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Kesha Headlining PickAxe Summerfest In Bowling Green

I was scrolling through Facebook the other day, as one does, and I noticed a friend of mine had tagged her daughter to alert her to a Kesha concert in Bowling Green?? Since April Fool's pranks were out in full force, I decided to do some fact-checking and believe it or not, the hit pop singer/songwriter will be headlining a concert festival in Bowling Green, KY this summer.

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The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Presents an Interview and Acoustic Performance With Dierks Bentley
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Why Are Some Country Stars Apologetic About Their Songs?

I remember something Mary Chapin Carpenter said back in the 90s when she was cranking out hit after hit with songs like "Down at the Twist & Shout," "I Feel Lucky," and "Shut Up and Kiss Me."

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Category: Country, Music News
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Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images
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Carrie Underwood Coming To The Ford Center

How awesome is this?!? Another country superstar is headed to the Tri-State! This time, Carrie Underwood has announced that Evansville is on her road-map of stops on "The Storyteller Tour: Stories In The Round"

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SoCal Country Singer Dannie Marie Visits WBKR [Video]

Dannie Marie is joining us on The CB Radio Show today as part of her 2016 radio tour.  Dannie's from San Diego, California and describes her music as "bro country with a dose of estrogen!"  It's a little bit of Florida Georgia Line mixed with Kelsea Ballerini.  She has a brand new song called "Countin' Down Summertime."  It's the second single from her forthcoming CD, Anything I Wanna Be.  Here's sneak preview of Dannie!

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Photo by Marilyn Lauterbach
Photo by Marilyn Lauterbach
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Former WBKR Intern Whitney Merritt Releases CD

We are so proud of our former intern, Whitney Merritt!  After leaving WBKR, Whitney went down to Nashville to attend Belmont and has been working hard toward her dream of writing and singing country music.  And, earlier this month, all of Whitney's hard work paid off.  She released her very first CD!

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Dolly Parton To Perform At ACM’s With Pop Superstar

The 51st Academy Of Country Music Awards, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, will be broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 3rd. Several country favorites have been announced as performers including; Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Cam, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Sam Hunt, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Chris Young with Cassadee Pope and Florida Georgia Line. More performers are expected to be announced, but I'm not sure it'll top what was released today!

Dolly Parton will be performing at the ACM's with a MAJOR pop superstar...

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Keith Urban Plays Reese Witherspoon’s Birthday Party

I just can't believe that I was not invited to this. Reese Witherspoon, my long-lost bestie, celebrated her 40th birthday over the weekend in LA and no one even told me about it! Ugh, rude.

Anyway, country superstar Keith Urban wasn't only invited, but he even entertained the guests! And, Reese joined him on stage for a country classic... Check it out!

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Luke Bryan Announces His CMT “Crossroads” Guest

CMT's "Crossroads" always does a great job pairing country acts with others from outside genres and it's time for Luke Bryan to join in on the fun. Luke announced over the weekend the artist that would be joining him on the "Crossroads" show.

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Chris Young, Brett Eldredge and More To Play the Kentucky State Fair

This show is going to be amazing! The Kentucky State Fair has announced one of its many 2016 concerts during the fair August 20th - 30th in Louisville... Chris Young, Brett Eldredge AND Chris Lane will be at Freedom Hall on Sunday, August 28th! 

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Jason Merritt/Getty Images; Rick Diamond/Getty Images
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CMT Announces Four Exciting New Crossroads Episodes

CMT Crossroads premiered in 2002 and offered fans the chance to see country stars mix it up musically with some of their favorite artists from the worlds pop, rock, r&b and more.

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Jake Worthington Live At WBKR [VIDEO]

In case you missed it, The Voice alum Jake Worthington visited my Midday Show Monday morning. He is a true Southern gentleman, straight out of Texas and was so much fun in the studio! Jake has such a traditional country sound and I think you'll love his new single, "Just Keep Falling In Love".

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Stapleton’s New Video Spotlights Mental Illness

From the first time I listened to Chris Stapleton's Traveller record, "Fire Away" has been one of my favorites. It even made it onto my "Favorite Love Songs For Slow-Dancing" blog a few weeks back. Imagine my surprise when I saw that he had released a video for "Fire Away" this morning.

I have bawled my eyes out. The song is so powerful on its own, but with this video, it's at a whole new level.

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