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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/19
The Eli Young Band had a scare on January 17th when their tour bus caught on fire.  Fortunately, no one was hurt.  The band shared a post on Instagram, "Our bus caught fire tonight right outside of Topeka, KS. We've lost more than a bus here....

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/19
Blake Shelton was the big winner at last night's People's Choice Awards.  He won Favourite Male Country Artist and the all-genre Favourite Album award.  Carrie Underwood took home the Favourite Female Country Artist and Little Big Town was named...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/18
As part of the Give a Note Foundation's 2017 Music In Our Schools Tour, Little Big Town surprised students from Wadsworth High School in Ohio during their Disney Performing Arts workshop at a Disney resort on Friday. They shared their experiences...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/18
Chris Lane is going to appear on his favourite show, The Bachelor, on Monday to help Nick Viall find the woman of his dreams.  Chris will perform his new single, "For Her", during a one-on-one dinner date.  The episode will air this Monday (Jan...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/18
Who does Blake Shelton call when he has a song go to number one?  His mom.  Blake found out yesterday that "A Guy With a Girl" took top spot on Billboard's Country Airplay chart and the first thing he did was call the woman who raised him.  He...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/18
Garth Brooks says that the decision to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration was left up to karma.  "We said if Cincinnati goes two weekends instead of one, of course we are out," Garth explains.  "Sure enough, Cincinnati did five shows, two...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/17
Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban are some of the performers that have been announced for the 2017 Grammy Awards.  The news was revealed with a commercial that aired during the NFL playoffs Sunday night.  They are both nominated for awards: Keith...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/17
Dierks Bentley couldn't settle on a leading lady for his new video for "Black", so he turned to his wife, Cassidy, for help.  "I had the idea of putting my wife in the video, which is totally taking her out of her comfort zone, but I just...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/16
The Zac Brown Band announced on Friday that they will be releasing a new album in May and they will hit the road for a new tour.  Their album, "Welcome Home", will drop May 12th and they have said that this album will take them straight back to...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/16
He was almost 2 weeks late this year, but Dierks Bentley kept his 15 year tradition alive and plunged into a 36 degree lake.  He said that because he was 13 days late, he would do a minute for every day he was late.  And he did, Dierks managed to...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/16
Jake Owen has pledged his love to seafoam green in a new video.  It features Maren Morris' boyfriend Ryan Hurd and YouTubers Austin and Colin, who did the rapping in the song.  Chase Rice even makes an appearance to dump seafoam green paint on...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/13
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are getting an exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.  Their display will open November 17th and will run until May 13th of next year.

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/13
Eric Church was recently surprised by a few members of the Jack Daniel's team with a one-of-a-kind bar and his own personalized whiskey barrel.  They gave it to him as a thank you for his ongoing support of the brand.  Eric and his crew have a...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/13
Justin Moore and his family have added to their family with two Great Dane puppies that they have named Johnny and June.  To announce the news, he posted a picture that shows the puppies cuddled up in the back seat of his car.

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/13
Congratulations to Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman, her husband Stephen and their daughter Daisy on the newest member of their family.  The couple adopted a baby girl they have named Dolly Grace.

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/12
Jake Owen recently found out that his friend, NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick, will be naming a baseball park after him.  Kevin surprised his friend at the Kevin Harvick Dinner, Auction and Concert in December, by announcing that the Kevin Harvick...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/12
Blake Shelton has been announced as one of the performers at the 2017 People's Choice Awards.  He is also nominated for three awards at the show: Favourite Male Country Artist, Favourite Male Artist (all-genre) and Favourite Album.  Blake was...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/11
Last week, Keith Urban's Blue Ain't Your Colour topped three Billboard Charts, including Billboard Country Airplay, Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Song Sales.  This week, the song sits at the top of the Country Streaming chart.  Sitting at...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/11
Ronnie Dunn says he surprised a lot of people when he decided to get a tattooo a few years ago.  When he came home with the word "cowboy" in big lettering on his forearm, everyone who knew him was stunned.  He says he would have been voted most...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/11
The 2017 Grammy Nominees Album is full of country stars, including Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett, Tim McGraw, Sturgill Simpson and Brandy Clark.

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