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Carrie Underwood – DeSoto Civic Center, DeSoto County, MS

by Julie Hawkins Sunday, October 26, 2008 – DeSoto Civic Center, DeSoto County, MS Carrie Underwood delivered an astounding vocal performance once again on Sunday night. However, even with a nearly pitch-perfect show, the audience of over seven thousand was left disenchanted, as the artist, striving to depict her three-year rise to stardom, from her […]

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Husk – interview

By Travis Mamone Husk is a new hard rocking band deeply rooted in the sounds and feelings of the old South. They mix the old-school twang of Hank and Merle with the classic Southern Rock of Lynard Skynard. And did I mention these guys are from Canada? I recently had the opportunity to do an […]

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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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Country Music for President!

Grand Ole Opry is holding a poll for “Which country music superstar would get your vote for U.S. President?” “Make your voice heard through Election Day, as we pose the question, ‘Which country music superstar would get your vote for U.S. President?’ Cast your vote daily, and check out the Opry’s ties to the real […]

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Lonestar – interview

by Lisa Kiser Into The Future with Lonestar With the departure of Richie McDonald and the arrival of new lead singer Cody Collins, Lonestar has experienced some tumultuous times of late. I recently chatted with Keech Rainwater, resident all-star drummer for Lonestar, about the new direction of the band and what the future holds. Country […]

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Darius Rucker "Learn To Live" Capitol/EMI

by Brad Tucker Hearing that Darius Rucker turned to country for his second solo full-length is probably not terribly shocking; his band, Hootie & the Blowfish, were rooted in sounds both rootsy and country. Rather, it is the headlong dive into contemporary pop-country that is a little unnerving. From the opening seconds of Live to […]

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Montgomery Gentry “Back When I Knew It All” Sony BMG

One of country music’s favorite duos is back. With Back When I Knew It All, Montgomery Gentry has given country fans an album that is, in turns, rockin’, rollicking, amusing, and insightful. While all 11 songs are solid country music, Back When I Knew It All offers listeners three truly extraordinary tracks: “The Big Revival” […]

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JASON ALDEAN/EMERSON DRIVE – San Jose, CA

by Jody Mason Whenever someone comes back from a concert and giddily announces that the performer is even better live than recorded, I’m usually a little dubious. It seems unlikely that a recording artist would sound better accompanied by guitar feedback and a crackling microphone above the din of a large crowd. And it seems […]

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