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Brett Eldredge CMA Awards 2016
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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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18 Years Ago: Patsy Cline Receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

On Aug. 3, 1999, Patsy Cline was posthumously awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Bee Battle – Chris Young Vs. Cody Jinks

For last last two weeks, Chris Young's "Losing Sleep" has completely decimated the competition in the Bee Battle. First, he beat Kelsea Ballerini in a 94% decision, Last week, he upped it to 98% on Jake Owen. Next up? Cody Jinks.

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The Bee Battle Is Back!

It's the return of B98.5's weekly face off. This is your chance to tell us what you think about two emerging songs, and shape the path of two potential hits. We'll play the winner back Friday at 5.

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Remember When Garth Brooks Joined Kiss on Stage?

More than two decades ago, two musical legends joined forces when Garth Brooks and rock band Kiss shared a stage.

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Hear Tim McGraw Cover Rhinestone Cowboy

the 1970's, no one did pop country finer than Glen Campbell. The hits, the outfits, and the headlines. Minus the tabloid fodder, (well, he's sometimes a target) Tim McGraw has tread a similar path, and stayed near the top for close to 25 years. He and Faith Hill have taken their Soul To Soul tour on the road this year, and have brought along Charlie Worsham  along for a few dates. You may remember Charlie from his minor hit "Could It Be" a few years back, and he's released one of my favorite country records of 2017.

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Willie Nelson And Toby Keith Get Into The ‘Wacky Tobaccy’

Over the years, Toby Keith has spent some time outside of school with Willie Nelson. Back in 2003, 'Weed With Willie' cautionary tale for anyone who hasn't had the experience of passing to the left with the Red Headed Stranger. This, in addition to the two teaming up in the classic 'Beer For My Horses.'

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Hank Williams Jr. Returns To MNF

Six years ago, Hank Williams Jr. was critical of a sitting president. Soon after, ESPN, in a statement, said: "While Hank Williams, Jr. is not an ESPN employee, we recognize that he is closely linked to our company through the open to Monday Night Football. We are extremely disappointed with his comments, and as a result we have decided to pull the open from tonight's telecast."

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22 People Dead After Bombing at Ariana Grande Concert in Manchester

At least 22 people are dead after a terrorist attack at Ariana Grande's concert in Manchester on May 22.

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Eric Church Pays Tribute To Chris Cornell (Video)

Since his death last week, tributes from artists across all genres have paid tribute to Chris Cornell. The Soundgarden singer left an imprint which influenced a generation, and re-inspired others, like Johnny Cash. Eric Church is currently winding down his "Holdin' My Own tour, which routinely plays 35-40 songs a night. It would only make sense for an artist like Church to be the link between the Grunge classic's original riff monster, and the more brooding cover from the Man In Black.

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