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  • Blake Shelton Takes Over At No. 1 With “Neon Light” on Top 20

    GAC News & Notes
    Sarah Wyland
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Photo courtesy of Zimbio/Getty Images After an impressive run at No. 1, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood’s “Somethin’ Bad” has been retired. On this week’s Top 20 Country Countdown Blake Shelton takes over the top spot with his latest, “Neon Light.” Several new videos make their countdown debuts this week, including clips from Brad Paisley and Rascal Flatts, which both debut in the Top 10. Videos from Big & Rich and Thomas Rhett also appear on the chart this week. Top 20 Photo Gallery » Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Get Top 20 online…
  • CMT All-Time Top 40: Willie Nelson

    All Country News
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Willie Nelson has been revealed at No. 7 on CMT All-Time Top 40: Artists Choice.
  • The Lone Bellow Start Anew With “Then Came the Morning”

    cmtedge.com
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    When the Lone Bellow made their head-turning debut in 2013, it was their thick, stratospheric harmonies and impassioned live performances that took center stage. Now with “Then Came the Morning,” the first single from their upcoming second album, it seems like Zach Williams, Brian Elmquist and Kanene Pipkin are looking to expand their massive sound and stage presence even more. As can be seen in a new performance video, the group has added a small orchestra of string, wind and brass instruments to their musical menu. Surprisingly, frontman Williams says it was Elvis Presley who inspired…
  • Paul Craft, Witty Country Music Songwriter, Dies at 76

    NYT > Country Music
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Mr. Craft’s hits included “Brother Jukebox” and “Dropkick Me, Jesus.”
  • Reba McEntire Heads Back Into the Recording Studio

    GAC News & Notes
    Sarah Wyland
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/reba Reba McIntire released her self-titled debut album more than 35 years ago, and she does not plan to slow down anytime soon. She recently signed with the new record label, Nash Icon Music, for her next record. The opportunity presented itself just when McIntire thought her recording career was finished. “I figured it was over,” she told USA Today. Her husband and manager Narvel Blackstock convinced her otherwise. “[He] kept saying, ‘No, it’s not; you’ll record again.’ And I was like, ‘Wow, where’s your crystal ball?’”McEntire’s new…
 
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  • The Lone Bellow Start Anew With “Then Came the Morning”

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    When the Lone Bellow made their head-turning debut in 2013, it was their thick, stratospheric harmonies and impassioned live performances that took center stage. Now with “Then Came the Morning,” the first single from their upcoming second album, it seems like Zach Williams, Brian Elmquist and Kanene Pipkin are looking to expand their massive sound and stage presence even more. As can be seen in a new performance video, the group has added a small orchestra of string, wind and brass instruments to their musical menu. Surprisingly, frontman Williams says it was Elvis Presley who inspired…
  • Brian Mackey Shares His Vision for “America”

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    If you’re going to make a video for a song called “America,” you should go right to the source. That’s the concept behind Brian Mackey’s newest music video. The footage stretches from Seattle to Seaside, New Jersey, with a few nice shots in Nashville to boot. Over six days, Mackey and director Nick Cavalier captured the feeling of an awesome road trip with perhaps just a few potholes. Luckily, his blend of pop, country and folk music doesn’t get lost along the way. Most of the footage is filmed from the viewpoint of his trusty (if not rusty) 1997 Toyota. “Certain things were…
  • Angaleena Presley Is a Coal Miner’s Daughter, Too

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Angaleena Presley is the kind of person who will fix a dragging car muffler by tying it in place with a guitar string, then work the episode into a song. The Kentucky-born singer-songwriter showed similar ingenuity when she recorded the flick of a lighter for a percussive loop on her homemade song demos, then replicated the effect on her debut album, American Middle Class. Anybody else might’ve gone with more tried-and-true means of accomplishing those mechanical and musical aims. Presley’s collection of new songs is grounded in the same country tradition as Loretta Lynn’s “Coal…
  • Streets of Laredo Connect New Zealand to New York City

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Streets of Laredo might sound like a band of proud Texas diehards, but the core of this jangly folk-rock collective is actually from New Zealand. Dave, Dan and Sarahjane Gibson founded the group after moving to New York City in 2012. “Strangely enough, no, we have not yet been to Laredo,” admits older brother Dave. “But we really connected with the old folk song ‘Streets of Laredo’ and the whole notion of border towns.” “Laredo,” a foot-tapping standout full of layered harmony and sharp electric-guitar hooks from their debut album Volume I & II, also takes its name from…
  • Mindy Smith’s One Moment More Turns 10

    22 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    The set-up sounds like a scene from the hit television show Nashville. Journalist meets up with a singer-songwriter at a trendy coffee shop in East Nashville. The two sip wholesome smoothies made of strawberries and soy milk — organic, of course — and sit quietly at a table nestled by the window. But there’s nothing scripted about Mindy Smith. She’s a creative soul with an intriguing demeanor and a hearty laugh. “The thing is, you just can’t go back and tell yourself stuff,” she said revealing her thick Long Island accent. “In fact, if I could, what would I say?
 
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    GAC News & Notes

  • Reba McEntire Heads Back Into the Recording Studio

    Sarah Wyland
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/reba Reba McIntire released her self-titled debut album more than 35 years ago, and she does not plan to slow down anytime soon. She recently signed with the new record label, Nash Icon Music, for her next record. The opportunity presented itself just when McIntire thought her recording career was finished. “I figured it was over,” she told USA Today. Her husband and manager Narvel Blackstock convinced her otherwise. “[He] kept saying, ‘No, it’s not; you’ll record again.’ And I was like, ‘Wow, where’s your crystal ball?’”McEntire’s new…
  • Easy Last-Minute Halloween Costumes for Men and Women

    Molly Spining
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Alas, the weekend before Halloween is upon us, and some procrastinators out there still don’t know what costume to wear. Before you resort to some lame (and predictable) ghost or witch costume, take a look at these two super easy, last-minute Halloween costumes for men and women. You probably already have a majority of the items for these costumes in your closet, which means putting them together requires even less effort. For the guys, I know you all hoard those Hanes white tees. Copy The Dude’s getup in The Big Lebowski by using one of your dirty old T-shirts as the base of the…
  • Blake Shelton Takes Over At No. 1 With “Neon Light” on Top 20

    Sarah Wyland
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Photo courtesy of Zimbio/Getty Images After an impressive run at No. 1, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood’s “Somethin’ Bad” has been retired. On this week’s Top 20 Country Countdown Blake Shelton takes over the top spot with his latest, “Neon Light.” Several new videos make their countdown debuts this week, including clips from Brad Paisley and Rascal Flatts, which both debut in the Top 10. Videos from Big & Rich and Thomas Rhett also appear on the chart this week. Top 20 Photo Gallery » Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Get Top 20 online…
  • Krystal Keith in the Kitchen: Caramel Chunk No-Bake Cookies

    Krystal Keith
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:37 am
    One of the first recipes I remember making with my mom is no-bake cookies. They were always my favorite. I have known and used my Great-Great-Grandmother’s recipe all my life and have so many memories of standing at the kitchen cabinet on a bar-stool where my chin just barely came over the edge. I must have been 3- or 4-years-old, but I was doing my part and trying to be a good helper. Those cookies were my sister Shelley’s favorite. I wanted to share the recipe with you, but I kicked it up a notch! I found these great little caramel bits at the grocery store and thought about how…
  • Taylor Swift Reveals 1989 Track Listing

    Sarah Wyland
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Taylor Swift fans are eagerly awaiting her new album, 1989, due out October 27. Swift recently Instagramed lyrics from unreleased songs on the album, followed by a post on Wednesday night containing the complete track listing. Watch Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” music video >> 1989 will feature 13 tracks, including Swift’s smash hit “Shake It Off.” Swift also released “Out of the Woods” and the album opener, “Welcome to New York.” Target’s latest commercial promoting 1989 features Polaroids of Swift while her song “Style” plays in…
 
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  • Kids die in Palestinian-Israeli tensions

    25 Oct 2014 | 11:44 pm
    The slayings of Israeli and Palestinian teens during the summer was a bloody precursor to the Gaza-Israeli conflict that took more than 2,000 lives.
  • Report: ISIS hostages tortured

    25 Oct 2014 | 11:41 pm
    In the moments before his death, American James Foley stares into the camera, head held high, after being forced to read a script, in which he blames his death on the United States.
  • Will UNC's fake classes invalidate degrees?

    25 Oct 2014 | 11:22 pm
    What happens to the 3,100 students who enrolled in fake classes and now have degrees stamped with the seal of the University of North Carolina -- an institution that is consistently ranked among the nation's top public schools?
  • Ex-UNC basketball star: Fake classes helped me play

    25 Oct 2014 | 11:20 pm
    Rashad McCants, a fomer basketball player at UNC, discusses cheating that helped athletes stay academically eligible.
  • Thousands took fake classes

    25 Oct 2014 | 11:18 pm
    An independent investigation says thousands of students at the University of North Carolina took fake "paper classes."
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    Engine 145

  • Fats Domino Documentary Debuts at New Orleans Film Fest; Kenny Chesney Returns to the Road; O’Donovan, Pikelny Collaborate

    Juli Thanki
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:20 am
    Music City Roots’ Craig Havighurst interviewed Joe Mullins about keeping bluegrass alive on the radio. (warning: autoplay) Ryan Bingham will release Fear and Saturday Night on January 20. Yesterday, The Wall Street Journal premiered one of Bingham’s new songs, “Broken Heart Tattoos.” Here’s Aoife O’Donovan and Noam Pikelny collaborating on a lovely version of “Don’t That Road Look Rough and Rocky.” New documentary The Big Beat premiered at the New Orleans Film Festival yesterday. The film, directed by Joe Lauro, tells “the story of one of the defining partnerships of rock…
  • Trampled By Turtles Cover Yes; Bob Seger, Jason Aldean to Tape CMT Crossroads; Kasey Chambers Postpones Tour

    Juli Thanki
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:03 am
    Trampled By Turtles covered “Owner of a Lonely Heart” by Yes for The A.V. Club’s Undercover series. (warning: autoplay) Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley discuss their forthcoming album, Before the Sun Goes Down, in this Bluegrass Today video. The Lone Bellow will release sophomore album Then Came the Morning on January 7. Here’s the new video of the title track. Everybody ever is playing SXSW. Some neat-sounding seminars were announced, too, including “Alan Lomax at 100: A Centennial Retrospective” and “Got My Mojo Working: The Musical Legacy of Muddy Waters and the Chicago…
  • CMT Names Artists of the Year; Stream Jerry Lee Lewis, Cale Tyson Albums; 180,000 Attend World of Bluegrass

    Juli Thanki
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:16 am
    Mindy Smith reflects on One Moment More, which turns 10 this year. Yesterday The New York Times published Paul Craft’s obituary. Jerry Lee Lewis on his country music recordings: “It wasn’t necessary for me to play country. I did it because of the material. I couldn’t find good rock’n’roll songs by the late ’60s. Nobody could. I got all these slower country songs and I played them and they were great. I had nearly 30 top-10 country hits. My favorite is ‘What’s Made Milwaukee Famous. When I got tired of doing slow stuff I switched back to rock’n’roll. Now I’m starting up…
  • Alan Jackson Announces Tour; Trisha Yearwood, Little Big Town to Sing at World Series; New Album Releases

    Juli Thanki
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:01 am
    Reba has become the first artist signed to Nash Icon Music, a joint venture between Big Machine and Cumulus. She’s currently working on a new album with Tony Brown and James Stroud. Alan Jackson announced the Keepin’ it Country Tour, which will kick off in Fort Myers, Florida on January 8. Brandy Clark and Jon Pardi are the opening acts. (via press release) St. Paul & The Broken Bones’ winter tour begins today in Boston and will wrap up in London next March. RecordStoreDay.com posted a list of this year’s Black Friday releases. They include a Waylon Jennings 7”…
  • Paul Craft Passes Away; Little Big Town Inducted Into Grand Ole Opry; New Music Videos

    Ken Morton, Jr.
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:34 am
    Just two weeks after his induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Paul Craft passed away last Saturday at the age of 76. Read the obituary Peter Cooper wrote for The Tennessean. Grand Ole Opry historian Byron Fay recently shared the passing of Jimmy Sizemore on his Facebook page: “I just found out that Jimmy Sizemore passed away on October 14, 2014 at the age of 87. Along with his father Asher, Little Jimmy (as he was known), first appeared at the Grand Ole Opry on September 24, 1932. They remained a part of the Opry until leaving in 1942. According to Opry founder George D.
 
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    Country California

  • Country Haiku #520

    Country Haiku
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:56 pm
    I’ll be your payback! Unless you prefer a guy Less old and skeezy (h/t Farce the Music)
  • Quotable Country – 10/19/14 Edition

    C.M. Wilcox
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. We’re songwriters at heart, first and foremost. ● — Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard. All I want to do today is wear my favorite shades and get stoned. ● — Brian Kelley statement that prompted Florida Georgia Line’s “Sun Daze.” I just wanted to go kind of retro. It sounds like ‘I Love This Bar’ and ‘American Ride’ had a child, and ‘Beers Ago’ is their drunk uncle. ● — Toby Keith on new single “Drunk Americans.” There’s a huge throwback revival going on.
  • Quotable Country – 10/12/14 Edition

    C.M. Wilcox
    12 Oct 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. The first time we ever wrote together, we were finishing each other’s sentences. No record label, no one other than the man upstairs, can put something like that together. ● — Tyler Hubbard says Florida Georgia Line is God’s gift to humankind. ‘Dirt’ is our favorite song we’ve ever heard, or one of them. Even if you’re not a songwriter, everyone wished they wrote it. We got to the end of that hook, and it was chill-bump city is what we call it. We’ll talk about that forever. That song is a…
  • Country Haiku #519

    Country Haiku
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    Says Grand Ole Opry: Why haven’t I heard from you, Reba McEntire? (Inspired by this and this and this.)
  • Tom Douglas’ Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Speech

    C.M. Wilcox
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:10 pm
    According to virtually everyone in attendance, “Little Rock” and “House That Built Me” songwriter Tom Douglas outdid himself with his Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame induction speech last night. Here’s but a small sampling of the rave reviews: So cool to see Tom Douglas trending on Twitter! That was the acceptance speech of a lifetime. #holywow — Gretchen Peters (@gretchenpeters) October 6, 2014 Tom Douglas layed it down last night. Such an incredible speech by a one of the greatest songwriters of all time. #truth #halloffame — Luke Laird…
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    RoughStock

  • Reba McEntire’s Father Passes Away

    Matt Bjorke
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Roughstock has learned that Reba McEntire’s father, Clark McEntire, has passed away after a long illness. He was 86 years old. According to a Facebook post by Susie McEntire, Reba’s younger sister, Mr. McEntire passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2014 in Coalgate, Oklahoma. Post by Reba McEntire. Post by Susie McEntire.   Clark McEntire was an award-winning rodeo star in the 50s and 60s and was inducted into the Professional Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1979. Roughstock wishes to extend our condolences to the entire McEntire family in their time of loss. The post Reba McEntire’s…
  • Restless Road – “You’ll Think Of Me”

    Matt Bjorke
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Fans first came to know of Restless Road when they appeared on the final season of The X-Factor USA. While the show wasn’t a huge hit, it did bring a few popular artists to the forefront including 5th Harmony. Blending pop-leaning harmonies, Restless Road consists of Andrew Scholz, Zach Beeken and Jared Keim. Take a listen to their cover of the well-known Keith Urban hit “You’ll Think Of Me” and see why so many fans have liked the trio on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. Simon Cowell, The X-Factor creator and recording executive, knows a thing or two about musical…
  • The Band Perry Announced as Headliner for 24th Annual Country Jam Festival

    Alanna Conaway
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:59 am
    The Band Perry has been added as a headliner for the 24th Annual Country Jam festival at Jam Ranch outside Grand Junction, CO. The Festival will be held June 18-21, 2015 surrounded by the scenic red rock mesa in the heart of Western Colorado. The Republic Nashville trio joins the Country Jam’s headliner lineup which already includes the previously announced superstar Tim McGraw. Tickets for Country Jam 2015 went on sale this week through www.countryjam.com. General admission tickets start at only $99 for a 4-day pass, available for a limited time only, through 11:59 PM (Mountain) on…
  • Willie Nelson and Sister to Release New Album In December

    Alanna Conaway
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:53 am
    Legacy Recordings will release Willie Nelson and Sister Bobbie’s December Day, the first instalment of the Willie’s Stash archival recordings series, on Tuesday, December 2. An eclectic album collaboration from outlaw country legend Willie Nelson and Sister Bobbie Nelson, December Day debuts intimate new recordings of the siblings performing 18 songs they love. As brother and sister growing up in Abbott, Texas, Willie and Bobbie Nelson learned to read music and play instruments as pre-teens under the tutelage of their grandparents, who raised them. They played together in Texas…
  • Kenny Chesney Reveals 2015 Tour Plans

    Alanna Conaway
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:49 am
    After taking some much needed and much deserved time away from the spotlight to create a new album, Kenny Chesney has announced his plans to return to the stage in 2015. Chesney’s new tour will kick off on March 26 — his birthday — right at home in Nashville. “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate,” says Chesney. “I’ve been ready to get out there for a long time. Now that we’re announced I’m fired up! This new music brings a new energy to the show, and it’s gonna take what we do to a whole other level. “We’re going to be mixing up the line-up,…
 
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  • Bobbie Nelson, on piano (Michael Corcoran interview)

    LindaLee
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:27 am
    www.artslabormagazine.com by: Michael Corcoran She had done whatever it took to raise three sons alone after their father died in an automobile accident in 1961. She demonstrated organs for Hammond, taught at J.R. Reed Music on Congress Avenue and at night played elegant solo piano at local lounges and restaurants. But what Bobbie Nelson really hungered for, especially after her boys had grown up and moved out by the early 1970s, was to play music again with her brother Willie. The pair had forged an instinctive instrumental bond since she was 6 and Willie was 4 and their grandparents showed…
  • Willie Nelson Interview (by Chris Goldstein)

    LindaLee
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
    Steve Bloom of CelebStoner.com, Willie Nelson and Philly420 columnist Chris Goldstein on the Honeysuckle Rose www.philly.com by: Chris Goldstein This is an excerpt from my interview with a great friend to the marijuana reform movement, Willie Nelson. Read the entire interview in Freedom Leaf Magazine. The sun was setting on Atlantic City as we were ushered onto the bus nicknamed The Honeysuckle Rose. Steve and I set up the audio recorder and sat down in the small booth across from the kitchenette. The layout on the bus is simple and homey with dark wood trim. It feels like a country cabin on…
  • Willie Nelson, Floores Country Store, Helotes, TX (10/18/14)

    LindaLee
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:46 am
    Another great photo, from Janis Tillerson.
  • Billy Joe Shaver, Floores Country Store (10/18/14)

    LindaLee
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:14 am
    Another great photo by Janis Tillerson, from Texas. I went down to Kinkos To get some faxin’ done My ex girlfriend works down there She was my number one She said Billy I’m busy Why don’t ya come around back I’ll clear the store and lock the doors We can fax all night CHORUS: That’s what she said last night That’s what she said last night We can fax all night alright That’s what she said last night
  • Willie Nelson and Family, PAC , Newark, New Jersey (9/21/14)

    LindaLee
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:56 am
    Thank you Kevin Smith, bassist for Willie Nelson & Family, for sharing this photo he took from the stage at the PAC, in Newark, New Jersey. What a beautiful place.
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  • KUT News Reports on a Changing City Government

    Holly Gaete
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:26 pm
    KUT News has reported on the switch from at-large representation on city council to district representation from the beginning.  KUT News has been describing each step from when the initiative was just a proposal on a ballot to now when candidates’ names for each district are on the ballot.
  • 'Station Eleven' Author Emily St. John Mandel Tackles What Comes After the World's End

    Emily Donahue
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    Imagine a world cloaked in silence. Silence that's interrupted by occasional gunfire. A world where you are one of the few people left alive. The other 99 percent have all died - all from a pandemic flu.That's where Emily St. John Mandel's new novel, "Station Eleven"  begins. Amid all of the current panic surrounding Ebola, this book seems surprisingly topical. But "Station Eleven" is not your usual science fiction, post-apocalyptic story. Mandel likes to call it a story of "a Shakespearean theater company navigating celebrity, disastrous dinner parties, and…
  • Win Tickets to the Sold-Out “Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” Recording in Austin

    Holly Gaete
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    KUT is proud to be the Austin home for NPR shows including, “Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” airing at 10 a.m. Saturdays.We’re excited that the show will be performed in Austin on Nov. 6 from the Bass Concert Hall. If you didn’t get tickets to this sold-out show, don’t despair. Donate to KUT by 11:59 p.m. today for a chance to win a pair of VIP Experience tickets, including a pre-show VIP party and a post-show back-stage party with dessert.If you’re a Sustaining Member, you’re already entered into the drawing. If you aren’t a Sustaining Member –…
  • Outside Donations Aid Davis Campaign – But Will That Mean Votes?

    David Brown
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:27 pm
    If you believe the latest polls, Wendy Davis faces an uphill battle, to say the least, in her race for Texas Governor. But what if the race turned into a national one? Would the tables be turned?Jonathan Tilove and J. David McSwane of the Austin-American Statesman sat down with Texas Standard’s David Brown to talk about Davis’ popularity, particularly in light of the campaign contributions she’s received from across the nation.“I think it’s the filibuster,” Tilove said. “That made her a sensation overnight across the country. It was on an issue people cared about, and…
  • Here's Your Insider Guide to Navigating the Texas Book Festival

    David Brown
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Texas Book Festival will take center stage on the weekend of Oct. 25-26 as it expectedly brings more than 40,000 book lovers to the grounds of the Texas State Capitol and surrounding areas. The festival will host more than 280 authors - the largest lineup in the festival’s history.Transforming Texas’ political arena into a platform for literary discussions and performance arts, Texas Book Festival will feature author panel discussions, readings, literary performances and interviews. 
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  • Thank You, Supreme Court

    16 Oct 2014 | 3:49 pm
    There are two kinds of consulting clients and A&O&B has our share of both, thankfully.1.  Those who are aggressive and always want to know the latest tactics and strategies that will help them gain an "unfair/stealth" advantage over their competition.2.  Management who does a great job selling marketing to others but believes radio is a terrific marketing medium which doesn't require any money be spent on external marketing beyond the "free" word of mouth that can be created by great over-the-air content and social media.We love them both and have hundreds of case studies…
  • This Changes Everything (Again For Yet Another Year)

    8 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    Just as Canada celebrates Thanksgiving before it comes to the U.S., Numeris and Stats Can bring something to Canadian broadcasters before Nielsen and the Census Bureau do to American media.On September 9th, A&O&B Canadian clients were reminded: The demographic questions in the PPM questionnaire are designed to be comparable to Statistics Canada data where appropriate. The demographics relating to industry, occupation, first language learned and home language will be updated to reflect the 2011 census, data from which was made available in 2013. The revised panel member questionnaires…
  • I Completely Fell Apart

    6 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
    Another true-life lesson, shared in hopes it teaches you something that you don't need to learn the hard way, like I did.I played trombone in my high school band and orchestra.It never felt like I was all that talented as a musician, but since I moved up to first chair and eventually my band director encouraged me to enter a regional solo competition, I suppose I was good enough.However, that Saturday morning in Canton, Ohio, in a school room when my piano accompanist got to the place where I was to come in, I cracked.Suddenly, my memory was gone.  I had practiced.  I had…
  • No Words

    4 Oct 2014 | 7:44 am
    Sadness."Our plan may not have been the most elegantly or artfully executed of all possible plans, but we actually understand what it is we think we are trying to do and why we think we're trying to do it," Mr. Metheny told the Tribune in 2010.A Toast: May we all be able to say as much when our time comes!---------------------------------------------- Website: http://www.albrightandomalley.com
  • The Biggest PD Mistakes

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:47 am
    Forgets that the most important part of the job is to protect the station's license.Still thinks that it's a sales versus programming world and as long as (s)he gets ratings (s)he has done the job.Doesn't worry about heavy radio-users or passionate fans of the kind of music the station plays.  Targeting takes care of itself.Does whatever it takes to win.  Ethics and fair treatment of his/her employer and coworkers do not matter as long as the station is winning and profitable.Has a 'not invented here' attitude about new ideas and approaches.  Doesn't bother to network or seek…
 
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  • 25 YEARS OF HITS, 25 YEARS OF LIVE SHOWS, 25 YEARS OF ALAN JACKSON

    Country Music News
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
    Alan Jackson Launches 25th Anniversary KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR Tour Kicks Off In Fort Myers, FL On January 8 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 20, 2014) Country superstar Alan Jackson rings in 2015 with the continuation of the multi-faceted 25th anniversary celebration and the launch of his 25th Anniversary KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR. Sponsored by Kubota Tractor Corporation, the tour kicks off in Fort Myers (Estero), FL on January 8 and will culminate at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver (Morrison), CO on May 17, 2015. Joining Jackson on his KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR will be Capitol Records…
  • FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE TAKES ANYTHING GOES WORLDWIDE WITH 2015 MAJOR HEADLINE TOUR; Reigning CMA Vocal Duo of the Year Revealed Tour Details & Madison Square Garden Date on TODAY; Top 5-and-climbing hit “Dirt” Certified Platinum

    Country Music News
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    NASHVILLE, TN – (October 8, 2014) – Reigning CMA Vocal Duo of the Year Florida Georgia Line made a surprise appearance on NBC’s TODAY this morning, joining Al Roker for the weather and forecasting their forthcoming headline dates – ANYTHING GOES TOUR 2015. The superstar duo will bring their seize-the-day attitude and raucous party anthems to arenas worldwide, including a stop at the fabled Madison Square Garden on February 25 in New York City. Kicking off on January 15 in Toledo, OH, the first leg of the ANYTHING GOES TOUR will cover 24-plus cities exclusively promoted…
  • KENNY CHESNEY DROPS INTIMATE “TIL IT’S GONE” CLIP

    Country Music News
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Rolling Stone Has Exclusive Debut 10/13 @ 8:00 AM ET With 94 Stations BEFORE Add Week, This Is One for the No Shoes Nation New York/Nashville/Athens, GA: Kenny Chesney took the stage at Athens, Georgia’s historic Georgia Theater to share a surprise night of music – classics, covers and new songs – with the No Shoes Nation. With less than 1,000 people on hand for the surprise show filmed for CMT Instant Jam, the energy, the heat and the love was palpable, especially after the high impact performer had taken the year off to concentrate on making The Big Revival. “In…
  • KENNY CHESNEY DROPS “TIL IT’S GONE”

    Country Music News
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Hits Billboard’s Top 40 Two Weeks Before Add Date as The Big Revival Picks Up Good Reviews and Strong Sales Nashville, TENN. (September 29, 2014) – Kenny Chesney heard “Til It’s Gone” and he knew he had the distillation of everything The Big Revival was destined to represent. Not about how far or how much, the surging midtempo David Lee Murphy/Rodney Clawson/Jimmy Yeary song was an invitation to not just being in the moment, but hanging onto the one or ones you love for all its worth. “Obviously, it’s a song for a guy and girl and that moment in a…
  • The Cains Trio To Release Debut Album, Stay On Board

    Country Music News
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Album Available on iTunes, Amazon and Other Major Digital Retailers on Oct. 28 (Nashville, Tenn. – Oct. 7, 2014) – Up-and-coming sibling group, The Cains Trio, will release their debut album, Stay On Board, on Oct. 28, with an iTunes pre-sale beginning on Oct. 10. Stay On Board will be released through DayStreet Records/GMV Nashville. The album follows the group’s release of their current single, “Be Yourself With Me,” to Country radio, which recently garnered the group MusicRow Magazine’s…
 
 
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