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King George Releases 89th Single

George Strait has released his 89TH career single “Here For a Good Time.” King George scores his second highest debut in his storied career on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart as “Here For A Good Time,” the first single from his upcoming MCA Nashville album, lands at No. 29 on its official add date at […]

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Scotty McCreery

Scotty McCreery’s Debut is #1 on iTunes

Newly crowned American Idol Scotty McCreery is heating up the charts with his debut single I Love You This Big. The single hit airwaves on May 24th, debuting at No. 32 on Billboard (the highest charting Hot Country Songs single debut for a new artist in Billboard history!). The impressive debut on Billboard lead into this […]

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Taylor Swift makes more chart history with new single

Taylor Swift will become the second female artist in the history of Billboard’s Hot 100 to debut multiple tracks in the Top 5 during a calendar year when her latest single, “Mine,” enters the chart at No. 3 this week. The official designation will occur Thursday (Aug. 12) when the trade publication finalizes its weekly […]

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SxSW 2010 DAY ONE:

also see: DAY ONE | DAY TWO | DAY THREE | DAY FOUR In a decade of attending this festival, I have not missed a night of SxSW. And, yet, Wednesday night, SxSW 2010, stands out as one of the most extraordinary and enjoyable nights of music I have ever experienced here.  I heard a […]

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Revival Tour (Frontman of Against Me!, Avail, Hot Water Music, and Lucero) – The Knitting Factory, Los Angeles, CA

by Jason Estopinal November 1, 2008 – The Knitting Factory, Los Angeles, CA Lined up like a row of raw unshucked corn, punk/folk/Americana pillars Tim Barry (Avail), Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music, Rumbleseat), Ben Nichols (Lucero), and Tom Gabel (Against Me!) crowded the stage to a sold out audience of foot stompin’ fist pumpers. More […]

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In the Footsteps of the Snowman: A Jerry Reed Retrospective

“Atlanta to Texarkana and back in twenty eight hours? That ain’t never been done before.” – Cledus Snow (The Snowman), Smokey and the Bandit In 1977, Smokey and the Bandit exploded on to movie screens across the country. While the focus of the film was unquestionably Burt Reynold’s good-hearted rogue, the Bandit, moviegoers were equally […]

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