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Gene Watson: Letting the record speak — and sing — for itself

Gene Watson: Letting the record speak — and sing — for itself
His childhood was filled with music, singing in church with his sisters. As a hobby, he started singing in a country band and was the featured performer at a popular club in Houston. Watson signed with the local independent record label, Resco, and …
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Power singer Mena Hardy getting around Durham
One was from a country rock band, prompting a surprised response from Hardy, no country fan at the time: “Oh my God, are you kidding me,” was her reaction. But she thought better of it, called the contact and they … She also experienced homophobia as …
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DANNY HOOPER: Preparing for an awesome 2015
Fast forward to 2015 and the now-24-year-old has already won a Juno and two CCMA awards; is living in Nashville and recording his sixth album (and second for Warner Music Canada); and recently wrapped up a cross-country tour opening for Brad Paisley.
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The Elders of Country Music
In late 1956, James recorded the smash hit, "Young Love," for which he will always be remembered. The tune was the first "teenage country crossover single;" it topped both the country and pop charts in 1957. James became a member of the Opry in 1962 …
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100 Country Lessons – Guitar Lesson Goldmine Series (Book/CD)

100 Country Lessons – Guitar Lesson Goldmine Series (Book/CD)

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Expand your guitar knowledge with the Guitar Lesson Goldmine series] Featuring 100 individual modules covering a giant array of topics each lesson in this Country volume includes detailed instruction with playing examples presented in standard noation and tablature. You’ll also get extremely useful tips scale diagrams chord grids photos and more to reinforce your learning experience plus 2 audio CDs featuring performance demos of all the examples in the book] A huge variety of country guitar styles and techniques are covered including: open-chord licks rhythm techniques pentatonic scales arpeggios double-stop licks triple-stop licks standard bends pedal-steel bends Travis picking hybrid picking fingerstyle country chord embellishments and more]

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Music fans will love these boxed sets, reissues

Music fans will love these boxed sets, reissues
The Allman Brothers Band, “The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings” — This one features five shows over six discs, maybe the most triumphant five shows in the history of jam rock. My suggestion: Put all five versions of “Statesboro Blues” on a loop and let …
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Record Labels, Retailers Can't Agree on Which Day of the Week to Release
An IFPI-commissioned study predicts that global releases could drive more than a 3% increase in global sales, with a Friday or Saturday release day yielding the best results. Global recorded-music revenue fell 4% last year to $ 15 billion, according to …
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Music of the Heart (Miramax Collector’s Series)

Music of the Heart (Miramax Collector’s Series)

Two-time Academy Award(R)-winner Meryl Streep (1983 Best Actress, SOPHIE’S CHOICE; 1980 Best Supporting Actress, KRAMER vs. KRAMER) stars with Angela Bassett (HOW STELLA GOT HER GROOVE BACK) in a heartwarming, acclaimed true story of how one woman’s musical gift affected those who least expected it. A single mother with little more than talent and the determination to make a difference, Roberta Guaspari (Streep) overcame the skepticism of everyone who didn’t think she should be teaching violin to students in a tough inner-city neighborhood. But even after a decade of ever-growing popularity and countless success stories, Roberta and her kids must rise to meet an even greater challenge: budget cuts aimed at shutting down her valuable program for good! Also starring Aidan Quinn (PRACTICAL MAGIC) and Grammy-winner Gloria Estefan in a stellar cast, this extraordinary story will inspire anyone who’s ever thought their dreams were too far out of reach!Why, you might ask, would Wes Craven direct a conventional biopic about Roberta Guaspari, a divorced mother of two who created an acclaimed music program in East Harlem’s troubled school system? After all, Craven built his career on Freddy Krueger and the Scream trilogy, and you won’t find razor-tipped gloves or a single drop of blood in Music of the Heart. All Craven has to do is provide a safe working environment for Meryl Streep (who earned an obligatory Oscar nomination), sublimate his deft directorial style, and surrender to the banalities of Pamela Gray’s screenplay, which would’ve played more effectively on cable TV.

To be fair, Music of the Heart (partially inspired by the 1996 documentary Small Wonders) serves its purpose quite nicely. Streep is flawless in a non-showy role, and the story of Guaspari’s celebrated violin training program provides the requisite rush of inner-city inspiration. As a fact-based companion to Mr. Holland’s Opus, the film is less effective but similarly engaging; you’d have to be cold-hearted to dismiss it altogether. It’s best when focusing on Guaspari’s school program and the 10-year struggle to keep it alive; the drama falters when dealing half-heartedly with her tentative relationships, notably with a journalist (Aidan Quinn) who shies from commitment. And Craven? He seems content to direct by the numbers here, leaving inspiration on the screen while forfeiting his own. –Jeff Shannon

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Country Music Artist: Melissa Coffey singing the 4th of July!

Country Music Artist: Melissa Coffey singing the 4th of July!

Melissa Coffey- Country Music Recording Artist where she is singing her song the 4th of July! www.melissacoffey.net Support Independent artists and request m…
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Shark Tank KISSTIXX Update with Country Music Artist: Danielle Peck

SHARK TANK ~ Success Update on KISSTIXX in Nashville with Country Music Artist: Danielle Peck #HowToKiss #MarkCuban Dallas Robinson, Kisstixx CEO announces t…
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Thursday Video Spotlight: Parker Millsap's first official music video, "Truck

Thursday Video Spotlight: Parker Millsap's first official music video, "Truck
The awards show will be broadcast live on SiriusXM's Outlaw Country and online on NPR's Folk Alley, and an edited, televised version will air Nov 22 on PBS. While in Nashville, Millsap also will make his debut in one of country music's most hallowed …
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Soule Homestead Harvest Fair and Folk Festival set for Sept. 20-21
The Boxcar Lilies have quickly made a name for themselves with their signature mix of folk, country, and bluegrass-tinged Americana music featuring spine-tingling, innovative harmonies and top-notch songwriting. Accompanying themselves … At the time …
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Down Life's Highway “Mr. Gospel Music, “ Hank, Chet, Willie and Patsy Cline

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Country music recording artist Danielle Peck sings the National Anthem prior to the start of the 2008 Food City 500.

Down Life's Highway “Mr. Gospel Music, “ Hank, Chet, Willie and Patsy Cline
The year was 1948, Dudley J. leBlanc, the inventor of Hadacol, had come up with a great promotional idea, a Hadacol caravan featuring the biggest entertainment talent in the country. The show traveled …. He composed over 1,000 musical compositions …
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Saginaw's Mandi Layne and the Lost Highway celebrate journey to new CD
BAY CITY, MI – Throwing a party when a new CD hits the market isn't so unusual, but with something to really celebrate in "Country 2 the Bone," Mandi Layne and her bandmates in the Lost Highway are doing it up right Saturday, June 28, at Lumber Barons …
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Canadian Country Music Recording Artist, Craig Moritz loves CANDi

Craig Moritz loves animals and he loves CANDi. Craig joined CANDi as an official spokesperson in 2010 and has been working to help cats and dogs in tourist d…

Outlaw Country: Live From Austin, TX

Outlaw Country: Live From Austin, TX

This DVD from the Live From Austin, TX series features Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, Billy Joe Shaver and Kimmie Rhodes performing together.

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