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Building a mystery: Dan + Shay seem to have a secret

ABC/Image Group LA Dan + Shay are up to something, but it looks like we’ll have to wait about a week to find out exactly what.

Tuesday afternoon, the CMA Vocal Duo of the Year nominees tweeted a black-and-white picture of the plus symbol that’s part of their logo, along with the date 1.10.18 — which is next Wednesday.

On the heels of a busy 2017, it seems likely that 2018 will bring the pair’s third record. Their sophomore album, Obsessed, came out in June of 2016, and featured the number ones, “From the Ground Up” and “How …read more

Chris Janson wraps up a banner 2017 with a gig with Garth

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ABC Radio There’s no denying the past twelve months have been good for Chris Janson: he grabbed his second #1 with “Fix a Drink,” released his sophomore album Everybody, and was personally selected by Garth Brooks to open the final North American date on his World Tour.

“2017 was a banner year, and an even better holiday season,” Chris reflects. “The show with Garth was a highlight no doubt. It was hands-down one of best crowds I’ve ever played to. It was a very welcoming and music-loving audience. Garth is a gem, and his staff is better than ever.”

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Keith Urban remembers those we lost in 2017 with a mammoth mash-up

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ABC/Image Group LA For the second year in a row, Keith Urban ushered in the New Year by playing Nashville’s free Music City Midnight celebration on December 31. He also continued a tradition he started in 2016, closing out the year by playing a medley dedicated to the musicians we’ve lost in the past twelve months.

The Aussie superstar started with “Black Hole Sun,” a tribute to Soundgarden‘s Chris Cornell, before seguing into Gregg Allman‘s “Midnight Rider” and Chuck Berry‘s ““Johnny B. Goode.”

The mash-up continued with Don Williams‘ “Tulsa Time,” Glen Campbell‘s “Wichita Lineman,” and Montgomery Gentry‘s “My Town,” an ode …read more

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Go NOW to Frei or Bergdahl’s to See and Register to Win a XT1 Enduro Series Cub Cadet Mower and Cart – Newest Prize!

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Marquette, MI  –  January 2, 2018  –  It’s a new year to win, and Great Lakes Radio is back with a brand new grand prize perfect for your home and lawn.  The XT1 Enduro Series 46″ Cub Cadet Mower is Bergdahl’s most popular riding mower and will be a great addition to your household. Bergdahl’s dropped […]

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“Shoot Me Straight”: New music from Brothers Osborne coming on Friday

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ABC/Image Group LA The first week of the New Year will bring us our first taste of new music from Brothers Osborne.

The reigning CMA and ACM Vocal Duo of the Year will release “Shoot Me Straight,” the lead single from their forthcoming sophomore album, on Friday. TJ and John leaked the first sample of the gritty, guitar-heavy track on their socials on Tuesday.

“Shoot Me Straight” is the follow-up to Brothers Osborne’s second top ten hit, “It Ain’t My Fault.” The siblings previously went all the way to #1 with “Stay a Little Longer” in 2016.

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock George Jones‘ final solo #1 came in 1984, with this track from the Ladies’ Choice album. Can you name it? ANSWER: “She’s My Rock.”

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Carrie Underwood tells fans “I might look a bit different” after 40-50 stitches to her face

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ABC/Image Group LAIn November, Carrie Underwood broke her wrist in a fall outside her home in Nashville, but on Sunday the singer revealed to fan club members that her injures were more extensive.

“There is also another part of the story that I haven’t been ready to talk about since I have still been living it and there has been much uncertainty as to how things will end up,” she wrote to fan on the club’s membership-only website on Sunday, reports Entertainment Tonight.

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockChris Janson will perform his new single, “Drunk Girl,” on NBC’s Megyn Kelly TODAY on Jan. 5.

Chris Young will launch his Losing Sleep World Tour in Indianapolis on Jan. 11.

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The world, and beyond: Garth Brooks envisions the next leg of his tour

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ABC RadioBy now, Garth Brooks should be more than a week into his long winter’s nap.

The six-time CMA Entertainer of the Year wrapped the North American leg of his World Tour Saturday, December 23 in Nashville. After that, he joked that he and wife Trisha Yearwood were headed home to sleep.

While Garth may be getting some much-needed rest these days, he’s also turning his attention to the “world” part of the trek — and that includes trying to bring the World Tour to the Emerald Isle, something he tried to do as far back as 2014.

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