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Granger Smith joins Ali to talk Country Things, Vol 2!

Granger Smith is releasing his Country Things, Vol. 2 album on Friday! Volume 1 came out in September and part 2 contains 8 new songs – including 2 with Earl Dibbles, Jr.! Granger talked with Ali about the theme of the album, his Thanksgiving plans, and how he felt about his brother’s experience on The…

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Lee Brice joins Ali Gator to talk about Hey World!

Lee Brice has a new album out today called Hey World! He called Ali Gator this morning to talk about the album, which includes 2 #1’s – “One of Them Girls” and “I Hope You’re Happy Now”, plus his new single, “Memory I Don’t Mess With.” We also talked about all the “wow” songs on…

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Maren Morris CMA Interview

Maren Morris is nominated for 5 CMA Awards this year!! The Bones is nominated 3x alone, and she’ll be performing it on the show tonight! Maren opened up about her new song, “Better Than We Found It” which has a very powerful message. Plus, how motherhood has changed her, and if she’ll be putting out…

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Jon Pardi CMA Interview

Jon Pardi is nominated for Album of the Year at tonight’s CMA awards! He’s also performing a tribute to the late Joe Diffie. Jon talked about his surprise album – Rancho Fiesta Sessions, his CMT series – Pardi Time, and his upcoming wedding! Plus, he mentioned who he’s been writing with, and will he be…

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Fisher House Foundation Veteran’s Day Interview

Happy Veteran’s Day! Dave Coker, President of Fisher House Foundation, joined Ali Gator this morning to talk about the Fisher House story and how they help Military members and their families. Plus, find out how you can get involved! Volunteer, donate money, airline miles, or hotel points! Learn more at

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Dan + Shay CMA Interview

Hometown favorites, Dan + Shay are nominated 4 times at this year’s CMA Awards! (plus an additional 2 for Dan as producer). And they are performing 10,000 Hours with Justin Bieber for the first time on live television!! They talked about their new song, I Should Probably Go To Bed, climbing into the top 10…

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Old Dominion CMA Interview

Old Dominion is nominated for 2 CMA Awards this year! Vocal Group of the Year and Album of the Year. They are also performing Johnny Lee’s “Looking for Love” in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the movie Urban Cowboy. They talk about their new single Never Be Sorry, which also has a fun video.…

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Lady A CMA Interview

Lady A is nominated for Vocal Group of the Year at the CMA Awards! They are also performing multiple times! Beers and Sunshine along with Darius Rucker, plus Hillary will perform Be a Light with Thomas Rhett, and Charles is stepping in to sing “I Hope You’re Happy Now” with Carly Pearce in place of…

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Jimmie Allen CMA Interview

Jimmie Allen is nominated for New Artist of the Year at this year’s CMA Awards! Jimmie opened up to Ali about how just years ago he was living in his car, trying so hard to make this dream come true. He talked about his inspiration, Charlie Pride, who is featured on his new album, Bettie…

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Brothers Osborne CMA Interview

Brothers Osborne are nominated for Duo of the Year at the CMA Awards, plus the will help open the show with a tribute to the late Charlie Daniels. TJ talks about their new album, Skeletons, and a song on there that everyone needs to hear right now – Hatin’ Somebody. Plus, can we expect a…