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14 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Dies

On Sept. 12, 2003, country music lost one of its most beloved stars: Johnny Cash.

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Bee Battle: Lauren Alaina Vs Chris Stapleton

Last week, Lauren decimated High Valley with a victory in the 95% range. This week, current country king Chris Stapleton relaunches the first single off "From A Room: Volume 1" titled Broken Halos...

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The B 98.5 App Is Here

There's plenty of amazing reasons to connect with us via the new app.

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23 Years Ago: Clay Walker Earns First Platinum Record With Self-Titled Debut

On Aug. 31, 1994, Clay Walker was undoubtedly in a celebratory mood.

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Elvis Passed Away 40 Years Ago Today

August 16th, 1977, the King of Rock 'n' Roll passed away at the age of 42. His concert in Portland for the 17th was sold out, and was to be Elvis's next stop. Sadly, a heart attack tragically took his life. He spent the morning going over details of the tour and was to fly out that afternoon. Elvis had been off the road for about six weeks, playing his final show in Indianapolis on June 26th.

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Bee Battle: Cody Jinks vs. Scotty McCreery

Can anyone stop Cody Jinks? The Texas singer destroyed Walker Hayes by 95%. With one more week before retirement, he faces a new challenger. This week, the "I'm Not The Devil" singer (who plays Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend) takes on former American Idol Scotty McCreery. The singer, with Maine ties, brings out his new song "Five More Minutes." It's a song he wrote for his late grandfather, who worked at the Portsmouth Navel Shipyard. If he wins, maybe the life-long Boston Red Sox fan can celebrate by joining us on our nearly sold out Red Sox Road-trip.

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16 Years Ago: Blake Shelton Scores First No. 1 Hit With ‘Austin’

On Aug. 11, 2001, Blake Shelton scored his first No. 1 hit with his debut single, "Austin."

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Bee Battle: Cody Jinks vs Walker Hayes

The Bee Battle returns after a record breaking week. Over 60,000 votes were cast, and Cody Jinks beat out champion Chris Young. The Texas singer is back for week two, and taking on Walker Hayes. Anything but a newcomer, Hayes has been in Nashville for the last 12 years. He's co write credits include Colt Ford and Rodney Atkins, and you may remember his song "Pants."

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New Music Friday: Brett Eldredge

 

An artist's third record is usually where they get to make their first real statement.The first album is either heavy handed by the record label or, something they took their pre fame life to make. If that one takes off, they are rushed into the studio to capitalize on the success. Many times, the second record sticks with the first's formula. By the third, they've had time to breathe, and say "who am I?" "What do I want to do next?" In Brett Eldredge's case, he takes the leapNot only is it (likely for this reason) self titled, he co-wrote every one of the 12 tracks.

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Confederate Railroad Talks With Andy [INTERVIEW]

 

The 3rd Annual Boots 'N Bulls rodeo and country concert is this September 23. This year, the show stars Confederate Railroad. Danny Shirley recently checked in with Andy Austin to talk about Maine, Luke Bryan's fandom, being Johnny Paycheck's band, and other things.

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