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March 28th In Country Music History

1975: Dolly Parton racked up her fifth number one hit with "The Bargain Store."  The song's success was considered a surprise because some radio stations refused to play it.  They felt the lyrics -- "the bargain store is open, come inside"—were a little too “suggestive!"

1980: Tom T. Hall rejoined the Grand Ole Opry.

1993: Willie Nelson performed a benefit concert in Hillsboro, Texas to raise money for the restoration of Hill County Courthouse, which had been destroyed by fire.

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Port Lavaca Country Opry Show Tonight

The Country Opry Show is tonight at 7pm at 2104 W. Austin St.in Port Lavaca. Admission to the show is only $5.Tonights music features Darrell and Cathy Higginson, Joanne Hickman, Bill Dragoo, Carol Jasek, Casey Leeann and the Opry Band

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Eric Church Defines ‘True Love’

Move over, Cupid. Country crooner Eric Church defines true love in a way that puts an arrow through all the lace and swooning, and really gets down to the heart of the matter.

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Gary Allan, ‘Pieces’ – Song Review

If Gary Allan's chart-topper 'Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)' was optimistic, his follow-up single 'Pieces' is downright plucky. The uptempo country-rocker may be the most contented single he's ever released.

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Alabama Announce 40th Anniversary Tour

The members of the country supergroup Alabama have announced a tour to celebrate their 40 years in the country music business. The Back to the Bowery Tour will kick off on April 5 in South Carolina and run through Oct. 12 before wrapping up in Oklahoma.

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Ray Price’s Cancer Is in Remission

Legendary country star Ray Price has been battling pancreatic cancer, but there's good news for the veteran entertainer. The 87-year-old singer has announced that his cancer is in remission, and he will be undergoing physical therapy as the next phase of his treatment.

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Natalie Maines Says Returning to Country Music Would Be ‘Like Going Back to Your Abusive Husband’

Dixie Chicks star Natalie Maines has never been one to stand quietly in the corner and keep her opinions to herself. The singer's tell-it-like-it-is style was an important part of the Texas-based trio's enormous success, and was also an important element in their undoing. Now the brash singer is at it again, likening the treatment she's received from country music fans to spousal abuse.

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Blake Shelton Reminisces With a Drink in His Hand in ‘Sure Be Cool if You Did’ Video

It's no shock that Blake Shelton's 'Sure Be Cool if You Did' video takes place at the local watering hole. Shelton makes no bones about his enjoyment of liquid refreshment. But this video and the song aren't about throwing 'em back and having a good time, or partying mindlessly while ignoring the prospect of hangovers. It's more thoughtful and contemplative.

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Tim McGraw Spills on Recording ‘Highway Don’t Care’ ‘With’ Taylor Swift, Keith Urban

Is 'Highway Don't Care' one of your favorite tracks from Tim McGraw's 'Two Lanes of Freedom' album? If so, you have modern technology to thank for the colossal collaboration between the superstar, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban.

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Eric Church Announces Release Date for First Live Album, ‘Caught in the Act’

Eric Church has been 'Caught in the Act' of releasing his first-ever live collection, due out April 9.

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Album Spotlight: Tim McGraw, ‘Two Lanes of Freedom’ – ToC Critic’s Pick

"Optimism" is the word Tim McGraw uses to describe his new album 'Two Lanes of Freedom,' and despite a garnish of somber ballads and hopeless love stories, the singer is dead on. The project's production creates the buoyant mood that carries each of the 15 songs on the accelerated deluxe version. In fact, one's opinion of 'Two Lanes of Freedom' may rest on production decisions made by McGraw and Byron Gallimore.

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Justin Moore Brushes Off Talk of Illegal Big Game Hunting With a Prison Joke

Fan favorite singer Justin Moore recently found himself in the middle of a controversy over illegal big game hunting. Now, the 'Bait a Hook' singer is talking about those allegations publicly with humor, joking about how he'd do in prison.

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