KHAZ Country Music News: Jim Ed Brown’s Cancer Returns

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NASHVILLE (AP) – Jim Ed Brown had said his cancer had gone into remission in January but it appears to be back. Brown’s daughter Kim writes on his Facebook page Brown is undergoing chemotherapy. She says his cancer is not in his lungs but she doesn’t go into specifics. Brown revealed he had lung cancer […]

KHAZ Country Music News: Ryman Auditorium Reopening After Renovations

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NASHVILLE (AP) – The home of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville will have its grand reopening today after a $14 million expansion that lasted a year. The upgrades to the Ryman Auditorium will include a wider lobby, more concessions, more bathrooms and a new restaurant called Cafe Lula. The renovations were done to the […]

KHAZ Country Music News: New Sammy Kershaw album “I Won’t Back Down” to be released June 9, 2015

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NASHVILLE, Tn. – On June 9th, Cleopatra Records will release Sammy Kershaw’s first album of new country material in five years, I WON’T BACK DOWN. The Louisiana country crooner was a mainstay on country radio throughout the 90’s with hits like “Cadillac Style,” “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful” and “Third Rate Romance.” Kershaw has more […]

KHAZ Country Music News: Tim McGraw Giving Away More Houses

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NASHVILLE (AP) – Tim McGraw will launch a tour today and once again, he’s giving away houses to military veterans. McGraw has teamed with Operation Homefront and Chase to give mortgage-free homes to veterans. In the past three years, he’s awarded 108 homes in 30 states. Thirty-six homes will be given during the upcoming “Shotgun […]

KZ Country Cheesy Joke of the Day 6/5/15

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Directional Camping A husband took his wife camping for the first time. Considering himself an experienced outdoorsman, he passed along outdoor survival tips at every chance he got. However, one day they got lost hiking in the deep woods. The husband tried the usual tactics to determine direction — moss on the trees (there was […]

KHAZ Country Music News: Kip Moore Planning to Build Skateparks

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NASHVILLE (AP) – Kip Moore is planning to build skateparks in four cities. Moore’s “Comeback Kid Skatepark Project” will oversee the building of skateparks in Nashville; Boston; San Marcos, Texas; and Annapolis, Maryland. Moore says the project is a dream of his to provide kids in inner cities and smaller towns a safe outlet. Moore […]

KZ Country Cheesy Joke of the Day 6/3/15

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A Birthday Number A couple phoned a neighbor to extend birthday greetings. They dialed the number and then sang “Happy Birthday” to him. But when they finished their off-key rendition, they discovered that they had dialed the wrong number. “Don’t let it bother you,” said a strange but amused voice. “You folks need all the […]

KHAZ Country Music News: Alligator Records Set to Release “Meet Me in Bluesland” by the Kentucky Headhunters with Johnnie Johnson

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Alligator Records has set a June 2 street date for Meet Me In Bluesland, a previously unreleased album by Grammy-winning Southern blues-rockers The Kentucky Headhunters with pianist Johnnie Johnson, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. The performances found Johnson — the manRolling Stone called “the greatest sideman in rock and roll” for his […]