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Comstock/Thinkstock Newcomer Michael Tyler will open Canaan Smith‘s upcoming Sundown Ready Tour. While Michael’s just released his own single, “Crazy Last Night,” he also just had his first chart-topper as a writer with Dierks Bentley‘s most recent number one. Can you

Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock The 4th Annual Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam in Panama City Beach, Florida, has been cancelled because of anticipated high winds from Tropical Storm Hermine. Eric Church, Brad Paisley and Jake Owen were set to play the festival September 2-4. Ticket

Country Star Trivia

Comstock/Thinkstock Lori McKenna, who’s nominated for CMA Song of the Year for writing Tim McGraw‘s “Humble and Kind,” happens to have taken home the trophy in the category last year. Can you recall her CMA-winning song? ANSWER:  Little Big

Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Blake Shelton celebrated the number-one success of his hit, “Came Here to Forget,” at a number-one party Wednesday at ASCAP in Nashville. Maren Morris taped her new episode of CMT Crossroads with R&B songstress Alicia Keys Wednesday night at The Factory