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Country Music At Large

Jon Pardi Parties Hardy With 'American Idol' Winner

"American Idol" champion Laine Hardy played two Jon Pardi hits with the country star during the Season 17 finale Sunday night.

The Pardi-Hardy collaboration was a big blast on stage together, performing "Dirt on My Boots" followed by "Night Shift."

The pair received good response from the crowd, who waved their arms in cheering.

Hardy, 18, was one of three finalists headed into the "American Idol" season finale. He won the competition by beating Alejandro Aranda in the final.

The Season 17 grand finale also witnessed another collaboration featuring a contestant and a star singer.

Former "American Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert returned to the song contest Sunday to sing Queen classic "Bohemian Rhapsody" with contestant Dimitrius Graham.

"American Idol" has been picked up for another season at ABC.

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WE Fest Announces Daily Lineup, Set Times

The single-day lineups and set times for WE Fest 2019 have been unveiled.

Keith Urban, Country Music Hall of Famers Brooks & Dunn, and newcomer Chris Stapleton, as part of WE Fest tradition, will headline the festival.

The 37th annual WE Fest will run from August 1 to 3 in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.

Stapleton will make his debut performance at the festival on the final day.

Sales of single day tickets, weekend reserved, weekend lawn chair, general admission and campsite tickets have already begun.

Daily Lineups: Thursday, August 1: Keith Urban, Billy Currington, LeAnn Rimes, Walker Hayes, Tyler Rich

Friday, August 2: Brooks & Dunn, Jake Owen, LANCO, Jimmie Allen, Kelleigh Bannen

Saturday, August 3: Chris Stapleton, Jamey Johnson, Big & Rich, Dylan Scott, Adam Doleac

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Travis Tritt's Tour Bus Involved In Fatal Crash

A tour bus carrying Travis Tritt was involved in a fatal accident that killed two people.

The Grammy-winning country singer and his team were returning after performing at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on Friday night, when the accident involving Tritt's tour bus and two other vehicles took place.

"We sustained minor damage as we tried to avoid the crash site in front of us. Bus damage can be fixed, but lives cannot be replaced. I'm so incredibly sad for those who lost their lives tonight," Tritt said on Twitter.

"I'm told that two people were killed in tonight's accident as the the result of someone who was obviously driving drunk or impaired," he added.

Tritt advised "everyone to never drive if you've been drinking or impaired in any way." He suggested calling Uber or Lyft.

"We only were sideswiped in tonight's accident. It could've been so much worse. God was obviously watching over us tonight. I praise God for keeping us safe," Tritt tweeted.

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