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Keith Urban revisits the “Golden Road” that led to the Grammys 60th anniversary

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ABC/Paula LoboThe Grammys are gearing up to celebrate their 60th birthday, and Keith Urban will lead the country charge to throw them a party.

The Aussie superstar will join the likes of Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Bruno Mars, Paul McCartney, Ed Sheeran, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, U2 and more for a two-hour behind-the-scenes special next month.

Grammys Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special will take you inside some of the institution’s most famous moments, like Aretha’s surprise opera performance at the 40th Grammys, as well as the unexpected passing of Whitney Houston in the days leading up to the 2012 show.

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“You Should Be Here”: As Cole Swindell celebrated a #1 and played an outdoor show, he was thinking of Vegas

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ABC/Image Group LA Tuesday in Nashville, it was a time for both celebration and contemplation, as Cole Swindell marked his seventh #1 in a row, “Flatliner,” with a party at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge.

Later in the evening, Cole was to headline the concert marking the legendary honky tonk’s 57th anniversary. He admitted the open-air stage, in the middle of Nashville’s famed Lower Broadway, was reminding him of the tragedy in Vegas.

“I just know that this is what we do,” he said thoughtfully. “You know, we write songs, we sing ’em… You know country music, this is our city, and we’ve all …read more

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Kenny Rogers will be inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame on October 24, prior to his farewell concert the next evening at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

The Oak Ridge Boys‘ seventh yuletide collection, Celebrate Christmas, is available now at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations across the U.S.

Luke Combs, William Michael Morgan, Jamie O’Neal, Halfway to Hazard and newcomer Ben Gallaher will join Tracy Lawrence for his Third Annual Mission: Possible Turkey Fry Concert Tuesday, November 21 at Music City’s Wildhorse Saloon. Last year’s show raised more than $135,000 for the Nashville Rescue Mission. The concert …read more

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Coming soon: Lauren Alaina’s feature film debut to premiere on CMT next month

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ABC/Lou RoccoIt’s been quite a year for Lauren Alaina: She’s poised to soon have her second #1 with “What Ifs,” her duet with Kane Brown, on the heels of “Road Less Traveled,” which made it to the top spot back in April.

The American Idol alum also starred in her first feature film, a semi-autobiographical romantic comedy that shares its title with her first chart-topper. This November, you’ll be able to see it on CMT.

In Road Less Traveled, Lauren stars as Charlotte, a successful singer/songwriter who travels back to her rural hometown of Harmony, Tennessee, to plan the perfect wedding. As …read more

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Chris Stapleton – “Either Way” 103-FXD Song of the Day

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Marquette, Michigan – October 11th, 2017 – Chris Stapleton – “Either Way” is your new music add and song of the day for this Wednesday on 103-FXD! Chris Stapleton – “Either Way” is a powerful new song and can be heard today on 103-FXD. #1 in NEW Country – 103-FXD and WFXD.com! Be sure to […]

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“Best Part of Me”: Lee Brice strips it down for an organic, very personal fourth record

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Curb RecordsLee Brice‘s self-titled fourth album, which comes out November 3, just might be his most personal recording yet.

“To me, being real was everything,” the “I Don’t Dance” hitmaker says. “I wanted to put a little piece of everything about me, everything I am on this record. No two songs are about the same things, but somehow it all hangs together.”

For the fifteen-track project, Lee took a back-to-basics approach, co-writing eleven of the songs and co-producing it himself.

“This album I wanted to be a real organic thing,” he explains. “I play 99% of the lead guitar, my band’s on it… …read more

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ON TODAY’S SHOW: Scott Cormier Talks Smallmouth Bass Fishing and Richard P Smith Covers Bear Hunting and Baiting in the U.P.

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Marquette, MI   –  October 10, 2017  –  Today we caught up with semi pro bass fishermen and sales manager at Hilltop RV, Scott Cormier. Scott joined us to talk about fall smallmouth bass patterns and fishing tactics to hook that big one this season! Click here to listen to Part 1 of my interview with […]

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UPtoberfest 2017 Returns to Escanaba for 12th Annual Beer Festival

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Marquette, MI  –  October 10, 2017  –  UPtoberfest is one of the U.P.’s largest wine and beer festivals. Held on the beautiful lakeshore in downtown Escanaba, MI, UPtoberfest is back for it’s twelfth year. The festival brings breweries, meaderies, and wineries from all over Michigan to participate. Escanaba’s Homebrew Club, the Bay de Noc Brewers […]

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“I felt compelled to sing those words”: The story behind Vince Gill’s emotional duet with Maren Morris on “Dear Hate”

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Rick Diamond/Getty Images for The Country Music Hall Of Fame & MuseumEven though he’s a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, with multiple number-ones and numerous awards to his credit, Vince Gill has often said that the spotlight has never really been that important to him. That makes his response to Maren Morris‘s new song “Dear Hate” even more impressive.

The CMA Female Vocalist of the Year nominee wrote the song two years ago after the Charleston, South Carolina church shooting, and sent it to Vince, asking if he’d add guitar and harmonies.

“I was so moved I did something …read more

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We’ve Got Tyler Farr Tickets for Tomorrow’s Shopping Show, Learn How You Could Win:

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Marquette, MI  –  October 10, 2017  –  We have a big giveaway on our shopping show tomorrow morning. Join Major Discount for another exciting show as we give away pairs of tickets to see Tyler Farr at the Island Resort and Casino! When you spend $109 on the shopping show you’ll be eligible for this […]

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