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Songwriter Curly Putman Dead at 85


Country songwriter Curly Putman passed away at the age of 85 early Sunday morning. Putman is known for songs like “Green, Green Grass of Home,” “D-I-V-O-R-C-E” and “He Stopped Loving Her Today.” The family is working on funeral arrangements for Putman.

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Chris Lane’s Tour Bus Catches Fire


Chris Lane’s tour bus caught fire on his return to Nashville October 30. The trailer being pulled by the bus narrowly missed catching fire. Lane lost some personal belongings that were on the bus. Lane took to Instagram to let fans know about the fire. He posted: “Our Bus just burned …

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Dierks Bentley Playing Free Show Before 2016 CMA Awards


Dierks Bentley is playing a free show to kick off the 2016 CMA Awards.The free concert will be outside of Bridgestone Arena on the morning of November 2 for ABC’s Good Morning America. Bentley is nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year for BLACK, Musical Event of …

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Jennifer Nettles Returns to Host 2016 CMA Country Christmas Event


Jennifer Nettles is returning to host the 2016 CMA Country Christmas event this November. Nettles has hosted the event over the past seven years. Performers for the event have not been announced yet. The show will be taped in front of a live audience on November 8. CMA Country Christmas …

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Shania Twain to Receive Icon Award at Billboard’s 2016 Women in Music Event


Shania Twain has been named the recipient of the 2016 Women in Music Icon Award. The Icon Award goes to an artist whose contributions to the American music industry establish them among the highest group of performers. Aretha Franklin is the only other woman to receive the award.

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Alan Jackson Teams With Walmart for ‘Precious Memories Collection’


Alan Jackson has teamed up with Walmart to release his “Precious Memories Collection” on October 28. The collection will consist of two discs. The two Precious Memories volumes have previously sold a combined 2.3 million copies. Precious Memories Collection Track List: DISC 1 1. Blessed Assurance 2. Softly And Tenderly …

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Kenny Chesney to Receive Pinnacle Award at 2016 CMA Awards


Kenny Chesney will be presented with a Pinnacle Award at the 2016 CMA Awards. The Pinnacle Award recognizes an artist who has achieved global prominence through concert performances and record sales at levels unique in the country music world. Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer, said in a press release: …

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Florida Georgia Line Extend Dig Your Roots Tour Into 2017


Florida Georgia Line has decided to extend their Dig Your Roots Tour into 2017. Exact dates for the tour have not yet been announced and tickets for the shows are not yet available. The extended tour will kick off in January. Florida Georgia Line 2017 Tour Cities: Allentown, PA Atlantic …

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Randy Travis, Charlie Daniels + More to Perform at 2016 CMA Awards


Randy Travis and Charlie Daniels and more have been added to the long list of the 2016 CMA Awards performers. Randy Travis, Charlie Daniels, Ricky Skaggs, Roy Clark, Clint Black, Jason Aldean, Jennifer Nettles, Martina McBride, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Elle King, Pentatonix and Dwight Yoakam have all been added …

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Garth Brooks Reveals Details for ‘Ultimate Collection’ Box Set


Garth Brooks has released the track list for his Ultimate Collection Box Set. The box set will consist of ten discs and his new album “Gunslinger.” The box set will be availble for purchase from Target on November 11. It is currently availble for pre-order through Target’s website. Fans who …

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