KHAZ Country Music News: Little Big Town Has To Cancel Concerts

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NASHVILLE (AP) – Jimi Westbrook of Little Big Town will have surgery next week to remove a polyp from his vocal cord. The band write on their website Westbrook has been ordered to rest, and he must recuperate fully before they’re allowed to tour. Little Big Town have called off all shows through July 30. […]

Fallen Hays hero serves as inspiration for Little Texas song

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In a video uploaded to YouTube this week, Dwayne O’Brien of Little Texas talks about the inspiration for the song “Slow Ride Home.” As the country band neared Hays, American flags greeted them at every turn — they were just ahead of the funeral procession for fallen soldier Bryan Nichols. Nichols, a 1998 graduate of […]

KHAZ Country Music News: Jim Ed Brown Received His Hall of Fame Medallion Early

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NASHVILLE (AP) – Brenda Lee remembers Jim Ed Brown and his sisters as “true pioneering legends” who were her “road family” in her early days as a musician. Lee spoke at Brown’s memorial service yesterday in Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Performers included The Oak Ridge Boys, Crystal Gayle and Lady Antebellum. Brown had been voted into […]

KHAZ Country Music News: Jim Ed Brown’s Funeral is Today

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NASHVILLE (AP) – The Grand Ole Opry will host a public funeral for Jim Ed Brown today. Brown died of cancer Thursday in Franklin, Tennessee, at the age of 81. Brown’s interment at Woodlawn Cemetery following the funeral is also open to the public.   Join fans of 99 KZ Country on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/99KZCountry   […]

KHAZ Country Music News: Keith Urban Ambassador for Music Education Matters

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NASHVILLE (AP) – Keith Urban has been named the first ambassador for the new Music Education Matters program sponsored by the Country Music Association. Urban is going full force into his duties, too. He’s donated 60 Keith Urban signature guitars complete with amplifiers, strings and picks to Music Education Matters programs in Atlanta, Los Angeles, […]

KZ Country Cheesy Joke of the Day 6/12/15

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Missing At The Table Little Susan was mother’s helper. She helped set the table when company was due for dinner. Presently everything was on, the guest came in, and everyone sat down. Then Mother noticed something was missing. “Susan,” she said, “You didn’t put a knife and fork at Mr. Smith’s place.” “I thought he […]