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Hal Ketchum passes away at age 67

Hal Ketchum, a 1990s Hank-FM country hitmaker and member of Nashville’s famed Grand Ole Opry, died this week at age 67. Ketchum died from dementia complications, according to a post on his Facebook page this morning. Ketchum’s wife previously detailed his diagnosis in an April 2019 social media post. “With great sadness and grief we announce…read more »

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Garth & Trisha Holiday Special

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas for Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood: The couple will celebrate the holidays early with “Garth and Trisha Live! A Holiday Concert Event” December 20th at 7:30pm on CBS. The one-hour television special will feature the singers performing seasonal songs “live by request from their home recording studio”…read more »

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Veterans Day is Wednesday, November 11th

Many people confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. While those who died are also remembered, Veterans Day is the day set…read more »

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It’s Election Day 2020 VOTE!

In Iowa, we’re used to the political process.  Between elections and the caucuses, it seems to be never ending!  But today is the day to vote.  Polls in Iowa are open until 9pm today.  No matter who you support, keep these words in mind today and everyday. And I’m proud to be an American Where…read more »

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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…read more »

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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…read more »

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