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Help Yourself to Colt Ford’s “Chicken and Biscuits (Chicken and Distance Version)”

Watch Colt Ford's new video, "Chicken and Biscuits (Chicken and Distance Version)."

How Country Artists Are Going Beyond Just Thoughts and Prayers

Sometimes in the very worst of times, we see the best in others. And after a weekend of violent protesting all over our already broken country, country artists have started pouring their hearts out on social media. Not just with emojis and hashtags, but with lengthy posts about their genuine emotions about everything that’s happening.... Read more »

Cara Whitney, Wife of Larry the Cable Guy, Uplifts Young Readers and Riders

Cara Whitney's new book is 'Unbridled Faith Devotions for Young Readers'

So This Was Midland’s Most Seminal Country Album

Dwight Yoakam released his debut album in 1986. And here we are now, 34 years later, still using it as some kind of guiding light for country music. At least, that’s what Midland is doing. On Friday (May 29), the country trio announced the release of a five-song EP packed with their most well-loved songs... Read more »

Tanya Tucker Postpones Tour Through August

Tour dates for Tanya Tucker's Bring My Flowers Now Tour have been postponed through August.

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OU softball: Sooners' 2000 WCWS title provided blueprint, belief that changed sport forever

By Jenni CarlsonColumnistjcarlson@oklahoman.comTim Walton believes OU softball did more than win a national title in 2000.He thinks the Sooners kicked down a wall, too.Walton, now the coach at Florida, was in his first full year as the OU hitting coach back then.

Morning roundup: MLB players want 114-game schedule; World Series could extend past Thanksgiving

BASEBALLWorld Series could extend past ThanksgivingMajor League Baseball players ignored claims by clubs that they need to take additional pay cuts, instead proposing they receive a far higher percentage of salaries and commit to a longer schedule as part of a counteroffer to start the coronavirus-delayed season.Players proposed a 114-game regular season Sunday, up from 82 in management’s offer, a person familiar with the plan told The Associated Press.

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for June 2, 2020

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday:Oklahoma Sweet:Sunoco Inc.

Another record month for medical marijuana sales in Oklahoma

By Dale DenwaltStaff writer ddenwalt@oklahoman.comOklahoma's medical marijuana industry continues to break sales records.Dispensaries remitted nearly $5.1 million via the state's 7% tax on cannabis, meaning customers spent approximately $73.8 million on medical marijuana in April, according to data released by state tax officials..It's the fourth month in a row sales increased compared with the previous month, a trend that highlights a growing demand for the product more than a year after dispensaries first opened their doors.The sharp rise in sales also coincides with the COVID-19 pandemic that forced many people to work from home and prepare for other retail shortages.

Oklahoma tornado number is nearly half the May average

By Michael DekkerTulsa WorldThe number of tornadoes this May in Oklahoma was nearly half the average for the month and just one-eighth of last year's record-setting May total.According to preliminary data, only 13 tornadoes were recorded in the state in May, nearly half of the 24.4 state average, state climatologist Gary McManus said in his monthly weather summary released Monday.That number is also one-eighth the record 105 tornadoes in May 2019."There was still the normal offering of large hail, damaging winds, and flash flooding, but the twister count was below average," McManus said.The 2020 preliminary total of 33 also falls below the January-May average of 41, he said."Cool weather dominated a good part of May, and possibly robbed Mother Nature of the heat needed for her most exotic springtime menu item: tornadoes," he said.The May tornado average is the highest of any month in the state, followed by April with an average of 11.7 tornadoes and June with 7.4.The record number of tornadoes for June is 28, set in 1995.

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