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It’s been a rough week in the United States as we’ve all watched Texas take a beating from Hurricane Harvey, but there have been some great milestones achieved in country music, and Carrie Underwood has reminded us that there’s something to look forward to, just around the corner.


In the new Rare Country’s 5, we take a look at some of these landmark events that are a “lotta” bit country … and a little bit rock ’n’ roll.

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Teasey McTeaserson. That might as well be Carrie Underwood’s new name. The country music superstar has stepped back into her high heels and an eye-popping dress to belt out this season’s “Sunday Night Football” theme, and from the looks of the promo, it’s going to sizzle. Wait … from what we’ve SEEN of the promo, anyway. Carrie has strategically teased fans with a snippet of the new video, but not the whole thing. Never fear, though. Kickoff is September 10, so we’ll see it in its entirety very soon.

But Carrie didn’t corner the market on big news this week. Because when it comes to milestone events in a country artist’s career, we’d have to say that honor goes to Chris Young.

Chris hosted a celebration at the historic Grand Ole Opry early in the week to toast his recent No. 1 single, “Sober Saturday Night,” which he recorded with Vince Gill and wrote with Vince and the awesome Warren Brothers. His record label upped the ante, though, when they presented the talented and handsome star with a platinum plaque for his album, “Neon.”

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However, the Opry went for the two-point conversion (we’re in football mode, thanks to Carrie) later in the evening when Vince invited Chris to be the newest member of the Opry. Seriously … check out that video. It is above awesome, and you just have to watch!

Erin Holt has more on these great stories and more in this week’s Rare Country’s 5. And be sure to come back next week when we have more of the news from in and around country music in a fresh episode of Rare Country’s 5.

Based in Nashville, Tammy is a 20-year veteran of the country music community. She has worked in marketing, PR and artist development in the past. Follow her @TammyGooGoo and join the conversation @RareCountry
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