This year's Independence Day celebration had a mark of distinction from other years. 2020 certainly has been a different year, and Brantley Gilbert addressed this movingly on a televised special July 4, performing an affecting rendition of his most recent single, "Hard Days."

Gilbert sang the song urging listeners to see another side of the darkness during the A Capitol Fourth broadcast on PBS.

Out of an abundance of caution, Garth Brooks is moving his and Trisha's tonight’s Facebook concert to a later date and postponing Inside Studio G for 2 weeks.

While Garth and Trisha are fine, the Garth/Trisha camp has possibly been exposed to the Covid-19 virus. To be smart about this, they are all quarantining for 2 weeks and thank everyone for their concern.

Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels passed away yesterday from a hemorrhagic stroke. He was 83. Daniels was a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known for his contributions to Southern rock and bluegrass in addition to country and was best known for his chart-topper, “The Devil Went Down To Georgia.” Daniels joined the Grand Ole Opry in 2008, the Musicians Hall of Fame in 2009 and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016. Funeral arrangements are pending. Here's Cindy's interview from 10 years ago. More at taste of country dot com and q1065 dot fm and Charlie Daniels best known song next on Q106.5

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