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“Country Bumpkin” Singer Cal Smith Dies

“Country Bumpkin” Singer Cal Smith Dies

“Country Bumpkin” singer Cal Smith has passed away at the age of 81 in Branson, Mo., according to Nashville’s Tennessean newspaper. Born Calvin Grant Shofner in Oklahoma, Cal was actually raised in San Jose, Calif. As an adult he performed in nightclubs and worked as a disc jockey before Ernest Tubb hired him to play…MORE

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Music Event of Summer

Music Event of Summer

Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini will once again co-host CMA Fest’s prime-time TV concert special on ABC on Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. CT.