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Rooster Country 99.9Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 at 2:44pm
Ronnie Milsap Proud To Be A Country Music Hall Of Famer

Ronnie Milsap says being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame really is something special. The singer explains that it's a permanent record of his achievement, which means a lot to him.
And Ronnie has definitely earned his place in the Hall of Fame Rotunda. His impressive list of credits includes 40 chart-topping country hits and two crossover number ones -- "Smoky Mountain Rain" and "Any Day Now." Over the course of his still-active career he's received multiple CMA, ACM, "Billboard," and Grammy awards. The singer was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry in 1976. He was honored by his home state with induction into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 2002.

Milsap is part of the Country Music Hall of Fame's Class of 2014, entering as a "Modern Era Artist." His fellow inductees include bluegrass great Mac Wiseman, who was added to the "Veteran Era Artist" category, and the late Hank Cochran, who was honored in the "Songwriter" category. The Hall's newest members were celebrated with the annual Medallion Ceremony. The all-star gala took place in Nashville last Sunday.
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Rooster Country 99.9Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 at 2:40pm
Taylor Swift's "1989" Expected To Debut With At Least 1 Million

Taylor Swift may be coming to the rescue of this year's slow music sales. "Billboard" is projecting that the star's new album "1989" will sell at least one-million copies in its opening week. That would make it the first album all year to do so. If Taylor's widespread promotion pays off as expected, she'll become the first act in "Billboard's" tracking history since 1991 to have three albums debut with over one-million copies sold. Her past two releases 2010's "Speak Now" and 2012's "Red" both reached the mark in their first week of sales.

Forecasters tell the site projected figures for "1989" had been steadily increasing as Monday's release date drew closer, despite the songs having leaked online over the weekend.
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Rooster Country 99.9Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 at 3:13pm
Happy Birthday today to Brad Paisley and Charlie Daniels!
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Rooster Country 99.9Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 at 3:07pm
Chesney, Aldean Announce Tour "Collision"

Two of the biggest country music stars are merging their tours for some summer dates. Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean have announced "The Big Revival" and the "Burn It Down" tours will meet up on May 2nd, 2015 in San Francisco. Ten planned stadium shows together includes Dallas, Green Bay, Seattle, Minneapolis, Pasadena, Kansas City, and Denver. The Chesney-Aldean tour merge is set to wrap in August at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium and Gillette Stadium in Boston.
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Rooster Country 99.9Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 at 3:05pm
More Stars Sign On For CMA Awards

Now all five Entertainer of the Year nominees are on board for next month's Country Music Association Awards. George Strait is joining the list of performers for the upcoming event. Meanwhile, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood have signed on as presenters, along with "Nashville's" Connie Britton, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and "Good Morning America" correspondent Tim Tebow. The performance lineup already features numerous stars, including the other Entertainer nominees Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, and Keith Urban. Hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will perform as well. Lucy Hale has previously been announced as a presenter. The 48th annual CMA Awards will take place in Nashville, and air live on ABC on November 5th.
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