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Charlie Daniels

interview by Mike Hennessey Charlie Daniels, “Preachin’, Prayin’, Singin’” – Blue Hat Records, 2008 Charlie Daniels arrived in Nashville in 1967 with a wife, child, and a literal twenty dollar bill in his pocket. In a few short years, he was lending his fiddle to Bob Dylan’s seminal Nashville albums. Since then he has sold […]

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Hank Williams, Jr., Taylor Swift & More Honored at 56th Annual BMI Country Awards

from BMI The 56th Annual BMI Country Awards celebrated the genre’s elite tonight at the performing right organization’s Music Row offices in Nashville. Hosted by BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Nashville Jody Williams, the black-tie ceremony toasted the writers and publishers of the past year’s 50 most-performed country […]

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Invite Alison Krauss Into Your Living Room

by Bill Conger If there’s one thing better than hearing the angelic voice of Alison Krauss, it’s seeing her perform. The lovely and multi-talented singer/instrumentalist/producer collaborates with a who’s who of music on her new DVD, “A Hundred Miles or More: Live From The Tracking Room (Rounder Records), which arrives in stores Nov. 11. Cameras […]

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Taylor Swift "Fearless" Big Machine Records

When girls are young, they wish upon stars. They dream of ball gowns, swoon over Romeo and wait for their fairytale to begin. That day, for Taylor Swift, has come. The 18-year-old songwriter released her second hit album, “Fearless,” on Nov. 11. Her single “Love Story” hit No. 2 on Billboard’s Country Single Chart behind […]

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Rodney Crowell “Sex and Gasoline” Yep Roc Records

by Mike Hennessey Rodney Crowell is a critically-acclaimed member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame with thirty years worth of chart-topping, Grammy-nominated music behind him. However, his latest release, Sex and Gasoline, arrives with a tired title stripped from the album’s faintly sanctimonious opening track, a hoary critique of the female beauty-industrial complex. Mr. […]

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Digital Rodeo Rounds Up Country Fans

by Bill Conger Saddle up your high-speed modems, throw a lasso around the World Wide Web, and wrangle your spot on the Internet at www.DigitalRodeo.com. It is the in place to be for on-line country music fans. Members can hook up at the fastest growing online social networking community that’s dedicated strictly to country music […]

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Brad Paisley "Play: The Guitar Album" RCA

by Derek Payseur Brad Paisley’s latest album, Play: The Guitar Album, is an obvious departure from the rest of his mainstream albums. There are sixteen songs and only five have vocals. The rest is a combination of mainly fast finger-picking instrumental jams that have more in common with bluegrass, jazz, and rock than the popular […]

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Reverend Horton Heat with Nashville Pussy and Reckless Kelly – The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC

by Joseph Scott They all looked like Sarah Palin. That’s the first thing I noticed at the Reverend Horton Heat, Nashville Pussy, Reckless Kelly show at Asheville’s venerable Orange Peel wednesday night. All the psychobilly girls there to see the show looked like tatted up, heavily pierced Sarah Palins. The hair. The glasses. The social […]

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