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Adam Levine Slams Blake Shelton

March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Adam Levine loves to rip into his fellow Voice coach Blake Shelton....

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Goodbye, So Long, Hello

March 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Originally formed in 1974, Prairie Oyster has achieved success on the Country charts with four number one hits and a dozen in the top ten. The band is no stranger to the stage at the Juno Awards, having been named Country Group or Duo three times, and had Song of the Year honors in 1991...

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Rockabilly Rock’n Roll

March 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

His trademark dark glasses, dark clothes and a rather dark songwriting style placed Roy Orbison at the top of his game for decades and his live performances were distinctive as he stood nearly motionless as he sang. Sun Records told Orbison he would never make it as a ballad singer. They were wrong. Orbison topped...

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A ten thousand dollar gift made the difference.

February 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Dixie Chicks have won 13 Grammy Awards, with five of those in 2007, including album of the year for, “Not Ready to Make Nice”. By December 2015 they had become a top selling all female band. The Dixie Chicks owe their success, at least partly,  to Penny Cook.  In 1990, Penny wrote the Chicks a...

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Somebody Lied – and that’s the Truth

February 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

He was singing in his brother’s Country Music band as a teenager, gaining singing experience, and working odd jobs. Ricky Van Shelton as since gone on to place ten songs at number one, has released nine studio albums, four of them certified platinum. “Somebody Lied”, “Life Turned Her That Way”, “Don’t We All Have the Right”,...

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Fourteen Carat Mind

February 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

His Country music career has spanned over 50 years, and in 2016 he released his 33rd studio album, “Real Country Music”.  He has six number one hits, and 23 in the top 10. But the road to success wasn’t always easy for Gene Watson.  In the 1960’s he performed at local clubs at night, and...

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Down East Style

February 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

They have won 15 East Coast Music Awards, six Juno Awards, and two Big Country Music Awards. The Rankin Family has seen many variations over nearly five decades, but their sound has remained true to their east coast roots.  The Rankins come from a family of twelve siblings, and each one is involved with music...

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Country Powerhouse

January 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

The history of the group Alabama can be traced back more than four decades. They played at the Canyonland theme park as back up musicians for the park’s big name acts.  They called themselves “Wildcountry”. They shared a $56.00 a month apartment, took gigs where they could, to try to stay afloat. Looking back, it...

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A Porter Wagoner Protege

January 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today, Country Music listeners are familiar with Patti Loveless. She has over 40 singles on the Hot Country Songs Chart, with 5 of them at number one.  She has won Album of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year, both from the Country Music Association. But, her success can be traced to a desperate...

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8 Seconds

January 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you’ve seen the 1994 film, “8 Seconds”, then you’ve been introduced to David Lee Murphy.  His song, “Just Once”, was featured in the film’s soundtrack. His debut album followed the next year, and reached the top of the chart with, “Dust on the Bottle”. Murphy is also a successful songwriter. Kenny Chesney’s, “Living in...

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