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  • Bro Country Is Still Selling This Year

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    Calvin Gilbert
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    (Straight From Nashville is a weekly column written by CMT.com managing editor Calvin Gilbert.) In times of country music turmoil, you can always turn to the gospel according to Willie. While a few signs have been signaling the possible decline of bro country, perspective can be found in a short chapter Willie Nelson wrote more... Read more »
  • Running Against the Wind in Tandem

    NYT > Country Music
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    “Crossroads,” on CMT, which pairs rock artists with country stars, brings together the Detroit sounds of Bob Seger with the Georgia flavorings of Jason Aldean.
  • What to Wear on Black Friday

    GAC News & Notes
    Molly Spining
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    If you’re one of the thousands of brave souls who shops on Black Friday, chances are you don’t just casually browse for an hour and leave. Experienced Black Friday shoppers come prepared with lists in hands and snacks in purses or pockets. But, perhaps even more important than food or checklists, wearing comfortable clothes is a must. This is not the day to dress in layers or pile on the accessories. Below is the perfect outfit for all-day Black Friday shopping. Dress: If you plan on being in and out of the dressing room all day, wear a dress for quick and easy undressing. You…
  • Alabama, Hank Jr. to play Toadlick 2015

    Country Music News
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:13 pm
    … and spreading its wings. Iconic country music acts Alabama and Hank Williams … National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds. Other country music acts are expected to dot … been known primarily as a country music festival. Acts such as Alabama …
  • At least 15 women accuse him of sexual misconduct

    CNN.com - Top Stories
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Bill Cosby and the school where he earned masters and doctorate degrees have split ways amid allegations of sexual assault and rape.
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  • Bro Country Is Still Selling This Year

    Calvin Gilbert
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    (Straight From Nashville is a weekly column written by CMT.com managing editor Calvin Gilbert.) In times of country music turmoil, you can always turn to the gospel according to Willie. While a few signs have been signaling the possible decline of bro country, perspective can be found in a short chapter Willie Nelson wrote more... Read more »
  • CMT Artists of the Year Honoree Miranda Lambert Breaks All Kinds of Records

    CMT.com Staff
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Award after award, No. 1 singles, a smash album and a powerhouse duet that had everyone talking are just a few reasons 2014 is a year to remember for Miranda Lambert. On Tuesday (Dec. 2), she’ll be honored during the CMT Artists of the Year special alongside Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and... Read more »
  • Nine #blessed Moments: From Garth Brooks to Luke Bryan

    Alison Bonaguro
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    I know, I know. Family, friends and faith. Those are the true blessings we’re all counting on Thanksgiving Day this year, and every year. But come on. If we’re being brutally honest, aren’t there some country music moments from 2014 you’re really, seriously thankful for, too? I know I am. I counted my blessings, and... Read more »
  • Eat Your Way Through Thanksgiving Like a Country Star

    Samantha Stephens
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:19 am
    Whip out those stretchy pants, everybody, especially if you plan to celebrate Thanksgiving like Darius Rucker. “My favorite part of Thanksgiving is easy,” he says. “It’s food. It’s eating. It’s hanging out with family and getting some great food. Thanksgiving is about giving thanks for all the great things you’ve got, and I always give... Read more »
  • Eric Church’s Six Favorite Eric Church Songs

    Alison Bonaguro
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:18 am
    When I caught up with Eric Church in Chicago last week, he explained that when he puts together the set list for his live show, about half of the 27 songs were never on the radio. Still, his fans know all the words. So after playing all those deep cuts night after night, I thought... Read more »
 
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    GAC News & Notes

  • What to Wear on Black Friday

    Molly Spining
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    If you’re one of the thousands of brave souls who shops on Black Friday, chances are you don’t just casually browse for an hour and leave. Experienced Black Friday shoppers come prepared with lists in hands and snacks in purses or pockets. But, perhaps even more important than food or checklists, wearing comfortable clothes is a must. This is not the day to dress in layers or pile on the accessories. Below is the perfect outfit for all-day Black Friday shopping. Dress: If you plan on being in and out of the dressing room all day, wear a dress for quick and easy undressing. You…
  • Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert and Tim McGraw Give Thanks

    Sarah Wyland
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Florida Georgia Line has a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving, including six consecutive No. 1 hits and their new album, Anything Goes. But giving thanks – and giving back – is something the duo tries to be mindful of all year long, not just on Thanksgiving. “Giving back is something that’s very important to us,” Brian Kelley said. “We were raised watching both of our fathers work very hard and give back at the same time. That’s something that’s close to us and close to our hearts and our voices through success, and everything has gotten a little bit bigger over…
  • Country Stars Share Their Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes

    Sarah Wyland
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Food takes center stage on Thanksgiving, and like us, country stars have their favorite dishes. For Dierks Bentley, no Thanksgiving meal is complete without turkey. For years, turkey duty fell to his father. Now that he has passed on, Bentley has stepped up to the carving plate. “Thanksgiving is not possible without a turkey,” he said. “My dad’s always been the one to cook and carve it, but in years here recently, I’ve been taking over those duties. Big responsibility.” Dierks and his family go the traditional route of roasting the turkey in the oven but a few years ago, they…
  • Sam Hunt is Bringing His Band to Thanksgiving Dinner

    Sarah Wyland
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Sam Hunt is a busy guy these days. He just released his debut album, Montevallo, topped the charts with his debut single, “Leave the Night On,” and announced his first headlining tour. For Thanksgiving this year, he and his band will be on the way to Florida for a show, but they will still have time to make a pit stop for dinner. “I believe we have the day of Thanksgiving off, and we are playing in Florida the next day for the Florida-Florida State game,” he said. “I’m from Georgia, so that’s pretty much en route. I think the guys are gonna load up on the bus, and we’re just…
  • The Ultimate Thanksgiving Dinner Playlist

    Molly Spining
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Photo courtesy of Spotify. You set the table, displayed the food, added the finishing touches to your outfit and now await patiently for guests to arrive. There’s just one thing missing — a killer playlist! Besides setting the mood and helping everyone to relax, background music also fills the silence while everyone chows down on cheesy casseroles and decadent desserts. Play our Thanksgiving playlist at your holiday gathering or create your own. Did we miss any of your favorite songs? Let us know in the comments! Check Out Our Thanksgiving Dinner Playlist on Spotify » Try These Easy,…
 
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • At least 15 women accuse him of sexual misconduct

    27 Nov 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Bill Cosby and the school where he earned masters and doctorate degrees have split ways amid allegations of sexual assault and rape.
  • New accuser comes forward

    27 Nov 2014 | 9:29 pm
    Jewel Allison alleges that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her 25 years ago. Susan Candiotti reports.
  • Cosby pressures reporter

    27 Nov 2014 | 9:21 pm
    AP reporter Brett Zongker on the moment Cosby asked him to "scuttle" a question about the rape allegations he's facing.
  • Justice different for blacks?

    27 Nov 2014 | 9:05 pm
    A little over two days. That's how long the grand jury deliberated before deciding not to bring an indictment against Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9. St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced the grand jury had heard more than 70 hours of testimony from 60 witnesses before reaching its decision, which he said was supported by physical evidence.
  • Bill Cosby: Evolution of an icon

    27 Nov 2014 | 8:52 pm
 
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    Engine 145

  • Robert Earl Keen to Play MerleFest 2015; Billy Joe Shaver Books Letterman Gig; New Releases

    Juli Thanki
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:41 am
    Robert Earl Keen’s been added to the MerleFest lineup. (via press release) The building that housed Quad Studios, a Nashville studio where Neil Young, Joan Baez, Keith Urban, Old Crow Medicine Show, and lots more have recorded since 1970, will become the new headquarters for Round Hill Music in 2015. The studio will be available for rental. Stream Willie Nelson and Sister Bobbie’s December Day. Check out the track listing for the Gibson Brothers’ next album, Brotherhood, due out February 24 on Rounder Records. It includes their versions of songs recorded by the Louvin Brothers, Everly…
  • Roots Watch: Sam Hunt and Other Fall Picks

    Barry Mazor
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
      There’s this young couple out on a date who get arrested for trespassing near the airport, and they’re carted off in cuffs, but there’s just a certain way the squad car’s blue lights highlight her face and the guy confides “By the time they let us go—I was already gone.”  That’s one of the country song lines of the year, at the very least, about falling in love in the back of a “Cop Car,” which is the title of the song where all of that happens. While you might have heard Keith Urban’s stab at it earlier this year (or not), now it’s one in a set of ten strong,…
  • Aubrey Preston Reveals Studio A Plans; CMA Presents Research Findings; New Music Videos

    Juli Thanki
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:56 am
    Aubrey Preston, the new owner of Studio A, discusses his plans for the building in an interview with The Tennessean’s Nate Rau: The first step, which will be consummated on Dec. 31 when Preston’s nonprofit group AMT Trust closes on the sale, was to put the property in a “safe harbor.” AMT Trust contracted to buy the building from Bravo Development, which planned to demolish the property and build luxury condominiums and a restaurant on the Music Row land. Preston said the second step is to thoroughly research Studio A’s deep history as the foundation for a…
  • Video Premiere: Doug Seegers — “Don’t Laugh at Me”

    Juli Thanki
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:48 am
    Lately, singer-songwriter Doug Seegers has been performing a stripped-down version of Mark Wills’ 1998 hit, “Don’t Laugh at Me,” during his concerts. Written by Steve Seskin and Allen Shamblin, the song is especially poignant coming from the 62-year-old Seeger, who spent several years as a homeless busker who struggled with addiction before an encounter at a Nashville soup food pantry led to a record deal. Now a country star in Sweden, Seegers released his debut album, Going Down to the River, earlier this year on Rounder Records. Watch his take on “Don’t Laugh at Me” below. The…
  • Lee Ann Womack to Sing Anthem at Eagles-Cowboys Game; Ty Herndon Comes Out; Nora Jane Struthers Announces New Album

    Juli Thanki
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:58 am
    Ty Herndon officially came out. (Here’s a fine interview Chris Willman conducted with Herndon after the announcement.) Herndon’s announcement inspired Billy Gilman to do the same. Ronnie Milsap shot a video interview for CMT.com shortly before his Hall of Fame induction. IBMA drama continues: three more board members have resigned. Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn played a few for Folk Alley. Scotsman.com published a brief article about mad fiddle scientist Casey Driessen. Next Thursday you’ll have to postpone your traditional postprandial Thanksgiving nap: Lee Ann Womack…
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    The Boot

  • James Otto, 'Just Got Started Lovin' You' — Story Behind the Song

    Deborah Evans-Price
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    James Otto co-wrote 'Just Got Started Lovin' You' with Jim Femino and D. Vincent Williams. He released the song in July 2007 as the first single from his 'Sunset Man' album. The tune went to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in May 2008 -- Otto's first No. 1 hit -- and took the top spot on the year-end chart as well. The singer-songwriter tells The Boot about crafting the song. Continue reading…
  • Sara Evans Shares New 'Put My Heart Down' Music Video

    Gayle Thompson
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Sara Evans has released the video for her latest single, 'Put My Heart Down.' The artistic video, which was shot in an historic mansion in Nashville, Tenn., stars only the singer, surrounded by hundreds of lights. Continue reading…
  • Jake Owen Debuts Emotional 'What We Ain't Got' Music Video

    Gayle Thompson
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Get out your tissues: Jake Owen has debuted the powerful video for his current single, 'What We Ain't Got,' and it's a real tear-jerker. Continue reading…
  • Top 10 Country Thanksgiving Songs

    The Boot Staff
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    We all have plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Continue reading…
  • Joe Nichols Appreciates Success More as a Seasoned Artist

    Hannahlee Allers
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Joe Nichols has learned a thing or two over the course of his 18 years in the country music industry. Nichols has released eight studio albums during that time, and he says that he appreciates his success more the longer he's in the business. Continue reading…
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  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    C.M. Wilcox
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:55 am
    Just in the nick of time, the artful music video for “What We Ain’t Got,” featuring Jake Owen, songwriter Travis Meadows, and other people whose stories become more clear as the video progresses. Like the song itself, it’s understated soul-searching done dang near perfectly. (By the way, “We all want what we ain’t got” is also a good rejoinder to use if someone gets mad at you for taking the last of the mashed potatoes.) If you act quickly, you can also grab a free download of Darrell Scott’s “The Day Before Thanksgiving.”
  • Country Haiku #524

    Country Haiku
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:17 am
    Darling, I dub thee My preferred shotgun rider For women can’t drive
  • Quotable Country – 11/24/14 Edition

    C.M. Wilcox
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:20 am
    Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. I think she’s perfect; I don’t think there’s anything… she’s gotta have a big ol’ mole on her butt or something, I don’t know. I can’t find anything wrong with her! She’s just perfect. ● — Tanya Tucker on Carrie Underwood. Chicago Harley delivered it to me in Chicago when Travis Tritt and me and Marty Stuart and Charlie Daniels were playing. [The guys] were all kidding me about it that day when they delivered it. I was riding it around the racetrack where we were. I asked Travis to go with me. I asked Marty.
  • Backtrack: Richie McDonald, “How Do I Just Stop”

    C.M. Wilcox
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:19 am
    Originally published at The 9513 in November 2008, back when I was still young and spunky. McDonald has since rejoined Lonestar. McDonald, incarcerated for this song.Songwriters: Tommy Lee James and Richie McDonald. In an election year full of tough questions and partisan bickering, former Lonestar-frontman-gone-Christian-crooner Richie McDonald offers some much-needed common ground. “How Do I Just Stop” is so gloriously simple and unequivocally lackluster that people of every political persuasion should rejoice in the opportunity to come together and have a hearty laugh at its…
  • Country Haiku #523

    Country Haiku
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:42 pm
    Girrrl, wanna get down With a guy who calls his dong A pink umbrella?
 
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  • Dallas Smith Releases New “Lifted” EP

    Alanna Conaway
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    Dallas Smith is bringing new music to fans with the release of his latest EP titled Lifted. The 7-track project is now available at digital retailers. Smith’s latest release from the EP is his brand new single, “Wastin’ Gas,” which radio and music critics alike are already buzzing about. Currently spinning on SiriusXM’s The Highway, “Wastin’ Gas” follows Smith’s high-octane, American debut single “Tippin’ Point.” Piling on the accolades, “Tippin’ Point” reached No. 1 on SiriusXM’s The Highway Hot 45 Countdown, is the fastest Canadian country single to…
  • Sara Evans Releases New Video for “Put My Heart Down” 

    Alanna Conaway
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:27 am
    Sara Evans has released her brand new music video for her latest single, “Put My Heart Down.” The song, written by Nathan Chapman, Andrew Dorff, and Elizabeth Huett, is the second release from  her critically acclaimed seventh studio album Slow Me Down, released earlier this year. The video, which was shot in Nashville at the historical Riverside Mansion, had Evans working again with Award-winning director Peter Zavadil (Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley) who has worked with the songtress on almost all of her videos including her most recent for “Slow Me Down.”…
  • Jake Owen Releases “What We Ain’t Got” Video

    Alanna Conaway
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:03 am
    Jake Owen has debuted the brand new music video for his emotionally charged single “What We Ain’t Got” this week. Known for his laid-back vibe and beach party anthems, Owen showcases a much different side with his latest offering penned by Travis Jerome Goff and recovering addict Travis Meadows. “I was immediately taken by this song and Travis’ [Meadows] raw honesty,” says Owen. “This is an anthem for people living real life which is what country music is – telling stories about real life. There’s a line that goes ‘I wanted the world ’till my whole world…
  • Country Album Chart Report For November 26, 2014

    Matt Bjorke
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:01 am
    Garth Brooks once again leads the sales chart with his comeback album Man Against Machine. The album has sold 192k in the past two weeks. Jason Aldean sits at #2 with Old Boots, New Dirt, an album which has now sold 556k to date. Florida Georgia Line’s Anything Goes sits at #3 with 364k scanned to date. George Strait’s The Cowboy Rides Away sits at #4 with 176k scanned. Finally, Darius Rucker’s Home For The Holidays continues to outsell each previous week for the last four weeks with sales of 44k for the Christmas album to date. Top Ten Recap Sam…
  • Country Music’s Top 30 Digital Singles: November 26, 2014

    Matt Bjorke
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:44 am
    Carrie Underwood dominates the #1 position on the charts but Blake Shelton has the overall story this week as he places three singles in the Top 30, more than any other artist, including Sam Hunt (who has ‘only’ two this week). “Something In The Water” has now sold 466k downloads since release while Tim McGraw’s “Shotgun Rider” sits at #2 with 260k scanned to date. Jason Aldean’s “Burnin’ It Down” and Sam Hunt’s “Leave The Night On” remain at #3 and #4 this week with sales of 1.235 million and 809 thousand,…
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  • Happy Thanksgiving

    LindaLee
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:54 pm
               
  • Willie Nelson and Billy Joe Shaver on David Letterman (December 17, 2014)

    LindaLee
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:50 am
  • Happy Thanksgiving, from Sirius/XM Radio!

    LindaLee
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:48 am
    www.Sirius.com Enjoy our annual Farm Aid Thanksgiving feast for the ears featuring highlights from the recent Farm Aid 2014 concert in Raleigh, NC, including full sets from Willie Nelson & Family, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, Jack White, Gary Clark, Jr, Jamey Jonson, and Carlene Carter. The six-hour special will air on Thanksgiving Day from 6 pm-midnight ET and Sunday 11/30 from 10 am-4 pm ET on SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse, Channel 59. For more information on how you can help America’s family farmers go to www.farmaid.org and follow @FarmAid.
  • Willie Nelson to perform at Grammy Foundation Legacy Concert (Feb. 5, 2015)

    LindaLee
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:51 pm
    www.grammyfoundation.com by: Kevin Rutherford GRAMMY FOUNDATION: LEAN ON ME Bryan Adams, Willie Nelson and Cyndi Lauper are among the mix of artists coming to the GRAMMY Foundation’s upcoming Legacy Concert. Aloe Blacc, Robin Thicke and Melissa Etheridge will also perform at the 17th annual concert, this year titled Lean on Me: A Celebration of Music and Philanthropy. The evening of music will be held at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles on Feb. 5. It’ll be helmed by Darrell Brown, a board member of the GRAMMY Foundation and prolific songwriter, particularly in the genre of…
  • Two Legends! Three Nights! Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, @ Whitewater Amphitheater (Mar. 26, 27,28)

    LindaLee
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:23 pm
      Another show added!  Fri and Sat sold out, and they added a show on Thursday.  Great news!
 
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  • The Psychological Dynamics of Thanksgiving

    Rebecca McInroy & Alicia Choina
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:05 am
    For many of us, Thanksgiving means spending time with our families, carrying out traditions that we’ve practiced for years.While it can be very stressful, messy, and challenging to spend time with family members you don’t see very often, it can also be a beautiful time of re-centering. 
  • Thanksgiving Means Thousands of Tamales for One Mexican-American Family in Austin

    Veronica Zaragovia
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:38 am
    In Austin, one Mexican-American family has been celebrating Thanksgiving with a traditional feast for decades. The Jaimes family doesn’t make turkey or stuffing or even pumpkin pie, however. They celebrate with hundreds of tamales from scratch, all for their employees.
  • Texas Execution Nears For Murderer Whose Competence Was Debated

    Wade Goodwyn, NPR
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:18 am
    On Dec. 3, Texas is scheduled to execute Scott Panetti for murdering his in-laws in 1992. There is no doubt he committed the crime, and there is also no doubt that Panetti is mentally ill.
  • EPA Proposes Ozone Crackdown, Rankling Texas Officials

    Jim Malewitz, Texas Tribune
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Over the objections of Texas officials, the Obama administration on Wednesday proposed a long-delayed rule to slash levels of ozone – a smog-forming pollutant known to worsen asthma, lung disease and heart conditions.
  • Wayback Wednesday: Meet Texas' Knife-Throwing Family

    KUT Staff
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:29 am
    Sure, Thanksgiving might be a little difficult at times for some. When you get that many relatives together all in one place, there are bound to be some familial flare-ups. But, if things get a little tense at tomorrow's festivities, remember this: Nobody is throwing knives at you.
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    Jaye Albright's Breakfast Blog

  • May Your Stuffing Be Tasty...

    27 Nov 2014 | 9:11 am
    May your turkey plump,May your potatoes and gravyHave nary a lump.May your yams be deliciousAnd your pies take the prize,And may your Thanksgiving dinnerStay off your thighs!-- Grandpa Jones---------------------------------------------- Website: http://www.albrightandomalley.com
  • Time For Programmers To Learn A New Language

    20 Nov 2014 | 4:38 am
    This development is not at all surprising.As usual, they want us to cut our inventories while refusing to pay anything more when we do it, in spite of considerable data proving radio's impact.If the only way they will pay more is when "cost per point" hits media buyer wishes and dreams, it's crucial that the people creating content fully understand which quarter hours and programming tactics have the highest potential to get target GRPs, ultimately ARPs, as high as possible.Let's stop worrying about 6+ average quarter hour shares, replacing those with the highest payoff target points.That's…
  • It's That Wonderful (?) Time Of The Year

    19 Nov 2014 | 3:50 am
    If you're a small indie label or a new, emerging artist, you're coming upon potentially the best time of the year at radio for your needs.If you're a music director, it's the annual time of year to watch your mailbox for unknown names and labels you never heard of before.Why?As Billboard's Country Monday Update noted in listing the adds for the next few weeks it's just three weeks from the time when the vacuum of major label and star artist releases begins.Country Aircheck made note of the same phenomenon in its pages this week as well.Most weeks music directors find a lot more piled up in…
  • A Sense Of History

    18 Nov 2014 | 3:35 am
    As we all get ready the 39th annual Twin Cities radio meeting, I am reminded of an anonymous response back in 1996 to a "RadioIQ" (our client e-zene) report of CBS Radio President Dan Mason’s talk at the Upper Midwest Communications Conclave which continues to echo all these years later.   “Jobs on the programming side of radio will continue to be eliminated,” Mason correctly predicted back then. “For every position eliminated in programming this year, there will be three added in sales.”Now that programmatic buying and selling is emerging, eliminating reps while making media…
  • Let Me Second That Motion

    17 Nov 2014 | 3:20 am
    The announcement from Country Radio Broadcasters that Jeff Smulyan will be given the 2015 Tom Rivers Humanitarian Award during the opening ceremonies of Country Radio Seminar 2015 is another great decision from the seminar's board.If you want to peruse the many, many wonderful giving works Jeff has spearheaded and been involved in, click here to read the complete press release listing a lot of them.I'd like to add a personal reflection on what Jeff has created for the people who work for and with him, which in today's corporate radio competitive environment is another level of…
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    Farce the Music

  • New Video: Willie Nelson and Sister Bobbie

    Farcer
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:01 am
  • New Video: Jake Owen - What We Ain't Got

    Farcer
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am
    Jake Owen's stark new clip for one of FTM's favorite songs of the year (mainstream or otherwise) features an extended cameo from the song's writer, Travis Meadows, who I got to see perform last weekend. Watch the whole thing... it seems simple at first, but the slow reveals are quite moving.
  • Condescending Waylon

    Farcer
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
  • Missing Artist Report

    Farcer
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
  • God Made Girls (A Feminist Lyric Parody)

    Farcer
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
     God Made GirlsFTM Parody of Raelynn's "God Made Girls"Somebody's gotta show some upper leg,Somebody's gotta hint that they want sex,Somebody's gotta give him what he expects so God made girlsSomebody's gotta make him feel like a stud,Do squats at the gym to grow that butt,Somebody's gotta be a classy slut,So God made girls.He needed something pure but bad to please the ladsTell dirty jokes but never fartSomething sexual, forgettable when morning ends the darkSo God made girls, God made girlsHe stood back and told the bros, "Hey son, it's your world."And God made girls (for showing off…
 
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    Keepin' it Country Media & Radio

  • Ram Trucks and Miranda Lambert Kick Off Brand Partnership

    Jessica Crans
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Grammy® winner and dog ‘mother’ to seven rescue dogs, Miranda Lambert and Ram Trucks have announced a partnership that kicks off this week with Lambert auctioning off a customized Ram Laramie Longhorn to benefit Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation. The auction is just the beginning of a relationship between Lambert and Ram that will continue to evolve in 2015. “Miranda Lambert and Ram Truck are a perfect fit,” said Robert Hegbloom, President and CEO of the Ram Truck brand. “She values hard work, courage and lives her life to the fullest – the same characteristics that our brand…
  • First Ever Country Music Festival, FarmBorough, Set For NYC In June 2015

    Jessica Crans
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:07 am
    Live Nation Entertainment and Founders Entertainment announced today during a press conference that they will launch the first-ever country music festival in New York City.  FarmBorough is set to take place on Randall’s Island June 26-28, 2015 and will feature Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan and Brad Paisley at the top of the all-star line up.   Additional artists announced for the lineup so far include Ashley Monroe, Brandy Clark, Brothers Osborne, Canaan Smith, Cassadee Pope, Charlie Worsham, Chris Stapleton, Dallas Smith, Dustin Lynch, Dwight Yoakam, Joe Nichols, Jon Pardi, Kip…
  • Chris Young Partners With Kidde to Increase Fire Safety

    Jessica Crans
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:48 am
    Kidde Fire Safety joined country music stars Chris Young and Kix Brooks and fire service leaders to offer their support to new campaigns that will help protect families and assist burn-injured firefighters. Kidde, a leading manufacturer of residential fire safety products, is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Kidde will donate 2,000 Worry-Free sealed-battery smoke alarms to fire departments in select cities along Young’s 2015 A.M. World Tour and will contribute $25,000 to sponsor Phoenix Society’s new…
  • Kelly Clarkson Welcomes Baby Girl!

    Jeanna D.
    14 Jun 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Kelly Clarkson is a mom! The multi-genre singing sensation gave birth to River Rose Blackstock on Thursday, June 12th! Earlier today, Clarkson made the highly anticipated announcement to her fans via Twitter and Facebook. The little girl’s arrival also means that Reba McEntire has a new grand baby. Kelly’s husband, Starstruck Management Group’s Brandon Blackstock, is Reba’s stepson. We don’t want to put pressure on the 2-day old baby girl, but her name is perfect for country music. With her mama’s incomparable pipes and her music royalty family, we may…
  • Richie Sambora Joins Zac Brown Band for Epic CMA Fest Performance

    Jessica Crans
    10 Jun 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Before heading to Europe for his upcoming tour with Orianthi, Richie Sambora was excited to head to Nashville, TN, surprising crowds with an incredible appearance during Zac Brown Band’s set at the CMA Music Festival. The collaborative performance, which saw Richie and the acclaimed country/folk bandriffing on the iconic hit “Wanted Dead or Alive” had the crowdamped up over at LP Field. Said Richie Sambora “What a blast playing with my brother Zac Brown. Nashville has always welcomed me with open arms and it was incredible to jump on stage and feel the energy of that amazing…
 
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  • FREE MUSIC DOWNLOAD (for email address...sorry but have to)

    Faie R
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:41 am
    Here we go.Download the song BOX OF THINGS from our new CD for an email address. For a limited time only, as they say. Thanx
  • New CD "FAIEFULLY" is out

    Faie R
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:59 am
    Hello.I know. I know. It's been a while. But before I explain, we have a new CD out called FAIEFULLY of which the lead track BOX OF THINGS can be heard in the Soundcloud below; And of course the CD is available on iTunes and other fine online music retailers;https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/faiefully/id910149239?ign-mpt=uo%3D4So. Was away for a while. Nothing dramatic. Just away. For health reasons. But back now. So. Take a listen and enjoy.Faie over and out.
  • Brand new merchandise store

    Faie R
    6 Jan 2014 | 12:16 pm
    So...We wanted to let the word out that our brand new merchandise store is up and running;http://faie.dizzyjam.comand here is the first image that will be on some of the t-shirts, hoodies etc.So if you can, check it out!!thanks
  • New CD is on Earbits Radio!!

    Faie R
    26 Nov 2013 | 10:49 am
    Our new CD "FAIEBLES" has just been selected for @Earbits Radio! It's kind of a big deal. Check it out.http://www.earbits.com/s/yrfgLsPVoqusp 
  • New CD "FAIEBLES" now on iTunes

    Faie R
    19 Nov 2013 | 5:39 am
    Hey, hey, hey!!Just a little shout out so that we can shout out that our new CD called "FAIEBLES" is out and now available on the fine iTunes music store. The link is below;https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/faiebles/id753856547?ign-mpt=uo%3D4Many thanks to the audio prod team at Bishop Labs for all their help.that's all folks!! 4now
 
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