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Longtime Merle Haggard and the Strangers Member Don Markham Dead at 85

One of country music's most versatile and highly-regarded musicians has died. Don Markham, who played with Merle Haggard from 1974 until his retirement in 2013, died Friday (Feb. 24) in Oildale, Calif., at the age of 85.

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Thomas Rhett, Home Team Tour Openers Cover Bruno Mars [Watch]

Thomas Rhett has just kicked off his Home Team Tour, and he made the opening night special by inviting his opening acts to join him onstage to cover Bruno Mars' current hit, "24K Magic."

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Colton Swon Engaged to ‘The Voice’ Alumni Caroline Glaser

The Voice proved not only a career opportunity for Colton Swon of the Swon Brothers, it also introduced him to the love of his life. The younger of the musical brothers got engaged to Caroline Glaser on Saturday night (Feb. 25) after planning a one-of-a-kind proposal.

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Street Musician’s Johnny Cash Cover Goes Viral [Watch]

A video of the late Jesse Morris performing Johnny Cash has resurfaced and has Cash fans awed at the striking resemblance between the two singers' voices. Morris is shown in a four-minute clip busking while singing "Sunday Morning Comin' Down," and the resemblance is eerie.

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8 Unforgettable Johnny Cash Moments

Johnny Cash is an icon. The late country legend was a trailblazer for country music and one of the most influential musicians of all time in any genre. He left behind a catalog of highs, a few lows and some simply unforgettable moments on film and television.

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Eric Church Holds His Own in Brooklyn [Pictures]

"It’s just you and me tonight, Brooklyn," Eric Church tells the audience at his sold-out show at the Barclays Center. "You think you’re gonna hang with me tonight? We’re gonna go for a long damn time," Church declared to his Outsiders, and his insiders, for what may very well contribute to another record year for Chief.

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Jon Pardi Releases Lively ‘Dirt on My Boots’ Video

Jon Pardi dropped a black-and-white, live music video for "Dirt on My Boots" on Friday (Feb. 24).

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Rory Feek Shares Beautiful Video of Daughter Learning to Walk [Watch]

Rory Feek of country duo Joey + Rory is melting hearts everywhere with a new video showing his daughter Indiana's journey of learning how to walk.

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Maren Morris Reveals New Single, Highlights Diverse 2017 CRS New Faces Show

Maren Morris pulled out all the stops at the 2017 CRS New Faces of Country Music show Friday night (Feb. 24) in Nashville, playing her hits and revealing her new single to top off a whirlwind month that's been career-changing.

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Little Big Town Tap Chris Stapleton, Sam Hunt for ‘The Breaker’ Show at Ryman Auditorium

Little Big Town left the hits at home for the majority of Friday night's set at the Ryman Auditorium. The group instead played their new album The Breaker front to back with one or two, very notable interruptions.

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