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Comstock/ThinkstockAfter many years as a gospel quartet, the Oak Ridge Boys scored their first major country hit with this track in 1977. Can you name this top five hit, which was also the title cut of the album that

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockStaind front man Aaron Lewis has this week’s best-selling country album with his latest effort, State I’m In. Sara Evans performs with The Barker Family Band — also known as her children Avery and Olivia — Tuesday on the syndicated Pickler & Ben. Check your local listings to

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Comstock/ThinkstockJohnny Cash scored his final number one on the Billboard country chart in 1976 with this novelty song about building a Cadillac. Can you name it? ANSWER: “One Piece at a Time.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockLee Ann Womack‘s new video for “Hollywood” features custom-made dolls and intricate, stop-motion animation. You can watch the video for the second single from her Grammy-nominated The Lonely, the Lonesome, and the Gone album on YouTube. Love and Theft‘s

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Comstock/Thinkstock Fifty years ago this week, Glen Campbell‘s “Wichita Lineman” was at #2 on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs tally, while another song by Campbell was #1 on that same chart. Can you name this classic, which shares its name

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockBoth Scotty McCreery and Mitchell Tenpenny are booked to appear at the Budweiser Country Club at Stagecoach Festival April 26-28 in Indio, California. A pair of Reba McEntire‘s Reba by Justin boots are featured in the May/June issue of Cowboys & Indians magazine.

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Comstock/ThinkstockThirty years ago this week, this Texas native wasn’t just Killin’ Time, as the title of his first album suggests, he was making his debut on the Grand Ole Opry. Can you name him? ANSWER: Clint Black. Copyright ©

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockLook for Parmalee‘s new video for “Be Alright” on Friday. Newcomer Ryan Kinder has signed a new publishing deal with BMG Nashville. He’s also working on a new music, due later this year. “Man Crush (A Tribute to Tiger Woods)”

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Comstock/Thinkstock Fifty years ago this week, the Man in Black started taping his weekly ABC-TV show in Nashville. Can you recall the famous building where The Johnny Cash Show was filmed? ANSWER: Music City’s historic Ryman Auditorium.  Copyright ©

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockMarty Stuart will be the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s 2019 Artist in Residence. He’ll do three shows at the Hall’s CMA Theater on September 11, 18, and 25. “Kiss That Girl Goodbye” hitmaker Aaron Watson will

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Comstock/Thinkstock In 1991, Hal Ketchum‘s debut single from his Past the Point of Rescue album made it all the way to #2. Can you name the New York native’s first hit? ANSWER: “Small Town Saturday Night.” Copyright © 2019, ABC

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Lee Ann Womack‘s new video for “Hollywood,” from her Grammy-nominated The Lonely, the Lonesome, and the Gone album, is set to arrive later this week. Maddie & Tae‘s new single is “Die from a Broken Heart,” from

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Comstock/Thinkstock Emmylou Harris scored a top-ten hit in 1980 with Roy Orbison with this duet from the Roadie soundtrack. Can you name it? ANSWER: “That Lovin’ You Feeling Again.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockAaron Watson‘s new album Red Bandana won’t be out until June 21, but you can stream or download the tracks “To Be the Moon,” “Trying Like the Devil,” and the lead single, “Kiss That Girl Goodbye,” now. You

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Comstock/Thinkstoc kEight years ago this week, duo Thompson Square achieved their first number one on Billboard‘s Hot Songs chart with this tune. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockRodney Crowell‘s new album, Texas, comes out August 15 and features guest appearances by Willie Nelson, Ronnie Dunn, Vince Gill, Lee Ann Womack, Lyle Lovett and more. Luke Combs is set to perform at the Music Biz 2019 Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner

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Comstock/ThinkstockThirty years ago this week, Capitol Nashville released the self-titled debut album by a soon-to-be superstar. Can you name this record, whose lead single was “Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)”? ANSWER: Garth Brooks.  Copyright ©

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock“Best Shot” hitmaker Jimmie Allen weighed in on the Lil Nas X “Old Town Road” controversy on CBS This Morning. You can check out the piece featuring Jimmie online. Rascal Flatts is set to play the April 30 tribute to Christian music legend Michael

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Comstock/ThinkstockForty years ago this week, Sissy Spacek sang at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium as she filmed scenes as Loretta Lynn in a movie that would bring her the Best Actress Oscar. Can you name it? ANSWER: Coal Miner’s Daughter. Copyright © 2019, ABC

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockDierks Bentley‘s new music video for “Living” is set to arrive on Friday. Two-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin will tour together this fall, starting October 10 in Kansas City, Missouri. Brantley Gilbert, Trace

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Comstock/ThinkstockTen years ago today, this iconic country song by John Denver was performed by the characters Dwight Schrute and Andy Bernard on NBC’s hit show The Office. Can you guess what song it is? ANSWER: “Take Me Home, Country Roads.”

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Brooks & Dunn are set to perform “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” with Midland tonight on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Brooks & Dunn will continue their stint as advisors on The Voice tonight for team Blake Shelton.  The inspiring video for Thomas Rhett‘s

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Comstock/ThinkstockThirteen years ago today, Rascal Flatts began a four-week streak at #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with this hit. Can you guess which one it is? ANSWER: “What Hurts the Most.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockGarth Brooks has broken the ticket sales record at Denver’s Broncos Stadium. Garth has sold 79,000 tickets for his show on June 8. The previous record was held by U2, who sold 77,000 tickets for their show in

ACM Awards 2019: The winners

George Strait and Miranda Lambert perform at the 54th ACM Awards; Sam Morris/CBSHere are the winners from Sunday night’s Academy of Country Music Awards, presented live in Las Vegas: Entertainer of the YearKeith Urban Female Artist of

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Comstock/ThinkstockThree years ago this week, Carrie Underwood performed this song from her Greatest Hits album on the final episode of American Idol on Fox. Can you guess which one it was? ANSWER: “Something in the Water.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Maren Morris pays a visit to The Ellen DeGeneres Show Friday to perform “The Bones,” a song from her new album, Girl.  Reba McEntire is set to appear on CBS’ daytime talk show The Talk Friday. Her

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Comstock/ThinkstockTwenty years ago this week, the debut album by Montgomery Gentry came out. Can you recall its title? ANSWER: Tattoos & Scars. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Brad Paisley and wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley will talk about their new Nashville non-profit, The Store, Thursday on both Good Morning America and Strahan & Sara. You can catch GMA starting at 7 a.m., while Strahan

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Comstock/ThinkstockThirty years ago this week, Keith Whitley scored his final number one before his death with this song. Can you name the track from his second album, Don’t Close Your Eyes? ANSWER: “I’m No Stranger to the Rain.” Copyright ©

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean and Kid Rock will headline Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam’s Country on the Coast festival August 30-September 1 in Panama City Beach, Florida. The new exhibit, Still Rings True: The Enduring Voice

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Comstock/ThinkstockThis hit — written by Johnny Paycheck, Fuzzy Owen, and Bobby Austin — became the Academy of Country Music’s first Song of the Year in 1966. Can you name the tune that was also Tammy Wynette‘s debut release? ANSWER: “Apartment #9.” Copyright

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Brothers Osborne are set to perform their latest hit, “I Don’t Remember Me (Before You),” Tuesday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Check your local listing to see when the syndicated show airs in your area.

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Comstock/Thinkstock This Golden-Globe-nominated actor plays Reba McEntire‘s love interest in the video for her #1 song from 1987, “What Am I Gonna Do About You.” Can you name him? ANSWER: David Keith. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockJake Owen starts the week on Monday with an appearance on the Today show. You can watch for the “Down to the Honkytonk” hitmaker starting at 7 a.m. ET on NBC. The 13th Annual ACM Honors will take place

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Comstock/Thinkstock In 1988, the Academy of Country Music honored this band as Artist of the Decade, after taking home 22 trophies and being nominated 71 times. Can you name them? ANSWER: Alabama. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockLOCASH is set to perform their latest hit, “Feels Like a Party,” Friday on Good Morning America. It’s the lead single from their latest album, Brothers, which is out today. You can tune in to watch starting at 7

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Comstock/Thinkstock Five years ago this week, Warner Nashville released the debut album by Dan + Shay. Can you name the appropriately-titled record from the Grammy-winning duo? ANSWER: Where It All Began. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockMichael Ray guests on the latest installment of What’s Next with Eric Wood, the podcast hosted by the former center for the Buffalo Bills. You can check it out via iTunes or anywhere podcasts are available. The new

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Comstock/Thinkstock Twenty years ago this week, Kenny Chesney began a six-week run at the top of the chart with the lead single from his Everywhere We Go album. Can you name it? ANSWER: “How Forever Feels.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockBrett Young‘s hits “In Case You Didn’t Know” and “Mercy” have officially been certified quadruple platinum and double platinum by the RIAA, respectively.   Danielle Bradbery adds a country spin to her cover of the Oscar-winning song “Shallow,”

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Comstock/ThinkstockTen years ago this week, Darius Rucker began a three-week run atop Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart with the second single from his Learn to Live album. Can you name it? ANSWER: “It Won’t Be Like This for Long.”  Copyright © 2019,

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Rascal Flatts will be honored with a star on the Walk of Champions at Nashville’s Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt this Thursday. Thompson Square sets out on their first international tour starting September 2 in

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Comstock/Thinkstock This Academy Award-winning actress was originally envisioned as the star of the sitcom that became Reba McEntire‘s hit, Reba, which ran from 2001 to 2007. Can you name her? ANSWER: Sally Field. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Dan + Shay are donating the proceeds from the merch sales at their Thursday night show in Omaha, Nebraska to the American Red Cross, to help with flood recovery in the Midwest. Alabama‘s Randy Owen was recently honored with

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Comstock/Thinkstock Thirty-eight years ago this week, Willie Nelson topped the country chart with this heavenly tune. Can you name his hit from the Honeysuckle Rose soundtrack? ANSWER: “Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock  Kellie Pickler is nominated for Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host at this year’s Daytime Emmys, alongside her Pickler & Ben partner, Ben Aaron. Dustin Lynch will celebrate the chart-topping success of “Good Girl” Monday at

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Comstock/Thinkstock Seventeen years ago this week, Faith Hill performed this song from the movie Pearl Harbor at the Academy Awards. Can you name it? ANSWER: “There You’ll Be.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock  Kacey Musgraves and her husband, Ruston Kelly, are both set to play Lollapalooza August 1-4 in Grant Park in Chicago. Tanya Tucker is launching her own of tequila called Cosa Salvaje, which means “wild thing”

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Comstock/Thinkstock Twenty-five years ago this week, Neal McCoy hit #1 on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart with this tune, which was also the title track of his 1993 album. Can you name it? ANSWER: “No Doubt About It.” Copyright ©

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Watch for Jordan Davis singing his #1 hit, “Take It from Me,” Wednesday on Good Morning America. The show starts at 7 a.m. ET on ABC.  Billy Ray Cyrus will release his new concept album, The SnakeDoctor Circus, through BBR

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Comstock/Thinkstock In 2006, Sheryl Crow and Vince Gill teamed up with Brooks & Dunn to record this top-five hit from their Hillbilly Deluxe album. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Building Bridges.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Carly Pearce recently filmed a new acoustic take on her hit, “Closer to You,” at Music City’s Ocean Way Studios. You can check out the YouTube Nashville Sessions version of the the tune online. Brad Paisley and Little Big Town are

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Comstock/Thinkstock  Anne Murray scored a number-one hit on the U.S. country chart in 1979 with this song originally recorded by the Carpenters. Can you name the lead single from her New Kind of Feeling album? ANSWER: “I

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock  Reba McEntire will reveal the 2019 inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum starting Monday at 11 a.m. ET in Nashville. You can watch live via the Country Music Association’s YouTube channel.

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Comstock/ThinkstockThis country legend has been nominated for 46 ACM awards, and has taken home 13 trophies. Can you name this Kentucky native, who the Academy of Country Music named Artist of the Decade in 1979? ANSWER: Loretta Lynn.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Maren Morris will play Music City at least one more time this year. Wednesday at her sold-out headlining gig at the Ryman, she announced she’ll do a show October 18 at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater. Pre-sales start

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Comstock/Thinkstock Patsy Cline‘s first #1 was this song, which also crossed over to the pop chart in 1961. Can you name the classic, written by her legendary friends Hank Cochran and Harlan Howard? ANSWER: “I Fall to Pieces.” Copyright ©

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockBlake Shelton presented a check for more than $54,000 for music education to the Gatlinburg-Pittman High School on Wednesday as he opened the new location of Ole Red Gatlinburg. “Best Shot” hitmaker Jimmie Allen plays Good Morning America on Thursday. GMA starts at

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Comstock/ThinkstockThirty-five years ago this week, The Statler Brothers topped Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart with this tune, which member Jimmy Fortune wrote after watching the 1956 film Giant, and being inspired by its iconic female star. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Elizabeth.” Hollywood

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockZac Brown Band, Alison Krauss, Margo Price and many more are set to play the Bourbon & Beyond festival September 20-22 at Louisville, Kentucky’s Highland Festival Grounds. “Everybody Wants to Be Twenty-One,” the new video from Grand Ole Opry star Bill