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Flashback: Kenny Rogers Takes 'Ruby' to First Farm Aid

In July 1985, while on stage in Philadelphia for Live Aid, the massive global benefit concert for famine relief in Ethiopia, Bob Dylan remarked that family farmers in the U.S. could use some help too.


Related Topix: Kenny Rogers, Country, Raleigh, NC, Kris Kristofferson, Music, Entertainment

Thu Jul 24, 2014


Gangstagrass Embarks on Tour Near You

Rench first came up with the concept back in grade school when he would breakdance on cardboard to RUN-DMC during recess, then go home and listen to his parents' favorite country artists Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson on the stereo.


Related Topix: Dance, DMC, Johnny Cash, Country

Paper Magazine

Willie Nelson Talks to Designer John Varvatos About Music, Nudie...

"Willie would like to see you on his bus now." For a country music fan, those words are the equivalent of inviting a Trekkie to spend time with Captain Kirk on the starship Enterprise.


Related Topix: Country, Music!, Drama Movies, Red Headed Stranger, Western, West Hollywood (West Hollywood, CA), Abbott, TX

WNWN-FM Battle Creek

Jack White, Dave Matthews, Neil Young, John Mellencamp & Willie Nelson to Hea...

This year's Farm Aid benefit show will take place on September 13 in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the lineup includes all the usual suspects, plus one new face: Jack White.


Related Topix: Country, Raleigh, NC

Daily Mail

Snoop Dogg smoked weed in the White House

He's been to some high places in his time, but now Snoop Dogg has turned even the White House green - by lighting a cannabis joint in the bathroom.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Country, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Press-Enterprise

TemeculaTEMECULA: Phil Vassar performs at Wilson Creek Winery Sunday

In addition to his own No. 1 hits, "Just Another Day in Paradise" and "In a Real Love," artists such as Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson and Jo Dee Messina have also taken Vassar-penned tunes to the top of the charts.


Related Topix: Phil Vassar, Country


12 Best Road Trip Songs

It's summer, so we're right in the middle of road trip season. Whether you're hitting the road for a family vacation or taking off to Vegas with a few of your best friends, there's no better way to see the country than from the window of your own car.


Related Topix: Country, Rascal Flatts, Pop/Rock, Tom Cochrane

The News Journal

Keith Urban delivers hits at Delaware State Fair return

Keith Urban delivers hits at Delaware State Fair return On Tuesday night, the country star performed his first Delaware State Fair show since 2003.


Related Topix: Keith Urban, Country, Australia, 9, Medicine, Alcoholism, Health

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Irish World Newspaper

Sean Nos Sensation

THERE are around ten Irish dance shows touring the world at any one time, and one of them - arguably the most successful bar Riverdance/Lord of the Dance, is Rhythm of the Dance, the National Dance Company of Ireland's dynamic step dance show, featuring The Young Irish Tenors, a live band and a pretty dynamic light show.


Related Topix: Country

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Fort Morgan Times

Local bands display talents

The band Daze of August is made up of Morgan County residents, mostly from Fort Morgan, and they played during the annual BobStock music festival on Saturday.


Related Topix: Fort Morgan, CO, Morgan County, CO, Pop/Rock, Foghat, Country, Colorado, Stoneham, CO

JAM! Showbiz

Toby Keith bringing old school back on tour

Toby Keith, the country music artist who sang about Beer for My Horses in a famous 2003 duet with Willie Nelson, more recently sings about Drinks After Work in the title track from his 2013 album of the same name.


Related Topix: Beer for My Horses, Toby Keith, Country, Oklahoma, Canada,


Steve Hammer: Hoosier turned Texan

I received my Texas driver's license in the mail last week, 18 months after leaving Indianapolis.


Related Topix: Texas, US Politics, Texas Government, Ron Paul, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Downtown (San Antonio, TX), Rick Perry, US Governors, Country


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, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings


That's a wrap, y'all: The best of Buckle Up Festival

Organizers of the inaugural Buckle Up Music Festival said it was a "solid first year" for the event, which brought 80 acts playing everything from country to folk to Americana to the Ohio riverfront.


Related Topix: Ohio, Country, Music, Entertainment

KAZR-FM Des Moines


THIS DAY IN 1987: Guns N' Roses, seen here at the MTV Awards in 1992, released their debut album, "Appetite for Destruction."


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Guns N' Roses, Red Headed Stranger, Country, Western, Kay Starr, Vocal, Patricia Elliott

Sun Jul 20, 2014


14 Ben & Jerry's Flavors Named After Celebrities

Sunday July 20 - is National Ice Cream Day. In fact, it's the 30th Anniversary of National Ice Cream Day! The first was in 1984, as proclaimed by President Ronald Regan.


Related Topix: Life, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream, Country, John Lennon, Pop/Rock, Dave Matthews, Brownies, Baked Goods

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Wilhelm Brothers play free show at Pisgah

The Wilhelm Brothers, an Asheville-based indie folk rock duo, will be playing a free show tonight in the Pisgah Brewing taproom.


Related Topix: Indie, Country

Sat Jul 19, 2014


Country-fried Fenway at Loretta's Last Call

What for A New England honky-tonk experience. You'll find fried chicken, moonshine, and a country soundtrack in the shadow of Fenway Park.


Related Topix: Country, Dolly Parton, Ricky Skaggs, Trisha Yearwood

Fri Jul 18, 2014


5 Can't miss legends at the 2014 Americana Music Festival

The Americana Music Festival , being held Sept. 17-21 in venues throughout Nashville, has always been an event with a deep respect for the legends who helped make the genre what it has grown into.


Related Topix: Nashville, TN, Country, Billy Joe Shaver, Pop/Rock


Willie Nelson plans Oklahoma return with Oct. 11 Newkirk show

Although the Country Music Hall of Famer's Oklahoma City show earlier this month was canceled due to an illness in his band, Willie Nelson already is planning a return trip to the Sooner State.


Related Topix: Country, Oklahoma City, OK