Monday, May 14, 2012

Country Music Hall of Fame Welcomes David Nail, Jana Kramer for 'Hot Nights'




One of Nashville's hot spots is getting hotter! The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is gearing up for Hot Nights at the Hall this summer. The popular concert series for museum members returns June 5 with a performance by David Nail. The series, which debuted last summer, will feature live music, food, autograph signings and exclusive access to the museum and Museum Store. Additional performers include Jana Krameron July 13 and Love and Theft on August 31.
Hot Nights at the Hall begin at 6:00 PM and admission is free to all museum members. Membership at the museum begins at $40 and includes admission to all three concert events as well as a year of free admission to the museum and more. Membership may be purchased at the event, by phone at (615) 291-8419.

Alan Jackson Praises Wife Denise on Mother's Day




Alan Jackson's wife Denise may take Tammy Wynette's "Stand By Your Man" to heart, but she also stands on her own as a best-selling author, mom of three andcancer survivor. So today, Mother's Day, is a particularly special day in the Jackson home, as Alan and his three daughters celebrate the tenacious head of their household. Denise's first book, It's All About Him: Finding the Love of My Life details the ups and downs of her relationship with her husband of more than 33 years. It debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times best-sellers list. "It's been great for [my daughters] to see her do something out there that's not typical for a parent at all," says Alan. "But she's a great role model for them anyway and always has been, whether she did anything professionally or not. I could see it in their eyes that they were surprised -- very surprised, and I could see them with interest looking at her, thinking it was special for her to do that. It was a very good thing for the kids to see that."

Taylor Made Performs For Remember The Miners Tribute Golf Classic

Taylor Made Performs For Remember The Miners Tribute Golf Classic


Greg and Brian Duckworth and Wendy Williams of
Taylor Made.
 
Daniels, West Virginia (May 11th, 2012) - Between the success of their latest single, Good Love, highly anticipated new single, Some Things You Don't Grow Out Of, and full-time jobs, country sibling trio and Little General Records' Taylor Made has time for little else. Nonetheless, they were readily on-hand to support their West Virginia roots at the Thursday, May 10th Remember The Miners Tribute Golf Classic at Glade Springs Resort in Daniels, WV. Tournament-goers were treated to a performance by the Grafton natives, including material from their latest studio effort, also entitled Good Love.

"We all know and remember how important coal is," explained Wendy Williams of the trio. "But sometimes we forget that the people who mine that coal are much more important. We need to remember and thank both those who have lost their lives and those still out there everyday continuing to mine."

Some Things You Don't Grow Out Of is set to release to country radio nationwide on May 21st.

About Remember The Miners:
Established two years ago to support the hardworking men and women in the coal industry, Remember The Miners has raised public awareness through media, scholarships, and events. With the help of corporate and community partners (University of West Virginia football's Coach Huggins, Little General Stores), the organization has produced over a million dollars in earned media, thousands in media and ad buys, and has lead educational community events - all to tell the stories of those working in the coal industry nationwide. For more information regarding Remember The Miners, visit remembertheminers.org.

CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL TICKETS GO ON SALE THIS SATURDAY, MAY 19

2013 CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL TICKETS GO ON SALE THIS SATURDAY, MAY 19
NASHVILLE – 2012 CMA Music Festival, Country Music’s hottest event of the year, is just weeks away in June, but the Country Music Association is already planning for next year as tickets for 2013 CMA Music Festival (June 6-9, 2013) go on sale this Saturday, May 19 at 10:00 AM/CT.
Beginning Saturday, fans can order tickets by calling the CMA Box Office at 1-800-CMA-FEST (262-3378) or Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.  To purchase tickets online, visit www.ticketmaster.com. Prices do not include applicable handling fees. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All sales are final and non-refundable. Four-day ticket package categories correspond to a different level of seating at LP Field. Children 3 years and younger are admitted free.
“We hear frequently from our fans, and they are telling us they want to buy tickets for next year’s Festival now,” said Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “CMA Music Festival has always been about the fans since it started as Fan Fair in 1972. We are happy to fulfill their request and make next year’s tickets available earlier than ever before.” 
Fans who are followers of CMA’s Facebook page and Twitter feed, plus all subscribers to CMA Exclusive and the CMA Mob can take advantage of a pre-sale opportunity to buy 2013 CMA Music Festival tickets this week, beginning today. Anyone interested in joining CMA’s social audience can visit CMAfest.com, or join the CMA Mob by texting keyword FESTIVAL to shortcode 66937.  
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Upper Level General Admission - $125

Featuring concerts, autograph signings, family activities, and more, CMA Music Festival is the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience – a four-day celebration of America’s music. In 2011, the event drew a record-setting 65,000 fans from all 50 states and 26 nations and, for the second consecutive year, sold out in advance each night at LP Field for the star-packed Nightly Concerts. According to the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, direct visitor spending generated by the Festival totaled more than $30 million. CMA Music Festival is a four-time winner of the International Entertainment Buyers Association’s LIVE! Award for Festival of the Year (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010).

CMA Music Festival is organized and produced by the Country Music Association. Fan Fair® is a registered trademark of CMA. Chevrolet™ is the Official Ride of Country Music. BIC is an Official Partner of the 2012 CMA Music Festival. Connect with CMA online at CMAfest.com, Facebook.com/CMA and Twitter.com/CountryMusic.
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Alex Clare erhält Gold-Auszeichnung für seine Nr.1-Single "Too Close"

Alex Clare erhält Gold-Auszeichnung für seine Nr.1-Single "Too Close"
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Alex Clare
Alex Clare erhält Gold-Auszeichnung für seine Nr.1-Single "Too Close" + am 11. Juli live in Berlin
Mit seiner Debütsingle "Too Close" hat Alex Clare auch in dieser Woche wieder Platz 1 der Media Control Charts erobert, und auch das dazugehörige Album "The Lateness of the Hour" ist auf Erfolgskurs. Der von Microsoft für die internationale Werbekampagne ausgewählte Song "Too Close" beschert Alex Clare neben der Chartskrone auch noch Edelmetall: Für "Too Close" erhält der britische Shootingstar die Gold-Auszeichnung! Am 11. Juli wird Alex Clare im Lido in Berlin live zu sehen sein.
Die Kritiker und Fans sind sich bei diesem Mann einig: Selten hat ein Sänger und Songwriter Pop, Soul, Blues und Drum 'N Bass zu einer so mitreißenden Mischung orchestriert, der man sich einfach nicht entziehen kann! Die Zeit schrieb nach einer ersten musikalischen Begegnung mit Alex Clare über sein Debüt: "Wenige Adjektive passen da so gut wie fett ... Auch die anderen Stücke vibrieren vor gewaltigen Bässen: klarer, bisweilen fast poppiger Gesang auf düsterstem Fundament. Magnetisch.“ In der Presse wird Alex Clares Album als "genial" (OK Magazin) und „..der Sound der Stunde“ (Bild am Sonntag) gefeiert, der "geschmeidig zwei Welten vereint, die so wie füreinander geschaffen wirken" (PRINZ).

Der Londoner Alex Clare ist zweifellos einer der Shootingsstars des Jahres: Er liefert mit "Too Close" den Song zur internationalen Werbekampagne des neuen Microsoft Internet Explorers ab und erobert damit die Charts im Sturm: Auch in dieser Woche steht er auf Platz 1 in den Media Control Charts! Nur wenige Wochen nach Veröffentlichung erreicht die Single "Too Close" Gold-Status! Ein toller Erfolg für den Newcomer.

Im Moment ist Alex Clare in Deutschland auf Promotion-Tour und war u.a. zu Gast beim ARD Morgenmagazin. Der Musiker begeisterte mit seiner Hitsingle "Too Close". Dass er ein Star zum Anfassen ist, das bewies Alex Clare vergangene Woche auch in der Kölner Fußgängerzone, als er spontan die Gitarre auspackte und ein kleines Akustik-Set spielte. Einen Clip davon gibt es hier. Natürlich wurde der Mann mit der außergewöhnlichen Stimme sofort erkannt und begeisterte die Zuschauer mit seiner Performance. Außerdem wird Alex Clare im Juni bei The Dome performen.

++ Am 11. Juli wird Alex Clare im Berliner Lido live zu sehen sein. Die Tickets sind ab sofort erhältlich! Weitere Deutschland-Shows sind bereits in Planung! ++
Hier gibt es den Auftritt von Alex Clare beim ARD Morgenmagazin zu sehen.

ALEX CLARE live
11.07.2012 Berlin, Lido

Steel Guitar News May 13. 2012

Hello fellow players, Well I’ve had hundreds of emails asking me to finish the Don Helms story about he and his last days with Hank Williams Sr. I asked him, “Were you in the car when Hank died Don?” He replied, “No, me and three other members of the band were on the way to a gig in West Virginia and had stopped to eat in a restaurant on the way from Alabama when word came over the radio that Hank had died.” I said, “What happened then Don?” Don said he decided to go straight back to Nashville to try to find another job. The rest of the band went with him and immediately started looking. They had many offers by the time they had gotten back. As soon as Don went to the funeral, he started a job with Ray Price. This is back in the day when Ray sounded very much like Hank Sr. himself. Later on, Ray became infatuated with the styles of Dean Martin, Bing Crosby and so on and left the original Hank Sr. sound that he had started with. This was back when stars were paying about $15 a day for road players. I asked Don during this little mini interview how this affected the bands livelihood. He replied that they were all very sorry about Hank’s death and that it affected them financially very deeply. Don had just bought a nice house in Hendersonville and was not sure how he was going to pay for it. However, it must have not been too big a worry because it was as nice a house as there was in Hendersonville at that time and it was the house that he raised his kids and kept until the day he died. His widow Hazel is still there today. The band had Jerry Rivers as the fiddle player and Pete Wade as the guitar player for awhile and all these boys stayed very close friends after Hank’s death, even buying houses near each other in Hendersonville on Riverside Drive. Marvin Rainwater played bass. Sammy Pruitt played guitar at some point. It’s just hard to remember everybody at this point. I’m sure you can find more information on the internet. Information you’re getting from me is information that I’ve gotten direct from Don from talking to him here in my store during his many visits. Somebody asked me if Hank ever traveled by bus or had his own bus. I never remember hearing Don say anything about them ever having a bus so I don’t think they did, however in those days, 1950-1953, everyone traveled by car or car and trailer, even to the point of putting the big bass inside the four door sedan. Pretty interesting and tight fit, but remember these guys weren’t making very much money and transportation of any kind was expensive. With the musicians making $15-25. a week and stars seldom making over $250 a week, it was hard for anyone to get rich. Don’s story about flat tires on the cars in those days was pretty interesting. He said it was hard to drive around the block without having a flat. Heck, I can remember that myself. Steel belted radials were a thing that was coming up in the future. Don said, “At least the Cadillac had air conditioning and power steering which was very rare for any car in those times.” Even the places they played didn’t have air conditioning. Don did write an autobiography before he died called Settin’ The Woods On Fire that you can buy from his widow Hazel. After hearing Don play pedal steel guitar and remembering the old days, I grabbed him and sat him down in my store one day when he brought his pedal guitar in for some major work. I said, “Don, you sounded much, much better on the non-pedal guitar. Why don’t you get rid of the pedal guitar and go back to playing the way everybody loves your playing of the past. I promise you Don, if you’ll throw that pedal guitar away, pull out your old non-pedal Gibson, you’ll make a lot of people happier, including your banker.” He said, “Well I’ll tell you what I’ll do just for you. I have a guy that I’m going out this weekend with named Mike Church and I think he would like me playing non-pedal better than pedal anyway. I’ll try it and let you know when I get back in town Monday.” Don came in town with his pedal guitar and said, “I’ll never want to play it again. You were totally right. Everybody loves my Gibson with no pedals.” So that’s the way the rest of Don’s career went. Check out our monthly specials at http://www.steelguitar.net/monthlyspecials.html and we’ll try to save you a lot of money. Your buddy, Bobbe www.steelguitar.net sales@steelguitar.net www.youtube.com/bobbeseymour Steel Guitar Nashville 123 Mid Town Court Hendersonville, TN. 37075 (615) 822-5555 Open 9AM – 4PM Monday – Friday Closed Saturday and Sunday

Steve Azar Live in Greenville!

Steve Azar Live in Greenville!
 
Visit Harlow’s to enjoy a Bonus Slot Offer and
Free Concert by Steve Azar & Friends
 
HARLOW’S CASINO
SATURDAY, JUNE 9 • 10PM
4280 Harlows Blvd. Greenville, MS 38701
866-524-LUCK
 
Hometown hero and country blues rocker, Steve Azar, returns to Greenville for a live engagement on the Casino Stage. 
 
Scheduled guests include Bluegrass legend Dan Tyminski (O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, 13-time Grammy winner) , Dean Felber (Bass Player, Hootie & The Blowfish), country music legend Johnny Lee and others! Also featuring great local Delta musicians!
 
Don’t miss this one-night-only event and offer!
 

Carrie Hassler's THE DISTANCE Debuts

Carrie Hassler's THE DISTANCE Debuts On
BILLBOARD MAGAZINE's
Top 10 Bluegrass Album Chart
 
 
Nashville, TN (May 14, 2012)  Rural Rhythm Records is very proud to announce CARRIE HASSLER debuts at #10 this week on Billboard Magazine's Bluegrass Album Chart with her new release, THE DISTANCE.  “This set finds Hassler turning in a heartfelt vocal performance that puts her vocal and interpretative skills front and center with her claiming that real estate like a super pro that never has to look back.  The kind of Nashville album that fans have been clamoring for and complaining just isn’t made any more, this is proof that mainstream doesn’t have to be a dirty word.  Simply a super country album throughout,” says Midwest Record Reviews.
 
Numerous tracks are hits with both Radio and Media alike.  The title cut, “The Distance” (written by Ashley McBryde) debuted last week on the U.K. Hot Disc Country Radio Airplay Chart with “Luxury Liner” (written by Gram Parsons) making its debut at #15 on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart (5/4).   “Carrie Hassler’s 'Luxury Liner' carried me away.  Super tempo, superb vocals, and top of the line pickin’ plus a nod to Emmylou’s version.  Gram would’ve loved it,” raved Barry Tashian (Emmylou Harris’ Hot Band).
 
Music News Nashville has their favorite saying, “Maybe the gem of the collection is the stunning 'Catch My Breath', which sounds like something that could be straight from the pages of Connie Smith a la 1967. Hassler has been paying her dues and growing as an artist for a long time now, and with THE DISTANCE, I think it’s obvious she’s ready for that next step!” Catch My Breath” was written by Bobby K. Boyd (Hassler’s cousin) and Dale Roberson.
 
THE DISTANCE also includes the award-winning talents of: Tim Stafford (guitar); Ron Stewart (banjo); Justin Moses (fiddle); Alan Bibey (mandolin); Mark Fain (bass); Mark Laws (Percussion); Dale Ann Bradley (harmony vocals), and the album’s producer Steve Gulley (harmony vocals).
 
For more information on Carrie Hassler, please visit CarrieHassler.com, Facebook and follow her on Twitter.  For more information on Rural Rhytym Records, please visit RuralRhythm.com.

CRAIG MORGAN ALL ACCESS OUTDOORS

AWARD-WINNING TV SHOW “CRAIG MORGAN ALL ACCESS OUTDOORS”
RETURNS FOR THIRD SEASON ON OUTDOOR CHANNEL

13 New Episodes Set to Premiere Starting July 1 With Move to Sunday Night 

 

Nashville, Tenn. – May 14, 2012 – After taking home two prestigious Golden Moose Awards in January, country music entertainer and TV host Craig Morgan is eager to announce the return of his hit television show, “Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors.” Making the move to the coveted Sunday primetime slot, the third season will premiere July 1 on Outdoor Channel, America’s Leader In Outdoor TV.

True to the show’s name, country music superstar and celebrated TV host Craig Morgan throws open the doors on his life – both on stage and in the field. Whether he’s entertaining screaming fans at sold-out shows, motocross racing or bowhunting big game, Craig’s life is high-octane and his schedule is unrelenting. The hit reality show gives viewers an all access, backstage pass to Craig’s travels as he and his crew pursue big thrills and big laughs across North America in a quest for the ultimate hunting adventures. Each week, Craig is joined by fellow country music artists as well as professional athletes and motocross celebrities. Craig’s engaging personality, lifelong love of hunting and considerable television experience make “Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors” a must-see for hunters and country music fans across the nation. Highlights from the upcoming third season include surfing in Hawaii and leading a group of accomplished and first-time hunters on a turkey expedition in his hometown of Dickson, Tenn.

Starting July 1, 2012, viewers can catch Craig every Sunday night at 11pm (EST) on Outdoor Channel. Check local listings or log on to www.OutdoorChannel.com to find out how to get the network in your area.

The New York Times declared that Morgan is “singing more powerfully than ever” on his recently released CD This Ole Boy, his first new music in three years, and debut release on Black River Entertainment. Co-produced with his longtime creative partner Phil O’Donnell, Morgan co-wrote 6 of the 12 songs on the new record. The feel good, sing-along title track love song is climbing the country radio charts and the music video, featuring Hollywood actress Angie Harmon, can be viewed on numerous web and TV outlets.

ABOUT CRAIG MORGAN:One of country music’s best-loved artists, Craig Morgan has made a name for himself with massive radio airplay of his signature hits:  “Bonfire,” “Almost Home,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” “That’s What I Love About Sunday” and “International Harvester.” His newest single “This Ole Boy,” currently climbing the country radio charts, is the title track to his sixth studio CD, out now on Black River Entertainment. The new album boasted a Top 5 debut on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart when it released on February 28, 2012. Craig received one of country music’s highest honors when he was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2008. Prior to becoming a country music and TV sensation, Craig Morgan spent over 10 years of active duty in the Army and an additional nine years in the Army Reserves.  He is an avid supporter of America’s military personnel and a recipient of the 2006 USO Merit Award. In addition to a prolific country music career, he hosts the award-winning show “Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors” on The Outdoor Channel. For more information on Craig Morgan, please visit www.craigmorgan.com or follow him on Twitter @CMorganmusic.

Justin Bieber zu Gast beim Finale von Germany's next Topmodel

Justin Bieber zu Gast beim Finale von Germany's next Topmodel am 07. Juni ++ Neues Album "Believe" erscheint am 15. Juni
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Justin Bieber zu Gast beim Finale von Germany's next Topmodel am 07. Juni ++ Neues Album "Believe" erscheint am 15. Juni
Er ist der erfolgreichste und populärste männliche Pop-Künstler der Welt und präsentiert mit seinem neuen Album "Believe" am 15. Juni das nächste Kapitel seiner beeindruckenden Karriere: Justin Bieber, vor einigen Wochen 18 Jahre alt geworden und seit kurzem Highschool-Absolvent, legt mit dem neuen Werk den musikalischen Grundstein für seinen weiterentwickelten, kantigeren und erwachseneren Pop-Sound. Eine Kostprobe gibt es bereits am 07. Juni, wenn Justin Bieber beim Finale von "Germany's next Topmodel" auf ProSieben live zu Gast sein wird. "Believe" wird am 15. Juni veröffentlicht.

Über 14 Millionen verkaufte Alben und 26 Millionen Singles, 43 Millionen Facebook-Freunde und 21 Millionen Twitter-Follower unterstreichen eindrucksvoll, dass Justin Bieber innerhalb von nur knapp 3 Jahren die Welt im Sturm erobert hat. Dabei war dies erst der Anfang! Für 2012 hat der gebürtige Kanadier einige Highlights im Gepäck. Der derzeit erfolgreichste männliche Pop-Künstler dieses Planeten liefert sein brandneues Album "Believe" (VÖ: 15. Juni) ab und damit auch den musikalischen Richtungsweiser für die Zukunft des 18-Jährigen. Auf "Believe" schlägt Justin Bieber ein neues Kapitel auf und zeigt viele neue Facetten seines Könnens und Pop-Sounds, die unter die Haut und in die Beine gehen. Die deutschen Fans dürfen sich auf seine Performance beim Finale von "Germany's next Topmodel" auf ProSieben am 07. Juni freuen!

Die erste Single "Boyfriend" schoss in 32 Ländern direkt auf Platz 1 der iTunes-Charts und wurde innerhalb von zwei Wochen weltweit über eine Million Mal verkauft. "Boyfriend" ist zweifellos ein perfekter Vorgeschmack auf das neue Album "Believe", das u.a. von Mike Posner produziert wurde und außerdem durch die Mitwirkung von will.i.am (Black Eyed Peas), Kanye West und Drake glänzen soll. Die Gerüchteküche rund um das neue Werk brodelt bereits heftig und der Countdown bis zur Veröffentlichung erhält mit Justins Besuch in Deutschland ein ganz besonderes Highlight.

JUSTIN BIEBER im TV

07.06.2012 ProSieben / Germany's next Topmodel / 20:15 Uhr

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Ronnie Dawson and High Noon with Lisa Pankratz – The Carnegie Hall Tour http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.de/2012/05/ronnie-dawson-and-high-noon-with-lisa.html



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ON THE ROAD WITH IOWAN'S BOB & SHEILA EVERHART MAY 14. 2012

ON THE ROAD WITH IOWAN'S BOB & SHEILA EVERHART
     Hampton, Iowa....."We just finished our trip to participate in the "Hampton's Old Time Music Festival."  Bob & Sheila were booked on this event some time ago, and though they've been on it many times, this year was special according to Sheila. "Gladys Strein, who makes her home in California, is the mover and shaker behind this very nice rural music gathering.  She manages to keep the program old-timey and fun, and drew an extraordinary crowd this year, especially during the Saturday matinee.  It was on this particular show that we got to hear an extraordinary twin-fiddle presentation with Jay Kelly from Atkinson, Nebr., and Becky Gors from Waverly, Iowa.  They had never played together before, but they presented a twin-fiddle version of "Faded Love" which was a real treat for those of us who like our country music, 'country.'   Another special guest was Jack Ferguson from Boone, Iowa.  Jack was on Bob's PBS television show "Old Time Country Music" as well as his nephew Randy Kohrs, who produced and recorded Jack's new CD "Shackles and Chains."  Wow, Jack is a tremendous Dobro player, and he taught Randy Kohrs, who now plays for Dolly Parton.  Both Jack and Jay were there to work with Dale Eichor and Bobby Awe (as was John Dutwiler from Burlington, Iowa).  So you know this was an incredibly good country music performance."
     "I was totally impressed with the Hampton show this year," Bob added.  "Gladys had Terry Smith as a headliner, and he attracted a large audience.  Bobby Awe and Dale Eichor with their special guests, plus Cedar Valley Bluegrass (the band that Becky Gors plays in), Highway 52, Curt King & Band, and Bob & Sheila.  We always have a good time telling a few jokes and playing the old-time songs.   One guy came up to me later and said he really appreciated what he called 'casual comedy.'  I suspect he's right, I'm not a comedian, and when I tell stories, it's usually about someone I know.  I also really enjoyed Cedar Valley when they were on, as they sang "Just Look At Old Glory" a song written by our mutual friend Jackie Shewey.  Cedar Valley learned it from Howard Ness's sister, and they did it just fine."
     "Well, we got to go see my favorite movie," Bobbie Lhea, the Everhart's daughter chimed in, "The Avengers was playing during free popcorn night at the Atlantic theater last Tuesday, so dad took us.  He also took us to Greenfield to the Olive Branch restaurant that serves really really good lamb gyros, which is a great Greek food.  Thursday nights are their Greek nights. And of course Sunday is Mother's Day so we stopped in Des Moines at Joe's Crab Shack for lunch.  We would have waited about an hour to get into the Cheesecake Factory, so we just dropped in and got some to take home with us."
     "We sure didn't have a 'budget lunch' this week," Bob added, "but we did have some delightful food.  We're all geared up for the great concert by the best steel guitar player in the Midwest, coming up Friday, May 18 at the Oak Tree Opry. Curt Shoemaker is not only a great steel player, he's bringing his whole band with him, so it's going to be one swell night for us. I'd sure recommend reserved seats.  712-762-4363.

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JASON ALDEAN, ERIC CHURCH AND SAM HUNT LEAD THE WAY TO VEGAS' FOURTH ANNUAL ROUTE 91 HARVEST FESTIVAL   Lauren Alaina, Big &am...

Country Music News International Newsletter February 23. 2017

Country Music News International Newsletter February 23. 2017 Here is your Country Music News of the day from Country Music News I...

CD Review: Stephanie Grace – Life Is Okay

Stephanie Grace – Life Is Okay The album consists of 6 songs: Too Young, Life Is Okay, How’s That Working For Ya, Wait a Minute...

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