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Happy Birthday, Randy Travis!

Happy Birthday, Randy Travis!

Randy Bruce Traywick, known professionally as Randy Travis, was born on this date, (May 4th) in Marshville, North Carolina in 1959. Since 1985, he has recorded 20 studio albums and charted more than 50 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, and 16 of these were ...

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May 4th, 2017

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Charley Pride Releasing New Album, ‘Music in My Heart’

Charley Pride Releasing New Album, ‘Music in My Heart’

Country music icon Charley Pride is pleased to announce his upcoming album, Music In My Heart, set for release July 7. The project marks the CMA “Entertainer of the Year” winner’s first new studio release in more than six years, and features 13 all-new recordings, ...

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May 1st, 2017

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LISTEN: Glen Campbell’s New Song, ‘Everybody’s Talkin”

LISTEN: Glen Campbell’s New Song, ‘Everybody’s Talkin”

Glen Campbell’s final studio album, Adiós, will be released June 9 on UMe, capping off an extraordinary career that has spanned more than five decades and 50 million albums sold. The album will be released on CD, vinyl and digitally. Listen to Glen’s rendition of ...

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April 27th, 2017

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Four Years Ago: George Jones Passes Away At Age 81

Four Years Ago: George Jones Passes Away At Age 81

George Jones, the country music legend whose graceful, evocative voice gave depth to some of the greatest songs in country music — including “She Thinks I Still Care,” “The Grand Tour” and “He Stopped Loving Her Today” died on this ...

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April 26th, 2017

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Glen Campbell Announces Final Album ‘Adiós’

Glen Campbell Announces Final Album ‘Adiós’

Glen Campbell’s final studio album, Adiós, will be released June 9 on UMe, capping off an extraordinary career that has spanned more than five decades and 50 million albums sold. The album will be released on CD, vinyl and digitally. Adiós was recorded at Station West in ...

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April 17th, 2017

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Happy 85th Birthday, Loretta Lynn

Happy 85th Birthday, Loretta Lynn

Happy 85th birthday, Loretta Lynn! On this day, April 14, in 1932 the country legend was born. Loretta Lynn is a multiple gold album American country music singer-songwriter whose work spans almost 60 years. She has received numerous awards and other accolades for her ...

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April 14th, 2017

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Loretta Lynn To Release New Album, ‘Wouldn’t It Be Great’ In August

Loretta Lynn To Release New Album, ‘Wouldn’t It Be Great’ In August

Legacy Recordings will release Wouldn’t It Be Great, the new studio album from American music icon Loretta Lynn, on Friday, August 18. One of the most deeply personal albums of her career, Wouldn’t It Be Great is comprised entirely of songs written (or co-written) by ...

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April 14th, 2017

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Thirty Six Years Ago: David Frizzell & Shelly West’s ‘You’re The Reason God Made Oklahoma’ Hits #1

Thirty Six Years Ago: David Frizzell & Shelly West’s ‘You’re The Reason God Made Oklahoma’ Hits #1

On this date, April 11th, back in 1981, David Frizzell & Shelly West’s “You’re The Reason God Made Oklahoma” went to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart. “You’re the Reason God Made Oklahoma” was a 1981 single from the ...

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April 11th, 2017

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Nineteen Years Ago: Tammy Wynette Passed Away

Nineteen Years Ago: Tammy Wynette Passed Away

On this date (April 6th) in 1998, we lost the “First Lady of Country Music” — the legendary Tammy Wynette. She was only 55 years old. This beautiful obituary was written and shared on CMT.com: What started out as a peaceful evening catnap on the couch in ...

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April 6th, 2017

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Thirty Years Ago: George Strait’s ‘Ocean Front Property’ Hits #1

Thirty Years Ago: George Strait’s ‘Ocean Front Property’ Hits #1

On this day (April 4th) in 1987, George Strait landed at #1 on the Billboard country chart with the song “Ocean Front Property”. “Ocean Front Property” was written by Dean Dillon, Hank Cochran and Royce Porter and was released in December 1986 as the lead-off single and ...

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April 4th, 2017

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