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Comstock/Thinkstock This weekend, Nick Jonas joined Shania Twain at Stagecoach to perform her 2004 hit, “Party for Two.” Can you name the two male singers who each originally recorded different versions of the song with Shania? ANSWER:  Billy Currington and Sugar Ray‘s Mark McGrath. Copyright

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Chris Young will debut his new single, “Losing Sleep,” on May 12. It’s the lead release from his follow-up to 2015’s I’m Comin’ Over. Billy Ray Cyrus is celebrating the 25th anniversary of “Achy Breaky Heart” by releasing

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Comstock/Thinkstock Nineteen years ago this week, Shania Twain topped the country chart with this romantic ballad from her Come on Over album, which also went on to be her first crossover single. Can you name it? ANSWER:  “You’re Still the One.”

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Brett Eldredge will reveal the nominations for this year’s CMT Awards May 9 on NBC’s Today show. The National Music Council will honor Crystal Gayle at its 34th annual American Eagle Awards July 13 at the summer NAMM gathering in

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Comstock/Thinkstock Lady Antebellum covers the 1961 hit “Hey! Baby,” on the soundtrack of ABC’s new remake of Dirty Dancing. In 1982, this Canadian songstress also took the tune to #7 on the country chart. Can you name her? ANSWER:  Anne

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney and Darius Rucker are set to headline the Carolina Country Music Fest, which takes place June 8-11 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Lonestar is teaming up with Tractor Supply Company for their Life As We Know

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Comstock/Thinkstock Country-Music-Hall-of-Famer Charley Pride scored his first #1 in 1969 with this song. Can you name it? ANSWER:  “All I Have to Offer You (Is Me).” Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Garth Brooks returns to Billings, Montana for the first time in 19 years with a show on Saturday, June 10. Tickets for the concert at Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark with Trisha Yearwood go on sale Friday, May

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Comstock/Thinkstock Five years ago this week, Brad Paisley performed the national anthem for the fictional Denver Nuggets basketball team on this Comedy Central show. Can you name it? ANSWER: South Park. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock On the heels of her #1 album, WildHorse, and her top-30 single, “Love Triangle,” Raelynn guests on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Thursday. You can watch for her performance starting at 12:35 p.m. ET on NBC. Newcomer Ryan Hurd will join Florida

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Comstock/ThinkstockSara Evans scored her most recent #1 with this hit from 2010 that was co-written by Lady Antebellum‘s Hillary Scott. Can you name it? ANSWER:  “A Little Bit Stronger.” Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockTyler Farr‘s new single will be titled “I Should Go to Church Sometime.” Newcomer Kane Brown is engaged to Philadelphia singer/songwriter Katelyn Jae. He revealed the news to a hometown crowd in the City of Brotherly

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Comstock/ThinkstockStarting in 1989, Clint Black managed to send five songs from his debut album, Killin’ Time, all the way to #1. Can you name the Texas native’s first chart-topper? ANSWER:  “A Better Man.” Copyright © 2017, ABC

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockWillie Nelson stars in the new film Pure Country:  Pure Heart, which will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 1. Clint Black is extending his On Purpose tour this summer, adding more than a

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Comstock/ThinkstockJosh Turner sits at the top of the country chart this week with “Hometown Girl,” but the South Carolina native’s most recent prior #1 came with this song from 2010. Can you name it? ANSWER:  “All over

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Lady Antebellum will play the 19th Annual Grammy Block Party, May 2 in Nashville’s Cumberland Park, with Miranda Lambert’s beau, Anderson East, set to take the stage as well. The Recording Academy throws the private

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Comstock/ThinkstockTwenty-five years ago this week, the self-titled debut solo album from this country icon spent the first of three weeks atop Billboard‘s country album chart. Can you name the project whose first single was “She Is His

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockBrad Paisley performs music from his new album, Love and War, Friday on Good Morning America. You can watch for the “Today” hitmaker starting at 7 a.m. on ABC. After writing the #1 single, “Any Ol’

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Comstock/ThinkstockLady Antebellum scored their first #1 in 2009, with the third single from their self-titled debut album. Can you name the trio’s first chart-topping song? ANSWER:  “I Run to You.” Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockBrad Paisley performs Thursday evening on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. You can catch the show starting at 11:35 p.m. ET on NBC. Wynonna & the Big Noise, Elle King, Boz Skaggs and more will

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Comstock/ThinkstockShania Twain scored her first #1 on the U.S. country chart with this 1995 hit from her breakthrough The Woman in Me album. Can you name it? ANSWER:  “Any Man of Mine.” Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockLittle Big Town will sing at the Music Biz 2017 Awards Breakfast & Presentations May 17 at the Renaissance Nashville. Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives will perform “Time Don’t Wait” April 24 on The Late

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Comstock/ThinkstockThis Willie Nelson album from 1992 was a nod to his troubles with the Internal Revenue Service. Can you recall its title? ANSWER:  The IRS Tapes: Who’ll Buy My Memories?. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockKelsea Ballerini performs at tonight’s 2017 Symphony Fashion Show fundraiser this evening at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center.  Tyler Farr is featured on the song, “My Truck,” on Colt Ford’s new album, Love Hope Faith. If you

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Comstock/ThinkstockLittle Big Town‘s new single, “Happy People,” isn’t the only happy tune to make the country singles chart. In 1972, Donna Fargo scored at #1 country hit and a #11 pop hit with this song about a

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockBrad Paisley shot the video for the new song, “Heaven South,” Saturday in Franklin. It’s one of the tunes on his Love and War album, which comes out on Friday. Both Martina McBride and Crystal Gayle

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Comstock/ThinkstockLoretta Lynn scored her most recent #1 with the title track of this album from 1977. Can you name it? ANSWER:  Out of My Head and Back in My Bed. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockZac Brown Band’s Jimmy De Martini and his wife Stacey welcomed their fourth child on Tuesday, their first daughter, named Jonelle. She joins big brothers James, Joseph and Jackson. Ty Herndon will put on his second

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Comstock/ThinkstockTwenty-eight years ago this week, Capitol released the debut from this Country Music  Hall of Famer, who would go on to become the only artist in history with seven Diamond-certified albums.  That means they each sold ten

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockToby Keith will host his 14th Annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic June 2-3 at Belmar Golf Club and Riverwood Casino in Norman, Oklahoma. Last year, the event raised more than a million dollars for

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Comstock/Thinkstock Country Music Hall of Famers Alabama scored their very first #1 in 1980, with this track from their My Home’s in Alabama album. Can you name it? ANSWER:  “Tennessee River.” Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Chris Lane, Frankie Ballard, RaeLynn and William Michael Morgan all will be featured in upcoming concert specials on AT&T’s AUDIENCE Network. While the exact airdates have yet to be announced, the shows will air Fridays at 9 p.m. ET. Chris Janson has

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Comstock/Thinkstock Though the director opted not to use it, Dolly Parton originally wrote this top-40 single from 1991 for the 1989 film, Steel Magnolias. Can you name it? ANSWER:  “Eagle When She Flies.” Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Parmalee will release their new single, “Sunday Morning,” on May 1. New group Midland performed their top-30 hit, “Drinkin’ Problem,” Saturday night as the trio made their debut on the Grand Ole Opry. Trace Adkins will do his latest

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Comstock/Thinkstock What was Trisha Yearwood‘s most recent top-ten single on the country chart? ANSWER:  “I Would’ve Loved You Anyway,” which made it to #4 in 2001. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triole/ThinkstockBrad Paisley’s follow-up to his chart-topping single, “Today,” will be “Last Time for Everything,” from his new album Love and War, which comes out April 21. Garth Brooks is set to play seven shows in Kansas City

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Comstock/Thinkstock Can you guess how many singles Little Big Town released before they finally hit #1? ANSWER:  The CMA and ACM Vocal Group of the Year made it to the top of the charts with their 13th release, “Pontoon,”

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock The Music Business Association will give Reba McEntire its Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement May 18 at its luncheon in Nashville. Maren Morris will be honored as its Breakthrough Artist. Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett and Lady Antebellum are set to headline the

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Comstock/Thinkstock 2017 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Alan Jackson made his most recent trip to the top of the country chart with this tune from 2008. Can you name it? ANSWER:  “Country Boy.” Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Willie Nelson is releasing “He Won’t Ever Be Gone” as the lead single from his new album, God’s Problem Child. It’s a tribute to his late friend, the legendary Merle Haggard. Newcomer Lindsey Ell’s new EP, Worth the Wait, debuts

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Comstock/Thinkstock Merle Haggard scored the first top-ten hit of his career in 1964, with this song that also inspired the name of his band. Can you name it? ANSWER:  “(My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers.” Copyright © 2017,

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Carrie Underwood picked up the International Artist Achievement Award, as the Country Music Association passed out its 2017 International Awards. Sony is releasing “Tin Man” as the new single from Miranda Lambert’s The Weight of These Wings album, after

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this date in 1959, Bill Anderson made his Grand Ole Opry debut, taking the stage at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Bill co-wrote a song that George Strait took to number-one in 2006. Can you name it? ANSWER:

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Some viewership stats from Sunday night’s 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards from Las Vegas: The live show garnered a 2.1 rating, pulling in 10.85 million total viewers. This year’s numbers were slightly below

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Comstock/ThinkstockAlthough the Academy of Country Music began handing out awards much earlier, the proceedings were first televised 45 years ago. The production company that produces the ACMs bears the name of the host of that 1972 broadcast.

ACM Awards: the performances

Francis Specker/CBSWhile trophies were presented at last night’s 52nd ACM Awards, the three-hour show also packed in performances from more than 25 different acts, many of whom were performing brand-new singles.  Here’s a look at who sang

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockLittle Big Town are using Twitter to tease the upcoming release of their new line of wine, a partnership with Browne Family Vineyards based in Walla Walla, Washington. Look for the libations to be on shelves

Backstage at the ACMs 2017

Academy of Country MusicBrothers Osborne may’ve gone into Sunday’s Academy of Country Music Awards knowing they’d won the New Vocal Duo trophy, but by the time John and TJ made it backstage to talk with reporters, their

52nd ACM Awards winners list

Academy of Country MusicHere’s the list of winners at Sunday night’s 52nd ACM Awards: New Male Vocalist of the YearJon Pardi New Female Vocalist of the YearMaren Morris New Vocal Duo or Group of the YearBrothers Osborne

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Comstock/Thinkstock Hank Williams Jr. took home the Academy of Country Music’s very first music video award in 1984 for this clip. Can you name it? ANSWER:  “All My Rowdy Friends Are Comin’ Over Tonight.” Copyright © 2017, ABC

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Trace Adkins co-hosts the third hour of NBC’s Today show on Friday. He’ll also perform his latest single, “Watered Down.”  The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards and rocker Sheryl Crow have joined the lineup of Sing Me Back Home. The tribute to Merle Haggard takes place April

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Comstock/Thinkstock Tim McGraw and Faith Hill won the Academy of Country Music’s very first Vocal Event trophy in 1997 for this song. Can you name it? ANSWER:  “It’s Your Love.” Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Darius Rucker returns to Charleston, South Carolina for CMT’s Hometown Heroes special, which airs Friday night. You can get a sneak peek at how Darius pitched in to help his hometown Thursday morning on NBC’s Today show, during a special

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Comstock/Thinkstock This frequent CMA Awards host took home the Academy of Country Music’s Male Vocalist trophy every year between 2006 and 2010. Can you name this West Virginia native? ANSWER:  Brad Paisley. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock UMG Nashville will commemorate the 20th anniversary of Deana Carter’s breakthrough album Did I Shave My Legs for This? by releasing it on vinyl for the very first time. The LP will be available March 31. Watch for Zac

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Comstock/ThinkstockThese two Kentucky-born siblings are the only sisters to both win the ACM’s Top Female Vocalist trophy. Can you name them? ANSWER:  Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gayle. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockJake Owen’s new single is “Good Company,” from his American Love album. The father of 90’s hitmaker Neal McCoy, “Pete” McGaughey, passed away on Saturday. He was 86. You can check out Clint Black’s new episode

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Comstock/ThinkstockThe album Something In Red, released in 1991, included the top 5 hit “Except For Monday.” Can you name the second-generation female country star who sang it? ANSWER: Lorrie Morgan, daughter of the Grand Old Opry’s George

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockHoda Kotb, co-host of NBC’s Today Show’s fourth hour alongside Kathie Lee Gifford, is hoping her new baby, Haley Joy, is a country music fan like her mom. Hoda revealed via Instagram that Little Big Town

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Comstock/ThinkstockAs we round out the first full week of spring, do you remember the huge country hit “(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden?” To this day, the song remains one of the most successful country crossover

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockThe Band Perry will perform the post-race concert following this year’s St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & Half Marathon on Saturday, April 29 at Ascend Amphitheater. The Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll concert series event is

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Comstock/ThinkstockAs sports fans are entrenched in March Madness, can you name the artist who had a #1 hit in 2009 with a song called “People Are Crazy?” ANSWER: Billy Currington. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockNewcomer Luke Combs continues an unprecedented year as his debut single “Hurricane” charges into the Top 15 on both Country Aircheck’s Mediabase and Billboard’s Country Airplay charts, and crosses a major milestone of over 54 million

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Comstock/ThinkstockIt’s World Water Day! Can you name the 2010 #1 Brad Paisley hit whose title is very appropriate for today? ANSWER: “Water” Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockJon Pardi will perform “Dirt On My Boots” on ABC’s Good Morning America Wednesday. The single sits at #1 for the second week in a row on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. Ryman Auditorium officials have asked

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockThe lineup for tonight’s Tuesday Night Opry includes Trace Adkins, Chris Janson, Kristian Bush, Ricky Skaggs and Luke Combs — who has this week’s #15 country song, “Hurricane.” Randy Rogers and his wife, Chelsea, are expecting

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Comstock/Thinkstock Four years ago this month, the debut album by Kacey Musgraves was released. Can you recall its clever title? ANSWER: Same Trailer Different Park. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Brad Paisley‘s new Love and War album won’t be out until April 21, but if you pre-order the project, you can download his #1 hit, “Today,” and the track “Heaven South” now. New artist Jillian Jacqueline has signed a

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Comstock/Thinkstock Twenty-five years ago this week, Garth Brooks was the musical guest on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Can you guess which two songs the CMA Entertainer of the Year performed on the 1992 show? ANSWER:  “Rodeo” and “The River.” Copyright

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Garth Brooks has sold more than 50,000 tickets during his four-show run at the University of Illinois State Farm Center, besting his previous sales record in the area. Seats still remain for the April 28-30 shows