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TN Republicans Block Honor For Newly Out Country Star

Variety reports: A measure in Tennessee to honor Brothers Osborne singer TJ Osborne [photo], who recently came out as gay, has been blocked by Republicans in the state’s House of Representatives, after it had unanimously passed the Senate. Rep. Jeremy Faison, chair of the House Republican Caucus, is the lawmaker responsible for blocking — and some say effectively killing — …

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Dolly Parton To TN Lawmakers: Please, No Statue Of Me

Nashville’s NBC News affiliate reports: Dolly Parton is grateful for the Tennessee legislature’s consideration of a bill to install a statue of her on the Capitol grounds but doesn’t think this is an appropriate time to do so. Dolly Parton went on to Twitter to express her gratitude and her opinion on the bill, indicating that she had asked the …

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Country Legend Charley Pride Dies Of COVID At 86

Rolling Stone reports: Charley Pride, the pioneering black country singer known for such hits as “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’” and “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone,” has died from complications related to Covid-19, according to his publicist. He was 86. Born in Sledge, Mississippi, Pride picked cotton and served in the Army before becoming country music’s first black superstar. …

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Country Star Makes $10K Bet Trump Will Stay In Office

Changing America reports: Following the news of the Supreme Court decision, country singer John Rich responded to a tweet from journalist Adam Gold saying he still felt “very confident” that come January 20 Trump will remain in the Oval Office. He was feeling so confident he offered to put $10,000 on it that would go to charitable organizations. Unfortunately for …

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Country Music Star Charlie Daniels Dies At Age 83

The Tennessean reports: Charlie Daniels, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame best known for “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” died Monday morning after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke. He was 83. Daniels’ death was confirmed by his publicist, Don Murry Grubbs. He is survived by his wife, Hazel, and son Charlie Daniels Jr. By the time the …

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Singer Kenny Rogers Dies At Age 81 [VIDEO]

Variety reports: Vocalist Kenny Rogers, who dominated the pop and country charts in the 1970s and 1980s with a string of sleekly tailored hits and won three Grammys, has died. He was 81. Rogers “passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family,” a representative for the singer said in a …

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Cultists Attack Garth Brooks Over Barry Sanders Jersey (Barry Sanders Is Ex-Detroit Lions Star Running Back)

The Hill reports: Garth Brooks wore a Barry Sanders jersey to a recent concert in Detroit, leading to some of his online followers mistakenly believing the country music icon was showing support for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Barry Sanders is a former NFL running back for the Detroit Lions who is now in the NFL Hall of Fame. Brooks, 58, …

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Country Singer: Satan Emptied My Jeep’s Gas Tank

“I was running a little bit late that day. And I got to my co-writer’s house—and he lives on a hill. So I parked my jeep up on the hill, not realizing that it was on E. All of the sudden, my jeep started shaking and then died. And it just felt that Satan was doing everything he could that …

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Country Star: Jesus Christ Walked Onto My Front Porch

Faithwire reports: Right before she hit “rock bottom” Billboard-topping country singer Jo Dee Messina said that Jesus visited her on her front porch. In 2017, Messina was diagnosed with cancer. She found herself uncertain of her future as medical bills mounted, and her career crumbled in front of her. The artist, who has six No. 1 country singles, not only …

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Country Star Comes Out As LGBT Ally With Cher Cover He Found By Googling The “Gayest Songs Of All Time”

Variety reports: Jake Owen, who recently had his seventh No. 1 single at country radio, is at the top of the charts with a lot of gay country fans now that he’s expressed his solidarity with the LGBT community — a move that doesn’t come without at least some controversy among the genre’s fan base. His cheeky way of coming …

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Country Music Legend Roy Clark Dies At Age 85

Variety reports: Roy Clark, the legendary guitarist and singer, Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member, Grammy, ACM and CMA award winner and co-host of the “Hee Haw” television series, died today at the age of 85 due to complications from pneumonia at home in Tulsa, Okla. His 24-year stint on the at times deliberately corny “Hee …

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Perkins: Intolerant Gays Are Ruining Country Music

Via press release from Tony Perkins: Through all of the cultural ups and downs, country music has always been a place conservatives felt welcome. While so many other celebrities started picking up activist causes and shaming fans who held Christian beliefs, American could always count on Nashville to stay true to their values (or at least tolerate them). Not anymore. …

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Huckabee Quits Board Of Country Music Association After One Day, Whines That Hateful Bullies Have Won

Variety reports: Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, who, less than 24 hours after taking a post on the board of the Country Music Association Foundation, stepped down from his position amid furor in Nashville over his hardline politics and anti-LGBTQ stance, has published the letter tendering his resignation to the CMA Foundation. In it, the conservative radio host lambastes “irrational …

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Dolly Parton Donates Her 100 Millionth Kids Book

The Washington Post reports: Country music legend Dolly Parton has been called a lot of things over the course of her five-decade career: singer, songwriter, actress and cartoon character (her words). But none of those titles has meant more to the 72-year-old than the one she celebrated at the Library of Congress: “book lady.” Parton is the founder of Imagination …

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Dolly Parton Drops “Dixie” From Attraction Name

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports: Dolly Parton’s Pigeon Forge dinner attraction, Dixie Stampede, has a new name. It’s now known as Dolly Parton’s Stampede, according to a news release from World Choice Investments. It also has a location in Branson, Missouri. Parton explained in the press release that the change streamlines the name of the show, will remove any confusion …

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Country Music Awards Hosts Mock Trump [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, hosts of the Country Music Association Awards, flouted the whims of CMA producers with a political opening song poking fun at President Donald Trump. After Underwood informed Paisley that CMA guidelines said the show would be a “politics free zone,” Paisley joked that he wouldn’t be able to perform such parody songs as …

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Country Legend Glen Campbell Dies At Age 81

Rolling Stone reports: Glen Campbell, the indelible voice behind 21 Top 40 hits including “Wichita Lineman” and “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” died Tuesday. He was 81. A rep for Universal Music Group, Campbell’s record label, confirmed the singer’s death to Rolling Stone. During a career that spanned six decades, Campbell sold over 45 million records. In 1968, …

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Pentatonix & Dolly Parton – Jolene [VIDEO]

Over two million views overnight. Via Entertainment Weekly: Grammy-winning a cappella group Pentatonix delivered a special rendition of Dolly Parton’s hit “Jolene” with an added bonus: The Queen of Country herself. As shown in video posted to the group’s YouTube channel, Parton updated the iconic melody by claiming center stage for the performance, while Pentatonix sang back-up. “Singing with [Pentatonix] …

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Country Legend Merle Haggard Dies At Age 79

Via Yahoo News: Country legend Merle Haggard, often called “the Poet of the Common Man,” whose music reflected his hardscrabble roots and hard-living ways as well as a tenderness that made him a revered songwriter, has died at his home near Redding, Calif. He was 79. The Associated Press confirmed his death. Haggard along with fellow Bakersfield, Calif., superstar Buck …

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New Country Single: Wheeler Walker Jr. – Which One O’ You Queers Gonna Suck My Dick? [AUDIO]

This track is from what Rolling Stone calls “country’s filthiest new album.” They write: Keen-eyed comedy fans may recognize Wheeler Walker Jr., a reclusive country singer obsessed with jerking off, as stand-up comic Ben Hoffman, the former host of Comedy Central’s The Ben Show. As Walker, he releases his debut album Redneck Shit on Friday. A mix of sketches and …

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