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Joe Friday

Native Oklahoman, born and raised in Edmond. I love this Sooner state and everything about it – Love the people, the history and the music!

While most Okies are in their deepest sleep, I embrace the early alarm clock. “There’s just something about being the first one down the road on the way to the station… you just never know what’s going to happen at Hank FM!”

My wife Kendra and I have two beautiful girls (almost teenagers so please pray for me!), two dogs and a mortgage - I’m living the American Dream!

You and I have been waking up together for many years. It means a lot that you choose to spend your mornings with me. Follow me on Twitter @joefridayOKC, Facebook @joefridayOKC, or email me joefriday@CrankHankcom. Give me a call weekday mornings on 99.7 Hank FM on the Hank-Line.


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  • Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives and Steve Miller Band will join forces for a co-headlining tour this summer


    Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives and Steve Miller Band will join forces for a co-headlining tour this summer. The Americana Tour will kick off on June 13 in Austin, with additional stops in Nashville, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, St. Louis and more. Gary Mule Deer will serve as support. The new tour follows a 34-date co-headlining tour in 2019. ...

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  • Tim McGraw has left Sony Music Nashville


    Tim McGraw has left Sony Music Nashville after three years, four singles and just one studio album. Billboard cites unnamed sources in announcing the separation. McGraw and wife Faith Hill signed with Sony in early 2017 and released an album of duets called "The Rest of Our Life" that November. Radio reception to the two singles from th...

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  • Garth Brooks will receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize


    Garth Brooks will receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song during a tribute concert March 4 in Washington, DC. The initial lineup includes Trisha Yearwood, Keith Urban, Chris Stapleton, Keb' Mo', Jay Leno and a performance by Brooks. PBS stations will broadcast "Garth Brooks: The Library of Congress Gershwin Pr...

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  • Neal McCoy's tour bus caught fire early Saturday Morning


    Neal McCoy's tour bus caught fire early Saturday morning. Fortunately, the singer and his crew are all safe. McCoy was in Mansfield, La., and headed to a Saturday night show in Alexandria, when his bus, nicknamed "Old Glory," caught fire shortly after 6AM. He posted to Facebook, "Physically, we are good. But that is the bus that has taken us a ...

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  • Shania Twain has added 14 new dates to her Let's Go! Las Vegas


    Shania Twain has added 14 new dates to her Let’s Go! Las Vegas residency at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The dates are Aug: 21, 22, 26, 28, 29; Sept: 2, 5, 6; and Dec: 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12.  Tickets go on sale on Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. PT, with pre-sale for Citi cardmembers beginning on Feb.11 at 10 a.m. PT. General ...

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  • Willie Nelson and Hank Williams Jr. are set to perform during the Inaugural Born & Raised Music Festival


    Willie Nelson and Hank Williams Jr. are set to perform during the Inaugural Born & Raised Music Festival, a music and camping experience, which will be held at the Pryor Creek Music Festival Grounds in Oklahoma. The festival will amass over 25 acts over the weekend, as the Born & Raised tag line promises “a weekend of music and camping for the outla...

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  • Alabama has revealed more than a dozen rescheduled dates on their 50th Anniversary Tour


    After cancelling 26 shows in 2019 as frontman Randy Owen dealt with vertigo and migraines, Alabama has revealed more than a dozen rescheduled dates on their 50th Anniversary Tour. The band will get back on the road this summer and fall with announced stops in Nashville, Indianapolis, Detroit and more. A number of special guests will perform at se...

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  • According to Loretta Lynn Country Music is Dead


    The country icon shared her thoughts on the genre's current state on a recent episode of Martina McBride's Vocal Point podcast. Lynn said, “They’ve already let it [die]. I think it’s dead. "I think it’s a shame. I think it’s a shame to let a type of music die. I don’t care what any k...

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  • Trace Adkins, Eddie Montgomery & more artists will take part in the 2nd Annual Troy Gentry Foundation Benefit Concert


    Trace Adkins, Justin Moore, Eddie Montgomery & more artists will take part in the 2nd Annual Troy Gentry Foundation Benefit Concert set for Feb. 5 at the Grand Ole Opry House. C’Ya On the Flipside II will feature performances by Justin Moore, Trace Adkins, Don McLean, Terri Clark, Mark Wills, Shenandoah, Ricochet, T. Graham Brow...

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  • Ricky Skaggs, Vince Gill, Dailey and Vincent and more return to the birthplace of bluegrass


    Ricky Skaggs, Vince Gill, Dailey and Vincent and more return to the birthplace of bluegrass this summer for the annual Bluegrass Nights concert series.  Shows — held at the Ryman Auditorium — kick off June 18 with Del McCoury, running each Thursday through July 23, when Gill performs. The SteelDrivers and Dan Tyminski ...

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  • Garth Brooks announced the first stop on his 2020 Dive Bar Tour


    Garth Brooks announced the first stop on his 2020 “Dive Bar Tour”:  the Six String Grill in Foxborough, Mass., on Feb. 5.  Garth’s originally planned show in Foxborough on Dec. 2, 2019, was postponed after inclement weather hit the area. In addition to his ongoing Dive Bar Tour, Garth has three upcoming stops on his Stad...

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  • The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville will host a Roger Miller tribute concert


    The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville will host a Roger Miller tribute concert, "King of the Road: Celebrating The Music of Roger Miller", on March 22. The all-star lineup includes Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Toby Keith, Trisha Yearwood, Jamey Johnson, Wynonna, Rodney Crowell, Chris Janson, Lee Ann Womack, Larry Gatlin, Cake and The War a...

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  • George Strait has revealed several new performance dates


    George Strait has revealed several new performance dates, including additional nights as part of his Strait to Vegas concert. The country legend has revealed he’s heading to Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium on Aug. 22 for a headlining show with special guests Chris Stapleton and Little Big Town. Additional acts are expected to be announced in the coming...

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  • Marty Stuart will release The Pilgrim: A Wall-to-Wall Odyssey


    Marty Stuart will release "The Pilgrim: A Wall-to-Wall Odyssey," an illustrated tabletop book (with CD) that details the making of his record "The Pilgrim", Stuart's 10th studio album, originally released in 1999. The concept project - based on true events that transpired in his hometown - was a turning point for Stuart. But the release was not a commerc...

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  • Dolly Parton is teaming up with American Greetings


    Dolly Parton is teaming up with American Greetings to incorporate her timeless music and unique personally to span both digital and physical products for the greeting card company. Parton announced the partnership in a Tweet on Jan. 17, "Coming soon to a mailbox near you I am so thrilled to announce my upcoming line of greeting cards with @amgreetings!"...

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  • Reba McEntire will guest star in an upcoming episode of Young Sheldon


    Reba McEntire will guest star in an upcoming episode of “Young Sheldon,“ airing in February. McEntire will be playing June, a character described as “the fun, fiery ex-wife” of Coach Ballard (Craig T. Nelson), who strikes up an unlikely friendship with Meemaw (Annie Potts), who is curre...

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  • Brooks & Dunn will tour this summer


    Brooks & Dunn will tour this summer for their first nationwide tour in 10 years. Brooks & Dunn REBOOT 2020 Tour will kick off in St. Louis on May 15. The tour follows the release of "REBOOT" last year, which paired the duo with other country performers recutting their songs. ...

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  • Charlie Daniels Band and Marshall Tucker Band will join forces for the upcoming Fire on the Mountain Tour


    Charlie Daniels Band and Marshall Tucker Band will join forces for the upcoming Fire on the Mountain Tour. The tour’s moniker is a nod to Marshall Tucker Band’s 1978 hit song, “Fire on the Mountain,” as well as Charlie Daniels Band’s 1974 album of the same name. The 21-date tour will kick off on April 23 in Enid, Okla., making additi...

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  • SAD NEWS: Martina McBride is mourning the loss of her mother


    Martina McBride is mourning the loss of her mother, Jeanne Schiff, who died Friday (Jan. 10) after an emergency heart surgery. Since the passing, the country star has shared a heartfelt message on Instagram about her mom's impact on her life. McBride captioned a slideshow of childhood photographs with her mother with the message: “My mom ...

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  • Dolly Parton is making plans for what will happen to her enormous catalogue of music


    Dolly Parton is making plans for what will happen to her enormous catalogue of music - both released and unreleased - after she dies. In the final installment of "Dolly Parton's America", a nine-episode podcast hosted by Radiolab creator Jad Abumrad, Parton explains that not only does she have a large reserve of songs that haven't yet been heard...

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  • Garth Brooks has become the first artist to have appeared on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart


    Garth Brooks has become the first artist to have appeared on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart in the 1980s, '90s, 2000s, '10s and, now, the '20s, as "Dive Bar" with Blake Shelton, moves from No. 24 to No. 21 on the Jan. 11-dated survey.   Brooks first appeared on the chart with "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)" o...

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  • The opening date of Blake Shelton's new Southern-style restaurant


    The opening date of Blake Shelton’s new Southern-style restaurant in Orlando has been announced. Ole Red will open April 13 at ICON Park on International Drive, near the 400-foot Wheel. When it opens, the 17,289 square foot Ole Red will offer a live music experience and feature concert-quality lighting, up-to-date acoustics and seating for ab...

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  • A 15-foot-tall hay sculpture of Willie Nelson


    A 15-foot-tall hay sculpture of Willie Nelson is center stage of an annual holiday tradition in Huddleston, Virginia. For the past eight years, Huddleston native Beth Bays has debuted a new hay bale creation in late November or early December at her farm on Tolers Ferry Road. Past creations include characters from "The Wizard of Oz;" a drummer bear; a c...

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  • Charlie Daniels announced that his all-star concert


    Charlie Daniels announced that his all-star concert, Volunteer Jam, will return to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Sept. 15. Participating artist will be announced in February. Tickets go on sale on Friday (Dec. 20) at 10 a.m. CT. Since its inception in 1974, Charlie’s Volunteer Jam has brought together some of music’s biggest st...

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  • Mickey Gilley is mourning the passing of his wife


    Mickey Gilley is mourning the passing of his wife, Vivian Gilley, who died Fiday at the age of 80 after suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Mrs. Gilley helped Mickey manage the famed club, Gilley's, in Pasadena, Texas, which the couple opened together and was the setting for the 1980 film "Urban Cowboy". She later managed her husband's caree...

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  • Garth Brooks is Extending his Dive Bar Tour into 2020


    Garth Brooks will extend his "Dive Bar Tour" into the new year. Brooks launched the tour this year thanks to a partnership with Seagram's 7 Crown. It was initially going to be a total of seven shows. Garth was hinting at the CMA Awards that he was pushing for more tour dates in 2020. Looks like he got it done. ...

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  • Tanya Tucker revealed the dates for her headlining 2020 Tour


    Tanya Tucker revealed the dates for her headlining 2020 "CMT Next Women of Country Tour". The 35-plus-date tour will kick off on Feb. 5 in Vienna, Va., making additional stops in Philadelphia, New York, Memphis, Houston, Boston, San Francisco and more. CMT Next Women of Country alum Aubrie Sellers, Brandy Clark, Erin Enderlin, Hailey Whitters, M...

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  • FOLLOW-UP: Willie Nelson has given up smoking weed after recent health issues


    The 86-year-old recently explained, "I have abused my lungs quite a bit in the past, so breathing is a little more difficult these days and I have to be careful." Willie added, "I don't smoke anymore, take better care of myself." A source says it's true, he's not smoking weed.  However, he still vapes and eats cannabis-infused i...

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  • Willie Quits Weed


    Willie Nelson has quit weed. The country icon told KSAT TV, “I have abused my lungs quite a bit in the past, so breathing is a little more difficult these days and I have to be careful.” The 86-year-old added, “I don’t smoke anymore — [I] take better care of myself.” Nelson ha...

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  • Brooks & Dunn and Reba McEntire's Las Vegas residency will continue


    Brooks & Dunn and Reba McEntire's Las Vegas residency will continue for a sixth straight year. The Country Music Hall of Famers just announced 24 new Together in Vegas shows for 2020, stretching from early April to early December. All tickets go on sale on Friday Dec. 6 through Ticketmaster. Brooks & Dunn and McEntire have eight remaining shows schedu...

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  • George Strait headlined a benefit concert that helped raise $1.5 million


    George Strait headlined a benefit concert on Nov. 25 at ACL Live in Austin, Texas, that helped raise $1.5 million for Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas. George partnered with the Discovery Land Company Foundation, which hosted the concert, to help the local people receive assistance following the devastation caused by Hurricane Doria...

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  • Shania Twain discussed the current state of country radio


    Shania Twain discussed the current state of country radio and calls the industry "very ageist" in a new interview with USA Today. Shania says, "I don't hear Reba [McEntire] on the radio anymore; I don't hear Patty Loveless on the radio anymore. I don't hear Shania Twain on the radio anymore in country!"...

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  • Tim McGraw has been promoting his new memoir Grit & Grace - and now sources say wife Faith Hill is planning a book of her own


    A supposed 'insider' says, “Faith has had an incredible life that’s been every bit as dramatic and inspiring as Tim’s, and she wants to tell the story from her perspective.  Faith wants to tell everyone what they’ve been through in her own voice.” The superstar couple celebrated their 23rd wedding anniversary in October and have three da...

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  • Alabama has rescheduled its sold out 50th Anniversary Tour


    Alabama has rescheduled its sold out "50th Anniversary Tour" concert in Nashville and has added a second show. The previously postponed live concert will take place next year at Bridgestone Arena on Friday, July 17 with the second show to follow on Saturday, July 18. Outback is presenting the concerts. Charlie Daniels will join Je...

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  • According to Forbes, Garth Brooks, Shania Twain, Blake Shelton are among country music's biggest money-makers in 2019


    The 10 Highest-Paid Country Stars of 2019 No. 10: Jason Aldean, $23.5 Million No. 9: Garth Brooks, $24 Million No. 8: Florida Georgia Line, $26 Million No. 7: Shania Twain, $29 Million No. 6: Eric Church, $30 Million No. 5: Kenny Chesney, $31 Million No. 4: Blake Shelton, $...

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  • Willie Nelson Alison Krauss To Play MerleFest 2020


    Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss will play the 2020 edition of MerleFest. MerleFest, which will be held April 23-26 at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, N.C. announced its initial line-up. Also playing are...  The Jerry Douglas Band, Sam Bush, Jim Lauderdale, Kruger Brothers, The Waybacks, Scythian, Donna The Buffalo, Peter Rowan and the ...

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  • Reba McEntire has announced a series of shows


    Reba McEntire has announced a series of shows planned for the new year. McEntire will begin her 2020 tour dates on March 20 in Evansville, Ind. Shows are scheduled in Toledo, Ohio; Biloxi, Miss; Peoria, Ill., and elsewhere through early May.   Tickets for McEntire's 2020 shows will go on sale on Nov. 22, but a pre-sale will be available to...

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  • Shania Twain will take the stage at the 2019 American Music Awards


    Shania Twain will take the stage at the 2019 American Music Awards to perform a medley of her greatest hits.   The performance will be Shania's first time on the AMA stage in 16 years. She joins previously announced performers Camila Cabello, Billie Eilish, Selena Gomez, Dua Lipa, Lizzo, Thomas Rhett and Artist of the Decade award recipient Taylor Swift....

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  • Alan Jackson has unveiled plans for a lengthy tour


    Alan Jackson has unveiled plans for a lengthy tour, launching just after the first of the new year and extending well into the fall. Jackson will begin his 2020 tour on Jan. 10 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Currently, 18 shows are scheduled -- including a show in Nashville, Tenn.; a performance in Denver, Colo.; and a stop at the 2020 Stagecoach Festival in Indio, Calif. ...

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  • Reba McEntire Confirms Split From Boyfriend Skeeter Lasuzzo After 2 Years Of Dating


    Reba McEntire and boyfriend, Anthony “Skeeter” Lasuzzo split after two-years of dating.   The country singer revealed, “Skeeter and I broke up in May, so, unfortunately, we will not be spending that time (holidays) together.”  McEntire added, “We still talk and we’re friends, but just decided to go our ...

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