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Jam with Jon Pardi and Ashley McBryde this winter in Hawaii

BMIIf you happen to be in Maui on December 1, you’re invited to hang out with Jon Pardi.

The ACM New Male Vocalist of the Year will headline this year’s Nashville’s “How I Wrote That Song” show during the BMI Maui Songwriters Festival. Jon will be joined by newcomer Ashley McBryde, as well as tunesmiths Lee Thomas Miller, Heather Morgan, Wendell Mobley and Luke Dick.

The songwriters will take turns telling the stories behind hits they’ve written for the likes of Brett Eldredge, Brad Paisley, Trace Adkins, and Jamey Johnson during the tenth annual jam session at Hawaii’s Wailea Beach Resort Marriott …read more

Happy Halloween, Win Easton Corbin Tickets – Our Treat!

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Marquette, MI  –  October 31, 2017  –  Happy Halloween! We’re saving our treats for tomorrow’s Great Lakes Shopping Show with Major Discount. While we don’t have candy to give away, we have “A Thing For you” that we think you might just like. When you call in during tomorrow’s show and spend $100, you’ll get […]

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The Major Was Live For the Last Day of the No Tricks, Only Treats Sale at Frei Chevy

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Marquette, MI – October 31, 2017 – The snow certainly didn’t spook the community this Halloween! The turn out for the Frei Chevrolet final day of No Tricks, Only Treats Sale had the dealership showroom packed. This fang-tastic Halloween themed sale celebrates Truck Month with special 0% interest on 72 month 2017 Silverado leases. Frei […]

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I love a parade: Kelsea Ballerini takes a bite out of the Big Apple on Turkey Day

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ABC/Image Group LA For the second year in a row, it looks like Kelsea Ballerini will be spending Thanksgiving Day in the Big Apple.

The “Legends” hitmaker is set to perform on The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS Thursday, November 23, starting at 9 a.m. ET. The three-hour telecast will be anchored by Entertainment Tonight‘s Kevin Frazier and Keltie Knight, and will also include numbers from the Broadway musicals Waitress and Come from Away.

Of course, the parade also will feature parts of New York City’s most famous Turkey Day tradition, the 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Kelsea sang on NBC’s …read more

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An insomniac’s dream? Chris Young takes “Losing Sleep” to #1

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RCA NashvilleNow that Losing Sleep has emerged at #1 on the Billboard country albums chart, maybe Chris Young will be able to get a little rest.

“I’m excited to have Losing Sleep debut at #1,” says the man whose title track is also in the top 15. “While I co-produced my last two albums, this is the first record where I co-wrote every song. It’s been amazing to have such great response to the new music, and I’m looking forward to playing it live on tour starting in January.”

Losing Sleep sold 39,000 equivalent album units in its first week, enough to …read more

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Invasion of the 90’s redneck zombies: How Brothers Osborne can commit to a costume

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ABC/Lorenzo BevilaquaWhat’s not to love about Halloween? For Brothers Osborne, it’s the one day a year you can get away with almost anything.

“Literally, you can dress up like a zombie and drag your foot behind you all day and make weird noises,” T.J. says. “And everyone finds that completely acceptable.”

T.J.’s actually remembering one of his brother John‘s more impressive costumes.

“One year I dressed up as a ’90s redneck zombie with a mullet wig and an Alan Jackson denim coat,” John explains. “I never once broke character. That’s part of the thing… you can actually not break character and get away …read more

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock These two legends are the only siblings ever to win the CMA Female Vocalist of the Year trophy. Can you name them? ANSWER: Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gayle.

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Lady Antebellum, Nashville‘s Charles Esten, newcomer Brandon Ray and guitar god Peter Frampton all helped Musicians on Call raise $260,000 during its 10th anniversary celebration last week at Nashville’s City Winery.

The performing rights organization SESAC will honor Kenny Rogers with its Legacy Award November 5 at the Nashville Music Awards at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Dierks Bentley headlines the Thursday, November 2 Nashville House Concert at Music City’s War Memorial Auditorium.

Merle’s Meat + 3 Saloon and the Merle Haggard Museum are both set to open in Nashville in the summer of 2018. The projects are …read more

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Chris Stapleton and wife, Morgane, expecting twins

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ABC/Image Group LALooks like congratulations are in order for Chris Stapleton and his wife of 10 years. The pair are expecting twins.

Morgane Stapleton made the announcement on Instagram Monday posting an image of herself and Chris and writing, “14 years, 2 babies, & 2 more on the way. Happy 10 year anniversary babe! You make my whole world go round.”

The Dallas Observer notes that Chris actually spilled the beans over the weekend during a concert Saturday night at Dallas’ Starplex Pavilion. “She’s the mother of my two kids, and …read more

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Big Bird, backwards: Eric Church’s hilarious Halloween wardrobe malfunction

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ABC/Mark LevineEric Church might just be the last person you’d ever expect to see walking around in a Big Bird costume. But that’s exactly what happened his first year of college, as he and a group of friends went searching for costumes to wear to Halloween on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

“We end up finding…some hole in the wall place,” he recalls, “but they had the full costume, Sesame Street outfits. The real deal. The real ones, feathers and fur. We were Elmo, Cookie Monster and I was Big Bird, and Big Bird was the actual Big Bird. …read more

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