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Turnpike Troubadours Take New Album to Unexpected Chart Heights

October 1st, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

In a year filled with chart-topping country albums by Aaron Watson, Jason Isbell and Blackberry Smoke, the Turnpike Troubadours are the latest independents to climb their way up the Billboard charts without help from mainstream radio.  Sidebar Hear Turnpike Troubadours’ Roadhouse-Ready ‘Down Here’ » The band’s new, self-titled LP is currently sitting at Number Three on the [...]

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Brad Paisley to Perform, Predict on ‘College GameDay’

September 2nd, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

College football action officially heats up this Saturday. Ahead of the gridiron challenges, ESPN’s football preview series, College GameDay will welcome back country superstar Brad Paisley, to share his predictions with the panel of expert commentators. Sidebar Brad Paisley Brings Full Bar and Nintendo on Stage » Broadcasting from Fort Worth, Texas’ Sundance Square, ahead [...]

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Hear Alabama, Alison Krauss Duet on Romantic ‘Come Find Me’

August 28th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Alabama’s repertoire has always been a solid blend of foot-stomping anthems and tender ballads, and the tradition continues on Southern Drawl, the first album of original songs from the trio of Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook since 2001. One of the many highlights on the collection is “Come Find Me,” a road weary [...]

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See Alan Jackson Debut Cautionary ‘Angels and Alcohol’ on ‘Fallon’

July 17th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Alan Jackson debuted the title track of his upcoming album, Angels and Alcohol, on the Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday. The affecting country weeper about the perils of hard drinking and the undeniable toll it takes on “a good woman’s love” is further proof that Jackson is the living embodiment of traditional honky-tonk [...]

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Kid Rock Tells Protestors to ‘Kiss My Ass’ Over Confederate Flag

July 11th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Even as South Carolina and major retailers officially disconnect themselves from the Confederate flag, the controversial symbol continues to have a prominent presence at Kid Rock‘s concerts. On Monday, the National Action Network’s Michigan chapter protested outside the Detroit Historical Museum, which houses a Kid Rock exhibit, demanding that the rocker stop displaying the Confederate flag, Deadline [...]

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Hear Alan Jackson Turn to ‘Jim and Jack and Hank’ in New Single

June 16th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Alan Jackson has released his first single since last year’s “A Million Ways to Die,” drumming up buzz for his new album, Angels and Alcohol, one month ahead of its release. Written by the “Chattahoochee” crooner himself, “Jim and Jack and Hank” is rooted in the two-stepping spirit of early-Nineties country, doubling as a sign [...]

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Hear Jamey Johnson and Amanda Watkins’ ‘If I Was Over You’

April 30th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Jamey Johnson recorded a new duet with Amanda Watkins. Rick Diamond/Getty Images When Amanda Watkins, former member of the country duo Miss Willie Brown, set out on her solo career, she struck up a friendship with Jamey Johnson, who took her on tour as his opening act. During her nightly performance of her song “If [...]

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Eminem Joins ‘Best Friend’ Yelawolf on Rootsy New Song

April 14th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

As Eminem‘s protégée Yelawolf readies the release of his second studio album, Love Story, for April 21st, the pair have joined forces on the dark, Johnny Cash-inspired “Best Friend.” Sidebar Eminem Channels Boxing for Epic ‘Guts Over Fear’ Video » “Best Friend” is the latest Love Story preview to showcase the Alabama rapper’s return to his [...]

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Sara Evans Blasts Fox’s ‘Last Man on Earth’: ‘I Was Thoroughly Disgusted’

March 27th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

It’s a good thing Will Forte’s last man standing Phil Miller doesn’t have to share an apocalyptic earth with Sara Evans. The “Slow Me Down” singer recently went on a Facebook rant about Forte’s Fox series The Last Man on Earth, which casts the Saturday Night Live alum as the only living dude on terra firma. [...]

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Will Hoge Hits Big Cities on Small Town Dreams Tour

March 10th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

After two decades in the music business, Will Hoge knows the key to a great live show: “The magic happens in the unsafe moments,” says the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter. Sidebar Exclusive: Hear Will Hoge’s New Heartland Anthem » So, expect the unexpected on the Tennessee native’s 2015 Small Town Dreams Tour. Hoge announced cities and dates [...]

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