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Comstock/ThinkstockToday marks the 37th birthday of this Texas born country star, known for her debut “Better Than You Left Me” and recent singles “What Are You Gonna Tell Her?” and “Black Like Me.” She was also nominated for

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Burke/Triolo Productions /ThinkstockDanielle Bradbery has unveiled the video for her new single, “Never Have I Ever.” The video was filmed in Danielle’s home state of Texas while adhering to social distance guidelines.  Jason Isbell and his wife Amanda Shires of The Highwomen are

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Comstock/ThinkstockToday, this American Idol winner and his wife Gabi are celebrating their two-year wedding anniversary. The two wed in their home state of North Carolina where the singer performed his hit, “This Is It.” Can you name him? ANSWER: Scotty McCreery.  By

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Burke/Triolo Productions /ThinkstockFilmore is engaged. The “Slower” singer confirmed with People that he proposed to his girlfriend of three years, Paige Korte, over Memorial Day weekend.  Actors Dennis Quaid and Gary Busey are teaming up for a new scripted podcast called Uncle Drank: The Totally Hammered created

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Comstock/ThinkstockToday marks what would have been the 83rd birthday of one of country’s late, great legends. This star was one of the pioneers of the genre’s Outlaw Movement, and was also one-fourth of the supergroup The Highwaymen,

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Burke/Triolo Productions /ThinkstockScotty McCreery is joining the lineup for the Keep the Music Playing virtual concert, which is set to air via Nashville broadcaster Acme Radio Live on June 17. Proceeds will benefit the Music Health Alliance,

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Comstock/ThinkstockThe country singer who got his start as the 2006 winner of TV singing competition Nashville Star is celebrating his 35th birthday today. This Murfreesboro, Tennessee native became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2017. Do you

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockWhiskey Myers have unveiled the lineup for their personally-curated Firewater Music Festival. Featuring The Drive-By Truckers and more, the event is scheduled for October. Jason Isbell and Rosanne Cash are two of the acts scheduled to play as part of the just-announced virtual

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this day in 1999, the debut studio album by this Grammy decorated trio, Wide Open Spaces, was certified 6x platinum by the RIAA. It includes such hits as the title track and “There’s Your Trouble.” Can you guess

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockUrban Cowboy is now available on Blu-ray in honor of the film’s 40th anniversary this year. The 1980 film starring John Travolta and Debra Winger features such songs as Johnny Lee‘s “Lookin’ For Love” and was shot at Mickey Gilley‘s Texas honky tonk, Gilley’s.

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this day in 2005, this “Before He Cheats” hit maker made her debut on the Grand Ole Opry, two weeks after winning the fourth season of American Idol. She performed “Inside Your Heaven” and a cover of Roy Orbison‘s

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockBrandon Lay and his wife Nicole welcomed their second child, daughter Lara June, into the world yesterday. She joins the couple’s son, Ryder, born in 2018.  Temecula Road has released a cover of Miley Cyrus‘ hit song “The Climb” in honor of the 2020

Ole Red Orlando to open on June 19

ABC/Image Group LABlake Shelton‘s Ole Red Orlando location has set an opening date.  The restaurant chain named after Blake’s hit “Ole Red” will open its doors in Orlando’s ICON Park on June 19, one day after Blake’s birthday.  The

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this day in 2014, this season-two contestant on The Voice released her second single, “God Made Girls,” to country radio. It later reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and on this same date in 2019, it

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockBilly Currington is celebrating the five-year anniversary of his sixth studio album, Summer Forever, with a video offering personal reflections on the project. Released on June 2, 2015, Summer Forever spawned such hits as “It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To,” “Do I

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Comstock/ThinkstockForty-six years ago this week, Dolly Parton was at the top of the Billboard Country Singles chart with one of the biggest hits of her career. Originally released as a farewell to Dolly’s longtime musical partner Porter Wagoner, the song was later famously

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockCam will perform her newest single, “Redwood Tree,”  on Good Morning America today. The reflective ballad was inspired by a climbing tree that grew in the singer’s childhood backyard.  Mitchell Tenpenny and CMA Musician of the Year Jenee Fleenor joined King Calaway in the

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this date in 1993, one of country music’s legends died at the age of 59. This Mississippi native was a prolific solo performer and frequent duet partner of Loretta Lynn. Do you know who he was? ANSWER: Conway Twitty.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockRobert Earl Keen has announced two shows at beloved Texas venue Gruene Hall, with some tweaks to comply with social distancing guidelines. Tickets will cap at a fraction of the venue’s 800-person capacity, with parties seated separately

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this date in 1969, a legendary country performer released At San Quentin, a live studio album recorded during a concert he performed at San Quentin State Prison earlier that year. It was the second in a series

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockJimmy Capps, legendary guitarist and member of the Grand Ole Opry and Musicians Hall of Fame, died this week at the age of 81. Capps played on some of country music’s most enduring songs, including George Jones’ “He

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Comstock/ThinkstockFour years ago today, this country superstar released her debut studio album, Hero, featuring the hit song that won her the 2017 Grammy for Best Country Solo Performance. Can you name this new mom? ANSWER: Maren Morris.    By Cillea HoughtonCopyright

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockCB30, the brother duo of Christian and Brody Clementi discovered by Luke Bryan, have released a new song, “We Are Right Now.”  Caitlyn Smith, Adam Doleac and Drake White are among the artists hosting live stream concerts today. Adam will perform as part of #SingForStJude

Lindsay Ell pledges support to Donate My Wage

ABC/Image Group LAIn correlation with #BlackoutTuesday, members of the music industry have launched DonateMyWage.org to support black organizations working toward racial justice.  Launched Tuesday morning, the site prompts users to type in their hour or salaried pay to be calculated

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this day in 1986, this Country Music Hall of Fame member’s debut studio album, Storms of Life, was released, featuring the hits “Diggin’ Up Bones,” “1982” and “On the Other Hand.” Can you name him? ANSWER: Randy

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockLynn Anderson is commemorating the 50-year anniversary of her 1970 album Rose Garden — featuring her signature hit “(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden” — with a Deluxe Collector’s Edition pressed on rose-colored vinyl. The record includes previously

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Comstock/ThinkstockOne half of an award-winning, legendary country superstar duo is celebrating his 67th birthday today. Can you name this Texas-born Country Music Hall of Famer, who started his music career in Tulsa, OK? ANSWER: Ronnie Dunn of Brooks & Dunn.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockIn case you missed it, Carly Pearce was featured on Saturday’s installment of Opry’s Circle Sessions. You can now watch her appearance on the Circle Network’s YouTube and Facebook channels. Parmalee dropped their new project, The Piano Sessions, on Friday. The nine-track collection includes a

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this date in 2001, one of country music’s biggest stars released his sophomore album, called Part II. The track list included the goofball fan favorite, “I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song).” Do you know who he

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockThe Cadillac Three bandmate Neil Mason announced this week that he and his wife, Chelsea Eager, are expecting a baby. The new addition to the family, a girl, will be the couple’s first child.  On Monday, which also happens to be

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this date in 1994, Tim McGraw scored his first number-one hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with this heart-wrenching song, which also became a top-20 pop hit. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Don’t Take the Girl.” By Cillea HoughtonCopyright

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockChris Lane has unveiled the live video for his hit duet with Tori Kelly, “Take Back Home Girl,” which was filmed in January during a tour stop in Chicago on his Big, Big Plans Tour. Opening act MacKenzie Porter sings Tori’s

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this day in 2011, this breakthrough song by The Band Perry was certified double platinum. Written solely by group member Kimberly Perry, the song topped the country chart and also crossed over to the pop charts, reaching the top 15

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockThe Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has announced it will remain closed to the public through June 30 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The museum will continue to host events online, including the weekly Songwriter Sessions

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Comstock/Thinkstock The country-fried Southern rocker nicknamed Bocephus, who’s the son of another country legend, is celebrating his 71st birthday today. Can you name him? ANSWER: Hank Williams Jr. By Carena LiptakCopyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockBy CARENA LIPTAK, ABC News Lauren Alaina joined King Calaway for their latest installment of their Nashville’s House Band series, which finds the group serving as backing band for a rotating cast of country stars as they offer renditions of beloved hits.

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Comstock/Thinkstock By CARENA LIPTAK, ABC News On this date in 2011, one of country music’s living legends was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Can you name this Oklahoma native who’s also a talented actress?

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockBy CARENA LIPTAK, ABC News Kip Moore has been announced as the headlining artist for this year’s Lynchburg Music Fest, which is moving to a new venue called Music Hollow, near Lynchburg, Tennessee. The three-day event is

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this date in 2008, a famous pop-rocker kicked off a successful solo country career with the release of “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It,” his first-ever country single. The song made him the first black

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockToby Keith continues to add to his Furniture Store Guitar Sessions playlist, a compilation of at-home covers and favorite selections from his own discography. The newest addition is a rendition of his 2005 hit, “As Good as I Once

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Comstock/ThinkstockHappy 35th birthday to this “Dirt on My Boots” hit maker. Born in 1985 in Dixon, California, he’d go on to become one of modern country’s most buzzed-about acts with his 2016 breakthrough album, California Sunrise, and other hits like “Head

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockRay Wylie Hubbard has released the music video for his song “Outlaw Blood,” featuring Ashley McBryde. It’s comprised of black and white clips of the two singing the track from their respective homes.   Tenille Arts walked away a winner at

Justin Moore launches podcast

Courtesy of Justin MooreJustin Moore is venturing into the world of podcasting.  Co-hosted by the singer and his tour manager, J.R., “The Justin Moore Podcast” features 15 episodes that offer fans insight into a vast range of topics related

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Comstock/ThinkstockSeven years ago today, Carrie Underwood‘s fourth studio album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, where it remained in that position on the latter chart for seven weeks. The feat tied Carrie with Faith

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockBrandi Carlile has been added to the lineup for the upcoming Georgia on My Mind concert. Caylee Hammack and American Idol season 16 runner-up Caleb Lee Hutchinson have also signed on for the virtual event benefiting the Georgia Music Foundation, broadcasting on the

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Comstock/ThinkstockOne of country’s living legends, who holds the world record for the most number-one singles of any artist in any genre, is celebrating his 68th birthday today. Can you name him? ANSWER: George Strait. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Last week, Scooter Brown Band dropped their latest single, “Leave It to a Woman.” The Southern rock-inflected anthem is a celebration of strong women everywhere, and frontman Scooter Brown says he’s dedicating it to his wife, Vicki.  Music publishing company

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Comstock/ThinkstockToday, one-third of a hit country group is celebrating his wedding anniversary with his wife, Allison. The pair originally met on the set of the music video for the band’s hit single, “These Days.” Do you know who

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockIn case you missed it, Travis Denning celebrated the release of his debut EP, Beer’s Better Cold, with a virtual release party on social media last night. The EP drops in full today. British country group The Shires premiered their acoustic music video

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this day in 2008, this signature Kitty Wells song was inducted into the Library of Congress to the National Recording Registry. Released in 1952, the song became the first number-one hit by a solo female artist on the country charts

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockAmy Ray of the Indigo Girls and country singer-songwriter Brent Cobb are teaming up to host the Georgia on My Mind concert this month. Typically held at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, the 2020 event will now be a free virtual concert with performances

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this day in 1989, this traditionalist country star hit number one on the country charts with “Is It Still Over?” The song became his seventh consecutive number one hit and his ninth overall. Can you name

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Hot Country Knights, the side project of Dierks Bentley, is offering fans a backstage tour of the Grand Ole Opry, taped when the band made their debut in March. In the video, two of the band members marvel over

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Comstock/ThinkstockOne-half of a legendary hitmaking country duo is celebrating his 65th birthday today. Before joining up with his musical partner, this Louisiana native wrote songs for John Conlee and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Can you name this mustachioed, guitar-playing, award-winning

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockMaddie & Tae have released the video for their new song, “Trying on the Rings.” The video features footage from both of their weddings. Maddie married high school sweetheart, Jonah Font, in 2019 and Tae tied the knot

Florida Georgia Line releasing new EP, '6-Pack'

ABC/Paula LoboFlorida Georgia Line have a new project on their hands.  The duo of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley announced on Twitter today that they’re dropping a six-song EP next week. Titled 6-Pack, the project features current single “I Love My Country,” along with five other

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this date in 2002, Kenny Chesney topped the Billboard country albums chart with a project that included hits like “The Good Stuff” and “Young.” Do you remember which album it was? ANSWER: No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems. Copyright © 2020,

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockJordan Davis has set a May 22 release date for his self-titled new EP.  He shared the news on social media, and also celebrated by releasing the up-tempo new tune, “Almost Maybes.” Eric Paslay wears his heart on his

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this date in 1982, one of country music’s living legends hit the top spot on the Billboard Country Singles charts with his Grammy Award-winning version of the classic ballad, “Always On My Mind.” Can you name him? ANSWER: Willie

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockBig & Rich are featured in an upcoming episode of AXS TV’s Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar. The full episode will premiere on Sunday at 8:30 PM ET, but you can get a sneak peek now, as the