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NEWS & NOTES: Alan, Luke, Dierks, Little Big Town, Lady A

NEWS & NOTES: Alan, Luke, Dierks, Little Big Town, Lady A

Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, along with Carrie Underwood, are among the celebrities taking part in CMT’s new Empowering Education Initiative, encouraging people to get their post-secondary education. The stars share their stories of the importance of a college degree on the website,

Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman premiered her cooking show, Simply Southern, on GAC over the weekend. You can catch a repeat of the debut show on Tuesday (September 25th) at 5:30pm ET. The second episode, The Chicken & the Egg, has Kimberly heading for a chicken farm just outside Milwaukee. Back in Nashville, she welcomes guest Lauren Alaina to make her own Simply Southern fried chicken dinner. The new episode airs Saturday (September 29th) at 1pm ET, and repeats Sunday (September 30th) at 10:30am ET.

Don’t forget to watch (or set your DVRs) as Little Big Town will perform their latest single, “Tornado,” on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (check local listings) on Wednesday (September 26th).

Lady Antebellum were among the winners of this year’s British Country Music Awards. The band picked up a trophy for International Song of the Year for “We Owned the Night.” They weren’t able to attend the awards show that was held earlier this month, but sent a video thank you in their place. They’re currently on tour in Australia.