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Dierks Bentley will release his highly anticipated ninth studio album, THE MOUNTAIN (Capitol Records Nashville), June 8thReaching a new creative high, Bentley co-wrote 10 of the 13 new tracks that are unified by themes of presence and positivity, and range in style from textured rock to acoustic folk, feeling both rooted and expansive at the same time.

Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels celebrated his tenth anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member Tuesday night with a performance on the famed stage. He'll be the Spotlight Artist at Opry Country Classics May 24 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.

The new album by the Grammy-winning Riders in the Sky arrives on Friday. They'll mark the occasion by signing copies of 40 Years the Cowboy Way in the Opry Shop and appearing on the world's longest running radio show.

Jason Aldean is marking the release of his new album Rearview Town by making numerous TV appearances. Saturday and Sunday mornings starting at 8 a.m. CT, Jason will co-host CMT's Hot 20 Countdown.  Sunday night, he'll perform at the ACM Awards, live from Las Vegas, while Monday will see the singer play his latest hit, "You Make It Easy," on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Tuesday night, Jason performs on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and Wednesday morning, he'll be up early for a performance on NBC's Today show. That same night, he'll play a special album release show at New York's Opry City Stage.

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The lawyer for University of Nebraska running back Maurice Washington, who is facing charges in California, said he will 'self-surrender'. Washington is accused of keeping and sending an explicit video of his ex-girlfriend’s reported sexual assault and is now facing charges in California.