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7 questions with Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan sure is a busy man. Born and raised in Leesburg, Georgia, he graduated from high school and went off to Georgia Southern University, where he worked on his songwriting, played shows and self-released his own album. After moving to Nashville, Bryan signed with Capitol Records, released his debut-hit single, “All My Friends Say,” […]

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Phil Vassar: I did it my way

Phil Vassar isn’t new to writing foot-tapping, heart-pumping songs that inspire and get you thinking. He’s penned No. 1 hits like, “Just Another Day in Paradise” and “In a Real Love,” and his current single, “Everywhere I Go,” is climbing the charts. His latest release, “Traveling Circus,” not only expands his role as a motivator, […]

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Tracy Lawrence

There’s no doubt, when you hear a Tracy Lawrence song, you know it’s him. No one can imitate his unique sound. But, Tracy’s new album, “The Rock,” may surprise you. “It has some pretty challenging vocals on it,” Tracy says. “It’s still me, you’re gonna know it’s me.” But, it’s a different side of Tracy. […]

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Gloriana

Country can be hip. And country can be tech-savvy. We all know this, of course, but thanks to the newest generation of pop-country artists, soon the whole world will know. Gloriana, the fresh-faced quartet who gained incredible fan momentum this summer opening for Taylor Swift, is a clear example: members showcase their youthful hi-jinks on […]

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Larry the Cable Guy

By Juliette Vara You see it all the time plastered on bumper stickers, the creative mastermind behind the popular catchphrase “Git R Done” is now on tour sharing his comedic one-liners with thousands of fans. If you watch Nascar, eat at Hooters, shop at Wal-mart, or pass gas on a regular basis, then Larry the […]

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Darius Rucker

On the heels of his new album, Darius Rucker is getting set to tour with Brad Paisley. Rucker’s album, Learn to Live, hit number one on country charts, only a step behind his first country single, “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It.” CMG spoke with him about the sudden country fame. Country Music Goodness: […]

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Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music)

by Tim Rynders Country Music Pride: How have the first few shows gone? Does it feel like you never stopped playing as HWM or does it feel like a distant dream? Chuck Ragan: They’ve gone and felt absolutely incredible.  The friends, fans and general turnout has been overwhelming and it’s just been everything and more […]

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Old Crow Medicine Show

by Jesse Hill On September 23rd, Old Crow Medicine Show will release their third album Tennessee Pusher, a beautifully cinematic and empathetic album about a people and from a people, the American people, the people from which this musical tradition is sprung. After going into the lost alleys and forgotten trailer parks to find the […]

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