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New Willie Nelson Song Featured In Burt Reynolds Movie

A poignant new Willie Nelson song will be featured in Burt Reynolds’ upcoming movie “Dog Years.” Nelson teamed up with pop powerhouse Diane Warren for the song, titled “To Get Here.” Its lyrics touch on someone looking back on the difficult choices made throughout life. Nelson, who turns 84 next month, sings, “All the mistakes I made, I’m glad I made them… All the wrong turns I took, I had to take them.” “Dog Years” will premiere April 22nd at the Tribeca Film Festival in New...

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Johnny Lee Releases Autobiography

Country legend Johnny Lee, known for his dynamic stage presence and smash No. 1 crossover hit “Lookin’ for Love,” released his first autobiography, “Still Lookin’ for Love.” Click here to order a copy. “I always said I had to wait until Mickey Gilley was dead before I could write my autobiography,” laughs Johnny. “But it looks like Mickey is going to outlive all of us, so I am just going ahead and putting everything out there. I share all of those highs and lows in this book,” says Johnny. “I know it will make you laugh. It will also...

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King George Adds More ‘Vegas Shows

Following on the boot heels of his wildly successful 2 Nights of Number 1’s at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas earlier this month, the King of Country George Strait announced that due to the overwhelming fan reaction, he will continue the concept of playing his record-setting collection of 60 No. 1 hits again in July. “Back when we announced 2 Nights of Number 1’s, I said if the fans wanted to hear more, we would look at it,” says Strait, who has won every honor in the format from a GRAMMY Award for Best Country Album to multiple ACM...

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Tanya Tucker 15 Shows In 21 Days

Tanya Tucker continues to dazzle audiences across the U.S. and Canada as she returns to the states after 15 shows in 21 days, completing her longest North American run in decades. The CMA-award winning artist and recent ACM Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award honoree impressed reviewers and buyers: “Classic guitar twangs, matched by Tucker’s incredible rasp fueled register joined together for a match made in heaven, leaving each audience member feeling like they had been personally serenaded by the woman herself. Tucker regularly chatted with the audience and cracked jokes..” –Savannah Bagshaw, Kelowna Now “Legend in the house! Thanks to...

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The Judds “Tell Me ’bout The Good Ol Days” Contest

In their 1986 classic, The Judds sang “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout The Good Ol’ Days)”. The lyrics from that song that still evoke feelings of nostalgia for their millions of fans to this day and Naomi and Wynonna want fans to help them remember the ‘Good Ol’ Days’ from their celebrated career. Every Thursday, a new year in Judd herstory will be posted on The Judds Facebook page. Wynonna and Naomi are encouraging fans to look back through their photos and share pictures from that year that they may have taken of or with the five-time Grammy winning duo....

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Real Country History…

October 18
  • 1997 Deana Carter ends up at #1 on the Billboard chart with "How Do I Get There"


  • 1984 Mickey Gilley is honored with a star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard on the Hollywood Walk of Fame


  • 1983 Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton receive a gold single for "Islands In The Stream"


  • 1980 Don Williams' "I Believe In You" takes up the #1 position on the Billboard country chart


  • 1968 Glen Campbell wins two honors, Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year, during the second annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.


  • 1952 Hank Williams marries Billie Jean Jones Eshliman in Minden, Louisiana. On the way back to Shreveport, their car runs out of gas


October 19
  • 1958 Brenda Lee records "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" at the Bradley Film & Recording Studio in Nashville


  • 1963 Buck Owens attains the #1 spot on the Billboard country chart with "Love's Gonna Live Here"