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Michael Ray and his labelmates are taking an Opry field trip to New York City

ABC/Image Group LA The Grand Ole Opry will be taking a little bite out of the Big Apple this September.

The Opry, Southwest Airlines and Warner Music Nashville are partnering to put on three “Circle in the City” concerts, just as they did last fall.

Newcomer Devin Dawson will open the series in Bryant Park next Wednesday. He recently cracked the top-40 for the first time with his debut single, “All on Me.”

Michael Ray and Morgan Evans continue the music on Thursday — Michael’s two number ones, “Kiss You in the Morning” and “Think a Little Less,” sure to be part of …read more

Listen now: You know about Thomas Rhett’s “Life Changes,” but now you can hear it

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Valory Music Co. The release of Thomas Rhett‘s third album, Life Changes, is still a week away, but you can check out the title track now at EOnline.com.

“I wrote ‘Life Changes” about what is going on in my life at this very exact moment,” the “Unforgettable” singer told E! News. “I felt like it was the perfect title track for the album. In the past year there have been so many dramatic and beautiful changes that I’ve experienced, from becoming a father not once but twice, to reaching some major milestones in my career as an …read more

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ON TODAY’S SHOW: Dog Training, Grouse Outlook, and Opening of Teal and Goose Season

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Marquette, MI  –  August 31, 2017  –  Walt Noa gave us some dog training tips to accomplish before season opener on September 15th.  He also gave us a grouse outlook based on his network of hunters across the U.P. Click here to listen to Part 1 of my conversation with Walt Noa from Black Duck […]

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock Sixteen years ago this week, this four-time Entertainer of the Year moved from Leesburg, Georgia to pursue his dreams of a country music career in Nashville. Can you name him? ANSWER: Luke Bryan.

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Working man blues: The “real man work” Dylan Scott’s glad he left behind

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CurbAs Labor Day approaches, it’ll be Dylan Scott‘s first one as a bona fide country star: he scored his first #1 with “My Girl” this summer. But in the years leading up to his success on the country chart, the Louisiana native was certainly no stranger to hard work.

“My first job, I was 15 years old and I was cleaning boat carburetors,” Dylan recalls. “That’s what I did. All day long, clean a boat carburetor, and just pray that the motor ran when I got done with it.”

As he grew up, Dylan worked his way through a handful of other …read more

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Little Big Town will be inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame during a special ceremony September 14 in Nashville’s Walk of Fame Park.

Zac Brown narrates On a Mission: Atlanta Rising, a profile of Atlanta Falcons’ owner Arthur Blank, this weekend. You can watch it at 2 p.m. ET Saturday on NBC.

John Anderson returns to the road this Sunday after being forced to take some time off in August due to medical issues. He’ll play the Hollywood Casino & Resort Gulf Coast in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi.

The Kentucky Country Music Association recently honored native son John Conlee …read more

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Thomas Rhett admits he’ll be on the edge of his seat during Monday’s CMA noms

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ABC/Mark LevineThe countdown is on to the big reveal of this year’s CMA nominees. Dustin Lynch, Brothers Osborne and Lauren Alaina will unveil the contenders for the 51st Annual CMA Awards Monday on ABC’s Good Morning America. And Thomas Rhett admits the big announcement makes him nervous.

“It’s nerve-wracking!” he laughs. “It’s really nerve-wracking watching those nominations. And then when you actually do get nominated, then all you do is sit there and you’re like, ‘So I’m in the category with him? That means I’m automatically gonna lose that award.’ There are just so many talented people in our genre.”

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Justin Moore will be Hell on a Highway on his upcoming tour

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The Valory Music Co. Justin Moore is mapping out his life for the next six months or so, as he sets out on the Hell on a Highway Tour this fall.

Dylan Scott will open the trek, which launches October 13 in the newcomer’s home state of Louisiana. Justin and Dylan will hit more than 40 cities before wrapping at the end of April in Knoxville, Tennessee.

This is Justin’s fourth time out as a headliner, following his American Made trek with Lee Brice. The new tour takes its name from a song on Justin’s Kinda Don’t Care album. His new single …read more

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It’s high-fives for Chris Young on social media, after Vince Gill invites him into the Opry family

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Chris Hollo/2017 Grand Ole OpryCongratulations poured in for Chris Young on social media, after Country Music Hall-of-Famer Vince Gill surprised him Tuesday night with an invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry.

“Pumped to have you in the Opry family, Chris Young! Well deserved, man!” Darius Rucker tweeted. The “For the First Time” singer will celebrate his fifth anniversary as a member with an appearance on the Opry September 20.

In addition to well wishes from Steve Wariner and Rascal Flatts, Joe Don Rooney reached out …read more

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ON TODAY’S SHOW: Marquette County Fishing Report and the Last Chance Walleye Tournament

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Marquette, MI  –  August 30, 2017  –  Today, Nick at Superior Outfitters gave us the low down on the area rivers and streams.  We talked about trout fishing and steelhead and salmon reports. Click here to listen to Part 1 of my interview with Nick from Superior Outfitters Click here to listen to Part 2 […]

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