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Comstock/Thinkstock Thirty years ago this week, Garth Brooks released the song that would go on to become his first number one hit. Can you name it? ANSWER: “If Tomorrow Never Comes.”  Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockThe episode of the music competition show Songland featuring CMA and ACM Vocal Group of the Year Old Dominion airs Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. You can check out Midland‘s new video for “Playboys” on YouTube now. It’s from their sophomore

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Comstock/Thinkstock This November, Dolly Parton will co-host the CMA Awards with Carrie Underwood and Reba McEntire. The superstar from East Tennessee has hosted the show once before, by herself. Can you recall when it was? ANSWER: Dolly hosted the 22nd CMA Awards

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Old Dominion‘s Trevor Rosen has signed a new publishing deal with Twelve6 Entertainment. It includes both his previous hits and his new compositions.  The Grand Ole Opry will host a special screening of part one

Keith, Miranda, Midland, Chris Young, Chris Janson and more to sing at Wednesday's ACM Honors

Walt Disney Television/Paula LoboKeith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Chris Young, Midland, Chris Janson, Lauren Alaina, Ashley McBryde, Maddie & Tae, Tenille Townes, and Caylee Hammack are all set to perform at Wednesday’s 13th Annual ACM Honors at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.  Barbara Mandrell and Trisha Yearwood will also present awards during the event,

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Comstock/Thinkstock Five years ago this week, this Georgia native performed his hits “Leave the Night On” and “Take Your Time” during his Grand Ole Opry debut. Can you name him? ANSWER: Sam Hunt. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock If you missed CMA and ACM Entertainer of the Year Keith Urban‘s appearance Friday on ABC’s Strahan & Sara, you can check out his interview on the show’s Facebook page. Country Music Hall of Famer Randy Travis is releasing the new

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Comstock/Thinkstock Forty-five years ago this week, Crystal Gayle recorded her first hit in Nashville. Can you name the song that would make it all the way to #6 on the country chart? ANSWER: “Wrong Road Again.” Copyright © 2019,

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Watch for CMA and ACM Entertainer of the Year Keith Urban Friday on Strahan & Sara. You can tune in to watch starting at 1 p.m. ET on ABC. Canaan Smith is the flagship artist

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Comstock/Thinkstock Country Music Hall of Famer Connie Smith scored her most recent top ten in 1976 with this cover of a 1959 hit by The Everly Brothers. Can you name the classic written by Don Everly? ANSWER: “(‘Til) I Kissed You.”

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Midland is set to play the Today show’s Citi Concert Series Wednesday, August 28, after the release of their sophomore album, Let It Roll, the previous Friday. The new album from Hunter Hayes, titled Wild

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Comstock/Thinkstock Forty years ago, Country Music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis scored his fifth #1 on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart. Can you name the hit that mentions one of the world’s most famous soft drinks? ANSWER: “Coca Cola Cowboy.” 

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockLook for Hunter Hayes to reveal details about his next album during his appearance Wednesday during the 9 a.m. hour of NBC’s Today show.  Phil Vassar will launch his Stripped Down tour January 8 in Richmond, Virginia. Stripped Down is also the title

Listen now: The Highwomen update Willie, Waylon, Kristofferson, and Cash's namesake tune

Low Country Sound/Elektra RecordsFor the title track of the new album by the all-female supergroup the Highwomen, Maren Morris, Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, and Amanda Shires re-imagine 1985’s “Highwayman,” previously recorded by Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, and Waylon Jennings. This time, however, they’ve updated and re-worked

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Comstock/Thinkstock Eighteen years ago this week, Blake Shelton scored his first number one with his debut single. Can you name that hit song, written by Country Music Hall of Famer Bobby Braddock? ANSWER: “Austin.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockMiranda Lambert, Chris Young, Midland, Lauren Alaina, and Caylee Hammack have been added to the lineup for the 13th Annual ACM Honors August 21 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. Maren Morris will follow-up her #1 single, “Girl,” by releasing the track, “The

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Comstock/Thinkstock Johnny Lee topped the country chart and scored a #5 pop hit with this track from the Urban Cowboy soundtrack. Can you name the song? ANSWER: “Lookin’ for Love.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Keith Urban delivered his hits “We Were,” “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” “Wasted Time,” “Parallel Line,” and “Somewhere in My Car” Friday on ABC’s Good Morning America. You can watch his Summer Concert Series performance, as

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Comstock/Thinkstock Three years ago this week, the lead single from Luke Combs was released. Can you name the track that would go on to be his first of six number ones so far? ANSWER: “Hurricane.” Copyright © 2019, ABC

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock CMA and ACM Entertainer of the Year Keith Urban will play Good Morning America‘s Summer Concert Series live from New York City’s Central Park on Friday. You can tune in to watch starting at 7 a.m. on ABC.

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Comstock/Thinkstock Thirteen years ago this month, Rodney Atkins scored his first #1 on the Billboard chart. Can you name it? ANSWER: “If You’re Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows).” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockMiranda Lambert will release the new track “Mess with My Head” on Friday.  Larry Gatlin and Dwight Yoakam are among this year’s inductees into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. They’ll be officially inducted during the 49th Anniversary Nashville Songwriters

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Comstock/Thinkstock Fifteen years ago this week, Carrie Underwood auditioned for American Idol in St. Louis, Missouri. Can you recall which song she auditioned with? ANSWER: Bonnie Raitt‘s “I Can’t Make You Love Me.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Brad Paisley and his wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley will be presented the Challenge Impact Award for their philanthropic work this Thursday at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, as pitcher Clayton Kershaw hosts his 7th Annual Ping

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Comstock/Thinkstock Thirty years ago this week, Patty Loveless scored the first of five number ones so far on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart. Can you name her lumber-themed hit? ANSWER: “Timber I’m Falling in Love.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockNewcomer Rachel Wammack tied the knot with Noah Purcell Saturday during a ceremony in her hometown of Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Look for Brad Paisley to make a special appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday. You can tune in to watch at 11:35 p.m.

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this day in 1996, the Country Music Association announced that three artists would be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame later that year. Can you name these stars, whose hits included “Crazy Arms,” “I Want

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Jon Pardi released the music video for his current single, “Heartache Medication.”  Tanya Tucker has released a cover of Miranda Lambert‘s “The House That Built Me,” which will be featured on her album While I’m Livin,’ set

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Comstock/ThinkstockReleased June 4, 1969, this live album by Johnny Cash recorded inside a California prison enjoyed a 20-week run at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. Can you name the album? ANSWER: Johnny Cash at San Quentin. Copyright © 2019,

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockJon Pardi is releasing the official music video for his hit single “Heartache Medication” today.  Keith Urban is dropping an acoustic version of “We Were” today. Passes for 2020 CMA Fest go on sale at 10:00 a.m. CT. 

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Comstock/ThinkstockFirst released 55 years ago this month, this Roy Orbison song was his second chart-topping single, has sold over seven million copies worldwide, and is the song from which the 1990 Julia Roberts and Richard Gere romantic comedy of the same name gets

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockDierks Bentley will perform during NBC’s Today show Citi Concert Series this morning. He’s set to perform his current single “Living,” along with some of his biggest hits.  Runaway June will hop on the Music City Rollin’ Jamboree for a

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this day in 1995, Tim McGraw released one of his iconic hits, which spent five weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Can you name this singalong hit? ANSWER: “I Like It, I Love It.”  Copyright © 2019,

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockCarrie Underwood surprised students of the Andrew Jackson Elementary School’s Eagle Honor Choir, a few days before they were set to perform her hit “The Champion” at Nissan Stadium during 2019 CMA Fest.  You can watch video of the

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Comstock/ThinkstockIn 1985, this group became the first country act to achieve quadruple platinum status by the Recording Industry Association of America, as their albums Feels So Right and Mountain Music sold four million copies each. Can you name the band? ANSWER: Alabama.  Copyright ©

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock The Highwomen will perform on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tonight, marking their debut on national TV. The show airs at 11:35 p.m. ET on NBC. Clare Dunn has released an acoustic version of her new song, “My Love.”  Cale

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Comstock/Thinkstock Kenny Rogers‘ first #1 duet with Dolly Parton was 1983’s “Islands in the Stream,” but can you name their second? ANSWER: 1985’s “Real Love.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockIf you missed Lady Antebellum singing their hits “What If I Never Get Over You,” “Need You Now,”“Bartender,” “Downtown,” and “You Look Good” Friday on ABC’s Good Morning America, you can check out their performances online.  Home Free will kick off their Dive Bar Christmas Tour

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Comstock/Thinkstock Joe Diffie made it all the way to number one in 1990 with his debut single. Can you recall the name of his first hit, which also inspired the titled of his debut album, A Thousand Winding Roads?

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Lady Antebellum plays Good Morning America‘s Summer Concert Series in New York City’s Central Park on Friday. You can tune in to watch starting at 7 a.m. on ABC. You can check out Rascal Flatts doing “Back to Life” and “I Like

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Comstock/Thinkstock Twenty years ago this week, Georgia band Soul Miner’s Daughter played the Atlanta Lilith Fair date after winning a local contest. Can you name the lead singer, who would go on to front Sugarland? ANSWER: Jennifer Nettles. Copyright © 2019,

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockNewcomer Jordan Rager will soon set out on a college pop-up tailgate tour sponsored by Zaxby’s. The Oak Ridge Boys kick off their Down Home Christmas Tour November 13 in Branson, Missouri. Their new album of the same name, produced

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Comstock/Thinkstock Twenty-five years ago this week, Alan Jackson started a three-week run atop Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart with this tune that was originally a top-ten pop hit for Eddie Cochran in 1958. Can you name the track that was the first

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Midland‘s set to do their latest hit, “Mr. Lonely,” Wednesday on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. You can tune in to watch starting at 11:35 p.m. ET on NBC. Newcomer Adam Hambrick and his wife Merritt welcomed their second

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Comstock/Thinkstock This native of Sarepta, Louisiana scored his first #1 in 1997 with “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing.” Can you name him? ANSWER: Trace Adkins. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Tanya Tucker is set to play the Grand Ole Opry on Friday, August 23, the same day her new album, While I’m Livin’, comes out. Trace Adkins will host the Nashville premiere of Bennett’s War

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Comstock/Thinkstock This “roadworthy” tune from Keith Urban‘s self-titled debut album was co-written by country legend Steve Wariner. Can you name this song, which made it to number three on the country chart in 2001? ANSWER: “Where the Blacktop Ends.”

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockKane Brown is set to perform Monday on Late Night with Seth Meyers. You can tune in to watch at 12:35 a.m. ET on NBC. Niko Moon is the newest artist signed to RCA Nashville. You can check out

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Comstock/Thinkstock Fifteen years ago this week, the debut album by Gretchen Wilson was certified double platinum, having sold more than two million copies. Can you remember its title? ANSWER: Here for the Party. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock You’ll be able to stream or download Jon Pardi‘s new Heartache Medication track, “Me and Jack,” on Friday.  Kacey Musgraves plays Today‘s Citi Concert Series on NBC Friday morning, while piano man Phil Vassar will be on Fox & Friends on Fox News. Midland‘s

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Comstock/Thinkstock Forty years ago this week, Country Music Hall of Famer Dottie West recorded the song that would go on to become her first solo number one. Can you name the tune that would also be a hit for Jo

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock“More Hearts Than Mine” newcomer Ingrid Andress will launch her European tour September 16 in Cologne, Germany. You can also watch for her Thursday starting at 7 a.m. on NBC’s Today show. Country Music Hall of Famers Alabama will receive the first-ever

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this day in 1999, Lonestar‘s signature hit began an eight-week reign at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Can you name the song? ANSWER: “Amazed.” 

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockJoLivi has released the music video for her new song, “Better.”  Teddy Robb has released his debut single “Really Shouldn’t Drink Around You.” The Gatlin Brothers have partnered with Colorado-based company Newton Running to design a custom shoe that will benefit Tragedy Assistance

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Comstock/Thinkstock Forty years ago this week, Anne Murray topped Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart with this single, which also hit #1 on the Adult Contemporary ranking. Can you name the second #1 from her New Kind of Feeling album? ANSWER: “Shadows in

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Russell Dickerson recently picked up a platinum plaque for his second number-one single, “Blue Tacoma.” You can tune in to watch Brad Paisley as a guest judge Tuesday night on America’s Got Talent. The popular

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Comstock/Thinkstock Elton John and Bernie Taupin discuss this Marty Robbins‘ classic in the new movie Rocketman. Can you name the track from the Country Music Hall of Famer’s 1960 album More Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs? ANSWER: “Streets of Laredo.” Copyright © 2019,

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Gone West, the new country band featuring pop hitmaker Colbie Caillat, is set to sing on Live with Kelly and Ryan on Monday. The syndicated show follows Good Morning America on most ABC stations. Viral video sensation Mason Ramsey is featured on

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Comstock/Thinkstock Ten years ago this summer, Mercury Nashville released the debut single by Easton Corbin. Can you name this song, which went on to top the chart? ANSWER: “A Little More Country Than That.” Copyright © 2019, ABC

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockMidland‘s new track, “Playboys,” will be available to stream or download on Friday. It’s from their sophomore album, Let It Roll, which comes out August 23. The new season of Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders: Making the Team premieres Friday, August

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Comstock/Thinkstock Three years ago this summer, the sophomore album by Jon Pardi debuted at #1 on Billboard‘s Hot Country Albums chart. Can you name the record that contains the hits “Head Over Boots,” “Dirt on My Boots,” and “Heartache on

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockHallmark Channel has started production on the new movie, Christmas at Dollywood. It’s set to premiere this December and will include a special appearance by Dolly Parton herself, the founder of the park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Charlie Worsham continues

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Comstock/Thinkstock Twenty-six years ago this week, this superstar from East Tennessee started recording his debut album. Can you name the artist whose first release was titled In My Wildest Dreams? ANSWER: Kenny Chesney. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock If you missed Trisha Yearwood performing her latest hit, “Every Girl in This Town,” on the Today show, you can check it out online. Time is running out to see The Judds‘ exhibit at the