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Zac Brown Band and Jimmy Buffett’s “Knee Deep”

Ready for the feel-good song of the summer? There are a few rules to what constitutes a summer song. First, the song must reference the beach/body of water/lake/island. Second, the song should make you feel like you need a sunglasses, sunscreen and a cocktail. Last, the song of the summer must feature island rock legend, Jimmy Buffett! […]

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Country Stars Show Support to Storm Ravaged South

Country music artists are rallying around the storm ravaged south. On April 27, 2011, tornadoes tore through the southeast. The vicious storms left a wake of destruction and devastation in their path. Thousands were left homeless, entire towns were decimated, family members frantically searched for their loved ones….the images shown on television hardly capture the […]

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Country/Pop Crossover Success

The recent ACM awards were a virtual who’s who of young country. Stars like Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum and Taylor Swift were front and center for the night’s festivities. Though traditional country music is still alive and well, the night was owned by country-pop crossover star, Taylor Swift. Taylor has sold millions of albums, won […]

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Music Builds: Restoring the South

This past April, the South experienced one of the worst disasters in its history as tornadoes and flooding devastated several states including Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Virginia. Homes, businesses, schools and entire towns were destroyed, resulting in 340 reported deaths. In an effort to help aid the areas of ruin, CMT, with […]

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An Interview with “Whispering” Bill Anderson

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing the legendary songwriter and Grand Ole Opry member “Whispering” Bill Anderson. He talked candidly about songwriting, gave advice to aspiring songwriters, and answered questions about who inspired and mentored him in songwriting. Anderson has been writing songs since he was ten or eleven years old and now at […]

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Eric Church Returns to Prison

Things have certainly been looking good lately for EMI recording artist Eric Church. Having recently taken home the ACM Award for New Solo Vocalist of the Year and currently holding a strong nomination for the vote-every-day-at-CMT.com-for-Eric-Church-until-June 7 for the Nationwide Insurance On Your Side Award, it seemed Eric’s career was picking up positive speed. But […]

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Interview: Down Home with Ashton Shepherd

Ashton Shepherd knows “Where Country Grows.” Critics and fans alike have been drawn to Ashton Shepherd whose traditional country music strikes a chord with Americans everywhere. She captures the life of those who live very differently than the ones depicted on reality shows and in magazines in the lyrics of her songs. Ashton is a […]

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Taylor Swift Speaks Now in Her “Mean” Video About Being Put Down

Taylor Swift might stand “gigantically tall” at a reported 5′ 11″ but the Big Machine recording artist Speaks Now and not a minute too late about being put down. “There’s constructive criticism, there’s professional criticism and then there’s just being mean.” “Mean”, Taylor Swift’s newly released video and current single off her sold-a-million-copies-in-a-week third album Speak […]

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