Brantley Gilbert’s Fiancée, Amber, Letting Him Have a Mac and Cheese Station at Wedding Reception

Image Courtesy Valory Music Co.Brantley Gilbert and his fiancée, Amber, were in Nashville Monday to celebrate his #1 hit "Bottoms Up" with a party at the restaurant Pour House. The couple will tie the knot in the coming months, but Brantley is letting Amber take the reins on the wedding planning.

"[I'm] as involved as she would like me to be, yeah," Brantley says. "I told her, the thing about that wedding is I'm getting to marry her, so that's like the ultimate wedding gift."

Brantley is up-to-date on all the wedding details, and he's even come up with a few ideas for the ceremony and reception.

Says Brantley, "I wanted a macaroni and cheese station at the reception, 'cause I really dig macaroni and cheese, and she made that happen. So, I'm pretty stoked about that."

On the touring front, Brantley is headed across the pond for a run of shows through Europe starting February 28 in Oslo, Norway.

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Thomas Rhett & Kellie Pickler Facing Off in Big Checkers Game Prior to ACM Awards

Image Courtesy ACMThe Academy of Country Music and Cracker Barrel have teamed up for a fun, new contest to send six grand-prize winners to the ACM Awards this April in North Texas. In addition to attending the show, the winners will also be "human playing checkers pieces" on a giant checker board in The Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Country Checkers Challenge.

Kellie Pickler and Thomas Rhett will lead the opposing teams for the checker match, and several other country stars will join the winners on each team. That event will take place 2015 ACM Party for a Cause Festival at Globe Like Park in Arlington, TX on April 18 as part of the events leading up to the ACM Awards on April 19.

Cracker Barrel has donated $35,000 to be divided between each checkers team to go to a charity chosen by the team leader. Kellie Pickler's portion will go to the USA, and Thomas Rhett will donate his money to the Disabled American Veterans organization.

You can enter to win The Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Country Checkers Challenge sweepstakes now at CrackerBarrel.com.

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Thomas Rhett & Kellie Pickler Facing Off in Big Checkers Game Prior to ACM Awards

Image Courtesy ACMThe Academy of Country Music and Cracker Barrel have teamed up for a fun, new contest to send six grand-prize winners to the ACM Awards this April in North Texas. In addition to attending the show, the winners will also be "human playing checkers pieces" on a giant checker board in The Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Country Checkers Challenge.

Kellie Pickler and Thomas Rhett will lead the opposing teams for the checker match, and several other country stars will join the winners on each team. That event will take place 2015 ACM Party for a Cause Festival at Globe Like Park in Arlington, TX on April 18 as part of the events leading up to the ACM Awards on April 19.

Cracker Barrel has donated $35,000 to be divided between each checkers team to go to a charity chosen by the team leader. Kellie Pickler's portion will go to the USA, and Thomas Rhett will donate his money to the Disabled American Veterans organization.

You can enter to win The Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Country Checkers Challenge sweepstakes now at CrackerBarrel.com.

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Dierks Bentley Stopping by “Ellen DeGeneres” and “The Late Show” Before Sunday’s Grammy Awards

Image Courtesy CMADierks Bentley has some big TV appearances scheduled this week leading up to Sunday night's Grammy Awards. Look for him on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday, followed by a performance on CBS's The Late Show with David Letterman Wednesday.

Dierks will be on hand for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards Sunday night at 8:00 ET on CBS. He's up for Best Country Album, for Riser.

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Dierks Bentley Stopping by “Ellen DeGeneres” and “The Late Show” Before Sunday’s Grammy Awards

Image Courtesy CMADierks Bentley has some big TV appearances scheduled this week leading up to Sunday night's Grammy Awards. Look for him on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday, followed by a performance on CBS's The Late Show with David Letterman Wednesday.

Dierks will be on hand for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards Sunday night at 8:00 ET on CBS. He's up for Best Country Album, for Riser.

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Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is the title of Reba's hit duet with Kelly Clarkson from the album Reba Duets? ANSWER: "Because of You."

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