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BRELAND Dazzles with Help from Friends Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt, Kane Brown, Mickey Guyton and More
The rising star uses his magnetic powers to attract a star-studded bill for a one-of-a-kind benefit concert in Nashville
Sam Hunt Reveals Sex of Baby He's Expecting with Estranged Wife: 'Year Revolves Around That Big News'
The musician and estranged wife Hannah Lee Fowler are set to welcome their first child in May
Go Inside the CMA Awards 2021 Portrait Studio — and Get the Story Behind the Strings
Country music is a community. Behind the headliners of every album and tour are the bands, the guitar techs, the session players, the repair shops, and other vital talents whose work you hear but don't necessarily see — until you take a closer look.  For this year's CMA Awards, I wanted to spotlight the inner workings of the Country Music industry and also celebrate a return to touring. This year's portrait studio is designed entirely out of upcycled guitar strings — more than 3,000 sets — that have been plucked and strummed by the industry's finest musicians. Over the past six months, I've collected approximately 16,500 individual strings from the bands of Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Ashley McBryde, Darius Rucker, Kane Brown, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Old Dominion, Brothers Osborne, Jimmie Allen, Dan + Shay, Little Big Town, Luke Combs, Zac Brown Band and Carly Pearce, as well as Grand Ole Opry players. Local guitar shops in Nashville like Gruhn Guitars, Carter Vintage Guitars, Corner Music and Artisan Guitars also graciously contributed used strings. These individual strings were soldered into 10-foot-long strands and arranged into a visually compelling backdrop for artists and other CMA attendees on the red carpet. The resulting portraits echo the experience of listening to your favorite country songs: You'll notice the star right away — but take a closer look and you'll find their hardworking community shining brightly right behind them.
Luke Bryan Goes Goofy, Carly Pearce Gets Floored and 8 Other Things You Missed on the 2021 CMA Awards
Sing-alongs, hugfests and Morgan Wallen protests: What the TV cameras failed to capture in Nashville's Bridgestone Arena during "Country's Biggest Night"
Meet the 2021 CMA Awards Presenters, Including Katy Perry, Kelsea Ballerini and Darius Rucker
The CMA Awards, hosted by Luke Bryan, will broadcast live from Nashville on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC
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Russell Dickerson Serenades Son When He's Fussy: It 'Calms Him Down Immediately'
"It's crazy, man. Like, he knows my voice and he just calms him down immediately. It's crazy," Dickerson told PEOPLE at the iHeartRadio Music Festival on Friday
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Inside Country Star Russell Dickerson and Wife Kailey's Made-for-Christmas Nashville Farmhouse

The "Love You Like I Used To" singer and his wife, who designed the interiors, are sharing their first holiday season in the bright, airy home with infant son, Remington