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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill to host a benefit for Music City

The Music City community on June 22 will unite to assist victims of the floods that ravaged Nashville and Middle Tennessee earlier this month. “Nashville Rising: A Benefit Concert for Flood Recovery,” will take place at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. It will feature performances by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, who are spearheading the event, and numerous […]

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Coachella…always legendary…

Coachella…always legendary…always memorable…always for different reasons. This year was my fourth at Coachella, and it was notably the-same-but-not-at-all-the same for one main reason: it was so, so packed. The festival is always busy, but this year, with the removal of the one day pass (which meant that every attendee had to purchase the full three […]

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Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean Lead CMT Music Awards Nominees

In a very close race, hot country newcomers and veteran superstars battle for top votes in the final round of the 2010 CMT Music Awards. Leading the way with three nominations each, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift andCarrie Underwood are top contenders according to the list of full nominees which was revealed at People.com on Tuesday (May 11). Following closely behind are Kenny […]

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U.S. promises aid for Tennessee flood victims

A week after storms sent rivers and creeks sloshing into homes, hotels and honky-tonk bars, Nashville officials estimated the damage at $1.4 billion and received a promise of federal aid on May 10. “We will continue to return to make sure you have all the assistance you need,” said Shaun Donovan, secretary of the U.S. […]

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Darius Rucker welcomes all Hootie fans

When Country Music Pride asked Darius Rucker how he felt about Hootie & The Blowfish fans coming out to see him play country, he said, “I love it — I embrace it! I’m proud of the Hootie & The Blowfish songs that we do. I just want you to come see me because of the music.” […]

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Paisley receives personal call from Obama

Brad Paisley was a special guest on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 last night to reflect on the recent catastrophic flooding in Nashville.  During his interview, Paisley acknowledged that he had received a call from President Barack Obama earlier in the day.  The president was “checking on his friends at the Grand Ole Opry,” and expressing his […]

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Jim Lauderdale – Patchwork River – (Thirty Tigers)

Jim Lauderdale is a musician’s musician, an artist’s artist, a songwriter’s songwriter. In short, he’s not a household name. That is unless your household contains music by Elvis Costello (Lauderdale sang all of the harmony vocals on Costello’s superb Secret, Profane and Sugarcane from 2009), Vince Gill, Patty Loveless, Shelby Lynne, John Mayall, George Strait, […]

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Nashville Floods Claim Grand Ole Opry House

The devastating floods in Nashville have inundated the Grand Ole Opry House, the most famous country-music venue in the world, and damaged cherished equipment of country artists across Music City. Songwriter Aimee Mayo posted a photo to Twitter on Wednesday, sent to her by country star Kellie Pickler, showing the flooded main hall of the […]

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The Jayhawks’ “Bunkhouse Album” Finally Available on CD

Legendary alt-country pioneers The Jayhawks will reissue their 1986 self-titled debut (aka The Bunkhouse Album) for the first time ever on CD. Originally released by Bunkhouse Records with a pressing of 2000 vinyl copies, the CDs (and more vinyl) will be available from Lost Highway Records on May 18th. The reissue will include an eight-page […]

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