Brantley Gilbert is now packing heat on a permanent basis
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So what do you think? Yay or Nay?

Even #KaceyMusgraves isn’t immune to bad concert reviews.
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Check out Kacey singing “Follow Your Arrow” live here!

Thomas Rhett pens song with Eric Church
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Thomas Rhett can finally cross this one off his bucket list!

Grand Ole Opry now officially a national treasure
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The Grand Ole Opry House, home of the Opry since the venue opened in 1974, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Taylor Swift out smarts the paps with those bikini pics
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Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. But also kind of sad.

Zac Brown Band To Perform On ‘Saturday Night Live’
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The “Homegrown” singers follow Blake Shelton, who appeared earlier in the season as both the host and musical guest.

Maddie & Tae Debut ‘Fly’ Music Video
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Maddie & Tae have created a video that became a visual metaphor for finding your way in real life terms.

Thomas Rhett Scores Third No.1 Single with “Make Me Wanna”
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Platinum-selling country artist Thomas Rhett’s momentum continues to escalate as he establishes himself “at the forefront of young country singers”.

Tyler Farr Announces Sophomore Album, ‘Suffer In Peace’
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Suffer in Peace promises to be an album that continues Farr’s trajectory of being a force to be reckoned with in country music.

Meghan Linsey Auditions For ‘The Voice’
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“She’s one of the best singers I’ve ever heard in my life.”

Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Keith Urban Attend 87th Academy Awards
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See pictures from the 87th Academy Awards red carpet and McGraw’s performance of “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” here.

RaeLynn Talks Clothing Addiction
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When it comes to shopping, definitely I love shirts that just say stuff that doesn’t even matter.

Five Reasons Why Kenny Chesney is the Perfect Beach Bum
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We’re counting down the top five reasons why Kenny Chesney is the perfect beach bum!

CMIL Exclusive: Parmalee Dishes On New Single, Young Love
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It’s a song about the moment when it really clicks, and you’re really into somebody. WATCH HERE.

Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott Helps Out Expectant Mom Carrie Underwood With Advice
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Hillary is passing on some advice of her own to expectant mom Carrie Underwood.

WIN Kansas Lottery Cabela’s Scratch Off Tickets
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We have lottery tickets to give away! Here’s how you can win them.

The Swon Brothers Premiere ‘Pray For You’ Music Video
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ACM Vocal Duo of the Year nominees, The Swon Brothers, recently debuted the new video for their latest single “Pray For You.” Directed by David Poag and produced by Steve Lamar for Lamar Brothers, “Pray For You” unfolds in a … Read More

Brad Paisley Teams Up With Guinness To Raise Funds for Firefighters Nationwide
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The Guinness St. Patrick’s Day initiative is to inspire bolder choices and celebrate those of great character and heroism who want to be and do more – qualities firefighters showcase each and every day.

Eric Church and Wife Welcome Baby Boy
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Another country baby has arrived!

Kenny Chesney and Band Head to Spring Training for The Big Revival Tour
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“And that’s one thing about the No Shoes Nation: they come to have the time of their lives – and the beauty of my band is they’re determined to make it the best night of the summer.”

CountryMusicRock Interview with Canaan Smith
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2015 is off to a great start for country newcomer Canaan Smith.  His brand new single,“Love You Like That,” is quickly making an impact on the country charts, as well as with country fans.  Smith has a full year of … Read More

Carrie Underwood’s ‘Little Toy Guns’ Is Country Radio’s Most-Added Song
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Carrie Underwood’s “Little Toy Guns,” the second single off her Greatest Hits: Decade #1, hit the airwaves as the #1 Most Added Song at country radio this week.

Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett & Cole Swindell To Compete For ACM New Artist of the Year
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The Academy of Country Music and Kohl’s Department Stores announced today that Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell have been named nominees for this year’s ACM New Artist of the Year.Award

Martina McBride Performs For Military Families Aboard the Carnival Freedom
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“We’re thrilled Carnival Cruise Line honored these service members and their families by providing a truly memorable day and evening of onboard fun and exciting activities.”

CMIL Exclusive: Chris Young Talks ‘Lonely Eyes,’ Touring with Lee Brice
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The “Lonely Eyes” singer is in the midst of a co-headlining tour with his buddy Lee Brice, which will take them all the way to Hawaii next month

Brantley Gilbert Finds Friend and Mentor In Tim McGraw
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By Andrew Ellis “Tim’s an awesome dude, on and off stage,” Gilbert says of the superstar, and points out that like him, Tim has been sober for a while. “He had some great advice as far as that goes.”During his … Read More

Florida Georgia Line’s ‘Sun Daze’ Tops The Charts
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“Sun Daze” marks the superstar duo’s sixth run atop the charts and follows the buzzed-about PLATINUM No.1 hit “Dirt.”

Why Does It Mean So Much?
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How a visit to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital changed the life of one man.

Carrie Underwood Donates Guitar To Help K-9 Officer
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When it comes to those in need, Underwood always has time to lend a hand.

94 Country Selfie St. Jude Promotion
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We aren’t asking for you to pay a dime, we just need you to help spread the word!

Randy Houser and Eckrich® Surprise Military Family with Free Groceries and More
| |

Now in its fourth year of partnership with Operation Homefront, Eckrich has donated more than $750,000 to the charity.

Usher Covers Blake Shelton’s ‘Neon Light’
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We think Usher did a pretty good job on this cover, how about you?

Parmalee Releases Lyric Video For Latest Single, ‘Already Callin’ You Mine’
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With an undeniably catchy, up-tempo hook, “Already Callin’ You Mine” tells the universal story of young love that falls hard and fast.

Valentine’s Day Makeup Tutorial By April Kry
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Kry is sharing her passion for makeup!

Luke Bryan Makes Country Music History with Six No. 1 Singles off One Album
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Crash My Party also contains five Number One Billboard Country Airplay chart singles.

Austin Webb Debuts ‘All Country On You’ Lyric Video
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“When I heard it, the Carrie Underwood line hit me immediately, and I thought, ‘Wow, what a cool way to describe a song like this, using Carrie Underwood.’”

Carrie Underwood Talks Makeup, Reveals Her Beauty Icon
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Carrie Underwood looks absolutely stunning in the newest campaign from Almay.

Love and Theft Talk Controversial Tune
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The duo is touching on subjects they haven’t had the opportunity to tackle on their prior albums.

Luke Bryan Takes ‘I See You’ to the Top of the Charts
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All of the singles from his current multi-platinum album, Crash My Party, have reached the the top of the charts, and now he can add a sixth No.1 to that list with “I See You.”

Kenny Chesney Talks New Single, ‘Wild Child’
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I’m very proud of this song because I believe there’s a lot of ways to write about women.

Re-Live Miranda Lambert’s Feisty ‘Little Red Wagon’ GRAMMYs Performance
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Lambert sported a sleek leather look, complete with studded cowboy boots and a pop of purple eye-shadow.

Kip Moore Is Unapologetic with New Single “I’m To Blame”
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With the new song, he’s owning who he is and he’s not apologizing for it.

Kansas Garden Show
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Come see Saturday at the Kansas Garden Show! Ladies – details inside on how you can get in FREE!

MMA Organized Chaos VII
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We have tickets to give away! Here’s how to win’em.

PHOTOS: ‘The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards’ Red Carpet
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Look at all the pretty people!

Eric Church Takes CBS News On The Road and Behind The Scenes
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Eric Church gave the folks at CBS a rare behind the scenes look at the 100-plus person production of his wildly popular “The Outsiders World Tour.”

Steven Lee Olsen Talks Debut Single, ‘Raised by a Good Time’
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The song is something Olsen says was born out of him just talking with his co-writers during a session.Country newcomer Steven Lee Olsen has just released his debut single, “Raised by a Good Time,” to country radio.

Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation Celebrates ‘Mutts Across America’
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The MuttNation Foundation board worked diligently to find the most deserving shelters in each of the 50 states. MNF does not solicit grant applications.

Luke Bryan and Wife Take In Nephew After Death of Brother-In-Law
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“We feel like if we just stay positive through this, maybe we’ll be a positive inspiration for people that had these things happen to ‘em.”

Eric Church Is Looking Forward To Performing at the GRAMMY Awards
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Eric’s wife Katherine is due to give birth to the couple’s second child very, very soon, and he’s hoping the delivery will happen AFTER the GRAMMY Awards.

Kip Moore Releases New Single, ‘I’m To Blame’
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“I’ve learned that sometimes when you’re in a relationship, especially if you’re trying to keep the relationship, it’s better just to admit that something was your fault so everybody can move o.”

Tim McGraw Found Quality When Picking Songs For ‘Sundown Heaven Town’ Deluxe Edition
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“I think at the end of the day it’s all about the songs,” he explains. “And that’s another reason why there’s eighteen, from me.

Keith Urban Talks ‘American Idol’
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Urban says one of those changes is that the Top 48 contestants will get dose of what it’s like performing live before hitting the big stage.

Luke Bryan Tops The Country Charts With “I See You”
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The song is the sixth No. 1 song from his multi-platinum album, Crash My Party.

Logan Mize – A New Kansas Country Music Artist
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Have you heard of the new KANSAS Country Music artist Logan Mize yet?

Carrie Underwood’s “Little Toy Guns” Arrives with a Bang
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Carrie Underwood world premiered the music video for her new single, “Little Toy Guns,”exclusively on her Facebook page on Friday morning, with fans rushing en masse to see the new clip, which has now garnered more than 5 million views to date.

Introducing…Austin Webb
| |

“I didn’t choose to focus on country music. I was born a country singer.”

Dierks Bentley To Make Media Rounds
| |

GRAMMY nominee Dierks Bentley is gearing up for back-to-back national television appearances this week!

Sunny Sweeney Releases New Single, ‘My Bed’
| |

After concluding 2014 with countless accolades from some of music’s toughest critics, country songstress Sunny Sweeney is back with what just could be one of her most gut-wrenching ballads yet

Carrie Underwood Admits, ‘We Don’t Have A Baby Name’
| |

“We don’t have a baby name. We need to lock that down here pretty soon.”

Brantley Gilbert Releases ‘One Hell of an Amen’ Music Video
| |

Known for his patriotism and true-to-life storytelling, platinum-selling Brantley Gilbert is getting personal with his latest single, “One Hell of an Amen,” which is already gaining buzz from BG nation on social media

Carrie Underwood Debuts ‘Little Toy Guns’ Music Video
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Carrie Underwood recently debuted the new music video for her latest single, “Little Toy Guns.”

Eric Paslay: Engaged!
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Paslay recently announced the news, telling The Tennessean that he popped the question on December 30.

Kip Moore Is To Blame In Dierks Bentley Prank
| |

Check out the video of the prank here!

CONTEST: Enter To Win Digital Gift Card to GhostTunes
| |

We are celebrating Garth Brooks’ birthday by giving fans a chance to win a GhostTunes digital gift card valued at $29.99!

Trisha Yearwood Announces Release Date For 3rd Cookbook, ‘Trisha’s Table: My Feel-Good Favorites For A Balanced Life’
| |

The book will be the country star’s first new cookbook since the debut of her Emmy-Award winning Food Network show, “Trisha’s Southern Kitchen” began airing in 2012.

Contest: Enter To Win A Sam Hunt “Take Your Time” Prize Pack
| |

We’re giving fans a chance to win a Sam Hunt “Take Your Time Prize Pack.”

Cricket Wireless Summer Concert Series
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Here’s your chance to win MEGATICKETS to the Cricket Wireless Summer Concert Series

Jake Owen Reveals The Best Compliment He Ever Received
| |

Owen has received a fair share of compliments through the course of his career – but here’s the best one.

Maddie & Tae Ready ‘Fly’ Music Video
| |

“Just like we didn’t want our second single to be like our first one,”

Sam Hunt Reveals Origin of ‘Lipstick Graffiti’ Tour Name
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Ever wondered about this one? Here’s your answer!

CountryMusicRocks Interview with Sandra Lynn
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Country Music newcomer Sandra Lynn is making a strong impact with her brand new single, “After Party.” The new single is fun and upbeat, and makes for a great fit on your country music playlist.

Report: Blake Shelton Cast In Adam Sandler’s ‘Ridiculous 6′
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The “Lonely Tonight” singer has reportedly been cast in Adam Sandler’s first Netflix movie, “Ridiculous 6.”It appears Blake Shelton is going to try his hand at acting.

Carrie Underwood To Kick Off Super Bowl XLIX With ‘Waiting All Day for a Super Bowl Fight’
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The opening theme for NBC’s coverage of Super Bowl XLIX will feature new elements, including lyrics featuring the AFC champion New England Patriots and NFC champion Seattle Seahawks, and a special set design.

Eric Church Brings ‘Talladega’ To No.1
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“Talladega” joins previous No. 1 “Give Me Back My Hometown,” which is nominated for Country Song of the Year at the GRAMMYs.

Lee Brice Joined Garth Brooks On Stage In Boston
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Lee Brice checked a “bucket list” item Saturday night!

Introducing…Clare Dunn
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Creating music was my dream, and I grew up performing and singing any chance I could around home.

Carrie Underwood’s ‘Something in the Water’ Tops Charts For 7th Week
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The Gold-certified “Something in the Water” recently topped Rolling Stone’s year-end social media readers’ poll of the “10 Best Country Songs of 2014.

Ram Trucks Launches New Campaign with Miranda Lambert
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The Ram Truck brand launches a new marketing initiative this week featuring Grammy® Award-winner Miranda Lambert and a custom “Roots and Wings” song Lambert wrote exclusively for the campaign.

Chase Rice Reveals Seductive Side in “Gonna Wanna Tonight” Music Video
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The singer/songwriter reveals a softer, more seductive side

The Robertson Family of ‘Duck Dynasty’ Debuts New Fashion Lines
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“The Duck Commander brand has represented quality since 1972, so when it came to creating a lifestyle clothing line, we wanted to marry that comfort with that standard of excellence.”

CountryMusicRocks Interview with April Kry
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The new artist brings a fresh new sound to the country music genre, and we’re already loving her catchy new single.

Old Dominion Rushes New Single “Break Up With Him” To Country Radio
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Old Dominion is turning the system upside down with the release of their new single “Break Up With Him.”

Miranda Lambert Joins GRAMMY Awards Lineup
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Country superstar Miranda Lambert has joined the lineup for The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

Mallary Hope Welcomes Baby Girl
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Congratulations are in order for singer/songwriter Mallary Hope and her husband Ryan Dokke!

Dee Jay Silver Ties The Knot
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Dee Jay Silver is a married man!

Maddie & Tae To Debut New Single “Fly” on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
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In the six months since “Girl In A Country Song” hit the airwaves, MADDIE & TAE have caused a sensation.

Thomas Rhett Covers Bruno Mars’ ‘When I Was Your Man’
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ACM New Artist of the Year nominee Thomas Rhett‘s swagger had fans on their feet and caught critics’ attention this weekend

Kenny Chesney Earns 26th No.1 Single with “Til It’s Gone”
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Though written as a traditional love song, Kenny Chesney always heard “‘Til It’s Gone” as everything he feels with his fans

Rascal Flatts’ ‘Riot’ May Deceive You
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They are back at country radio with a brand new single. The song, entitled “Riot,” is from the trio’s latest album, Rewind.

Dierks Bentley Channels ’90s Country With Throwback Band Hot Country Knights
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The alter ego is something Bentley’s been working on for quite some time.

Kansas Special Olympics Polar Plunge & Strut 2015
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Have you got HEART? Got COURAGE? Then Peace, Love, PLUNGE! It’s the Polar Bear Plunge on February 7th at Lake Shawnee Swim Beach!

RaeLynn Talks New Music, Songwriting, Women In Country & More
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Here’s a great interview so you can get to know more about her!

Garth Brooks Is Once Again The Number 1 Selling Solo Artist In US History
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His ninth studio album, Man Against Machine, has been certified platinum by the RIAA.

Florida Georgia Line Partners With Mountain Dew
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Join the conversation about Florida Georgia Line and DEW @mtn_dew #FGLxDEW.

Scotty McCreery’s Grandfather Passes Away
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Our condolences are with Scotty and his family during this tough time.

Justin Moore On His Ever-Evolving Sound: ‘The Fans Are Changin’ And So You Gotta Keep Changin”
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“It was my goal on this album to stay true to who I am as an artist, and the fact that I love traditional country,” Moore says.

Kenny Chesney Sends Special Message To Fans With ”Til It’s Gone’
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… the superstar says the song has a very special message that he wanted to share with his fans when he returned to the road.

Tim McGraw Gears Up for Shotgun Rider Tour 2015
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Fans can purchase tickets beginning the week of January 26 for select cities as part of Live Nation’s Megaticket at Megaticket.com

Frankie Ballard Releases New Single, ‘Young & Crazy’
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“I just want to have some good stories to tell my kids someday and I know I wouldn’t want to hear it from someone who hasn’t lived it,” says Frankie.

Mickey Guyton Releases Music Video for “Better Than You Left Me”
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Check out Mickey Guyton’s brand new lyric video!

Luke Bryan Performs ‘That’s My Kind of Night” On Helium
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Luke Bryan delivered a rather unique performance of his hit “That’s My Kind of Night” during a recent visit to The Bobby Bones Show.

Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley Experiences Wardrobe Blunder At People’s Choice Awards
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During an interview with E!’s Giuliana Rancic, the singer revealed that he accidentally ripped his pants prior to the show.

Hunter Hayes Packs On PDA at the PCAs
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Although Hunter made headlines with his big win, the Louisiana native really got fans talking when he packed on the PDA with girlfriend Libby Barnes prior to accepting his trophy

Florida Georgia Line Lands On ‘Forbes’ Magazine’s ’30 Under 30′ List
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The accolades continue to pour in as the record-breaking duo closed out 2014 topping four of Billboard’s year-end charts.

The Cadillac Three’s Influences Stretch Beyond Nashville
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“It’s a just a mixture of kind of everything we grew up listenin’ to, from Skynyrd to Hank to Tom Petty and then throw a little Metallica in there

Brantley Gilbert Says Fans Connecting With His Songs Is ‘What It’s All About’
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Upbeat party anthems have been really good to Brantley Gilbert throughout the past few years.

Jerrod Niemann’s Bride, Morgan Niemann, To Appear on TLC’s ‘Say Yes To The Dress: Atlanta’
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Morgan turned to the experts at TLC’s hit series “Say Yes To The Dress: Atlanta” for help fulfilling her vision of the perfect gown for her big day.

Tim McGraw Is Proud To See Keith Urban Represent Country Music On ‘American Idol’
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“You know what, he’s one of my favorite people,” McGraw shares.

Rascal Flatts Looking Forward to Las Vegas Residency
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“I think it’s gonna be a unique, very special, different sort of thing for Rascal Flatts to do…”

Brad Paisley Scores His 23rd No.1 Single With “Perfect Storm”
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With “Perfect Storm,” Brad secured the #1 position this week on Billboard’s country airplay chart.

The Harlem Globetrotters 2015 World Tour
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They’re going to be in Topeka on Saturday Jan. 10th. Want tickets? Here’s how to win them!

Lady Antebellum Announces “Wheels Up 2015 Tour”
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And they will be in Kansas City!

Reba Returns With New Single, ‘Going Out Like That’
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“When you listen to thousands of songs trying to find just the right one to record, a really great song jumps out at you.

Blake Shelton To Host and Perform on ‘Saturday Night Live’
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The superstar will appear on the January 24 episode, the network announced today.

Garth Brooks To Make Unprecedented Appearance on the ‘Today Show’
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The superstar is set to make an unprecedented appearance on NBC’s “Today Show” this Thursday, January 8th.

Maddie & Tae ‘Fly’ With New Single
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“In some ways, every day, we can’t believe how this is happening,” Maddie marvels.

Tim McGraw’s “Shotgun Rider” Becomes His Longest Running #1 Hit in 10 Years
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“Shotgun Rider” signifies McGraw’s 36th career chart-topper and remains the current best-selling song on the iTunes Country Singles chart with over 500,000 copies sold to date.

Martina McBride Signs Record Deal With NASH ICON MUSIC
| |

Martina McBride sat down with TODAY Show correspondent Jenna Bush Hager at her Nashville, TN home to share some holiday memories and excitement for 2015.

Old Dominion’s “Break Up With Him” Reaches No.1 On Sirius XM’s “The Highway”
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Old Dominion, who announced last week that they will be joining Kenny Chesney’s highly anticipated The Big Revival Tour

Lady Antebellum Celebrates An Amazing 2014
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“This year has been hands-down the most rewarding year of our career so far,” said Lady A’s Charles Kelley.

A Thousand Horses “Smoke” Song Review
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While you may not have heard of this new band quite yet, just wait – you will!!!!

Jamie Lynn Spears Shares Her Christmas Wish
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“We are still in to Santa and we’ve got the Elf on the Shelf out!”

Kelleigh Bannen Shares Christmas Music Picks
| |

Everyone has that one version of a holiday tune that they prefer above all else.

Cole Swindell Reveals His Holiday Plans
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“I’m going to get to go home…finally,”

Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood Shares First Photo of Son, Cash Van
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“Cash helpin’ dad in the studio on the mando,”

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.

Old Dominion To Join Stadium Shows On Kenny Chesney’s The Big Revival Tour
| |

“We couldn’t believe it when we got the call,” says the band’s leader Matt Ramsey.

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

St Jude – Finding Cures, Saving Children
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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!

Hayden Panettiere Welcomes Baby Girl, Kaya Evdokia
| |

Congratulations to the happy family!

Jake Owen Reveals Reason Behind His Hair Cut
| |

Tell us — what do you think of Owen’s new look?

Miranda Lambert Covers January 2015 Issue of ‘Marie Claire’
| |

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

Carrie Underwood Is ‘Excited’ and ‘Honored’ To Release a Greatest Hits Album
| |

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’
| |

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’
| |

It’s official – Jennifer Nettles is headed to Broadway!

Maddie & Tae Earn First No.1 With ‘Girl In A Country Song’
| |

“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
| |

OLD BOOTS, NEW DIRT becomes the only country album released this year to be certified PLATINUM!

Taylor Swift 1989 Tour
| |

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!
| |

Here are all the details and registration info!

Jake Owen Chops Off Signature Long Locks
| |

Changes aren’t always bad, right?!

Jake Owen: ‘What We Ain’t Got’ ‘Will Pull Your Heart Strings’
| |

Jake Owen decided to take a risk with this song…

Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus Discusses His ‘Love’ For Christian Music
| |

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’
| |

On top of his red-hot career, Aldean’s personal life is also on fire!

Jana Kramer: Engaged!
| |

Congratulations are in order!

Luke Bryan Speaks Out Following Brother-In-Law’s Death
| |

Watch Lady Antebellum and Chris Stapleton perform “Drink A Beer” here!

Luke Bryan’s Brother-In-Law Passes Away
| |

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

Jake Owen Releases “What We Ain’t Got” Music Video
| |

Known for his laid-back vibe and beach party anthems, Owen showcases a much different side with his latest…

CountryMusicRocks Interview With Chase Bryant
| |

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!
| |

Details here on how you can help with the annual “Give Back” campaign!

Trisha Yearwood’s Holiday Tips
| |

One major tip to help you with the holiday season stress.

Jamie Lynn Spears Is Ready To Celebrate Thanksgiving With Family  
| |

‘Tis the season of pumpkin pies and head colds. And Jamie Lynn Spears is no exception.

Leann Rimes Dec. 16th at McCain Auditorium in Manhattan
| |

We have tickets to give away! Details here!

Will Hoge Debuts Music Video For ‘Middle Of America’
| |

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
| |

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’
| |

This is Houser’s first year supporting Operation Homefront families and partnering with Eckrich.

Sneak Peek – ‘Crossroads: Bob Seger And Jason Aldean’
| |

Legendary rock icon Bob Seger joins country superstar Jason Aldean on the Crossroads stage.

Garth Brooks Celebrates His 14th #1 Album With “Man Against Machine”
| |

Garth continues to shatter records- recently breaking his North American ticket sales record for a single city.

Miracle on Kansas Avenue Parade, 2014
| |

There are some changes this year in the parade! Get your details here!

Maddie & Tae’s “Girl In A Country Song” Certified Gold, Lands Top 5 on Country Radio
| |

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
| |

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
| |

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
| |

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
| |

Blake Shelton has earned a coveted spot in People Magazine‘s 2014 Sexist Man Alive issue.

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,

Trisha Yearwood Gets Help from Sylvester Stallone for New Album
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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.

Thomas Rhett On His Music Career: ‘It Was Embedded In Me’
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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
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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!
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August 1st at Arrowhead Stadium!

Faith Hill To Star In New Movie, ‘Dixieland’
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Faith Hill will be hitting the silver screen once again!

Garth Brooks Serenades Fan Fighting Cancer
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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

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
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“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.

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!

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.

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.

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.”

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

Keith Urban Releases Steamy ‘Somewhere In My Car’ Music Video
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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
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Kenny Chesney is no stranger to college football.

Dean Alexander Releases ‘Live A Little’ Music Video
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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!