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Dierks & Patty create “A Beautiful World”

One of the hottest names in country music has teamed up with a folk legend, and the result is nothing short of, well, beautiful: Dierks Bentley and Patty Griffin seem right at home and natural in the video for “A Beautiful World.” The video, simply shot and authentic, matches the organic and easy lyrics, melody, […]

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The 2010 Lilith Fair Lineup is Kind of Awesome.

Remember Lilith Fair? The Sarah McLachlan-curated touring festival/gathering of womanly vibes that took America by storm in the ’90s? Well, it’s back. And we’re excited. The festival, which includes female artists from the rock, pop, country, folk, hip-hop and R&B worlds coming together, announced their initial lineup this week, and there are plenty of CMP-approved […]

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Christmas in Canaan

Billy Ray Cyrus, of “Achy Breaky Heart” and Miley Cyrus fame, will star in the Hallmark Channel original movie “Christmas in Canaan,” debuting on Saturday, December 12, at 8 p.m. EST. He has written and will perform a new original song, “We’ll Get By Somehow (We Always Do)” for the movie. In honor of the […]

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Alt-country’s Farmer Jason earns second Emmy nod

Alt-country legend and 30 year entertainment industry veteran Jason Ringenberg, or Farmer Jason, as he’s known to his fans, earned his second Emmy nomination for Best Children’s Program Mid South Region recently. The nominations were announced at a BMI reception in Nashville late November. “I am humbled and honored to receive another Emmy nomination,” Ringenberg […]

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Jo Dee Messina Interview

After selling more than five million albums, producing nine No. 1 hit singles, and earning various Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music awards, singer/songwriter Jo Dee Messina can look at her life and accomplishments and truly say, “I am.” She’s penned hits like “Heads Carolina, Tails California,” “I’m Alright” and the album, “Burn,” […]

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Oh snap, we’re BreakThru Radio’s Blog of the Week!

Country Music Pride was BreakThru Radio’s Blog of the Week! Naturally, we’re stoked. Jason played DJ this week on BreakThru Radio’s “Anatomy of a Blogger,” discussed the history of the site with the BTR team and spun choice new tracks from Elliott Brood, Silver Jews, Curtis Harvey and more. You can listen to the show […]

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Music City Walk of Fame

Some legendary names in country music were inducted into the Music City Walk of fame, presented by Gibson Guitar, this month. The seventh class of inductees was recognized officially with the unveiling of commemorative sidewalk markers on Sunday, November 8, in the Hall of Fame Park in downtown Nashville. The induction ceremony was sponsored by […]

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52nd Annual Grammy Awards Nominees List

The Academy has voted, the nominees are celebrating, and now the wait begins. A notable standout for Best Country Instrumental Performance is The Greencards, for “The Crystal Merchant” from Fascination, which we at CMP reviewed yesterday. Good luck to all the nominees! For a complete list of Country Music nominees, click here: The 52nd Annual […]

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