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Comstock/Thinkstock This Country Music Hall of Famer briefly appears in the 1986 Meryl Streep/Jack Nicholson movie Heartburn, singing a line from his hit, “Are the Good Times Really Over,” in a TV commercial. Can you name him? ANSWER: Merle Haggard. Copyright

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockNot only is Old Dominion teasing they have something to announce Monday on Good Morning America, the five-man band is set to perform as well. You can watch for them starting at 7 a.m. on ABC. The self-titled debut

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Comstock/Thinkstock Fifty years ago this week, Columbia released this gender-bending Johnny Cash hit written by renowned children’s author and songwriter Shel Silverstein. Can you name it? ANSWER: “A Boy Named Sue.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockSony Nashville is teasing a new collaboration between Chris Young and Lauren Alaina, coming July 12. Toby Keith‘s set to play the Today show’s Citi Concert Series on Friday. You can tune in to watch for him starting at 7 a.m. on NBC.

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Comstock/Thinkstock Fifteen years ago this week, Montgomery Gentry landed the first of five number ones on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart. Can you name this 2004 hit by Eddie Montgomery and the late Troy Gentry? ANSWER: “If You Ever Stop Loving Me.” Copyright

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Grand Ole Opry star Bill Anderson will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at the September 5 gala thrown by the nonprofit Love from Music City. It’ll be held at the Bluegrass and Yacht

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Comstock/Thinkstock Kacey Musgraves co-wrote this triple-platinum 2013 hit for Miranda Lambert. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Mama’s Broken Heart.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockYou can get a behind-the-scenes look at Luke Bryan‘s Sunset Repeat Tour Tuesday morning on the Today show. It starts at 7 a.m. ET on NBC. CMA Fest merchandise is now up to fifty percent off in the CMA store,

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Comstock/Thinkstock Twenty-five years ago this week, this became Tim McGraw‘s second single to be certified gold. Can you name the song from his Not a Moment Too Soon album that was also his first #1? ANSWER: “Don’t Take the Girl.” 

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock“Hard Luck,” the lead single from Tanya Tucker‘s new While I’m Livin’ album, is out now. The record’s producers, Brandi Carlile and Scooter Jennings, co-star in the accompanying music video. The full album arrives August 23. Charlie Daniels‘ second annual Veteran Impact Celebration

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Comstock/Thinkstock Twenty years ago this week, Little Big Town was paid $2,000 for opening their first major show in Interlochen, Michigan. Can you guess who the hat-wearing headliner was? ANSWER: Dwight Yoakam. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Dan + Shay are set to play the Citi Concert Series Friday morning on NBC’s Today show. You can watch for them starting at 7 a.m. on NBC. The recent Toby Keith and Friends Sweet 16 Golf Classic raised $1.3

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Comstock/Thinkstock Thirty years ago this week, Kathy Mattea scored her third number one on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart. Can you name the hit that was also the lead single from her Willow in the Wind album? ANSWER: “Come from the Heart.”

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Vince Gill has been re-elected to an 18th term as the president of the board of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. American Idol alum Gabby Barrett is the newest artist

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Comstock/Thinkstock Fifteen years ago this week, Blake Shelton released this summertime hit, written by Paul Overstreet and Rory Feek. Can you name this tune with the double entendre title, which would go on to spend a month at the top of the Billboard chart? ANSWER: “Some

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockRiley Green‘s debut single, “There Was This Girl,” has been certified gold in Canada. Country Music Hall of Famers Alabama will wrap up their 50th Anniversary Tour with a stop at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, November 20.

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Comstock/Thinkstock Country Music Hall of Famer Roger Miller won the 1985 Tony Award for Best Original Score for this musical based on Mark Twain‘s Huckleberry Finn. Can you name it? ANSWER: Big River. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock NBC’s Today show shot a feature with Luke Bryan this past Friday during his sold-out show at Gillette Stadium in the Boston area. It’s set to air on Tuesday, July 2.  Eli Young Band will follow-up their latest #1, “Love

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Comstock/Thinkstock The biggest hit of Opry star Hawkshaw Hawkins‘ career came after his death on March 5, 1963, in the same plane crash that killed Patsy Cline. Can you name the song that hit #1 on the Billboard chart on May

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock“Caught Up in the Country” hitmaker Rodney Atkins will be a guest on Strahan & Sara on Monday. You can watch for him starting at 1 p.m. ET on ABC. Terri Clark‘s latest studio project, Raising the Bar, will be released

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Comstock/Thinkstock In 1965, the Beatles covered this Buck Owens hit as the b-side of “Yesterday.” Can you name the Country Music Hall of Famer’s #1 from 1963? ANSWER: “Act Naturally.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Country legend Tanya Tucker will get her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as part of the class of 2020. Luke Combs will headline next year’s Heartland Stampede in Topeka, Kansas on June

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Comstock/Thinkstock Hank Williams scored his first major country hit in 1947 with this song. Can you name the legend’s self-penned single that made it to #4 on the Billboard chart? ANSWER: “Move It on Over.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockShania Twain is set to guest on Strahan & Sara Thursday. The show starts at 1 p.m. ET on ABC. The Charlie Daniels Band is set to perform Friday on Fox & Friends‘ Summer Concert Series. You can watch for them

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Comstock/Thinkstock Lionel Cartwright scored his only #1 so far in September of 1991 with this song. Can you name the lead single from his Chasin’ the Sun album? ANSWER: “Leap of Faith.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockBoth Keith Urban and Tim McGraw are sponsors of this year’s 33rd annual Music Row Ladies Golf Tournament, which raises money for United Cerebral Palsy of Middle Tennessee. It takes place August 19 at Old Natchez Country Club in Nashville.

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Comstock/Thinkstock Earlier this month, RaeLynn scored the first platinum single of her career with this song. Can you name her release from the summer of 2014? ANSWER: “God Made Girls.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockOld Dominion‘s Matthew Ramsey is featured in the new episode of And the Writer Is… with Ross Golan. You can listen at your favorite spot to stream or download podcasts. You can watch Hunter Hayes in the studio creating the new

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Comstock/Thinkstock Twenty-five years ago this month, Eddy Raven hit #1 on Billboard‘s Hot Country songs chart with this south-of-the-border-themed hit. Can you name the tune that was his first of six chart toppers? ANSWER: “I Got Mexico.” Copyright © 2019,

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockShania Twain is set to guest on Good Morning America on ABC on Monday. You can watch for her starting at 7 a.m. She’ll also be on Live with Kelly and Ryan on Tuesday, which follows GMA on most ABC stations. Australian duo Seaforth has

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Comstock/ThinkstockSongwriter Richard Leigh wrote this 1992 hit for Reba McEntire about his own father. Can you name the fourth and final single from the For My Broken Heart album, which made it all the way to #3? ANSWER: “The Greatest Man I Never

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockJustin Moore will release the new track, “On the Rocks,” on Friday, from his Late Nights and Longnecks album, which is set to arrive July 26. Dustin Lynch is set to return to Luke Bryan‘s annual Crash My Playa getaway vacation

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Comstock/ThinkstockNine years ago this week, Miranda Lambert began a month-long stay at the top of Billboard‘s Hot Country Singles chart with this nostalgic hit. Can you name it? ANSWER: “The House That Built Me.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Dustin Lynch will perform at the Country Music Radio Hall of Fame and Induction Dinner and Awards next Wednesday at the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt. Kelsea Ballerini announced her new single will be “Better Luck

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Comstock/Thinkstock On this day in 1977, Waylon Jennings was #1 on the country album chart with Ol’ Waylon, which featured one of his signature songs, about a certain town in the Lone Star State.  Can you name

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Luke Combs‘ latest single, “Beer Never Broke My Heart,” has reached the top 10 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart.  It took five weeks to reach that milestone, marking the fastest trip to the top 10

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Comstock/Thinkstock During 1996 Fan Fair in Nashville — now called CMA Fest — this artist signed autographs for fans for 23 hours straight. Can you name him? ANSWER: Garth Brooks.  Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Thomas Rhett has set a record with his new album, Center Point Record, which had the biggest streaming debut week ever for a country album amassing 33 million streams.  The 10th annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp

Dan + Shay are “working hard” on new music

ABC/Image Group LAThough Dan + Shay are still riding high on the success of “Tequila” and “Speechless,” they’re beginning to set their sights on new music.  Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, the duo of Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney revealed that while they’re still focused on

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Comstock/ThinkstockIn 2005, this American Idol winner turned country superstar made her debut on the Grand Ole Opry. Can you guess who it is? ANSWER: Carrie Underwood.  Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockNew country band Gone West featuring Colbie Caillat, Jason Reeves, Nelly Joy and Justin Young has released their debut single, “What Could’ve Been.”  Up-and-coming artist Jackson Michelson has shared new music with “One At a Time,” co-written with Justin Ebach and Steven Dale Jones. Ryan Hurd‘s

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Comstock/ThinkstockTim McGraw and Faith Hill started a six-week run in the #1 slot on the Billboard country singles chart in 1997 with this song. Can you guess which one? ANSWER: “It’s Your Love.”  Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockLuke Combs hosts a special release party for his new EP, The Prequel, at 12:00 p.m. CT at 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville.  Old Dominion, Brantley Gilbert and more will perform at the “Spotify House” at Blake Shelton’s bar Ole Red in

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Comstock/Thinkstock In 1974, Tanya Tucker‘s older sister scored a #3 country hit with a song titled “Get on My Love Train.” Can you recall her name? ANSWER: La Costa Tucker. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockMichael Ray hosts his fan club party Thursday morning from 8:45 until 10:45 a.m. CT at Warner Music Nashville. Eric Church‘s pop-up store will be set up at the Flying Saucer on 10th Avenue South in Nashville

2019 CMT Music Awards: The winners

CMTHere’s the complete list of winners from the 2019 CMT Music Awards, which took place Wednesday night at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena: VIDEO OF THE YEARCarrie Underwood — “Cry Pretty” MALE VIDEO OF THE YEARKane Brown — “Lose It”

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Comstock/ThinkstockJohnny Paycheck scored a #1 country hit with his 1977 recording of a song written by David Allan Coe. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Take This Job and Shove It.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockThe premiere episode of the Shady Ladies of Music City podcast is available now. Titled “Most of Our Clients Are Dead,” it features Susan Nadler and Evelyn Shriver, former publicists to legends like Tammy Wynette, George Jones, and Willie Nelson. Chris Young helped raise more

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Comstock/Thinkstock Known as “The Singing Brakeman,” “America’s Blue Yodeler,” and “The Father of Country Music,” this legendary musician was the first performer inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in 1961. Can you name

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockSinger/songwriter Noah Schnacky is the newest artist signed to Big Machine. He’s currently working on music with producer Dann Huff. Lady Antebellum, Michael Ray, and Tenille Townes are just some of the artists participating in the 10th Annual ACM Lifting Lives Music

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Comstock/ThinkstockBorn Virginia Patterson Hensley, this American music legend was the first female soloist ever inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in 1973. Can you name her? ANSWER: Patsy Cline. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockTrisha Yearwood will do her new single, “Every Girl in This Town,” next Sunday during the closing night of CMA Fest at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium. Michael Ray is set to play on Fox & Friends on Friday, June 7. If

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Comstock/ThinkstockThree years ago this week, this record by Keith Urban debuted at #1 on Billboard‘s Top Country Albums chart. Can you name it? ANSWER: Ripcord. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockThomas Rhett starts the day Friday playing the Today show’s concert series. You can tune in to watch starting at 7 a.m. on NBC. Meanwhile, Eli Young Band does the All-American Summer Concert Series on Fox & Friends. Country Music Hall of

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Comstock/Thinkstock Country Music Hall of Famer Alan Jackson wrote this 1997 top-ten hit for Faith Hill. Can you name the final single from her It Matters to Me album? ANSWER: “I Can’t Do That Anymore.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockCarrie Underwood‘s will play the the 2019 Glastonbury Festival June 29 in the United Kingdom. New group King Calaway is set to make their national TV debut Monday, June 10 on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. They’ll perform their debut single,

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Comstock/ThinkstockThis song from 1973 was a top ten hit on the pop chart for B.W. Stevenson, before becoming a #1 country record for Brooks & Dunn in 1996. Can you name the classic that Thomas Rhett covers on the new REBOOT album? ANSWER: “My

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockThe Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s American Currents Concert Series kicks off August 8 with An Evening with John Anderson in the CMA Theater. The new single from Warner Nashville newcomer Cale Dodds is called “I Like Where This Is

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Comstock/Thinkstock This 2007 release was the debut single from Lee Brice. Can you name the Picture of Me track, which peaked at #29? ANSWER: “She Ain’t Right.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockLauren Alaina, Jimmie Allen, Jerrod Niemann, Tyler Rich, Tegan Marie and more will play in Craig Campbell‘s 7th Annual Celebrity Cornhole Challenge at the Nashville Omni on June 4. The fundraiser for colorectal cancer is in honor of Craig’s dad, who died

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Comstock/Thinkstock Twenty-five years ago this week, John Berry scored his sole #1 so far on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Your Love Amazes Me.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockMichael Ray is set to perform on The Talk on Friday. You can watch for him starting at 2 p.m. ET on CBS. You’ll be able to hear Riley Green‘s new track, “Numbers on the Cars” on Friday. It’s a

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Comstock/ThinkstockFourteen years ago this week, this Oklahoma native won season four of American Idol, performing Martina McBride‘s “Independence Day” and singing “Bless the Broken Road” with Rascal Flatts during the finale. Can you name her? ANSWER: Carrie Underwood. Copyright © 2019, ABC

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockCarly Pearce, Tyler Rich, and Filmore have been added to Rodney Atkins‘ Music City Gives Back show June 3 at Ascend Park in Nashville. Carly’s fiance, Michael Ray, is set to close the show, which raises money for the W.O. Smith