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Garth says YouTube is 'The Devil'


Garth Brooks is known for his stance against digital media. We were even confident here at KKAJ that his latest album title, "Man Against Machine" was a direct feeling toward technology.
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Trace Adkins kicks off Christmas Tour


Trace Adkins hasn’t written his letter to Santa yet, but he has been thinking about Christmas. Especially since his Christmas tour is kicking off tonight in West Point, N.Y.
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Frankie Ballard will not jump out of a plane for No. 1 'Sunshine and Whiskey'


Frankie Ballard just notched his second straight No. 1 song with “Sushine & Whiskey” and now has to figure out some appropriate way to celebrate the milestone. While his Warner Music labelmate Brett Eldredge does high-adrenaline stunts like jumping out of airplanes, Frankie says he prefers buying “fancy s--t.”
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Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Carrie Underwood and Brett Eldredge set to perform on


Not only did Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Carrie Underwood and Brett Eldredge score nominations for the new American Country Countdown Awards, these finalists have also signed on to perform at the inaugural event taking place Dec. 15 in Nashville.
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Tickets for Garth Brooks live in Tulsa now on sale


With Garth Brooks announcing tour dates one city at a time, there's no telling where his next location might be, or if he'll even be in the neighborhood again during his travels. So Oklahoma residents, Tulsa may be your one shot!
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Main Street Trick or Treat/KKAJ Costume Contest 2014


The little Goblins and Ghouls turned out in force for the 2014 KKAJ Costume Contest and Main Street Ardmore Trick or Treat.

LIVE ON AIR: Win and Wade Bowen in the morning


Our own Win Patton took a phone call from the one, the only, Wade Bowen on Tuesday and talked a little bit of shop, new album, new music, new Wade, and got a little preview of what will come for our Black Friday Bash coming Nov. 28.
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LIVE ON AIR: Voice Contestant Craig Wayne Boyd on the air with Win Patton


Despite not watching The Voice, our own Win Patton still appreciates talent when he hears it. And when he got a chance to talk with Craig Wayne Boyd, a contestant on the NBC show, he jumped at the chance.
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Kenny Chesney shares intimate new song 'Til It's Gone'


Kenny Chesney took the stage at Athens, Georgia’s historic Georgia Theater to share a surprise night of music – classics, covers and new songs – with the No Shoes Nation.
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Josh Abbott comes clean with new 'Tuesday Night' EP


He hasn’t completely given up tacos and beer, but Josh Abbott made a lot of healthy changes before the release of the Josh Abbott Band’s Tuesday Night EP. And, according to Josh, they were much needed.
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2014 AMA nominees announced


Nominees for the 2014 American Music Awards were announced on Good Morning America today (Oct. 13). The Artist of the Year category was expanded to 10 nominees this year, including a bid for country crooner Luke Bryan, who will face some stiff competition against fellow nominees Beyoncé, Pharrell Williams and Katy Perry, among others.
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Junior Brown debuts 'Breaking Bad' spinoff song


Any Breaking Bad fans out there?
Well, for those that love Saul and all his sleezy lawyer antics, get ready for some excellent news regarding his upcoming spinoff series.
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Women destroy Paisley in new video for 'Perfet Storm'


Apparently, a lot of women are destroying a lot of men just by wearing T-shirts. That's the impression I get watching Brad Paisley's new video for "Perfect Storm" which premiered Tuesday.
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Carrie Underwood sets 2014 record with 'Something in the Water' release


We all knew Carrie Underwood's new single was a special one that was going to leave quite an impression on the hearts of all her fans, but I don't think anyone realized just how strong that mark would be.
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Tim McGraw sits on top for 15th time


Country music icon Tim McGraw claimed his 15th No. one album debut on the Billboard Country Albums chart this week with the release of Sundown Heaven Town(Big Machine Records). The multi-platinum selling artist’s latest chart-topper received high praise from critics, while his new single, “Shotgun Rider,” shoots up the charts.
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Garth breaks his own record... again


Garth Brooks has beaten his own personal record for tickets sold in Florida. The record was previously set during his five shows played from Feburary 27th through March 4th in 1997 at the Jacksonville Coliseum. Those 56,243 paid admissions broke Elvis Presley’s 1975 record. Garth has now surpassed that number and is still selling.
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Fans, family happy to see Randy Travis out and about


Randy Travis has made a rare public appearance since having a stroke last year. KXII-TV reports Randy and his fiancee’, Mary Davis, showed up to the Four Rivers Outreach fundraising banquet in Denison, Texas, on Thursday.
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Florida Georgia Line announce 'Anything Goes' special edition at Target


Florida Georgia Line’s forthcoming sophomore album, Anything Goes, due out Oct. 14 on Republic Nashville, is certainly a big moment for the breakout duo with all the expectations that follow the kind of success they’ve experienced.
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Tim McGraw focuses on what's important in 'Sunday Heaven Town'


Tim McGraw’s latest album may be titled Sundown Heaven Town, but fans are no doubt ready for sunrise on Tuesday, Sept. 16, when the collection hits stores.
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The Bacon Brothers debut '493 Miles' off '36 Cents' album


When he's not running from Graboids or dancing in an abandoned warehouse, Kevin Bacon is still a busy man. Since 1995, he's been performing with his brother, Michael Bacon, in a group... The Bacon Brothers.
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Garth Brooks brings daughter on stage for final Chicago show


When Garth Brooks took the stage for his final Chicago show on Sunday night (Sept. 14), there was one more rookie in his backing band. She was in a red plaid shirt, skinny jeans and tan booties with her dark hair pulled back in a ponytail. She looked like a teenager because she is a teenager. His teenager.
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Charlie Daniels hosts fundraiser for the Journey Home Project


Charlie Daniels, always known as one of the industry’s most charitable stars, hosted a benefit dinner at the Palm restaurant in Nashville, Tuesday night (Sept. 9), to support the Journey Home Project, an organization founded by Charlie this year.
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Tearful Underwood tearfully accepts Special Achievement Award


Carrie Underwood shed a few tears Tuesday night at the ACM Honors ceremony in Nashville during an evening that also included acceptance speeches from Ronnie Milsap, Rascal Flatts and Kris Kristofferson.
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Miranda Lambert leads nods for CMA Awards


Once again, Miranda Lambert leads the pack of CMA Awards nominees. With nine nods this year, the "Automatic" singer ties her own record for the most of any female artist in the 48 year history of the awards.
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IN THE KKAJ STUDIO: Jon Wolfe


Jon Wolfe absolutely CRUSHED a exclusive performance of his potential new single, "This Singin' Thing."
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IN THE STUDIO: U.S. Rep. Tom Cole


U.S. Representative Tom Cole stopped by the Southern Oklahoma Radio Center on Wednesday to discuss issues up in Washington D.C. while Congress is on break. He covered a number of topics with our News Director, Kevin Kerr.
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Trisha Yearwood announces deal with Sony


It was only a matter of time before this announcement came.
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Willie Nelson, Neil Young holding concert to draw support on stopping Keystone L


The general public is split on the topic of the Keystone Pipeline project, but Willie and Neil are strongly on the side of the Native Americans, and will have a concert in September to draw more support.
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Reba has her fans 'Pray for Peace' in latest video


We posted an article not too long ago where Reba was asking fans to submit their videos for her latest music video. Now, it's a finished product!
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Strait's final concert to be aired as CMT special, released as live album


Did you go see George Strait at his final show in Dallas? If not, then you still have a chance to catch it!
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Paisley leaks another song from NASA


Brad Paisley is going out of this world with his next single debut!
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Taylor Swift is now officially a pop artist with upcoming album


Taylor announced her fifth album yesterday, and FINALLY declared herself a pop artist. *GASP!*
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Country Stars taking the ice bucket challenge for a good cause


Videos are popping up all over featuring Luke Bryan, Chase Rice, Dierks Bentley and other stars dumping buckets of ice water over their heads.
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Swift brings style, skill to 'The Giver'


Taylor Swift is back on the silver screen in The Giver, which premiered in New York City on Monday night (Aug. 11). Wearing a lovely, dual-toned gown by Monique Lhuillier, she walked the red carpet at the Ziegfeld Theater, posing for photos with co-stars Brenton Thwaites, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush and Cameron Monaghan.
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BLake Shelton to be featured on Streisand's duets album


Barbara Streisand announced her duets album recently and made it official this morning as to who might be on the album, and includes one of our favorite country artists!
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Kacey musgraves announces 'Same Tour Different Park Trailer' tour schedule


She’s already toured with Lady Antebellum, Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss and a slew of fellow Texas artists and she’s just started as the opener on Katy Perry’s Prismatic World Tour, but Kacey Musgraves isn’t wasting any time announcing her first headlining tour.
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Is Taylor Swift teasing a new album?


Taylor Swift has revealed plans for a live streaming event that will take place Aug. 18, but fans are still in the dark about exactly what she's planning.
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Luke Bryan sets Gillette Stadium record


Luke Bryan broke the attendance record for a single-day country music concert at Gillette Stadium near Boston on Sunday night (Aug. 10) with more than 60,000 fans in attendance.
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Country music takes home awards at Teen Choice Awards


Unless you have young children, you probably didn't catch the Teen Choice Awards last night. Regardless, if you watched or not, Country music did represent well, bringing home four awards.
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LeAnn Rimes is back with new music, new show


When LeAnn Rimes returns to the spotlight, she does it in a big way. Not only is her new reality TV show, LeAnn & Eddie, airing weekly on VH1, but she has returned to the music charts as well with the release of her new remix album. 
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Big & Rich releasing new album in September


Saddle up your horses. Big & Rich are riding back into your city.
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Florida Georgia Line racks up Platinum, Gold certifications


Florida Georgia Line continue to rack up stunning platinum certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America.
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Blake pays homage to home with upcoming album


By now you've heard that Blake Shelton has a new album coming out in September. But one of the coolest parts (so far) is the cover.
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Danielle Bradbery is taking your cover song requests


For the next six weeks, Danielle Bradbery is taking requests on her Vevo channel for what songs her fans would like to hear her cover.
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Jake Owen to host 8th Annual ACM Honors


Jake Owen has been announced as this year’s host for the 8th Annual ACM Honors, an event that recognizes members of the country music community—both celebrities and executives—with musical tributes and special presentations.
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Urban pens plea for historic downtown preservation in Nashville paper


Keith Urban has written an editorial advocating the historic preservation of country music landmarks.
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'Roller Coaster' is role reversal for Luke Bryan and his guitar player


For nearly 20 years, Michael Carter has been playing Luke Bryan's songs. And now Byran is singing one of Carter's.
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You can live where Garth did... in Malibu... for a lot of money


Garth is about to hit the road for his first World Tour in a decade or so, and his wife, Trisha Yearwood will most likely be joining him. So what would the couple need with their Malibu home while they're on the road?
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Taylor Swift performing on this year's MTV VMAs


ENews! is reporting that Taylor Swift will be performing at this year's MTV Video Music Awards!
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Miranda Lambert making film debut in comedy


Miranda Lambert might be moving into the world of Hollywood acting. Deadline Hollywood released an article yesterday saying Lambert is collaborating on a female comedy script called "Something in the Water," penned by Trey Fanjoy, a noted country music video director, and screenwriter Cindy McCreery.
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Kellie Pickler getting animated in her next gig


Kellie Pickler can sing like bird, dances like a ballroom champion (because she is one) and no doubt is going to be perfect in her next venture -- voicing a character in VeggieTales, the wildly-popular children's animated series.
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Garth Brooks announces Atlanta as second city on World Tour


Garth Brooks has confirmed Atlanta as the second city of his world tour with a Sept. 19 concert scheduled at the Philips Arena.
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Toby Keith tops Forbes list of top-paid country artists


Toby Keith tops Forbes magazine's list of country music's top-paid artists for 2014 with estimated earnings of $65 million.
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Sunday Night NEWs with Win Patton


Help us program our radio station by picking which new songs and artists we play on KKAJ! Click for details.
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How does Miranda Lambert travel? In Style!!


Miranda Lambert has gutted the inside of her trusty ole tour bus and transformed it into a cottage on wheels just in time for her Platinum Tour. 
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Keith Urban councert results in numerous alcohol-related incidents


Keith Urban is such a remarkable entertainer, you just wouldn’t want to miss a second of one of his shows. But that’s exactly what dozens did during his Saturday (July 26) show at Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Mass., near Boston.
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Brad Paisley leaks preview for 'Moonshine in the Trunk'


Brad Paisley kept his fans entertained on Saturday night (July 26)—and not just the ones at his concert in North Dakota. Before hitting the stage, Brad took to his Twitter page to leak a short YouTube video of two-second clips of each song from his forthcoming Moonshine in the Trunk album.
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Timm McGraw reveals tracks for 'Sundown Heaven Town'


Tim McGraw is just weeks into his new Sundown Heaven Town Tour, and he is now ready to give fans even more.Tim has revealed his forthcoming new album, Sundown Heaven Town, will be released on Tuesday, Sept. 16.
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Garth sells out 10 shows in Chicago in three hours


Tickets for Garth Brooks' comeback tour went on sale Friday morning (July 25). As expected, what started as an onsale date for just one show -- the first stop on his worldwide tour on Sept. 4 in Chicago -- quickly turned into a ticket frenzy for 10 concerts. An estimated 180,000 tickets were sold in less than three hours.
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Blake boots Lambert for top album spot


Blake Shelton is probably serving his wife, Miranda Lambert, breakfast in bed this week to ease the sting of his Based on a True Story knocking her Platinum off the top of Billboard's country albums chart.
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Blake does 'Blake' at Wrigley Field


Blake Shelton was just being himself. That may have been bad news for the Nashville executives who booked his Saturday night show (July 19), but it was very well-received news for the capacity crowd at Wrigley Field.
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Gene Autry Rodeo names 2014 Rodeo Queen


Last week, we had the Gene Autry Rodeo Queen Candidates in the KKAJ studios for some insight into what made them love one of Oklahoma’s favorite sporting events. All three candidates went through the ringer selling tickets and collecting votes, and this morning we have a winner.
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Shania gets big Vegas honor


Shania Twain has been drawing raves for her Las Vegas production, Shania: Still the One, since the show premiered in December of 2012 at Caesars Palace. Now, she's received an official honor for...
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Tim McGraw: What really happened in Atlanta


There's a new video circulating of Tim McGraw trying to defend himself when a fan reaches out and grabs him during a concert. But the headlines that say things like "Tim McGraw Slaps a Fan" seem to have it all wrong.
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Keith Urban hologram mall tour hits Australia


Keith Urban might not get as much time as he’d like to spend with his fans in Australia, but now, thanks to a new hologram, things are different. Fans Down Under can now see Keith perform his latest single, “Somewhere in My Car,” virtually.
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Brett Eldredge cleebrates No. 1 'Beat of the Music' with a shark dive


Brett Eldredge found another unique way to celebrate a No. 1 hit. To mark the occasion of “Beat of the Music” hitting the top spot, he dove into shark-filled waters off the coast of the Bahamas, Wednesday (July 16).
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Little Big Town joins the new album wagon, announcing 'Pain Killer'


We believe music can be therapeutic, but medicinal? Maybe! We’ll find out on Oct. 21 when Little Big Town releases their new album, Pain Killer.
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Jerrod Niemann found his way into Garth's kitchen


Richie Brown was the biggest Garth Brooks fan Jerrod Niemann ever knew. They went to college together in Texas, and Niemann told me Brown would always tell him -- and anyone else who was listening -- I'm gonna write with Garth Brooks someday."
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Garth Brooks' comback tour will start in Chicago


On Monday afternoon, Garth Brooks revealed his comeback tour will kick off in Chicago, then this morning, he revealed it begins Sept. 4 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., just about 15 miles northwest of downtown Chicago.
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Carrie Underwood's 'Sound of Music Live,' 'The Voice' land Emmy noms


Carrie Underwood's 'The Sound of Music Live' and 'The Voice,' which features country music superstar Blake Shelton, both got Emmy nominations over the weekend, which puts country music right at the forefront of modern television.
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Garth Brooks announces new music, partnership with Sony, addresses world tour, I


True to his word, Garth Brooks is returning to the music business following a more than decade-long retirement from both touring and recording new music.
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Loretta Lynn to received Lifetime Achievement Award from Americana Music Associa


Loretta Lynn will add another honor to her career list when she receives the Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting from the Americana Music Association. The award will be presented at the association’s 13th Annual Honors & Awards ceremony, presented by Nissan, Sept. 17 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
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Dierks' Miles & Music brings him back to earth


For months now, Dierks Bentley has been high in the sky. His "Drunk on a Plane" has been taking off and climbing higher and higher on the country charts. But now it's time for Bentley to get down to work on his Miles & Music for Kids charity concert and motorcycle ride on land.
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Carrie Underwood performing with Jay Z, No Doubt, fun., others in free festival


Carrie Underwood, Jay Z, No Doubt, fun., the Roots and Tiesto will perform in New York's Central Park on Sept. 27 during the third annual Global Citizen Festival. The free event is part of a campaign to achieve a world without extreme poverty by 2030.
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IN THE KKAJ STUDIO: Kayla Adams


Win Patton had up-and-coming artist Kayla Adams in the KKAJ studios this morning and had a great time interviewing her.
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Lambert receives praise for recent weight loss, song writing


Miranda Lambert is turning heads lately with her music and her figure.  The Automatic singer has worked hard to lose weight and fans are definitely noticing.
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Brett Eldredge releases 'Mean to Me'


It's a big week for Bret Eldgedge, and now he's release audio for his ultra-romantic song 'Mean to Me."
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Did Shania Twain kill Mark McGrath?


Let me get this straight. Mark McGrath, lead vocalist of the '90s rock band Sugar Ray, once did a duet with Shania Twain. And now he's saying that country music is where pop stars go to die.
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Eldredge, Wynonna karaoke with ACM Lifting Lives Music campers


Brett Eldredge can remember being part of the ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp a couple of years ago as primarily a songwriter, before garnering No. 1 hits like “Don’t Ya.” Wednesday night, Brett once again participated in the camp, but this time as a better-known singer and entertainer. Brett and Wynonna Judd joined the ACM Lifting Lives campers for a fun evening of karaoke singing at Nashville club Winners Bar & Grill.
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Songs by Kenny chesney, Jake Owen to be featured in Broadway musical


For the first time in Broadway history, the New York Musical Theatre Festival is bringing country music’s biggest hits to the stage in a new production titled Somewhere With You.
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Trace Adkins inducted into Louisiana Music Hall of Fame


Trace Adkins has always sung the praises of his home state of Louisiana. This past Saturday, the state took its turn to honor its native son by inducting Trace into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
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Kip Moore calls out ticket scalpers


If you know anything about Kip Moore besides the fact that he’s a talented singer and songwriter, it’s that he’s as honest as the day is long. And his tolerance for things that are unjust or unfair, especially when it comes to his fans, is pretty limited.
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'Every couple has a song': You won't believe what Miranda and Blake's is!


Miranda Lambert recently did an interview with People Magazine for it's country special issue and went through a list of "Music that Changed Her Life." Most of them are just what you would expect her to have on her mp3 player... but her couple's song with Blake is WAAAAAY out there, yet so perfect for the two!
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Dierks Bentley takes on 'Chesney' role as tour headliner


Dierks Bentley is spending his summer on the road, headlining his RISER Tour. Although Dierks had played countless shows over the course of his career, he can’t remember ever having this much fun.
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Colt Ford wants fans to remix his song 'Crank it Up'


Did you ever hear a killer new song, but think to yourself, "I wish they would turn that electric guitar down and fiddle up," or "It would be cool if they brought the bass up and the drums down," or "I kinda hear a background singer, but it isn't loud enough"?
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Blake Shelton: 'Missing the Hell' out of Shakira and Usher


Blake Shelton has started filming the seventh season of The Voice. But he says it won't be the same without a couple of his fellow judges from last season.
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Kenny Chesney teases new song 'American Kids,' upcoming album


Kenny Chesney definitely deserved the yearlong sabbatical he took from the business, and we kind of suspected that when he came back, it would be with a bang.
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Miranda Lambert tops All-Genre album list for first time


It seems like all we've been putting up here lately has been about Miranda Lambert... but the woman has been crazy busy with the release of her latest album, "Platinum," which just happened to have taken the No. 1 spot on the all-genre Billboard Top 200 albums chart.
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'Darius & Friends' benefit concert/Celebrity Golf tourney raises $96,000


Darius Rucker returned to the stage of the Wildhorse Saloon in downtown Nashville on Monday, June 2 for his fifth annual “Darius And Friends” concert to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The concert, auction and golf tournament raised a combined total of $122,490 to help St. Jude provide the best care possible to children with cancer at no cost to their families.
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Lee Brice schedules new album, 'I Don't Dance'


Turns out, Lee Brice is a bit of a control freak. It’s OK, though. It means that his new album, "I Don’t Dance," will be worth the wait.
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Miranda Lambert celebrates 6th No. 1 single with 'Automatic'


Miranda Lambert wrote “Automatic” as a reminder to herself to slow things down, enjoy the moment and remember what it’s like to live more simply. Today, she’s enjoying some precious downtime at home, as the song becomes her newest Mediabase #1 single.
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Why Blake is doin' what Miranda Lambert likes


Right now, I think Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are probably floating around on Lake Texoma somewhere. Why? Because, just like his song says, he likes doin' what she likes.
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Gilbert, Bryan rack up platinum album certifications


Brantley Gilbert scored his first platinum album while Luke Bryan continued his collection of multiplatinum awards during the month of May, according to a report issued Monday by the Recording Industry Association of America.
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George Straight's Final Tour Stop comes with rules and regulations


Anticipation continues to rise for reigning ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year George Strait’s final tour stop at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas as the June 7 date approaches, but those attending the star-studded show will want to pack lightly for the event. Due to stadium security policies aimed at enhancing public safety, AT&T Stadium limits the size and style of bags allowed inside the 100,000-seat capacity venue.
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Rascal Flatts apologizes on TODAY for lip-syncing


OK, OK, so we all saw Rascall Flatts "perform" for the ACMs a while back, and we all are aware now that they were DEFINITELY lip-syncing. The guys took a lot of heat for it, but they FINALLY, OFFICIALLY apologized on the TODAY show the other day... and we gotta say, as long as they can back up what they tell us, then I think we can let this one slide.
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Carrie Underwood leads Linda Ronstadt Tribute


The Eagles' Glenn Frey introduced the tribute to Linda Ronstadt at the 29th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony that aired May 31 on HBO, but it was Carrie Underwood who really did the honors.
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WIN TICKETS to the Firestone 600


Click here for details on winning VIP Pit Pass and Victory Lane tickets to see the Firestone 600 Formula One race on June 7 at Texas Motor Speedway.
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2014 Corporate Fitness Challenge Standings


See the latest results in this year's Corporate Fitness Challenge benefiting Cities in Schools in Ardmore.
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Cassadee Pope has post-Voice advice for Jake Worthington


Cassadee Pope is no stranger to The Voice, which wrapped up Tuesday night on NBC. But what she wasn't accustomed to seeing was Blake Shelton on the losing end of things.


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Miranda Lambert gets the cover treatment of May's Women's Health magazine


Miranda Lambert looks stunning on the cover of Women’s Health, on newsstands now. Miranda has embraced several healthy changes that have led the singer to a startling body makeover and toned physique.
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Kristen Bell returning as CMT Music Awards host


This isn’t Veronica Mars actress Kristen Bell’s first rodeo. It’s her third! And that means she’s ready to take the reins and rope the CMT Music Awards all by herself.
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'Nashville Outlaws' Motley Crue tribute track list, album cover revealed


This bit of news appeals to both the country crowd and Motley Crue fans.... so pretty much everyone that likes good music.
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Luke Bryan is country's big winner at Billboard Awards


It’s always a good time to be Luke Bryan, but last night (May 18) was even better when Leesburg, Georgia’s favorite son spent a good bit of time on stage at the Billboard Music Awards nabbing dual performances and twin trophies.


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Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood perform 'Somethin' Bad' on Billboard Awards


Everything was good -- so very good -- when Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood put their voices together for "Somethin' Bad."
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Blake partners with Pizza Hut for new BBQ line of pizzas


Blake Shelton is an unabashed lover of good barbecue and pizza, so, appropriately, Blake is helping the Pizza Hut chain launch its new line of BBQ pizzas. Pizza Hut has named one of its three BBQ recipes, Blake’s Smokehouse BBQ, in Blake’s honor, based on his favorite ingredients and inspiration.
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Tim McGraw scolds fans for fighting in front of little girl


If you go to a Tim McGraw show, you better behave, especially if there are kiddos around. If you don’t, the “Truck Yeah” singer will put an end to it real quick, and he’s not afraid to use the microphone to let you know exactly how he feels.
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MIranda Lambert says it's crazy she'll be a museum exhibit


When she was a little girl, Miranda Lambert visited the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. And as of Friday (May 16), she’ll be an exhibit in that same museum.
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Trisha Yearwood advises 'Be Happy' during alma mater commencement


She’s one of country music’s favorite female vocalists, one of the Food Network's hottest personalities, she’s written two—count ’em, two—cookbooks and she’s Mrs. Garth Brooks, for crying out loud! What’s left for Trisha Yearwood?
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Taylor Swift's piano playing landed her role in 'The Giver'


OK, so there is a lot of buzz about Taylor Swift appearing in the next Meryl Streep movie, called The Giver, which comes out Aug. 15.
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Miranda Lambert announces Platinum tour


Everything’s coming up platinum for Miranda Lambert. She’s received, of course, a number of platinum-selling albums, and her upcoming new album bears the title Platinum. Now, it’s part of the name of her summer tour, which Miranda announced Tuesday.


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Hunter Hayes sets Guinness World Record


Multiple GRAMMY-nominee and now GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record-holder Hunter Hayes teamed up with ConAgra Foods to end child hunger and celebrate the release of his brand-new album Storyline this week by breaking the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record for Most Concerts Played in multiple cities in 24 hours.


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Chase Rice rolls into Top 30 with new single 'Ready Set Roll'


Country music maverick Chase Rice has been steadily building his brand with sold-out headlining shows and the successful release of his current EP Ready Set Roll in late 2013, but his career is reaching a new level as the title track makes its way up the country charts, entering the Top 30 this week on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs.


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Josh Abbot Band announces 'Summer of JAB' tour


The Josh Abbott Band welcomes in the summer of 2014 as they announce this summer as the Summer of JAB including an extensive tour schedule spanning the US including a 9 date West Coast Run.
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Kip Moore: 'Social media has become an open forum for A**holes'


Technology has afforded us many wonderful things, like the ability to communicate almost instantaneously with anyone around the world, or learn how to build a deck for your back yard, or even subscribe to a fancy cheese club. It’s amazing.
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Reba wants fans to record themselves praying for new video


Reba is asking for fans’ help to make a video for her new song “Pray for Peace.”
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Willie Nelson plans new album, 'Band of Brothers,' releases video for 'The Wall'


No one told Willie Nelson that you’re supposed to slow down when you reach your 80s, if not well before. The 81-year-old country legend has been remarkably productive over the last couple years, and has now announced Band of Brothers, a new album that will be out June 17.
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Jake Owen has guy tossed from show for hitting a woman


Jake Owen helped toss a guy who punched a woman fan in the face at the start of his show Thursday in Fort Wayne, Ind.
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Miranda Lambert leads noms in 2014 CMT Music Awards


It must be pretty great to be Miranda Lambert these days—every song she touches turns to gold, she has her own line of shoes and she may soon add to her mantel of trophies, as CMT revealed she is the most-nominated artist at the 2014 CMT Music Awards.
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Scotty McCreery robbed at college apartment


Country Weekly has learned that Scotty McCreery is safe after being involved in a home invasion and robbery in Raleigh, N.C., early yesterday morning.
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Brett Eldredge and Chase Rice surprise Billy Currington in Dress-up prank


If you put fun-loving guys like Billy Currington, Brett Eldredge and Chase Rice together on a tour, it’s only a matter of time before something wacky happens. Which it definitely did Saturday as Billy’s We Are Tonight Tour wrapped up in Ft. Smith, Ark.
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Darius Rucker pranks Corey Smith during 'I Love Black People' (video)


Brad Paisley is the one known for hilarious tour shenanigans, but Darius Rucker‘s most recent prank on country singer Corey Smith ranks up there with the best.
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Mel Tillis is eager to tour again after heart surgery


Following a stint in the hospital after emergency heart surgery in March, Mel Tillis is well on his way to recovery. His quadruple-bypass surgery occurred after Mel, 81, had been suffering from chest pains for several months. Once doctors discovered the problem, Mel was admitted to surgery and released a little more than a week later.
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Brantley Gilbert revs up for new album, 'Just as I Am'


Brantley Gilbert loves hopping on a high-powered bike just as much as pumping up a crowd at a concert. The “Country Must Be Country Wide” singer will be doing a bit of both as he literally revs up for his new album, Just as I Am, set for release May 19.
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Willie Nelson achieves martial arts milestone


(via CMT.com) -- I always wanted one of those fantastic T-shirts proclaiming "Don't Mess With Texas." Now I'm gunning for one that says "Don't Mess With Willie."
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'Nashville' stars delight the Windy City


They scrambled to buy tickets for the chance to get close to Deacon, Scarlett, Avery, Gunnar and Will. Yet, by the looks of the adoring sold-out crowd at Joe’s Bar in Chicago Friday night, they ended up falling in love with Charles, Clare, Jonathan, Sam and Chris.


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Blake tweeted out Adam Levine's actual phone number.... REALLY!


Blake Shelton knows how to stir up a little trouble, doesn’t he? Twenty minutes into the April 28 episode of The Voice on NBC, Blake apparently tweeted Adam Levine’s private phone number. We were a little skeptical if it was the actual number at first... but it turns out, he wasn't bluffing!
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LIVE IN THE STUDIO: Chance Anderson


The Chance Anderson Band was live in our studios on Friday and now we have the audio from his exclusive performance!
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Jo Dee Messina singing National Anthem at Kentucky Derby


Country music will be represented as usual this weekend during the 140th Kentucky Derby. Country star Jo Dee Messina has been summoned to sing the national anthem at historic Churchill Downs on Saturday, prior to the start of the high-profile event. Jo Dee’s performance will air live nationally at 4 p.m. as part of NBC’s extensive coverage of the event.
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Willie Nelson inducted into Austin City Limits Hall of Fame


Willie Nelson was the first performer on the TV show Austin City Limits back in 1974. And now he’s part of the first class of the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame.
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Eric Church opens war on ticket scalping


Eric Church is actively battling ticket scalping on his upcoming tour, including canceling orders for almost 1,000 tickets apparently purchased for resale to his Sept. 16 show in Minneapolis.
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New music from 'Nashville' to be released in May


A fourth volume of music from ABC's Nashville is on its way, according to Big Machine Records, which revealed the new collection’s track list on Friday.
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Kasey musgraves gets personal on 'Keep It to Yourself'


Kacey Musgraves’ latest single, “Keep It to Yourself,” may be her most personal.
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Krystal keith releases 'Daddy Dance with Me'


Show Dog-Universal recording artist Krystal Keith has one of the strongest voices in country music and one of the biggest viral wedding hits in recent memory with “Daddy Dance With Me.” Last year’s underground smash is now gaining a resurgence as her label is officially servicing the video to multiple outlets as the bridal season ramps up.
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Country Music Hall of Fame names 2014 Inductees


The Country Music Association announced that this year’s inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame are Ronnie Milsap, Hank Cochran and Mac Wiseman.
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Blake Shelton says Miranda Lambert is his life


During a visit to the Today Show with his fellow The Voice coaches, Blake Shelton denounced recent tabloid criticism of his union with Miranda Lambert.
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Dierks Bentley cheers on wife at Boston Marathon


Last week, country stars like Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney reminded fans to keep the Boston Marathon runners in their thoughts as they prepped for this year’s event, one year after the tragic bombing that killed three and injured more than 200 others.
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Singer Kevin Sharp dies at 43


Sad news on Easter Sunday, as singer Kevin Sharp died Friday night at the age of 43 from ongoing complications from past stomach surgeries and digestive issues, according to his website.
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Miranda Lambert continues quest to find homes for four-legged friends


Miranda Lambert may not be touring, but that doesn't mean she bored by any stretch of the imagination.
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Jerrod Niemann hits No. 1 with 'Drink All Night'


Jerrod Niemann recently scores his second career #1 song with “Drink to That All Night.” The debut single from Niemann’s new High Noon album, “Drink to That All Night” was penned by Derek George, Lance Miller, Brad Warren, and Brett Warren, and has also become a fan-favorite as a music video, amassing more than 1.7 million views to date on VEVO.
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Cowboy Troy goes West(ern) with 'King of Clubs'


You may not realize it the first time you listen to Cowboy Troy’s new album, King of Clubs. You may not even get it the second time, but pay close attention to the song “Giddy-Up.” It’s a definite play on the theme song of the classic Western TV series Rawhide. And as much as the song is a party anthem, it also has a sweet personal meaning to Troy. 
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Hank Williams unreleased music surfaces in The Garden Spot programs, 1950


Omnivore Recordings will soon release the full-length version of The Garden Spot Programs, 1950, featuring 24 performances, unheard for 64 years, from country music legend Hank Williams. Rescued from obscurity, these shows originally aired more than six decades ago; The Garden Spot Programs, 1950 collects material from the four episodes now known to exist. Due out May 20, 2014, the set follows the release of Omnivore’s collectible 10” vinyl Record Store Day EP sampler.
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Martina McBride back on top with 'Everlasting'


Martina McBride's Everlasting will debut this week at No. 1 on Billboard's country albums chart, at least temporarily interrupting the dominance of two blockbuster albums -- Luke Bryan's Crash My Party and Florida Georgia Line's Here's to the Good Times.
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Glen Campbell moved to health care vacility


Glen Campbell has been moved into a health care facility following a three-year battle with Alzheimer's disease.
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Swon Brothers make debut at Grand Ole Opry


The Swon Brothers, made their Grand Ole Opry debut on Saturday, April 12th, to a packed Opry house. The sibling duo took the stage in their signature style and immediately went into a dialogue about how honored they were to be on that hallowed stage and how they had always dreamed about it.
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Ronnie Dunn pushes ahead on second solo album


Ronnie Dunn's second solo album, Peace Love and Country Music, offers fans 14 forward-thinking tracks from the former Brooks & Dunn frontman.
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Justin Moore doesn't want to 'tick anybody off with political talk


Yes, Justin Moore has strong opinions on politics. No, he won’t talk about them—not in public, anyway.
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Nancy Jones plans memorial for anniversary of George Jones' death


It’s hard to believe it’s been almost a year since country music lost one of its greatest and most legendary voices—George Jones. And while his passing was marked with an all-star tribute concert last November with Alan Jackson, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Vince Gill, Eric Church, Charlie Daniels and more, George’s widow, Nancy, has something more intimate planned to mark the one-year anniversary of his passing.
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Songwriter Jesse Winchester dies


Jesse Winchester, a popular singer and prolific songwriter, died at his home in Charlottesville, Va., Friday morning (April 11), at age 69 following a battle with cancer. His music blended folk, country and blues and he found his greatest success as an artist in the folk music genre.
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We're saying 'I Do' with Drankmore


These people are saying 'I Do' with Drankmore on April 12! Read their stories and why this was the perfect thing for them!
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New music coming from Lee Ann Womack this year


Lee Ann Womack has signed a recording contract with Sugar Hill Records and Welk Music Group, with a new album ready to release in September 2014. The news was revealed by Hollywood Reporter April 9. Previously, Lee Ann was signed with MCA Nashville but parted ways with the imprint in 2012.
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Lke Bryan leads country noms at Billboard Music Awards


With seven nominations in six categories, Luke Bryan tops the list of country artists nominated at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. The announcement was made Wednesday (April 9) on ABC's Good Morning America.
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Casey Donahew Band nabs real-life robber in 'Standoff' after show


Life imitated art recently for The Casey Donahew Band, who portrayed a band of wronged six-gun defenders in the Spaghetti-Western themed video for the song “Whiskey Baby,” from the band’s latest CD, “Standoff.” The guys caught a bandit trying to make off with member Steve Stone’s Yeti cooler that was in the back of his truck after a show, and swiftly apprehended the culprit.
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Kacey Musgraves and Kanye West to play same festival


The last time Kanye West shared the stage with a country artist, it didn’t go so well. But that’s not stopping Kacey Musgraves from being the only country artist on a festival at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park in August.
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Rascall Flatts admits to lip-synching at ACM Awards


Social media blew up with negative comments during the Rascal Flatts performance of “Rewind” at the ACM Awards, such as “Are those guys lip synching???”
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2014 ACM performances


The ACM Awards were ALL about the performances last night, going nearly a full hour before the first award was given out. So we have compiled videos from ALL of last night's performances, just in case you missed'em.
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MIranda Lambert, Geroge Straight take home top honors at ACM Awards


The 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held last night in Las Vegas, as usual kept the focus on the music with an abundance of performances from country music’s biggest stars. We also found out the show will move locations to Dallas for its 50th year, and throw down at AT&T Stadium, where the Cowboys play. 
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LIVE INTERVIEW: Aaron Einhouse


Win Patton had Aaron Einhouse in the studio Thursday morning and talked about recording his latest album at the Boo Hatch in Ada, and who all was involved in the process. (Warning: name drops imminent!)
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Johnny Cash scores his 10th No. 1 Country album


Even in death, Johnny Cash is a force, and fans continue to buy his albums in droves.
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Tim McGraw announces new album and special online promotion


Tim McGraw is riding a red-hot rocket with his fun-loving tune “Lookin’ for That Girl.” The song is headed for Tim's new album, Sundown Heaven Town, which he is set for a Sept. 16 release.
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TICKET GIVEAWAY: "Look At You" Selfie giveaway for the Duck Commander 500


We're giving away two tickets to the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 6 and two passes to the TMS Rockin' Roundup pre-race concert event featuring Big & Rich and Cowboy Troy! Click to find out how you could win!
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Register to win FREE TICKETS!


Do you want to win free tickets to upcoming concerts?
Click and find out how!
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Blake Shelton breaks Brad Paisley's record with 11th straight No. 1


The ACM awards aren’t until Sunday night (April 6), but show co-host Blake Shelton is already a winner.


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Jerrod Niemann unveils new nonprofit charity


Jerrod Niemann has unveiled his new nonprofit charity, Free The Music USA (FTMUSA), dedicated to collecting used instruments and giving them to children in need.
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Bliranda? Nope, just Blake and Miranda


Miranda Lambert is happy she and her husband are just known as Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton.
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Kip Moore: 'I'm gonna offend some people'


Kip Moore shocked a few people in the video for his song “Young Love,” and it was merely by doing something millions of people do every day. Right at the start, Kip exits a vehicle and takes a long drag off a lit cigarette.
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Blake Shelton and Shakira join ACM performance lineup


As you might expect, anticipation is building for the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 6.


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Brantley Gilbert takes Polar Bear plunge after friends challenge him to


Don’t double dog dare Brantley Gilbert if you don’t wanna see it get done. His buddies back home in Georgia sent him a challenge to take a polar plunge in supercold water. And Brantley, according to a YouTube video, was up for the challenge.
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'Medicine' by Shakira and Blake Shelton finds its way onto the Internet


Shakira's new album dropped on Tuesday and on it, is the track "Medicine" featuring Country superstar, Blake Shelton. While no official video or audio has been released, the track has already found its way onto the internet with lyric videos and covers. This is one of those lyric videos featuring the new song.
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Trace Adkins and wife Rhonda divorcing


Trace Adkins’ wife of 16 years, Rhonda, has filed for divorce from the country singer. The news comes after a tough few months for Trace, which included a stint in rehab for alcohol abuse and the death of his father.
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Miranda Lambert's weapons of mass production?


Miranda Lambert feels clothing should be practical — though not in the way most of us might think. She jokes that she leans towards “things that can also be used as a weapon.”   Meaning she likes to have items dotted with studs or things that, as she put it, “might could also hurt someone with if you needed to.”
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Dan Rather hosts the Grand Ole Opry


The Grand Ole Opry is bringing in the big guns to help them with their extended 40th anniversary celebration, and that included bringing Dan Rather in as special guest announcer Friday night.
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IN THE STUDIO: 23 1/2 Hours video


We had the Carter County Health Department in our studios this morning and Kristi Combs, who is with "Shape Your Future, Oklahoma," brought to our attention a video called "23 1/2 Hours" by Dr. Mike Evans.
It offers basic knowledge on the single best thing we can do for our health.

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Miranda Lambert releases video for 'Automatic'


Miranda Lambert has released a video for her song "Automatic!" Click here for the video!
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Urban, Lopez doing a duet?


Are Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez doing a duet? Not yet, but I think Jennifer Lopez is now considering it.
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George Straight was turned down by every major label in Nashville


Strange but true: George Strait came to Nashville in 1977 in a Dodge cargo van, but he didn’t have a song on country radio for another four years.
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DJ FOR A DAY: WIn's biggest fan hangs out with him in the studio


Win Patton recently had his biggest fan in the studio with him, Ty Stahlbusch, and not only did Ty get to watch Win do what he does best in the morning, but he got to do a little DJ work himself!
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Johnny Cash's great-niece ID'd as murder victim


The victim found murdered in an incident in Tennessee’s Putnam County has been identified as Courtney Cash, the great-niece of country legend Johnny Cash. She was found dead on Wednesday morning, March 19. The man who lived with her, whose name has not been released, was injured in the incident and taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.
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Blink, and you'll miss Taylor Swift in 'The Giver' trailer


The trailer is out for the movie The Giver, the one in which Taylor Swift plays the Giver’s daughter, Rosemary. But you better pay very close attention to see Taylor, as she’s in there for only a split second.
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KKAJ EXCLUSIVE: In the Studio with Clare Dunn


Win Patton recently had country artist Clare Dunn in the KKAJ studios and talked with her about what she enjoys most about her career, her new music, writing and driving a silage truck to make money.
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Chris Young debuts video for 'Who I am With You'


Check out Chris Young‘s new music video for “Who I Am With You.”
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Brad Paisley offers to write song for Justin Bieber


Looks like Brad Paisley is having as much fun with British reporters as he does with the ones back in the States. During a press conference in London, Brad offered to write a life soundtrack song for Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus. Sort of.
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Brantley Gilbert announces third album, "Just as I Am"


Good news, Brantley Gilbert fans: The long-awaited follow-up to the singer’s Halfway to Heaven album is on its way. Titled Just as I Am, the collection is due May 19 and contains lead single “Bottoms Up,” which recently hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart and has racked up more than 650,000 downloads.
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Is Blake bringing back the mullett?


Now that The Band Perry is assisting Blake Shelton’s team on NBC’s The Voice, country music’s resident “hair band” is making suggestions of the coach as well.
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Grand Ole Opry kicks off 40th year celebration


The Grand Ole Opry celebrated 40 years of country music at the Grand Ole Opry House Saturday evening (3/15) as the newest members of the Opry, Old Crow Medicine Show, led the cast in a show-opening performance of Opry patriarch Roy Acuff’s “Wabash Cannonball.”
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Frankie Ballard scores first No. 1 song with 'Helluva Life'


It has been a helluva ride for country guitarist-singer Frankie Ballard, who tops both the Mediabase Country Chart and Billboard Country Chart this week, with his smash “Helluva Life.” Ballard’s fastest rising single to date has earned him his first ever #1 single, with nearly 400,000 digital copies sold.
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Say 'I Do' with Drankmore


You know that song you've been requesting like crazy on KKAJ? The one by Drankmore?
Wanna get married to it WITH THE BAND? Click for details.
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KKAJ EXCLUSIVE: On the Phone with JoDee Messina


Our own Win Patton was on the phone with Country icon JoDee Messina Wednesday morning talking about her new album "Me," particularly the first single, "A Woman's Rant!"
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Eric Church, Lady Antebellum and others added to ACM Awards lineup


With the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards quickly approaching, more and more performers are being added to the all-star lineup. Eric Church, Toby Keith and Lady Antebellum with Stevie Nicks are the latest acts to be named as performers on the show, which takes place at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena.


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Eli Young Band scores first No. 1 Country Album


Gotta wonder if the Eli Young Band got drunk last night: The guys landed their first No. 1 country album with their third major-label release, 10,000 Towns.


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Carrie Underwood surprises guests at the Fur Ball in Oklahoma


Over the weekend Carrie Underwood made a surprise visit during the Oklahoma Alliance for Animals (OAA) Fur Ball benefit. The non profit helps raise funds and awareness for the humane treatment of animals.
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Taylor Swift takes humorous appraoch in 'For Your Consideration' video


Taylor Swift has a number of nominations for the Academy of Country Music Awards on April 6th. It's apparently tradition to make a "For Your Consideration" video in the weeks leading up to the awards to thank voters and supporters, as well as give an extra little push and plea for them to win. This year, Taylor made a somewhat silly video.
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Details emerge on Shakira, Blake Shelton duet, 'Medicine'


The wait is over! Details on the Blake Shelton/Shakira duet are finally here. The country-pop tune called ‘Medicine’ will be featured on the Colombian’s upcoming album, set to drop later this month.
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Video for Johnny Cash's 'She Used to Love Me a Lot' being released


Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is proud to announce the premiere of the official music video for “She Used To Love Me A Lot,” a recently discovered Johnny Cash recording included on the upcoming, unreleased Cash album Out Among The Stars(Columbia/Legacy). Directed by renowned filmmaker John Hillcoat (The Proposition, The Road, Lawless), the four-minute video captures the unwavering legacy of Cash, paying homage to one of the most iconic artists of all time.
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Terri Clark releasing new album funded by her fans


Terri Clark’s PledgeMusic campaign to fund her next studio album with fan contributions surpassed its goal in less than a month! In a thank you note to her fans you can hear the excitement about this highly anticipated new album.
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Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney get top two spots on Music Money Maker list


Country music stars have captured the top two spots on Billboard’s annual all-genre Top 40 Money Makers list.
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Trisha Yearwood didn't back out of SeaWorld gig to make a statement


Unlike Willie Nelson and Martina McBride, Trisha Yearwood didn’t back out of her gig at SeaWorld to make a statement about it’s treatment of their prized Orcas. In fact, it was quite the opposite. Trisha tells Broadway, that she backed out because she didn’t have enough facts to make on.


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Stars aligning for ACM Awards


The ACM Awards are less than a month away, and the stars are busy rehearsing and gearing-up for the giant party in Las Vegas. Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton are particularly excited.
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Mel Tillis recovering after heart surgery


Country Music Hall of Fame member Mel Tillis is recovering and feeling well following heart surgery in Nashville over the past weekend. Mel’s daughter Pam issued a statement assuring fans that her dad is in good condition:


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New Miranda Lambert album is 'Heavy Metal'


Don’t let the metallic-sounding album title, Platinum, fool you. Sure, she’s one edgy country singer, but Miranda Lambert isn’t about to go rock ’n’ roll on us. “Platinum is my hair color, and my wedding ring, and the color of my Airstream and the name of one of my favorite beers,” she says. “It’s about a lifestyle.”
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Swon Brothers continue their trip "Around the Sworld"


The Swon Brothers brought their hot debut single, “Later On,” all the way to Russia for a performance on NBC’s Today show during the Olympics, and the brothers celebrated the journey with their fans, posting photos and video of their adventure on their Swon-styled website, AroundTheSworld.com. Now, Zach and Colton are delivering more worldwide fun as they share their experiences in Mexico beginning today as special guests on labelmate Jerrod Niemann’s High Noon Adventure at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya.
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Shelton, Lambert, Urban among eight ACM Awards performers


Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, The Band Perry and Keith Urban are the first artists confirmed to perform at this year's ACM Awards in Las Vegas.
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KKAJ EXCLUSIVE: On the Phone with Win Patton - Kevin Fowler


Kevin Fowler just released a new album, "How Country Are Ya?" and helped us out on Monday with Free Music Monday just recently.
On Thursday, Win Patton had Kevin on the phone who talked about being a "proud papa" with this new album.
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Corey Smith joining Darius Rucker after KKAJ Spring Jam


Touring sensation Corey Smith will join forces with Darius Rucker beginning April 10th in Morgantown, WV, as he will open select dates for the singer’s 2014 True Believers Tour. Before the run, Smith will stop through Austin, TX, to perform during the famed annual SXSW festival on March 12th, at Rowdy’s Saloon and in Davis for the KKAJ Spring Jam featuring MIke Ryan and Shady 580.
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Country music gets dramatic - and occasionally Brittish - for the Opry


Yes, the Grand Ole Opry is the most iconic institution in country music and should, thusly, be taken quite seriously. But even the folks at the Opry have a sense of humor, and they have more than proved it with a contest challenging country music fans, artists and radio personalities to interpret favorite country songs in a “dramatic reading.”
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Granger Smith mourning sudden passing of his father


Sad news out of the Granger Smith camp this morning. Granger los his father suddenly last night and has canceled all shows through the weekend.
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LIVE IN THE STUDIO: The Rusty Brothers Band


Win Patton had some special guests this morning in the KKAJ studios and not only did he get an exclusive interview, the guys played for us too.
Check out his interview with The Rusty Brothers Band from Wednesday morning.
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Keith Urban drops his own line of shirts


You know those funky, vintage T-shirts that Keith Urban wears all time? Now you can wear them, too.
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Taylor Swift granted restraining order from stalker claiming to be her husband


Taylor Swift has been issued a restraining order against Timothy Sweet, who claims to be the country singer’s husband. According to TMZ, Timothy has contacted Taylor numerous times, threatening harm against anyone who stands in the way of his love for Taylor Swift.
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Toby Keith announces 'Shut-up & Hold On' tour


On Monday, with the help of some fans, Toby Keith announced his Shut Up & Hold on 2014 Tour. The dates will kick-off in May and go through summer with more dates to be announced.
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Brad Paisley receives Distinguished West Virginian Award


This past weekend Brad Paisley completed the last dates on his “Beat This Winter Tour presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store” with shows in Ft. Wayne, IN, Dayton, OH and Charleston, WV.  Special guests on the tour have been Chris Young, Danielle Bradbery and Dee Jay Silver.
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David Nail throws fuel on his creative Fire


David Nail feels like a brand new person -- although he won't actually say why.
For his third album, the smooth singing Missouri native is happy to cultivate a bit of mystery. Even its title, I'm a Fire, leaves room for the imagination.
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TV's 'Archer' debuts character's new country career with full album


If FX’s animated spy-jinks series Archer had a secret code name this season, it’d be Double-O Outrageous. Especially with the revelation that fan favorite Cheryl has changed her name to Cherlene in order to launch—you guessed it—a country music career.
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David Nail honors Glen Campbell on new record


When you pick up David Nail’s new album, I’m a Fire, this week, you might be pleasantly surprised to find a cover of the Glen Campbell classic “Galveston” among the tracks. But for David, the decision to include the iconic tune was a no-brainer.
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Check out girl didn't recognize Paslay when he bought his album at the store


Like most new artists, Eric Paslay headed to the store to buy a copy of his debut album when it came out. Like many new artists, the cashier didn’t recognize him.


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George Strait to receive Pickens Sportsman Award


George Strait will be in Dallas on Thursday to receive the T. Boone Pickens Lifetime Sportsman Award from Park Cities Quail.
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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: KKAJ Country Boy Mardi Gras Highlights


So you missed Saturday's Country Boy Mardi Gras at The Arbuckle Ballroom. No big deal, right? WRONG! For the crowd that attended, it was an unbelievable show by Jeff Allen, Granger Smith, and of course, Earl Dibles, Jr.!
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Time off is tough to come by for Eli Young Band


Fans of course know that Texas-based Eli Young Band (Mike Eli, James Young, Jon Jones and Chris Thompson) has long been one of the busiest live acts in country music, spending a majority of their time on the road since forming. Now that both Mike and Jon are fathers, they’re having to reevaluate that approach, but with their new album, 10,000 Towns, hitting stores this Tuesday, March 4, time off is not in the cards right now.
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Blake and Miranda buy home outside of Nashville


Nashville has two more country singers who can call themselves Nashvillians.  Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert have purchased a home just outside of Nashville.
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Lambert getting her own exhibit at CM HoF


The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will explore a year in the life of Grammy Award-winning superstar Miranda Lambert with the exhibition Miranda Lambert: Backstage Access, which opens on May 16th, and runs through November 9th.
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Free digital download from Eli Young Band


Want to win a digital copy of Eli Young Band's new album "10,000 Towns" before you can buy it? Listen in to 95.7 KKAJ all this week for your chance to win a free digital download of the album. You'll know when it's time, the EYB guys will give you the clue to call in.

Jo Dee Messina wants you for her new video!


Jo Dee Messina is asking armchair actresses to get in character and land a spot in the video for her newest single, “A Woman's Rant.”
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Jonathan Jackson on the phone with Win Patton in the morning


Did you miss Win Patton talking with ABC's Nashville star Jonathan Jackson? Well, you're in luck because we've got it here on KKAJ.com!
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David Nail celebrating platinum success of 'I'm on Fire'


David Nail’s No. 1 hit “Whatever She’s Got,” the first single off his forthcoming album, I’m A Fire, has just been certified PLATINUM by the RIAA for sales of 1 million singles sold.
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KKAJ's Country Boy Mardi Gras w/Granger Smith, feat. Earl Dibbles Jr.


KKAJ's Country Boy Mardi Gras is coming up quick!
Join the KKAJ crew with Granger Smith featuring Jeff Allen, with a guest appearance by the country boy himself, Earl Dibbles Jr.
Early purchase price tickets can be found HERE.

Happy Birthday Johnny Cash


Watch our tribute video to the Man in Black on what would have been his 82nd birthday, including photos of Win Patton visiting the Cash Home and his grave on his recent trip to Nashville.
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Niemann ready for 'Donkey'- tonkin' with new track of upcoming album


Jerrod Niemann can hardly wait until the clock strikes High Noon, which is—you guessed it—the name of his upcoming album. So, in his excitement, Jerrod is giving fans a tasty audio tidbit from the project via his Journey to High Noon website.
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Loretta Lynn has minor burns in house fire


Loretta Lynn sustained minor burns Tuesday morning (Feb. 25) during a small fire at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.
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Dierks Bentley releases 'Bourbon in Kentucky' video


Check out Dierks Bentley‘s new music video for “Bourbon in Kentucky.” This is was the first single off Dierks’ album, Riser, which hits stores today.
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Blake continuing to urge Garth Brooks to put his library on iTunes


Garth has repeatedly said that he only wants fans to buy his entire albums, not a song here and there, so he won't make his catalogs available to iTunes or other online music sellers. But Blake told reporters recently he doesn't like it.
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Lindsay Ell releases 'Trippin'' video


Lindsay Ell’s new music video “Trippin’ On Us” is now available.
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Reba, Bobby Bare and Lorett Lynn playing Johnny Cash Music Festival


An impressive group of country legends, including Reba McEntire, Bobby Bare and Loretta Lynn, have been named to perform at the 2014 Johnny Cash Music Festival. This is the festival’s fourth year, and it will once again be hosted by comedian Mark Lowry, Aug. 15 at Arkansas State University’s Convocation Center in Jonesboro, Ark.
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Dierks' secret song advisor? U2's Bono


When Dierks Bentley was writing “Here on Earth,” perhaps the most intimate song on his stellar new album, Riser, he decided to run it by a new friend: Bono from U2.
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Blake Shelton's 'Ten Times Crazier Tour' gets even crazier


As if Blake couldn't get any cooler, he's making big donations to charity with his next tour!
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Underwood, Rascal Flatts headline special Opry show


For the second straight year, the Grand Ole Opry brought a special edition of the show to Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, Wednesday night which our own Win Patton is attending. Opry members Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts headlined the show, which featured performances from Chris Young, recent Opry inductee Old Crow Medicine Show, Thompson Square and others.
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Luke Bryan announces Spring Break 6


Luke Bryan will release his next Spring Break themed digital EP on Tuesday, March 11th, Spring Break 6….Like We Ain’t Ever. The album contains six original songs, all co-written by Luke.
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Win Patton is back! What was he up to last week?


So if you listen in early in the morning, you've noticed that Win Patton is not with us (in the studio) right now. That's because he's in Nashville at the Country Music Radio Seminar representing Texoma's Country 95.7 KKAJ.
While there, though, he's been taking shapshots of all the cool stuff he's done. So we thought we'd let you in on what it's like to be Win Patton... the celebrity.
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Blake Shelton is sad that CeeLo is leaving 'The Voice' for good, and yet...


Blake Shelton seemed truly sad Wednesday when he learned that CeeLo Green won’t be returning as a judge on The Voice.
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Billy Ray Cyrus says Miley's advice led to 'Achy Breaky 2'


And people thought Billy Ray Cyrus had a hot video in 1992 when he was dancing onstage to the original recording of "Achy Breaky Heart." The guy is suddenly hotter than he's been in a long time, thanks to some career advice from daughter Miley Cyrus.
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Vince Gill, Josh Turner highlight Ryman Showcase


From Little Big Town to Luke Bryan, Universal Music Group’s lunchtime showcase at the Ryman Auditorium gave attendees more than two hours of entertainment from 17 different acts Wednesday afternoon. The event at the historic Ryman in Nashville was part of Country Radio Seminar week which our own Win Patton is attending.
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Blake is ready, 'Whenever, Wherever'


Blake Shelton isn’t afraid to show Shakira he’s ready “Whenever, Wherever!” Check out this AWESOME preview of The Voice judges taking on each other’s hits!
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Joel Crouse debuts 'Why God Made Love Songs' lyric video


Check out the lyric video for “Why God Made Love Songs” by Joel Crouse!
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David Nail OK after icy Valentine's Day bus crash


Looks like country stars aren’t immune from the icy roads that plagued the Northeast and other parts of the country this winter. David Nail told reporters his tour bus crashed in New York state on the way to open for Darius Rucker in Albany, N.Y., on Valentine’s Day.


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David Nail releases 'Kiss You Tonight'


Today MCA recording artist David Nail released his second single, “Kiss You Tonight,” to country radio. The new song is the follow-up single to Nail’s massive No. 1 hit “Whatever She’s Got.” Both songs appear on Nail’s forthcoming third album I’m A Fire set to release on March 4.
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Montgomery Gentry inks deal with Blaster Records


Blaster Records has signed Platinum-selling, award-winning country music duo Montgomery Gentry to their artist roster. Michael Knox (Jason Aldean, Trace Adkins, Thomas Rhett and the ABC hit show Nashville) has been tapped to produce their new album expected for release in 2014; Knox previously produced the duo’s Top 10 single “Where I Come From.”
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Lady A ends big concerts... with cover songs?


Yeah, Lady Antebellum has a huge pile of hits to play in concert.
But Lady A has been ending shows with a pop cover mash-up of Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” and just a taste of Anna Kendrick’s “Cups.”
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Dierks Bentley says 'I Hold On' is a love song to his wife


Dierks Bentley’s latest, “I Hold On,” has cracked the Top 10 at country radio, and Dierks is thrilled.


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Danielle Bradbery adjusting to craziness of fame


At just 17 years old, The Voice winner Danielle Bradbery has already become a household name, released a debut country album, scored a Top 15 hit single with "The Heart of Dixie," rubbed elbows with the toast of Nashville and given the world her beautiful new single "My Day" to use as part of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
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Dierks Bentley ready to give up music... for curling?


Everyone has Olympic fever right now, and one of the more popular "cult" sports is without a doubt, curling.
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Thomas Rhett: 'I'm a big chick flick kind of guy'


Country singer Thomas Rhett (“Give Me Some of That”) recently told reporters that he never misses an episode of TV’s The Bachelor. His wife, Lauren, loves it and she likes him watching with her.
“So I’ll pretend I’m into it,” he says.
Turns out Thomas doesn’t have to pretend too much.
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Miranda Lambert plays matchmaker... with puppies


Miranda Lambert was busy this weekend playing matchmaker... for the animal-kind.
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Carrie Underwood gets sales boost thanks to viral video


It wasn't a performance by Carrie Underwood that boosted her sales over the last week, but rather a performance in a viral video that sent her sales through the roof.
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Dolly Parton releasing 'Blue Smoke' this spring


Iconic singer, songwriter, musician, actress and philanthropist Dolly Parton has announced the release of her new album "Blue Smoke" which will be released by Sony Music Masterworks and Dolly Records on May 13, 2014.
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So Chris Young got married, or not?


Did Chris Young get Married?
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Garth prevails in lawsuit


A federal jury in Nashville has declared that the more than $223,000 Garth Brooks provided a business associate for her divorce and child custody expenses was a loan, as Brooks maintained, and not a gift.
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Eli Young Band offers advice for women on Valentine's Day


People tend to think Valentine’s Day is a holiday that means more to women than men. But Eli Young Band disagrees.
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Love and Theft giving out very special Valentine's today


Valentine’s Day can be a rough time for the single crowd… but Love and Theft want to brighten a few fans’ days.
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The Cadillac Three's 'The South' sells big in release


The Cadillac Three, the regular Ardmore performing group made up of Nashville natives Jaren Johnston, Kelby Ray and Neil Mason, released their debut single, “The South,” with the help of a few good friends recently. The gritty song features Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley and Eli Young Band’s Mike Eli and sold more than 10,000 units in its first week.
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Florida Georgia Line, wirters of 'Stay' honored for duo's fourth No. 1


Even as the sky turned menacingly gray and threatened snow, Music Row folk streamed out of their cozy offices late Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 12) and shivered into the lobby of ASCAP's Nashville headquarters to celebrate Florida Georgia Line's fourth No. 1 single, "Stay."
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Rascal Flatts releases 'Rewind' video


You can see it for the first time, only on KKAJ.com.
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Little Big Town releases new video for 'Sober'


Check out Little Big Town‘s new music video for “Sober.”  This is the fourth single off their fifth album, Tornado. 
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Keith Urban often takes Nicole Kidman on the bus


It’s hard to imagine a famous Hollywood actress rolling down the road on a tour bus, but that’s just what Nicole Kidman has done.
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Billy Ray Cyrus releases Hip-hop Achy Breaky 2


Really Billy Ray.... Really?
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Trick Pony reunites, plans new music and tour


Fans have been waiting seven years for some kind of news, and now it’s happening. Heidi Newfield, Ira Dean and Keith Burns—collectively known as Trick Pony—have reunited to record new music and tour in 2014.
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Alan Jackson's daughter reaches plea deal


Last year, Alan Jackson‘s daughter was arrested for resisting arrest, underage drinking, and assaulting a police officer. This morning, twenty year old Alexandra Jane Jackson appeared in a Davidson County courtroom and agreed to a plea deal.
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Tim McGraw is Fallon's musical guest on Tonight Show


Jay Leno picked Garth Brooks to be his last guest on NBC’s Tonight Show.
And now, Jay’s replacement, Jimmy Fallon, is turning to country music again to help him relaunch the show.
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ACM New Artist of the Year nominees revealed


Three of country’s hottest rising male artists will compete for the Academy of Country Music’s New Artist of the Year award in April, and the fans will get to decide the winner.
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'Automatic' makes highest career debut for Lambert; thanks given to 95.7 KKAJ


With the release of her new single less than a week ago, Miranda Lambert’s “Automatic” scores her highest charting first week, debuting at #35 and #26 respectively on the Country Aircheck and Billboard country airplay charts.
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Chris Young launches e-card Valentine campaign


Chris Young is in the Valentine’s Day spirit. He has launched a Valentine-themed campaign on his website, www.chrisyoungcountry.com, allowing fans the chance to create and share a personalized Valentine’s Day E-card with friends via email, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
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<<performs during>> the CMT Disaster Relief Concert on May 12, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Gretchen Wilson responds to SeaWorld backlash


Gretchen Wilson took the stage at SeaWorld on Saturday (Feb. 8), much to the dismay of animal activists and many of her fans. The outspoken singer has responded to the criticism she received with a few jabs of her own.
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Urban, Paisley perform for Beatles Special


Keith Urban performed with John Mayer during Sunday's CBS Beatles special, which celebrated the 50th anniversary of the band's appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.
The duo performed "Don't Let Me Down."
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Thompson Square kicks off 'Just Feel Good' tour


This week, Keifer and Shawna Thompson — better known as hot duo Thompson Square — kicked off their new headlining 2014 Just Feels Good Tour, which includes a performance in Oklahoma City in June.
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Eric Church says he's fine with little 'Outsiders' exposure


Eric Church is set to release his new album, The Outsiders, next week (Feb. 11), and he’ll do it having had little radio support for the lead-off title track single.


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Blake wishes Jay Leno well in final show


Last night, Blake Shelton helped bid farewell to Jay Leno as one of the final guests on "The Tonight Show" before Jimmy Fallon takes over. Joining Blake was Sandra Bullock, which he apparently is a fan.
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Charlie Daniels paying tribute to Bob Dylan


Humbling to think that even the greatest musical legends have their own personal icons – as proven with the much anticipated new release by Charlie Daniels and The CDB — Off The Grid—Doin’ It Dylan. Produced by Charlie Daniels and Casey Wood, (compilation producer David Corlew) the new project is set to street April 1st.
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Grand Ole Opry celebrating 40 years in big fashion


The Grand Ole Opry is poised to celebrate 40 years of country music at its permanent home, the Grand Ole Opry House, beginning next month, with special events kicking off the weekend of March 15 and continuing throughout the year. The celebration will lead up to next year’s mark of 90 years since the Opry was founded on Nov. 28, 1925.
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Ray Stevens, Duck-a-Fone Commander, makes music from duck calls


Hey Duck Commander fans, Funnyman Ray Stevens, known for his humorous singles and video parodies, is releasing some archival footage that plays well with the Duck Dynasy Crazy.
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Tyler Farr has nothing against Aaron Lewis


Tyler Farr is tasting sweet success thanks to his hit song “Redneck Crazy” and recently Aaron  Lewis told everyone what he thought...
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Frankie Ballard lets fans hear 'Sunshine & Whiskey' early on Spotify


Frankie Ballard is teaming up with Spotify to give fans an advance listen of his new album Sunshine & Whiskey, being released on 2/11 via Warner Bros. Records.
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Kacey Musgraves is No. 1... again


Who says you can’t go back? Certainly not Kacey Musgraves, who is celebrating a return to the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart with her debut album, Same Trailer Different Park.
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NEW MUSIC: Miranda Lambert debuting 'Automatic' today


Eight months since the release of her last single, Miranda is excited to introduce, “Automatic,” the first song from her forthcoming album, and KKAJ will be playing it all day today.
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Travis Tritt to narrate Walt Disney biopic


Travis Tritt will serve as narrator of As Dreamers Do, an independent biopic film based on the life of Walt Disney. Set for release this spring, a trailer for the film, which includes a clip of Travis’ narration, is available at www.WaltMovie.com.
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Rascal Flatts opens up about firing Eric Church


Rumors have been flying around about what happened between Rascal Flatts and Eric Church for years now!  Finally Gary, Jay and Joe Don have opened up about what really happened and why country darling Taylor Swift stepped into his place.
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Hunter Hayes, Shane McAnally, other honored during CMA's Triple Play Awards


Many of country music’s most successful songwriters gathered Tuesday at Nashville’s Marathon Music Works, where they were honored at the annual CMA Triple Play Awards ceremony. Fifteen writers, including rising star Hunter Hayes, were presented with trophies for having penned at least three No. 1 songs in the past 12 months.
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Steve Wariner letting fans choose his set list


Four-time GRAMMY Award winner Steve Wariner will be hitting the road once again in April, promoting his recently released album, It Ain’t All Bad. For an artist who has achieved 14 No. 1 hits and nearly three dozen Top Ten hits, creating a concert set-list can be quite the task. This year, Wariner is asking his fans to help choose the songs that he will perform on tour.
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Blake taps The Band Perry for his 'Voice' mentors


We mentioned earlier that Miranda Lambert would be working with Shakira this season on The Voice, against her husband, Blake Shelton.
Well, Blake won't exactly be working with any slouches, tapping Country Performing group The Band Perry as his Battle Round mentors.
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Taylor Swift bum-rushed by obsessed fan, manhandled by security


Taylor Swift was performing at O2 Arena in london last night when an obsessed fan flew past security and confronted her on stage.
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Miranda Lambert teaming up with Shakira during next season of 'The Voice'


Miranda Lambert and Shakira are ready to head back to NBC’s “The Voice” and give Team Blake, Adam and Usher some serious competition.
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Aaron Lewis takes on Tyler Farr's 'Redneck Crazy'


Tyler Farr may have a hit single with "Redneck Crazy," but fellow country artist Aaron Lewis, and former frontman of the rock band Staind, is NOT a fan.
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Billy Ray Cyrus offers farm to Justin Bieber


Billy Ray Cyrus is on Team Bieber. In an interview with Radio.com, Cyrus even went so far as to offer Justin Bieber his Tennessee farm as a private sanctuary.
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The Band Perry offers to pay for Kentucky Fire victims' funerals


The Band Perry has offered to pay all funeral expenses for nine members of a family who died in a house fire in western Kentucky.
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Winter Weather closures, road conditions


The following will have delayed starts or have cancelled for Monday, March 3.
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Blake Shelton playing concert for veterans, streaming online tonight


Blake Shelton, our own Southern Oklahoma Country music superstar, will perform tonight at a concert that will be streamed live online and benefit wounded veterans.
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Trace Adkins leaves rehab to be with father


After checking into a rehav facility two weeks ago to address a setback in his battle with alcoholism, Trace Adkins had to cut short his treatment because of a family emergency.
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Hunter Hayes records 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road'


Hunter Hayes, The Band Perry and Zac Brown Band are among the artists contributing new recordings to a deluxe reissue of Elton John's 1973 landmark album, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. The collection will be released on March 25.
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Garth Brooks sells out in 90 minutes


If you could name one Country artist who could sell out 240,000 tickets in 90 minutes, who would you guess that is?
Garth Brooks is the correct answer.
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Was Keith Urban's 'Cop Car' stolen?


Keith Urban and Gary Clark Jr. tore up the GRAMMY stage with their performance of Keith’s new single “Cop Car” on Sunday evening, but not everyone was as excited to see the performance as we were. 
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Craig Campbell is TMZ 'Royalty'


Craig Campbell may be known for his 2010 hit "Family Man," but he's the latest country star to land on TMZ.
But wait. Getting coverage on the wildly popular celebrity gossip website would mean Nashville has paparazzi now. Yep, that was our next thought, too.
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ACM awards pit Miranda and Blake against each other in Entertainer of the Year


Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait and Taylor Swift will compete for the ACM Awards' top prize -- entertainer of the year -- on April 6 in Las Vegas. The ACM nominations were announced through social media on Wednesday morning (Jan. 29).
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Miranda Lambert confirms dates with Jason Aldean on tour


Country music star, and southern Oklahoma resident Miranda Lambert announed late yesterday that she will be playing dates with Jason Aldean on his Burn It Down Tour.
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Treat'em Right with Dr. Matt Radde


Dr. Matt Radde talks with Win Patton in the morning about tips you might need for adopting shelter animals.
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Florida Georgia Line, other country artists joining Motley Crue Tribute Album


Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert and Justin Moore are among the country artists taking part in a Mötley Crüe tribute album scheduled to be released this summer.
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Jake Owen cares for kids with cancer


Jake Owen gets by with a little help from his friends. He also gets more than $200,000. But that’s not for him—Jake and a group of his fellow country music artists raised the money for the Kids Cancer Alliance at the Concert for the Cause in Louisville, Ky., on Jan. 11.
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Taylor Swift's strange head-banging finally explained by Conan


Remember that strange backward head-banging thing Taylor Swift was doing during her performance Sunday night at the Grammys?
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Dierks Bentley releases possible track list for 'Riser'


Our TattleTales have stumbled upon a track list for Dierks Bentley's new album "Riser," set tor felease Feb. 25th.
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David Nail's got a No. 1


David Nail is on fire!  His newest single, “Whatever She’s Got,” has just landed at No. 1 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart, and he just announced that he’ll release his third album, appropriately named I'm a Fire, on March 4.
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Rascal Flatts inadvertantly kicks off Ohio legislature controversy


It started out as a nice gesture: An Ohio state senator, at the suggestion of a constituent, introduced a bill to make Rascal Flatts the “official country music group” of the Buckeye State, the home state of lead singer Gary LeVox and Jay DeMarcus.
But then other committee members, from both sides of the aisle, suggested other Ohio country artists who could be honored.
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LIVE INTERVIEW: Rob Carter with Elsie Frost


Monday afternoon, Rob Carter got a chance to talk with Elsie Frost, mother of Lane Frost, on KKAJ about Aaron Watson's new single "July in Cheyenne" which was writen about Lane and for Elsie.
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Kacey Musgraves steals Country Music spotlight at Grammys


Kacey Musgraves stole the country spotlight at the 56th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night (Jan. 26) with two wins and an electrifying performance of her single, "Follow Your Arrow."
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Willie, Kristofferson, Merle and Blake bring good 'ole country back to the Gramm


Where else but the Grammy Awards will you see Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Katy Perry, Beyoncé, Jay Z, Steven Tyler and Jamie Foxx nodding their heads back and forth to country music?
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Miranda Lambert, Billie Joe Armstrong pay tribute to Phil Everly


Miranda Lambert and Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong joined the Grammy Awards in paying tribute to the late Phil Everly and other significant musical figures during a touching segment on Sunday night (Jan. 26).
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Swon Brothers headed to the Olympics


The Swon Brothers are headed to the Olympics!
The duo will travel to Sochi to perform their debut single, “Later On,” on The Today Show on February 14 as part of NBC’s coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
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LIVE INTERVIEW: Allen Leaird with Supportive Services for Veteran Families


Imagine you've served your country in the military, spent time overseas, fighting wars and dedicating your life to protecting freedom for the people back home on American soil.
But once you've done your time, you come home with little to no help to get you on your feet.
Believe it or not, it happens far too often for the Veterans of the United States of America and the problem is becoming increasingly bad.
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Brantley Gilbert says he's wary of Nashville


Brantley Gilbert is a familiar face around Nashville these days but when he first came to town and signed a record deal with Valory Music Co., he did so reluctantly. People were telling him he needed to be in Music City to “make it” on the country music scene, but he was experiencing something different.
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Joe Nichols thought he would never et a No. 1 song again... he was wrong


Joe Nichols never thought he'd be where he is today again.
In an interview with CMT, he was quoted as saying, "I never thought I'd ever have another No. 1 song."
Against his own mind's feelings, he now sits near the top of the charts with his single "Sunny and 75" that peaked at No. 1 in December.
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'Party Down South' gets even wilder with app


If you watch CMT, then you've no doubt seen their southern adaptation of MTV's Jersey Shore, Party Down South.
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The Band Perry, Phillip Phillips performing Super Bowl pregame show


The Band Perry and American Idol champ Phillip Phillips will be part of the musical mix when the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks face off for Super Bowl XLVIII Feb. 2 in East Rutherford, N.J.
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Rascal Flatts stepping outside the box with new music


Tuesday, Rascall Flatts released their new album "Rewind" on iTunes.
Now that people have had a chance to listen to it, it's become apparent that the group is trying something new musically.
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James 'Con' Nipp's mother arrested in Wilson Tuesday night


Only a day after James “Con” Nipp was charged in Love County, and on the day of his court appearance in Carter County, Melissa Nipp, James’ mother, was arrested Tuesday evening in Wilson for a number of charges.
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Alleged photos emerge from Randy Travis' recovery


Photos of what appears to be a slimmed-down but healthy Randy Travis have surfaced on Twitter. According to a tweet from actor-bodybuilder Anthony Maurizio—@antmaurizio—he received the photos from “Randy’s stepson and someone who was hunting on Randy’s acreage.” 
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James 'Con' Nipp arrested for another high-speed chase


James “Con” Nipp is back behind bars today after leading the Oklahoma Highway Patrol on yet another high speed chase, this time in Love County.
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Americana Music Association to honor Phil Everly


The Americana Music Association will remember Phil Everly with a tribute to the legendary Everly Brothers during a celebration of American Roots Music. The event is set for Saturday, January 25, at the Troubadour in Los Angeles.
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Darius Rucker already selling out shows for 2014


2014 is off to a good start for Darius Rucker. He earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Solo Performance for his hit “Wagon Wheel” and sold out upcoming shows in Enid, Okla., and Verona, New York. The shows are part of his True Believers Tour, which officially kicks off January 29 in Champaign, Illinois.
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Charlie Worsham 'murdered' on prime-time television to promote his music


Charlie Worsham recently received a strange invitation: Would he be interested in promoting his music by being killed on TV?
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Shelton announces cities in Ten Times Crazier Tour 2014


Southern Oklahoma's own Blake Shelton will hit the road this year for the Ten Times Crazier Tour 2014. His 2013 tour was one of the top-selling travleing shows in the country and he hopes to grow upon that.
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Stage collapse postpones Luke Bryan tour


Luke Bryan has been forced to postpone the second date of his "That's My Kind of Night Tour" due to a stage collapse that injured several crewmembers, at the opening night in Columbus, Ohio yesterday. Tonight's Lexington, Kentucky gig has been moved to Friday, February 21st.
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Lady Antebellum extends tour through August


After only one weekend of touring, Lady Antebellum has announced they will continue their North American tour through August.
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Underwood tops list of American Idol earners


Simon Cowell was only half right. When he told Carrie Underwood he predicted that she'd not only win American Idol back in 2005 but that she'd sell more records than any other previous Idol winner, he didn't even make mention of how much money she'd make with her champion voice.
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Shelton tops GAC Top 10 2013 Country Dance Songs


Southern Oklahoma's own Blake Shelton topped the Great American Country's Top 10 list for 2013's Top Country Dance Songs.
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Jo Dee Messina's fan-funded album set for March 18


Jo Dee Messina jumped on a growing trend for artists no longer on major record labels and funded her entire upcoming album through fans on Kickstarter.
That album now has a release date of March 18.
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Shooting suspect killed in evening Shootout


A shooting suspect was shot and killed after a standoff with police Thursday night.
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Why the Grammys rarely honor CMA/ACM winners


In the last 10 years, country fans have come away scratching their heads after the Grammys. Artists and albums that are ignored at the CMA and ACM Awards are honored at the all-genre cremony each winter.
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Martina McBride previews new album


On March 4th, Martina McBride will release her latest album, "Everlasting."
But to give a preview, she sat down with Country Weekly for a look at what's on this record.
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Whiskey Myers releases single of upcoming album


Whiskey Myers iis ready to drop their third album "Early Morning Shakes" on Feb. 4. But as a bit of a tease, they've released their first single.
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Trace Adkins enters rehab for alcohol abuse


Trace Adkins has entered a rehabilitation facility for alcohol abuse according to Country Weekly. The chart-topper was on a Country Cruising cruise ship and 12 years sober prior to this recent incident.
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Lambert headlining Faster Horses Festival


Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban will headline the second annual Faster Horses Festival in the Irish Hills of Brooklyn, Michigan.
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Police searching for Wednesday night shooter


The Armore Police Department needs help locating a person in connection with a Wednesday evening shooting.
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Live Remote - Car-Mart


Kilian will be live and on location TODAY from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at America's Car-Mart on Commerce.
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Urban, Musgraves performing at Grammy's


Nashville is flexing its muscle this year with performance from Keith Urban, Kacey Musgraves and more during this year's Grammy Awards.
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The Urban Cowboy, Johnny Lee - Live in Ardmore


The Urban Cowboy himself will be lie at Red River Saloon North this Saturday on Highway 77, south of Ardmore.
Listen to Win Patton in the morning and the Top 5 at 5 with Rob Carter for your chance to win free tickets or visit our concerts page to purchase your own.

Robbery Suspect Wanted


Ardmore Police Detectives are working a Robbery that occurred at Comfort Inn Hotel on December 12th.  Officers determined that a male suspect walked into the business, displayed a black semi-auto handgun, and demanded money. 
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