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1 hr ago | 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

3 hrs ago | Stuff.co.nz

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

4 hrs ago | 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

Fri Jul 25, 2014


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