Trisha Yearwood Exhibit Opening at the Country Music Hall of Fame on July 3

Image Courtesy Randee St. NicholasTrisha Yearwood once worked as a tour guide at the Country Music Hall of Fame, and now she's getting her own exhibit at the museum in Nashville. "Trisha Yearwood: The Song Remembers When" will open at the Country Music Hall of Fame on July 3, featuring artifacts tracing her life from childhood in Georgia to her Grammy-winning rise to the top of the music world.

Of course, Trisha's Emmy-winning gig as the host of her own cooking show, Trisha's Southern Kitchen, will be covered in the exhibit along with her growing line of furniture and housewares.

"Trisha Yearwood: The Song Remembers When" will run through this December.

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Brad Paisley and Family Having a Love Affair with Atlanta

Image Courtesy CMABrad Paisley has been spending quite a bit of time in Atlanta lately. His wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, is filming a role in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip in the city, so they recently took their two young boys to LEGOLAND and the Georgia Aquarium.

Brad tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "The kids loved it. I’ve been wanting to go to the natural history place [Fernbank Museum of Natural History]. I’m a freak about dinosaurs and I hear they have a big one. It’s such a great city."

Brad will headline Atlanta's Shakey Boots Music Festival this Sunday night.

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Florida Georgia Line and Brett Eldredge Presenting Trophies at Sunday Night’s Billboard Music Awards

Dick Clark ProductionsFlorida Georgia Line and Brett Eldredge have joined the presenters lineup for this Sunday night's 2015 Billboard Music Awards. They join previously-announced performers Little Big Town and Faith Hill, who will duet on LBT's hit, "Girl Crush."

The 2015 Billboard Music Awards broadcast live ABC Sunday night at 8:00 ET.

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Kip Moore’s Defiant Attitude on “I’m to Blame” Inspired by His Late Father

Image Courtesy MCA NashvilleKip Moore is open about his stubborn ways in his defiant new single, "I'm to Blame," and it turns out that kind of behavior runs in his family. There's a line in the song -- "I come from a long line of bloodline that ain’t gonna change" -- that was inspired by Kip's late father, who was quite a character.

"He was the last of a dying breed," Kip tells ABC Radio. "He was a gritty, down-and-dirty kinda guy. He would fight at the drop of a hat. Could be mean as a snake, but could also be the kindest, sweetest-hearted guy alive. But he had that kind of thing about him where people kinda either loved or hated him, and he didn't apologize about it."

Kip tapped into that stubborn spirit to write "I'm to Blame" during a frustrating time in his career. Instead of changing his music to fit country's evolving sound, Kip says, "I didn't want to ever sell out the kind of music that I felt like I was supposed to make just because certain stuff was trending. ['I'm to Blame'] was kind of my fist in the air saying, 'I'm gonna do things my way, and I'll die my own sword.'"

Regardless of how "I'm to Blame" fares on the country chart, Kip is proud to stick to his own rocking brand of country music. On a larger scale, Kip thinks it's time more people grew a backbone and stood up for their beliefs in everyday life.

He says, "Everybody wants to fit in and be liked and be politically correct, and this song is kind of the opposite of all that. It's like, 'This is who I am. Take it or leave it.'"

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Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockLady Antebellum collaborated with which member of Fleetwood Mac for a 2013 episode of CMT Crossroads? ANSWER: Stevie Nicks.

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Carrie Underwood Is the Lead Nominee for the 2015 CMT Music Awards

Image Courtesy CMTCarrie Underwood is the lead nominee for the 2015 CMT Music Awards with five nods, including two mentions in the Video of the Year category. Lady Antebellum announced the finalists in the Video of the Year, Male Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year categories Wednesday morning on NBC's Today.

Luke Bryan and Carrie Underwood also announced additional categories -- Group Video of the Year and Breakthrough Video of the Year -- on their social media accounts. Fan voting is now underway at CMT.com.

The 2015 CMT Music Awards air live on CMT Wednesday, June 10.  Here are the nominees:

Video of the Year
Carrie Underwood, "Something in the Water"
Darius Rucker, "Homegrown Honey"
Dierks Bentley, "Drunk on a Plane"
Florida Georgia Line, "Dirt"
Jason Aldean, "Burnin' It Down"
Kenny Chesney, "American Kids"
Lady Antebellum, "Bartender"
Lee Brice, "I Don't Dance"
Luke Bryan, "Play It Again"
Maddie & Tae, "Girl in a Country Song"
Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, "Somethin' Bad"
Sam Hunt, "Leave the Night On"

Male Video of the Year
Dierks Bentley, "Drunk on a Plane"
Eric Church, "Talladega"
Jason Aldean, "Burnin' It Down"
Keith Urban, "Somewhere in My Car"
Kenny Chesney, "American Kids"
Luke Bryan, "Play It Again"

Female Video of the Year
Carrie Underwood, "Little Toy Guns"
Carrie Underwood, "Something in the Water"
Lee Ann Womack, "The Way I'm Livin'"
Miranda Lambert, "Little Red Wagon"
RaeLynn, "God Made Girls"
Reba, "Going Out Like That"

Group Video of the Year
A Thousand Horses, "Smoke"
Eli Young Band, "Dust"
Lady Antebellum, "Bartender"
Little Big Town, "Day Drinking"
The Band Perry, "Chainsaw"
Zac Brown Band, "All Alright"

Breakthrough Video of the Year
Chase Rice, "Gonna Wanna Tonight"
Frankie Ballard, "Sunshine & Whiskey"
Kelsea Ballerini, "Love Me Like You Mean It"
Maddie & Tae, "Girl in a Country Song"
RaeLynn, "God Made Girls"
Sam Hunt, "Leave the Night On"

Duo Video of the Year
Big & Rich, "Look at You"
Brothers Osborne, "Rum"
Florida Georgia Line, "Dirt"
Florida Georgia Line, "Sun Daze"
Maddie & Tae, "Girl in a Country Song"
The Swon Brothers, "Later On"

Collaborative Video of the Year
Blake Shelton featuring Ashley Monroe, "Lonely Tonight"
Brantley Gilbert featuring Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett, "Small Town Throwdown"
Jennifer Nettles featuring Brandy Clark, "His Hands"
Kenny Chesney with Grace Potter, "Wild Child"
Miranda Lambert with Carrie Underwood, "Somethin' Bad'
Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill, "Meanwhile Back at Mama's"

CMT Performance of the Year
Bob Seger and Jason Aldean, "Turn the Page"
Brett Eldredge, "Beat of the Music"
John Legend and Lee Ann Womack, "You & I (Nobody in the World)"
Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves, "Roar"
Keith Urban, "It's a Man's, Man's, Man's World"
Kenny Chesney, "American Kids"
Lady Antebellum and Aloe Blacc, "Wake Me Up"
Lady Antebellum and Chris Stapleton, "Drink a Beer"

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