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Private Funeral Scheduled for Merle Haggard


A private funeral service will be held Saturday (April 9) in Palo Cedro, California, for Merle Haggard. Haggard died Wednesday at age 79 from double pneumonia. In the months before his death, Haggard cancelled several shows due to his illness. Marty Stuart and  Connie Smith, will be participate in Haggard’s …

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More Performers Announced for 2016 American Country Countdown Awards


More performers have been added to The American Country Countdown Awards lineup. Kelsea Ballerini, Sam Hunt, Cam, Martina McBride, Cole Swindell and Dan + Shay have been added to the lineup. The show will air live from Los Angeles. 2016 American Country Countdown Awards Performers: Cam Cole Swindell Dan + Shay Florida …

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Merle Haggard Dead at 79

Merle Haggard

Country music legend Merle Haggard, who was known for hits like “Okie From Muskogee” and “Mama Tried,” died on his 79th birthday. Haggard’s manager, Frank Mull, said the country icon died in Palo Cedro, California, of pneumonia that he had been battling for months. He had kept up an ambitious …

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Luke Bryan Expands Cabela’s Clothing Line


Luke Bryan’s clothing line at Cabela’s will expand to offer apparel inspired by Bryan’s single, “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin Every Day.” The expansion will be called “HFE” and will be carried exclusively by Cabela’s. The HFE collection features both men’s and women’s apparel. Cabela’s and Bryan came together for the …

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Elton John To Appear On Nashville TV Show


The TV Show Nashville it about to get a bit of a British invasion.  Elton John has agreed to appear on the popular TV show. The über-popular British singer/songwriter will appear in the May 18 episode, per The Hollywood Reporter. John, who will play himself, will perform in a scene with Sam …

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Full List of ACM Award Winners


A full list of winners at the 51st annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held Sunday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas: — Entertainer of the year: Jason Aldean. — Male vocalist of the year: Chris Stapleton. — Female vocalist of the year: Miranda Lambert. — Vocal …

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Luke Bryan and Justin Moore Hosting Celebrity Archery Tournament


Luke Bryan and Justin Moore will host a celebrity tic-tac-toe archery tournament as part of the 2016 ACM Awards festivities in Las Vegas, Nev. The Academy of Country Music and Cabela’s Celebrity Tic-Tac-Toe Archery Tournament is set to take place on Saturday (April 2) at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds …

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Kiefer Sutherland Goes Country


Kiefer Sutherland  just debuted his first single “Not Enough Whiskey” from the album “Down in a Hole.” “If I hear about an actor doing a music project, my eyes are the first to roll,” he told Rolling Stone of his album that’s set to come out later this year. He …

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