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Carrie Underwood Cleans Up as “Dirty Laundry” Tops the Chart

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Arista NashvilleThe song may be called “Dirty Laundry,” but Carrie Underwood is certainly cleaning up, as the tune becomes the 25th #1 of her career, topping the Mediabase airplay chart this week.

The fourth single from her Platinum-selling Storyteller album is also its fourth #1, following in the footsteps of “Smoke Break,” “Heartbeat,” and “Church Bells,” which garnered Carrie a Best Country Solo Performance nod at next month’s Grammys.

The American Idol winner is also up for Favorite Female Country Artist at Wednesday night’s People’s Choice Awards. Carrie competes against Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Kelsea Ballerini …read more

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ON TODAY’S SHOW: Fishing and Trail Report from Big Bay, and Copper Country Fishing and Snowmobiling Report

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Marquette, Michigan – January 17, 2017 – The legendary Joe Cram joined us from Cram’s General Store in Big Bay to pass along ice fishing reports for Lake Independence.  We talked about the perch bit as well as pike and walleye.  We also talked about the conditions on the two main snowmobile trails between Marquette […]

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Sports are Dumb

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Marquette, Michgian – January 17, 2016 – If you happened to check it out back in October, I wrote a blog post about my visit to Lambeau Field for the Cowboys vs Packers game.  It was a great time with good friends, and the Cowboys won. So when the Packers defeated the Giants in the […]

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Dolly Parton Participates in a “9 to 5” Reunion at This Year’s SAG Awards

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ABC/Image Group LALily Tomlin presented Dolly Parton with the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at the CMAs last November, and now it’s time for Dolly to return the favor.

Dolly will reunite with her 9 to 5 cohort Jane Fonda to give their other co-star the 53rd SAG Life Achievement Award at the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

You can watch as the stars of the beloved female-centric comedy from 1980 are together again, when the The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards air Sunday, January 29 at 8 p.m. ET on both TNT and TBS.

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ACM Awards Move to a New Home in 2017

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Academy of Country MusicThe ACM Awards are moving to a new home in 2017.

For the first time ever, the annual show from the Academy of Country Music will originate from the new T-Mobile Arena in the ceremony’s longtime home of Las Vegas. The trophies will be passed out live on Sunday, April 2 starting at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

Tickets for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards go on sale to the general public January 26 at 10 a.m. PT via axs.com.

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Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood Set to Sing at the Grammys

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ABC/Image Group LAKeith Urban and Carrie Underwood are the first country artists set to perform at the Grammys next month on CBS.

Both Keith and Carrie are nominees, competing against each other for Best Country Solo Performance for “Church Bells” and “Blue Ain’t Your Color.” Keith’s also nominated for Best Country Album for Ripcord, while “Blue…” is up for Best Country Song as well.

So far there’s no word on whether the two might perform their CMA-nominated track, “The Fighter,” together. Though its yet to be released in the states as a single, it’s already been a hit Down Under, where Keith …read more

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Country Star Trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock This hitmaker’s unusual first name comes from his maternal great-grandmother’s surname. Can you guess the Arizona-born singer? ANSWER: Dierks Bentley.

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Garth Brooks Says He “Left It Up to Karma” to Decide Whether to Sing at the Trump Inauguration

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ABC/Ida Mae AstuteGarth Brooks confirms that his longtime friend and inaugural organizer Steve Wynn approached him about singing at President-elect Donald Trump‘s ceremonies later this week, but ultimately, he “left it up to karma,” to decide what to do.

In the end, the addition of three new concerts on his Cincinnati, Ohio run meant he wouldn’t be able to play the festivities in Washington, D.C. anyway.

“I’m going to tell you, with this whole presidential thing, we’ve got one going out, pray for him and his family. And for the president going in, pray for him and his family to guide …read more

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Thomas Rhett Proves He’s the “Star of the Show,” Extending His 2017 Home Tour Before Its Start

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Photo Courtesy of The Valory Music Co.Thanks to multiple sell-outs and fan demand, Thomas Rhett is expanding his 2017 Home Team Tour before he ever plays the first date.

“It’s unreal that we’re adding dates before we’ve even had a chance to get started,” TR says of his first trek as a headliner. “It’d be impossible to pick which part of the tour I’m most excited about, but I can’t wait to get back out there. We’re going to make sure every last person at the show has a good time.”

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Nashville Notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Little Big Town surprised students from Ohio’s Wadsworth High School Friday, as they dropped in on the kickoff of the 4th Annual Music in Our Schools — Music Inspires Tour at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort Performance Hall in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Easton Corbin will once again be a brand ambassador for Kretschmar Premium Deli Meats & Cheeses in 2017.

Lonestar‘s Michael Britt and Dean Sams will attend Wednesday’s People’s Choice Awards, where the band is up for Favorite Country Group. You can watch the fan-voted show starting at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.

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