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Who Is Kelleigh Bannen? 5 Things You Need to Know

And More Music - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 10:57

Get to know the up-and-comer!

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Top 10 Mary Chapin Carpenter Songs

And More Music - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 10:27

The New Jersey native dominated the genre charts in the late 1980s and into the '90s, thanks to a streak of records that featured insightful reflections on love, politics and the human condition.

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All of Mary Chapin Carpenter's Albums, Ranked

And More Music - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 10:25

Do you agree with our picks?

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Carly Pearce Will Be Taking Michael Ray's Last Name

More Music News - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 10:00

Meet soon-to-be Mrs. Roach!

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15 Years Ago: Toby Keith Hits No. 1 With 'American Soldier'

And More Music - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 09:09

On Feb. 21, 2004, Keith earned his 13th No. 1 hit.

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Reba McEntire Shares the Joke That Got Her Booed Off Stage [Watch]

More Music News - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 09:08

"After that, Mama said, 'Reba, you're real cute. Sing, don't talk,'" she says.

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Toby Keith's 'American Soldier': More Than a Post-9/11 Show of Patriotism

And More Music - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 09:04

"American Soldier" is an example of how country music storytelling often champions the extraordinary sacrifices of ordinary people.

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Keifer Thompson’s Mother Has Died

Even More Music News - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 08:55

Carrol Thompson, 79, the mother of Thompson Square’s Keifer Thompson, died unexpectedly on Feb. 20 in Miami, Okla.

The husband-and-wife duo cancelled their shows on Feb. 21 in Mayetta, Kan., and on Feb. 23 in Nashville.

Thompson Square is best known for their 2010 hit, “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not.” The tandem won the ACM Award for Vocal Duo of the Year in 2012 and 2013.

NCD will update this post once a statement is released.

[Updated, Feb. 22]

Shawna posted a brief message on Thompson Square’s Facebook page on Feb. 21, noting: “Keifer wanted me to thank everyone for your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Here are his Mother’s arrangements. Please continue to pray for our family. With lots of love, Shawna.”

Carrol’s obituary was posted by the Paul Thomas Funeral Home.

Alice Carrol Thompson of Miami, OK passed from this life Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at her home. She was 79.

Carrol was born September 21, 1939 in Wagner, OK to William Kenneth “Fibber” and Jewel (Hunter) Magee. Carrol graduated from Wyandotte High School class of 1958. She had lived most of her life in Miami. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Miami and was the church secretary for almost 30 years and the Children’s Department Director for over 50 years. She loved to write in her journals and she loved to read.

Carrol married Darrien L. Thompson October 22, 1960 and he survives of the home. Additional survivors include her son Darrien Keith Thompson and his wife Shawna of Nashville, TN, her daughter Rebecca Sue Grigg and her husband Steve of Daphne, AL and 2 grandchildren Samantha White and Cooper Thompson.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Immanuel Baptist Church in Miami, OK. Rev. Paul Simpson and Rev. Mark A. Nickles will officiate. Interment will follow in G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami, OK. Justin Stilley, Jared Stilley, Kevin Thompson, Kelly Thompson, Alex White and Steve Simpson will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church. Services have been placed in the care of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami, OK. Online condolences may be made at www.paulthomasfuenralhomes.com

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photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Kären McCormick Takes a Chance in New Song, 'Dancing With Him Tonight' [Exclusive Premiere]

More Music News - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 08:00

She finds out the best way to get over a man on the new song.

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Damn Tall Buildings, 'Late July' [Exclusive Premiere]

And More Music - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 08:00

"Late July," guitarist and vocalist Max Capsitran tells The Boot, "comes from the feeling of waking up and realizing that everything that was, isn't anymore."

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71 Years Ago: Little Jimmy Dickens Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut

And More Music - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 07:53

On Feb. 21, 1948, Dickens made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry.

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Kane Brown Teams With Khalid for 'Saturday Nights' Remix Video

More Music News - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 22:24

Watch these two together as they croon seamlessly on a Los Angeles hillside setting.

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Ronnie Dunn Reflects on the Growing Pains of the Past: 'I Just Want to Sing'

More Music News - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 21:40

It ain't easy turning into a superstar. Just ask Brooks & Dunn's Ronnie Dunn.

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Eric Church Surprises Fans With Pit Upgrades in Minneapolis

More Music News - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 21:07

From nosebleed to the pit! Church knows how to take care of his loyal supporters.

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PLAYLIST: Hear the 2019 ACM Awards Nominees

And More Music - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 16:10

Get to know this year's nominees before the April 7 awards show!

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