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  • Sons of Bill’s “Road to Canaan” Began in Iraq

    cmtedge.com
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    The story of Sons of Bill’s “Road to Canaan” starts far from their home base of Charlottesville, Virginia. Sam Wilson — one of three brothers in the band — says the idea came about while he was visiting his wife in Iraq, where she is a professor at the American University in Sulaimani. “She had gotten me a guitar on loan, but it was like playing barbed wire. It had such terrible action and such dead strings, I had to put it in Open C tuning just to make it sound like something,” he tells CMT Edge. Writing together, the couple came up with the narrative that ultimately…
  • 2014 CMA Awards Nominations

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    Jarrod Vrazel
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:17 am
    Miranda Lambert tops the list of  nominees for the 2014 CMA Awards with nine nominations.  Dierks Bentley received five nominations; Eric Church and Keith Urban eachreceived four nominations; Luke Bryan, Kacey Musgraves, Blake Shelton, and Carrie Underwood each received three nominations. Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, and Keith Urban are nominated for Entertainer of the Year.  The 48th Annual CMA Awards will be hosted for the seventh time by Brad Paisley and Carrie…
  • How to Tour Like Miranda Lambert in Three Easy Steps

    All Country News
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Obviously, you need to be great at what you do. Like Miranda Lambert is.
  • Country Music Moves Beyond Nashville

    NYT > Country Music
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Country music is gaining popularity outside North America.
  • Luke Bryan Will Kick Off Farm Tour 2014 on October 1

    GAC News & Notes
    Sarah Wyland
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Photo courtesy of lukebryan.com. Luke Bryan will kick off his sixth annual Farm Tour in Knoxville, Tenn., on October 1. The tour will hit several farm towns throughout the southeast before wrapping October 11 in Macon, Ga. As in previous years, a portion of proceeds will go to local college scholarships for students from a farming family within the communities the tour plays. Last year, Bryan’s Farm Tour played for more than 115,000 fans in eight Farm Tour towns, breaking the previous year’s record. The “Harvest Time VIP Experience” will be available on the tour. The package includes…
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  • 2014 CMA Awards Nominations

    Jarrod Vrazel
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:17 am
    Miranda Lambert tops the list of  nominees for the 2014 CMA Awards with nine nominations.  Dierks Bentley received five nominations; Eric Church and Keith Urban eachreceived four nominations; Luke Bryan, Kacey Musgraves, Blake Shelton, and Carrie Underwood each received three nominations. Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, and Keith Urban are nominated for Entertainer of the Year.  The 48th Annual CMA Awards will be hosted for the seventh time by Brad Paisley and Carrie…
  • 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,…
 
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  • Sons of Bill’s “Road to Canaan” Began in Iraq

    16 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    The story of Sons of Bill’s “Road to Canaan” starts far from their home base of Charlottesville, Virginia. Sam Wilson — one of three brothers in the band — says the idea came about while he was visiting his wife in Iraq, where she is a professor at the American University in Sulaimani. “She had gotten me a guitar on loan, but it was like playing barbed wire. It had such terrible action and such dead strings, I had to put it in Open C tuning just to make it sound like something,” he tells CMT Edge. Writing together, the couple came up with the narrative that ultimately…
  • Americana Music Festival: Five First-Timers

    16 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Americana Music Festival spotlights rising talent as prominently as established artists showcasing for the first time. The 15th annual gathering, which begins Tuesday (Sept. 16) in Nashville, offers exciting discoveries and new twists throughout the week. Here are our picks for five must-see festival newcomers: Jamestown Revival’s Utah backs elegant wordplay (“Fur Coat Blues”) with soaring melodies (“California”). The duo’s relocation three years ago from Austin to Los Angeles inspired their sharp new collection. “The record captures a two-year period when we were leaving…
  • Live @ CMT: Old Crow Medicine Show

    15 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    If you’re looking for a “big bang” moment in the modern rise of hard-driving string bands, look no further than Old Crow Medicine ShowTo paraphrase Barbara Mandrell, they were Americana when Americana wasn’t cool. (Mandrell is a fan, too.) So here at CMT Edge, our doors are always open for the boys. But lately, it’s been hard to pin them down. Ever since Darius Rucker took their signature song,“Wagon Wheel,” to No. 1 and they subsequently joined the Grand Ole Opry, the band has been experiencing a second explosion of popularity. I mean, their…
  • Ryan Adams: 10 Essential Songs

    12 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    It’s been more than three years since Ryan Adams released his prior album, Ashes & Fire, but for such a prolific artist, it might as well have been an eternity. Notorious for his prodigious onslaught of albums, EPs and weird side projects, the singer-songwriter took a well-deserved break, during which he recorded and scrapped an entire LP and opened his new Pax-Am Studio in Hollywood. He returns this month with his 14th solo album in 14 years, the aptly titled Ryan Adams, which ditches the twangy country-rock of his previous albums for a darker, more urban sound. It’s just one more…
  • Annalise Emerick Looks Beyond “The Simple Life”

    12 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Annalise Emerick spends a lot of time on the road as a performing songwriter, and she’s made it a point to stay actively involved in booking her own shows. That determination to forge her own path, despite its innumerable challenges, is what inspired one of her new songs, “The Simple Life.” “I’ve reconciled the fact that I’ll never live a simple life, and that’s all right with me. This is the life I chose for myself,” Emerick says. That confidence can be heard in “The Simple Life,” cushioned in a lovely arrangement that falls somewhere between folk and country. When…
 
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    GAC News & Notes

  • Luke Bryan Will Kick Off Farm Tour 2014 on October 1

    Sarah Wyland
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Photo courtesy of lukebryan.com. Luke Bryan will kick off his sixth annual Farm Tour in Knoxville, Tenn., on October 1. The tour will hit several farm towns throughout the southeast before wrapping October 11 in Macon, Ga. As in previous years, a portion of proceeds will go to local college scholarships for students from a farming family within the communities the tour plays. Last year, Bryan’s Farm Tour played for more than 115,000 fans in eight Farm Tour towns, breaking the previous year’s record. The “Harvest Time VIP Experience” will be available on the tour. The package includes…
  • Maddie & Tae Grew Up Fast to Sing Country Music

    Sarah Wyland
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Maddie & Tae photo courtesy facebook.com/maddieandtae. Maddie & Tae are making waves in the country music world with their sassy debut single, “Girl In A Country Song.” While they are only 18 years old, the duo’s songwriting is wise beyond their years. They give credit to their careers for helping them grow up. Watch Maddie & Tae’s “Girl In A Country Song” music video >> “I think we started traveling back and forth to Nashville when we were 15 and 16,” Tae said. “We definitely had to grow up fast and figure out what we wanted to prioritize in…
  • Miranda Lambert Credits Kenny Chesney for Touring Success

    Sarah Wyland
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Photo courtesy of mirandalambert.com. Miranda Lambert has traveled a lot of miles over the years, playing music for fans far and wide. Known for her high energy show, she gives credit to Kenny Chesney for teaching her how to not only work an audience, but also run a tour. Top Tours of 2014 >> “When I was on the Kenny tour, his crowd and his crew and his everybody has his spirit, which is, ‘I love my job. I love what I do. This should be fun. This is entertainment,’” Lambert told ABC News Radio. “It’s just his great spirit and love of the beach and love of relaxing and…
  • Recipes Fit for a [Farm] Queen

    Molly Spining
    14 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    In honor of Farm Queens, Great American Country’s new series premiering TONIGHT at 6/5c, we chose three delicious recipes to serve at your Farm Queens and Miss America Pageant viewing party. While pageant coach Chet Welch may not approve them for a contestant-in-training trying to watch her figure, we say go ahead and indulge a little. Honey Punch for the Queen Bee: What’s a party without a few drinks? Kick off your night of pageant watching with Kimberly Schlapman’s Honey Punch. Get the recipe here>>  Krystal Keith’s Cauliflower Crust Pizza: Beauty pageant…
  • Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation Breaks Ground on Redemption Ranch

    Sarah Wyland
    13 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    MuttNation’s “Mutt of the Week,” Harry – Photo courtesy of Facebook.com/MuttNation. Miranda Lambert’s love of animals is well-documented. In an effort to continue to improve the lives of dogs in the Tishomingo, Oklahoma, area where she lives with husband Blake Shelton, Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation broke ground on Redemption Ranch, a 5-acre safe haven, this month. Country Stars and Their Pets >> “MuttNation Foundation, Inc. is thrilled to share the news that we are opening our own private, no-kill shelter,” the group shared through a Facebook post.
 
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    Country Music News

  • 'Cougar Town' loses Brian Van Holt; 'The Comeback' Season 2 key art premieres

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:43 pm
    … Movie Ensemble," "Favorite Country Music Group" and "Favorite …
  • Laura Cantrell Finds Her Way Back to Nashville, Naturally

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:41 pm
    … Songs of the Queen of Country Music, an album of primarily covers … and former guide at the Country Music Hall of Fame and … in some circles as a country singer, Cantrell covers the gamut of … and get schooled at the (Country Music) Hall of Fame.  You should …
  • Murgon singer dies on stage

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:25 pm
    COUNTRY music fans took matters into their … wife Shirley to perform at country music shows in the area … organiser Bill Yarrow said local country music fans were distressed by … founders of the Wondai Country Music Spectacular, a country music night that raises …
  • Wind down Wednesday with Eric Church and the Brothers Osborne

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:13 pm
    … and more below. North Carolina-born country singer Eric Church brings "The … is a CMT, Academy of Country Music, Country Music Association, American Country, and Billboard …
  • Songwriter puts personal experiences into music

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:01 pm
    … .P. Mauro, the hallmark of country music used to be songs about … you listen to more popular country music on the radio today, and … and personal back to the country music genre. On Sept. 16, Mauro … are a significant number of country music fans in New Jersey and …
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  • CNN witnesses anti-ISIS operation

    16 Sep 2014 | 2:57 pm
    A thousand troops with Kurdish Peshmerga were in position by dawn, ready to strike. The goal: to push ISIS forces back westward toward Mosul and farther from Irbil, the capital of the Kurdistan region.
  • Kanye West: 'Pick a new target'

    16 Sep 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Kanye West has fired back at those criticizing him for an awkward incident involving a wheelchair-bound concertgoer.
  • No 'boots on ground'?

    16 Sep 2014 | 2:48 pm
    President Obama has said there would be no "boots on the ground" in the fight to stamp out ISIS in Iraq and Syria, but one of his top aides said Tuesday that he could recommend sending military advisers into combat.
  • Five iOS 8 features you'll love

    16 Sep 2014 | 2:36 pm
    You can't get a new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus until Friday, but iOS 8, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system, goes live on Wednesday.
  • Enterovirus D68 now in 12 states

    16 Sep 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Alabama has joined the growing list of states with confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68.
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  • Radney Fosters’ Guitars Stolen; Johnny Cash’s Rolls-Royce Up for Auction; New Album Releases

    Juli Thanki
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:11 am
    Some jerkwad stole ten of Radney Foster’s guitars and an amp from a locked storage facility. Six instruments have already been recovered. Barry Mazor’s new Wall Street Journal column looks at the five artists nominated for the Americana Music Association’s Emerging Artist of the Year Award: Valerie June, Parker Millsap, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Sturgill Simpson, and Hurray for the Riff Raff. Speaking of Simpson, some folks were upset that the lyrics of the song he performed on Conan the other day included a couple “goddamns.” Simpson took to his Facebook page to respond:…
  • George Hamilton IV Has Heart Attack; Josh Turner Releases New Single; New Music Videos

    Ken Morton, Jr.
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:12 am
    George Hamilton IV suffered a heart attack last Saturday. He is recovering in a Nashville area hospital. Billy Bob Thornton’s band, The Boxmasters, have been signed to 101 Ranch Records and will release a new single later this year, with a double album and tour planned for early 2015. They join Mark Collie on the label. Ray Charles comes in at No. 13 on CMT’s All-Time Top 40, a countdown of the most influential artists in history chosen by country stars themselves.  Peter Cooper spoke with Jerry Douglas about the Dobro great’s forthcoming projects, The Earls of Leicester and Three…
  • Lee Ann Womack: Livin’ Right

    Juli Thanki
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    “Most commercial country singers don’t make records like this,” says Lee Ann Womack of her new, stone-cold country album, The Way I’m Livin’ (out September 23)her first solo project since 2008, and, after spending a decade on MCA Nashville, her first release for Sugar Hill Records. Produced by husband Frank Liddell, The Way I’m Livin’ is perhaps Womack’s finest album, one that’s unlike any she’s made before. Backed by a stellar band that includes Paul Franklin, Mac McAnally, Glenn Worf, and Matt Chamberlain, Womack covers gems penned by contemporary singer-songwriters like…
  • Cosimo Matassa Passes Away; HOF Opens Ralph Peer Exhibit; Lynn Anderson Charged with DUI

    Juli Thanki
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:19 am
    Studio owner and recording engineer Cosimo Matassa passed away yesterday at the age of 88. Fats Domino, Little Richard, a teenage Jerry Lee Lewis, and Ray Charles were among the artists who recorded at Matassa’s J&M Recording Studio in New Orleans. Lynn Anderson was charged with DUI last night after she was involved in a crash and “showed signs of impairment.” According to the arrest warrant, Anderson admitted to drinking alcohol and taking prescription medication. She was released on bond this morning and is scheduled to appear in court on November 20. There’s a lengthy interview…
  • Friday Five: Pennsylvania’s Coal Region

    Juli Thanki
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:42 am
    The anthracite mines of my home state, Pennsylvania, don’t get a lot of love in roots music, probably because most country and bluegrass artists are more familiar with Kentucky coal country, but maybe also because folks outside the state can’t pronounce “Schuylkill,” much less find something that rhymes with it. But here are five songs that do tell stories of Pennsylvania coal and the men that mined it. (You’d think there’d be more songs about Centralia, the ghost town that’s had a coal fire burning underneath it for half a century, but there are only a couple decent ones. At…
 
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  • Country Haiku #517

    Country Haiku
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:05 am
    How do you like me Now that I’m irrelevant And sozzled on stage
  • Quotable Country – 09/14/14 Edition

    C.M. Wilcox
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. In the last several years, a lot of the songs about women have been written in kind of an objectifying way. If you didn’t wear cut-off jeans or a bikini top, or sit on a tailgate and drink, then you really weren’t worthy, you didn’t really add up. But ‘Wild Child’ is telling some girl out there that’s got dreams, that’s a free spirit, who’s smart and interesting, that she has a chance, that she is worthy. ● — Kenny Chesney, in a nice, thoughtful Radio.com cover story. The story I love to tell is this girl who was…
  • Quotable Country – 09/08/14 Edition

    C.M. Wilcox
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:31 am
    Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. For some expectant moms, the concept of “eating for two” can result in too much. Twice the French fries, twice the bacon, twice the Oreos. (My rationale for that was that the more Oreos I ate, the more milk I drank.) But Underwood will most likely stick with her vegetarian diet the whole time. ● — Alison Bonaguro on the long-awaited (by Alison Bonaguro) pregnancy of Carrie Underwood. The problem with country music today is not the critics. The problem with country music today is there are no critics. There’s no Chet…
  • Country Haiku #516

    Country Haiku
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:52 am
    Should fetus be a Cowbaby Casanova I’ll trash his Tonka
  • 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.
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  • Kenny Cheseny’s “American Kids” Tops The Charts

    Alanna Conaway
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:16 pm
    When Kenny Chesney returns with new music, he knows what he’s doing. And this week the proof is in the pudding, as “American Kids” tops the Billboard country singles chart. Penned by Shane McAnally, Luke Laird and Rodney Clawson, “American Kids” paints a portrait of people who make their own fun, understand life is how you live it and that the small details are what it’s all about. “When Shane played me the song, I knew I was going to cut it,” says Chesney. “In fact, I gave him a hard time for not playing it for me sooner. Not only is it musically so…
  • Chris Young Makes Donation to Nashville School of the Arts

    Alanna Conaway
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Chris Young never seems to forget his hometown, and this past week, he had them on his mind and in his heart. The Murfreesboro, TN native visited Nashville School of the Arts (NSA), to take part in its student produced program, NSA Presents. Young, a YoungArts alumni and US Presidential Scholars in the Arts recipient while a student in Middle Tennessee, held true to a promise made earlier this year. At the program’s opening, Young made a presentation of his own, donating $30,000 to Nashville School of the Arts to help update and upgrade the school auditorium. NSA is the only arts magnet…
  • George Hamilton IV Suffers Heart Attack

    Ben Foster
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Grand Ole Opry legend and “International Ambassador Of Country Music” George Hamilton IV suffered a heart attack this past Saturday, September 13. He is currently recovering at a Nashville area hospital. Opry officials have described the heart attack as serious, and have taken to Twitter and Facebook to ask fans for prayers on behalf of the 77-year-old “Abilene” singer. Additional information is not available at this time. The Roughstock staff sends Hamilton best wishes for a safe and speedy recovery. The post George Hamilton IV Suffers Heart Attack appeared first on…
  • Lynn Anderson Charged With A DUI

    Ben Foster
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Country legend Lynn Anderson was arrested in Nashville on a DUI charge just after 1:00 a.m. on Friday, after having been involved in a traffic accident on West End Avenue around 9:00 p.m. Thursday night. According to police, Anderson admitted to drinking alcohol and taking prescription drugs prior to the crash. She was released from the Metro jail on a $5,000 bond around 4:00 a.m. The Grammy-winning “Rose Garden” singer apologized for the incident in a message posted on her official Facebook page: “I apologize for the choices I made and subsequent actions on Thursday…
  • The Most-Added Country Singles for September 15, 2014

    Matt Bjorke
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Big Machine Records newcomer Jackie Lee debuts at #1 with the most-added song at country music radio stations across the USA this week with 33 stations picking up his debut single “She Does.” The song is his lead single from his upcoming debut and was written by Neil Thrasher and Kelley Lovelace. Carson Chamberlain is producing his project. Brad Paisley is at #2 with “Perfect Storm” while “Shotgun Rider” from Tim McGraw is at #3. McGraw’s new album Sundown Heaven Town is in stores now. Josh Turner’s “Lay Low” debuts at #4 with 25…
 
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  • Miranda Lambert's heartfelt reaction while singing to a cancer patient...

    Ashley Anne-Helene
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:58 am
    Despite Miranda's fierce reputation, she proved just how soft side her soft was as she sang to a 7 year old cancer patient. Lambert was in Corpus Christi and noticed one of the fans in the audience was fighting cancer. That fan was Brooke Hester, and she’s battling Stage IV...
  • Harry Styles just might be Kacey Musgraves # 1 fan..

    Ashley Anne-Helene
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:42 am
    When the hottest member of the world's biggest boyband says he likes an artist it's kinda big deal. Okay, it's a really big deal. Harry Styles of One Direction tweeted out a message saying it was impossible to listen to too much Kacey Musgraves(adding on humor that only Harry Styles...
  • Austin Webb raises autism awareness

    Brittany
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:54 am
    Streamsound recording artist Austin Webb is using his platform to make a difference in the lives of those with Autism. On September 10th he hosted a StageIt show where all proceeds went to Autism Speaks, one of the leading organizations for Autism research. This isn't the first time Austin has...
  • Chase Rice Rocks York County, PA

    Brittany
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:31 am
    On September 9th, 2014 107.7 WGTY hosted a performance that everyone at the York County Fair was sure to remember. Chase Rice took the stage and immediately all the older folks got the hell out of the way while the party goers rushed the stage. Being at a Chase Rice...
  • First CMA Awards performers announced

    Shannon
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:08 am
    Country Music’s Biggest Night™ is bringing together the biggest names in Country Music with yesterday's announcement of performers for “The 48th Annual CMA Awards” – each one a nominee for CMA Entertainer of the Year. Three-time nominee Luke Bryan, nine-time nominee Miranda Lambert, three-time nominee Blake Shelton, and four-time nominee...
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  • Willie Nelson, Jamey Johnson, Farm Aid 2014 (Raleigh, NC) (9/13/2014)

    LindaLee
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:34 pm
    Photo:  Janis Tillerson
  • Farm Aid 2014 Surprises (Rolling Stone)

    LindaLee
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:24 pm
    Dave Matthews, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson Farm Aid Press Conference www.rollingstone.com by: Erin Manning Twenty thousand music fans and farmers showed up to the Walnut Creek Ampitheater in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Saturday for Farm Aid 2014, where organizers Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews were joined by an eclectic list of performers in the effort to support small family farms, locally and nationwide. Now in its 29th year, Farm Aid has evolved into much more than a yearly benefit concert, but rather a year-round support system for small…
  • Lukas Nelson, Neil Young, Micah Nelson, Farm Aid 2014 (9/13/14) (Raleigh, NC)

    LindaLee
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:23 pm
    photo: by: Lukas and Micah rock out with their Uncle Neil.
  • Robert Ellis cover’s Willie Nelson’s, “Pretty Paper” (never too early for a Chrismas album)

    LindaLee
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:21 pm
    Listen to Robert Ellis sing “Pretty Paper” at Rolling Stone: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/premieres/hear-robert-ellis-cover-willie-nelsons-pretty-paper-20140915 www.Rolling Stone By Marissa R. Moss The south may still be saddled with the endless dew of a soggy summer, but it’s never too early to talk Christmas — humidity built the snowman, as John Prine once sang, after all. And Prine — along with Robert Ellis, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Dwight Yoakam, Emmylou Harris, the Band, Nikki Lane, Corb Lund and more — is just one of the heavyweights to contribute a holiday…
  • Farm Aid Friends

    LindaLee
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:13 pm
    I have met the nicest people, because of Willie Nelson. Here are some of his fans, showing up for Farm Aid in Raleigh last Saturday: Dot, Alice, Jodi, Alice, JoJo and Me, not in that particular order.
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  • Thousands in Texas Must Prove Immigration Status to Keep Health Coverage

    Veronica Zaragovia
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    The number of people in Texas without health insurance has declined by less than half a percentage point since implementation of the Affordable Care Act, according to a new report out by the Census Bureau. The number dropped from 22.5 percent in 2012 to 22.1 percent in 2013.Now, some of the people who recently got coverage may lose it.
  • State Education Officials Reignite Texas Textbook Battle

    KUT Staff
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:05 pm
    The State Board of Education got an earful today about proposed changes to Texas students’ social studies textbooks. The Board is considering the adoption of new textbooks, despite claims from some that they contain misleading or biased statements and even misrepresentations of history.Faculty from Texas universities who found instances of inaccuracy and misrepresentation in the textbooks testified all day before the board, along with and members of religious groups who alleged their faiths were being misrepresented. It's the social studies books' first overhaul since 2010.
  • Texas Still Tops Census List of Highest Uninsured Rates

    Alexa Ura, Texas Tribune
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:28 am
    From the Texas Tribune:The rate of Texas residents without health insurance has dropped slightly but continues to outpace every other state, according to early figures released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
  • See 'Young Frankenstein' in Wimberley

    Mike Lee
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:48 am
    Mel Brooks' 'Young Frankenstein' was released 40 years ago, and remains one of his most-loved films. Co-written by Gene Wilder, it's a loving parody of the classic Universal monster movies of the '30s (particularly, of course, the Frankenstein movies).The musical version, officially titled The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein, opened on Broadway in 2007 and has quickly become a fan favorite. Like the original, it's a send up of old monster movies, but it takes the film's love of old-school vaudeville and burlesque up a few notches, coming complete with dancing girls and a fresh…
  • Dempsey Says If Needed He Would Recommend Ground Forces In Iraq

    Scott Neuman
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:12 am
    Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told lawmakers today that while the president has ruled out "boots on the ground" as part of a campaign to destroy the Islamic State insurgency in Iraq, he was prepared to recommend a combat role for U.S.
 
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  • Tomorrow: 16 Ways To Be More Memorable

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:27 am
    .. but first, I want you to look in the mirror and ask yourself "is my content consistently WORTH remembering?"If you can't honestly answer that question with a resounding "yes," you can skip my post tomorrow because it won't work no matter how much you invest in marketing tactics.You will never be able to sell people long term on something they're not personally committed and connected to.---------------------------------------------- Website: http://www.albrightandomalley.com
  • Radio 2015: Perspective From A Very Savvy Friend

    15 Sep 2014 | 3:59 am
    I want to turn on the echo chamber today: Reed Bunzel is a veteran media executive with over 30 years of service in the radio, music, and digital media industries. He is president of Bunzel Media Strategies, a full service consulting and analytics firm that assists companies with industry research, analysis, business strategies, platform development, and communications/marketing.      Remember the movie Sybil? That's the 1976 miniseries and film starring Sally Field, whose main character was alleged to have up to 13 different personalities, all struggling to coexist inside…
  • This Is Not A Test, It's An Actual Emergency

    11 Sep 2014 | 6:13 am
    Blaine Thompson has been writing "Indiana RadioWatch" specifically for Hoosier Broadcasters since 1998.   He sent this email last night from the NAB Radio Show in Indianapolis:In one session, I kept hearing that "Content is Key." If your radio station has great content, people will find it and listen to it.As I write this, the President is speaking. I realize that several radio stations across Indiana have this speech on their airwaves. Some radio stations do this broadcast by adding a command into the automation system. Some radio stations air the speech, and bring in local hosts…
  • 30 To 39

    11 Sep 2014 | 5:49 am
    Visualization by Martin De Wulf (@madewulf) Today’s Gen Xer is the parent of Millenials, making at first glance what statistically is the smallest age cohort in our population a poor target for marketers.Look again.When it comes to how someone feels, 30-39 may be the largest target!Call it attitude age.  Middle age men think of themselves as younger than they are. 20 to 29 year olds often think of their parents as among their best friends, seeing 30+ as they peers. Did youygo to college?  Have a comfortable income?  It’s likely statistically that you also feel…
  • The Best Salespeople

    10 Sep 2014 | 4:08 am
    The most successful salespeople tend to exhibit:1.  Strong character, with an ability to dominate others2.  High persistence3.  Debating ability, playing judo with the prospect’s own objections to land an order4.  Patience to question prospects at length before making a closing argument5.  High energy level6.  Self-confidence to withstand repeated rejection7.  Good work habits and organizing ability.-- A little reminder to their coworkers from Psychology Today---------------------------------------------- Website: http://www.albrightandomalley.com
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  • CBS SPORTS TEAMS UP WITH SUPERSTAR DUO FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE

    Country Music News
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:42 pm
    NASHVILLE, TN (September 12, 2014) – CBS Sports has teamed up with superstar duo FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE for its SEC ON CBS broadcasts. The reigning CMA Vocal Duo of the Year has recorded a customized version of the song “That’s What’s Up” off a deluxe edition of their highly anticipated second album ANYTHING GOES (Republic Nashville), due out October 14. The song, along with elements from a video shoot with the duo, will be utilized as part of CBS Sports’ national coverage of Southeastern Conference football throughout the season. The customized song…
  • ERIC CHURCH “THE OUTSIDERS WORLD TOUR” LAUNCHED LAST NIGHT!

    Country Music News
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Church to perform “Cold One” on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on October 15, 2014 Announced Earlier Today, Church Received Four CMA Nominations NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (Sept. 03, 2014) – EMI Nashville recording artist Eric Church, who recently appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone and whose current album The Outsiders is currently the No. 3 best-selling album of 2014, is poised to return to the road in full force when “The Outsiders World Tour” launches its first leg on Sept. 11 in Bossier City, LA. The initial 30+ cities on the tour have…
  • Jason Aldean Snubbed For 2014 CMA’s

    Shauna Castorena
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:19 am
    The internet seems abuzz with shock and dismay that after years of climbing his way to the top of the charts, Jason Aldean merited not one single CMA nod. It’s actually not too surprising… the country music industry has been using awards and accolades to shape the world’s view of Nashville stars for decades. Jason’s split from his wife, then subsequent romance rumors with the younger mistress is not something the industry overlooks. In our office we call it “morality shaming” and it’s what they do to Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, and Leann Rimes as well…
  • Garth Brooks Falls Off Stage – Recovers Like a Pro!

    Shauna Castorena
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:15 am
    At last night’s Garth Brooks concert it seems the man himself was channeling a little of the old Luke Bryan if ya know what I mean. Luke is quickly becoming notorious for missing his mark and falling off the stage at his shows, with at least 3 spills this tour alone. Now we can add Garth Brooks to the prat faller list! It seems he got carried away on a little hop and skip and tripped right off the front of the stage. Fans helped him back up, and even returned the big black hat to the man. Leave it to Garth to fall with style Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. Garth…
  • 2014 CMA Nominees! The full list!

    Shauna Castorena
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:22 am
    Miranda Lambert takes the lead with NINE CMA nominations, followed closely by Dierks Bentley with 5, and Eric Church and Keith Urban with 4. 2014 CMA Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan Miranda Lambert Blake Shelton George Strait Keith Urban 2014 CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert Martina McBride Kacey Musgraves Taylor Swift Carrie Underwood 2014 CMA Male Vocalist of the Year Dierks Bentley Luke Bryan Eric Church Blake Shelton Keith Urban 2014 CMA Album of the Year Crash My Party, Luke Bryan Fuse, Keith Urban Platinum, Miranda Lambert Riser, Dierks Bentley The Outsiders, Eric…
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  • New Video: Jack White - Would You Fight For My Love?

    Farcer
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
  • Condescending Waylon

    Farcer
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
  • Kenny Teaches Chase a New Word

    Farcer
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
  • An Americana Christmas from New West

    Farcer
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Another copy and paste email (and no, I don't get paid or even a free copy for this), but this looks great! ________________________________________________________________________________     NEW WEST RECORDS TO RELEASE AN AMERICANA CHRISTMAS OCTOBER 14; HOLIDAY COLLECTION FEATURES JOHNNY CASH, BOB DYLAN, THE BAND, EMMYLOU HARRIS, BEN KEITH W/ NEIL & PEGI YOUNG, VALERIE JUNE, ROBERT ELLIS, LUTHER DICKINSON, NIKKI LANE AND MANY OTHERSROBERT ELLIS' WILLIE NELSON CLASSIC "PRETTY PAPER"PREMIERING AT ROLLING STONE COUNTRYLOS ANGELES, CA, September 15, 2014 - An…
  • New Video: The Mastersons

    Farcer
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    From their new album Good Luck Charm, here's "Closer to You" by The Mastersons.
 
 
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