Jr. and newcomer Jared Ashley. 

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Crazy Hearts: Nashville premieres today on A&E (video)

A&E’s new original series “Crazy Hearts: Nashville” follows some of the most talented up-and-coming country musicians as they balance life, love and their pursuit of stardom, one gig at a time. This series highlights the struggle, the romance and the music that fuels this iconic city. “Crazy Hearts: Nashville” premieres Wednesday, January 15th at 11PM ET/PT and Thursday, January 16th at 10PM ET/PT and continues every Thursday at 10PM ET/PT. 

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