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RIP Jerry Jeff Walker

RIP Jerry Jeff Walker

Fans are mourning Texas music legend Jerry Jeff Walker, who died Friday at the age of 78 following a battle with throat cancer. The singer/songwriter wrote the hit “Mr.Bojangles.” In addition to releasing his own music and writing songs recorded by others, Walker and his wife formed and ran independent music label Tried & True…

Ready for “Fun” new Garth music?

Ready for “Fun” new Garth music?

2020 has been anything but “FUN”, but fans of Garth Brooks are looking forward to “FUN”, the new album from Garth which will be released November 20th along with a companion release, of Triple Live Deluxe, a compilation of world tour and stadium tour performances. With the pandemic still raging on, Garth decided now is the…

Reba & Darius Rucker to host CMA Awards

Reba & Darius Rucker to host CMA Awards

The Country Music Association revealed this morning that Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker will host “The 54th Annual CMA Awards,” on Wednesday, November 11th. The announcement was made by the two Country stars live on ABC’s Good Morning America. Reba will be making her fifth appearances as the show’s host, while Darius is hosting for…

Country Music News

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are officially engaged

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are officially engaged

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording AcademyBlake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are getting hitched. The country star and his pop legend girlfriend made their engagement Instagram official on Tuesday, with Gwen showing off the ring in a sweet snapshot. “Yes please!” she simply wrote, alongside a picture of herself planting a smooch on her new…

National News

Coronavirus live updates: Study stops using Eli Lilly’s antibody drug

Coronavirus live updates: Study stops using Eli Lilly’s antibody drug

Ovidiu Dugulan/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 1.1 million people worldwide.Over 43.6 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science…

Virginia Military Institute leader resigns after state opens investigation into ongoing racism

Virginia Military Institute leader resigns after state opens investigation into ongoing racism

wellesenterprises/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(LEXINGTON, Va.) — The superintendent of Virginia Military Institute has resigned after state officials alleged there’s “ongoing structural racism” at the school.Retired Army Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III wrote Monday in his resignation letter to the Board of Visitors — the school’s 16-member supervisory board — that he was stepping down…

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