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    Country Music News

    1) Toby Keith, the iconic country music singer, has died after a battle with stomach cancer.

    Keith passed away Monday night while surrounded by his family, according to a statement posted to his Facebook page.


    2) Jelly Roll was so gracious with his comments after not winning Best New Artist at the Grammys. He tweeted, "Just so we are clear, Victoria Monet deserved that award.  She is incredible."


    3) Lainey Wilson won Best Country Album Sunday night at the Grammys, and fans were quick to analyze Kelsea Ballerini's reaction, since she was also up for the award.  So, to clear the air, Kelsea said, "You can be bummed for your loss and happy for somebody else's win at the same time."

    Then she got philosophical.  Quote, "Two things can be true and both hold valid and valuable space.  The 'face-reading' and 'reaction-analysis' is unnecessary and hurtful to everyone.  A woman's win is a team win.  Write about that instead?"


    4) Some people are calling it the greatest Grammy performance of all time.  And you already know what I'm talking about:  The duet between Tracy Chapman and Luke Combs on "Fast Car".

    It made such an impact that Tracy's original version of the song . . . which is almost 36 years old, has hit #1 on iTunes. 

    Meanwhile, Luke said he'll have more to say after he's able to process it all.  Luke's version of "Fast Car" previously hit #1 on country radio, and #2 on the Billboard Hot 100.


    5) Zach Bryan is having a pretty big week.  First a Grammy win, and now his new music video's got an OSCAR-WINNER in it?  It's for his song "Nine Ball" from last year's "Boys of Faith" E.P. . . . and Matthew McConaughey stars.

    He plays the dad character with a gambling problem, who turns his kid into a pool shark.  The son is Tye Sheridan, Cyclops in the "X-Men" movies. 


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