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1990s Country Star Hal Ketchum Dead at 67

1990s Country Star Hal Ketchum Dead at 67

1990s country star Hal Ketchum, 67, died on Nov. 23, according to a post made by his wife Andrea on Hal’s official Facebook page on Nov. 24: “With great sadness and grief we announce that Hal passed away peacefully last night at home due to complications of Dementia. May his music live on forever in…MORE

Vince Gill & Amy Grant Announce 2021 “Christmas at the Ryman” Shows

Vince Gill & Amy Grant Announce 2021 “Christmas at the Ryman” Shows

One of Nashville’s longstanding holiday traditions—Vince Gill and Amy Grant’s Christmas at the Ryman shows—will not take place in 2020 because of the ongoing pandemic, but plans have already been announced to bring the festive shows back to the Mother Church in 2021. Vince and Amy announced their 2021 Christmas at the Ryman shows will…MORE

Brett Eldredge Releases New Version of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” Featuring Sofia Reyes [Listen]

Brett Eldredge Releases New Version of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” Featuring Sofia Reyes [Listen]

Country music’s resident Christmas crooner, Brett Eldredge, released a new rendition of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” featuring Latin star Sofia Reyes. Brett and Sophia recorded the track at the historic Capitol Studio in Los Angeles—the same studio where Frank Sinatra, one of Brett’s biggest influences, recorded many of his songs. For the new duet, Sophia…MORE

Gabby Barrett Approaches Chart Milestone as “I Hope” Spends 17th Week at No. 1

Gabby Barrett Approaches Chart Milestone as “I Hope” Spends 17th Week at No. 1

Gabby Barrett’s “I Hope” is No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart (streaming, sales and airplay-based) for the 17th week, which is the second-longest run by a solo female artist in the history of the chart. Only Maren Morris’ “The Bones” enjoyed a longer reign with 19 weeks atop the chart. The longest…MORE

Garth Brooks Reveals Why He Ditched Track No. 13 on New “Fun” Album

Garth Brooks Reveals Why He Ditched Track No. 13 on New “Fun” Album

Garth Brooks released his new album, Fun, on Nov. 20. While there are 14 songs on the new project, fans will notice that Track 13 is actually two seconds of emptiness. Don’t worry, it’s not a glitch from the production team, according to Garth. Track 12 on Fun is the album’s most serious song, “Where…MORE

Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani Release New Performance Video for “Happy Anywhere” [Watch]

Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani Release New Performance Video for “Happy Anywhere” [Watch]

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani released a new performance video for their single, “Happy Anywhere.” Penned by Ross Copperman, Josh Osborne and Matt Jenkins, “Happy Anywhere” is currently No. 4 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart after 18 weeks. “As I’ve said, ‘Happy Anywhere’ feels like the perfect song for right now,” Blake said. “I’m…MORE

Morgan Wallen Scores 4th Consecutive No. 1 Single With “More Than My Hometown”

Morgan Wallen Scores 4th Consecutive No. 1 Single With “More Than My Hometown”

Morgan Wallen scored his fourth consecutive No. 1 single as “More Than My Hometown” ascended to the top of both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart this week. Co-penned by Morgan, Michael Hardy, Ernest Keith Smith and Ryan Vojtesak, “More Than My Hometown” will be featured on Morgan’s upcoming sophomore album, Dangerous: The…MORE

Kacey Musgraves Releases “Glittery” Holiday Tune [Listen]

Kacey Musgraves Releases “Glittery” Holiday Tune [Listen]

Kacey Musgraves released a new holiday tune, “Glittery,” featuring Troye Sivan, on Nov. 23. Penned by Kacey and Daniel Tashian, “Glittery” was featured on Kacey’s 2019 holiday variety show on Amazon, The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show. The special featured Kacey performing holiday tunes with a number of guests, including Fred Armisen, Leon Bridges, Camila Cabello,…MORE

Lineup & Set List Revealed for “CMA Country Christmas” TV Special on Nov. 30

Lineup & Set List Revealed for “CMA Country Christmas” TV Special on Nov. 30

Thomas Rhett and wife Lauren Akins will co-host the 11th annual CMA Country Christmas TV special. The show, which was recorded in September without an audience, will air on ABC on Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. CT. This year’s lineup features Thomas Rhett, Dan + Shay, Gabby Barrett, Lady A, Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line,…MORE

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Dave Daniels

Dave Daniels

The 2018 Academy of Country Music Small Market Personality! It’s a great honor to be recognized for the work we do on air and around our community. We have only been here a short time in Ventura County, taking up residence in Camarillo. My wife and I are starting to find our favorite places to…

Dakota

Dakota

Well, hello there! I’m so excited to hang out with you Monday through Friday from 10am to 3pm. My life is busy as I balance two jobs with getting a master’s degree in Journalism but being busy keeps me out of trouble. I’ve been lucky enough to work as a radio DJ in Bakersfield, Los…

Chad Taylor

Chad Taylor

Get the most out of your ride home from work with Chad Taylor!

Nights With Elaina

Nights With Elaina

California native, Elaina D. Smith has become one of the strongest female presences on Country Radio. While working at Entertainment Tonight and The Insider in L.A., Elaina found her true passion when she got an opportunity to work with the wildly popular Dave, Shelly and Chainsaw morning show. Elaina caught the radio “bug” and never…

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