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Comstock/ThinkstockThe country star known best for his chart-topping love ballad, “Yours,” is celebrating his 33rd birthday today. Do you know who he is? ANSWER: Russell Dickerson. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockBrett Young is on deck to perform his just-released single “Lady,” on NBC’s Today show on Friday morning. Just in time for Mother’s Day, the new song is an homage to Brett’s wife and their infant daughter. He’ll perform

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Comstock/ThinkstockToday in 1989, this country star, known for hits like “I’m No Stranger to the Rain,” played his final show. He tragically passed away three days later from alcohol poisoning. Can you name him? ANSWER: Keith Whitley.  Copyright

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockPepsi Gulf Coast Jam has unveiled the headliners for the 2020 festival. Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley and Lynyrd Skynrd will headline the three-day event in Panama City Beach September 4-6. The full lineup will be announced on May 14.  Singer-songwriter Chris Bandi will release his

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Comstock/ThinkstockToday marks the fifth anniversary of the release of Chris Stapleton‘s critically acclaimed debut album, which won Album of the Year at the 2015 CMA Awards and Best Country Album at the 2016 Grammy Awards.  Can you name Chris’

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockCam and Brandy Clark are taking part in a new livestream series called “Sessions.” Hosted in partnership with social media app Twitch and MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund, it’s a weekly virtual festival featuring artists around the world performing to

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Comstock/ThinkstockThe legendary singer-songwriter best known for bringing country music back to its traditional roots with hits like “Deeper Than the Holler” and “Three Wooden Crosses” is celebrating his 61st birthday today. Do you know who he is?

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockMitchell Tenpenny released his rendition of Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved” last week, after previewing a clip during a prior Instagram live show. He will perform the song live over social media on Tuesday, encouraging fans to help support the Cracker

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this date in 1956, Johnny Cash released one of his most popular songs of all time. It was also the country legend’s first Billboard country chart-topper. Do you know what song it was? ANSWER: “I Walk the Line.” Copyright ©

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockCountry supergroup The Highwomen dropped the music video for their song, “Crowded Table,” this week. The clip takes fans behind the scenes of the recording process, featuring bandmates Maren Morris, Amanda Shires, Natalie Hemby and Brandi Carlile.  CMT partnered with nonprofit Feed the Front

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this day in 1991, Trisha Yearwood‘s debut single off her self-titled album was released. Following the story of young lovers Katie and Tommy, the song shot to number one and has since become one of her signature hits. Can you guess

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockNathaniel Rateliff has released the video for “Willie’s Birthday Song” in honor of the star’s 87th birthday. Shot in isolation, the video features cameos by Willie’s sister, Bobbie Nelson, on piano and his sons Lukas and Micah Nelson on background vocals.  Christian duo For King &

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this day in 1992, after four police officers were acquitted in the beating of Rodney King, riots broke out across the city of Los Angeles. Garth Brooks, who was in LA at the time for the ACM Awards,

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockIngrid Andress has unveiled a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the video for her chart-topping song, “More Hearts Than Mine.” Viewers get to see backstage scenes, and hear Ingrid talk about her family’s impact on her life, and the

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Comstock/ThinkstockOne year ago today, this multiple Grammy Award-winning “Tennessee Whiskey” hit maker made a cameo on an episode of Game of Thrones as a Wilding who is killed and then brought back to life as part of the White Walker

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockCarly Pearce is taking part in Billboard‘s Live At-Home Series. The “Every Little Thing” singer will perform a virtual acoustic session, as well as answer questions from fans. She’ll also select a nonprofit to support. Carly’s set airs

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this date in 2001, Monticello, Georgia renamed its Highway 83 in honor of its most famous former resident. Do you know which country superstar lent her name to the parkway? ANSWER: Trisha Yearwood. Copyright © 2020, ABC

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockLast week, Clint Black unveiled plans for his next album, Out of Sane, which is due out on June 19. Ahead of the project’s release date, the singer is sharing its patriotic first single, “America (Still in Love With

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Comstock/ThinkstockThe country star who nabbed her first chart-topping hit with the ballad “Every Little Thing” is celebrating her 30th birthday today. Do you know who she is? ANSWER: Carly Pearce. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockSara Evans leads King Calaway and Lindsey Stirling in a from-home virtual collaboration as they perform “Come On Eileen,” one of the tracks that Sara included on her new album, Copy That. You can watch the performance on Sara’s Facebook page.  Hayes Carll has

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this day in 2002, one of country music’s biggest stars dropped his sixth album, No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem. The project was a huge success, ultimately topping both Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and the Billboard 200. Do you

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockCollin Raye is hosting CMT’s upcoming 90 Minutes of ‘90s Country, a virtual country music party set to air over Facebook on Friday. The lineup will include Terri Clark, Pam Tillis, Shenandoah’s Marty Raybon, Aaron Tippin and many more.  Jason Isbell is offering his new album, Reunions, to

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this day in 2004, Brooks & Dunn‘s album — named after one of their signature hits that states “happiness on Earth ain’t just for high achievers” — was certified platinum. Can you name the album? ANSWER: Red Dirt Road. Copyright

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockTyler Hubbard‘s wife Hayley Hubbard has teamed with Taylin Lewan, wife of Tennessee Titans player Taylor Lewan, in launching the nonprofit, Feeding Nashville, to provide meals to those who’ve been severely affected in Nashville by the tornadoes and loss of work

Dixie Chicks delay 'Gaslighter' release

Columbia RecordsThe Dixie Chicks are postponing the release of their new album, Gaslighter, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Grammy-winning trio’s highly anticipated eighth studio album was originally scheduled for May 1. They shared the news in a press release

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this day in 2012, this country superstar, born in New Zealand, became a member of the Grand Ole Opry and was inducted by Trace Adkins and Josh Turner. Can you name him? ANSWER: Keith Urban. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockCharlie Daniels is helping veterans who have been impacted by COVID-19.  His nonprofit, The Journey Home Project, is partnering with fellow veteran-focused organization, Code of Vets, to collect donations for servicemen and women who have either contracted the virus or

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this date in 1993, one of the best-loved solo female artists of the ‘90s and beyond released her self-titled debut album. Can you name her? ANSWER: Shania Twain.  Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockIn case you missed it, Scotty McCreery, Kristian Bush, Charles Kelley and more participated in the regional TV special Singing for Their Supper on Gray Television over the weekend. The show benefited local food banks. Bobby Bare has dropped his new concept album, Great

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this date in 2004, one of country music’s most beloved duos made their Grand Ole Opry Debut, performing hits like “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Old Days).” Do you know who they were? ANSWER: The Judds.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockChase Rice is joining Fox & Friends this morning during the 8AM ET hour via video chat. He’ll perform his current single, “Lonely if You Are” and chat about his forthcoming project, The Album Part II, which is due out May

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this day in 1999, this “Man! I Feel Like a Woman” hitmaker became the first woman to be named  Songwriter/Artist of the Year at the Nashville Songwriter Achievement Awards. Can you guess who it is? ANSWER: Shania Twain.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockLee Ann Womack and her daughter Aubrie Sellers will appear on “Whiskey Sour Happy Hour,” a new online variety show hosted by Ed Helms, star of The Office star and co-founder of roots music website The Bluegrass Situation. The weekly show is in benefit of MusiCares’

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Comstock/ThinkstockTwo years ago today, this “White Liar” became the most decorated artist in the history of the ACM Awards when she took home trophies for Female Vocalist of the Year, and Song of the Year for “Tin Man,”

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockGone West has unveiled the animated lyric video for new song, “Slow Down,” an instant gratification track off the group’s upcoming debut album, Canyons. The song features an appearance by Vince Gill on guitar. Canyons will be released on June 12.  Chase Rice announced on Good

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Comstock/ThinkstockEight years ago today, Trisha Yearwood launched her beloved cooking show on the Food Network. Currently in its 12th season, the show won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Culinary Program in 2013. Can you name it? ANSWER: Trisha’s Southern

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockRuston Kelly has released his new song, “Brave.” The corresponding video was shot during his headlining debut at the Ryman Auditorium in March. He’s also unveiled a T-shirt in honor of the song, with all of the proceeds going

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this date in 1996, the country group behind hits like “I’m Already There” and “My Front Porch Looking In” nabbed their first No. 1 hit with “No News.” Do you know who they are? ANSWER: Lonestar. Copyright

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockTrisha Yearwood kicked off a new batch of episodes of her Food Network series, Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, over the weekend. In case you missed it, Saturday’s episode featured a guest appearance from Lauren Alaina.  Justin Moore, Tracy Lawrence, Adam Hambrick and more performed in

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this date in 2007, a Tennessee home belonging to a country legend burned to the ground. The house was also the backdrop for the Grammy-winning music video for his song, “Hurt.” Do you know who he

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockBlake Shelton will virtually return to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday for a special “At Home” edition. Blake will chat with show host Jimmy Fallon and bring his pop superstar girlfriend, Gwen Stefani, along for a special performance of

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this day in 2013, Brad Paisley released his ninth studio album. It debuted at the top of the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, making it the seventh number-one album of Brad’s career. Do you know what it was called? ANSWER: Wheelhouse.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockRonnie Milsap is readying a new greatest hits collection, The Best of Ronnie Milsap, for release on May 29 via Craft Recordings. The 12-track album, sampling the best of Ronnie’s multi-decade career, will be available on CD as

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this day in 1980, Kenny Rogers starred as a character named Brady Hawkes in a made-for-TV film that premiered on CBS, named after his legendary hit song. Can you name it? ANSWER: The Gambler. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockSeveral Nashville artists are virtually coming together for a special telethon on Saturday. Rosanne Cash, John Oates, Molly Tuttle, Keb Mo, Soccer Mommy and more will gather online for the People Supporting Artists Telethon to raise money for MusicCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund. It will

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Comstock/ThinkstockFour years ago today, this popular reality singing show that launched the careers of Carrie Underwood,Kelly Clarkson, Scotty McCreery and more aired its final episode on FOX after 15 seasons. It was later revived in 2018 on ABC with Luke Bryan sitting on

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockSinger and actress Rita Wilson has teamed up with 90s hip-hop group Naughty by Nature for a remix of its signature hit, “Hip Hop Hooray.” The song will be available on streaming services on Friday, with proceeds going to the

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this date in 1998, we lost the legendary performer who was known as the “First Lady of Country Music.” Known for hits like “Stand By Your Man” and “D-I-V-O-R-C-E,” she was 55 at the time of

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockCarly Pearce is set to perform a virtual show tomorrow night via Instagram Live. You can tune in to watch at 7:30 ET.  Tenille Townes hosted a multi-artist virtual group performance of the late Bill Withers’ “Lean on Me” last

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this date in 1971, two of country music’s best-loved duet partners hit #1 on the charts with their song, “After the Fire is Gone.” Can you name them? ANSWER: Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockAXS TV will round up all the highlights from Willie Nelson’s Farm Aid 2019 in a two-and-a-half-hour TV special premiering on April 12 at 8PM ET. The show will feature performances from Bonnie Raitt, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and, of course, Willie

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this date in 2005, this country superstar released her debut album, Kerosene. The project debuted at number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and the title track was a top 15 hit. Can you name her? ANSWER: Miranda Lambert. 

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockJimmie Allen has shared a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the music video for “This is Us” with his duet partner, Noah Cyrus.  The Voice season 17 winner Jake Hoot has released a new song, “Tennessee Strong,” honoring the heroic actions of volunteers

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Comstock/ThinkstockToday marks the 34th birthday of this country singer, who’s the daughter of singer Linda Davis and one-third of a Grammy-winning trio. Can you guess who it is? ANSWER: Hillary Scott. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockMatt Stell is teaming up with Lindsay Ell and Jameson Rodgers for a livestream performance on Instagram tonight at 9 p.m. ET. They will each perform a new song. This will be a standing appointment each week until the COVID-19 quarantine is over.   Baylee

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this day in 1981, Dolly Parton performed “9 to 5” at the Academy Awards where Sissy Spacek was also awarded Best Actress for her portrayal of this “Coal Miner’s Daughter” singer in the film of the same name. Can you

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockDolly Parton is launching a special program during this time of quarantine.  Titled “Goodnight with Dolly,” the icon will read a children’s book from her Imagination Library that offers a sense of comfort and healing one night a week