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Country star trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockOn New Year’s Eve in 1996, this country music power couple — with hits like “It’s Your Love” and “I Need You” — headlined the first country concert at the newly opened Nashville Arena, now Bridgestone Arena.

Carrie Underwood to step down as CMA Awards host in 2020

ABC/Image Group LAAfter hosting the Country Music Association Awards for more than a decade, Carrie Underwood revealed in a lengthy Instagram post on Monday that she’ll be “passing the hosting torch” in 2020. “One of the highlights of 2019 and of

Nashville notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockDan + Shay, Sam Hunt, Kelsea Ballerini and Blanco Brown will perform tonight from Los Angeles during Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest. The show begins at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.   Shania Twain will perform during CNN’s New Year’s Eve special, airing at 8 p.m. ET, while Blake Shelton, Gwen