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Comstock/Thinkstock Originally recorded by Diana Ross, this song also went on to be a top-ten country hit for Dottie West in 1974. Can you name it? ANSWER:  "Last Time I Saw Him." Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Hunter Hayes’ new song, “Rescue,” has been streamed close to 1.5 million times since its release. Steve Wariner’s father, Roy Monroe Wariner, died Friday at the age of 88. Funeral service...

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Check out Thomas Rhett’s celebration cannonball

Check out Thomas Rhett's celebration cannonballValory Music Co. For Thomas Rhett, there was no better way to mark “Craving You” going #1 than by doing a cannonball.

TR shared a GIF of himself jumping in the pool, shortly after finding out the good news while on vacation with his family.   

“… Everything about this song has been fun,” he observed. “From having Maren [Morris] sing on it, to making a really rad video to just feeling the energy from the fans each night when we play it live.”

“It’s an unbelievable way to start out this record," he said of his third album, which is due later this year. “I really can’t wait to share more.”

So far, we don't know the project's release date.

“Craving You” is Thomas’s eighth career #1, and his second one of 2017.

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Because it's vacation and Craving you is the #1 song in the country and God is so good! Thx @marenmorris & country radio, love you guys 🍾 pic.twitter.com/FJWujNWCVL

— Thomas Rhett (@ThomasRhett) July 10, 2017

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Maren Morris could use a wedding song

Maren Morris could use a wedding songABC/Image Group LA Maren Morris’s week is already off to a pretty great start. Not only does she have her very first #1 with Thomas Rhett and “Craving You,” she’s also planning a trip down the aisle with boyfriend Ryan Hurd.

On Sunday, the “I Could Use a Love Song” hitmaker shared candid photos with Ryan where she’s proudly displaying her engagement ring. She added the simple caption, “Yes,” along with the ring emoji.

By Monday morning, she had even more celebrating to do. “So proud to be a part of my first #1 song!” she tweeted. “Thank you Thomas Rhett for asking me to be on ‘Craving You!’”

Maren’s currently on Sam Hunt’s 15 in a 30 Tour, while Ryan is joining Florida Georgia Line on their Smooth trek. His debut single, “Love in a Bar,” is out now.  

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"Yes." 💍 pic.twitter.com/U6m88yZ4ld

— MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) July 9, 2017

 

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