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Chris Stapleton performs this evening on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Bruce Springsteen also will be a guest.

The Country Music Association has revealed the names of its 2016 Board of Directors. Personalities on the long list you might recognize — Brett Eldredge, Kix Brooks, Luke Bryan, Rascal FlattsJay DeMarcus, Little Big Town‘s Karen Fairchild, Darius Rucker and Chris Young.

With his typical twisted sense of humor, Blake Shelton high-fived Dierks Bentley on social media for taking over for him as co-host of the Academy of Country Music Awards. “” he tweeted. “You’ve got 3 months to learn how to read. You’ll be great!”

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