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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Big & Rich
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Since exploding on to the country music scene in 2004, Big & Rich, Big Kenny and John Rich have done about as much in a decade as most country stars do in a lifetime. Being the founding “Godfathers” of the MuzikMafia, they’ve helped fuel talented acts like Gretchen Wilson and Cowboy Troy among others. They’ve Read more…

Jamie O’Neal's New Album Worth The Wait
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It’s been nine years since Jamie O’Neal has released a new album so we were a little disappointed when we heard she was releasing an album of covers . . . until we heard it that is. But the first question we had to ask was ‘Why so long?’

“It was a matter Read more…

Jo Dee Messina: It Takes A Village
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The music business is a new world and like many other stars Jo Dee Messina wasted no time finding a new way to do what she loves. Make music. Messina has charted nine number 1 hits and sold more than 5 million records in her 20-year career. After 16 years with Curb records the Read more…

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Charlie Daniels Does It Like Dylan
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Bob Dylan gave the world many musical gifts with songs like “The Times They Are a-Changin’,” “Like a Rolling Stone” and “Blowin’ in the Wind.” But the greatest musical gift he gave us may very well be . . . Charlie Daniels.

Daniels was already a Dylan fan back in 1969 and working as a session Read more…

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Frankie Ballard Talks "Sunshine & Whiskey”
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At first listen you’d think you’re hearing a seasoned older blues guy. At first glance you’d think you were looking at a kid fresh out of college. Put them together and you have Frankie Ballard. His sophomore album, “Sunshine & Whiskey,” comes out this Tuesday (Feb. 11). The Battle Creek, Michigan, native cracked the Read more…

Review: Rhonda Vincent, Only Me
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Rhonda Vincent has been a purveyor of consistently good hard driving bluegrass music for years. ‘Only me,’ the new release from the multi-Grammy nominee surprises us with, dare we say, a concept album.

The 2-disc set is a pleasant surprise with the first disc being all bluegrass and the second, traditional country. Country legend Willie Read more…

Music Industry Vet Bernard Porter On Artist Development
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Bernard Porter first came to Nashville from Virginia when he was 14 playing pedal steel and guitar. One of the first people he worked for, Roni Stoneman, told him not to get in to the music business. He didn’t listen. He’s now been in the business over 27 years and Porter excelled in the Read more…

Rising Stars: Michaelis
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Being an all female Texas trio, Michaelis is use to being compared to the Dixie Chicks. But if I had to bet, I’d bet they’d be around a lot longer.

The model-like sisters have been playing all over Texas since Madeline, the youngest, was five years old. “My dad has always had our back, he’s like Read more…

Nashville Newcomer Rachele Lynae Opens Up About “Fishin’,” Faith And Why She Won’t Accept “Can’t”

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: With a summer schedule full of dates shared with hit makers Randy Houser, Jerrod Neimann, Wynonna and others, a recently released 6-song Party Pack EP and a strong current single with “Fishin’ for Something,” these are exciting times for newcomer Rachele Lynae, an Alaska native with a voice as big and powerful as Read more…

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: LeAnn Rimes Gets Personal
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Becoming an international star by the age of thirteen is usually a recipe for disaster. Some might even say she peaked early. But after listening to her new album, Spitfire, it’s obvious she’s still on her way to the top of the mountain. LeAnn Rimes has seen it all and on this nakedly Read more…