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Eight days after news of the affair between GMA3 hosts Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes broke, Robach gave (UK's) DailyMail.com an update on their relationship: 'It's kind of over now.' The duo have been 'indefinitely' suspended from the show. Gio Benitez and Stephanie Ramos have anchored the show since Monday...


Jim Stewart, co-founder of Stax Records in Memphis, dies at age 92. During an era of racial strife, white musicians and producers worked alongside Black singers, songwriters and instrumentalists to create the “Memphis sound” embodied by Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, Booker T. and the M.G.s, Carla and Rufus Thomas, The Staple Singers, Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave, The Bar-Kays and many others...


They're on STRIKE for at least one day! The New York Times Guild, the union that represents more than 1,000 members at The New York Times is asking readers to not engage in any of the paper's online platforms and stand with them on the digital picket line on Thursday, December 8, 2022. The union and newspaper management were not able to reach agreement on a new contract after 20 months of negotiations...


Bomani Jones who appeared on the 'CNN This Morning' show this week now says, "Nothing I’ve said has spread like my Deion Sanders comments on CNN." He adds, “The only thing in my career that I can think of that has gone as viral as this Deion thing has, is the Donald Sterling thing in 2014.” "Coach Prime" Deion Sanders has announced he is leaving Jackson State for Colorado. He will coach JSU in the Celebration Bowl in Atlanta on December 17, 2022 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.>Read more...


Charlamagne Tha God and DJ Envy announce The Breakfast Club will add rotating guest hosts until a permanent one is named to replace Angela Yee. >Read more...


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April 1, 2019

Lil Nas X "Old Town Road" Number One on Spotify Pulled from Country Charts


Update Country legend Billy Ray Cyrus joined Lil Nas X on the Remix of Old Town Road and it instantly became the number one trending video on YouTube. Will Smith went to Instagram and asked to be a part of a yet to be determined video shoot. LeBron James also tweeted his approval on Twitter. However despite it's popularity, the song is off the Billboard Hot Country Chart.







Updated on 4/7/19. Original post below.

Image result for lil nas xLast week during halftime of an Atlanta Hawks basketball game announcer Ryan Cameron (also afternoon host at Majic 97.5/107.5) introduced the crowd to "Old Town Road" a hybrid country Hip Hop song that has gone viral. The artist, 19 year old Montero Lamar Hill, known as Lil Nas X has the hottest song on Spotify. The controversy began when Billboard pulled the song from its Hot Country Charts. However the popularity of the song suggests that it should also get some attention on the Urban/Hip Hop airplay charts. Which it hasn't. The song has 20 mil views on YouTube and 1.7 mil streams on Spotify.

The popularity of the song even reached the locker room of the Texas Tech men's basketball team during their celebration for reaching The Final Four.

Good Morning America covered the controversy in a report which included an interview with popular Country Radio personality Bobby Bones.


Hot 97's Ebro in the Morning also weighed in the controversy. 


But for what it's worth the song sort of sounds like this one...





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