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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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  • 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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  • Tim McGraw and Faith Hill celebrated their 23rd wedding anniversary


    Tim McGraw and Faith Hill celebrated their 23rd wedding anniversary on Sunday. Both singers posted throwback photos to social media, showing the pair smiling happily together in earlier years. McGraw wrote, "23 years and I can't wait for the next 50."   Meanwhile, Hill wrote a simple, romantic ode: "To my one and only, Happy ...

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  • Garth Brooks is the next recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize


    Garth Brooks is the next recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Brooks, at 57, is the youngest recipient of the prestigious honor, and the second honoree from the world of country music. Willie Nelson was the 2015 recipient.   The award is bestowed in recognition of the esteemed songwriting team of George and Ira Gershwin ...

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  • To commemorate Dolly Parton's 50th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member


    To commemorate Dolly Parton’s 50th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member, the Opry will celebrate Dolly Week from Oct. 8–12 with a number of special performances. Dolly was inducted into the Opry on Jan. 4, 1969. Dolly Week 2019 includes five consecutive nights of Dolly-themed Opry shows with performances by many of Dolly’s friends, including ...

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  • A&E network's Garth Brooks biography Garth Brooks: The Road I'm On will premiere over two consecutive nights


    A&E network’s Garth Brooks biography “Garth Brooks: The Road I’m On,” will premiere over two consecutive nights - 8 p.m. CT on Nov. 24 and Nov. 25. The country legend announced the bio Monday evening during his weekly Facebook Live event called “Inside Studio G.” Garth said A&E spent about a year-and-a-ha...

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  • Dolly Parton has inked a book deal


    Dolly Parton has inked a book deal, signing with smaller indie publishers Chronicle Books and Recorded Books in a joint pact, despite interest from the larger publishing houses. Publishing insiders said the country-music superstar had interest from major imprints — but that she went with Chronicle and ­Recorded so she could get better terms on the book&...

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  • Reba McEntire will be honored with the Artist of a Lifetime award


    Reba McEntire will be honored with the Artist of a Lifetime award at this year’s CMT Artists of the Year event. McEntire will join the short list of previous recipients, including Loretta Lynn (2018), Shania Twain (2016), Kenny Rogers (2015), and Merle Haggard (2014). This year’s CMT Artists of the Year special is the 1...

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  • Lynyrd Skynyrd Concert Film Is Coming To Theaters


    Lynyrd Skynyrd’s farewell concert performance will be shown at theaters across the country on November 7th. The concert film will feature their 2018 hometown stadium performance at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. The event will also include an interview with the band about their experiences on tour.  Tickets go on sale Friday O...

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  • Is 'Hillbilly' an Offensive Term?


    Before being dubbed "country music," the musical stories passed down the hills of Tennessee from generations of working-class Irish and Scottish decedents held a different name: Hillbilly music.  Episode one of Ken Burns' expansive PBS documentary "Country Music" identifies "hillbilly" as deriving from a 1925 recordi...

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  • Sara Evans kicks off her 10-city Blue Christmas Tour


    Sara Evans kicks off her 10-city Blue Christmas Tour Dec. 5 in Huntsville, AL, with Temecula Road opening.   https://saraevans.com/tour/ ...

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  • Charlie Daniels hosted his second Patriot Award Dinner


    Charlie Daniels hosted his second Patriot Award Dinner at The Palm Restaurant this week, which raised $200,000 for his veterans nonprofit The Journey Home Project. The evening included performances by Daniels and fellow country singer Darryl Worley and remarks from Benghazi survivor Mark "Oz" Geist, who is retired from the U.S. Marine C...

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  • Rosanne Cash is opening up about the highs and lows of growing up with her superstar father Johnny Cash


    Rosanne Cash is opening up about the highs and lows of growing up with her superstar father, Johnny Cash. In this week’s issue of PEOPLE, the singer-songwriter remembers the toll her father’s meteoric rise to fame in the 1950s and ’60s took on their family life. “My childhood was chaotic, number one,” ...

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  • Phil Vassar and Lonestar will co-headline


    Phil Vassar and Lonestar will co-headline the 13-city Holiday & Hits Tour starting Dec. 4 in Arlington, WA. Prior to the tour, Vassar and Lonestar will re-record their single "Not So Silent Night" with the help of some friends.  All proceeds will benefit the Salvation Army. https://www.philvassar.com/tour....

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  • Trisha Yearwood will host the 10th annual CMA Country Christmas


    "CMA Country Christmas" will be taped on Sept. 25 at Belmont University’s Curb Event Center in Nashville. This year’s lineup includes Kristin Chenoweth, for King & Country, Chris Janson, Tori Kelly, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Runaway June, CeCe Winans, Brett Young and Chris Young. The two-hour music celebration will air on ABC durin...

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  • Dolly Parton Interview With CBS Sunday Morning


    Dolly Parton was featured on CBS "Sunday Morning".  Interview Highlights: -- Parton says that her music is her therapy and that she counts her blessing more than her money when asked about sitting on her money in retirement. -- " I Will Always Love You" was a 1974 hit for Parton and a 1992 sensati...

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  • Confederate Railroad won't be accepting payment from the Du Quoin State Fair


    Country-rock band Confederate Railroad won't be accepting payment from the Du Quoin State Fair, the organizers of which canceled the band's show because of their name. In a statement posted to the band's Facebook page, lead singer Danny Shirley explains that the money from the Illinois fair would come with legal strings attached, and the band is not...

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  • Alabama will postpone the remainder of their 50th anniversary tour


    Alabama will postpone the remainder of their 50th anniversary tour due to lead singer Randy Owen's ongoing complications with cluster migraines and vertigo. A release from the band states that they had hoped to continue its record-breaking 50-city tour, but doctors have advised more time is needed for Owen to fully recover.  ...

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  • Dolly Parton will play two sold out shows at the Grand Ole Opry


    Dolly Parton will play two sold out shows at the Grand Ole Opry on Oct. 12 in commemoration of her 50th anniversary as an Opry member. And in celebration of Dolly’s golden Opry anniversary, the Opry House will host an exclusive exhibit that features 24 wardrobe pieces Parton wore on stage at the Opry House and Ryman Auditorium over the last 50 years.   ...

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  • Alabama front man Randy Owen has continued to experience issues with cluster migraines and vertigo


    Alabama front man Randy Owen has continued to experience issues with cluster migraines and vertigo, leaving the group no choice but to cancel two more scheduled shows in August 2019. The band scrapped their scheduled Friday  (Aug. 16) performance at the State Fair of West Virginia in Lewisburg, West Va., and their Saturday (Aug. 17) performance in Holmdel, N.J. ...

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  • George Strait will extend his Strait to Vegas


    George Strait will extend his Strait to Vegas residency into its fifth year with the announcement of two new dates in 2020 on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. Tickets will go on sale on Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. local time. ...

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  • Country music legend Dwight Yoakam is set to become the newest member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame


    Country music legend Dwight Yoakam is set to become the newest member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame this fall. Yoakam will be inducted Oct. 14. Larry Gatlin will also be inducted with Yoakam, as well as Marcus Hummon, Kostas Lazarides, Rivers Rutherford and Sharon Vaughn for the class of 2019. The newest members will jo...

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  • FOLLOW UP: Willie Nelson Is Not Totally Cancelling Tour, Just Taking Time Off


    After announcing that he was experiencing some “breathing issues,” Willie Nelson tweeted that he was “sorry for cancelling the tour.” However, his rep says otherwise. Nelson reportedly has a tour schedule of two weeks on and two weeks off, so he will just be spending a little more time off but plans to head back on tour on Septembe...

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  • Willie Nelson Cancels Tour Due To Breathing Problems


    Willie Nelson has cancelled the remaining dates on his Club Luck tour due to trouble breathing. In a message posted to his social accounts, Nelson wrote, “To my fans, I’m sorry to cancel my tour, but I have a breathing problem that I need to have my doctor check out. I’ll be back.” The tour still has 30 date...

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  • Confederate Railroad has lost out on two gigs over its name and logo


    Confederate Railroad has lost out on two gigs over its name and logo, but the country rock band is moving full steam ahead. Frontman Danny Shirley said, "I am who I am. We will keep doing what we do. The name of my band ain't gonna change." The Georgia band was scheduled to perform Thursday at the Uls...

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  • Country Band Confederate Railroad Lost Two Gigs In Less Than A Month


    The Southern country-rock group Confederate Railroad lost a second gig in less than a month after objections over the use of the Confederate flag in its logo. The band's performance on August 1st at the Ulster County Fair in New York has been canceled. Earlier this month, Illinois canceled a state fair appearance by the band, whose logo feature...

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  • VIDEO: Fans were in for a special treat during Garth Brooks' concert at Albertsons Stadium at Boise State University


    Fans were in for a special treat during Garth Brooks' concert at Albertsons Stadium at Boise State University in Idaho Friday night. After opening the show, Blake Shelton joined Brooks on stage to give the first live performance of their new duet "Dive Bar." The song was released in mid-June and will be featured on Brooks' upcom...

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  • Alabama have cancelled two weekend concerts


    Alabama have cancelled two weekend concerts (tonight, tomorrow) of their 50th Anniversary Tour. The band's frontman, Randy Owen, is suffering from a medical issue. Owen and Alabama were scheduled to perform in Canada. According to a tweet from Big Sky, Owen "is suffering from severe vertigo and migraines," and "is currently und...

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  • George Strait will reissue his 72-song boxed set


    George Strait will reissue his 72-song boxed set, "Strait Out of the Box: Part 1", on Sept. 13, available exclusively at Walmart. Originally released in 1995, Strait Out of the Box covers George’s recordings from 1976 to 1995 and features 31 No. 1 singles, including “You Look So Good in Love,” “All My Ex’s Live in Texas&rdq...

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