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Country noir trio Elliott BROOD – “Mountain Meadows” out Oct. 6

Fall North American tour dates announced! “Loosely based around a 19th century massacre in Utah, their album Mountain Meadows is delivered with exuberance and skill, with Mark Sasso growling like Drive By Truckers’ Patterson Hood.” – UNCUT * * * * “Elliott Brood do for pre-war folk music what bands like The White Stripes and […]

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David Nail – “I’m About to Come Alive”

As a little Southern girl I was raised in church, often squirming on hard, unforgiving pews and distractedly swinging my feet clad in black patent-leather shoes and lacy white socks, my head slung back and staring up at the bright jewels of the stained glass windows. But it was always the music – the soaring […]

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September Marks Jack Daniel’s 159th Birthday

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. (pop. 361) – For most, birthdays come only one day each year, but in Jack Daniel’s case it is a month-long celebration.  Jasper Newton “Jack” Daniel was born in Lynchburg (pop. 361), Tenn. in September, 1850.  However, we have no idea his exact date of birth. You see, Jack left us his recipe, […]

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Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ – Kevn Kinney Interview

As with so many great projects, the inspiration for The Great American Bubble Factory, Drivin’ N Cryin’s first new album in 12 years, came from an unexpected place: the dollar store. “I was at the dollar store with my granddaughter buying some bubbles, and I saw on the label where the bubbles are made in […]

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MTV Video Music Awards Open Thread

For us at CMP headquarters, tonight’s MTV Video Music Awards featured one shock after another. First of all, we were shocked to discover MTV still plays music videos. Then, we were shocked bubbly teen country superstar Taylor Swift beat out heavy-hitting pop front-runners Lady Gaga and Sasha Fierce Beyoncé to win Best Female Video for […]

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