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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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Atkins and Beason

Country music artist Rodney Atkins recently presented “Chevy Salutes America’s Heroes” contest winner Master Sgt. Bubba Beason of the US Air Force with a 2010 Chevy Equinox, just in time for Veteran’s Day. Beason and his family were presented with the new vehicle on ABC’s Good Morning America. Beason’s son Christopher entered his father in […]

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The Greencards – “Fascination” (Sugar Hill Records)

This is not your father’s bluegrass. Progressive isn’t a strong enough description for The Greencards: otherworldly is more suitable. The trio at the core of this band consists of two Aussies and a Brit who originally met in Austin, Texas, but now call Nashville home. As for the band’s quirky name, I suppose Greencards sounds […]

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That Band Billy Bob Thornton is In is Touring Again

That’s right, friends. William Robert Thornton, of Sling Blade fame, is going back on the road with his rockabilly band, The Boxmasters. Fun fact: he goes by “Bud” while on tour. The group is touring on their last album, Modbilly, which topped the Americana Radio Chart for two weeks, and on their Christmas comp, Christmas […]

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Today in WTF-Inducing SNL Digital Shorts…

In the latest Andy Samberg-helmed Digital Short on Saturday Night Live, Samberg plays himself and Kenan Thompson plays….himself…disguised…as…Reba McEntire. The two sing a hip-hop duet about how Andy and “Reba” are an item. We got a few laughs out of it, but we can’t help but wonder what the real Reba thought of the video. […]

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