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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockLee Brice is playing shows in Hawaii this weekend.

Hunter Hayes' has received a double-platinum certification for two million copies sold or streamed on his hit "I Want Crazy." His singles "Everybody's Got Somebody but Me" and "Invisible" have both been certified gold for 500,000 copies sold or streamed.

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Hunter Hayes Is Ready to Become Country Music’s Hottest New Awards Show Host

Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleHunter Hayes served as a host for last month's pre-telecast at the Grammy Awards, and he's definitely open to emceeing even more events in the future.

Hunter tells ABC Radio, "I've always wanted to host stuff. Really, honestly. That's been a secret goal of mine for a long time."

At first, Hunter was nervous about reading the Teleprompter at the live Grammy pre-telecast. He messed up several times reading his script from the Teleprompter during a video shoot to promote the Grammys, but Hunter got the hang of it when it came time to rehearse for the live event.

"We did rehearsals, and it was, like, phew, easy," Hunter says with a laugh, "I was so tempted to drop the mic [after rehearsals]."

Now that he's gotten his feet wet hosting a live music event, Hunter is ready to emcee other big events like the CMA or ACM Awards.

He says, "Anybody who needs a host anytime soon, I know a guy.  Call me. Plenty of people that I can have as a co-host, too."

Hunter will host a press conference in Nashville next week to announce some changes coming to this year's CMA Music Festival. Look for that update on Friday, March 13.

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Chris Young Announces Full Slate of International Dates for 2015

Image Courtesy Monarch PublicityChris Young has been a favorite of American audiences for years, but now he's taking his brand of country music around the world.

Chris kicks off a tour of Australia and Asia March 11 in Melbourne, Australia. He'll play military installations in South Korea and Japan on the trek, too.

In September, Chris heads over to Europe for a string of shows starting with a two-night stand in Gstaad, Switzerland.

Here are Chris's 2015 World Tour dates:

3/11 -- Melbourne, Australia
3/13 -- Sydney, Australia
3/14 - 3/15 -- Ipswich, Australia
3/17 -- Pohang, South Korea
3/19 -- Fuji, Japan
3/21 -- Okinawa, Japan
9/11 - 9/12 -- Gstaad, Switzerland
9/14 -- London, England
9/16 -- Glasgow, Scotland
9/17 -- Dublin, Ireland
9/19 -- Munich, Germany
9/20 -- Cologne, Germany
9/22 -- Berlin, Germany
9/24 -- Stockholm, Sweden

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Rascal Flatts’ Gary LeVox Shaving Heads for Charity This Weekend in Las Vegas

Image Courtesy Big Machine RecordsRascal Flatts lead singer Gary LeVox is trading in his microphone for a pair of clippers this weekend in Las Vegas. Gary joins The Voice winner Craig Wayne Boyd and Olivia Newton-John among the celebrities shaving volunteers' heads to raise money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation in their fight against children's cancers.

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Gary and Craig will be shaving heads at Club Vinyl this Saturday. Olivia will be Rascal Flatts is currently performing their Vegas Riot! residency at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.

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Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert and More Playing ACM Party for a Cause Festival

Image Courtesy Academy of Country MusicLuke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Sam Hunt, Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker, Eli Young Band, and Florida Georgia Line are among the stars performing at the ACM Party for a Cause Festival April 17 and 18 at Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX. They'll collaborate with country icons Alabama, Ronnie Milsap, Patty Loveless, Dwight Yoakam, and Clint Black. The performances will be taped for a new TV special, ACM Presents: Superstar Duets! The new special will air Friday, May 15 on CBS.

Tickets packages for the ACM Party for a Cause are now available at Ticketmaster. The festival leads up to the 50th Annual ACM Awards, taking place April 19 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The show broadcasts live on CBS starting at 8 p.m. ET.

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Zac Brown Band Releasing New Album, “Jekyll + Hyde,” April 28; Major Tour to Follow

Southern Ground/Big Machine/John VarvatosZac Brown Band's new album, Jekyll + Hyde, will be out April 28 featuring their latest hit, "Homegrown." They'll perform music from the album this weekend as they make their first appearance on NBC's Saturday Night Live. The new project features collaborations with rocker Chris Cornell and pop star Sara Bareilles.

Zac Brown Band will launch a major tour in support of the new album on May 1 at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.

Here's the Jekyll + Hyde track listing:

"Beautiful Drug"
"Loving You Easy"
"Mango Tree" (Featuring Sara Bareilles)
"Heavy Is the Head" (featuring Chris Cornell)
"Tomorrow Never Comes"
"One Day"
"Dress Blues"
"Young and Wild"
"I'll Be Your Man (Song for a Daughter)"
"Tomorrow Never Comes"  (Acoustic Version)

Zac Brown Band 2015 Tour Dates:

5/1 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
5/7 -- Raleigh, NC, Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
5/8-5/9 -- Alpharetta, GA, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
5/16 -- Gulf Shores, AL, Hangout Music Festival
5/21 -- Maryland Heights, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
5/22 -- Cincinnati, OH, PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
5/23 -- Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Blossom Music Center
5/24 -- Burgettstown, PA, First Niagara Pavilion
6/4 -- Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion
6/5 -- Virginia Beach, VA, Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
6/6 -- Hartford, CT, XFINITY Theatre
6/7 -- Bangor, ME, Darling's Waterfront Pavilion
6/13 -- Jacksonville, FL, Florida Country Superfest
6/27 -- Ozark, AR, Thunder on the Mountain Festival
6/28 -- Milwaukee, WI, Summerfest
7/3 -- Denver, CO, Coors Field
7/9 -- Salt Lake City, UT, USANA Amphitheatre
7/10 -- Boise, ID, Taco Bell Arena
7/11 -- George, WA, Gorge Amphitheatre
7/12 -- Ridgefield, WA, Amphitheater Northwest
8/6 -- Darien Center, NY, Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
8/7-8/8 -- Boston, MA, Fenway Park
8/14 -- Washington, DC, Nationals Park
8/15 -- Philadelphia, PA, Citizens Bank Park
8/21 -- Flushing, NY, Citi Field
8/23 -- Bethel, NY, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
9/6 -- Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
9/11 -- Chicago, Il, Wrigley Field
9/12 -- Detroit, MI, Comerica Park
9/19 -- Del Mar, CA, Kaaboo Music & Arts Festival

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