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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Garth Brooks will play Newark, New Jersey’s Prudential Center for the first time on Saturday, December 2. Tickets for the show with Trisha Yearwood go on sale Thursday, October 19.   Lee Bri...

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Sold! Keith Urban and Chris Janson stage the Grundy County Opry

Sold! Keith Urban and Chris Janson stage the Grundy County OpryABC/Randy HolmesYou can just call it the Grundy County Opry, for short.

October's the month of the Grand Ole Opry’s 92nd birthday, and that’s bringing out some pretty big names, including Brooks & DunnKeith Urban and Chris Janson on Tuesday night.

Keith and Chris took advantage of the rare chance to play together, working up a special duet for the Opry stage, as you can see in a rehearsal video the Aussie superstar shared on his socials.

In the clip, the two play guitar and sing on John Michael Montgomery’s “Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)”. They dissolve into laughter once Chris pulls out his harmonica to play a blistering solo.

Onstage, the Keith/Chris version of John Michael’s #1 from 1995 was a huge success, as you can see from a short clip on the Opry's Instagram

“And we’re SOLD to these two on the microphone!” the Opry tweeted shortly afterward.

“Thanks @KeithUrban for this incredible @Opry moment!” Chris chimed in. “You are a class act all the way and I love you.  #GrundyCountyAuction”

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#Opry 🎸🎸 @Janson_Chris

— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) October 11, 2017

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Country star trivia

Comstock/Thinkstock Forty-five years ago this week, "The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A." hitmaker Donna Fargoclaimed her second #1 on the Billboard chart with this song. Can you name it? ANSWER:  "Funny Face." Copyright © 20...

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