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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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Joe Friday's Blog:


  • Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are donating $1 million


    Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are donating $1 million to coronavirus-related charities and relief efforts, and will perform live from their home recording studio on CBS on tomorrow (Wednesday) night. "Garth & Trisha Live!" will be a one-hour event, beginning at 9PM ET, from Studio G. Brooks and Yearwood's home studio is the setting for Brooks...

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  • R.I.P. Joe Diffie, Dead At 61


    Country singer Joe Diffie, who had a string of hits in the 1990s with chart-topping ballads and honky-tonk singles like "Home" and "Pickup Man," has died after testing positive for COVID-19. He was 61. Diffie on Friday announced he had contracted the coronavirus, becoming the first country star to go public with such a diagnos...

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  • Dolly Parton's Dollywood announced it's delaying


    Dolly Parton's Dollywood announced it's delaying the Pigeon Forge, Tenn.-based theme park's seasonal opening and suspending all operations at the DreamMore Resort and Spa indefinitely due to the coronavirus crisis. Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Cabins remain open at this time. Dollywood President Craig Ross said, "The coronavirus crisis is unpre...

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  • Country Music Legend Kenny Rogers Dies at 81


    Singer Kenny Rogers passed away on Friday night. He was 81-years-old. Rogers died at home in Sandy Springs, Georgia. He was under hospice care and died of natural causes. The country music legend crossed over many music formats with hits like "Lucille," "Lady," and "Islands in the Stream", which he san...

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  • Brooks & Dunn revealed the rescheduled dates for their Reboot 2020 Tour


    Brooks & Dunn revealed the rescheduled dates for their Reboot 2020 Tour, which will resume in August. Originally scheduled dates in May and June were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The duo’s first nationwide tour in 10 years will now kick off in Cincinnati on Aug. 28. Tickets purchased for the original tour will be honored for the rescheduled d...

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  • Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn have postponed the upcoming April dates of their 2020 Las Vegas residency


    Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn have postponed the upcoming April dates of their 2020 Las Vegas residency due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. McEntire announced the news in a post to Instagram on Wednesday, writing that the dates will be rescheduled "out of an abundance of caution." The Reba, Brooks...

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  • Blake Shelton is bringing back an old look thanks to the Coronavirus


    Blake Shelton is bringing back an old look, thanks to the Coronavirus. In a Tweet on Tuesday, March 17, the country singer announced that he will be bringing back what was once his signature hairstyle: the mullet. He wrote, “I have an announcement. With basically EVERYTHING I had scheduled being canceled for the foreseeable f...

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  • Reba McEntire's mother Jacqueline McEntire died Saturday March, 14 2020 after a battle with cancer


    Reba McEntire’s mother, Jacqueline McEntire, died Saturday, March, 14 2020 after a battle with cancer. The country music icon shared a touching tribute to her mother on social media that highlighted the matriarch’s impact on the entire family. Reba wrote, “Our Mother, Jacqueline McEntire, made that wonderful cross over into Heaven...

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  • McEntire is delaying their 2020 Tour


    Reba McEntire is delaying their 2020 tours due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The country icon announced that she is shifting her headline tour to the summer in light of the situation. McEntire's 2020 tour was scheduled to begin on March 20 in Evansville, Ind., and run through May 9. Now, however, it will begin on July 9 and run through Aug. 8.  ...

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  • Travis Tritt has signed a Record Deal


    Travis Tritt, has signed a record deal with LA-based label, Big Noise Music Group, ahead of the release of his new original full-length album due out later this year. The album marks Tritt's first original album release in more than 12 years. Big Noise has many urban and pop artists with Tritt the lone country act. ...

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  • Trace Adkins has a new home Verge Records


    Trace Adkins has a new home Verge Records, with a single coming out on March 20. Adkins' first release on his new label home, "Better Off," will be available on all platforms March 20. Adkins most recently was on Wheelhouse, part of the Broken Bow group for whom he released "Something's Going On" in 2017. ...

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  • Garth Brooks was honored by The Library of Congress


    Garth Brooks was honored by The Library of Congress, receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song during a tribute concert on March 4 in Washington, D.C. Bestowed in recognition of the legendary songwriting team of George and Ira Gershwin, the Gershwin Prize recognizes a living musical artist’s lifetime achievement in promoting the genre of song as a vehic...

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  • Garth Brooks is bringing his Stadium Tour to Las Vegas


    Garth Brooks is bringing his Stadium Tour to Las Vegas on Aug. 22. Garth will perform at Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium—the first major concert at the venue, which is still under construction. Allegiant Stadium will serve as the home to the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders in 2020. Tickets for the new show in Las Vegas will go on sale on Mar...

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  • Garth Brooks will bid goodbye to Studio 6A


    Garth Brooks will bid goodbye to Studio 6A—the longtime home of Austin City Limits—with a concert on May 24. "Farewell to Studio 6A: An Evening with Garth Brooks" will be the final performance on the stage that served as the original home of Austin City Limits, the longest-running music series on television. After more than 50...

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  • Pam Tillis will release a new album


    Pam Tillis will release a new album, "Looking for a Feeling," on April 24. One of the songs is "Dolly -169."   Tillis says, "I met Dolly as a little girl, and you could see that drive; the legends I grew up around taught me that it takes nothing less than a fire to make it in this business. Even if that fire causes a little...

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  • Garth Brooks Wears 'Sanders' Shirt at Michigan Show, Gets Attacked Online


    Garth Brooks posted a picture of himself in a Sanders jersey after his packed show Saturday night in Detroit, which created a bit of misguided outrage and confusion online. Brooks wore the No. 20 jersey of former Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders -- a football legend in the city and NFL Hall of Famer -- which caused some of his Ins...

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  • Garth Brooks will be honored with the ICON Award


    Garth Brooks will be honored with the ICON Award at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards on April 29. He will be the ninth person to ever be bestowed with this accolade, an award that was given to Mariah Carey just last year. As part of being given the award, he will take the stage to perform some of his greatest hits, with fans crossing their fingers that "Frien...

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  • Reba McEntire talked about new music that's coming in 2020


    Days after announcing she'd rejoined Universal Music Group Nashville, Reba McEntire talked about new music that's coming in 2020 and shared a text line to keep in touch. McEntire shared a video filmed from her Nashville office on Tuesday, where she stokes excitement for her upcoming year and gives a briefing on new music.   "We got...

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  • Willie Nelson returns with "First Rose Of Spring" on April 24


    Willie Nelson returns with "First Rose Of Spring" on April 24, five days before his 87th birthday. The disc is Nelson's 70th solo studio album and 14th for Sony Legacy Records. The title track and the "First Rose Of Spring" music video were released Friday. Nelson again worked with producer Buddy Cannon and debuts two new so...

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  • Reba McEntire is back with the label that launched her


    Reba McEntire is back with the label that launched her. The country icon has signed a new deal with Universal Music Group Nashville. The music label announced McEntire's singing during a luncheon at the Ryman Auditorium during the 2020 Country Radio Seminar. McEntire was the last act to take the stage at the event, and she performed a few of her hits, includi...

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  • Trace Adkins is hitting the road this spring and summer


    Trace Adkins is hitting the road this spring and summer for his The Way I Wanna Go Tour. Kicking off on April 15 in Lancaster, Pa., the tour will make additional stops in Las Vegas, Oklahoma City, Tampa and more. https://traceadkins.com/pages/tour ...

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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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