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Behind the Song: Miranda Lambert’s ACM-Nominated ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’

“I feel like women in my grandmother’s generation were expected to put on a pretty face and not really show their crazy sides,” Kacey Musgraves said, describing the ideas behind the three-time ACM-Award nominated song she cowrote with Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally. “Now, it’s a bit different.”

03/11/2014

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1-On-1 With Twins GM Terry Ryan

Recently, WCCO-TV’s David McCoy sat down to talk with Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan. Here are excerpts from their conversation.

01/27/2014

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How Hunter Hayes Scored a GRAMMY Debut for New Single ‘Invisible’

“The GRAMMYs actually heard the song and they stepped up right beside me, saying, ‘Hey, we hear you. We get it. We’re with you.”

01/27/2014

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Q&A: GRAMMYs Exec Producer Ken Ehrlich On Big Surprises & Beatles

GRAMMYs exec producer Ken Ehrlich on how Kendrick suggested a collabo with Imagine Dragons and what goes into getting Beatles together.

01/24/2014

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Behind the Song: Tim McGraw’s ‘Highway Don’t Care’

It’s a moody anthem that serves as the closing song on his 2013 album’ Two Lanes of Freedom.’ McGraw was drawn to it’s “timeless” quality.

01/23/2014

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Behind the Song: Kacey Musgraves’ ‘Merry Go ‘Round’

“When we were about to pick the first single I really lobbied for ‘Merry Go ‘Round’ because I’m out there every night and I can tell you, hands down this is the one people are connecting with. I’m really glad that was my first thing to say to the world.”

01/21/2014

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WCCO Interview: 1-On-1 With Vikings’ Mike Zimmer

New Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer already has one of those “coach” voices, which sounds like he’s been straining his vocal chords for years. WCCO’s Mark Rosen had the chance to sit down with Zimmer after his news conference at Winter Park.

01/19/2014

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Behind The Song: Vampire Weekend’s ‘Diane Young’

Frontman Ezra Koenig on about how their hit single from the GRAMMY-nominated ‘Modern Vampires of the City’ went through a rough ugly duckling stage until they figured out that vocal effect—you know the one.

01/14/2014

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Behind the Song: Darius Rucker’s ‘Wagon Wheel’

“When I heard ‘Wagon Wheel’ at my daughter’s high school talent contest, I just thought, ‘Man some day I’m going to cut the song for a record.’ It was one of those lightning bolt things that I can’t even explain.”

01/09/2014

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Behind The Song: Lorde’s ‘Royals’

“I think one of the first lines I wrote from that song,” Lorde told Radio.com, “which was, ‘We’re driving Cadillacs in our dreams,’ was in a diary that I had when I was like 11 or 12, so young.”

01/07/2014

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Q&A: WCCO’s David McCoy 1-On-1 With Mike Tyson

The promoter for this weekend’s boxing event in the Twin Cities was none other than one of the greatest boxers ever — former heavyweight champ and all-around sports icon Mike Tyson. Tyson sat down with WCCO’s David McCoy for a one-on-one interview. Here are highlights from their Q&A together.

01/06/2014

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GRAMMY Gourmet: Josh Homme On His Kinship With Anthony Bourdain

For this installation of GRAMMY Gourmet, we spoke with Homme about his relationship with Bourdain, his favorite recipe (sorry folks, recipe’s secret), and advice for all those aspiring chefs out there.

12/11/2013

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One-On-One With Dave Chappelle

Comedian Dave Chappelle is enjoying a successful run at First Avenue and he’s also added an extra show at the Pantages Theatre Saturday. Today, Chappelle sat down with his good friend, WCCO reporter, Reg Chapman to talk about his week in Minneapolis, what’s ahead and more.

11/14/2013

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1-On-1 With Joe Mauer On Concussion, 1st Base Move

Minnesota Twins star Joe Mauer is describing the extremely rough time he had, dealing with a season-ending concussion. The injury caused enough concern that it forced Mauer’s move from catcher to first base.

11/12/2013

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An Interview With Twins’ Ron Gardenhire

The Minnesota Twins are talking to manager Ron Gardenhire about coming back, if he wants to come back. There are a lot of managerial openings projected this offseason. They are negotiating, but the bad news for Gardenhire is that the Twins are so overmatched in talent right now, and there seems to be no light at the end of any tunnel. The teams’ 5-1 loss to Cleveland on Sunday concludes a miserable three-season span, with more than 90 losses in each season.

09/29/2013

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