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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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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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