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Toby Keith To Honor Merle Haggard At American Country Countdown Awards

Posted On April 22, 2016

Toby Keith will celebrate the life and legacy of Merle Haggard at the American Country Countdown Awards. He'll honor the late legend with a special performance.  Joining Keith on stage will be Haggard's longtime backing band, the Strangers, which includes Haggard's son, Ben. Haggard's widow, Theresa, will attend the award show, along with other members…

Kenny Rogers: Final Tour Is Bittersweet

Posted On April 22, 2016

Kenny Rogers says his final tour is bittersweet. The 77-year-old will soon embark on what's been dubbed "The Gambler's Last Deal." Rogers says he will miss his band the most because they're "like family."  But, he's also eager to spend more time with his wife and kids. He told "The Boot," "I want to take…

Blackberry Smoke Bassist, Crew Rescue Three From Burning Car

Posted On April 22, 2016

Three people trapped in a burning car are alive thanks to Blackberry Smoke. Bassist Richard Turner, his bus driver Harry Wing and lighting director Chris "Thumper" Hathaway were heading home to Atlanta from a show in California on April 19th when they came up on a car on fire on I-10 in El Paso. Turner…

George Strait Begins Las Vegas Concerts

Posted On April 22, 2016

George Strait is kicking off his semi-residency at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The King of Country announced a limited run of shows at the venue last year.  The first one is tonight. Kacey Musgraves will open each show. Strait will also perform at T-Mobile Arena on April 23rd, September 9th and 10th, and December…

Jake Owen Takes On Fake Jake Owen

Posted On April 21, 2016

Jake Owen is taking on a fake Jake Owen. In a video posted online yesterday, the singer says he found out that someone is using Facebook to send messages to his female fans while posing as him. One of the messages forwarded to Owen included the catfisher's phone number, so he called it, but no…