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I Love This Bar: Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville — Las Vegas, NV

This is the first in a recurring series where, as the spirit moves us, we review bars and restaurants owned, endorsed, trademarked or frequented by the artists we cover. This week, Lindsay Eanet discusses marketing genius/pirate/calypso-country megastar Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville bar/restaurant chain. With the exception of KISS, no artist has been able to turn their […]

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We Like Free Things: Luke Bryan’s Video Contest

Here’s what we know about Luke Bryan. He’s a ruggedly handsome singer-songwriter with a new album, Doin’ My Thing, coming out soon. And he’s offering you money. Sort of. Zooppa, a user-generated advertising site, is hosting a video contest for fans to create an original video for his first single, “I Do.” In addition to […]

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Can Anyone Please Tell Us Where The Dixie Chicks Are?

Unlike most of Middle America, we here at Country Music Pride refuse to give up on The Dixie Chicks, even though we haven’t heard from the girls since 2007, when their last album, Taking the Long Way, scored a couple of big Grammy Awards, including an unexpected Album of the Year. But they’re not touring […]

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“LIVE ON THE INSIDE” Showing in 35 Theaters across the country

Multi-platinum superstars Sugarland will be debuting the upcoming DVD from their CD/DVD release “Live On The Inside” in 35 theatres across the country on Thursday, August 6th. This is a cinematic treat for all music lovers and will feature the powerhouse duo in high definition digital cinema performing 16 songs from their nationwide tour. The […]

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The Recording Academy® Hosts Grammy Salutes Vince Gill

Inaugural Event, Presented by MasterCard®, Pays Tribute to the Legendary Country Music Artist on Sept. 9 at The Loveless Barn in Nashville, Tenn. SANTA MONICA, Calif. (July 28, 2009) — As part of its ongoing tradition of celebrating musical excellence throughout the year, The Recording Academy® will host its first-ever GRAMMY Salute To Country Music™ […]

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Matt Hires set to “Take us to the Start”

SINGER/SONGWRITER UNVEILS DEBUT ALBUM; TAMPA-BASED TROUBADOUR TOURING WITH PAOLO NUTINIAS “HONEY, LET ME SING YOU A SONG” IMPACTS AT AAA; “TAKE US TO THE START” RELEASED VIA iTUNES ON JULY 28TH; PHYSICAL RELEASE FOLLOWS ON AUGUST 25TH F-Stop Music/Atlantic recording artist Matt Hires has announced details of his eagerly anticipated debut album. “TAKE US TO […]

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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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