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This week, Thomas Rhett bests his buddies Dustin Lynch and Kip Moore, debuting at #1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart. Life Changes is TR’s first chart-topper on the tally, marking the best sales week of his career so far. It’s also the first country record to debut at the top of the all-genre ranking since Jason Aldean did last October with They Don’t Know.

Montgomery Gentry released their new song "Better Me" It features Troy Gentry on lead vocals, and is one of the final songs he did with Eddie Montgomery.  They had been recording music for a new album, and everyone's saying it'll eventually be released . . . but not for a while.

Josh Turner will celebrate his 10th anniversary of being a member of the Grand Ole Opry on Tuesday (September 19th) with an extended performance and more. He says it means a lot to him being part of such a wonderful family, even though he felt the invitation to become a part of that family came too soon in his career

With fifteen years under his belt and just as many chart topping singles to his credit, Casey Donahew is giving a gift to the throngs of fans who attend his shows weekly and sing his lyrics back to him and his band at sold-out venues all over the country. 15 YEARS, THE WILD RIDE, produced by Josh Leo and Donahew, releases on October 6th.  Fans can PRE-ORDER the new album for $5.99 and get Casey’s anthem “Stockyards” and two other songs immediately HERE.

Alabama will release a new holiday album, American Christmas, on Oct. 6. The new 15-song offering marks the group’s first holiday album since 1996’s Alabama Christmas Vol. IIAmerican Christmas features holiday staples such as “Away in a Manger,” “Silent Night” and “Jingle Bells,” as well as four new songs contributed by the band. The album also includes an updated version of Alabama’s holiday classic, “Christmas in Dixie,” which will celebrates its 35th anniversary this year.

In other news

It just wouldn't be a true Thanksgiving without watching this classic WKRP clip. 

Hey, guys: If you want to look more attractive to women, ditch the razor. A survey of more than 8,500 women shows that clean-shaven men don't cut it, and men sporting 10 days of beard growth are the most attractive.

We turn the clocks back this weekend, which means we get an extra hour of sleep on Saturday night. But the time change can still mess with you and make you feel more tired than usual. Here's how to prevent that . . .

Dumplin’, the movie featuring a new soundtrack by Dolly Parton, is coming to Netflix December 7.

How do I know that we taught our daughter right? She introduced us to Car Masters: Rust to Riches yesterday!

Carrie Underwood took control of the stage at the American Music Awards this week to perform a stark and emotional performance of “Spinning Bottles,” which she co-wrote with Hillary Lindsey and David Garcia for her new album, Cry Pretty.