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Buddy Holly Songs Get Country Spin on New Tribute Album
Buddy Holly's influence on generations of rock and country musicians has inspired various tribute projects in the 55 years since his death.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
The Billings Outpost
Montana fires up artist's creativity
Billings resident Danielle Egnew could be described as a singer, producer, actress, writer and even a psychic.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
El Paso Times
Award-winning country music star Tracy Lawrence to perform free at Fort Bliss
Country music superstar Tracy Lawrence will perform free at the Let Freedom Sing concert series at Fort Bliss on Thursday.
Chapel Hill News
Festival to celebrate UNC's Southern Folklife Collection
The festival will include musical performances, lectures and readings, and will provide an in-depth look at the collections and work of the SFC, a world-class research archive dedicated to collecting, preserving and promoting Southern music, art and culture.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Agency Group Acquires Bobby Roberts Company
The Agency Group has announced that they've acquired boutique Nashville talent booking firm The Bobby Roberts Company.The Bobby Roberts Company represents a roster of established and developing country music artists, including Merle Haggard, John Anderson, Marty Stuart, Pam Tillis, Lorrie Morgan, John Michael Montgomery, Blackjack Billy and Chris ... (more)
Tue Aug 12, 2014
The Agency Group Acquires Respected Country Music Agency...
From left: The Agency Group Nashville agent Travis James, TAG Group CEO Gavin O'Reilly, Bobby Roberts Company founder Bobby Roberts, TAG Nashville senior vp Nick Meinema, and TAG Nashville vp Lance Roberts.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Miranda Lambert sparkles in Irvine
Set list: Fastest Girl in Town/ Kerosene/ Platinum/ Baggage Claim/ Hard Staying Sober / Over You/ All Kinds of Kinds/ Me and Charlie Talking/ Old S***/ Famous in a Small Town/ Mama's Broken Heart/ Priscilla/ Smokin' and Drinkin'/ The House That Built Me/ Automatic/ Little Red Wagon/ White Liar/ Gunpowder & Lead.
St. Albert Gazette
Major tribute show coming
There's always been a 'be what you are and make no excuses' underlying the music of Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
An Okie Contradiction
It might be an exercise in futility to point out the numerous contradictions in commentary published by The Oklahoman editorial board, but it probably doesn't hurt to maintain a historical record of the newspaper's shoddy argumentation skills.
Tue Aug 05, 2014
The Plain Dealer
Suzy Bogguss gets 'Lucky' using Kickstarter campaign;...
Country star Suzy Bogguss, who plays Beachland Ballroom on Thursday, Aug. 14, has a new album out called "Lucky.'
Hear Randy Travis Go Under the 'Influence' - Album Premiere
Randy Travis knew to add "Volume 1" to the tile of his Influence: The Man I Am album last year, as narrowing down the song choices for just one collection of the songs that made the most musical impact on him as an artist was impossible.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Preview: Blueberry headliner celebrates her strong connection to Merle Haggard
Are you feeling prepared for the three days of musical madness that is Big Valley Jamboree? Are you really? EDMONTON - When Suzy Bogguss decided that she had to do an entire album of Merle Haggard covers, the first thing she did was contact the Hag himself.
Kristofferson, Haggard, Underwood Named for ACM Honors
Kris Kristofferson is one of four songwriters receiving the Poet's Award, Merle Haggard is the recipient of the Crystal Milestone Award and Carrie Underwood has been named the winner of the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award, recognizing her superior success in country music.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Merle Haggard, Tift Merritt to headline 3-day SFC Festival at UNC-Chapel Hill.
The SFC holds numerous recordings on the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry, including Dolly Parton's first recording "Puppy Love."
Sun Jul 27, 2014
CD review: 'Bridges'
If country music rests on a bedrock of tradition, there's good cause for an album like "Bridges," the likely breakout of Mary Sarah.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
Blackburn-born Walton's star to attend fan convention
THE Blackburn-born star of the timeless and successful television series The Waltons is to be guest of honour at the first ever event of a fan club.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Ryan Adams, Merle Haggard book October shows in Twin Cities
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Mon Jul 21, 2014
Gregg Allman and Sturgill Simpson Fuse Country and Soul at Annenberg Center: Concert Review
Newcomer Sturgill Simpson steals the show from Gregg Allman on a set of flinty, beautifully crafted songs performed with grit and skill.
Keith Urban Says Garth Brooks Tour Will...
It seems like, for so many years, country artists would always have the same list of influences: Merle Haggard , Waylon Jennings , Willie Nelson and both Hank Williams and Hank Williams Jr. Then, as newer artists were signing record deals, they had a new set of influences.