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Taylor’s Crossover Success

The recent ACM awards were a virtual who’s who of young country. Stars like Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum and Taylor Swift were front and center for the night’s festivities. Though traditional country music is still alive and well, the night was owned by country-pop crossover star, Taylor Swift. Taylor has sold millions of albums, won […]

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Dierks Bentley in A Candian Tuxedo! Concert Review – April 1st Club Nokia LA, CA

Dierks is legit because you know he’s down with righteous music. He has collaborated with the likes of Alison Krauss, Cross Canadian Ragweed, The Del McCoury Band, The Punch Brothers – all this tells me he’s down with good music and he’s not just a product of the Nashville cloning music association, but is instead […]

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Charlie Louvin: The Battles Rage On

A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the longest living member of the Grand Old Opry, Charlie Louvin is a true legend of country music. His work has influenced The Beatles, Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris, The Byrds and Lucinda Williams among many others.

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How Taylor Swift sold 1 million albums in one week

“I… Can’t… Believe… This… You guys have absolutely lit up my world. Thank you,” Taylor Swift tweeted Wednesday morning. She may have seemed humble, but Swift had plenty to brag about: her new album, Speak Now , had officially sold the most albums in a single week in more than five years, with just over 1 million units sold. That […]

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Garth Brooks to play benefit for Nashville flood

County music stars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood said last week they will play a concert in December to benefit flood relief in middle Tennessee. Brooks made the announcement during a news conference at the state capital that was attended by Gov. Phil Bredesen, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and a host of other politicians. Brooks […]

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Brad Paisley inks first major book deal

Country music superstar Brad Paisley will publish his first major book, titled The Diary of a Player, with Howard Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster. The new book, set to release in May 2011, is a salute to the guitar gods of country, blues, and rock & roll who have shaped his life.  The book will be […]

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Garth Brooks, Reba sing for Loretta Lynn

Some of country music’s biggest stars gathered to salute Loretta Lynn at the fabled Ryman Auditorium in Nashville last night. The occasion was the to-be-televised Grammy Salute to Country Music, and the honoree hit the stage just once. Loretta and Garth Brooks joined voices about halfway through the tribute on “After the Fire Is Gone,” a […]

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Dierks Bentley Adds Luke Bryan, Del McCoury to Miles & Music Event

Luke Bryan, Del McCoury, Laura Bell Bundy and Heidi Newfield, will join Dierks Bentley at his fifth annual Miles & Music for Kids celebrity motorcycle ride and concert set for Oct. 17. The hour-long ride begins at the Harley-Davidson dealership in Columbia, Tenn., and ends in downtown Nashville for the concert at Riverfront Park. Proceeds […]

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