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Chris Janson Enlists Tim McGraw for Duet on New Album

September 25th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Chris Janson, whose first single for Warner Music Nashville, “Buy Me a Boat,” recently sailed into the Number One slot on the Mediabase country chart, has revealed details of his debut album for the label. Titled after that gold-certified hit, Buy Me a Boat is set for release on October 30th and features a duet [...]

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Run the Jewels on Ferguson: ‘Riots Work’

August 6th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

With the anniversary of the shooting death of Michael Brown approaching on August 9th, Run the Jewels opened up about Ferguson, Missouri in a new interview. Introducing themselves as “your fantasy utopian representation of race relations in the world,” El-P and Killer Mike tell the BBC about their experience performing near St. Louis when the Ferguson riots [...]

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Watch Ed Sheeran & Ben Kweller Cover ‘Stand By Me’

May 21st, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Three weeks after the death of Ben E. King, Ed Sheeran brought out tour opener Ben Kweller in Salt Lake City Tuesday night for a soulful cover of the singer’s signature song, “Stand by Me.” Sidebar Ed Sheeran: The Music That Made Me » “You all know the words to this,” Sheeran said before the two singer-songwriters plucked [...]

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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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Tyler Farr Digs Deep With New Album ‘Suffer in Peace’

February 24th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Tyler Farr, whose debut album Redneck Crazy spawned two hits, the Top Five title track and its moody follow-up “Whiskey in My Water,” has set April 28th as the release date for his next album. Produced by Jim Catino and Julian King, who were also at Crazy‘s helm, the new LP is titled Suffer in [...]

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Stevie Wonder on Message Behind New Album: ‘We Want to See Equality’

February 16th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

The Grammys’ Songs in the Key of Life – An All-Star Salute to Stevie Wonder will air on CBS February 16th, and before the tribute concert is broadcast, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer chatted with AP about the star-studded celebration, music streaming and the nation-changing events that are fueling Wonder‘s next album, tentatively [...]

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Talib Kweli Helps Raise $100,000 for Ferguson Organizers and Protesters

February 14th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Last October, rapper-activist Talib Kweli helped launch the crowdfunding campaign Ferguson Defense Fund to support activists protesting in Ferguson, Missouri following the deadly shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown and subsequent non-indictment of police officer Darren Wilson. The Action Support Committee raised $112,052 – eclipsing their initial goal of $25,000 – and on Friday, the committee announced plans to allocate the [...]

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Mary Chapin Carpenter Revisits Hits on Spring Acoustic Trio Tour

January 27th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Mary Chapin Carpenter, whose debut orchestral album, Songs From the Movie, was released a year ago this month, will continue her acoustic trio tour dates this spring featuring special guests, folk-bluegrass singer Aoife O’Donovan and Irish acoustic band Lúnasa. Sidebar Watch Mary Chapin Carpenter’s Gutsy Jab at Country Stars » The trek features Carpenter’s longtime [...]

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Vince Gill and Friends Tour to Feature Ashley Monroe, Charlie Worsham, Jenny Gill

January 22nd, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Vince Gill is embarking on a mini-tour in March that will see the Country Music Hall of Famer sharing the stage with three of his favorite collaborators. Sidebar Vince Gill’s 14 Favorite guitar Players » The Vince Gill Friends Tour will feature singer-songwriters Ashley Monroe and Charlie Worsham, along with the singer’s daughter, Jenny Gill, [...]

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Jay Z, Russell Simmons Meet With New York Governor Over Criminal Justice Reforms

December 12th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

By Jon Blistein | December 11, 2014 Jay Z, Common and Russell Simmons met with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday to advocate for significant reforms to the criminal justice system. The meeting came in the wake of grand jury decisions in Staten Island, New York and Ferguson, Missouri to not bring charges against [...]

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