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Listen now: Luke Combs readies new single, “One Number Away,” for country radio

ABC/Randy HolmesLuke Combs will release his third single, “One Number Away,” on Jan. 8. The follow-up to his previous back-to-back number-one hits “Hurricane” and “When It Rains It Pours,” on “One Number Away,” Luke finds himself in despair and unable to keep an ex off his mind.

Co-written by Combs, Robert Williford, Sammy Mitchell and Steven Andre Battey, “One Number Away” features Luke’s yearning vocals as he tries his best not to follow through with a phone call he knows he shouldn’t be making.

“I’m one number away from calling you/I said I was through but I’m dying inside/Got my head in …read more

From “Whiskey” to “Wine”: Carly Pearce releases new single

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ABC/Image Group LAHot on the heels of her first number-one hit with “Every Little Thing,” newcomer Carly Pearce has released her new single, “Hide the Wine.” Unlike “Every Little Thing,” “Hide the Wine” showcases the singer’s sassy side.

On the track, Carly sings about getting rid of anything that might make her lower her defenses when her ex comes back into town and shows up at her door. Among those things: wine — “the Two-Buck Chuck and the high-dollar good stuff too” — and “every one of them records that turn me on.”

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George Strait named 2018 Texan of the Year

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ABC News RadioGeorge Strait will be recognized as the 2018 Texan of the Year by the Texas Legislative Conference. The country legend will be celebrated on March 22 at the New Braunfels, TX Civic/Convention Center.

The prestigious honor has been given annually since 1974, and it’s previously been presented to former presidents, U.S. senators, congressmen and governors, among others.

“No one has done more than George Strait to raise awareness and funds for the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts,” Conference Chair Doug Miller, former Texas State Representative, says in a statement.

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Montgomery Gentry announce 2018 winter tour

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Average Joes EntertainmentMontgomery Gentry will return to the road in 2018 in celebration of the band’s 20-year anniversary and forthcoming album, Here’s To You. Aptly titled the Here’s to You Tour, the trek will be the first without Troy Gentry, who died in a helicopter accident earlier this year.

“I’m anxious to get back out on the road and play some new music for our friends and fans,” Eddie Montgomery says in a statement. “Next year marks the 20th anniversary of our band — we’ve got lots to celebrate and look forward to in 2018.”

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Garth Brooks earns first number-one in 10 years with “Ask Me How I Know”

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ABC/Image Group LAGarth Brooks celebrates his first number-one song in over a decade with the success of “Ask Me How I Know,” which lands atop both Billboard‘s Country Airplay and Mediabase charts this week.

“The first time I heard it, it was a great demo from a kid named Mitch Rossell,” Garth says in a statement. “And all you wanted to do when you recorded it was represent the song half as good as he did. Really happy this kid and this song is holding their own.”

Garth further explains that Mitch moved to town with “nothing but a dream.”

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The Cadillac Three – “Dang If We Didn’t” 103-FXD Song of the Day

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The Cadillac Three – “Dang If We Didn’t” 103-FXD Song of the Day

Marquette, Michigan – December 4th, 2017 – The Cadillac Three – “Dang If We Didn’t” is your new music add and song of the day for this Friday on 103-FXD! The Cadillac Three – “Dang If We Didn’t” is a powerful new song and can be heard today on 103-FXD. #1 in NEW Country – […]

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CRS 2018 New Faces Show lineup announced

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ABC/Image Group LAThe Country Radio Seminar has revealed its lineup for the annual New Faces Show Monday, and it’s an impressive one. Lauren Alaina, Luke Combs, Midland, Carly Pearce and Michael Ray have been named CRS New Faces for 2018.

The annual showcase will be held Feb. 7 at the Omni Hotel in Downtown Nashville and will close out the three-day seminar, which aims to educate and promote ideas and business practices in the country music industry. It’s sponsored by the Academy of Country Music and St. Jude Children’s Hospital and will include performances by each of the five artists.

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital launches new campaign with help from country stars

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St. Jude Children’s Research HospitalSt. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has launched a nationwide campaign called THIS SHIRT SAVES LIVES, and some of the biggest names in country music are helping to raise awareness.

Artists including Brett Eldredge, Brothers Osborne, Cassadee Pope, Chris Janson, Chris Young, Cole Swindell, Darius Rucker, Dustin Lynch, Hunter Hayes, Jake Owen and Jon Pardi are taking part. So are Josh Turner, Kelsea Ballerini, Kip Moore, Lee Brice, Luke Bryan, Maren Morris, Rascal Flatts, Scotty McCreery, and Thomas Rhett, among others. All have joined the campaign by sporting the grey t-shirt in hopes to create a powerful …read more

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Luke Bryan schedules “Good Morning America” performance for “What Makes You Country” release

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(ABC/Image Group LA)Luke Bryan is set to release his sixth studio album, What Makes You Country, on Friday. He’ll celebrate the new project with a special performance on Good Morning America on Dec. 8 live from the Opry City Stage in New York City.

The “Light It Up” singer will be the first artist to perform at the brand new Opry location, which is a four-level live music and dining venue in Times Square. He’ll follow his GMA appearance with a visit to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon later that evening, and will return to The Ellen DeGeneres Show on …read more

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/ThinkstockForty years ago this week, this song by Dolly Parton began a five-week run at #1 on the Billboard country chart. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Here You Come Again.”

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