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  • 2014 CMA Awards Nominees To Be Announced September 3

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    Jarrod Vrazel
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:32 am
    The 48th Annual CMA Awards nominees will be announced by Little Big Town  Darius Rucker  September 3, 2014 in New York City.  Airing Wednesday, November 5 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on ABC, The 48th Annual CMA Awards is broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. "We are thrilled to be a part of the CMA Awards announcements on GMA next week," exclaimed Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town. "The CMA and GMA have always been huge supporters of this band so anything we can do to be involved is always fun for us. We are looking…
  • CMT All-Time Top 40: Patsy Cline

    All Country News
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:13 pm
    Patsy Cline has been named No. 16 on the list of CMT All-Time Top 40: Artists Choice, a position she shares with Taylor Swift.
  • George Strait Gives It All He’s Got on Final Tour

    cmtedge.com
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    It’s sad to see George Strait step away from touring. But he sure did put on a show to remember at his final concert held in June at AT&T Stadium just outside Dallas. In this live video of “Give It All We Got Tonight,” the King of Country shows he was far from being a used-up cowboy when he finally hung up his hat. The performance is from George Strait: The Cowboy Rides Away, a two-hour concert special premiering Friday (Aug. 29) at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CMT. Just look at how his stage is set up: It’s in the middle of a football stadium packed with almost 105,000 fans. Hanging over his…
  • Country Music Moves Beyond Nashville

    NYT > Country Music
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Country music is gaining popularity outside North America.
  • Top 10 Country Songs for Labor Day

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    Sarah Wyland
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Jason Aldean photo courtesy of Broken Bow Records. We’ve compiled our top ten country songs for Labor Day to salute working men and women across America! Click here to view the embedded video. “Hard Workin’ Man” – Brooks & Dunn Brooks & Dunn’s “Hard Workin’ Man” is a working man’s anthem, celebrating a blue-collar work ethic while waiting for Friday to come around, just in time for a weekend of fun. Click here to view the embedded video. “9 to 5″ – Dolly Parton Dolly Parton is one of the hardest working women in country music, making…
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  • 2014 CMA Awards Nominees To Be Announced September 3

    Jarrod Vrazel
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:32 am
    The 48th Annual CMA Awards nominees will be announced by Little Big Town  Darius Rucker  September 3, 2014 in New York City.  Airing Wednesday, November 5 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on ABC, The 48th Annual CMA Awards is broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. "We are thrilled to be a part of the CMA Awards announcements on GMA next week," exclaimed Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town. "The CMA and GMA have always been huge supporters of this band so anything we can do to be involved is always fun for us. We are looking…
  • Hunter Hayes Tattoo (Your Name) Tour

    Jarrod Vrazel
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:41 am
    Hunter Hayes announced  the Tattoo (Your Name) Tour following a performance on the Today Show’s Toyota® Concert Series this morning (August 22).  Kicking off kick off October at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, PA, Hayes will be joined by special guests Dan + Shay and The Railers. During the TODAY Show performance, Hayes entertained the massive crowd gathered in the plaza with his current Top 30-and-climbing single “Tattoo” as well as the No. 1 smash hit “I Want Crazy” and moving fan favorite,…
  • Garth Brooks Adds 11th Chicago Concert

    Jarrod Vrazel
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:44 pm
    Garth Brooks has added a new concert to his Chicago dates - the eleventh show will be at 10:30 pm September 5.  Tickets for the new show go on sale Saturday August 23 at 10 am. “After seeing how happy everyone was in Atlanta about ticket access, I feel whatever the problem was has now been fixed,” Brooks said. “I would like to put on one more show in Chicago so people that wanted tickets and could not get in the system, now have a chance to see the show and get their tickets at face value and NOT have to go through the scalper/broker systems if they don’t want…
  • George Strait The Cowboy Rides Away Live Album

    Jarrod Vrazel
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:25 am
    George Strait's new live album, The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium, will be released September 16, 2014.   Featuring hits from throughout Strait’s remarkable 30+ year career, the album features special guests Jason Aldean, Ray Benson, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert and Martina McBride, and  George “Bubba” Strait, Jr.    The undisputed “King of Country Music” and reigning ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year performed for over 1 million fans during his two-year,…
  • George Strait : The Cowboy Rides Away TV Special on CMT

    Jarrod Vrazel
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    George Strait : The Cowboy Rides Away television special premieres on CMT Augusut 29 at 7:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT.  Filmed lived from his final concert in Dallas, Strait is joined onstage by Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride and George "Bubba" Strait, Jr.  George Strait : The Cowboy Rides Away is an historical account told through the music from the superstar’s storied career. The special features new interviews with Strait, along with a selection of his incredible 60 No.
 
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  • George Strait Gives It All He’s Got on Final Tour

    29 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    It’s sad to see George Strait step away from touring. But he sure did put on a show to remember at his final concert held in June at AT&T Stadium just outside Dallas. In this live video of “Give It All We Got Tonight,” the King of Country shows he was far from being a used-up cowboy when he finally hung up his hat. The performance is from George Strait: The Cowboy Rides Away, a two-hour concert special premiering Friday (Aug. 29) at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CMT. Just look at how his stage is set up: It’s in the middle of a football stadium packed with almost 105,000 fans. Hanging over his…
  • Rob McCoury Carries the Flame on First Solo Album

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    When Rob McCoury started recording his first solo album, The 5 String Flamethrower, he had a whole Rolodex of bluegrass legends to invite to the studio. Both of the Osborne Brothers, Sonny and Bobby, came out of retirement, as did J.D. Crowe and ace banjoists Larry Perkins and Walter Hensley. “When I think about it,” says McCoury, “it blows me away that I’ve got all my living heroes in my cell phone and I can call them whenever I want.” And then there are the other McCourys on the album: Rob’s brother, Ron, and their father, Del. “Ron is my favorite mandolin player and Dad’s…
  • Shovels & Rope Save the Drama for Their New Album

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    You’d be hard-pressed to find coed musical partners who behave more fondly toward each other than Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst. They’re singers, songwriters and scrappy instrumentalists who perform together as the theatrically-inclined hillbilly-punk duo Shovels & Rope and also happen to be married. But you seldom find them playing out their own love story in their material or singing anything that could properly be called a duet. That holds true on Swimmin’ Time, the first album they’ve released since achieving beloved status in the Americana scene, with the Americana Award…
  • Jay Nash and Josh Day Introduce “The Contender”

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    After a decade of friendship, singer-songwriter Jay Nash and drummer Josh Day are about to take an epic road trip. They’ll start traveling across the U.S. to introduce their brand new duo, the Contenders. The band takes its name from one of their new songs, “The Contender,” and that invigorating track can be found on their upcoming EP, Meet the Contenders. In late 2013, Nash was at home in Vermont, letting his mind wander after his family had gone to bed. “I was still running on rock ‘n’ roll time, fresh off a tour of consistently late hours,” he tells CMT Edge. “I was sitting…
  • Bruce Hornsby Expresses “Two-Handed Independence”

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Bruce Hornsby‘s adventurous Solo Concerts stretches (“Mandolin Rain”) and shatters (“Where No One’s Mad”) musical boundaries. The Virginia native’s piano work astonishes throughout with an innovative playing style he calls “two-handed independence.” “In 1995, I turned 40,” Hornsby says. “I thought, what do I want to do? Just sail off into the sunset? Rest on my laurels and play the same way the rest of my life? Do I want to ramp it up a notch and deal with some areas of virtuosic piano that I’d never explored? I chose the latter.” CMT Edge spoke…
 
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  • Top 10 Country Songs for Labor Day

    Sarah Wyland
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Jason Aldean photo courtesy of Broken Bow Records. We’ve compiled our top ten country songs for Labor Day to salute working men and women across America! Click here to view the embedded video. “Hard Workin’ Man” – Brooks & Dunn Brooks & Dunn’s “Hard Workin’ Man” is a working man’s anthem, celebrating a blue-collar work ethic while waiting for Friday to come around, just in time for a weekend of fun. Click here to view the embedded video. “9 to 5″ – Dolly Parton Dolly Parton is one of the hardest working women in country music, making…
  • Flippin’ RVs Premieres on Great American Country

    Molly Spining
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Labor Day is this weekend, which means fall is right around the corner. With fall comes camping, hiking and all things pumpkin. At Great American Country, we’re most excited about our new show, Flippin’ RVs! Just in time for camping season, Flippin’ RVs follows married couple Justin and Anna as they scour the nation for trailers and RVs in need of some love. Based in Oregon, Justin and Anna’s camper repair company, Flyte Camp, prides itself on not only repairing old RVs but restoring them to their former glory. Before Justin founded Flyte Camp with his wife, he was a…
  • One Pan Nan: Kickin’ Pimento Cheese

    Molly Spining
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Every week on Top 20 Country Countdown our host, Nan Kelley, counts down your favorite videos — but when she’s away from the studio, she’s likely to be found in her kitchen, creating healthy, delicious meals. Nan likes to keep it simple, cooking entire meals using only one pan. Her husband, Charlie, lovingly gave her the nickname “One Pan Nan,” and now that’s also the name of her new cookbook [get it HERE!]. We asked Nan to share some of her recipes with us, and this week, it’s Kickin’ Pimento Cheese. The Kelley’s Kickin’ Pimento Cheese “There is nothing…
  • Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood Return to No. 1 on Top 20

    Sarah Wyland
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood are back on top with “Somethin’ Bad” on this week’s Top 20 Country Countdown! The pair swapped places with Scotty McCreery, bumping his latest video, “Feelin’ It,” to No. 2. Danielle Bradbery rounds out the Top 3, with Jana Kramer returning to the countdown at No. 16 with “Love.” Top 20 Photo Gallery » Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Get Top 20 online extras, includingvideos and photos. You can also catch Top 20 extras, cast your votes and take a look at the current chart to see where your favorite videos land.
  • Krystal Keith in the Kitchen: Cauliflower Pizza Crust

    Krystal Keith
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:38 am
    I am resolving to finally get all of my friends and fans HOOKED on cauliflower pizza crust. There is absolutely no reason (OK, maybe a few) for you to ever eat regular pizza again. Cauliflower as a pizza crust is one of the best ideas ever, and you will be shocked at how incredible this recipe is. If I can eat guilt-free pizza almost every night of the week, sign me up! Try it out and let me know what you think. Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups raw cauliflower (processed in a food processor) 1 egg white 1/4 cup Romano cheese, shredded 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded 1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning…
 
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  • John Fullbright Plays Letterman; The Punch Brothers Want You; Little Richard in Car Accident

    Juli Thanki
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:58 am
    Everyone’s doing the ALS ice bucket challenge, but Dolly Parton’s is the best. Don’t forget to set your DVRs for George Strait’s concert special on CMT this evening. Little Richard was in a car accident in Murfreesboro on Monday when an SUV he was riding in was hit by another car. Both vehicles sustained major damage, but no one was injured. Want to be a Punch Brother (or Sister)? Well, that’ll never happen. But you can contribute vocals to a song that’ll be on the band’s new record. NPR is offering free downloads of songs by Laura Jean and Israel Nash. Rob McCoury…
  • Friday Five: Songs About Lynching

    Juli Thanki
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:15 am
    Normally our Friday Fives revolve around silly topics, like “Country Singers Who Appeared on Sesame Street” or “Hookers with Hearts of Gold.” But today we’re going to look at a horrifying chapter in American history. You can find references to lynching in a number of blues, country, and folk songs: Bob Dylan’s “Desolation Row” alludes to the 1920 lynching of three black circus workers in Duluth, and Toby Keith and Willie Nelson sang about punishing the wicked with “all the rope in Texas” and a tall oak tree in “Beer for My Horses.” Below are five songs — nearly…
  • Marty Raybon Rejoins Shenandoah; Lee Ann Womack, John Legend to Tape CMT Crossroads; Bob Dylan Announces Tour

    Juli Thanki
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:16 am
    Lee Ann Womack and John Legend will tape an episode of CMT Crossroads that’s scheduled to air on September 26. Marty Raybon has rejoined Shenandoah after 17 years; the newly reunited band will go on tour beginning in late October; they’re also working on some new music. On Tuesday, the mayor of Hendersonville, Tenn. declared it Connie Smith Day. This honor came 50 years after the release of Smith’s debut single, “Once a Day.” Little Big Town and Darius Rucker will announce the nominees in several categories for this year’s CMA Awards on Good Morning America September 3.
  • Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Lineup Revealed; Stream New Lucinda Williams, Hal Ketchum Songs; Jim Lauderdale Documentary Due in September

    Juli Thanki
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:58 am
    There’s a feature on Mac Wiseman in the new issue of Country Weekly; you can also stream a song from his new album here. Dolly Parton is going to appear on The Foo Fighters’ new HBO series, Sonic Highways, which premieres October 17. Stream the title track to Hal Ketchum’s forthcoming record, I’m the Troubadour. Our pal Jeremy Dylan’s Jim Lauderdale documentary, The King of Broken Hearts, (“one of the most engaging music documentaries of the last few years,” says some dork) will be officially released on September 15. Trisha Yearwood’s new single, “PrizeFighter,” will also…
  • Album Review: Paul Thorn — Too Blessed to Be Stressed

    Juli Thanki
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:07 am
    The phrase “feel-good album” conjures up memories of subpar songs about people bravely fighting cancer or disability while dispensing wisdom. Good thing you can always rely on Paul Thorn to keep things from getting too mawkish. The soulful singer-songwriter is in fine form on his new album, Too Blessed to Be Stressed, which manages to be uplifting without descending into sap, cliché, or lyrics about kids dressed as bags of leaves. Where the track listing of his last album, 2012’s What the Hell is Goin’ On, was largely covers of songs by artists like Ray Wylie Hubbard and Buddy and…
 
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  • Quotable Country – 08/31/14 Edition

    C.M. Wilcox
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. We wanted to make a conscious effort to re-evolve. You want to push yourself and do something outside your limits for a new project. ● — Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood thinks ‘re-evolve’ is a word that means something. “You know that continual, gradual process of development that never ends? We wanted to do it again.” The worst thing that could happen in a Nashville writing is to write a song that everyone loves, or try to write the next Kenny Chesney single. I wrote a song every day for eight months.
  • Quotable Country – 08/24/14 Edition

    C.M. Wilcox
    24 Aug 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. The thing about Nashville is: Nashville is not Nashville any longer. When I was a kid, there were 400,000 people here. Over two million now. People who are moving here have no regard for the history of this city. They have no regard for our landmarks or anything. They’re just tearing everything down and throwing up these terrible glass buildings everywhere. The thing is, because of that stupid television show—it makes us looks like douchebags. It makes everyone who lives in Nashville look douchebags. That’s the thing. The city…
  • EmiSunshine Plays “Johnny, June, and Jesus”

    C.M. Wilcox
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:51 am
    EmiSunshine made her Grand Ole Opry debut earlier this month. There’s no shame in admitting that you were nowhere near this cool at 10 years old. (You probably didn’t have 210,247 Facebook likes at 10 years old, either.)
  • Quotable Country – 08/17/14 Edition

    C.M. Wilcox
    17 Aug 2014 | 5:08 pm
    Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. I just kind of side in with whoever I’m with on things. Call it two-faced, or whatever, but if you show your true face every time, you’re in trouble, you know? People cause me to project a different personality, and the effect of their personality on me causes me to halter somewhat. I’ve tried to have a personality that goes along with the saying ‘When in Rome, do as the Romans do.’ You go down there to Rome and act like a gung-ho Texan, and some Italian might walk up and whip your ass. ● — Shape-shifting country legend…
  • Country Haiku #515

    Country Haiku
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:57 pm
    This song’s about dirt And stuff you can do with it So yeah, we’re way deep
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  • Ray Johnston Band – “More Crown Than Coke”

    Matt Bjorke
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:23 pm
    The title may lead one to believe that this Texas-based band has been listening to too many Bro-Country songs but if you actually take a listen (you can above), you’ll notice a well-written, expertly performed track from Ray Johnston. The song is from the Ray Johnston Band’s upcoming album No Bad Days and was written by Ray with James Slater and Django Walker. The album also features co-writes with James Otto, Preston Wait, Trent Willmon, Hudson Moore and Patrick Davis along with a cover of the Pure Prairie League classic “Amie.” Texas music stalwart Drew Womack and…
  • Micky & The Motorcars – “Fall Apart”

    Matt Bjorke
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:16 pm
    One of our favorite tracks from Micky & The Motorcars new album Hearts From Above, “Fall Apart” showcases everything we’ve come to like about the Red Dirt Music band’s iconic sound. “Fall Apart” was written by Micky Braun and Brian Keane and blends the band’s country and rock influences together. The Motorcars musicanship has never sounded tighter and better than it does on Hearts From Above. We’d love to hear what you think of this new track. Feel free to leave a comment below. If you like what you hear, you can buy the song and album on…
  • Death at Hank Williams, Jr. Concert Ruled A Homicide

    Matt Bjorke
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:28 am
    Just when the news about alcohol related incidents and even deaths at Country concerts had died down, we got the news that the death of a 55 year old man following a recent Hank Williams, Jr. concert has been ruled a homicide by the Oakland County (MI) medical examiner’s office. The apparent confrontation between the deceased man, Robert Kobe, and a teenager at the Icon’s recent Michigan concert lead to the boy shoving the 55 year old Kobe, who hit his head on the concrete. While witnesses and bystanders held the teenager until authorities arrived on the scene, Mr. Kobe was allowed to lay…
  • Taylor Swift Is Not Abandoning Country Music

    Matt Bjorke
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:53 am
    It seems as if some folks out there in the world think that Taylor Swift’s evolution from precocious teenage Country singer to worldwide Pop superstar means that she’s too big or doesn’t care about the genre which remains her bedrock foundation. Not unlike Shania Twain, Swift tapped into a zeitgeist where she was able to straddle the fences of pop and country music quite nicely. But as her last album, the dual format (but mostly pop-oriented) RED proved, Swift wanted to make music that appealed to as many people as possible throughout the world, and that meant making the…
  • Country Music Release Dates: September 2014

    Matt Bjorke
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:37 am
    As summer rolls to a stop with the start of school and football in September, the Country Music Release Dates schedule heats up with a slew of new Country releases. Except for the opening week, where The Roys and Terri Clark drop new albums, each other week features major album releases from superstars like Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Lee Brice, Lady Antebellum and Tim McGraw. Set for a September 30 release date, Blake Shelton promises that his latest (Bringing Back The Sunshine) will be less lovey-dovey and more like some of his older records, which featured “songs…
 
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  • Carrie Underwood is a beach bum!

    Ashley
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:14 am
    After a fun time performing in Panama City, Florida last night, Carrie said her good byes to the beach and also mentioned how she would miss it. Which...considering this is the last REAL weekend for summer for most, I don't blame her...especially when you've got a beach bod like Carrie's!...
  • Uncle Blake does it again...

    Ashley
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:11 am
    Danielle Bradbery shared some praise on "Uncle Blake's" new song, 'Neon Light' and even expressed how excited she was for the rest of the album! And to that, Blake replied, 'Thank you babygirl' Umm how cute is their relationship?!
  • So Sam Hunt, is it ex to see or ecstasy?!

    Ashley
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:04 am
    I normally don't prefer country songs with this much of a rockish/hip hopish sound to it but the title is what first attracted me to it and Sam Hunt isn't bad to look at it so I soon found myself plugging my ear buds in. I at first thought "ex...
  • Cole Swindell vs Lucy Hale...

    Ashley
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:56 am
    So who has the better magazine cover? Lucy joked and said So many similarities between me and my buddy @cswinde2 covers... and she does have a point...both look totally smokin' but if I had to choose, I'm pulling for Cole's cover this time. Which one do YOU prefer?!
  • Jason Aldean is burnin' it up in new video for Burnin' It Down

    Ashley
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:52 am
    I hope you have an ice cold shower ready for you when you're done watching this! The song has a very sexy vibe to it and the video...well, it sure doesn't disappoint! This song has been hanging out at the # 1 spot on the iTunes Country chart since it's...
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  • Perry Calls Lehmberg-Bashing Tweet ‘Unauthorized’

    Andrew Weber
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:46 am
    Last night at around 7 p.m. Gov. Rick Perry tweeted an image from the blog the Patriot Post, which included a meme calling Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg “the most drunk democrat in Texas.”The meme, which you can view below, reads “I don’t always drive drunk at 3x the legal blood alcohol limit…but when I do, I indict Gov. Perry for calling me out about it.” Perry since walked back the retweet but, it seems, not quickly enough. The tweet was picked up by screen-grabbers nationwide, garnering coverage from Mashable and the Huffington Post among others. Shortly…
  • What to Expect Now That Greg Abbott's Dropped Out of the Gubernatorial Debate

    KUT Staff
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:35 am
    Republican candidate Greg Abbott has reversed his decision to appear in the only gubernatorial debate to be broadcast on statewide television. Abbot and his Democractic opponent, Wendy Davis, had both agreed to participate in a roundtable debate in Dallas on Sept. 30 broadcast on WFAA.  But Abbott's team reversed an earlier decision and said it will not participate because of disagreements with the round-table format. Emily Ramshaw, editor of the Texas Tribune, joins Texas Standard host David Brown to discuss Abbott's decision and whether the 2016 presidential election…
  • Why Texas Says It's Not Prime Time to Give Deion Sanders' Charter School State Money

    KUT Staff
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Football legend Deion Sanders is used to the media spotlight. The two-time Super Bowl winner earned the nickname "Prime Time" for his flashy style and aggressive speed. But it's his Prime Prep Academy that's been grabbing headlines lately. The charter school founded by the former Dallas Cowboys cornerback suffered a string of setback, including allegations that led the Texas Education Agency to revoke its charter. The school is currently appealing the decision, but it's in hot water once again for opening a second campus without TEA approval. Texas Standard host David Brown…
  • How This County Program Keeps Mental Health Patients Out of Jail & In Treatment

    Audrey McGlinchy
    30 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Ben Johnson is combing through a list of names, addresses and mental health histories in the driver seat of a Jeep Compass. He works for Austin’s Mobile Crisis Outreach Team, MCOT, a branch of Austin Travis County Integral Care comprised of 18 licensed mental health counselors who respond to mental health crises across the county.Johnson is deciding who to visit today. Another patient has paranoia. In addition, she's having problems at home, and is in danger of losing her housing. 
  • Federal Judge Strikes Down Provisions of Texas Abortion Law

    Matt Largey
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:02 pm
    A federal judge in Austin has struck down several parts of House Bill 2, the controversial abortion law passed by the Texas Legislature last year.The provisions were set to go into effect on Monday.
 
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  • Nothing Happens Until To DO It

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:33 am
     .. with thanks to Mark Ramsey---------------------------------------------- Website: http://www.albrightandomalley.com
  • Buzz-building (Step #2)

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:36 am
    Mark Ramsey:  “Answer these questions:”1.  Do listeners think we have a terrific radio station, worth telling their friends about?2.  Can listeners describe what makes our station unique and special, simply and easily?3.  Does the station always offer something new and exciting?  Is there always something fresh and different?4.  Are we operating in the spirit of truth, honesty and directness?  Can all of our claims be proven?5.  Do we know who the “network hubs” are, the opinion leaders on social nets and in person with their friends?6.  Do…
  • Building Buzz

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:20 am
    Mark Ramsey did a terrific presentation a few years ago at CRS on “How To Build A Buzz Plan.”  Here’s a brief replay.Step #1 - using buzz to your advantageAre we buzz-worthy?1.  Are we that good?2.  What’s NEW?3.  Is the station easy to talk about?4.  Authenticity rules.  Make only claims you can support.5.  Find network “hubs” (influencers in your social circle)6.  Get those "huggers" involved in your radio station.7.  Give away “free samples,” bite-size audio and video chunks of your radio station.8.  Be outrageous and…
  • How's Your PR?

    25 Aug 2014 | 6:18 am
    Do you have regular contact with all of the media people who tend to write about radio?If not, put together a group meeting with as many of your talent and management team as possible and "meet the press" as a group.  They are reporters.  All it will take is for you to pay for the nibbles and beverages.Don't do it until you have "news" for them.  Write a press release with the who, what, where, when, why and how.  Include your contact name and number.  Plan on starting with a "statement" about what you're doing that you hope they cover.  Take questions.If some…
  • Studying The Target

    22 Aug 2014 | 8:17 am
    “Focus,” as author Al Ries (and his daughter in the years since) has been preaching (he wrote a great book on it) is the key to owning a category in a prospect’s mind.  Also, the focus needs to be on the needs of the user not the product you’re hoping to sell.  That starts by getting to know who it is you want to listen to your radio station.Otherwise, you're guilty of "fire, ready. aim."Odds are you are either younger or older than they are.  So, what can you do to create a reality-based picture that will prove to be effective?Join a local service club that attracts…
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  • Johnny Cash and The Carter Family Exhibit Joins the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Arizona

    Shauna Castorena
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:56 pm
    The Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Arizona is proud to announce the addition of a new exhibit featuring instruments and stage wear from the infamous Johnny Cash and Carter family. These new exhibits join the ranks of other prominent artists with ties to country music already featured in MIM’s Artist Gallery including Elvis Presley, Toby Keith, Roy Orbison, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Taylor Swift. Photo courtesy of MIM Items on display in the Carter Family and Johnny Cash exhibits have never before been displayed for the public and come to MIM on loan from John Carter Cash, son of…
  • Dolly Parton Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Shauna Castorena
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Kenny Rogers double-dog-dared Dolly and she accepted the challenge! “Kenny, you’ve got to pay extra for the wet t-shirt contest!” – Dolly Nashville, Tenn. (August 28, 2014) – Dolly Parton, who’s usually flooding stadiums with fans around the world, cools off her Summer by taking a dive into the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Dolly was challenged by several people including famous duet partner, Kenny Rogers. His doubted dare sparked her to accept and prove how nothing stands in her way for a good cause. “Kenny said you’ll never do it with your false hair, your…
  • DARIUS RUCKER RELEASES NEW SINGLE “HOMEGROWN HONEY”

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    27 Aug 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Capitol Records Nashville’s Darius Rucker released his new single, “Homegrown Honey,” to Country radio today. “Homegrown Honey” was written by Darius, label mate Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum and Nathan Chapman. This is the first single from Darius’ fourth solo country album to be released in early 2015. “Homegrown Honey” is currently available for purchase at all digital retailers. “This is the first time I’ve gotten to write with my buddy Charles Kelley and their [Lady Antebellum's] producer Nathan Chapman and I’m sure glad we did!,” shares…
  • LUKE BRYAN’S CRASH MY PLAYA LINE-UP REVEALED FOR JANUARY 23-27, 2015

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    22 Aug 2014 | 10:21 am
    Four-day Musical Event Packages Available Today RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico (August 22, 2014) – Ticket packages for the highly anticipated Luke Bryan Crash My Playa concert, presented by CID Presents, are now available. The exclusive four-day country concert event – including performances from Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Cole Swindell – will take place in Riviera Maya on January 23 – 27, 2015. This intimate country concert experience has limited availability, and full package details and reservations can be found at www.crashmyplaya.com. All packages for Luke Bryan’s Crash My…
  • HUNTER HAYES ANNOUNCES TATTOO (YOUR NAME) TOUR!

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    22 Aug 2014 | 10:16 am
    Fall headlining tour to kick off Thursday, October 30 at Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pennsylvania NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 22, 2014) – Following a sizzling performance on the TODAY Show’s Toyota® Concert Series this morning, four-time GRAMMY nominee Hunter Hayes officially announced his fall headlining tour, the Hunter Hayes Tattoo (Your Name) Tour, set to kick off Thursday, Oct. 30 at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Penn. Warner Music Nashville labelmates Dan + Shay and The Railers will join Hayes as supporting acts for the tour, which will be produced by AEG…
 
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  • New Music Video From Jason Aldean- "Burnin' It Down"

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    29 Aug 2014 | 11:34 pm
  • Old Dominion To Release Self-Titled EP On 10/7

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    28 Aug 2014 | 5:36 am
    Up-and-coming country music group Old Dominion announced the forthcoming release of their self-titled debut EP, set for Oct. 7. Their current single, “Shut Me Up,” has already been well received on SiriusXM’s The Highway and reached more than 1.5 million streams on Spotify in just 11 weeks. Old Dominion’s debut EP was produced by Shane McAnally and will be released through Thirty Tigers. Comprised of Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Whit Sellers, Geoff Sprung and Brad Tursi; Old Dominion has been writing and honing their sound as a band for 10 years. Many of their songs have been…
  • Bob Seger Set To Ride Out On 10/14

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    27 Aug 2014 | 6:42 am
    Bob Seger announced that he will release a brand new album entitled Ride Out on October 14 that will include a brand new single called "Detroit Made."Produced by Seger, the new collection stays true to his legendary sound as he effortlessly marries rock, blues and country, yielding an album with all the hallmarks of the rocker’s deep catalog of hits. Seger began teasing tracks from the album during his 2013 tour, including “Detroit Made,” “All of The Roads” and “California Stars.” “I feel really good about this record,” says Seger. “This album touches on how I think a lot…
  • New Music Video From Chris Lane- "Broken Windshield View"

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    27 Aug 2014 | 5:58 am
  • Chely Wright Looks To Kickstarter To Fund New Album

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    26 Aug 2014 | 5:59 am
    Chely Wright has announced that she'll be heading back into the studio to record a new album and has gone to the fans that have been supporters of hers to help her crowd-fund the project to get it recorded and then promoted- with a hopeful release date of summer 2015.  Says Wright:"I’ve been writing a lot of songs in the past few years and I'm ready to start recording my next album. I need your help. We’re officially kicking off my Kickstarter Campaign. I will make a record in the same way I’ve always made records—using the best musicians, the best engineers and recording in the…
 
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  • New Music Video From Jason Aldean- "Burnin' It Down"

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    29 Aug 2014 | 11:34 pm
  • Old Dominion To Release Self-Titled EP On 10/7

    That Nashville Sound
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:36 am
    Up-and-coming country music group Old Dominion announced the forthcoming release of their self-titled debut EP, set for Oct. 7. Their current single, “Shut Me Up,” has already been well received on SiriusXM’s The Highway and reached more than 1.5 million streams on Spotify in just 11 weeks. Old Dominion’s debut EP was produced by Shane McAnally and will be released through Thirty Tigers. Comprised of Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Whit Sellers, Geoff Sprung and Brad Tursi; Old Dominion has been writing and honing their sound as a band for 10 years. Many of their songs have been…
  • Bob Seger Set To Ride Out On 10/14

    That Nashville Sound
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:42 am
    Bob Seger announced that he will release a brand new album entitled Ride Out on October 14 that will include a brand new single called "Detroit Made."Produced by Seger, the new collection stays true to his legendary sound as he effortlessly marries rock, blues and country, yielding an album with all the hallmarks of the rocker’s deep catalog of hits. Seger began teasing tracks from the album during his 2013 tour, including “Detroit Made,” “All of The Roads” and “California Stars.” “I feel really good about this record,” says Seger. “This album touches on how I think a lot…
  • New Music Video From Chris Lane- "Broken Windshield View"

    That Nashville Sound
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:58 am
  • Chely Wright Looks To Kickstarter To Fund New Album

    That Nashville Sound
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:59 am
    Chely Wright has announced that she'll be heading back into the studio to record a new album and has gone to the fans that have been supporters of hers to help her crowd-fund the project to get it recorded and then promoted- with a hopeful release date of summer 2015.  Says Wright:"I’ve been writing a lot of songs in the past few years and I'm ready to start recording my next album. I need your help. We’re officially kicking off my Kickstarter Campaign. I will make a record in the same way I’ve always made records—using the best musicians, the best engineers and recording in the…
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