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KHAZ Country Music News: New Inductees to Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame »

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NASHVILLE (AP) – The Nashville Songwriters Association International plans to honor John Anderson, Paul Craft, Tom Douglas, and Gretchen Peters this year. They will be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in October. Anderson’s songs include “Swingin’,” “Seminole Wind” and “I Wish I Could Write You A Song.” Craft’s songs include “Dropkick Me, […]

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KHAZ Country Music News: Garth Brooks Music Will be Available Digitally »

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Garth Brooks, one of the last musicians to refuse to put his music on iTunes, will make his songs available digitally on his own website. The 52-year-old country singer made the announcement Thursday at a press conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Brooks is one of music’s top-selling artists. He said in the […]

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KZ Country Cheesy Joke of the Day 7/10/14 »

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Sportsmanship At one point during a game, the coach said to one of his young players, “Do you understand what cooperation is? What a team is?” The little boy nodded. “Do you understand that what matters is whether we win together as a team?” “Yes, Sir,” the little boy said. “So,” the coach continued, “when […]

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KHAZ Country Music News: The Garth Ireland Concert Saga Continues »

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Just when you thought the story was over for Garth Brooks‘ five sold-out-then-canceled shows in Ireland, the G-man dangles a new carrot of hope in front of the 400,000 fans left in the cold. “Our guys are still en route and if there is any chance that the five planned concerts can be salvaged and nobody […]

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KHAZ Country Music News: Americana Music Association Honoring Loretta Lynn »

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Jackson Browne and Loretta Lynn are getting lifetime achievement awards from The Americana Music Association. Brown will get the “Spirit” award for addressing a number of social policy issues during his career. Lynn’s award is for songwriting. The awards will be handed out at an event in Nashville in September.   […]

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KHAZ Country Music News: Martina McBride Releasing A Cookbook »

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NEW YORK (AP) – Martina McBride’s first book will be a cookbook. “Around the Table” will not just feature recipes, but “cooking gameplans” which include menu planning, decor inspiration and ideas for keeping guests entertained. “Around the Table” comes out October 7.   Join fans of 99 KZ Country on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/99KZCountry      

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KZ Country Cheesy Joke of the Day 7/9/14 »

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Turning Left A teenaged girl was nervous as she took the wheel for her first driving lesson. As she was pulling out of the parking lot, the instructor said, “Turn left here, and don’t forget to let the people behind you know what you’re doing.” She turned to the students sitting in the back seat […]

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KHAZ Country Music News: No Garth Concerts for Ireland »

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“It is with great regret that Aiken Promotions announces that the five-concert Garth Brooks Comeback Special Event at Croke Park has been canceled,” Peter Aiken said in a statement issued Tuesday. “No concerts will take place. The ticket return process will be outlined Wednesday. Aiken Promotions has exhausted all avenues regarding the staging of this event. We are very disappointed for the […]

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KHAZ Country Music News: Shania Twain Gets A Postage Stamp »

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Mercury’s Shania Twain, the late Hank Snow, k.d. lang and two other country artists are being honored with Canadian postage stamps. “Signed, sealed, delivered, I’m yours. July 31st in Canada!” Twain tweeted. Tommy Hunter and Renee Martel will also get the first class treatment. Buy here.   Join fans of 99 KZ Country on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/99KZCountry      

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KHAZ Country Music News: Jimmy Wayne Writes Autobiography »

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NEW YORK (AP) – Jimmy Wayne has written a story about a foster kid who was often homeless before making it big in country music. It’s his own story. Wayne’s autobiography, “Walk To Beautiful,” will come out in October. He tells the story of how his mentally ill mother took off with her lover, leaving […]

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KHAZ Country Music News: Garth’s Big Announcement Postponed, Debate Continues on Ireland Concerts »

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Officials in Dublin, Ireland are scrambling for a solution in the wake of a statement from Garth Brooks saying he’ll play five shows or none at all. The ultimatum comes after the city issued a license for only three of the five shows booked in the city’s Croke Park. “I can’t thank the people of Ireland enough […]

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KZ Country Cheesy Joke of the Day 7/8/14 »

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Good Wishes A retired man who volunteers to entertain patients in nursing homes and hospitals went to one local hospital in Brooklyn and took his portable keyboard along. He told some jokes and sang some funny songs at patients’ bedsides. When he finished he said, in farewell, “I hope you get better.” One elderly gentleman […]

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KZ Country Cheesy Joke of the Day 7/7/14 »

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Q: What do you call a snail on a ship? A: A snailor! Q: What do you call a fly without wings? A: A walk.   Join fans of 99 KZ Country on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/99KZCountry      

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