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Joe Nichols to perform at Lansing country music fest
LANSING – Country star Joe Nichols is joining the lineup of Lansing's summer Taste of Country music festival alongside headliner Dierks Bentley. Lansing country radio station 100.7 WITL-FM announced Nichols' performance Thursday. Nichols has five No.
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Night in the Country Music Festival Releases 2015 Artists
YERINGTON, NV–(Marketwired – Jan 30, 2015) – Nevada's largest country music festival, Night in the Country, will kick off its 14th year with some of country music's hottest artists as well as the biggest lineup in its history. To accommodate the …
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Florida Georgia Line Not Paid, Then Sued for 'Defamation' By Country Explosion
Amid the country music festival gold rush, the ongoing legal tussle around Florida Georgia Line at last summer's Country Explosion in Tooele, Utah, serves as a reminder that potential pitfalls exist as new players enter the marketplace and talent …
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Festival Noize: Country Jam, Boston Calling, Veld
“This year's Country Jam delivers one of the strongest entertainment lineups of any major country music event in the nation this summer, with the possible exceptions of our own festivals in Minnesota and New York, WE Fest and the Taste Of Country Music …
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Latest Hank Williams News

Dave Davies Reflects on The Kinks' Origins, Embracing Technology
That's been a great thing about the Kinks over the decades. We always tried to touch on eclectic things we like. It's not one style straight ahead. We've borrowed and been influenced by a lot of music. Hank Williams was a really important writer …
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Bulldogs score seven en route to another shutout victory
Goalkeeper Bryce Williams careened in a soft shot, but when he went to pick it up the ball slow-rolled behind him to make it 2-0. Hank Sofferin made it 3-0 midway to the break on an assist by Neil White. And another Bainbridge miscue put it at 4-0 by …
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Claeys bullish about Gophers defense for 2015
He said Everett Williams and Cody Poock are both candidates to replace Wilson, and Jack Lynn could move back to the middle after starting at outside linebacker last year. Claeys said sophomore Jonathan Celestin's rapid development at outside linebacker …
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Latest Hank Snow News

Wertz Warriors annual ride passing through Arenac, Ogemaw counties
The snowmobiles and support staff are slated to arrive at the Moose Lodge at 10:45 a.m., at Town & Country at 2:40 p.m. and at Hank's at 4:45 p.m. According to an itinerary of the ride, the Wertz Warriors will stop for the evening at the Quality Inn …
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kd lang, Hank Snow, Shania Twain, Tommy Hunter and Renee Martel Honored
k.d. lang, Hank Snow, Shania Twain, Tommy Hunter and Renee Martel have been chosen for the series which will be made available in ten stamp packs and as a souvenir sheet with all five stamps. These will be non-denominational stamps (currently 85 …
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New book looks at Hank Snow's life and legacy
A biography of Hank Snow is something Oickle has been thinking about for many years, but when he realized how close of a milestone was approaching he made the pitch to Nimbus Publishing to get things going. After three years of work, the book I'm Movin …
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Latest Diamond Rio News

Rio Road interchange remains point of contention in US 29 improvement plan
The one-mile project from Dominion Drive to Woodbrook Drive will include an urban-diamond interchange with exit and entrance ramps to and from Rio and two lanes of through traffic passing beneath the intersection. State officials are scheduled to award …
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Rio Tinto Tells Staff Zimbabwe Taxes May Force Gem Mine C
(Bloomberg) — Rio Tinto Group told staff in Zimbabwe that government taxes may force it to close its sole diamond mine in the country, a letter to staff shows. The Murowa Diamond Mine, which is 78 percent held by London-based Rio, was valued at $ 279 …
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Diamond Rio Finds Fans Among Peers
When you've had more than 30 hit songs, it's hard to remember them all. And Diamond Rio admits they forget they cut some songs, but others, not only do their fans remind them, but their industry peers do, too. The band's Dana Williams tells Country …
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Heavy Traffic Expected on Canada's Diamond Ice Road
De Beers, Dominion Diamond Corporation and Rio Tinto jointly fund the road's operations because it significantly reduces transportation costs for bringing supplies to the Diavik, Ekati, Snap Lake and Gahcho Kué mines. Without the seasonal road …
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Latest Roy Clark News

What If the Braves Manage to Land Olivera?
But on Saturday, Atlanta witnessed a private workout for him in the Dominican Republic in front of a bunch of high-ranking Braves' executives: Fredi Gonzalez, John Coppolella, Gordon Blakeley, Roy Clark … and others. This was mentioned recently by …
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Result / Standings
NET: 1, Jim Connell, Mike Hurtt, Selby Hyde, 180; 2, Mike Meiring, Don Valentini, Bruce Mortenson, Wayne Wiedeman, 171. K.P. (0-12 hcp., 13-up hcp.): No. 4, Al Baham, Gordy Carrigan. No. 6, Dave Rush, Jim Clark. No. 14, Dave Stiemert, Jim Connell. No …
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Braves bringing back former scouting chief Roy Clark
An aggressive reshaping of the Braves front office continues with the return of longtime former scouting chief Roy Clark and the promotion of highly regarded scout Brian Bridges to scouting director. The Braves haven't announced the moves yet because …
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Country News and Notes : JAN 21

Country News and Notes : JAN 21
Ronnie Milsap is the latest artist to be honored with his own exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. 'Ronnie Milsap: A Legend in My Time' will open on Feb. 6, covering Milsap's legendary career. The exhibit will feature Ronnie's work …
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Ronnie Milsap Cancels June 12 Celebrity Theatre Concert
"Under doctor's supervision, Ronnie Milsap has not been cleared to travel and/or perform, and must regretfully cancel his scheduled [Arizona] and [California] appearances this week. Ronnie sends his sincere apologies to all the fans and hopes to be …
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More great jobs at
Country singer Ronnie Milsap is 72. Singer Katherine Anderson Schaffner (The Marvelettes) is 71. Country singer Jim Stafford is 71. Talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger is 68. Movie director John Carpenter is 67. Actress-dancer-choreographer Debbie …
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Latest Mel Tillis News

Dance hall favorites to help ring in 2015
According to the band's website, Jeff Woolsey grew up on the North side of Houston listening to Ray Price, Johnny Bush, George Jones, Mel Tillis, Faron young and others. The Magnolia-based six-member band drives all over the state to perform at honky …
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Mel Tillis being released from hospital after heart surgery
Country music legend Mel Tillis is being released from the hospital after having heart surgery last weekend. His daughter, Pam Tillis, released the following statement: "Dad is doing great and is happy to be leaving the hospital in time to catch today …
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Grand Ole Opry's Little Jimmy Dickens, 94, in 'critical care' with undisclosed
Little Jimmy Dickens of Grand Ole Opry fame has been hospitalized since Christmas Day with an undisclosed illness. Jessie Schmidt, a publicist for the Opry, said in a news release on Sunday that Dickens was admitted to a Nashville-area hospital on …
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The senator to watch in 2015
Mel Gibson is 59 … Kimberley Locke ("American Idol") is 37 … Eli Manning is 34 … actor Alex D. Linz is 26. THE SHOWS, from @MattMackowiak, filing from Austin: –NBC's “Meet the Press”: Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY); U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN …
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Latest Keith Whitley News

Curb Records' Mo Pitney Set To Launch "Country"-Wide
Inspired by artists Johnny Cash, Keith Whitley, Randy Travis, Buck Owens and bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley, Mo carries a deep reverence for the history of country music. Pitney, often referred to as an old soul, is a humble twenty-two year old …
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LSU to send 1650 students off in fall graduations
… Audrey Kate Tankersley, Crowley, Texas; Lauren Michelle Trostorff, New Orleans; Joanna Elizabeth Wall, Loranger; Shane Daniel Walsh, St. Francisville; Kayla Michelle Webb, Mandeville; Devin M. Whipp, New Iberia; Whitley Brooke Williams, Tyler …
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COUNTY CALENDAR
COATS FOR KIDS – Mt. Gilead Fire Department accepting coats, gloves, hats and scarves until Dec. 31. Drop off at Mt. Gilead Town Hall Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Wed. 8 a.m. – 12 noon. Call Johnny Greene 910-572-7447 or Chief Keith Byrd …
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Latest Emmylou Harris News

Album review: Aldous Harding's songs evoke a quaint and quirky feel of another
There's an excursion into the country territory of Emmylou Harris or Alison Krauss with the lovely, lilting Merriweather which, like many of the tracks, features outstanding harmonies by talented guitarist Simon Gregory. All in all this release by …
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Emmylou Harris Talks Influence of Joan Baez, Reveals New Album Details
One listen to Emmylou Harris' obscure 1969 solo debut album, Gliding Bird, and you'll hear the obvious influence of folk singer Joan Baez on the future Country Music Hall of Fame member. It's fitting then that Harris was on hand to perform a tribute to …
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Country icon Don Williams coming to Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium
His classics include “I Believe in You,” “Good Ole Boys Like Me,” “'Til the Rivers All Run Dry,” “It Must Be Love,” “Tulsa Time” and, with Emmylou Harris, “If I Needed You.” In 2010, the Gentle Giant, as he is known, was inducted into the Country Music …
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Latest Keith Whitley News

LSU to send 1650 students off in fall graduations
… Audrey Kate Tankersley, Crowley, Texas; Lauren Michelle Trostorff, New Orleans; Joanna Elizabeth Wall, Loranger; Shane Daniel Walsh, St. Francisville; Kayla Michelle Webb, Mandeville; Devin M. Whipp, New Iberia; Whitley Brooke Williams, Tyler …
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Spokane area students place in DECA competition
Business services: First, Taylor Heck, CV; second, Jameon Dumo, CV; third, Justin Whitley, CV; fourth, Elena Wolf, CV; fifth, Hannah Lanz, Mt. Spokane; sixth, Shelby Frank, CV; seventh, Tyson Keys, CV; eighth, Lindsey Pearson, Mt. Spokane …
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Ricky Skaggs Talks Memoir, Keith Whitley and His Hall of Fame Propects
Country music legend Ricky Skaggs has been doing quite a bit of reminiscing as of late – especially with the recent release of his autobiography, "Kentucky Traveler: My Life In Music." The singer tells Billboard that he's happy to have the book …
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