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Miranda Lambert
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The Story Behind The Song – Miranda Lambert’s “Platinum”

If you're a curious type of person and always interested in learning the story behind your favorite songs, here's a new one for you. Miranda Lambert and her co-writers recently revealed that a breast pump was key in creating the title track for Miranda Lambert's Platinum album. I'm not even kidding.

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Dave Kotinsky-Getty Images

Get In On Zac Brown’s New Look

Since their smash single“Chicken Fried” debuted on country radio in 2008, there’s been no stopping the Zac Brown Band who’ve established themselves as one of country music’s most well loved acts, perfectly molding together folk and country with a hint of bluesy rock.

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Brad Paisley
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Brad Paisley Calls on Colt Ford for ‘River Bank Rip Rap’ [Listen]

The remixes just keep coming! Brad Paisley is the latest hitmaker to blend one of his popular singles, this time with the help of Colt Ford.

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Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean
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Top 40 Country Songs – August 2014

The top country song of August 2014 has quietly become a huge hit for an artist who's becoming as dependable as your favorite pair of blue jeans. This song relied on a laugh-out-loud music video for a boost, but in-studio creative impulses proved to be the hook that snagged No. 1.

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Michael Loccisano, Getty Images
Michael Loccisano, Getty Images

Everything You Need to Know About Binghamton Spiediefest Weekend

Social media is buzzin' about Binghamton's biggest and most exciting festival, the 30th Annual Spiediefest and Balloon Rally.  I have many special memories of this festival and I'm sure you look forward to it every year as I do.  This year, all of us at the HAWK are hearing from people outside the are that will be hitting Otsiningo Park for the first time and with the festival hours away, excitement is building.

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Garry Gay, Photographer's Choice RF
Garry Gay, Photographer's Choice RF

5 Things To Do this Weekend in the Greater Binghamton Area

Weather in the Greater Binghamton area for the most part has been pretty good.  While friends of mine across the country are sweltering from heat, drought or flooding, considering these weather extremes, we've been pretty fortunate.

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Jason Aldean
Broken Bow Records

Jason Aldean, ‘Burnin’ It Down’ [Listen]

‘Burnin’ It Down,’ the sexy new track from Jason Aldean’s next album, is sewn from familiar seeds but cultivated beneath a different kind of sunshine. The song pushes the singer further into hip-hop and R&B than ever before but still fits neatly within the brand he’s created over the last decade.

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Brad Paisley
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This Week in Country Twitter News: Brad Paisley Goes Rogue

After blowing up news-feeds worldwide, Paisley has found yet another way of stirring up some controversy while simultaneously rallying his fans to the ready by doing the unthinkable just weeks before the release of his new album Moonshine in the Trunk... sharing bootlegged tracks from the album on his social media without consulting with his record label first!

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Zac Brown Band
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Zac Brown Band Releases Official Music Video for ‘All Alright’ [WATCH]

In less than a month, The Zac Brown Band will literally be right in our backyard, playing at En-Joie Golf Course in Endicott for the Dick's Sporting Goods Open on Friday August 15th.

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Jake Owen
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Jake Owen, ‘What We Ain’t Got’ [Listen]

Jake Owen's 'What We Ain't Got' is a heartfelt song about love and loss -- different from anything we've heard from the country beach boy to date. More stripped down and introspective, 'What We Ain't Got' is a departure from the easy-going vibe of Owen's most recent hit 'Beachin,' but no less compelling. A powerful ballad sung with raw honesty and heartbreaking soul, this new single is sure to have fans viewing the star in a whole new light.

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