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High Sierra Reaches New Heights

Got big 4th of July weekend plans? Instead of getting wasted and shooting off fireworks, how about doing something slightly less damaging to your health. CountryMusicPride.com, with their infinite wisdom of all things awesome, has caught wind of the 20th Annual High Sierra Music Festival in California over 4th of July weekend. This year’s lineup […]

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Q&A: Blackberry Smoke

The faint aroma of incense eased through the air of Nashville’s Mercy Lounge as the five longhaired, Skynyrd-esque rockers of Blackberry Smoke took the stage. Often cited as “Too Country for Rock, Too Rock for Country”, Blackberry Smoke delivered a foot stompin’, lighter-wavin’, ‘hell yeah’ of a good time that fully lived up to the […]

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Alan Jackson honors fallen miners

Alan Jackson over the weekend kicked off his Freight Train Tour by performing a benefit concert for the fallen West Virginian miners and rescue workers of the Upper Big Branch mining disaster, which happened in April. The 27 families affected, and the two whose family members survived the tragedy, received free tickets to the show […]

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MBird, A Fine Artist Indeed

MBird is singer/songwriter Megan Birdsall, a gifted musician who was born in Motown, grew up in the home of jump jazz, and lives part time in Music City. Her haunting melodies and evocative lyrics rest on a bed of traditional country instruments playing anything but traditional country. Influenced by a diverse array of writers such […]

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Truth & Salvage Co.

Every so often you come across a band whose music sort of reaches out and shakes hands with your soul. That’s just what the music of LA’s own Truth & Salvage Co. did to me. It’s a nice feeling, too, considering the vastly diluted pool of modern Americana rock bands fending for a spot on […]

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Declan McGarry – Self-Titled Debut – (LT Records)

Declan McGarry is obsessed with summertime and being seventeen again. That’s what you might think on on the opening “Summer Heat” and subsequent songs like “Seventeen” and “Summers of My Life.” But hold on. This 25-year-old Canadian who hails from Winnipeg — hometown of the legendary Neil Young and an early influence — has much […]

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