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If Blake Shelton is your pick for Choice Twit, this year’s Teen Choice Awards are for you! The Voice host will vie for the Twitter honor on the fan-voted show next month, against the likes of Ellen DeGeneres and Justin Timberlake.

When it comes to Snapchat, Brett Eldredge will have to take down Kylie Jenner and Selena Gomez to walk away with the Choice Snapchatter title.

Both Sam Hunt and Florida Georgia Line also make impressive showings among the Teen Choice nominees. Sam is up for Choice Summer Tour for his 15 in a 30 trek, competing against big pop stars like Ed Sheeran and Ariana Grande. Ironically, FGL will have to knock out their recent collaborators The Chainsmokers to be named Choice Summer Group.

Sam, FGL and Blake all return in the Choice Country Song category, for “Body Like a Backroad,” “God, Your Mama and Me,” and “Every Time I Hear That Song,” respectively.

Thomas Rhett’s “Craving You,” “In Case You Didn’t Know” by Brett Young, and Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood’s “The Fighter” round out the category.

You can cast your vote online through next Wednesday, in advance of the Sunday, August 13 show on Fox.

What happens when a Calvin Klein model, an MTV-Award-winning video director and one of their former bandmates form a new trio? You get Midland — and a pretty big “Drinkin’ Problem.”

The threesome has managed to crack the top ten with their very first single, and on September 22, their 13-track debut album will follow. So far, we don’t know what it will be called.

Just in case you’re wondering, lead singer Mark Wystrach was the male model, while Cameron Duddy has directed music videos for huge pop stars like Jennifer LopezBruno Mars and Fifth Harmony. Guitarist Jess Carson had previously been in another band with Cameron.

While “Craving You” sits at the top of the country chart, Thomas Rhett is kicking back and enjoying a little time at the beach with his wife Lauren. The two are also counting down to the birth of their first biological child, which is due August 8, after adopting nearly two-year-old Willa Gray from a Ugandan orphanage earlier this year.

“Can’t believe we will have a new born not too long from now,” Thomas shared on his socials, along with a shirtless photo by the ocean with a bikini-clad Lauren. “36 weeks pregnant and 100% smoke show,” he added, a reference to how hot the new dad thinks his wife still looks.

TR and Lauren are expecting a baby girl. Thomas’s third album is also due later this year.


Can’t believe we will have a new born not too long from now?? 36 weeks pregnant and 100% smoke show??

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