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Country and Western (genre)

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  • Buffalo Springfield to reunite for Neil Young's 24th Bridge School benefit

     
    Neil Young will reunite with Stephen Stills and Richie Furay for a pair of performances as Buffalo Springfield for Young’s annual Bridge School benefit concerts in Northern California, with lineups that also include Pearl Jam, Elton John and Leon...
  • Album review: Jamey Johnson's 'The Guitar Song'

     
    Jamey Johnson’s music is hard, like a metal slide on a pedal steel guitar; it’s real, like the kernel of truth within the tall tales swapped by studio musicians after much Jack Daniel's has been consumed. It’s a consummate blend......
  • PETA takes shot at 'American Idol' singer Kristy Lee Cook's new hunting series, 'Goin' Country'

     
    Only one episode of "American Idol" contestant Kristy Lee Cook's new hunting show, "Goin' Country with Kristy Lee Cook," aired on Versus before the animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals started firing shots at the singer.....
  • Casey James: The soundtrack to my life

     
    Before the Top 3 turn into the Final 2, we asked them for three pivotal albums that serve as the soundtrack to their lives. On this round: Casey James, who chose Lynyrd Skynyrd’s second album, “Second Helping,” Pearl Jam’s breakout record, “Ten,...
  • Live review: Desert Rose Band reunion in Bakersfield

     
    Reporting from Bakersfield The Desert Rose Band couldn’t have picked a more apropos site for launching a brief reunion tour than Buck Owens' Crystal Palace in the capital of California country music. The group formed by Byrds and Flying Burrito......
  • Carlene Carter, Dave Alvin, Exene in June 24 Nashville flood relief benefit

     
    Several veteran L.A. musicians with a strong affinity for country music are banding together to play a benefit June 24 at the Echo to raise funds for the Recording Academy’s MusiCares Nashville Flood Relief Fund. Dave Alvin, Exene Cervenka, Syd......
  • CMT Awards 2010: Country videos plus Jamey Johnson song premiere

     
    Music award shows such as the Country Music Television cable channel’s CMT Awards at 8 tonight exist chiefly to recognize distinguished works, typically of the recent past — and attract audiences with all the star power they can muster —......
  • Poll: Is Taylor Swift or Carrie Underwood the bigger talent?

     
    Since Carrie Underwood came roaring back to defeat Taylor Swift at Wednesday's CMT Music Awards, there has been a heated debate among our readers as to who is the bigger talent. The two singers are fairly evenly matched when it comes to awards hardware....
  • Live review: Sugarland at the Greek Theatre

     
    At the encore of the pop-country duo Sugarland’s feisty, endearing set Thursday night at the Greek Theatre, singer Jennifer Nettles unfurled a white flag and spray-painted the word “love” on it, with a peace sign inside the “O.” Pairing the........
  • Kris Kristofferson, Ray Price, Merle Haggard, others remember country music songwriter Hank Cochran

     
    Hank Cochran, the celebrated country songwriter and singer who died Thursday at age 74 from pancreatic cancer, spent most of his life immersed in music, searching for the next song to write, and it sounds like that’s the way he......
  • Chely Wright and the expanding definition of the All-American girl

     
    After a few days of bated breath across the gossip blogs (and the inevitable leak), word is out, officially: Chely Wright is a lesbian. The 80% of you who just said, "Who?" support the skeptical view that the country singer-songwriter......