Lowdown from Twangtown

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Carrie Underwood just scored her fourth #1 album. "Cry Pretty" debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, after selling 266,000 copies. It's the biggest sales week for a woman so far this year... and it's the best sales week for a country album in more than three years. That dates back to when Luke Bryan sold 345,000 copies of "Kill the Lights" in 2015.

Chris Young surprised the crowd in Nashville Saturday night with a little cameo from Brad Paisley on his song "I'm Still a Guy". It was a big deal for Chris . . . his first night ever headlining in his home town. And he sold out Bridgestone Arena.

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That feller right there’s one of the finest people to ever make music in Nashville. And he knocked it out of the park tonight! I’m so proud to be your friend and thanks for letting me be a part of it. @chrisyoungmusic #smashville

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Eric Church released all the details of his Double Down tour . . . two nights apiece in 18 different cities, plus a one-off in Nashville.  You can watch him deliver the news on Twitter.

It’s almost been one year exactly since the tragic day when a gunman opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival, killing 58 country music fans and injuring hundreds more. During Friday night’s iHeartRadio Music Festival, Jason Aldean was back in Vegas, and he thanked some of the Las Vegas first responders from that horrible night last October.

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