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Dierks Bentley to release “Up on the Ridge” June 8

Nashville recording artist Dierks Bentley will release “Up on the Ridge,” a raw, true-to-his-roots bluegrass album on June 8. Bentley co-wrote five of the tracks, and enlists the help of singers Alison Krauss, Tim O’Brien and Kris Kirstofferson to supplement the album. Listeners can get a sneak peak by visiting USMagazine.com, which is currently streaming […]

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Win FREE tickets to the Country Throwdown Tour!

Here at Country Music Pride, we like to keep things interesting. We’re not only going to be writing about the Country Throwdown Tour, we’re giving you a chance to experience it for yourself! The Throwdown travels across the U.S., and features artists like Mongomery Gentry, Jamey Johnson, Little Big Town, Eli Young Band, The Lost […]

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Neil Young previews new tracks in Nashville

Six songs into Neil Young’s seemingly sedate solo set at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium last night, the 64-year-old rocker stunned fans who weren’t expecting to leave with ringing ears. Putting down his acoustic guitar, he strapped on his signature electric Les Paul Old Black and began thrashing away on “Down by the River” like a one-man […]

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Alan Jackson honors fallen miners

Alan Jackson over the weekend kicked off his Freight Train Tour by performing a benefit concert for the fallen West Virginian miners and rescue workers of the Upper Big Branch mining disaster, which happened in April. The 27 families affected, and the two whose family members survived the tragedy, received free tickets to the show […]

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Brooks & Dunn tribute concert to air Sunday night

More than a dozen top country music performers are saddling up to honor Brooks & Dunn during their “Last Rodeo.” Fans and fellow stars alike will bid farewell to the best-selling duo in musical history with the premiere of the TV special “ACM Presents: Brooks & Dunn — The Last Rodeo” at 7 p.m. Sunday […]

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Jason Boland: What’s going on in the sticks these days?

It began with Jimmie Rodgers and The Carter Family in the 1920s, but country music has come a long way since the days of “Blue Yodel No. 1” and “Wildwood Flower.” In the early 1940s it was Bill Monroe and Flatt and Scruggs, and later honky tonk was born with Ernest Tubb and Hank Williams. […]

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