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Jason Merrett, Getty Images

5 Things To Pack For Concert Night

Thanks for reaching out to the HAWK this week to share your excitement about tonight's concert with Lady Antebellum and Sam Hunt concert at the Dick's Sporting Goods Open.  After a long work day, we realize it can get kind of crazy getting things together for the big show tonight that starts at dusk.

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Kip Moore
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Win an Autographed Copy of Kip Moore’s New ‘Wild Ones’ Album

Kip Moore's new Wild Ones album is in stores and at digital retailers now, but he set aside a few extra copies for his friends at Taste of Country. You can win one of five signed copies of the "I'm to Blame" singer's second album right here.

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Neilson Barnard, Rick Diamond -Getty Images

Details on Dolly’s New Movie

I love Dolly Parton!  It's true.  There's something about her music, her choice in movie roles and how she handles herself that keeps me coming back for more.  TasteofCountry.com and 981TheHawk.com have been teasing our readers about the new movie based on Dolly Parton's life.  And late last week, NBC released more details.

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Terry Wyatt, Getty Images

Sam Hunt Hangs Out This Weekend on the HAWK

Greater Binghamton is really looking forward to the PGA Tour rolling in to town Monday for the Dick's Sporting Goods Open in Endicott.  The week long golf fest is highlighted by Lady Antebellum and Sam Hunt.  This weekend you have an opportunity to get to know Sam a little better when he co-hosts Country Countdown USA Sunday night 7-10pm on 98.1 The Hawk.

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Carrie Underwood
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Carrie Underwood, ‘Smoke Break’ [Listen]

Carrie Underwood’s new country single is called “Smoke Break,” and it’s a song her fans will line up to support. Those who thought the superstar was too polished to write and record a blue collar anthem are proven wrong on this first single from the upcoming Storyteller album.

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Johannes Simon, Getty Images

14 Country Songs With “Beer” in the Title

In celebration of the Hawk's Harvest Festival, coming to Binghamton on September 19th, we thought we'd take a look back at 14 country songs that have the word "beer" in the title.

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Scotty McCrreery
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Scotty McCreery, ‘Southern Belle’ [Listen]

Scotty McCreery's “Southern Belle” breaks expectations. The first taste of his third studio is a wild deviation from what he’s previously released. It’s anything but predictable.

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Photo: David Mcclister by The Press House
Photo: David Mcclister by The Press House

Where Are They Now: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Were you are the Harford Fair in the late 80's when the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band played a sold out show?  I remember it well because "Fishin' In The Dark" was the hot request on the Hawk and they were about to have a huge #1 song.  New country fans hear Canaan Smith make reference to him being more of a "Nitty Gritty boy." The song is still awesome!

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Photo: TSM Binghamton
Photo: TSM Binghamton

Frankie Ballard Returns to the HAWK Sunday

Hawk listeners are still talking about the HAWK Toyota Country Lights Festival that brought some of the best country sounds to downtown Binghamton last month.  It was a magical night and we thank you again for the outpouring of positive response.  It truly was an amazing night when Frankie Ballard hit the stage at NYSEG Stadium.

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Reba McEntire
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Reba McEntire, ‘Until They Don’t Love You’ [Listen]

You’ll struggle to find a more musical song on the radio than Reba McEntire’s new single, “Until They Don't Love You.” The singer’s story takes a backseat to all that’s going on between verse, chorus and bridge. It’s an all-out jam.

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