#1 Song This Day

  • 1975 - John Denver - Thank God I'm A Country Boy
  • 1986 - Reba McEntire - Whoever's In New England

Born This Day

  • 1930 - Clint Eastwood
  • 1938 - Donald Lytle a/k/a Johnny Paycheck

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    You know that old saying, living the dream? Well singer/songwriter Drake White is doing just that.The avid outdoorsman has just released the new video for his latest single, “Livin’ the Dream,” from his EP It Feels Good, that co-stars his two favorite personalities, his wife, Alex, and his dog, Writer. “I loved being able to spend […]
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    The nominees for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards were announced on Good Morning America yesterday (April 11), with Sam Hunt leading the field of country music finalists.Sam has snagged four nominations in three categories—including two for Top Country Song. Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood and Zac Brown Band have secured nods in two categories each, while Joey+Rory are […]

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  • Dierks Bentley: “I Feel So Lucky to Have Had a Dad Like Him” May 31, 2016
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    Drew Baldridge browses the soul and country sections at Grimey’s New and Preloved Music in Nashville when his eyes stop. “Earth, Wind & Fire is one of my favorites,” he says picking up their Greatest Hits. “‘Serpentine Fire’ has one of the greatest grooves ever. You look back at music in this time and you’re... […]
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    Prepare for liftoff with the Avett Brothers’ video for “Ain’t No Man.” The song will have you jumping out of your seat, clapping your hands and singing along. The guys actually do take flight in the video, directed by Scott Avett, as they board a plane to head to their next destination. It’s all part... […]
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