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Jason Aldean Cancels Shows Out Of Respect for Vegas Shooting Victims

(Radio.com) Country star Jason Aldean has canceled three shows that were scheduled for this week in Los Angeles, San Diego and Anaheim, California. He will return to the stage in Tulsa, Oklahoma on October 12, and in a statement he said he expects the experience to be "very tough and emotional."

Aldean was onstage at the Route 91 festival in Las Vegas when a gunman opened fire on the crowd killing 59 and injuring 527 (via CBS News). "As a result of what happened in Las Vegas this week, we have decided to cancel this coming weekend's shows," Aldean wrote. "I feel like out of respect for the victims, their families and our fans, it is the right thing to do. It has been an emotional time for everyone involved this week, so we plan to take some time to mourn the ones we have lost and be close with our family and friends."

"Our plan is to resume the tour the following week in Tulsa, Oklahoma," he continued. "Our first time back onstage will be a very tough and emotional thing for us, but we will all get through it together and honor the people we lost by doing the only thing we know how to do – play our songs for them." Read more here.

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Dierks Bentley Releases 'Hold The Light' Video

(Radio.com) Dierks Bentley has released the music video for "Hold The Light." The song was written for and will be featured in the movie, Only The Brave, which opens October 20.

The film is based on the true story of a unit of firefighters, the Granite Mountain Hotshots, that save the town of Prescott, AZ from wildfire. "This song hits really close to me because we wrote it based on the story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots," said Bentley.

"One of the most powerful takeaways for me from working on this project has been the need to search for hope and light even in the darkest of times. I think right now that message is more meaningful than ever."

Watch Bentley's latest, which incorporates footage from the new film, here.

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Carrie Underwood Reveals 'Storyteller' Concert Film Details

(Radio.com) Carrie Underwood has revealed details of a new live concert film, Carrie Underwood: The Storyteller Tour – Stories In The Round, Live from Madison Square Garden.

Filmed at her sold-out 2016 show at New York's Madison Square Garden, the movie is set for release on Nov. 17, just in time for the holidays.

"We had the best time on The Storyteller Tour performing for the fans last year," Underwood said in a press statement. "The amazing production and 360-degree stage let me get closer to them than ever before. I saw so many of their social media posts asking for a release of the show and we knew we had to do it. I'm so happy to get this out and relive the most fun I've ever had on tour!"

Check out a trailer for the movie, and full tracklist of songs she performers in the movie here.

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Pink Announces North American tour and Releases New Track

(Radio.com) Pink has announced a massive run of North American tour dates. The tour announcement was coupled with the release of her latest single "Whatever You Want."

The 40-date tour kicks off on March 1 in Phoenix, Arizona and criss-crosses across North America through June 2 where it is scheduled to conclude in Los Angeles.

American Express members can buy tickets starting October 10 and general sales begin October 13. Ticket holders can use their credentials to redeem a copy of Pink's new album Beautiful Trauma, which arrives on October 13. Fans will also be able to pre-register via Ticketmaster's Verified Fan program.

Check out the singer's full tour itinerary and her new track, which contains explicit language, here.

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Cole Swindell Shares 'You Should Be Here' Cover By Vegas Victim

(Radio.com) Country star Cole Swindell has offered praise and support of a cover version of his song "You Should Be Here" recorded by a fan who was killed in the Route 91 shooting in Las Vegas.

"This is Brennan Stewart.. HUGE country music fan," Swindell posted on his Facebook page along with a photo of Stewart. "He was 1 of the 59 that never made it home Sunday night. I've seen his cover of 'You Should Be Here' and it's absolutely heartbreaking. I will be thinking of him and the others who lost their lives every time I sing that song.. hope to connect with his family when I'm in Vegas in December."

Brennan was remembered by his sister, Kelly Stewart, as a someone who "rarely missed an opportunity to attend a country concert" to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. See Swindell's post and Brennan Stewart's version of "You Should Be Here" here.

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Lady Antebellum Share Pre-Show Prayer Video

(Radio.com) Lady Antebellum is currently on tour in Europe, but the heartache and pain in the wake of the concert shooting in Las Vegas is still weighing heavily on their minds.

The band has shared a video on its Facebook page of a pre-show prayer before taking the stage in Manchester, England. "We just wanted to take a second to just formally, and with unity, acknowledge what happened a couple of days ago and how I think all of us here are dealing with it," singer Hillary Scott says in the in a clip. "We know people that were there and everybody onstage, offstage in Vegas and being so far away from home, we're not going to live in fear here. This is a safe space because we're all here together and because not only have I and our family and so many people here, so many people we don't even know, have prayed for us before we got here."

She then asks husband Chris Tyrrell to lead the prayer, because she says that she's too emotional to get through it. The video ends with a simple message written across the screen: "Pray for Vegas." Watch the affecting moment here.

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Justin Timberlake Goes Retro In 'Wonder Wheel' Trailer

(Radio.com) The first trailer for Woody Allen's tense, melodramatic film Wonder Wheel just dropped, and between scenes of Kate Winslet's hand-wringing and emotional dysfunction, Justin Timberlake makes several appearances.

The film, set in 1950s Coney Island, follows a married woman's dalliance with a handsome lifeguard (played by Timberlake) while her home life unravels.

Wonder Wheel was shot on location in Coney Island, one of Allen's childhood haunts. The trailer features highly stylized interiors and exteriors, as well as period costumes: Timberlake is featured in a midcentury bathing costume.

Wonder Wheel will screen at the New York Film Festival on October 14. Watch the trailer here.

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Eric Church Dedicates New Song 'Why Not Me' To Las Vegas Victims

(Radio.com) In an emotional speech at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN on Wednesday night (October 4), Eric Church opened up about the tragic shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas and dedicated a new song to one of the victims, Sonny Melton.

Melton saved his wife that night, shielding her from gunfire with his own body (via CNN). Church recalled how he witnessed fans having fun and displaying their patriotism with American flags during his own set at Route 91 Harvest Festival.

"I shook everybody's hand and I thanked them for coming," Church said. "I came back up the left side, saw smiling faces, hands in the air and pictures being taken ' 48 hours later, those places where I stood was carnage."

Church continued, saying he watched an interview on CNN with Melton's wife Heather, where she pointed out that her husband was a fan of Church.

Before launching into his new song, "Why Not Me," Church pointed at two empty seats where Sonny and Heather Melton should have been seated, they had purchased tickets to the show.

"The reason I'm here tonight is because of Heather Melton, and her husband Sonny who died, and every person that was there," Church said. "And I'll tell you, I saw that crowd. I saw them with their hands in the air, with boots in the air, and that moment in time was frozen and there is no amount of bullets that can take that away." Watch footage of Church's new song and emotional speech here.

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Blake Shelton Posts Sweet Tweet For Gwen Stefani's Birthday

(Radio.com) Country superstar Blake Shelton and his rockstar girlfriend have been going strong since 2015, and there are tweets to prove it. The duo became close while working on The Voice together, and for two years now they've been very generous with their online love notes to each other. Birthdays are no exception.

Blake has posted his sweetheart's new album cover as his profile photo even though he is promoting his own album Texoma Shore, which comes out November 3.

And now he has posted a sweet birthday message for Stefani: "Happy Birthday @gwenstefani!!! Why don't you go ahead and NEVER break my heart!!!!" Check out Blake's sweet tweet here.

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Katy Perry Pays Tribute to Las Vegas Shooting Victims

(Radio.com) Since Sunday night's deadly concert shooting in Las Vegas killed 59 and wounded more than 500 others, tributes have poured in from across the music spectrum. On Monday night, Katy Perry performed at New York's Madison Square Garden and took a moment to reflect on the tragedy--the deadliest shooting in American history.

"I want to take this moment right now for Las Vegas tonight," she said. "Listen, I know it's been a tough day. But music is special. It's magic. It's something that unites us. There's community here that we need to take care of, that we need to surround, that we need to lift up. I know we that we all feel very disconnected sometimes, but I know music brings us together, and it should never be a place of fear--right?"

Then Katy urged fans to turn to their right and their left, introduce themselves to their fellow concert-goers, and tell one another "I love you." "No one's going to steal our joy," she added. "No one's gonna wilt our flowers, no one's gonna take our power from us." Watch Perry's emotional message here.

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Taylor Swift Lyrics Used To Stop Distracted Drivers

(Radio.com) Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do" became an instant camp classic with lyrics like "The old Taylor can't come to the phone right now. (Why?) Because she's dead."

That cultural capital wasn't lost on decision-makers at the Iowa Department of Transportation, who have co-opted Taylor's lyrics to stop distracted drivers. On state highways, Iowa motorists may see signs reading: "Old Taylor can't come to the phone right now… she's driving."

The message comes as part of the state's Zero Fatalities initiative, which aims to keep drivers off their phones to prevent accidents. Each Monday the department unveils a new slogan to keep motorists on their toes and catch their attention with witty, entertaining slogans. They've leaned into phenomena like Star Wars and Pokemon Go in the past, inspiring passersby to share the campaign on social media. See Iowa's new Taylor-themed road signs here.

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Celine Dion Donates Proceeds From Las Vegas Show to Victims' Families

(Radio.com) Celine Dion took the stage in Las Vegas Tuesday night, Oct. 3, just two days after the deadliest mass shooting in American history. Dion has a residency in the city at the at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

"I never start a show like this, standing in front of the curtain, just talking. But tonight is very different," Dion said. "After Sunday night's incredibly tragic event, all of us here find ourselves asking a similar question: For you, it's 'Do we still go to Celine's show on Tuesday night, only two days after the nightmare? For me, it's 'Can I still do my show? Should I still do my show, only two days after the nightmare?' These are difficult questions, but I want you to know that you have made the right choice in being here tonight, and the reason that I decided to do this show so soon is more than to just sing. It is to show love and support for those who are affected," she said.

"Tonight we're going to let these families know that we are supporting them and that we will help them through their tragic loss," she continued. "They are going to need a lot of love, a ton of emotional support, as well as a great deal of financial aid."

The singer went on to inform the crowd that the proceeds of that night's show would go to the victims' families. The crowd rose to their feet, as the singer directed the applause back to the audience. Watch the full speech here.

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