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    1) Kenny Chesney announced his 20th album, "Born", will come out March 29th.  He says everything about this record has been different, including the time spent on it and the different ways it was recorded.  No word on the track listing yet, except the lead single "Take Her Home"


    2) Alabama will be honored with a two-hour "CMT Giants" special.  It'll include performances from Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Little Big Town, and Sam Hunt.  A premiere date hasn't been announced.  (CMT)


    3) A Country Music website recently posted a list of the 100 most-played songs over the past 50 years. 

    Here are the Top 15:

    1.  "Live Like You Were Dying",  Tim McGraw

    2.  "I Love this Bar",  Toby Keith

    3.  "Amazed",  Lonestar

    4.  "The Good Stuff", Kenny Chesney

    5.  "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere",  Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett

    6.  "Somebody Like You",  Keith Urban

    7.  "Last Night",  Morgan Wallen

    8.  "She'll Leave You with a Smile",  George Strait

    9.  "19 Somethin'",  Mark Wills

    10.  "The Best Day",  George Strait

    11.  "Here You Come Again",  Dolly Parton

    12.  "My Wish",  Rascal Flatts

    13.  "Good Morning Beautiful",  Steve Holy

    14.  "My Next 30 Years",  Tim McGraw

    15.  "The Most Beautiful Girl",  Charlie Rich

    Toby Keith placed EIGHT songs on the list.  And in a post on Facebook he said, quote, "What an honor it is to have accomplished this along with legends like Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, and Tom T. Hall."


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