David Nail’s “I’m A Fire” Lands on Best of 2014 Lists
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As an artist, Nail has become one of the most diverse and solid voices in country music.

Nashville’s Own Craig Wayne Boyd Wins ‘The Voice’
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Many thought Boyd was the underdog, and so did he.

The Cadillac Three’s Neil Mason: Good Shopper, Bad Wrapper
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That’s mostly because he’s admittedly not the best Christmas planner when it comes to the shopping part.

Christmas Is All About Family For RaeLynn
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While she enjoys opening presents as much as anyone else, she now gets a lot more out of being the giver of gifts.

For Justin Moore, Christmas is All About His Daughters
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It seems all three of his little girls have him wrapped around his finger, because he fully intends to spoil them this Christmas.

Kip Moore Talks Christmas Traditions, Future Family
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Kip Moore is enjoying some downtime after finalizing his 2015 tour dates last week.

Old Dominion To Join Stadium Shows On Kenny Chesney’s The Big Revival Tour
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“We couldn’t believe it when we got the call,” says the band’s leader Matt Ramsey.

Maddie & Tae Make History
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Maddie & Tae may still be teenagers, but their youth hasn’t stopped them from making history.

Luke Bryan Shares Christmas Memories, Traditions
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The Bryan family has a unique Christmas tradition…

CountryMusicRocks Interview With Kristy Lee Cook
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Here’s a great interview and an opportunity to get to know Kristy better!

Call for St. Jude Auction Items!
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BIG 94.5 Country and 580 WIBW are raising money for the children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and need your help!

Country Stars Support Charities in 2014
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Country stars were generous in 2014!

Hayden Panettiere Welcomes Baby Girl, Kaya Evdokia
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Congratulations to the happy family!

Darius Rucker and Sheryl Crow Holiday Duet Inspiration
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Darius Rucker found inspiration for his new Christmas album, Home for the Holidays, in a blockbuster film

Kenny Chesney Reflects on GRAMMY Nomination
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Kenny Chesney’s latest hit, “American Kids,” has earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Song.

Jake Owen Reveals Reason Behind His Hair Cut
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Tell us — what do you think of Owen’s new look?

Miranda Lambert Covers January 2015 Issue of ‘Marie Claire’
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Pick up the January issue of Marie Claire, on newsstands December 16, to read more with Miranda Lambert.

Taylor Swift Won’t Record Songs Written by Other People
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Swift, who wrote or co-wrote all 33 of her singles, plans to keep her name attached to everything she records.

Carrie Underwood Is ‘Excited’ and ‘Honored’ To Release a Greatest Hits Album
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Carrie Underwood’s Greatest Hits: Decade #1 is available now. Will you pick up a copy?

The Band Perry To Ring In The New Year On ‘Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution’
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The Band Perry will be ringing in the New Year in a very unexpected fashion…. with Pitbull!

Jennifer Nettles Joins Cast of ‘Chicago The Musical’
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It’s official – Jennifer Nettles is headed to Broadway!

Little Big Town Share Their Christmas Traditions
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Christmas is a time full of family traditions.

Maddie & Tae Earn First No.1 With ‘Girl In A Country Song’
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“There’s so much more to Maddie and every other girl we know than how we look so we decided to share another side of the story,”

Jason Aldean Scores 1st Platinum Country Album of 2014
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OLD BOOTS, NEW DIRT becomes the only country album released this year to be certified PLATINUM!

Taylor Swift 1989 Tour
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Listen & you could win tickets! Details here.

CountryMusicRocks Interview with J. Michael Harter
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J. Michale Harter talks about his new music, working with his brother on the new project, plans for the upcoming holiday season & much more!

WIN a Pair of Tickets to the American Country Countdown Awards!
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Here are all the details and registration info!

Canaan Smith Shares Meaning Behind a Special Tattoo
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Canaan Smith likes his ink. He has a few tattoos, but one in particular is especially meaningful to him.

Jake Owen Chops Off Signature Long Locks
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Changes aren’t always bad, right?!

Jake Owen: ‘What We Ain’t Got’ ‘Will Pull Your Heart Strings’
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Jake Owen decided to take a risk with this song…

Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus Discusses His ‘Love’ For Christian Music
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Country artists have never been shy about their Christian faith, and the guys in Rascal Flatts are no different…

Jason Aldean Will Wed Brittany Kerr ‘Sooner Than Later’
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On top of his red-hot career, Aldean’s personal life is also on fire!

Kip Moore Reveals How He Will Spend the Rest of 2014
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Starting with a little solo radio tour…

Jana Kramer: Engaged!
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Congratulations are in order!

Luke Bryan Speaks Out Following Brother-In-Law’s Death
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Watch Lady Antebellum and Chris Stapleton perform “Drink A Beer” here!

Miranda Lambert Helped Jana Kramer Not Give Up on Music
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Kramer has not set a date for her second album, but it will include her current single, “Love.” It will also include “Bullet,” a duet with Steven Tyler.

Tim McGraw Is A Football Junkie
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He’s even had roles in football-themed movies The Blind Side and Friday Night Lights!

Carrie Underwood Takes a Break From Veganism
| |

Underwood and Fisher are expecting a baby boy in spring 2015.

Luke Bryan’s Brother-In-Law Passes Away
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We’re sending our condolences to Luke Bryan and his family following the loss of his brother-in-law, Ben Lee Cheshire.

Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation Opens Redemption Ranch
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Miranda Lambert had a lot to celebrate over Thanksgiving.

Keith Urban Reaches No. 1 with “Somewhere in My Car”
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Keith Urban can add another No. 1 song to his list of things to be grateful for this holiday season!

Jake Owen Releases “What We Ain’t Got” Music Video
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Known for his laid-back vibe and beach party anthems, Owen showcases a much different side with his latest…

CountryMusicRocks Interview With Chase Bryant
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Chase shared with us details about his hit single “Take It On Back,” his forthcoming debut album, songwriting and much more.

Wendy’s is Giving Back!
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Details here on how you can help with the annual “Give Back” campaign!

Trisha Yearwood’s Holiday Tips
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One major tip to help you with the holiday season stress.

Eric Church, Keith Urban and More Give Thanks
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Find out what Eric Church, Keith Urban, and other Country Music artists are thankful for this season.

Jamie Lynn Spears Is Ready To Celebrate Thanksgiving With Family  
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‘Tis the season of pumpkin pies and head colds. And Jamie Lynn Spears is no exception.

Krystal Keith in the Kitchen: Homemade Green Bean Casserole
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Everything is better homemade, and you can taste the difference.

Kip Moore and Josh Turner Share Why They Love Thanksgiving
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“Thanksgiving is huge for me, because I never get to see my family — period,” he said.

Leann Rimes Dec. 16th at McCain Auditorium in Manhattan
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We have tickets to give away! Details here!

Frankie Ballard Celebrates Chart-Topping Success
| |

Frankie Ballard has spent several years touring relentlessly and building his fan base. Evidently, Ballard’s hard work paid off…

Will Hoge Debuts Music Video For ‘Middle Of America’
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Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Will Hoge recently premiered the new music video for his heartland anthem, “Middle Of America.”

Country Newcomer Kelsea Ballerini Releases Debut EP
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The acoustic music video for Kelsea’s debut single “Love Me Like You Mean It” is featured in CMT’s “Artist Discovery” campaign and is now playing on CMT Pure.

Randy Houser and Eckrich Invite Military Family to be ‘Like A Cowboy’
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This is Houser’s first year supporting Operation Homefront families and partnering with Eckrich.

Sneak Peek – ‘Crossroads: Bob Seger And Jason Aldean’
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Legendary rock icon Bob Seger joins country superstar Jason Aldean on the Crossroads stage.

Taylor Swift Receives Dick Clark Award for Excellence
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“I’m so blown away to have just received an award from Diana Ross,” Swift said.

Garth Brooks Celebrates His 14th #1 Album With “Man Against Machine”
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Garth continues to shatter records- recently breaking his North American ticket sales record for a single city.

Miracle on Kansas Avenue Parade, 2014
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There are some changes this year in the parade! Get your details here!

Carrie Underwood Always Knew She Was Having A Boy
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‘Cause we were both just like, ‘Whatever. It’s all good.’ But we knew it was a boy.”

What Exactly Is Mantiquing?
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Hey, men, just because women like antiquing doesn’t mean you can’t.

Krystal Keith in the Kitchen: Cookie Butter Truffles
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Cookie butter is suddenly what life is all about.

Maddie & Tae’s “Girl In A Country Song” Certified Gold, Lands Top 5 on Country Radio
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It’s not quite a Cinderella story, but it does make the young women the fastest rising female act in eight years.

Tim McGraw Wants Fans To Have A Great Time At His Live Shows, Within Reason
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He’s not afraid to step in if fans are getting a little too rowdy or endangering those around them.

Chase Bryant Releases Debut Music Video
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Rising star Chase Bryant recently released the music video for his debut single, “Take It On Back.”

Rascal Flatts Point To Their Most Surreal Moments
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It may be hard to believe, but Rascal Flatts is celebrating 14 years as a band this year!

Blake Shelton Named One Of ‘People’s’ Sexiest Men Alive
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Blake Shelton has earned a coveted spot in People Magazine‘s 2014 Sexist Man Alive issue.

Garth Brooks Joins Social Media, Loves Twitter
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Brooks promises he is doing all the tweeting and Facebooking himself – with a little help from his team.

Kenny Chesney Releases “Christmas in Blue Chair Bay”
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Kenny Chesney is bringing the spirit of the islands to the Christmas season in his new single!

Easton Corbin Helps Present A $1 Million Check To The FFA
| |

Mercury Nashville Platinum recording artist Easton Corbin saw a big payoff to his support and partnership with the National FFA Organization,

You Could Win a Dream Getaway to Big Cedar Lodge!
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All your registration information is right here!

Maddie & Tae: Yodeling Interior Designers?
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“I’ve always wished I could yodel,” Tae said. “That’s really weird, but I would love to yodel.”

Miranda Lambert’s Dogs Have a House Fit for Royalty
| |

Miranda Lambert loves her dogs, and husband Blake Shelton just needs to accept that.

Trisha Yearwood Gets Help from Sylvester Stallone for New Album
| |

PrizeFighter: Hit After Hit is Trisha Yearwood‘s first release in nearly seven years, so it’s only fitting that she’s bringing out the big guns for project, out now.

Darius Rucker Explores Historical Spots in Europe
| |

Darius Rucker loves touring, especially when his travels take him to new places.

Thomas Rhett On His Music Career: ‘It Was Embedded In Me’
| |

He thought about becoming a Physical Therapist, but the stage kept calling his name.

The Coors Light Man Cave Giveaway
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Coors Light and 94.5 Country have created the ultimate Man Cave prize package and we want YOU to win it! All you have to do is visit the following locations, obtain the “Coors Word”, and submit it below. That’s it! Easy, right? … Read More

37th Annual Festival of Trees
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Funds raised support Sheltered Living and the more than 280 individuals with intellectual disabilities the organization supports.

RaeLynn Looks Forward To Traveling In Her Career
| |

RaeLynn‘s career is just getting started, but she already has a slew of accomplishments under her belt.

Cabela’s and Luke Bryan Announce New Clothing Line
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“This brand is so dear to me and such a big part of who I am that seeing it come to life is so exciting,” said Luke. “I can’t wait to share it!”

Kenny Chesney & Jason Aldean: One Big Night!
| |

August 1st at Arrowhead Stadium!

Faith Hill To Star In New Movie, ‘Dixieland’
| |

Faith Hill will be hitting the silver screen once again!

Garth Brooks Serenades Fan Fighting Cancer
| |

In a touching moment, Garth Brooks made the dreams of a fan battling cancer come true.

Scotty McCreery Posts Veteran Tribute Video
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Mercury Nashville / 19 / Interscope Records artist Scotty McCreery is a strong supporter of the men and women serving in the U.S. Military, paying tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice with his song “The Dash” (written by … Read More

CONTEST: Enter To Win Garth Brook’s New Album “Man Against Machine”
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The 13-year wait ends tonight at midnight for Garth Brooks’ fans as the artist’s new album – Man Against Machine – arrives on GhostTunes, a site created by the award-winning Brooks to provide a new way for artists of all … Read More

Luke Bryan Reflects on Winning CMA Entertainer of the Year
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“The fact that I had never met Garth, and Garth handed me the CMA Entertainer of the Year Award, y’all, that is just like, that is just crazy to me,” Bryan said.

Josh Turner’s First Book Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family and Fatherhood
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The fan-favorite book features a variety of stories and anecdotes from Turner’s life, often revealing a lesson or piece of advice that the singer/songwriter learned.

Outstanding ‘Horse Sense’ Takes Teenage Cowgirl And Her Mounts To The Rodeo Winner’s’Spotlight
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Blaming their horse whenever there is a problem is not uncommon among cowgirls and cowboys, and sometimes even the most accomplished horsemen and exhibitors.

Getaway Opportunities For All In The Beautiful Flint Hills
| |

“It’s the best kept secret anywhere.”

Blizzard Bash Demolition Derby
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Listen & win!

WIN Christmas Cash!
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We are turning your holidays GREEN with Christmas Cash! Register HERE!

Dr. Pepper Secret Rock Nov. 2014
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The rock has been found! Congratulations Darin!

Topeka Holiday Food & Gift Mart
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The BIG 94.5 Country wants you to win an SAMSUNG Washer & Dryer Set from Direct Buy!

16th Annual Winter Wonderland
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The BIG 94.5 Country would like to invite you to Winter Wonderland at Lake Shawnee!

It’s a Boy for Carrie Underwood!
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The superstar is due in the spring! Details here.

PHOTOS: ‘The 48th Annual CMA Awards’ – Red Carpet Arrivals
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Lotsa photos of the stars at the event here!

Miranda Lambert Announces Partnership With Ram Trucks
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Lambert will be auctioning off a customized Ram Laramie Longhorn to benefit Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation.

Hunter Hayes Partners with Every Moment Counts Campaign
| |

Hayes and the USO created the hashtag #USOmoments for fans to use at each of the 17 stops on the Tattoo (Your Name) Tour.

Chris Young To Make “Late Show With David Letterman” Debut November 14
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Chris Young will be heading to the Big Apple a few days earlier than planned next week.

CountryMusicRocks Interview with Maddie & Tae
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The EP features their hit single “Girl In A Country Song”

Carrie Underwood Shows Off Growing Baby Bump In Upcoming ‘Something in the Water’ Music Video
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Being pregnant didn’t stop her from making an elaborate music video though; the video features 16 choir members, 12 dancers, and three costume changes.

Jake Owen Wraps Days of Gold 2014 Tour with $200,000 Donation to the Jake Owen Foundation
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Held at Holman Stadium, the sold-out event raised well over $200,000 for the Jake Owen Foundation, which supports St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!

Easton Corbin Releases “Baby Be My Love Song”
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“I love great melodies, and I think this song has such a contagious melody that it does make you want to hear it over and over again.

Nicole Kidman on Keith Urban: ‘I’ll Do Anything For That Man’
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Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman have quite the beautiful marriage.

5 Uses for Pumpkins After Halloween
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Halloween is officially over, which means it’s time to think about Thanksgiving, folks.

Krystal Keith in the Kitchen: Pumpkin Spice Grits
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If you’re an innovative cook who likes to try everything, check out this recipe!

2014 Miracle on Kansas Avenue Rescue Run
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New parade route and race course for 2014!

Find Frogger!
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Win a FROGGER Prize Pack! Here’s how…

Organized Chaos V
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Topeka premier MMA Event is going to be held at Wild Horse Saloon on November 13th!!

We Need Your Help to Ring Bells for the Salvation Army
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We need your help to ring bells for the Salvation Army! Visit THIS LINK to learn more and register!

Red Kettle Kick Off Party!
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What do winter and Christmas have in common – besides the cold? The annual Salvation Army Red Kettle Christmas Campaign!  The campaign kicks off on Thursday, November 13th at 6:00 PM at WIBW Radio, 1210 SW Executive Drive, in Topeka. Join Ralph Hipp … Read More

The Swon Brothers, Easton Corbin & More Talk Halloween Costumes
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One of the best parts of Halloween (besides the candy, of course) is the opportunity to get dressed up. This goes for a number of country artists too.

Country Stars Share Favorite Halloween Memories
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Halloween — typically, jack-o’-lanterns, witches, and, of course, candy come to mind at the mention of this holiday. But one country star associates Halloween with fireworks.

Introducing… Jackie Lee
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“From the first time I heard the ‘She Does’ demo, I knew it had to be my debut single. I love everything about ‘She Does,’ from the content to the melody.”

Brantley Gilbert, Maddie & Tae Share Favorite Costumes
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While Brantley Gilbert will not be dressing up like any of his musical heroes since he has a show scheduled for Halloween, he does have a favorite costume memory, which happened just last year…

Luke Bryan and David Nail Know “Good” Halloween Candy
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If you happen to live in Luke Bryan’s neighborhood, be prepared to hand out the “good candy” when he brings his two boys to your door to trick-or-treat.

Easy Last-Minute Halloween Costumes for Men and Women
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What is your go-to last-minute Halloween costume?

Eric Church and Darius Rucker Remember Favorite Halloween Costumes
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See what these two think are great costumes!

WIN a Trip For Two To Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa!
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What a fantastic prize! Registration info here!

Chris Young and Kidde Partner to Shine a ‘Spotlight on Fire Safety’
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Grammy nominated singer Chris Young and Kidde Fire Safety are partnering to shine a “Spotlight on Fire Safety.”

WIN a Sam Hunt ‘Montevallo’ Prize Pack!
| |

To celebrate the release of Montevallo, we’re offering our readers the chance to WIN a Sam Hunt prize pack that includes an autographed copy of the album, a T-shirt, and a koozie.

Veteran’s Day Parade
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The Big 94.5 Country invites you to join us in welcoming home our heroes at the 2nd Annual Topeka Veterans Parade!

Trisha Yearwood: ‘Breaking Bad’ Addict
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How about you? Are you a fan too?

CONTEST: Enter To Win A Jerrod Niemann “Buzz Back” Prize Pack
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Details on what you win and how to register here!

WIN a Sara Evans Prize Pack!
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Complete the form to enter!

Warm Up Your Winter
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Details on how to get yourself qualified to win a new furnace from Blue Dot!

WIN a Jake Owen Prize Pack!
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To celebrate the release of “What We Ain’t Got,” we’re offering our readers the chance to win a Jake Owen prize pack! Details here!

Justin Moore To His Younger Self: ‘Enjoy the Journey’
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Justin Moore has seen quite a bit of success over the past few years, but there’s one thing he wishes he could do over.

Brantley Gilbert’s Pawpaw Is One Of His Biggest Influences
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“Outside of music there’s a lot of people I admire. But, the first person that stands out in my mind, that would have to be my pawpaw.”

Miranda Lambert Raises Over $600,000 For 7th Annual ‘Cause For The Paws’
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“Getting to do what I love and help the cause that’s closest to my heart, and do it in Vegas; it doesn’t get any better.”

Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean Team Up For 10-Stadium Summer Tour Run
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The boys will be in Kansas City next August! Details here!

Walking with Dinosaurs: The Arena Spectacula
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Walking with Dinosaurs: The Arena Spectacular, returns to the Sprint Center on Nov 7 – 9th! Details here!

Reba’s Father, Clark McEntire, Passes Away
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Such a hard thing. Our hearts are with you Reba.

The Swon Brothers Make Surprise Appearance At A Wedding Reception
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The duo performed at the wedding reception following their show at the Foothills Fall Festival on Saturday October 18th in Maryville, TN.

CONTEST: Enter To Win A Top 25 Country Songs of Faith CD
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Thanks to our friends at Marantha! Music for this giveaway!

Blake Shelton Becomes 1st Country Artist To Top Billboard’s Artist 100 Chart
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That’s quite a feat, Blake. Congratulations!

Carrie Underwood On Brad Paisley: ‘I Couldn’t Ask For a Better Co-Host’
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What do you think? Are Brad and Carrie the perfect hosts for the CMA Awards?

Danielle Bradbery, Trisha Yearwood Perform the National Anthem at Major Sporting Events
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Danielle Bradbery and Trisha Yearwood each performed the National Anthem at major sporting events earlier this week.

2015 Kicker Country Stampede!
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Bookmark this page and check back regularly for any and all updates!

Little Big Town’s Pain Killer Could Be Your Remedy
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Great songs, great lyrics. More about the album here.

Sunny Sweeney Posts Update Following Viral Photo
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We brought you the story about the first post, here’s an update.

Kristian Bush Releases ‘Trailer Hitch’ Music Video
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Kristian Bush is saving the world from a zombie apocalypse in his new music video for Top 40 and climbing hit, “Trailer Hitch.” Watch it here!

Keith Urban Gives Update On American Idol Auditions
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Here are a few details about the show this season.

WIN a Prize Pack from The Swon Brothers!
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Here’s the link and details to get registered.

Brantley Gilbert: ENGAGED!
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Congratulations are in order for Brantley Gilbert!

Dustin Lynch Injured By Flying Beer Can During Concert
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People can be so rude sometimes! Here’s what happened.

Eric Church Races Around The Subject of New Single “Talladega”
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It’s not about NASCAR – find out what it IS about here.

See Your Favorite Game Show LIVE with Bob Eubanks!
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Play the Newlywed Game with us!

Sara Evans To Appear on Upcoming Episode of ABC’s ‘Nashville’
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Evans will play herself and sing her newly released single “Put My Heart Down” with Will Chase’s character Luke Wheeler.

Blake Shelton Confirmed For ‘The Voice’ Season Eight
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The Voice” season eight will begin in early 2015.

Jerrod Niemann Ties The Knot
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It’s official – Jerrod Niemann is a married man!

Garth Brooks Shatters His North American Ticket Sales Record
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The record was previously held by Chicago where he sold 180,000 tickets from eleven shows at the Allstate Arena. Not anymore, Garth.

Brett Eldredge Named One Of People Magazine’s 2014 Ones To Watch
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He was the only country artist selected!

Jason Aldean’s “Concert For The Cure” Raises Over $660K
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This year, Aldean raised $660,909 to benefit Susan G. Komen and breast cancer research.

Introducing… Mickey Guyton
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When Arlington, Texas native Mickey Guyton heard Leann Rimes sing at a Texas Rangers game when she was a young girl, she knew exactly what she wanted to be.

Blake Shelton’s New Album BRINGING BACK THE SUNSHINE Debuts At #1 On The Charts
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SUNSHINE is only the third country album to top The Billboard 200 this year!

Boo at the Zoo & Costume Contest 2014
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We will be there on October 18th! Come see us!

Luke Bryan Earns 11th Career No.1 with ‘Roller Coaster’
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Since the debut of his first album in 2007, Luke has sold nearly 6.4 million albums and 24.9 million digital tracks from his four studio albums

Brad Paisley Debuts ‘Perfect Storm’ Music Video
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Brad Paisley’s music video for his current hit single, “Perfect Storm,” recently made its debut! Watch it here!

Toby Keith’s New Single Raises A Glass To ‘Drunk Americans’
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The song celebrates those communal moments when glasses go up and the barriers that separate us all come down.

Salute our Heroes Gala
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The BIG 94.5 Country wants you to join us at the Salute our Heroes Gala on November 1st at the Capitol Plaza Hotel. Please RSVP before October 15th. Connect with the Military Veteran Project on Facebook HERE! Register to attend … Read More

Beer Pretzels, Cheesecake Hits At Taste Of Home Cooking In Mayetta
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The Big 94.5 Country and 580 WIBW AM host Taste of Home Cooking School Culinary Specialist Jamie Dunn at Prairie Band Casino in Mayetta.

CONTEST: Enter To Win The Best of Me Soundtrack ZinePak
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Get yourself entered right here!

Sunny Sweeney Shares Touching Photo Between Soldier and Stranger
| |

In a photo that is quickly going viral, “Bad Girl Phase” singer Sunny Sweeney shows a touching moment between strangers at the airport.

Jake Owen and Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley Get New Pups
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Awh, how cute – Jake Owen and Florida Georgia Line‘s Brian Kelley have each added new four-legged members to their families!

Brantley Gilbert Would Consider More Acting, But Says Music Is His ‘True Passion’
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If he decides to take on a role, he doesn’t want his fans to worry. He says he will never stray too far from music.

Blake Shelton Goes Back To His Roots on ‘Bringing Back the Sunshine’
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With this album, Shelton proves that while he may be a superstar, he hasn’t forgotten his roots.

CONTEST: Enter To Win The Best of Me Movie Soundtrack and Movie Poster
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To celebrate the release of The Best of Me Soundtrack, we have your chance to WIN a copy + a Movie Poster!!! Entry Link HERE!

Thomas Rhett Releases “Make Me Wanna” Music Video
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Click here to see the video!

Carrie Underwood Gets Overwhelmed Shopping at Babies “R” Us
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It doesn’t get much cuter than a pregnant Carrie Underwood!

Garth Brooks Announces Album Title, Reveals Cover Art
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This album is a reminder to all those who dream, work, and fight for what they believe; do not give up your vision…

Carrie Underwood Talks Pregnancy, Changes First Diaper on America’s Morning Show
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Here’s an interview with Carrie talking about her pregnancy.

Rascal Flatts to ‘Flip The Switch’ on Opry’s Signature Barn as Opry Goes Pink
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Now that’s kind of a cool responsibility, Rascal Flatts!

Corn Harvest Hard Work No Matter How Done In Days Of The Past
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Old-Fashioned Corn Picking Demonstrated At Alta Vista’s Ag Heritage Park

Rascal Flatts Joe Don Rooney and Wife Welcome Daughter’s Arrival
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Congratulations to the entire family!!!

CMT Offers Advance Listen To Jason Aldean’s New Album “Old Boots, New Dirt”
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Here’s an exclusive early listen to all 15 tracks!

Holly Williams Welcomes Daughter, Stella June
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New baby! How exciting. Details here.

Pioneer Bluffs Historic Chase County Ranch Headquarters Fall Festival Saturday
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Looking for something to do this weekend? Pack up and head out to this Fall Festival!

Sumptuous Evening Gala
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This semi-formal event that will include wine, spirits, sumptuous bites, live auction, and entertainment. Find out where and when here!

Clara Henningsen of The Henningsens and Husband Expecting First Child
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The couple is expecting their first child this spring!

Darius Rucker Releases ‘Homegrown Honey’ Music Video
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The album won’t be released till early 2015 – but you can watch the video here, now!

Eric Church and Wife Expecting Second Son
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Congratulations to the Church family!

Blake Shelton Offers Early Listen Of New Album “Bringing Back The Sunshine” on CMT
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Early listen before the release to all 12 tracks beginning today!!!

Carrie Underwood To Release ‘Greatest Hits: Decade #1′
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Here’s more about her announcement!

Jason Aldean Engaged To Brittany Kerr
| |

Country superstar Jason Aldean is officially off the market (again!).

Keith Urban Releases Steamy ‘Somewhere In My Car’ Music Video
| |

Four-time CMA nominee Keith Urban recently debuted a steamy new music video for his latest single, “Somewhere In My Car.”

Kenny Chesney To Perform and Serve As Guest Picker on College GameDay
| |

Kenny Chesney is no stranger to college football.

Dean Alexander Releases ‘Live A Little’ Music Video
| |

Elektra Records country singer-songwriter Dean Alexander premiered the official music video for his new single “Live A Little” this week. Watch it here!

Lee Ann Womack Debuts “The Way I’m Livin’” Music Video
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Directed by Roger Pistole, the video was shot in an abandoned house on a working cattle farm outside Nashville. Watch it here!

Exclusive Lady Antebellum Cut x Cut: ‘Freestyle’
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Kelley talks about how much this album scares him in this video. Watch here!

WIN a Guitar Autographed by Kenny Chesney!
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Details and link to enter here!

Dierks Bentley Drops ‘Say You Do’ Single and Music Video
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“I think it’s pretty evident there is a hardcore yearning going on in this song…” said Bentley. Watch it here!

Garth Brooks To Release New Album on November 11
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Now you know when it will be out – here’s where to get your copy!

Carrie Underwood To Visit Today Show for Exclusive Announcement Friday, Sept. 26
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Carrie Underwood will appear on NBC’s Today Show this Friday, Sept. 26

Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard: Engaged!
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Congratulations are in order for the Georgia-half of Florida Georgia Line! Tyler Hubbard announced that he and his girlfriend…

Disney Junior Live
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Arrr!! The BIG 94.5 Country wants you to go to Disney Junior Live! Pirate & Princess Adventure on October 10 at the Ks Expocentre! Starting Thursday {9/25/14} every day for the next two weeks on Mid-Day with Stephanie Lynn and … Read More

All Justin Moore Was Asking For Was One Hit
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The funny thing is, a much younger Moore just wanted a hit song.

Jerrod Niemann Reveals Wedding Details
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Details on country crooner Jerrod Niemann‘s imminent nuptial plans with fiancée, Morgan Petek…

Big Money Secret Sound
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Here’s what this contest is all about and how you can win.

Eric Church Partners With Lucchese To Create Exclusive THESE BOOTS Line
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Eric Church the boot designer! Find out where you can get them!

American Express To Live Stream Tim McGraw’s Concert TONIGHT
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Tim McGraw just unveiled a brand new digital video produced by Bennett Miller for the Amex Unstaged Concert Series. Watch it here!

Brett Eldredge Goes Black and White For “Mean To Me” Music Video
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“There’s something innocent and romantic about black and white movies that I think works great with this video,” said Brett. Watch it here!

Kenny Chesney Premieres Six Tracks from THE BIG REVIVAL Exclusively on CMT
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CMT preps for Kenny Chesney’s “The Big Revival” with an early listen to six of the 11 tracks

Indulge: A Girl’s Night Out
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94.5 Country will be there with an opportunity to pick up your Taste Of Home Cooking School Tickets!

Dustin Lynch & Craig Campbell @ TPAC Nov 9th!
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You do not want to miss this pair of incredible country artists!

Florida Georgia Line Teams Up With CBS Sports
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CBS Sports has teamed up with superstar duo FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE for its SEC ON CBS broadcasts.

Kenny Chesney Speaks Out on the Objectification of Women in Country Music
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Although many country artists have had recent success singing about girls with tan legs, cut-offs, and bikini tops, you won’t hear Kenny Chesney singing about that.

Jason Aldean Calls CMA Awards Snub ‘Frustrating’
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Find out what Jason has to say about not being included in the CMA Awards this year.

Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum & More To Appear on Michael W. Smith Christmas Album
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Check out the track listing and find out how to get your copy!

Austin Webb Hosting StageIt Show to Benefit Autism Speaks
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Find out how carpet cleaning lead to Austin hosting the fundraiser.

Ryan Kinder Joins Zac Brown Band’s Great American Road Trip Tour
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In addition to his new record deal, Kinder is set to join Zac Brown Band out on the road on their Great American Road Trip Tour.

Kenny Chesney Celebrates 25th No.1 Single With “American Kids”
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Pre-Order link and a short story on “American Kids” from Kenny Chesney.

Brett Eldredge Performs on CBS’ ‘Big Brother’
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Watch Brett perform “Mean To Me” on “Big Brother” here!

CONTEST: Enter To Win Tickets To A Concert of YOUR Choice
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Check out the details and register here!

Garth Brooks Unveils New Music Store, GhostTunes
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Find out what GhostTunes is and how it works!

Kenny Chesney Creates THE BIG REVIVAL ZinePak
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The ZinePak will be released on Sept. 23 exclusively at Walmart and Walmart.com. Preorder link here!

Carrie Underwood Is ‘Excited’ To Be Back For Second Year Of Sunday Night Football
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It’s her second year – see what she has to say about it!

Brantley Gilbert
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Listen to win! Details here.

Race Against Breast Cancer – Postponed to Oct. 24-25
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Why is everyone talking about October 24th & 25th?

Hunter Hayes Performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’
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Check out the performance right here!

WWE Live!
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Listen & Win!! Details inside.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 2014
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Join our team & help us make a world with more birthdays!

NASCAR Tickets!
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Enter here for your chance to win NASCAR tickets from Kansas Lottery & 94.5 Country!

Video: Huff n’ Puff Saturday Afternoon
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Check out what to see at the 39th Huff n’ Puff Hot Air Balloon Rally.

Huff n’ Puff’s Become Leading State Attraction
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This weekend’s Huff n’ Puff Hot Air Balloon Rally has a rich history, starting as an experiment 39 years ago, evolving into one of the most prolific attractions in Kansas.

Brantley Gilbert Admits He’s a Fan of Festival Fashion
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“I got a special place in my heart for bikinis and Daisy Dukes and fair and festival season,” he admits.

Kenny Chesney Ready To Take Fans On ‘Another Ride’
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Now that the album is finished and ready to hit shelves on September 23, Chesney is already thinking about his next project…a 2015 tour.

Garth Brooks Releases New Single “People Loving People” To Country Radio
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Listen for it on air – we’ll have it! And we’ll let you know when you can download it too. Stay tuned!

Old Albany Days Bring Nemaha County Farming Community Back To Life This Weekend
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Looking for something to do this weekend? Check this out!

Renowned Rodeo Blood Runs Strong Through Generations As Clay Center Cowboy Aspires To Be Champion Bull Rider
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No shortage of enthusiasm and the championship rodeo blood – find out who our Kansas cowboy is!

Introducing… Sandra Lynn
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New artist on the scene! Find out a bit about here her!

Carrie Underwood Announces Pregnancy
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Congratulations Carrie!

Canaan Smith Ties The Knot
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Congratulations are in order!

What Bradley J Is Jamming On
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See what this weeks song/video is?

10 Songs You Should Be Listening To Right Now – August 2014
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Here they are – with links to each of them!

Thomas Rhett Appreciates Constructive Criticism From Rhett Akins
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Guess what the relationship between the two is!

Women’s Night Out: Wine, Women & Song, Part 2
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This is going to be a blast ladies! Event details inside.

Chris Lane Debuts ‘Broken Windshield View’ Music Video
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Check out hot country music newcomer Chris Lane’s brand new music video!

Luke Bryan Surprises 4-Year-Old With Asperger’s Syndrome
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What a heartwarming story. Check out the video too.

Hayden Panettiere Reveals She’s Expecting a…
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What is it? A boy or a girl??!

Wonder $50 Giveaway!
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Find out how you can win a $50 VISA Gift Card!

WIN a Guitar Autographed by Brad Paisley!
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All the details and the entry form right here!

What Bradley J Is Jamming On
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See what this weeks song/video is?

Jake Owen’s Exclusive Interview With Larry King
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What a great interview! Watch it here!

WIN Zac Brown Concert Tickets!
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Details Here!

VIDEO: PRCA’s On This Weekend
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Check out some video of people at the PRCA Topeka.

Hot for Teacher
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So, what do you think?

Tim McGraw… Junk Food Junkie?
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Yep. See when he eats it and what his favorites are!

Big & Rich’s New Album GRAVITY Set to Blast Off with Historic Launch on September 23
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They’re back – check out the track listing and when you can catch a TV performance!

Miss Rodeo Kansas Adds Glamor To PRCA Topeka Competition
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Miss Rodeo Kansas will add an element of glamor to this weekend’s Topeka PRCA competition

Kelleigh Bannen Shares Her ‘On The Road LOVES’
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A good list for every girl’s travel pack!

Crystal Light’s “Randarita” Recipe Inspired By Miranda Lambert
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Here’s Miranda’s – what’s your favorite way to drink Crystal Light?

Austin Webb Wants You To Take A Selfie With Him
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FInd out how you can take a selfie with him too!

George Strait to Release 20-Track Live Album ‘The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium’ September 16
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This album commemorates a night of celebration for one of the most influential figures in country music.

This Weekend’s PRCA Brings Best Animals As Well As Riders
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This weekend’s PRCA Rodeo at the North Topeka Saddle Club will feature premium animals to help the contestants achieve their best results toward the national championship.

Washburn Home Opener with American Family Insurance 2014-2015!
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Get free tickets to the Washburn Football Home Opener on Thursday September 4th versus the Lindenwood University Lions…

Tractor & Truck Pull
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Start your engines Get ready for excitement, fire and smoke fun for all!

Flint Hills Beef Fest Celebrates Grass Cattle Industry This Weekend At Emporia
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Here’s some info about the annual celebration of the grass cattle industry, Beef Fest.

What Bradley J Is Jamming On
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See what this weeks song/video is?

Professional Rodeo Returning To North Topeka Featuring Array Of Special Attractions
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Find out what all is going on at the PRCA Rodeo this weekend!

Taylor Swift Announces First Official Pop Album
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So, what do you think of the big news?

CountryMusicRocks Interview with Joel Crouse
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Get to know a little about him here! What a great interview!

Luke Bryan’s Show At Gillette Stadium Sets All-Time Record
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Yep, he’s hot! Do you think the trend will continue?

David Nail Mourns The Loss Of His Grandmother
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We’re sending our heartfelt condolences to David Nail and his family.

Derek Hough To Star In ABC Hit Show NASHVILLE
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Derek Hough is going country!

Florida Georgia Line is coming to Kicker Country Stampede 2015!
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The BIG 94.5 Country is so excited to announce the second headline for Kicker Country Stampede 2015!

What Bradley J Is Jamming On
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See what this weeks song/video is?

Eric Church Releases “Cold One” Music Video
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Watch it first, right here!

Lost Dr. Pepper Rock
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Really. It’s gone. :( If you knew where it was, fill out this form – we have a grill to give away!

Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Wife To Appear On Animal Planet’s ‘Treehouse Masters’
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The episode of “Treehouse Masters” will air August 15 on Animal Planet at 10/9c. Will you tune in?

Country Music at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards
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Click to find out who won what and some great photos!

WIN an Eric Church ‘Cold One’ YETI Cooler!
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Hurry! This contest is only open for a few days!

Luke Bryan Rocks GMA Summer Concert Series With Largest Crowd This Summer
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Check out what these massive crowds look like and watch a few videos of Luke talking about it all.

Taste of Home Show
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Go “Back to School” with Taste of Home! Details & tickets inside.

Shorty the Wonderhorse Coloring Contest!
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You might just win tickets to the rodeo!!!

Top Five Carrie Underwood Music Videos
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Her videos do exactly what music videos are supposed to do: tell a story, make you feel something, and entertain. Watch her top 5 here!

CONTEST: Enter To Win Tickets To Jake Owen’s Days Of Gold Tour
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CountryMusicRocks has your chance to WIN a pair of tickets to see Jake Owen on his DAYS OF GOLD TOUR!!

Lee Brice Performs On Sports Illustrated Now
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Watch Lee’s interview and performance here

Lady Antebellum To Be Inducted Into Georgia Music Hall of Fame
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Find out who else is being inducted!

Luke Bryan To Perform On Good Morning America and Tape Scene For ABC’s “Nashville”
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Luke’s going to tape a scene with Connie Britton and Amy Robach on the GMA stage for ABC’s Nashville!

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood Return To Host The 48th Annual CMA Awards
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Paisley and Underwood answered CMA Awards trivia questions posed by Little Big Town – watch the video here!

Jake Owen Performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
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Watch the video and check out his single here!

National Night Out Huge Kick-Off Party
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We are doing it again this year! Read on for when and where.

Gary Levox Ill, Rascal Flatts Cancel Three Shows
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you Gary & team!

JT Hodges Releases ‘Already High’ Music Video
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It features cameo appearances by several guest celebrities, including NFL football players and recording artists! Watch it here!

Introducing… Ben Rue
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Ben Rue is the latest addition to the star-studded Arista Nashville roster – learn more about him here!

Kellie Pickler and Amy Grant Kick Off Breast Cancer Awareness Month With Athena Bottled Water
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Athena® bottled water was created for the cause® in 2003 by a breast cancer survivor who had one purpose: to win the war against breast cancer.

Jason Aldean Named Top Digital Male Country Artist In History
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To date, Aldean has tallied over 21.5 million cumulative RIAA Digital Single Certifications counting song downloads and on-demand streams. Wow.

The Band Perry Promotes Safe Teen Driving with State Farm’s Celebrate My Drive Program
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Teens who commit safe driving have the chance to bring the award-winning group to their high school for a private concert during the 2014-2015 school year!

Get To Know Country Newcomer Canaan Smith
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Check out the fan video here!

Introducing… Allison Veltz
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Here’s a short interview with her!

Tasty Idea From Little Big Town!
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LBT’s got a recipe!

Win Miranda Lambert Concert Tickets!
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Miranda’s coming to the Cricket Wireless Amphitheater with special guest Justin Moore, Thomas Rhett and Jukebox Mafia on Sunday, August 17th!