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12 hrs ago | Examiner.com

2014 Farm Aid Press Conference: Neil Young renews vow to help family farmers

The festivities at Farm Aid always begin with a press conference prior to the show to discuss the mission and new concerns. The "board", Willie Nelson , John Mellencamp, Neil Young , and Dave Matthews are in attendance along with farmers from the local area who have a story to tell about their problems and hardships.


Related Topix: Country, North Carolina

16 hrs ago | RollingStone

Hear Robert Ellis Cover Willie Nelson's 'Pretty Paper'

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 tune to An Americana Christmas , due out October 14th via New West.


Related Topix: Country, Red Headed Stranger, Western, Life, Holidays, Christmas, John Prine, Folk, Music, Entertainment

21 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Press Release: Georgetown Piano Bar Promises Lively Fun of Mingling and Singing

Bill Thoet and his partners in the newly formed NBP Group, LLC are pleased to announce their new Georgetown Piano Bar at 3287 M Street, NW, 20007, which opened Friday, September 12th. Guests can now enjoy world-class live entertainment showcasing two of the area's most recognized pianists, Hunter Lang and Spencer Bates.


Related Topix: 9, Drink, Cocktails, Country, Jacksonville, FL, Beer

Yesterday | Examiner.com

2014 Farm Aid: A feast for all musical tastes

Farm Aid held its 29th fund raising concert in Raleigh, NC on September 13, 2014 with a convergence of the most eclectic and talented group of bands in recent years. All of the entertainers have donated their services to Farm Aid.


Related Topix: Raleigh, NC, New Orleans, Jazz, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Country, Jack and Diane

Sun Sep 14, 2014


Seven-time GRAMMY Award winning Willie Nelson brings rescheduled show to Carmel

Seven-time GRAMMY Award winning country singer/songwriter Willie Nelson brings his Willie Nelson & Family 2014 tour to the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana on Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 7:30pm. This is a rescheduled concert from September 25th, 2013 and August 23rd, 2014.


Related Topix: Country, Red Headed Stranger, Music!, Western, Drama Movies, Carmel, IN

The Charlotte Observer

Farm Aid event in Raleigh benefits area farmers, nonprofit groups

Musicians Dave Matthews, left, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, and Willie Nelson applaud a farmer during a press conference held before the Farm Aid concert at Walnut Creek Amphitheater in Raleigh. Willie Nelson joins a Native American dance troupe in the Lord's Prayer to open the Farm Aid event held at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh.


Related Topix: Raleigh, NC, Country, Agriculture, Science, Knightdale, NC, Wake County, NC


Farm Aid brings music, and its message, to Raleigh

Farm Aid, the annual benefit concert to help small farmers stay on their land, brings its music -- and its message of family-centered farming -- to Raleigh, North Carolina. Mana Rabiee reports.


Related Topix: Raleigh, NC, Agriculture, Science, Country, Life, Food, Vegetables

Northwest Music Scene

Crosby, Stills & Nash at Chateau Ste. Michelle: Still Carrying On and Playing the Hits

On a beautiful summer evening, David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash took the stage for one of the final shows to close out a very successful year at the Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery Amphitheatre.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Stephen Stills, North Carolina, Country

Sat Sep 13, 2014


Report: Over 100 colleges have acquired military equipment

Shown in this file photo is Natalie Torentino participating in a Civil War re-enactment in Bellville, inside Austin County. Michael Devine of Temple, a member of the Texas State Militia, waits for a gun-rights rally to begin at the Alamo, in San Antonio, in Bexar County.


Related Topix: Austin County, TX, Bellville, TX, San Antonio, TX, Bexar County, TX, Country

CBC News

Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards: 5 artists to look out for

Samantha Crain is up for Single of the Year at this year's Aboriginal People's Choice Music Awards. Maggie Moose is a 22 year old Winnipeg writer, filmmaker and musician from Nelson House First Nation.


Related Topix: Country, Shawnee, OK

Swindon Advertiser

Country stars shine brightly at a bargain price

COUNTRY and western music has never been to my taste, but when you have a partner who has loved it since she was young you can't pass up the chance to take her to the Country Superstars Experience, can you? So we joined a disappointing number of people at the Wyvern on Wednesday for a tribute to Patsy Cline, Billie Jo Spears, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson, John Denver and, of course, the greatest of them all, Dolly Parton. I've always had a soft spot for Dolly because of the quips she makes about herself but there's no way I would have paid A 120 to see her in concert back in the summer when she toured the UK.


Related Topix: Billie Jo Spears, Country, Patsy Cline, Kenny Rogers, John Denver

The Beaumont Enterprise

The great Beaumont vinyl hunt

The day after Johnny Winter died, I started forlornly at my meager record collection - why, oh why had I waited so long to add the local legend to my vinyl repertoire? As often happens, the price of Winter's LPs skyrocketed online in the hours after his death, and I feared my collection would forever be missing a piece of this beloved Beaumont ... (more)


Related Topix: Beaumont, TX, Blues, Johnny Winter, Country, Pop/Rock, The Kinks

Fri Sep 12, 2014


My Stardust Melody

For the musically literate it's an old story but one that I never tire of telling. It was the scruffy, outlaw country singer warbling Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington and the Gershwins? He wasn't singer enough to carry it, they all said.


Related Topix: Country, Malibu, CA

Nashville Scene

Stream Farm Aid Live This Weekend [Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Jack White and More]

Seeing as how it's an eight-plus-hour, 545-mile drive from Nashville to Raleigh, NC, you better leave now if you wanna make it to tomorrow's Farm Aid show at the City of Oaks' Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, which - in addition to the inevitable Willie Nelson performance - will feature sets from Neil Young, Jack White, John Mellencamp, Jamey Johnson, Carlene Carter, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dave Matthews and others.


Related Topix: Country, Western, Red Headed Stranger, Raleigh, NC

Door Reminder

Where's the rock? Radio station 93 Rock goes countryWhere's the rock? ...

Where's the rock? Radio station 93 Rock goes country Rock station changes format. Check out this story on greenbaypressgazette.com: http://post.cr/1tHHFof If you're a fan of rock radio in east-central Wisconsin, you may have heard something jarring this morning when tuning in to 93 Rock.


Related Topix: Green Bay, WI, Country, George Strait, Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, Entertainment


Asleep at the Wheel still driving forward

For 44 years, Ray Benson has been carrying a torch for a type of music that reaches deep into the soul of America. He plays western swing and has done so since he founded the band Asleep at the Wheel in West Virginia in 1969 with Lucky Oceans back when.


Related Topix: Asleep at the Wheel, Country, Austin, TX, Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Marin Independent Journal

Lib at Large: At Whistlestock, '60s bands rock for seniors

Pete Slauson, 70, stands in front of Whistlestop. The longtime recording studio owner and music producer organized the Whistlestock fundraising concert for Whistlestop senior services.


Related Topix: Sausalito, CA, The Grateful Dead, Pop/Rock, San Rafael, CA, Country

Business Journal

An economic giant: SXSW's impact on Austin blows past $300M mark

Canadian actor and filmmaker Mike Myers, center, is flanked by actor Tom Arnold, left, and singer Willie Nelson, right at the VIP party held March 9 at Threadgill's on Riverside in honor of the debut of Myers' new documentary, "Supermensch," during the SXSW film festival. Click through for more photos from SXSW 2014.


Related Topix: SXSW, Inc, Austin, TX, Country, Celebrities, Tom Arnold

The News Journal

Willie at Grand: 'Smoke me when I die'

Willie at Grand: 'Smoke me when I die' The 81-year-old legendary country singer performed alongside his son, Lukas Nelson, for the entire Wednesday night show. Check out this story on delawareonline.com: http://delonline.us/1rXYq2i Willie Nelson, taking center stage next to his son, Lukas performs at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Wednesday Sept.


Related Topix: Country, Western, Red Headed Stranger, Books, Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die

BOB 94.9

Vince Gill Tapped For BMI Icon Award

Vince Gill is being recognized for his contributions to music. The country star has been tapped to receive the BMI Icon Award, which honors artists for their "unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers."


Related Topix: Vince Gill, Country