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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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  • 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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  • Dolly Parton Says Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin have 'Dropped' the Idea of a '9 to 5' Sequel


    During the red carpet premiere of her new Netflix series, "Dolly Parton's Heartstrings," Dolly broke the bad news about the sequel to "9 to 5." She said, ”I don't think we're going to do the sequel. We never could get the script where it was enough different than the first one, a...

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  • Trace Adkins' latest movie role is in the upcoming Western


    Trace Adkins' latest movie role is in the upcoming Western, "Badland".  Trace plays Confederate war criminal General Corbin Dandridge, the leader of an outlaw faction that’s being tracked down by a gun-slinging detective more than a decade after the Civil War. "Badland", which also stars Kevin Makely, Bruce Dern, Jeff Fahey, Ton...

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  • VIDEO: In honor of George Strait's Las Vegas Residency


    In honor of George Strait’s Las Vegas Residency, AXS Studios commissioned artists Jon Neill to carve the King of Country’s face into a pumpkin—complete with his trademark cowboy hat—while George’s hits played in the background, including “We Really Shouldn’t Be Doing This” and “Write This Down.” ...

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  • More than 10 years after he finally quit drinking Tim McGraw is telling all


    More than 10 years after he finally quit drinking, Tim McGraw is telling all about his rock bottom moment in his marriage to his wife, Faith Hill. In his new book on wellness, "Grit & Grace: Train the Mind, Train the Body, Own Your Life", the country superstar said he was 40 pounds overweight and grieving the sudden deaths of his fa...

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  • Best-selling country duo of all time Brooks & Dunn comedian and singer Ray Stevens joined the Country Music Hall of Fame


    Best-selling country duo of all time Brooks & Dunn, comedian and singer Ray Stevens and record executive Jerry Bradley joined the Country Music Hall of Fame in a star-filled ceremony on Sunday night. Reba McEntire, Luke Bryan, Trisha Yearwood, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart and Travis Tritt were among the guest p...

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  • Gretchen Wilson was asked to leave her New Mexico hotel


    Gretchen Wilson was asked to leave her New Mexico hotel room in the middle of the night after police were called to her room. The singer was reportedly kicked out for "being super loud." Wilson had played the Las Cruces Country Music Festival and was at the Hotel Encanto the following morning at about 3:30AM when police showed up to her room. She summar...

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  • George Strait makes history


    George Strait makes history as the first artist to tally 100 entries on Billboard's Country Airplay chart, as "The Weight of the Badge" debuts at No. 56. Strait's history on Country Airplay dates to the survey's Jan. 20, 1990, inception, when it became the first Billboard chart powered by electronically-monitored Nielsen data. By then, Strai...

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  • Trace Adkins is once again a married man


    The 57-year-old country star and 48-year-old Canadian actress married Victoria Pratt wed on Saturday. Adkins' friend and fellow country singer Blake Shelton officiated the wedding ceremony. The bride wore what appeared to be a strapless blush bridal gown with a tulle skirt, and carried a bouquet of red and pink roses. The groom wore a black j...

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  • Dolly Parton discussed developing a possible movie about her life


    Dolly Parton discussed developing a possible movie about her life, and which two actresses she considers the frontrunners for the role. Parton tells Elle magazine that she's considered both Reese Witherspoon and Scarlett Johansson as actresses who could portray her in a biopic, but says, “That depends on when I get it done.&quo...

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  • Dollywood Sued by Peanuts Company Over Christmas Time Is Here


    Dolly Parton's Dollywood is being sued for using the song "Christmas Time Is Here" in a play the amusement park puts on each year.  Lee Mendelson co-wrote the song that’s featured in "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and his production studio owns the copyright. His company says it recently be...

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  • Randy Travis is canceling all but three dates of his upcoming The Music of Randy Travis tour


    Randy Travis is canceling all but three dates of his upcoming The Music of Randy Travis tour. Shows are still scheduled at Victory Theatre in Evansville, Indiana, on Oct. 17, at Island View Casino in Gulfport, Mississippi, on Oct. 19 and Nashville's famed Ryman Auditorium on Oct. 28, but the rest have been abandoned for the time being.   ...

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