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Tom Gabel – Interview

By Charlotte Lueth Tom Gabel of the band Against Me! is nothing if not cordial. This was a lesson I learned with ample rapidity during my interview with him; the point was really sent home by his reaction to the recent election: “I think it’s a totally positive thing. I’m really happy Barack won. It’s […]

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Flinn Pomeroy Interview

By Travis Mamone Flinn Pomeroy may not be a well-known name yet, but be on the lookout for this up-and-coming singer/songwriter. Originally from Maryland, the 22-year-old has made rounds in the Maryland and Boston music scenes, and is now creating a buzz with her band the Whiskey Moustache in Nashville. Her voice is sweet, her […]

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Centro-matic/South San Gabriel – interview

by Brad Tucker The easy misconception when one first encounters Centro-matic and South San Gabriel is that they are the same band; both are led by guitarist and singer Will Johnson, and South San Gabriel’s line-up features all four Centro-matic members, plus two. The groups are touring together for the first time in the U.S., […]

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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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Calexico’s Joey Burns – interview

interview by Nikki Roddy With the US in economic crisis and only days away from deciding one of the most critical elections in its history, the prevailing attitude of general America can safely be described as one of fear. Fear so thick and palpable that it feels like everyone is engaging in a collective nail-biting […]

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Husk – interview

By Travis Mamone Husk is a new hard rocking band deeply rooted in the sounds and feelings of the old South. They mix the old-school twang of Hank and Merle with the classic Southern Rock of Lynard Skynard. And did I mention these guys are from Canada? I recently had the opportunity to do an […]

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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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Lonestar – interview

by Lisa Kiser Into The Future with Lonestar With the departure of Richie McDonald and the arrival of new lead singer Cody Collins, Lonestar has experienced some tumultuous times of late. I recently chatted with Keech Rainwater, resident all-star drummer for Lonestar, about the new direction of the band and what the future holds. Country […]

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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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