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Fox debuts American Country Awards Dec. 6

Fox TV Network has announced it will host its first-ever country music awards — dubbed the American Country Awards (ACAs) — on Dec. 6 in Las Vegas. The show will be run by Teen Choice Awards producer Bob Bain, and will be completely fan-voted. The American Country Awards joins the ranks of three other country-only […]

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Jason Boland: What’s going on in the sticks these days?

It began with Jimmie Rodgers and The Carter Family in the 1920s, but country music has come a long way since the days of “Blue Yodel No. 1” and “Wildwood Flower.” In the early 1940s it was Bill Monroe and Flatt and Scruggs, and later honky tonk was born with Ernest Tubb and Hank Williams. […]

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Rascal Flatts to launch new summer tour in June

One of country music’s most popular and awarded bands has teamed up with one of the country’s favorite retailers to present a concert tour like no other, including two hot, current singers as opening acts. Rascal Flatts, the decade’s top-selling and most awarded group in country music, will launch the “JC Penney Presents Rascal Flatts […]

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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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“We’re All for the Hall” — Concert Review

Vince Gill and Keith Urban had a great idea: Get a bunch of famous country singers together, raise some money and rock the city — Music City, that is. Gill, the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum’s board president, and Urban, a Grammy award winner, donated the night’s proceeds to benefit the Country Music Hall […]

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2009 CCMA Fans’ Choice Award Nominees Announced

Voting opens Friday, July 24 at CMT.ca (Nashville, Tennessee) July 22, 2009 – The Canadian Country Music Association announced today the nominees for the 2009 CCMA Fans’ Choice Award: George Canyon, Doc Walker, Jessie Farrell, Aaron Pritchett and Johnny Reid. Beginning Friday, July 24 until Sunday, September 6 at 11:59 p.m. EST, the public can […]

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Alison Krauss and Union Station to Perform at the White House

Burlington, MA – On Tuesday, July 21 Rounder recording artist, Alison Krauss and Union Station will participate in the ongoing White House music series celebrating the arts and demonstrating the importance of arts education. This event will feature Country Music artists Alison Krauss and Union Station and Brad Paisley. Krauss and Paisley will participate in […]

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TANYA TUCKER RELEASES MUCH ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM, MY TURN

The Time Life ‘Saguaro Road Records’ Release Reconstructs Classic Country – In Stores Now Nashville, TN — One of country music’s greatest legends, Tanya Tucker, has just released her much anticipated new CD, My Turn, on Saguaro Road Records.  On this new album Tucker takes classic country songs originally recorded by the all time great […]

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