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Comstock/Thinkstock Three years ago this week, Brantley Gilbert’s episode of CMT Crossroads premiered. Can you remember which Southern Rock legends teamed up with the Georgia native? ANSWER: Lynyrd Skynyrd. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock The Japanese edition of Kacey Musgraves’ Golden Hour album will be released July 4, and features alternate cover art, as well as a new remix of the track “High Horse.” Soon-to-be Country Music Hall of Famer Ricky Skaggs is shooting

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Comstock/Thinkstock Twenty-five years ago this week, this island-loving superstar signed his first recording contract with Capricorn Records. Can you name him? ANSWER: Kenny Chesney. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Watch for Luke Bryan Wednesday morning on Live with Kelly and Ryan. The syndicated show typically follows Good Morning America on most ABC stations.  Ashley McBryde’s follow-up to her breakthrough hit, “A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega,” will be the

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Comstock/Thinkstock Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary on June 25. Can you guess which one of his hits the Aussie superstar sang at their ceremony? ANSWER: “Making Memories of Us.” Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Toby Keith raised more than $1 million at his annual Golf Classic earlier this month in Norman, Oklahoma. In all, the event has raised nearly $12.5 million for the OK Kids Corral, which gives families with

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Comstock/Thinkstock LeAnn Rimes scored her most recent top ten hit on the country chart in 2005 with this song. Can you name the third single from her This Woman album? ANSWER: “Something’s Gotta Give.” Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Carrie Underwood’s new album, Cry Pretty, will be available in a pink vinyl edition. It’s set to come out September 14 and will cost you about $25. Dan + Shay play the Today show concert series Monday morning. Watch

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Comstock/Thinkstock The Eagles landed their first — and only — top-ten hit on the country chart with this deceptive track from 1975. Can you name the second single from their One of These Nights album? ANSWER: “Lyin’ Eyes.” Copyright ©

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels will both speak and perform at the first-ever Veteran Impact Celebration next Thursday at The Grove at Williamson Place in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The sold-out benefit will raise money for the

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Comstock/Thinkstock Brooks & Dunn scored a #1 in 1998 with this song that was also a hit for its writer, Roger Miller, as well as for ’80’s duo David Frizzell and Shelly West. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Husband and Wives.” Copyright

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock The first single from Big Machine artist Riley Green is “There Was This Girl,” from his debut EP, In a Truck Right Now, due out June 29. The first two singles from Brett Eldredge’s self-titled current album, “Somethin’ I’m

It's not just Dolly, Loretta, Willie and Eric Church: Ringo Starr and John Goodman pay tribute to “King of the Road” Roger Miller, too

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesLate Country Music Hall-of-Famer Roger Miller is the focus of an all-star, multi-genre, two-disc tribute coming August 31. In addition to country stars like Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Emmylou Harris, Ronnie Dunn, Kacey Musgraves, and Alison Krauss, Beatles legend Ringo Starr and alternative rock bands Toad the

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Comstock/Thinkstock Fifteen years ago this week, Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett shot the video for this song in Jupiter, Florida. Can you name the tune that hit #1 in August of 2003? ANSWER: “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere.” Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Peach State native John Berry celebrated the 25th anniversary of his recording career by performing the national anthem for Sunday’s Atlanta Braves game against the San Diego Padres. He was also presented the key to the city

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Comstock/Thinkstock Little Big Town scored their first #1 single with this song that peaked in the summer of 2012. Can you name this hit, which was also the lead release from their Tornado album? ANSWER: “Pontoon.” Copyright © 2018, ABC

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Cole Swindell was a surprise guest on Saturday’s Cincinnati stop on Luke Bryan’s What Makes You Country Tour — XL Stadium Sized. The two duetted on “Roller Coaster” and “This Is How We Roll,” both number ones

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Comstock/Thinkstock In April of 1970, Loretta Lynn became the first country female ever to be awarded a gold record for one of her albums. Can you guess which LP it was? ANSWER: Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Watch for Granger Smith Monday night on both The Bachelorette and Jimmy Kimmel Live!. The shows air at 8 and 11:35 p.m. ET respectively, both on ABC. Gretchen Wilson kicked off her Workin’ Women Tour Saturday night in Robinsonville, Mississippi. Newcomer Jessie

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Comstock/Thinkstock Thirty years ago this week, this six-time CMA Entertainer of the Year signed his deal with Capitol Records. Can you name him? ANSWER: Garth Brooks.  Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock “Singles You Up” hitmaker Jordan Davis will release the lyric video for his new song, “Take It From Me,” on Monday. You can watch a sneak peek of the clip on his socials. Hunter Hayes performs on Disney’s Fairytale Weddings on

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Comstock/Thinkstock Thirty-three years ago this week, soon-to-be Country Music Hall of Famer Ricky Skaggs topped the chart with this song, which was the title track of his 1984 album. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Country Boy.” Copyright © 2018,

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Kacey Musgraves’ debut album, Same Trailer Different Park, has now been certified platinum. Her label surprised her with an official plaque following her opening set for Harry Styles Tuesday at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The Lynn Anderson Rose Garden will be

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Comstock/Thinkstock Fifty years ago this week, Loretta Lynn was ready to fight, as this rambunctious tune topped the chart. Can you name her hit from 1968? ANSWER: “Fist City.”  Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Dierks Bentley’s new Americana single is “Travelin’ Light,” which features Brandi Carlisle. He’ll follow up his #1 country hit, “Woman, Amen,” with “Burning Man,” his collaboration with Brothers Osborne. You’ll find all the tracks on his new

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Comstock/Thinkstock In 2000, this trio — made up of sisters Kassidy, Kelsi and Kristyn Osborn — scored the biggest hit of their career with the #2 hit “I Will… But.” Can you recall the name of their group? ANSWER: SHeDAISY. Copyright © 2018,

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Comstock/Thinkstock Dierks Bentley plays the Today show concert series on Tuesday morning. Watch for him starting at 7 a.m. on NBC. Dan + Shay will release another track from their forthcoming self-titled album on Friday. You can check out Old Dominion’s new

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this day in 1949, this 25-year-old made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry performing “Lovesick Blues” and”Mind Your Own Business.” He received an astounding six encores. Can you name him? ANSWER: Hank Williams Sr. Copyright ©

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockCraig Campbell’s 6th Annual Celebrity Cornhole Challenge and One Million Strong Benefit dinner last week raised over $175,000 for Fight CRC (Colorectal Cancer). The singer, who as a child lost his father to the disease, has

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Comstock/ThinkstockIn June of 1963, “Ring of Fire” debuted on the country singles charts.  It eventually became a #1 hit for this artist, who eventually married the woman who co-wrote it.  Can you name him? ANSWER: Johnny Cash. Copyright © 2018,

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockDarius Rucker brought his annual Darius and Friends benefit concert to Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on Monday night and his golf tournament to the city the following day. This year’s concert, auction and golf tournament raised $404,000 for St.

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Comstock/Thinkstock Fifteen years ago this week, Kenny Chesney headlined his very first stadium show. Can you recall where he played?  ANSWER: The East Tennessee native entertained nearly 62,000 fans at Neyland Stadium, the home of the University of Tennessee

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Comstock/Thinkstock Four years ago this week, Faith Hill made a surprise appearance during the first night of CMA Fest to perform with husband Tim McGraw. Which song did they do? ANSWER: “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s.”  Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Brett Eldredge’s follow-up to “The Long Way” will be the track “Love Someone,” from his self-titled third studio album.  Kellie Pickler will star in Hallmark Channel’s Christmas at Graceland, which starts shooting July 9 in Memphis. The

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Comstock/ThinkstockWhen it officially kicks off on Thursday, CMA Fest will take over practically all of downtown Nashville. But when it first began, it was known simply as Fan Fair, and was originally held at Music City’s Municipal

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Maddie & Tae’s Maddie Marlow revealed she’s engaged to longtime boyfriend Jonah Font this weekend on social media.  Founding Confederate Railroad member Wayne Secrest passed away recently after a long illness, the band announced on Facebook. The group hit #2 in 1992 with “Queen of

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Comstock/Thinkstock Willie Nelson has won the CMA Vocal Duo of the Year trophy three times, but always with a different partner. Can you name his three collaborators? ANSWER: Waylon Jennings (1976), Merle Haggard (1983), and Julio Iglesias (1984).  Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Watch for Michael Ray on both Good Morning America and The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday. GMA starts at 7 a.m. on ABC. Check your local listings to see when Ellen’s syndicated show airs in your area. Lauren Alaina, Ashley McBryde and Trace Adkins are

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Comstock/Thinkstock This legendary country pair claimed their first #1 together in 1971 with “After the Fire Is Gone,” and had a lock on the CMA Vocal Duo of the Year title from 1972 until 1975. Can you

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock “Alone Together, the latest track from Dan + Shay’s new album, comes out on Friday. The duo’s self-titled third record will be released June 22.  On June 12 in Washington, D.C., the National Association of Broadcasters

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Comstock/Thinkstock Six years ago this week, Kip Moore celebrated his first #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs tally. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Someithin’ ‘Bout a Truck.”  Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Craig Morgan will be awarded the Army’s Outstanding Civilian Service Medal for his work entertaining the troops. So far, Craig — who is an Army veteran himself — has made 15 trips to sing overseas. Craig

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Comstock/Thinkstock Dwight Yoakam scored his first #1 in 1988 with “The Streets of Bakersfield.” Can you name the country legend who’s also featured on the track? ANSWER: Buck Owens.  Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Thompson Square is set to play Fox & Friends’ All-American Summer Concert Series on Friday, the same day their new album, Masterpiece, is released.  The debut single from Black River Entertainment’s Abby Anderson is called “Make Him Wait.”  We’ll get

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Comstock/Thinkstock Fifty years ago this week, this tune by Bobby Goldsboro topped both the country and pop charts. Can you name the ode to a lost loved one that’s sometimes subtitled “I Miss You?” ANSWER: “Honey.”  Copyright © 2018,

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Canaan Smith has signed with Florida Georgia Line’s Tree Vibez Music as a songwriter.  The debut album from fraternal twins The Church Sisters is now available from Big Machine. Taking its title from a song on the record called

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Comstock/Thinkstock Nineteen years ago this weekend, this West Virginia native made his Grand Ole Opry debut. Can you name this artist, whose first single was called “Who Needs Pictures?” ANSWER: Brad Paisley.  Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Chris Janson and LANCO are set to perform at the Nashville Songwriters Awards on September 19 at the historic Ryman Auditorium. Kris Kristofferson and Bill Anderson will be honored at the annual gathering. Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley will be a presenter at the June

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Comstock/ThinkstockFifty years ago this week, Glen Campbell recorded this classic at Capitol Recording Studio in Hollywood. Can you name this #1 song, which Little Big Town performed in his honor at last year’s CMA Awards? ANSWER: “Wichita Lineman.”  Copyright © 2018, ABC

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Scotty McCreery learned “Five More Minutes” has been certified platinum at the song’s #1 party Wednesday at CMA headquarters in Nashville. “Burning House” hitmaker Cam is featured on the new single from pop/rock band Train, titled “Call Me Sir.”

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Comstock/Thinkstock Country Music Hall-of-Famer Randy Travis enjoyed his most recent #1 fifteen years ago this week, with this religious-themed tale about a farmer, a teacher, a preacher and a prostitute. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Three Wooden Crosses.”  Copyright

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Keith Urban is set to sponsor the 32nd Annual Music Row Ladies Golf Tournament for the third year in a row in 2018. The fundraiser for United Cerebral Palsy of Middle Tennessee takes place August 20

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Comstock/Thinkstock In 1992, Wynonna Judd scored her first solo #1 with this song, which was also her first release without her mother Naomi. Can you name it? ANSWER: “She Is His Only Need.”  Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Steve Wariner will be honored with the 2018 Artist Career Achievement Award at the Country Radio Hall of Fame Dinner on Wednesday, June 20, in Nashville. Music City’s historic Ryman Auditorium will kick off its six-week Americana

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Comstock/Thinkstock Country legend George Jones added his vocals to the lead single from Patty Loveless’s 1997 album, Long Stretch of Lonesome. Can you name the #14 hit? ANSWER: “You Don’t Seem to Miss Me.”  Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Joe Diffie’s first new single in five years, “I Got This,” is available to stream or download now.  The new album from Gretchen Peters, Dancing with the Beast, is out now. The singer/songwriter is perhaps best known

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Comstock/ThinkstockBaillie and the Boys scored the biggest success of their career so far in 1989, with this #4 hit from their Turn the Tide album. Can you name it? ANSWER: “(Wish I Had a) Heart of Stone.”  Copyright © 2018,

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockRunaway June will kick off the entertainment on the Chevy Riverfront Stage during this year’s CMA Fest in Nashville. They’ll perform the national anthem the morning of Thursday, June 7.  The debut album from The Sisterhood Band, titled Summer

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Comstock/Thinkstock Forty-five years ago this week, then-14-year-old Tanya Tucker scored her first #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart with this song. Can you name it? ANSWER: “What’s Your Mama’s Name.”  Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Joe Nichols and Wynonna and The Big Noise are set to headline the Chillin’ on the Lucie festival October 3-7 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. RaeLynn, Thompson Square, Craig Campbell, Restless Heart, Love and Theft and others are booked to play, as well.  If

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Burke/Triolo Productions/T hinkstock George Strait is set to close next year’s Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo with a concert on Sunday, March 17, 2019. The rest of the RodeoHouston lineup will be revealed in January. If you missed Ashley