Whose album hits stores today? Which member of Rascal Flatts has acting on his resume? And... what's Willie up to on July 4th?


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Cole Swindell releases his self-titled debut album today. Though the songs he's written have appeared on many albums over the years, an album with his name on it will be a completely different experience.



Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts is adding another acting credit to his resume. He'll guest star on the Lifetime show Drop Dead Diva, which begins its sixth and final season on March 23rd. No word yet on when the episode airs.  Jay and his bandmates have had roles in the yet-to-be-released TV movie To Appomattox, as well as Hannah Montana: The Movie, CSI and Yes, Dear.

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Willie Nelson's 41st Fourth of July Picnic will take place in Fort Worth this year. The one-day musical blow-out will take place at the historic Forth Work Stockyards. Tickets go on sale on February 21st, with the first round of acts announced on February 24th.

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