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Comstock/ThinkstockThis Christian, pop crossover singer is celebrating her 60th birthday. Known for her popular cover of “Sleigh Ride,” she and husband Vince Gill also host a yearly holiday show at the Ryman Auditorium. Can you guess who it is?

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockPriscilla Block has unveiled the video for her viral hit, “Just About Over You.” Priscilla released the song independently through social media earlier this year and is now signed to UMG Nashville.  Niko Moon recently paid a virtual visit to

Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris among 2021 Grammy nominees

ABCMiranda Lambert, Maren Morris and Ingrid Andress picked up multiple nominations at the 2021 Grammy Awards.  Miranda appears in three of the show’s four country categories, including Best Country Album for Wildcard and Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance, for the chart-topping “Bluebird.” Newcomer Ingrid

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this day in 1958, Decca Records released the holiday classic “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” recorded by this Country Music Hall of Fame member when she was 13 years old. Can you name the singer? ANSWER: Brenda

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockDierks Bentley is performing his new single, “Gone,” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today. Home Free has released the video for “Cold Hard Cash” featured on their Christmas album, Warmest Winter.  Shy Carter has released his version of “All I Want for

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this day in 1968, one of country music’s female legends was at the top of the charts with her enduring hit, “Stand by Your Man.” The song is also the title track of her fourth studio

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockSara Evans has announced a three-part virtual series of full-band concerts for next month. Each show will have a different theme, and the series will kick off December 10. You can pick up tickets now. In

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Comstock/ThinkstockThe country superstar and Arizona native who’s known for hits like “Drunk on a Plane” and “What Was I Thinkin’” is celebrating his 45th birthday today. Can you name him? ANSWER: Dierks Bentley. By Carena LiptakCopyright ©

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockBluegrass Hall of Famers Ricky Skaggs and Del McCoury are two of the artists on deck to help the Grand Ole Opry celebrate the 75th anniversary of bluegrass music during a special show on Saturday, December

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Comstock/ThinkstockFour years ago today, this New Zealand-born country superstar began a 12-week stay at the top of the country charts with “Blue Ain’t Your Color.” Can you name him? ANSWER: Keith Urban.  By Cillea HoughtonCopyright © 2020, ABC

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockMickey Guyton will perform her song “Salt,” from her latest EP Bridges, on The Kelly Clarkson Show today. The show airs at 2 p.m. ET on NBC.  Avenue Beat has released a “Dumpster Fire” video for their hit song “F2020.”  It went

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Comstock/ThinkstockToday, T.J., a member of the duo known for hits like “Stay a Little Longer,” is celebrating his 36th birthday. Can you name the duo? ANSWER: Brothers Osborne.  By Cillea HoughtonCopyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockTy Herndon has released a lyric video for his new single “Orphans of God,” featuring actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth. The song is the opening track of Ty’s upcoming Christmas album Regifted, to be released on November 27.  Kalie Shorr is

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this day in 1997, this country star became the first female solo country artist to have a Diamond-certified album by the RIAA for The Woman in Me, released in 1995. Can you guess who it is? ANSWER: Shania Twain. By

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockThe Country Radio Broadcasters have unveiled the nine nominees for the New Faces of Country Music Show at 2021’s Country Radio Seminar: Ashley McBryde, Ryan Hurd, Matt Stell, Travis Denning, Hardy, Jameson Rodgers, Niko Moon, Parker McCollum and Tenille Arts.

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this date in 1960, Patsy Cline recorded the song that would go on to become her first number-one hit on the country charts. Though it’s now a beloved country standard, it was turned down by Brenda

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockRiley Green spotlights — what else? — his beloved pickup truck in the music video for his latest single, “If It Wasn’t for Trucks.” Rapper Nelly has a long history of collaborating with acts like Florida

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Comstock/ThinkstockFifty-four years ago this week, Loretta Lynn topped the U.S. country charts with her seventh studio album. Its title track, a woman-to-woman narrative cautioning a would-be homewrecker to keep her distance, became Loretta’s biggest hit upon release.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockKelsea Ballerini is among the musical guests headed to Sesame Street for the iconic children’s show’s new season. The singer, along with other just-announced stars, will take part in “Street Stories” and other segments. Travis Tritt

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this date in 1990, this country star was at number one on the U.S. country albums chart with his second studio project, No Fences. It included enduring hits such as “Unanswered Prayers” and “The Thunder Rolls.”

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockDolly Parton is partnering with Cracker Barrel for a special appearance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. You can enter for a chance to win her VIP Watch Party Package, which includes a limited-edition autographed rocking

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Comstock/ThinkstockIn 1972, this “Coal Miner’s Daughter” became the first woman to win Entertainer of the Year at the CMA Awards. Can you guess who it is? ANSWER: Loretta Lynn.   By Cillea HoughtonCopyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockThe Highwomen‘s Amanda Shires has released the video for her song “The Problem,” featuring husband Jason Isbell.  Lucas Hoge is hosting a free virtual Veterans Day concert. Lucas and special guests Chuck Wicks, The Swon Brothers and Meghan Patrick will perform for a group of Army

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Comstock/ThinkstockWhen the CMA Awards debuted in 1967, this multi-decade hit-maker was named the first Entertainer of the Year. He’s known for several number-one songs including “I’ll Hold You in My Heart,” “There’s Been a Change in Me”

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockAshley Gorley was named Songwriter of the Year at the 2020 ASCP Awards. Ashley has written 51 number-one hits, marking the most times any songwriter in any genre has topped the Billboard charts.  Ross Copperman was named Songwriter of the

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this date in 1999, a Mississippi native and country star released her fourth album, Breathe. The project won this artist a Grammy Award for Best Country Album, produced four top-ten hits and was certified 8x Platinum

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockCassadee Pope is planning a special, Thanksgiving-themed virtual meet-and-greet event for November 19 at 7:30 PM CT. Tickets are available now, and fans are encouraged to come to the event prepared with the top three things

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Comstock/ThinkstockThe Texas-born Americana and country star who sang enduring favorites like “L.A. Freeway” and “Desperadoes Waiting for a Train” was born on this day in 1941. As a songwriter, he was no stranger to the country charts,

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockRascal Flatts offers a peek behind the scenes of one of their biggest hits, “Fast Cars and Freedom,” in a new video sharing the story behind the song. Rising artist Payton Smith‘s new music video for

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this day in 1983, this “Wichita Lineman” singer made his Grand Ole Opry debut, where he performed hits including “Gentle on My Mind” and delivered a tribute to Marty Robbins. Can you guess who it is? ANSWER: Glen Campbell.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockCharlie Worsham is celebrating that his home state of Mississippi has changed its flag. In an Instagram post, Charlie praised the updated flag that features a ring of stars surrounding a magnolia blossom, calling it “beautiful and it represents all

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this day in 1978, this country legend scored her first number one hit with “Sleeping Single in a Double Bed.” Other songs of hers that topped the chart include “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool”

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockJon Langston and his girlfriend Sonia have welcomed their first child, daughter Magnolia Mae. He announced in October that they were expecting.   To celebrate the 5th anniversary of his Every Damn Monday series, Charlie Worsham is hosting Every Damn Five Years live from

Florida Georgia Line shares photos from the polls

John ShearerFlorida Georgia Line are among the artists who are casting their votes on Election Day.  The duo of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley posted photos of themselves after submitting their votes alongside their wives. Brian and wife Brittney shared a photo from the car, both sporting

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Comstock/Thinkstock“In Case You Didn’t Know,” it’s this singer and his wife Taylor‘s second wedding anniversary today. The couple wed in Palm Springs in 2018 with a guest list that included Gavin DeGraw and fellow country star Lee Brice. He’s also known for

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockTracy Lawrence will host his 15th annual Mission: Possible Turkey Fry and Benefit Concert on November 24 in benefit of the Nashville Rescue Mission. Tracy and a lineup of to-be-announced special guests will deliver a virtual performance from the

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this date in 1983, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton were at the top of the country charts with a hit penned by pop group the Bee Gees. The song would go on to be one of

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockCody Johnson pays homage to a country legend with his acoustic performance of Reba McEntire’s “Whoever’s in New England.” Cody’s cover of the classic song was recorded in Austin, Texas. The Bellamy Brothers are featured guests

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Comstock/ThinkstockToday, this “Tennessee Whiskey” singer and his wife are celebrating their 13th wedding anniversary. The multiple Grammy and CMA Award-winner is often accompanied by his wife — who is also a songwriter with cuts by Carrie Underwood, Alan Jackson, Trisha

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockMiranda Lambert and Vince Gill are among the featured acts on Collin Raye‘s upcoming album SCARS, his first album in over a decade. Miranda appears on the title track, while Vince performs on “Rodeo Girl.” The album will be released on November

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this date in 1977, a country superstar released an album that ushered in a new era of pop-crossover success for her. The title track, “Here You Come Again,” reached the top three on the Billboard Hot

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockIn case you missed it, Sam Hunt dropped by NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night to perform his new single, “Breaking Up Was Easy in the ‘90s.” Riley Green, Matt Stell and Laine

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Comstock/ThinkstockThe country superstar who blazed into the mainstream with his 1999 debut album, Who Needs Pictures, is celebrating his 47th birthday today. Since the world first heard his voice, this West Virginia native has gone on to

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockBrantley Gilbert, Love and Theft and Kelsey Kulyk are the artists featured on a three-track Veterans Day Special EP created in partnership with CreatiVets, an organization that helps connect veterans with artists and songwriters to help

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Comstock/ThinkstockThe country superstar with a patriotic signature song, “God Bless the USA,” is celebrating his 78th birthday today. In 2008, this singer was also appointed for a six-year term on the National Council on the Arts by

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockLuke Combs is teaming up once again with Crocs. The star’s new limited-edition shoe, complete with a black “Skully” graphic and fuzz lining to match, will be available beginning November 10 at 12PM ET on the

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Comstock/ThinkstockThe CMA’s reigning Entertainer of the Year is celebrating his 53rd birthday today. A country superstar with hits like “The Fighter” under his belt, this Aussie is also known for his sweet love story with wife Nicole

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockCanaan Smith continues his outdoorsy theme with the release of his new song, “Cabin in the Woods,” the follow-up release to “Colder Than You.” The singer co-produced the track alongside Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and

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Comstock/ThinkstockHappy birthday wishes are in order to the country star who pioneered his own brand of “urban cowboy” music, beginning with his studio debut, Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc. Etc. This Kentucky native, who would later become an influential

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockSupergroup trio Texas Hill this week shared the rustic, stripped-down video for their song “Love Me When I’m Leaving.” The band is made up of Craig Wayne Boyd, Adam Wakefield and Casey James. Filmore is a

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this date in 1990, the artist affectionately dubbed “The King of Country” released what would become his 20th number-one hit, “I’ve Come to Expect it From You.” The single came off his Livin’ It Up album.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockCraig Morgan and Laine Hardy are among the artists on deck to give virtual performances at New York City’s upcoming Veteran’s Day Commemoration on November 11. The 101-year-old event will be mostly virtual this year, with

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Comstock/ThinkstockThis country superstar is celebrating his 27th birthday today. Born in Georgia in 1993, he’s become one of modern country music’s biggest hitmakers, with songs including “What Ifs,” “Heaven,” and “Good as You.” Can you guess who

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockTanya Tucker will perform during the third hour of the Today show this morning in celebration of the release of her new album, Live from The Troubadour.  Mitchell Tenpenny and Seaforth‘s collaboration, “Anything She Says,” has been certified gold. This marks Seaforth’s

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Comstock/ThinkstockTwo years ago today, this music megastar headlined the first concert in the history of Notre Dame Stadium, performing such hits as “Unanswered Prayers” and “The Dance.” Can you guess who it is? ANSWER: Garth Brooks.  By Cillea Houghton Copyright

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockRising country star Tiera has released her new single, “Found It in You.” This summer, she became the first songwriter signed to the publishing arm of Nashville’s female-centered music brand Songs & Daughters, helmed by hit songwriter Nicolle Galyon. 

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Comstock/ThinkstockToday, the crossover country star best known for her 1968 number-one hit, “Harper Valley P.T.A.,” is celebrating her 75th birthday. This Texas native also had five more top-ten hits in the ‘70s, including “Country Girl” and “Good

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockMichael Ray began hinting at the release of a music video for his new single, “Whiskey and Rain,” last week, dropping a “prequel” to begin building anticipation for his forthcoming clip. As the song plays, the

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this date in 1961, Patsy Cline released what is arguably her signature tune. However, this ballad, which was written by Willie Nelson, never quite made it to the top of the charts: It peaked at number