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Loretta To Release New Studio Album

Country Music Hall Of Famer Loretta Lynn is set to release a new studio album, “Wouldn’t It Be Great,” via Legacy Recordings on Friday, August 18th. The 13-track project was recorded mostly at the Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, TN and produced by Patsy Lynn Russell and John Carter Cash. The album features new material as well as reinterpretations of classics from Lynn’s catalog. “I think you try to do better with every record you put out,” said Lynn. “It’s just everyday living — and everybody wants to know, ‘Well, what is it about your songs that people like?’...

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Tracy Lawrence Working On Duets Album

Tracy Lawrence is enlisting the help of some of his friends for a new album. Lawrence told “The Boot,” “We’re doing a duets album of nine of my old hits and one new song, and I’m doing it with some of my friends in the business. I let all my friends pick their favorite Tracy Lawrence song.” So far, Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Justin Moore, Dustin Lynch, Easton Corbin, Chris Young and Kellie Pickler are on board for the project. A release date hasn’t been...

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Clint Black Announces “On Purpose” Tour Dates

Clint Black is returning to the road for a newly announced slate of tour dates. The cross-country trek kicks off on June 17th in Andover, Kansas and is scheduled to wrap up on December 15th in Santa Ynez, California. The tour is in support of Black’s newest album, “On Purpose.” Black says, “Performing live in concert is the most rewarding part of my career. It’s a chance, every night, to connect with people through music and laughter in an exchange with the audience that goes beyond just playing music. For all of the travel and time away from our...

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Trisha Yearwood Helping Fans Get Out Of The Kitchen

Trisha Yearwood wants you to be able to entertain this summer without the hassle. She’s teamed up with Williams Sonoma to launch a line of mixes and kits, including Trisha’s BBQ Sauce, Trisha’s Applewood Molasses Rub, Trisha’s Summer in a Cup Cocktail, Trisha’s Biscuit Mix and Trisha’s Unfried Chicken Seasoning Kit. Yearwood says the line was inspired by her own life. She explained, “What I love about it is every recipe has a story. The story for Summer in a Cup is a true story from living in Oklahoma and my friend Mandy made up this drink with fruit...

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Real Country History…

February 19
  • 1969 - Elvis Presley records Eddie Rabbitt's "Kentucky Rain" at Memphis' American Studios, with Ronnie Milsap on playing keyboard


  • 1974 - Dolly Parton announces she's ending her duet partnership with Porter Wagoner. It's this break up that has long been rumored as the inspiration for Dolly's writing "I Will Always Love You".


  • 1974 - Charley Pride wins country music's honors for Favorite Male Vocalist and Favorite Album, "A Sunshiny Day,". ABC's first-ever American Music Awards, created by Dick Clark and hosted by Roger Miller. Other winners: Lynn Anderson and Charlie Rich.


  • 1977 - Elvis Presley hits #1 on the Billboard country chart with "Moody Blue"


  • 1981 - Dolly Parton's "9 To 5" is certified gold


  • 1993- Reba McEntire's album "It's Your Call" is certified gold and platinum on the same day


  • 1957 - TV personality Lorianne Crook born in Wichita, KS. Lorianne along with Charlie Chase are the hosts of Crook and Chase.


  • 1977 - Ronnie Milsap, Larry Gatlin, and Emmylou Harris took top country honors at the 19th annual Grammy Awards