Category Archives: ABC – Country

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Tanya Tucker has been forced to cancel her concert dates through Sunday, as she recovers from an upper respiratory infection in a Nashville hospital. Look for Martina McBride to perform “Blue Bayou” as a tribute to Linda Ronstadt Friday at

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Comstock/Thinkstock Starting his career, newcomer William Michael Morgan had a once-a-month date with this legendary Shreveport, LA show, often associated with Hank Williams and Jimmie Davis. Can you name it? ANSWER:  The Louisiana Hayride. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockTyler Farr married his fiancée Hannah Freeman Monday in Nashville during a ceremony with family and close friends. The first printing of Country Music Hall of Famer Bill Anderson’s book, An Unprecedented Life in Country Music,

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Comstock/ThinkstockThis “Ode to Billie Joe” legend co-hosted the very first CMA Awards at Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium in 1967. Can you name her? ANSWER: Bobbie Gentry. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockBrad Paisley helped the Grand Ole Opry celebrate its 91st birthday this past Saturday night, with the first live performance of his new single, “Today.” The Bellamy Brothers are set to appear Tuesday on Fox &

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Comstock/ThinkstockBryan White scored the biggest hit of his career so far with this hit from 1996, which spent two weeks at number one.  Can you name it? ANSWER:  “So Much for Pretending.” Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock The Band Perry guests Monday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where they’ll perform their latest single, “Comeback Kid.” Nineties hitmaker Bryan White lost his father Bud last Wednesday in a tragic car accident, according to his Facebook page. “Outskirts of Heaven” singer Craig Campbell sang

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Comstock/ThinkstockCountry Music Hall of Famer Kenny Rogers scored his first number-one pop hit with this single from his Greatest Hits album in 1980. Can you name the song written by Lionel Richie? ANSWER:  “Lady.” Copyright © 2016, ABC

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockJudging from Garth Brooks’ iconic g logo appearing in multiple ads in country music trade publications this week alongside the date 10.13.16, it looks like the G-man has some plans for next Thursday — potentially a

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Comstock/Thinkstock Fifteen years ago this week, this Houston-based sitcom about a recently-divorced single mother made its debut on the WB. Can you name the show starring the woman who is arguably country music’s most famous redhead? ANSWER:  Reba.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Blake Shelton will headline the American Kickoff Concert at Falcon Stadium at The Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on September 16 of next year. The Sun Diner will open October 20 on 3rd Avenue

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Comstock/Thinkstock Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers scored their second number-one country hit with this duet from 1985. Can you name it? ANSWER:  “Real Love.” Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Montgomery Gentry’s Eddie Montgomery and sibling John Michael Montgomery will helm the 4th Annual Montgomery Brothers Charity Golf Event October 9 and 10 at Old Bridge Golf Club in Danville, Kentucky, to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research

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Comstock/Thinkstock Larry Gatlin scored his very first number one with this hit from 1978. Can you name it? ANSWER:  “I Just Wish You Were Someone I Love.” yright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Dolly Parton guests Tuesday on The Real. Check your local listings to see when the syndicated talk show airs in your area. Toby Keith will be the featured speaker at Country Radio Seminar on Friday, February 24 in

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Comstock/Thinkstock This Brooks & Dunn hit won the CMA Award for both Single and Music Video of the Year in 2006. Can you name the second single from the Hillbilly Deluxe album? ANSWER:  “Believe.” Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock If you missed Brett Eldredge Friday on the Today show, you can catch his “Wanna Be That Song” performance online. Sugarland’s Kristian Bush is pitching in to help MusiCares bring music to the bedsides of those who need encouragement. You can

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Comstock/Thinkstock The self-titled debut album by the CMA’s 1996 Female Vocalist of the Year was released exactly 30 years ago this week. Can you name the traditionalist who scored her first number-one with “Timber, I’m Falling in

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Comstock/Thinkstock What was the most recent song by Randy Travis to top the country charts? ANSWER:  2002’s “Three Wooden Crosses.” Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Randy Houser, Kellie Pickler and Chuck Wicks will join Darryl Worley for his 15th Annual Tennessee River Run Saturday, October 8 in his hometown of Savannah. It’s part of a weekend full of events to raise money for the “Awful, Beautiful

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Comstock/Thinkstock In 2000, this then-11-year-old became the youngest artist ever to chart a top-20 country hit with “One Voice.” Can you name this current contestant on The Voice? ANSWER:  Billy Gilman.   Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Country Music Hall of Famer Brenda Lee will accept the Casino Entertainment Legend Award Wednesday in Las Vegas, Nevada. She’s the first woman to take home the honor, following in the footsteps of Jerry Lewis and Wayne Newton. Dan+Shay stay up

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Comstock/Thinkstock Twenty-five years ago this week, this Garth Brooks album debuted atop the Billboard country albums ranking, where it would stay for 33 of the next 36 weeks. Can you name the “Rodeo”-themed record? ANSWER:  Ropin’ the Wind. Copyright © 2016, ABC

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Aaron Lewis’ new project Sinner debuts at number-one on both the Billboard 200 album chart and the country tally as well this week.   Country Music Hall of Famers the Oak Ridge Boys are rolling out their own brand of pickled

Why Diamonds Are Garth Brooks' Best Friend

Mark TuckerMove over John, Paul, George and Ringo— Garth Brooks is pulling up beside you in the passing lane! The Recording Industry Association of America bestows diamond certification on an album when it’s sold more than ten million copies. Previously, Garth and the Beatles were tied,

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Comstock/Thinkstock Country Music Hall of Famer Jean Shepard achieved her only number-one hit with this 1953 recording with Ferlin Husky. Can you name their war-themed duet? ANSWER:  “A Dear John Letter.” Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Darius Rucker shot the music video for his new single, “If I Told You,” atop the Capitol building in Los Angeles last week. George Strait presented singer/songwriter Jim Lauderdale with the Lifetime Achievement Award at last week’s Americana Awards

Cam Ties the Knot at Joshua Tree

ABC/Randy HolmesCam is officially off the market. The “Burning House” hitmaker wed commercial real estate agent Adam Weaver Saturday evening in the desert town of Joshua Tree, California, according to People. One hundred forty guests watched Cam walk down the aisle

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Comstock/Thinkstock Seventeen years ago this week, Tim McGraw spent the first of five weeks atop the Billboard country chart with this song from his A Place in the Sun album. Can you name it? ANSWER:  “Something Like That.” Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio.

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Comstock/Thinkstock Jimmy Wayne scored his only number one so far on the country charts with this tune in 2008. Can you name his chart-topper? ANSWER:  “Do You Believe Me Now.” Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.  

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Chris Stapleton took home Artist of the Year honors at the 15th Annual Americana Awards Wednesday night at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.   Charlie Daniels raised more than $100,000 for The Journey Home Project during his September 13

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Comstock/ThinkstockAmerican Made may be the name of Justin Moore and Lee Brice‘s headlining tour next year, but it’s also the title of a #1 hit from 1983. Can you name the Country Music Hall of Famers who

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Charlie Daniels will celebrate the opening of his new exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum with an interview and performance in the CMA Theater on Saturday, October 29 at 2 p.m. “Million

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Comstock/Thinkstock Dolly Parton took “I Will Always Love You” to the top of the country charts twice. Can you recall the years Dolly’s signature song was #1? ANSWER:  1974 and 1982. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock The Cadillac Three performs Tuesday on Late Night with Seth Meyers. You can catch the show at 12:35 p.m. ET on NBC. The Recording Industry Association of American certified Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush” triple platinum last month,

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Comstock/Thinkstock Who is the first artist to sing on the CMA’s all-star “Forever Country” single? ANSWER:  Brad Paisley. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Jana Kramer is set to dance the tango Monday night on Dancing with the Stars, to the tune of “I Don’t Want to Be” from the show she was on, One Tree Hill. Trisha Yearwood’s signature fragrance is now

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Comstock/ThinkstockTwenty-four years ago this week, the soundtrack for this classic country music film starring George Strait was released. Can you name it? ANSWER:  Pure Country. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Trisha Yearwood gets in on the conversation with the ladies of The Talk on Friday. You can catch the show starting at 2 p.m. ET on CBS. Love and Theft’s debut single on Curb Records is called “Candyland.”

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Comstock/Thinkstock Four years ago this week, this superstar country trio originally from Columbus, Ohio, received their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Can you name them? ANSWER:  Rascal Flatts. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

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Comstock/Thinkstock Thirteen years ago this week, this former Nashville Star contestant and future Female Vocalist of the Year signed with Epic Records. Can you name her? ANSWER:  Miranda Lambert. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.