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McGraw To Host SNL

Tim McGraw hopes to show his comedic side during his first appearance on “Saturday Night Live” on Nov. 22. “I’m not exactly known for my comedy,” McGraw said, “but then again if you’ve been to one of my shows you might feel differently. McGraw becomes one of the few country artists to ever host the […]

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Kevin Costner Debuts on Grand Ole Opry

Oscar-winning actor Kevin Costner debuted on the Grand Ole Opry Saturday, Nov. 8. Costner performed with the band, Modern West, as the Opry returned to the Ryman Auditorium for its winter run beginning this weekend. Other performers on the show include Josh Turner and Randy Travis. Costner is in Nashville to promote his first country […]

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McBride in Harmony With Symphony Ball

Martina McBride will take home the prestigious 2008 Harmony Award at the Symphony Ball at Nashville’s Schemerhorn Symphony Center on Saturday, Dec. 13. The honor is given to recipients who exemplify the unique harmony between the worlds of music in the Country Music Capital and have contributed to the development and appreciation of Nashville’s music […]

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Carrie Underwood – DeSoto Civic Center, DeSoto County, MS

by Julie Hawkins Sunday, October 26, 2008 – DeSoto Civic Center, DeSoto County, MS Carrie Underwood delivered an astounding vocal performance once again on Sunday night. However, even with a nearly pitch-perfect show, the audience of over seven thousand was left disenchanted, as the artist, striving to depict her three-year rise to stardom, from her […]

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Lucinda Williams “LU in 08” Lost Highway Records

by Kevin Dale Bridges Lucinda Williams’ contribution to the campaign season is a fantastic live EP featuring three covers of classic protest songs and one new original. Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth”, “Masters of War” by Bob Dylan and “Marching the Hate Machines” written by Thievery Corporation & the Flaming Lips, were recorded live […]

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Patrick McAvinue “Rutland’s Reel” Patuxent Music

by Joseph Scott Patrick McAvinue gets the fiddle. That isn’t just to say he can play one, though he most assuredly can. But he also understand the fiddle’s history in and importance to bluegrass, and to country music in general. And he aims with every performance to make his audience understand as well. There is […]

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Hank III “Damn Right, Rebel Proud” Sidewalk Records

by Miles Price Shelton Hank Williams, III, the rambunctious grandson of country royalty, released his fourth self-produced record late last month. Damn Right, Rebel Proud is a hellbilly bender of smoking train beats and testimonials of losing control…and loving it. Just as tight and energetic as Shelton’s last album, Straight to Hell, I think Damn […]

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