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Western Swing has been around a long time.  Since the early days of Jazz and Big Bands,  steel guitar and fiddle players have been playing their versions of Jazz sounds, but with a “Western” feel.  Bob Wills and Louis Jordan brought, “Western Swing” to the forefront, and now, “The Western Swing Authority” from Waterloo, Ontario is...

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Bluegrass and Country

June 25, 2016

She has more Grammy Awards than any other female singer, a total of 27, and she’s helped keep Bluegrass music popular.  Alison Krauss made her first recording at the age of fourteen, and has since released fourteen albums.  Alison credits her mother for getting her started in music because her Mom wanted to find “interesting”...

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Maverick Music

June 18, 2016

The Mavericks formed in 1989 in Miami Florida, and their music is a unique combination of “Latin”, “Rockabilly” and “Traditional Country” sounds.  The formula works, and the group has produced 14 singles, six studio albums and won a Grammy Award for “Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group” in 1996, for their single, “Here Comes the Rain”....

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Clearly Canadian

June 11, 2016

Everything about George Fox is, “Clearly Canadian”.  Raised on a cattle ranch in Alberta, Fox has written and sung songs about Canadian life for three decades.  He has won, “Male Vocalist of the Year” three times, he has been host of the CCMA Awards show from 1991 to 1994, and in 1995 his home town...

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You know him for his number one hits, “Sunshine on my Shoulders”, Annie’s Song”, “Thank God I’m a Country Boy”, and “I’m Sorry”. You also know him for his many appearances on The Muppets.  He was a guest on the TV show, “McCloud”, and starred in, “Oh God”, with George Burns in 1977.  He was...

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Killin’ Time

May 28, 2016

Clint Black has many sides to his personality.  You know him for his 22 number one singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart, his nine studio and several compilation albums.  However, Clint Black is much more than that.  He took three years off from his busy music career to stay home with his daughter,...

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The Voice

May 21, 2016

He had 19 top ten singles, with three number one hits.  His vocal talents had him compared to George Jones, and Vern Gosdin was often simply called, “The Voice”. He toured and recorded through the 60’s, and managed a glass company during the 70’s.  “I Can Tell by the Way You Dance”, “Set ’em Up Joe”...

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He has 10 number one albums and 25 number one singles and with his wife Faith Hill, their Soul2Soul tour remains the highest grossing Country Music tour.  He has a respectable acting career including, “The Blind Side” with Sandra Bullock, and lead roles in “Flicka” and “Country Strong”. Tim McGraw sang the top country songs...

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Little Ol’ Kisses

May 7, 2016

Julian Austin has released 5 studio albums and in 1997 went to the top spot with, “Little Ol’ Kisses”, from his first LP, “What My Heart Already Knows”.  He moved to Alberta in 1998 and was working on his second album when he was injured in a bull riding accident.  This delayed his next release...

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Perfect Pair

April 30, 2016

In Country music, there have been several great duos.  Among them, near the top, are Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn.  They have ten studio albums, numerous Vocal Duo of the Year Awards and twenty number one hits.  The two didn’t know each other, until they were paired up in 1990 by a music producer. Brooks...

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