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Tracy Lawrence

There’s no doubt, when you hear a Tracy Lawrence song, you know it’s him. No one can imitate his unique sound. But, Tracy’s new album, “The Rock,” may surprise you. “It has some pretty challenging vocals on it,” Tracy says. “It’s still me, you’re gonna know it’s me.” But, it’s a different side of Tracy. […]

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Dan Tyminski (Alison Krauss/Soggy Bottom Boys)

The image is forever burned into our pop-culture consciousness. George Clooney, sporting overalls and scruff, wailing “Man of Constant Sorrow” in the Coen Brothers’ twangy Odyssey O’Brother, Where Art Thou? Then, there’s the man behind that scene: bluegrass singer-songwriter Dan Tyminski, of the Dan Tyminski Band and Alison Krauss and Union Station, still one of […]

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Gloriana

Country can be hip. And country can be tech-savvy. We all know this, of course, but thanks to the newest generation of pop-country artists, soon the whole world will know. Gloriana, the fresh-faced quartet who gained incredible fan momentum this summer opening for Taylor Swift, is a clear example: members showcase their youthful hi-jinks on […]

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Larry the Cable Guy

By Juliette Vara You see it all the time plastered on bumper stickers, the creative mastermind behind the popular catchphrase “Git R Done” is now on tour sharing his comedic one-liners with thousands of fans. If you watch Nascar, eat at Hooters, shop at Wal-mart, or pass gas on a regular basis, then Larry the […]

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Dolly Parton

Q: You’ve come a long way from Locust Ridge, Tennessee. Can you still claim to be backwoods? A: Yes, and proud of it. I stay close to my roots and my family. I never want to forget any part of it. I’m still just a hillbilly at heart, thus a Backwoods Barbie. Q: Congratulations on […]

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Charlie Daniels

interview by Mike Hennessey Charlie Daniels, “Preachin’, Prayin’, Singin’” – Blue Hat Records, 2008 Charlie Daniels arrived in Nashville in 1967 with a wife, child, and a literal twenty dollar bill in his pocket. In a few short years, he was lending his fiddle to Bob Dylan’s seminal Nashville albums. Since then he has sold […]

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Darius Rucker

On the heels of his new album, Darius Rucker is getting set to tour with Brad Paisley. Rucker’s album, Learn to Live, hit number one on country charts, only a step behind his first country single, “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It.” CMG spoke with him about the sudden country fame. Country Music Goodness: […]

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Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music)

by Tim Rynders Country Music Pride: How have the first few shows gone? Does it feel like you never stopped playing as HWM or does it feel like a distant dream? Chuck Ragan: They’ve gone and felt absolutely incredible.  The friends, fans and general turnout has been overwhelming and it’s just been everything and more […]

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Old Crow Medicine Show

by Jesse Hill On September 23rd, Old Crow Medicine Show will release their third album Tennessee Pusher, a beautifully cinematic and empathetic album about a people and from a people, the American people, the people from which this musical tradition is sprung. After going into the lost alleys and forgotten trailer parks to find the […]

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