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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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Taylor Swift makes more chart history with new single

Taylor Swift will become the second female artist in the history of Billboard’s Hot 100 to debut multiple tracks in the Top 5 during a calendar year when her latest single, “Mine,” enters the chart at No. 3 this week. The official designation will occur Thursday (Aug. 12) when the trade publication finalizes its weekly […]

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