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Musicians + Sports

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Musicians + Sports: Jake Owen On His Favorite Golf Courses In America

The Florida native almost bypassed a career in music as a budding young athlete with his eye on playing golf in college at Florida State University before an injury derailed that plan.

09/05/2014

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Musicians + Sports: Jerrod Niemann on Dreams of Sports Commentating and Waiting to Hear Back from Aaron Rodgers

The “Drink to That All Night” singer-songwriter wants another stab at making NFL game picks for CBS Local after a less than stellar showing against fellow country artists including Justin Moore and Rodney Atkins back in 2012.

08/22/2014

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Musicians + Sports: Weird Al Yankovic On His Chances Of Performing At The Super Bowl

A recent Change.org petition hoping to get Weird Al onstage during halftime of the year’s biggest football game got the “Eat Singer” thinking just what he would do if ever given the opportunity.

08/08/2014

Vocalist Isaac Slade (R) and guitarist Joe King of the rock band The Fray perform during the half time show during the AFC Championship game between the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Musicians + Sports: How The Fray (Barely) Survived Super Bowl XLVIII

This year’s Super Bowl was a particularly bitter pill for Broncos fans to swallow. Denver band The Fray was no exception.

05/16/2014

AS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 06: Singer Frankie Ballard attends the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Musicians + Sports: Frankie Ballard On Baseball And The Detroit Tigers’ World Series Aspirations

“I probably would have never made it through college without baseball, so I’m thankful for that. I really am proud that I got to play on that level.”

05/02/2014

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Musicians + Sports: Rascal Flatts Counting Days Until Football Season Returns

Recently previewing a handful of new songs from their upcoming album, ‘Rewind,’ the guys in the band took some time to talk about their collective love of sports, particularly football.

04/07/2014

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Musicians + Sports: American Authors on Baseball, the Red Sox and Kanye West’s Aquatic Calling

The breakout band riding high on the success of “Best Day of My Life” have few ideas of musicians who’d make great athletes, including Fall Out Boy drummer Andy Hurley.

03/07/2014

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Musicians + Sports: Darius Rucker on Golf, Dan Marino and Wrestler Ric Flair, Keyboardist?

“There are two kinds of seasons for me: football season and waiting for football season,” the Charleston, South Carolina native said.

02/25/2014

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Musicians + Sports: Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles On Her Son And Sports

“I think the joy of being able to use one’s body and sports are super beneficial on a lot of levels, especially for young men,” says the Sugarland and solo country music singer.

02/07/2014

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Musicians + Sports: David Nail Reveals His Dream Sports Job

A native of the tiny town of Kennett, Missouri, Nail’s well-documented love of sports is a very close second to music in his heart, always rooting for teams that hail from his home state.

01/24/2014

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Brett Eldredge Loyal to Chicago Bears, Now Rooting For Broncos in Super Bowl

While his beloved Bears were knocked out of the playoffs by the Packers, the country star still dreams of the Chicago team winning the Super Bowl.

01/03/2014

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Travie McCoy On The NFL: ‘It Was Embedded In Me To Be A New York Giants Fan’

Before he became a pop star, McCoy grew up in the small town of Geneva, New York, where he was a burgeoning young athlete who now believes that being a fan of the New York Giants NFL franchise was in his destiny.

12/20/2013

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