8 O’Clock Anthem

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Click here to watch 11 year old Ashlyn Allen singing The National Anthem on The Early Bird Show! If you know someone that wants to sing The 8 O’clock Anthem on the show let us know!

Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockReba's duet partner on the Grammy-winning hit, "Does He Love You," is also the mother of Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott. What is this artist's name? ANSWER: Linda Davis.

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Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockReba's duet partner on the Grammy-winning hit, "Does He Love You," is also the mother of Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott. What is this artist's name? ANSWER: Linda Davis.

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Newcomer Mickey Guyton Ready to Take Her Place Among Country Music’s Big-Voiced Female Stars

Image Courtesy UMG/David McClisterCountry newcomer Mickey Guyton made her Grand Ole Opry debut this past weekend performing her first single, "Better Than You Left Me." The song is shaping up to be a big hit at country radio, and Mickey is excited to follow in the footsteps of her country female vocalist heroes like Reba, Martina McBride and Faith Hill. In fact, it was another big-voiced female country star that first inspired Mickey to sing country music in the first place.

While attending a Texas Rangers baseball game with her family, an eight-year-old Mickey heard a then-10-year-old LeAnn Rimes sing the national anthem. The country newcomer calls that experience "a turning point" in her life.

Mickey tells ABC News Radio, "The voice that came out of her just mesmerized me. I couldn't believe that someone close to my age sounded like a grown woman."

From there, Mickey went on to find her own voice studying the music of Reba, Patty Loveless and Whitney Houston throughout the 1990s.

"That was the decade of female, powerful voices, especially in country music, which I miss hearing so much," Mickey says. "I get that from, obviously, Carrie, Miranda and Kacey, but I miss all those voices. That's what got me there."

Mickey recruited her friends and her dog, Charlie, to appear in the music video for "Better Than You Left Me." It's now streaming on Vevo.

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Newcomer Mickey Guyton Ready to Take Her Place Among Country Music’s Big-Voiced Female Stars

Image Courtesy UMG/David McClisterCountry newcomer Mickey Guyton made her Grand Ole Opry debut this past weekend performing her first single, "Better Than You Left Me." The song is shaping up to be a big hit at country radio, and Mickey is excited to follow in the footsteps of her country female vocalist heroes like Reba, Martina McBride and Faith Hill. In fact, it was another big-voiced female country star that first inspired Mickey to sing country music in the first place.

While attending a Texas Rangers baseball game with her family, an eight-year-old Mickey heard a then-10-year-old LeAnn Rimes sing the national anthem. The country newcomer calls that experience "a turning point" in her life.

Mickey tells ABC News Radio, "The voice that came out of her just mesmerized me. I couldn't believe that someone close to my age sounded like a grown woman."

From there, Mickey went on to find her own voice studying the music of Reba, Patty Loveless and Whitney Houston throughout the 1990s.

"That was the decade of female, powerful voices, especially in country music, which I miss hearing so much," Mickey says. "I get that from, obviously, Carrie, Miranda and Kacey, but I miss all those voices. That's what got me there."

Mickey recruited her friends and her dog, Charlie, to appear in the music video for "Better Than You Left Me." It's now streaming on Vevo.

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Eric Church to Perform on Grammy Awards

EB MediaEric Church, who's nominated for four Grammys this year, including Best Country Album for The Outsiders, is among the first performers announced for the Grammy telecast in February.

In addition to Eric, the first batch of performers announced includes Madonna, hard rock legends AC/DC, and pop stars Ariana Grande and Ed Sheeran.

The Grammys air February 8 on CBS.

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