Jim Ed Brown and the Browns inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame

Jim Ed Brown and the Browns inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame
The Country Music Hall Of Fame Inducts New Members The Oak Ridge Boys, Jim Ed Brown And The Browns, And Grady Martin During 2015 Medallion Ceremony at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on October 25, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Jack Conway 2015: Where Kentucky Candidate Stands on Same-Sex Marriage and
Same-sex marriage: In 2014, Conway refused to appeal a federal judge's order for Kentucky to recognize same-sex marriage, just a year before the Supreme Court made it the law of the land in June, the Associated Press reported. At the time, Conway …
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Old Dominion Is Country Music's "Grown-Ass Man Band" and Wouldn't Have It Any
Making it in the country music game is not for the weak of heart and mind: There you are in Nashville, hundreds of songwriters, jam-packed into nondescript offices on Music Row, each trying their damnedest to write that one hit song an ear-wormy hook …
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Tommy Overstreet, country music star and Hillsboro resident, remembered as
Tommy Overstreet, her husband and country music star, died Monday at age 78 because of complications related to emphysema. But the songs and videos, boots and guitars he left behind bring her a lasting and tangible reminder of their 30-year marriage.

New Country Music Releases for November 2015
The 21 Project is a seven song EP, cut three different ways. You'll just need to hear it to understand. Young's new studio album is called I'm Comin' Over, and as of now it's the final major 2015 release. It comes one week after McGraw's Damn Country …
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Songwriter Bobby Braddock shares Music Row memories

Songwriter Bobby Braddock shares Music Row memories
“Time Marches On,” “Golden Ring,” “D-I-V-O-R-C-E,” “I Wanna Talk About Me” and “People Are Crazy” are among the songs he's written over the years for everyone from The Oak Ridge Boys and Tammy Wynette to Toby Keith and Blake Shelton. Now, he's …
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The difference between a TAM and Tammy Wynette (why no one will ever confuse them)
Back in the 60's and 70's, Tammy Wynette, country music legend, had a number of classic hits like Stand by Your Man and Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad. Many of her lyrics are legendary. But Tammy never wrote a technical advice memorandum (TAM).
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TODAY IN 1974: Elton John released his "Greatest Hits" album. Photo
1978: The band Boston played the city of Boston for the first time, in a sold-out show. 1986: Country singer Tammy Wynette checked in to the Betty Ford Clinic for addiction to painkillers. 1989: Roxette hit number one with “Listen To Your Heart.” It …
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Country Music Legend Kenny Rogers Announces Retirement from Touring

Country Music Legend Kenny Rogers Announces Retirement from Touring
Details and dates for Rogers' final World Tour will be announced in the coming months. “I've done this long enough. Sometimes there's a fine line between being driven and being selfish, and I think I crossed that line when I was younger. I really want …
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An evening with Kenny Rogers
From the opening notes of “Love or Something Like It” to closing with “Islands in the Stream,” Kenny Rogers had a crowd in Myrtle Beach singing along on a recent rainy, stormy night. The threat of bad weather didn't stop the sell-out crowd from coming …
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Kenny Rogers announces retirement, farewell tour
US singer Kenny Rogers announced on Friday that he will retire in the near future, but not before embarking on one last world tour. Rogers explained that his decision was based on a desire to spend more time with family. The "Gambler" singer will first …
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Just Dropped In
Kenneth Donald Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. Kenny Rogers graduated from Jefferson Davis High School in Houston. Although he …
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Today in Music History – Oct. 17

Today in Music History – Oct. 17
In 1991, Tennessee Ernie Ford, the deep-voiced singer who took "Sixteen Tons" to the top of the pop and country charts in 1955, died in Reston, Va. He was 72. Ford's recording of the Merle Travis song became an anthem for coal miners with its famous …

Marshfield Senior Center
Benny Thomas was a recent visitor at the Marshfield Senior Center. He combined country and gospel singing with excellent guitar playing before a packed house for an entertaining hour. The center hopes to bring him back for an encore soon.
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Mid-South Memories: Oct. 2
"We're confident we'll get that 600,000th visitor tomorrow," a Fair spokesman said last night. "If we do, we're going to turn the Fairgrounds over to him. Everything will be on the house to him and his family. He'll have his picture taken with …
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Boxer Victor Ortiz Pleads Not Guilty In Country Music Beatdown
Boxer Victor Ortiz is adamant he did NOT assault a country music fan at a Jason Aldean/Kenny Chesney concert back in July … and pled not guilty in court moments ago. We broke the story … Ortiz — a former "Dancing with the Stars" contestant — was …

Country music star Shania Twain cancels 2 tour dates due to respiratory infection
Country music star Shania Twain canceled two tour dates this week because of a respiratory infection, and said she would not be able to reschedule them. Concerts planned for the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire, Tuesday, and at the …

Why 'Burning House' Singer Cam Gave Up Psychology for Country Music
There was a time when native Californian Camaron Ochs spent her days in a psychology research lab at Stanford and dabbled in music on the side. Then came a pair of cuts — with Miley Cyrus and rising country act Maggie Rose — and a fan-funded …
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Home Free finds country music harmony
Vocal group Home Free has a music genre all to itself: country a cappella. Since winning Season 4 of NBC's “The … On balancing covers with originals on the new record: “We're doing more and more originals. I'm sure we'll always do covers because a …
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Flipper with David Yow
Formed in 1979 from members of the Sleepers and Negative Trend, Flipper embraced a slower (but no less aggressive) approach to music that was at odds with the faster tempos of SF punk contemporaries like the Dead Kennedys and Crime. … Shatter would …
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Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical Spoiled by the Same Sexism That Plagues Country
You know what “Haystack” is about before it even starts, and it's about as charming as a song that involves pulling dried grass out of your pussy after a good ol' roll in the hay can be. A theme quickly emerges: These are songs written not for a …
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Country hit-maker Lee Brice set for Peoria Civic Center arena Oct. 8
Before you see Brice in Peoria, here's a primer on the country music star that features facts about his life, his songwriting process and some tidbits you might not know about the artist. Clemson Football. Brice attended Clemson University on a … as …
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The Yemeni Sisters Whose Arabic Song Has Taken Israel By Storm
The surprise hit Habib Galbi – performed by a band of three Israeli sisters of Yemeni background named A-WA – managed to rise to the top of this country's music charts, shattering records and all expectations. The song has also proven a major success …
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Inaugural Gratifonia Music Festival comes to Lycoming Count Fairgrounds this

Inaugural Gratifonia Music Festival comes to Lycoming Count Fairgrounds this
HUGHESVILLE — This sleepy little town will get loud Labor Day weekend when the inaugural Gratifonia Music Festival takes over the Lycoming County Fairgrounds. The festival brings together local and national acts from the worlds of country, hip hop …
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Hopscotch Music Festival returns to Raleigh
RALEIGH (WTVD) –. The Hopscotch Music Festival kicks off Thursday in downtown Raleigh. There will be country music, R&B, heavy metal, pop, electronic, hip hop, and more. The festival is so good, Rolling Stone put it on its list of "Must See" music …
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Birthplace of Country Music Museum plans for expansion
The Birthplace of Country Music just had a big weekend with Rhythm and Roots and a new grant is keeping the momentum going. The Virginia Tobacco Commission just allotted $ 250,000 to help with the museum's expansion into an annex next door.
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What Rap Music Can Learn From Country Music
Believe it or not, rap music and country music have a lot in common. Neither rap nor country sounds anything like the music they originated from. They also have passionate fanbases and fervent detractors. Since country and country culture has been …
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