Academy of Country Music Salutes George Strait with New Biography on Stands Now

Image Courtesy ACM/CBS WatchThe Academy of Country Music and their TV partner, CBS, have teamed up to release a new tribute "bookazine" celebrating George Strait, as part of the run-up to the 50th Annual ACM Awards.  The Strait biography is now on newsstands everywhere as well as on Amazon. The ACM combed through their archives to compile the book. Fans also get a look at George's life on his Texas ranch.

The 50th Annual ACM Awards will broadcast live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Sunday, April 19, 2015 on CBS. Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan return as hosts.

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Florida Georgia Line Launching Anything Goes Tour in January

Image Courtesy CMAFlorida Georgia Line will kick off their Anything Goes tour January 15, 2015 in Toledo, OH. They're bringing along Thomas Rhett and Frankie Ballard for the trek. So far, FGL has announced shows through May, with more dates expected soon.

Ticket information for Florida Georgia Line's new tour will be announced Friday. If you sign up at the duo's website, you'll be the first to get pre-sale ticket information.

Florida Georgia Line's new album, also titled Anything Goes, is due out next week.

Here are Florida Georgia Line's 2015 tour dates -- venues will be announced soon:

1/15 -- Toledo, OH
1/16 -- Dayton, OH
1/17 -- Charlottesville, VA
1/22 -- Biloxi, MS
1/23 -- Lafayette, LA
1/24 -- Little Rock, AR
2/12 -- Sioux City, IA
2/13 -- Lincoln, NE
2/14 -- Moline, IL
2/18 -- Manchester, NH
2/19 -- Ottawa, ON (CAN)
2/20 -- Kingston, ON (CAN)
2/21 -- Uncasville, CT
2/25 -- New York, NY
3/21 -- Orange Beach, AL
4/30 -- Columbia, SC
5/1 -- Charleston, WV
5/2 -- Hershey, PA
5/3 -- Wilkes-Barre, PA
5/7 -- Providence, RI
5/8 -- Atlantic City, NJ

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Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockDon't miss Big & Rich on NBC's Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Wednesday.

Hunter Hayes' new song, "Dream Girl," is included on the just-released soundtrack for the new film The Best of Me, in theaters October 17. Starting October 14 through November 4, fans can sign up for The Best of Me Sweepstakes at to win a trip to meet Hunter at one of his upcoming tour stops.

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Martina McBride Shows Off Her Party-Planning Skills in New Book, “Around the Table,” Out Now

Image Courtesy Harper CollinsEveryone knows Martina McBride has one of the most-celebrated voices in country music, but until now, only her friends have known she's just as talented at throwing parties at her home in Nashville. Now, Martina is letting everyone in on her party-planning secrets with the new cooking and entertaining book, Around the Table.

She's included step-by-step instructions on how to throw parties ranging from a Red ,White and Blue Backyard Cookout to a Retro Valentine's Day Supper Club gathering.

"There are 12 different chapters that are 12 different parties," Martina tells ABC News Radio. "There's lots of pictures. It's kind of like a how-to book to throw 12 different parties. So, we could do one a month."

Martina hopes Around the Table inspires readers to host more get-togethers with the friends.

She says of party-planning, "It's a little intimidating and overwhelming and you want everything to be perfect and you don't want to mess up. And you have to clean your house, which is always the biggest hurdle for me."

Look for Martina to talk about Around the Table on ABC's The Chew on Wednesday and Fox News's Fox & Friends on Friday.

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