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Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockKenny Chesney hails from which East Tennessee town? ANSWER: Luttrell. Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Willie Nelson to Receive Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

David McClisterWillie Nelson will be the next recipient of the Library of Congress’ Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Friday morning’s announcement calls Nelson “a musical explorer, redrawing the boundaries of country music throughout his career. …His achievements

Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockAccording to the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp., country fans spent more than $60 million in Music City during last month’s CMA Music Festival. Willie Nelson has been named the next recipient of the Library of

Michael Ray Releasing Self-Titled Debut Album August 7

Warner Music NashvilleCountry newcomer Michael Ray will release his self-titled, debut album on August 7. The project features his top-10 hit “Kiss You in the Morning,” which has established Michael as one of country’s hottest new acts