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Music News: Unfinished Prince memoir gets publication date

Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL perform at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards.

A memoir that Prince started writing prior to his 2016 death will be published Oct. 29, with supplemental commentary by his editor. Also in the news today: M.I.A. responds to Sri Lanka bombings, Woodstock 50 delays ticket sale, one musician marriage ends and another begins. Plus, a roundup of Coachella weekend two news, and Florence Welch's 'Game of Thrones' song.

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Hayes Carll plays songs from 'What It Is' live in the studio

Hayes Carll performs in the Radio Heartland studio

Hayes Carll says his personal Mount Rushmore of songwriters has always been Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Kris Kristofferson and John Prine, but having the sound advice of co-producers Allison Moorer and Brad Jones has given his latest release, 'What It Is,' a fresh sound.

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Coffee Break: A new state song for Minnesota

September in the BWCA

Today in 1979, Ray Charles' "Georgia On My Mind" was proclaimed the state song of Georgia. Let's say Minnesota's official state song "Hail! Minnesota" somehow went away. What songs should we play for today's 9:30 Coffee Break that you'd like to see as Minnesota's new state song?

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