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Country star trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock Though it would go on to be a #1 hit for Ricky Skaggs in 1982, George Strait also recorded this song for his Strait from the Heart album, not realizing Skaggs had cut it a couple weeks earlier. Can you name this Guy Clark classic? ANSWER: “Heartbroke.”

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O say, can you see? Little Big Town’s near-miss singing the national anthem

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ABC RadioLittle Big Town can lay claim to one of America’s most patriotic moments so far in 2017, after singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the College Football National Championship Game in January.

But the CMA and ACM Vocal Group of the Year remembers another anthem performance that didn’t go nearly as smoothly. That time, they were performing before a college basketball game aboard a U.S. military ship.

“The captain of the ship invited us to see his guest quarters, and so we had toured the whole ship,” Karen Fairchild recalls. “And we thought the people from Fox would tell us that …read more

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“Life’s About to Get Good,” as Shania Twain reveals she’s ready to tour again

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Mercury NashvilleShania Twain has changed her mind about never touring again.

The pop/country superstar, whose new album, NOW, will drop September 29, says her new music has inspired her to perhaps hit the road again.

“I’m feeling more empowered I think than I’ve ever felt in my whole life so now I’m like, ‘Well, I need to tour with this music again,'” Shania reveals. “I don’t really feel like I can end this chapter with this new music and not tour with it.”

The Canadian hitmaker adds that when she performed “Life’s About to Get Good” at the Stagecoach festival in April, …read more

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Garth Brooks‘ inaugural concert at Atlanta’s new Mercedes-Benz Stadium sold out in just 67 minutes Friday. More than 73,000 fans snapped up tickets to see the CMA Entertainer of the Year and wife Trisha Yearwood on October 12.

Parmalee‘s sophomore album, 27861, is set for release on July 21. The title is the zip code of band’s hometown of Parmele, North Carolina.

Newcomers Little Feather have signed a deal with Curb Records. The band’s first single will be “Hillbilly Love Song (Hey Y’all)” with their self-titled debut album to come on September 29.

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Tyler Hammond – “Tough Girl” 103-FXD Song of the Day

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Marquette, Michigan – July 3rd, 2017 – Tyler Hammond – “Tough Girl” is your new music add and song of the day for this Monday on 103-FXD! Tyler Hammond – “Tough Girl” is a powerful new song and can be heard today on 103-FXD. #1 in NEW Country – 103-FXD and WFXD.com! Be sure to […]

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Dylan Scott gives his breakthrough album the “Deluxe” treatment

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Curb RecordsNearly a year after the release of his debut album, Dylan Scott is offering his fans a deluxe edition of the record that put him on the map.

A lot has changed for the Louisiana native in the past twelve months. Right now, he’s enjoying his first top-five hit with “My Girl,” and the woman who he wrote the gold single about is now his wife. As if that weren’t enough, the couple is also expecting their first child.

The reissue adds three new songs to the thirteen tracks on the original album: “Can’t Take Her …read more

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Zac Brown invites you to his “Family Table” in Atlanta

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Shore Fire Media/Jimmy FontaineYou can add Zac Brown to the long list of country stars who run their own bars and restaurants.

The Georgia native will launch Zac Brown’s Social Club next year at Philips Arena, the home of the Atlanta Hawks. The “My Old Man” singer has long had a reputation as a culinary tastemaker, from hosting his pre-show Eat and Greets to owning a restaurant at one time on Georgia’s Lake Oconee.

“Food has always been a passion of mine…” Zac told NBA.com. “I love that food represents togetherness and gathering everyone around the …read more

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Brett Eldredge gets “Castaway” at the Ryman

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Atlantic/Warner Music NashvilleBrett Eldredge‘s third studio album won’t be out for more than a month, but he continues to give fans a sneak peek at his most personal record so far.

“Here’s the most honest song I have ever written,” the Illinois native tweeted on Friday, along with a link to the new video for the track, “Castaway.” The clip starts with Brett leaving Nashville honky tonk Robert’s Western World, and journeying across the alley to the back door of the famed Ryman Auditorium and onto the stage.

“Castaway” is one of four cuts you can download now …read more

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“Easy Come, Easy Go”: The $15K proposition that could land you next to George Strait in Sin City

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ABC/Image Group LA If you’ve got about $15,000 to throw around, the chances are pretty good that you could be living it up in Las Vegas with George Strait next month.

King George is auctioning off front-row seats for four people to see his “Two Nights of Number Ones” shows July 28 and 29 at T-Mobile Arena in Sin City. The winner of the Charitybuzz fundraiser will also get two hotel rooms at an MGM property, as well as a backstage meet-and-greet with the Country Music Hall of Famer.

The entire package is valued at $15K, with bidding …read more

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock George Strait first topped the country charts in 1982 with this track from his Strait from the Heart album. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Fool Hearted Memory.”

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