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Only a dozen or so Mediabase reporting stations have spun “Love Story (Taylor’s Version),” but enough people are streaming Taylor Swift’s remake of her 2008 country hit that it ranks as the week’s top new release and most-consumed country current. Florida Georgia Line and Ryan Hurd have both had good weeks when it comes to consumption, as well.

Matt Stell is one of just seven country acts in the past five years who have taken their first two singles to No. 1. He’s looking for a third with “That Ain’t Me No More.” With 37 Mediabase adds Monday — the most for a country record this week — he’s off to a strong start.

Several country stations see a post-holiday bounce in Nielsen Audio’s first day of January ’21 PPMs, as New York; Los Angeles; Dallas; Houston; Philadelphia; Nassau, NY; San Jose, CA; and Middlesex, NJ, all have stations with rising 6+ AQH shares. In Dallas, Cumulus Media “New Country 96.3” KSCS rises from a tie for 7th to 3rd in the market with a 5.1 share.

Buck Owens Production Company “KUZZ Radio” Bakersfield, CA, PD Brent Michaels will have leg surgery next week. Michaels talked about his injury during his afternoon show. “Basically, Thanksgiving, I fractured my fibula,” he said. “It broke all the way through. Then I decided to do a marathon on a broken leg.

Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Brothers Osborne and Old Dominion will perform for Emmis Communications “97.1 HANK FM” WLHK Indianapolis’ annual Acoustic Stars & Guitars concert Thursday, 8pm, exclusively on the station’s YouTube channel. The streamed concert, presented by the U.S. Army, is free with registration and includes a pre-show.

Consolidated Media “Q Country 103.9” WCHQ Ashland City, TN made its debut earlier this month with the slogan “Cheatham County’s Hometown Country Station.” It’s the third re-branding for the 2,000-watt AM station, which also broadcast via translator W280FN at 103.9 FM, since Consolidated bought the former Southern Gospel WJNA in 2019, having previously been known as “103.9 The Bear” and “The Wolf.”

Due to a winter storm, Florida Georgia Line postponed their “Life Rolls On From The FGL House” global livestream event from last Wednesday to this Thursday (8pm ET, Twitch). The livestream benefits the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s Nashville Neighbor Fund to support merchants affected by the Christmas Day bombing in downtown Nashville.

Thomas Rhett returns to the stage May 6-8 at Billy Bob’s in Ft. Worth, TX. A portion of proceeds from the concerts will be donated to North Texas Food Bank and other local organizations affected by the winter storms in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Tickets to the limited capacity and socially distanced shows go on sale Friday (11am ET, billybobstexas.com).

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Three-time GRAMMY nominee Ingrid Andress will participate in “Women in the Mix,” the Recording Academy’s virtual kick-off event for GRAMMY Week. Designed to champion female producers, engineers and music professionals, “Women in the Mix” takes place Monday, March 8 (8pm ET/5pm PT, GRAMMY.com). Cyndi Lauper, Sheila E; and Recording Academy Chair & Interim President/CEO Harvey Mason Jr. are among those also slated to participate.