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(Photo: Marcia Prouse / tennessean.com) Nissan Stadium is aglow while Cole Swindell singstennessean.com)

The CMA Music Festival is about seeing shows, meeting heroes and making enough memories to last 12 months until it’s time to do it all over again. This year the four-day festival also brought the heat and the heart.

This week’s listener requests come from Dawn in Pliny, West Virginia

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Buck Owens | June 19, 2016

 

JUNE, 1963 NUMBER 1 SONG - BUCK OWENS - 'ACT NATURALLY'

JUNE, 1978 NUMBER 1 SONG - EMMYLOU HARRIS - 'TWO MORE BOTTLES OF WINE'

JUNE, 1993 NUMBER 1 SONG - PATTY LOVELESS - 'BLAME IT ON YOUR HEART'

JUNE, 2008 NUMBER 1 SONG - CARRIE UNDERWOOD - 'LAST NAME'

 

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WEEK OF JUNE 19, 2016

 

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Little Big Town perform with Pharrell Williams | Getty Jason Davis from Esquire Magazine

Beer-chugging bro country is so 5 years ago. People are writing real songs again.​

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Photo credit: hankwilliams.com

Hank Williams was only 25 when he stepped on the most famous stage in country music for the first time.

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Carrie Underwood took us to church, while the hosts went back to middle school

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Get ready for a probable explosion of Chevy appearances in Luke Bryan videos because the singer is the newest brand ambassador for the auto maker.

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Rick Kern, Getty Images for iHeartMedia at The Boot

It’s hard to believe that we’re already halfway through 2016, but summer is officially upon us. As such, it’s time to take a look back at what the first half of the year has brought in terms of good country music.