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14 hrs ago | RollingStone

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.


Related Topix: Buddy Holly, Rock-N-Roll, Country, T. Graham Brown, The Statler Brothers, Music, Entertainment

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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.


Related Topix: Montana, Billings, MT, Red Lodge, MT, Country

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.


Related Topix: Fort Bliss, TX, Tracy Lawrence, Country, Willie Nelson, George Strait, George Jones, Entertainment

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.


Related Topix: The Collection, Techno, Tift Merritt, Country, New York, New Orleans, Jazz, Tulane University

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)


Related Topix: Country, Marty Stuart, John Anderson, Pam Tillis, Lorrie Morgan, John Michael Montgomery

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.


Related Topix: Country, Bobby Bare, John Anderson, B.J. Thomas, Marty Stuart, John Michael Montgomery

Mon Aug 11, 2014

The Wave

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.


Related Topix: Miranda Lambert, Country

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.


Related Topix: Johnny Cash, Country, Canada,

Fri Aug 08, 2014

Okie Funk

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.


Related Topix: Oklahoma, Tom Coburn, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Oklahoma Government, Drugs, Marijuana, Country

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.'


Related Topix: Country, Suzy Bogguss, Jo Dee Messina, Entertainment


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.


Related Topix: Randy Travis, Country, Music, Entertainment

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Edmonton Journal

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.

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Related Topix: Country, Suzy Bogguss


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.


Related Topix: Kris Kristofferson, Country, Carrie Underwood, Ronnie Milsap, Music, Entertainment

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."


Related Topix: Tift Merritt, Country, Dolly Parton, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, The Collection, Techno

Sun Jul 27, 2014

News Observer

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.


Related Topix: Dolly Parton, Country, Willie Nelson

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Lancashire Telegraph

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.


Related Topix: The Waltons, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Jon Walmsley

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Star Tribune

Ryan Adams, Merle Haggard book October shows in Twin Cities

Welcome to Artcetera. Arts-and-entertainment writers and critics post movie news, concert updates, people items, video, photos and more.


Related Topix: Country, Entertainment

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Hollywood Reporter

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.


Related Topix: Photography, Arts, Country, George Jones, Lefty Frizzell, Kris Kristofferson, Entertainment


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.


Related Topix: Keith Urban, Garth Brooks, Country, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson