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2 hrs ago | FHWrestling.com

Dustin Lynch Hits #1 on Billboard's Country Airplay Chart

While Kenny Chesney's "American Kids" claimed the top spot on Mediabase's weekly country airplay chart, Dustin Lynch's "Where it's At " will not exit the week without a number one of its own. In seizing the throne from Chesney's "Kids," which ruled on last week's edition of the Billboard chart, "Where it's At" becomes the most successful release of Lynch's career.

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6 hrs ago | Lowell Sun

Review: Strait's last concert album a gift to fans

The 20-song "Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium" documents what was billed as Country Music Hall of Fame member George Strait's final concert. Held on June 7 in Arlington, Texas, the event was more celebration than concert - where the waves of cheers play as big of a role as the voices and musicians.

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6 hrs ago | WMUS-FM Muskegon

Lynn Anderson Arrested For DUI In Nashville

Lynn Anderson is in trouble with the law. Nashville's Tennessean says the 66-year-old country star was arrested for DUI following a traffic accident in Nashville Thursday night.

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6 hrs ago | WMUS-FM Muskegon

Opry Star George Hamilton IV Hospitalized

Opry star George Hamilton the Fourth is recovering from a heart attack. The Grand Ole Opry revealed the country singer's medical emergency on Facebook Saturday, saying the 77-year-old performer "suffered a serious heart attack and is hospitalized in the Nashville area."

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10 hrs ago | Berkshire Eagle

Review: Too many hazy sentiments bog down McGraw

Twenty years after his breakthrough hit, "Indian Outlaw," Tim McGraw still pushes at country music's boundaries. His new album, "Sundown Heaven Town," incorporates contemporary Nashville flourishes while holding onto McGraw's signature sound - a moody, atmospheric tone developed over the years with producer Byron Gallimore.

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11 hrs ago | Staffordshire Newsletter

Kevin Bryan's record reviews

New Model Army, "Between Wine And Blood" -The latest offering from this uncompromising rock institution couples a powerful live set recorded during the first half of the band's recent "Between Dog and Wolf" tour with a six track album which NMA laid down in the studio when they were unable to complete the rest of their live dates because of drummer Michael Dean's health problems. The band have been together for more than three decades now but they've rarely sounded more relevant or compelling,and this fine 2 CD package provides an ideal introduction to their melancholy and thought-provoking sound.

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16 hrs ago | KVOX-FM Fargo

Lee Brice Surprised with Platinum Plaque During Madison Square Garden Set

Lee Brice got a big surprise during his Friday night set opening for Luke Bryan at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Toward the end of the show, Lee's pal Hoda Kotb of NBC Today 's Kathie Lee and Hoda joined Lee on stage to present him with a platinum plaque for his recent hit, "I Don't Dance."

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20 hrs ago | Townhall

Don't Count On An Election-Day Tsunami

DEMOCRAT SETH MOULTON'S defeat of US Representative John Tierney in the 6th Congressional District primary last week came right on schedule. The political newcomer, an Iraq War veteran with three Harvard degrees , was the first Massachusetts candidate in 22 years to vanquish a sitting congressman from his own party.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Tierney, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Barney Frank, Life, Veteran Affairs, Chet Atkins, Opinion

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Fox News

Country star Lynn Anderson charged with DUI

Police arrested Anderson after she was involved in a crash Thursday evening. The responding officer said she showed "signs of impairment," according to her arrest warrant.

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WKHX-FM Atlanta

Brad Paisley Gives a Tour of the Bar That Inspired His Latest Album, "Moonshine in the Trunk"

Brad Paisley shows off his Air Force One rocks glass in a tour of his brand-new, at-home bar that inspired his latest album, Moonshine in the Trunk . Brad picked up the souvenir when he accompanied President Obama on a trip to entertain the troops in the Middle East earlier this year.

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WKHX-FM Atlanta

Luke Bryan Is the First Performer Announced for 48th Annual CMA Awards

Luke Bryan is the first performer confirmed for the 48th Annual CMA Awards being held November 5 in Nashville. He's up for three trophies, including Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year for Crash My Party .

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WKHX-FM Atlanta

Florida Georgia Line to Be Featured in Major SEC Football Coverage This Season

Florida Georgia Line has recorded a special version of their song "That's What's Up" for CBS's SEC football coverage this season. The original version of the song appears on FGL's upcoming album, Anything Goes , due out October 14. Florida Georgia Line's Anything Goes Tailgate 2014 is set for October 31 at the Jacksonville Shipyards in Florida.

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Examiner.com

Dustin Lynch rocks on new country album 'Where It's At'

Country singer Dustin Lynch released this brand new album this week, entitled "Where It's At," via his record label, Broken Bow Records , and it is a smash hit. Veteran country producer Mickey Jack Cones produced 12 out of the 15 songs on the project and Lynch co-wrote five tunes.

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WTVF Nashville

Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman 'in shock' over sudden death of Nicole's father

Dr. Antony Kidman died of a suspected heart attack inside a Singapore hotel restaurant shortly after completing his morning exercise on Friday, according to Singapore newspaper The Straits Times . Dr. Kidman, a Sydney psychologist, reportedly collapsed while eating breakfast in a hotel where he had been staying while visiting his daughter Antonia and six grandchildren during their school holidays.

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Related Topix: Australia, Keith Urban, Travel, Pacific Travel, Australia Travel, Sydney, Australia Travel

Your Leek Paper

Kingfisher Country Music Club will be back at the Old Central on Friday, September 19

WINNING music duo will be visiting the Staffordshire Moorlands to help country music fans dance the night away. Luke Thomas and Melanie Greggain are a country music duo who together combine to make one of the most exciting young country music duo's around.

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Related Topix: Staffordshire County, England, United Kingdom, The Dixie Chicks

Sat Sep 13, 2014

GwdToday.com

Local songwriters hitting Nashville

Pictured, from left to right, are Dwayne Moore, Josh Owens, Meg's House executive director Dr. Alice Hodges and Prevo Rodgers. What started as an outlet for one man's grief over the most tragic year in history of the Lakelands is now headed into the heart of country music as one of Nashville's top up-and-coming artists will be recording the song.

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Related Topix: Hodges, SC, Y'all, Photography, Arts, Greenwood County, SC

New Yorker

Weekend Reading: Forest Fires, Body Farms, Lucinda Williams, and More

All four of the pieces I admired this week are rooted in the great expanses of the American West. First, there's Kathryn Schulz's story in New York magazine , which deals with the landscape itself.

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Related Topix: Lucinda Williams, Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Los Angeles Fair Highlights for Saturday, September 13

Alumni will receive half-price admission. Coupon or voucher required for all college day discounts.

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Related Topix: September, Pop/Rock, Los Angeles County, CA

Maple Ridge News

Rising country star in hometown appearance

When Madeline Merlo signed to RGK Management and Open Road Recordings in February 2013 it was a dream come true for the 20-year-old country singer-songwriter from Maple Ridge. "My father was a musician and I think it's in my DNA to be an artist," Merlo says.

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WKHX-FM Atlanta

Luke Bryan Is the First Performer Announced for 48th Annual CMA Awards

Luke Bryan is the first performer confirmed for the 48th Annual CMA Awards being held November 5 in Nashville. He's up for three trophies, including Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year for Crash My Party .

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