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5 hrs ago | WSJ Media and Advertising

Exclusive: 'Chess and Checkers' from Billy Joe Shaver's New Album

Billy Joe Shaver's new album, "Long in the Tooth" , comes out Aug. 5. Listen to an exclusive track, "Checkers and Chess," from the album below.


Related Topix: Country, Billy Joe Shaver, Kris Kristofferson, Advertising

16 hrs ago | The Atlantic

Country Music's Adventurous Streak

Despite its reputation for traditionalism, the genre has long welcomed outside influences - a fact that's as true today as it was in the period covered by Country Funk 1967-1974 .


Related Topix: Country, Georgia, Blues, J.J. Cale, Entertainment

22 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

cd reviews july 31 uptown

The latest from Pitbull's upcoming eighth album, Globalization, clearly falls into the so-bad-it's-good category.


Related Topix: Webtoons, Homestar Runner, Disco, Fancy, Swedish House Mafia, Dance, Pop/Rock, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Country

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Dallas Morning News

Salvation Army will launch a new music festival in September

The Salvation Army is introducing a new event to the Texas music scene: the Most Good Music Festival on Sept.


Related Topix: Texas, Fort Worth, TX, Stoney LaRue, Jack Ingram, Country, Opinion

Planet Jackson Hole

Music Box: Get Reckless in the Commons

Jackson Hole, Wyoming - Despite the Braun brothers being born in Idaho and having founded the band Reckless Kelly in Bend, Oregon, before moving to Austin in 1997, they more or less define the "Texas country" tag.


Related Topix: Idaho, Pop/Rock, Reckless Kelly, Country, Texas, Toby Keith, Lonestar


Kenny Rogers to play in Hamilton

CHEERS, KENNY: He's 75, he's sold more than 120 million albums, and he recently played to a crowd of 130,000.


Related Topix: Coward of the County, Drama Movies, Kenny Rogers, Country, New Zealand Travel, New Zealand, Travel, Oceania, Pacific Travel, World News

Guitar World

Brandon Kinney Talks Songwriting and Getting His Start In Nashville

When Brandon Kinney arrived in Nashville 20 years ago, he knew he wanted to work in the music industry.


Related Topix: Belmont University, Country, Randy Travis

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Telegraph

Clapton tribute to close friend JJ Cale

The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale features 16 interpretations of Cale's typically laid-back repertoire and is named after a 1972 release Call Me The Breeze .


Related Topix: J.J. Cale, Blues, Eric Clapton, Country


LIVE: Wussy @ the Low Beat, 7/24/14

As great as it was, the music was almost beside the point at the Wussy show on Thursday night at the Low Beat .


Related Topix: Ohio, Country


Exclusive Song Premiere: Listen to Billy Joe Shaver's 'The Git Go'

The veteran Americana singer and songwriter and Outlaw Country icon is back on the charts thanks to Willie Nelson 's version of Shaver's "Hard to Be an Outlaw" on his new Band of Brothers album which debuted at No.


Related Topix: Country, Billy Joe Shaver, Waylon Jennings

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Eric Clapton honors J.J. Cale with low-key style on 'The Breeze'

Eric Clapton calls his new album of J.J. Cale songs an appreciation rather than a tribute, and that word choice gets at the appealingly modest vibe of this record.


Related Topix: Country, Music, Entertainment

WLUK-TV Green Bay

Meyer Theatre announces 2 country concerts

Eldredge's single "Don't Ya," from his debut album, "Bring You Back," has climbed into the Top 10. He's also become familiar to country fans by opening for acts such as Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, Trace Adkins, Willie Nelson and Taylor Swift.


Related Topix: Country, Brad Paisley, Trace Adkins

Austin American Statesman

Liquid: 9 Banded Whiskey to be released during ACL Festival

In early October, when a certain music festival juggernaut sets up shop in Zilker Park, a group of entrepreneurs are debuting their new whiskey named after Texas' nine-banded armadillo and made in the spirit of Austin during the 1970s and 1980s.


Related Topix: Drink, Whiskey, Liquor, Texas, Austin, TX, Country

Santa Barbara Independent

Neil Young

On A Letter Home , the old man takes a look at his life through the voices and visions of his folk-rock, blues, and country peers and heroes on the ultimate lo-fi cover album.


Related Topix: Neil Young, Pop/Rock, Country

The Mercury

Tassie on map for Kenny Rogers

Rogers, who turns 76 next month, will play a one-off outdoor concert in Launceston in February as part of his Through The Years world tour.


Related Topix: Kenny Rogers, Country, Australia, World News, Dolly Parton, Oceania

Sun Jul 27, 2014

National Public Radio

First Listen: Christopher Denny, 'If The Roses Don't Kill Us'

Christopher Denny's voice wasn't the easiest to place when he debuted with Age Old Hunger in 2007.


Related Topix: Roy Orbison, Pop/Rock, Country

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, Merle Haggard


Consider these books of local interest for your end of summer reading list

Summer isn't over yet, so there's still plenty of time to add some beach reading material to your list.


Related Topix: Mississippi, Gulfport, MS, Arts, Poetry, Country, University of Alabama

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Edmonton Journal

Interstellar Rodeo comes out of the chute kicking

"Just be awesome!" Shauna de Cartier declared to the under-tent crowd at Hawrelak Park.


Related Topix: Country

National Public Radio

Eric Clapton And J.J. Cale: Notes On A Friendship

There are, you could argue, two strands of Eric Clapton fans : those who love his scorching electric solos and groundbreaking fusions of blues and rock, and those who prefer his mellow, unplugged pop songs from later years.


Related Topix: Blues, J.J. Cale, Eric Clapton, Country