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Posted August 26th, 2014 @ 9:00am

A LOT LIKE ELVIS DID

Tim McGraw is teaming up with a famous Hollywood movie director but it's not for his latest acting role. McGraw will team with Moneyball director Bennett Miller for the next installment of the live-stream music series American Express Unstaged. The September 16 show – which will originate from New York's Hammerstein Ballroom – is taking inspiration from from an iconic television special. McGraw shares, "We got together in Nashville out at my farm last week. We just got to know each other a bit and drove around the farm in my old Jeep. We started talking about the intimacy of the Elvis comeback special from 1968. We both really like and connected with that concept, visually. I'm a huge fan of his work and I can't wait to see how this all comes together." The Unstaged concert, presented in partnership with Vevo and YouTube, will stream at amexunstaged.com September 16 at 9PM ET.

LBT ANNOUNCES THE PAIN KILLER TOUR

Little Big Town has announced their upcoming "The Pain Killer Tour" – which will kick off on November 8 in Youngstown, Ohio. The group also unveiled the album cover of Pain Killer, their upcoming sixth studio release, on the band’s Instagram page (instagram.com/littlebigtown). Pain Killer is set for release October 21 and features current hit single, "Day Drinking." "The Pain Killer Tour" will feature special guests Brett Eldredge and Brothers Osborne and will hit over 13 cities nationwide, wrapping in Rockford, Illinois on December 13. Karen Fairchild said, “We are so excited to share Pain Killer and get on the road for this tour. Kimberly, Phillip, Jimi and I are thrilled to have such amazing openers in Brett and Brothers…we're big fans.”

BRYAN ADDED TO FASHION SHOW

Luke Bryan has been added to the all-star program for Fashion Rocks. Bryan joins the previously announced line-up that includes Afrojack, Duran Duran, Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Lopez, KISS, MAGIC!, Miranda Lambert, Nico & Vinz, Pitbull, Rita Ora, The Band Perry and Usher. The show celebrates the powerful relationship between fashion and music. Ryan Seacrest will host the special live from Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, in a two-hour extravaganza on CBS.

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