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Coming soon to your living room: Five decades of memorable moments from the CMA Awards

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Time LifeFor the first time ever, you’ll soon be able to own the most memorable performances from five decades of the CMA Awards.

The Country Music Association is partnering with Time Life to offer a 10-DVD collection that includes 127 history-making appearances from country music’s most prestigious awards show. You should start seeing the infomercial for the set soon, with CMA Awards Live: Greatest Moments 1968-2015 arriving at retail early next year.

Included in the package are a who’s-who of country royalty, from legends like Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, Barbara Mandrell, Buck Owens, and Kenny Rogers to modern-day …read more

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CMT Artists of the Year special to drop awards, turn show into “a night of hope and healing”

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CMTCMT’s annual Artists of the Year special will dispense with the trophies this year, in favor of a show designed to unite the music community and the country following the Las Vegas shooting, the California wildfires, and the recent devastating hurricanes.

The special will open with R&B singer Andra Day and Little Big Town performing Andra’s song “Rise Up,” followed by Andra, LBT and Lee Ann Womack performing “Stand Up for Something,” Day’s new collaboration with Oscar-winning rapper and actor Common.

In a statement, Frank Tanki, General Manager of CMT and TV Land, said, …read more

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock John Michael Montgomery first took this song to #1 in 1995, before the R&B group All-4-One scored a top-five pop hit with a cover later in the year. Can you name the song? ANSWER: “I Can Love You Like That.”

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Garth Brooks looks beyond the World Tour: “My retiring days are behind me…you’re gonna have to throw me out now!”

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ABC/Randy HolmesGarth Brooks takes the stage tonight to play the very first concert at Atlanta’s new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. More than 80,000 fans are expected for the biggest event yet at the new Georgia venue.

As 2017 comes to a close, Garth’s World Tour is winding down, but you don’t have to worry: the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year isn’t planning to disappear.

“I can tell you my retiring days are behind me,” he says. “I can tell you you’re gonna have to throw me out now. I’m so ready for this. The only thing that’s gonna change after December is …read more

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Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Drake, Chainsmokers, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd lead 2017 American Music Awards nominees

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Dick Clark ProductionsBruno Mars has a lot to like this morning. The “That’s What I Like” singer’s earned a leading eight American Music Awards nominations, including Artist of the Year, Favorite Male Pop/Rock and Soul R&B Artist and more. It’s all on the strength of his 24K Magic album, which also earned nods for favorite Pop/Rock and Soul/R&B album.

Ed Sheeran, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd and The Chainsmokers are tied with the next-most nominations, at five each.

Nominees in six of the top categories were first announced by R&B singer Ciara on ABC’s Good …read more

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The show must go on: Jason Aldean resumes his They Don’t Know Tour for the first time since the Vegas tragedy

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ABC/Image Group LA Thursday night in Tulsa, Jason Aldean plays his very first concert since his set at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas was interrupted by gunfire.

Over the nearly two weeks since the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history, Jason has paid tribute to the 58 people who lost their lives by opening Saturday Night Live with the late Tom Petty‘s “I Won’t Back Down,” and returned to Vegas to visit with some of the nearly 500 who were injured.

Tonight at Oklahoma’s BOK Center, the They Don’t Know Tour rolls on. The trek is named after …read more

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Garth Brooks will play Newark, New Jersey’s Prudential Center for the first time on Saturday, December 2. Tickets for the show with Trisha Yearwood go on sale Thursday, October 19.

Lee Brice‘s 2012 album, Hard 2 Love, was certified platinum by the RIAA during the month of September.

You can check out newcomer Jillian Jacqueline‘s new video for “Sugar and Salt” on YouTube. It’s one of nine tracks included on her debut EP, Side A.

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ON TODAY’S SHOW: Bear, Deer, Fishing, and Color Reports from the Copper Country and U.P. Waterfall Reports

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Marquette, MI  –  October 11, 2017  –  We finally got a chance to hear from the Copper Country! We tracked down Richard from Northwoods Trading Post in Hancock to give us the update from the Keweenaw. The fall colors are coming in nicely up there and Richard gave some great reports on bear, deer, and […]

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Friday night with The Chief: AUDIENCE rolls out two Eric Church specials

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ABC/Mark LevineEven though Eric Church doesn’t have any dates scheduled until sometime next year, you can still spend your Friday night taking in a show by The Chief…in fact, you can check out two, thanks to AUDIENCE Network.

AUDIENCE kicks off two hours of Eric’s music on Friday night, with a backstage look at his most-recent Holdin’ My Own Tour starting at 8 p.m. ET.

“When you make a new record, critics are the mouthpiece to say, ‘Hey, go buy this record!’” Eric reflects in the promo for the show. “And that’s so backwards to me. Your biggest mouthpiece are the fans.”

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“What If” Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina ended Sam Hunt’s 34-week-run at #1?

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RCA NashvilleAfter 34 weeks at the top of Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart, Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road” has finally slipped to #2 — but it actually took two artist to dethrone it. Former schoolmates Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina have taken over the #1 spot with their duet, “What Ifs.”

“All I can say is ‘Thirty-four weeks, Sam Hunt? Damn.’ I’m happy to get in there,” Kane told Billboard shortly after finding out the news.

Kane’s platinum single is featured on the deluxe edition of his self-titled debut album, which adds four new songs …read more

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