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Lynyrd Skynyrd GODS & GUNS to be released September 29

With their first set of new studio material since 2003’s Vicious Cycle, legendary rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd returns with God & Guns, due out September 29 on Loud & Proud / Roadrunner Records. Recorded in Nashville in 2008-2009 with noted rock producer Bob Marlette, input from guitarist John 5, and a wealth of material written […]

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PATTY LOVELESS TO RELEASE SEQUEL TO ACCLAIMED MOUNTAIN SOUL CD

Nashville, Tenn. – Fans of roots music have asked Patty Loveless for years to reprise the Appalachian sound of her 2001 Mountain Soul CD, and now she has. Saguaro Road Records will issue Mountain Soul II on September 29. Like its predecessor, the album will feature Patty’s crystalline country vocals amid bluegrass-tinged instrumentation. “It’s Appalachian, […]

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2009 CCMA Fans’ Choice Award Nominees Announced

Voting opens Friday, July 24 at CMT.ca (Nashville, Tennessee) July 22, 2009 – The Canadian Country Music Association announced today the nominees for the 2009 CCMA Fans’ Choice Award: George Canyon, Doc Walker, Jessie Farrell, Aaron Pritchett and Johnny Reid. Beginning Friday, July 24 until Sunday, September 6 at 11:59 p.m. EST, the public can […]

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SUGARLAND – Live CD/DVD (8/4), ABC TV Special (8/3)

Multi-platinum superstars Sugarland, composed of lead singer Jennifer Nettles and co-songwriter/guitarist Kristian Bush, has become one of the most consistent and popular artists in music today with a string of #1 country singles and an appeal far beyond the genre. Now, the powerhouse duo is set to release a live CD/DVD on August 4th (“Sugarland: […]

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SAM BUSH TO RECEIVE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT FOR INSTRUMENTALIS

AT 8TH ANNUAL AMERICANA HONORS & AWARDS NASHVILLE, JULY 20, 2009 – The Americana Music Association proudly announces that Sam Bush will receive the Lifetime Achievement for Instrumentalist award at the 8th Annual Americana Honors & Awards ceremony, presented by the Gibson Foundation, scheduled for Thurs., Sept. 17 at the historic Ryman Auditorium. Jed Hilly, […]

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Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ to release their first record in twelve years “GREAT AMERICAN BUBBLE FACTORY,” September 29TH

“Crunching hard rock is the drivin’ part, brittle countryish balladry the cryin’, with the two linked by a heavy dose of Led Zeppelinphilia. If Paul Westerberg had grown up worshiping Angus Young instead of Alex Chilton, the Replacements might sound something like this youthful Atlanta trio.” Rolling Stone review of Whisper Tames the Lion ATLANTA, […]

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Alison Krauss and Union Station to Perform at the White House

Burlington, MA – On Tuesday, July 21 Rounder recording artist, Alison Krauss and Union Station will participate in the ongoing White House music series celebrating the arts and demonstrating the importance of arts education. This event will feature Country Music artists Alison Krauss and Union Station and Brad Paisley. Krauss and Paisley will participate in […]

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WXPN Spins New SLIMFIT Single

Tastemaking station gets exclusive airplay of “Damp Powder,” the newest song from beloved alt-country band Listen to “Damp Powder” at myspace. July 2, 2009 – WXPN, the nationally recognized tastemaker for Triple-A radio, launches today the debut of “Damp Powder,” the newest single from roots rock workhorses SLIMFIT. In addition to receiving airplay throughout the […]

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Yim Yames salutes Harrison, saves America

My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James is a busy, busy dude. His first in a slew of mostly altruistic musical projects under the name “Yim Yames” is Tribute To…, an EP homage to former Beatle George Harrison, featuring acoustic covers of his songs. The EP will benefit the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, a shelter for […]

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