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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Trace Adkins married actress Victoria Pratt over the weekend in a New Orleans wedding presided over by Blake Shelton. Midland guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday. Check your local listings to see when the hour airs in your area. The

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Comstock/ThinkstockDoug Stone scored his first #1 in 1991 with the fourth and final single from his self-titled debut album. Can you name his hit? ANSWER: “In a Different Light.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockJustin Moore, Brothers Osborne, Trace Adkins, Rhett Akins, T. Graham Brown, Tracy Lawrence, Eddie Montgomery, Mark Wills, and more are set to play the Troy Gentry Foundation’s second C’Ya on the Flip Side benefit February 5 at the Grand Ole Opry House. Thomas Rhett‘s “Die

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Comstock/Thinkstock Fifty years ago this week, Merle Haggard recorded his live Okie from Muskogee album. Can you name the location of that concert? ANSWER: Muskogee, Oklahoma. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockTune in to see the man behind “The Git Up,” Blanco Brown, Friday morning on ABC’s Good Morning America, starting at 7 a.m. local time. Blanco’s album, Honeysuckle & Lightning Bugs, comes out Friday. The first holiday album from

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Comstock/Thinkstock Fifteen years ago this week, this Keith Urban record debuted at #1 on Billboard‘s country albums chart. Can you name the 2004 effort that features the hits “Days Go By,” “You’re My Better Half,” and “Making Memories of Us.”

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockBrothers Osborne‘s new live video of their chart-topping hit, “Stay a Little Longer,” is set to debut Thursday at 5 p.m. ET via YouTube. Their Live at the Ryman album comes out on Friday. You can check out a

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Comstock/Thinkstock Forty-five years ago this week, Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner scored their only number one hit together on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Please Don’t Stop Loving Me.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockDarius Rucker, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Jamey Johnson and more will play November 23’s The Last Waltz Nashville: An All-Star Celebration of The Band’s Historic Farewell Concert at Music City’s Bridgestone Arena. Trace Adkins guests on GMA 3: Strahan, Sara & Keke on Wednesday, starting

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Comstock/Thinkstock This 1979 Barbara Mandrell number one was originally a pop and R&B hit for Luther Ingram in 1972. Can you name it? ANSWER: “(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want to Be Right.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockOld Dominion‘s Brad Tursi has signed a new co-publishing deal with Universal Music. In addition to OD’s hits, he’s also written huge songs like “Light It Up” and “Save It for a Rainy Day” for superstars like Luke Bryan and Kenny

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this day in 1993, this legendary artist, who achieved crossover success with the 1962 album Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, was awarded the National Medal of Arts by then-President Bill Clinton. Can you name this

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock The Cadillac Three have released the video for their song “All the Makin’s of a Saturday Night.” The track has been playing on ESPN during broadcasts of college football games.  Rivers, the debut album by new

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockRiley Green‘s chart-topping single “There Was This Girl” has officially been certified gold by the RIAA. Riley was awarded a plaque commemorating the honor before opening for Jon Pardi at the Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday night.  Bailey Bryan has

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this day in 2000, this “Kiss An Angel Good Morning” singer was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Do you know who it is? ANSWER: Charley Pride.  Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this day in 1998, this signature hit by Tim McGraw reached No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. Can you guess which one it is? ANSWER: “Where the Green Grass Grows.”  Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockMatt Stell teamed up with Jimmie Allen for the music video for his new song “Home in a Hometown.” Jimmie also lends his voice to the track.  Chris Janson will celebrate Real Friends with two appearances on the Today show on October

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Comstock/ThinkstockThree years ago this week in Greenback, Tennessee, Luke Bryan still managed to play his Farm Tour show, even though he’d broken his collarbone earlier in the day. Can you recall what Luke was doing when he got hurt?

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockKane Brown and Marshmello cue up their “One Thing Right” collaboration Wednesday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Check your local listings to see when it airs in your area. The new 90-minute documentary The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash is set

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Comstock/Thinkstock Dan Seals scored his first #1 on the country chart in 1985 with this duet with Marie Osmond. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Meet Me in Montana.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockKenny Chesney is adding a second show at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts on Saturday, August 29, as part of his Chillaxification Tour. Pre-sales for all the dates start on Tuesday, before becoming available to the general

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Comstock/Thinkstock Merle Haggard wrote and recorded this song for his 1981 Big City album, but didn’t release it as a single. When George Jones covered it two years later, however, it went straight to #1. Can you name this country classic? ANSWER:

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockYou can watch Jake Owen‘s new video for “Homemade” on YouTube now. The clip for the latest Greetings from…Jake single recounts the love story of his grandparents, which he talks about more in depth on his Good Company with Jake podcast. Jon Pardi stops

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Comstock/Thinkstock Jon Pardi scored his first top ten hit with this “sleepless” tune from 2013. Can you name the second single from his debut album, Write You a Song? ANSWER: “Up All Night.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockReba McEntire guests on the syndicated The Kelly Clarkson Show on Friday. Check your local listings to see when it airs in your area. Reba’s ex, Narvel Blackstock, is the father of Kelly’s husband, Brandon Blackstock. Riley Green‘s set to play a special

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Comstock/Thinkstock Forty years ago this week, Simon & Schuster published the life story of “The First Lady of Country Music.” Can you recall the title of Tammy Wynette‘s autobiography? ANSWER: Stand by Your Man. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockThe San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo has added a second Keith Urban concert on February 15 due to demand. Tickets are on sale now. The new single from George Strait‘s Honky Tonk Time Machine album is “The Weight of the

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Comstock/ThinkstockCountry Music Hall of Famer Ronnie Milsap notched his second number one with this emotional ballad penned by actor and Rhodes Scholar Kris Kristofferson. Can you name the second single from his Pure Love album? ANSWER: “Please Don’t Tell Me How the

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockKenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line, Kane Brown, Brett Young, Tyler Rich, and more will play Buckeye Country Superfest next year at Ohio Stadium on June 20, 2020. If you missed Zac Brown Band performing “The Woods” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,

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Comstock/ThinkstockTwenty-five years ago this week, Joe Diffie topped Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart with this song, which was also the title track of his 1994 album. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Third Rock from the Sun.” Copyright © 2019, ABC

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockNewcomer Tyler Rich tied the knot with fiancee Sabina Gadecki last Friday in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on the outskirts of Nashville. If you missed Sheryl Crow and Chris Stapleton doing the Threads track “Tell Me When It’s Over” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, you can check

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Comstock/Thinkstock June Carter and Johnny Cash released this #2 hit in February of 1967, prior to their marriage the next year. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Jackson.”  Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockTrisha Yearwood‘s set to appear on The Kelly Clarkson Show on Monday. Check your local listing to see when the syndicated show airs in your area.  Brett Young‘s smash, “In Case You Didn’t Know,” was certified quintuple platinum

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Comstock/ThinkstockDirector Shaun Silva very ably impersonates Johnny Depp‘s Pirates of the Caribbean character Jack Sparrow in the storyline of this 2004 music video by Terri Clark. Can you name the hit whose video also includes a cameo by singer Wayne Newton? ANSWER: “Girls Lie

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Comstock/Thinkstock Kenny Chesney will be honored with the CRS 2020 Artist Humanitarian Award next year at Country Radio Seminar in Nashville. You can watch Thomas Rhett‘s performance of “Remember You Young” from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert online now. Faulkner County,

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this day in 2006, this beloved pop/country/Christian singer was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Can you name her? ANSWER: Amy Grant.  Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockThe CMA Songwriters Series is heading to Albequerque, N.M. with performances by Lauren Alaina, Erin Enderlin, Sierra Hull and Luke Laird at the KiMo Theatre on October 15. Tickets go on sale Friday at 11 a.m. CT.  Sam Williams, son of Hank Williams Jr. and

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Comstock/Thinkstock Forty-five years ago this week, Country Music Hall of Famer Don Williams rose to the top of Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart. Can you name the single that would be the first of seventeen career number

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock If you missed Sheryl Crow doing “Prove You Wrong” — the country single from her Threads album — on The Late Late Show with James Corden, you can watch her performance online. Tanya Tucker guests

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Comstock/Thinkstock Waylon Jennings achieved his fourth #1 with this 1975 song questioning whether country music had lost its way. Can you name the classic tune from his Dreaming My Dreams album? ANSWER: “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way.”

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockChris Stapleton‘s set to join Sheryl Crow for her appearance this Friday on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. He sings on the track “Tell Me When It’s Over” from her new Threads album. Sara Evans will kick off her ten-date Blue

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Comstock/ThinkstockReba McEntire scored her first top-ten hit in 1980 with the lead single from her Feel the Fire album. Can you name it? ANSWER: “(You Lift Me) Up to Heaven.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Ticket sales for Garth Brooks‘ Saturday, November 16 date at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee will resume on Thursday at 10 a.m. ET, after demand for tickets froze the system on Friday. Sammy Kershaw and

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Comstock/ThinkstockOnce known as the “King of Country Music,” in 1948, this Grand Ole Opry star ran unsuccessfully on the Republican ticket for governor of Tennessee. Can you name the Country Music Hall of Famer, known for songs

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockFlorida Georgia Line, Riley Green, and Ryan Hurd are all joining the lineup for Monday’s Hope 4 Hope Town benefit at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Dierks Bentley, Darius Rucker, LOCASH, Devin Dawson and more are already set to play the fundraiser, which will

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Comstock/Thinkstock Forty-nine years ago this week, CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Lynn Anderson recorded what would become her signature song at Columbia Recording Studios in Nashville. Can you name this #1 country hit, that also made it to

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockThe Grammy Museum in L.A. will host a special conversation and performance with country legend Tanya Tucker, along with Brandi Carlile and Scooter Jennings, who produced her new While I’m Livin’ album. Tickets for the Thursday, October 3 event go on sale

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Comstock/ThinkstockTen years ago this week, the Country Music Association revealed that this song by Brad Paisley and Keith Urban had been mistakenly left off the list of nominees for Musical Event of the Year at the 43rd CMAs. Can you name

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockThe 55th Academy of Country Music Awards will be televised Sunday, April 5 on CBS, live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Chris Janson, Michael Ray, High Valley and more will play the Grand Ole Opry on

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Comstock/Thinkstock Country Music Hall of Famer Emmylou Harris scored her second number one in 1976 with her cover of this country classic, made famous by Patsy Cline. Can you name the track that was also the final

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockASCAP will give Country Music Hall of Famer Randy Travis its Founders Award November 11 during the 57th Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards in Nashville. Newcomer Adam Hambrick sets his The First Semester Tour in motion September 19 in Oxford,

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Comstock/Thinkstock Earl Thomas Conley scored his fourth number one with this song from 1983, which would go on to be nominated for CMA Single of the Year in 1984. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Holding Her and Loving

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Country legend Tanya Tucker will perform her first full-length concert at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium on January 12 of next year. Tickets go on sale Friday. The debut album by King Calaway is set to

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Comstock/ThinkstockEight years ago this week, the song that would go on to become Luke Bryan‘s fourth number one was released. Can you name this hit, which was the second single from Luke’s album Tailgates & Tanlines? ANSWER: “I Don’t

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Sheryl Crow promotes her new collaborative album, Threads, Friday morning on the Today show. You can tune in to watch starting at 7 a.m. on NBC. If you missed Maren Morris doing her new single,

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Comstock/ThinkstockFive years ago this week, Garth Brooks ended his retirement by kicking off his World Tour with an eleven-show run with wife Trisha Yearwood. Can you recall where Garth’s comeback tour started? ANSWER: Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois. Copyright ©

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockFlorida Georgia Line‘s new single is the track “Blessings” from their Can’t Say I Ain’t Country album. Tanya Tucker and Brandi Carlile are set to appear on both the Today show and The Tonight show Starring Jimmy Fallon Thursday on NBC. Today starts at 7 a.m. local

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Comstock/ThinkstockThree years ago this week, Justin Moore topped Billboard‘s country albums chart with the predecessor to his current record, Late Nights and Longnecks. Can you name his 2016 album? ANSWER: Kinda Don’t Care. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockTaylor Swift and the Dixie Chicks return to the country charts this week, as “Soon You’ll Get Better” — their collaboration from Taylor’s Lover album — debuts at #10 on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs tally.  Kelsea Ballerini‘s new single is called “Homecoming

Midland “Let[s] It Roll” all the way to #1

BMLGAfter much critical acclaim — including shout-outs from the likes of Justin Bieber — Midland‘s sophomore album, Let It Roll, lands at number one on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart this week.  “Retweet if you have a number 1 album,” the trio tweeted, in

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Comstock/Thinkstock 1996 CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Patty Loveless scored her first top-ten hit in 1998 with her version of this song, originally recorded by George Jones. Can you name it? ANSWER: “If My Heart Had