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Today Was a Big Day for Big Machine

Every year, during the annual Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, the Big Machine Label Group hosts a luncheon for the industry crowd. And the dessert is always some kind of live showcase of the country music from the artists on their roster. This year, on Friday (Feb. 21), that roster got a little bit bigger.... Read more »

At Graceland Show, Tanya Tucker Covers Elvis, Brandi Carlile, and More

If there’s one thing you can predict about Tanya Tucker, it’s that she’s unpredictable. And that’s why she’s so entertaining in concert, as evidenced by her Thursday night (Feb. 20) show — part of the CMT Next Women of Country Tour — across the street from Graceland in Memphis. With scant personality in the Graceland... Read more »

Carrie Underwood: Be Nice, Work Hard, Go to Concerts

On the last afternoon of the annual Country Radio Seminar in Nashville on Friday (Feb. 21), Carrie Underwood had a lot to say about a lot of different things. And not just her life now, as a country superstar. But from her real life in her pre-American Idol days: growing up without a lot of... Read more »

“Here and Now” Kinda Blew Kenny Chesney’s Mind

Kenny Chesney says his new single, "Here and Now," blew his mind.

Garth Brooks’ Appeal to Country Radio: Treasure the Songwriters

It’s not that hard to perfectly rhyme “roots” and “boots.” Or “know” and “show.” But what about “surprise” and “his eyes”? Or “champagne” and “complain”? Or “social graces” and “the oasis”? That was the point Garth Brooks was trying to make at his show on Thursday night (Feb. 20) at the Bob Kingsley’s Acoustic Alley... Read more »

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Oklahoma ScissorTales: A new chapter for Red Earth Festival

The Oklahoman OpinionsFor the past 33 years, the Red Earth Festival has graced downtown Oklahoma City with its tribute to and celebration of Native American art and culture.

Point of View: Middlemen profiteers driving up your prescription drug costs

By Debra BillingsleyPrescription drug costs are an urgent issue for many Oklahomans. But understanding why so many patients’ drug costs continue to rise isn’t as simple as you might think.The real culprits are not any of the players we normally hear about.

Five takeaways from the Thunder's 113-101 win over the Nuggets

By Maddie LeeThe Thunder began the unofficial second half with a win. In its first game out of the All-Star break, OKC beat Denver 113-101 Friday at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Here are five takeaways from the game:Balanced startIn the first quarter, six thunder players combined for the Thunder’s 27 points.

College Softball: Sooners win two while Cowgirls split games on Friday

Sooners post two wins in Mary Nutter ClassicGrace Lyons delivered a walk-off RBI double in the bottom of the seventh to lift No.

Outbreak, economic ills dim luster of Japan's Olympic year

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should be basking in the limelight this year in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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