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Country and Western (genre)

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  • Stagecoach 2010: Are you ready for some country music?

     
    What's the difference between Coachella and Stagecoach? It was clear, even before a note sounded at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio for the annual country music festival. For starters, there are more styles of barbecue at Stagecoach than naval......
  • Stagecoach 2010: Room for lots of tastes

     
    At the desert gathering, pop-driven acts, traditional sounds and fringe performers all have a chance to please an expanded crowd. The old gag about people who brag about loving both kinds of music — country and western — gets a......
  • Stagecoach 2010: Brooks & Dunn...and done!

     
    Because Brooks & Dunn and Toby Keith played Sunday night after the deadline for Monday Calendar's Stagecoach report, coverage of their performances is being blogged on Pop & Hiss: The charitable view of Kix Brooks & Ronnie Dunn’s announcement last......
  • Guest blogger Michael Sarver throws his weight behind Big Mike, posits a potential post-Shania shocker

     
    For Shania Twain night, we enlisted Season 8's resident country boy, Michael Sarver, to be our guest blogger and shed a little light on the popular "Idol" theme. The Jasper, Texas, native and Twitterholic (4,200-plus tweets at last check) just made his...
  • Elton John & Leon Russell: Keyboard colleagues

    Elton John &  Leon Russell: Keyboard colleagues
    Few people can get away with telling an anecdote about being on safari in Africa and make it sound like a trip to the supermarket. But for Elton John, that's precisely how and where he became inspired to call his keyboard-playing pal Leon Russell after...
  • Chasing musical legends in Joshua Tree National Park

    Chasing musical legends in Joshua Tree National Park
    Typically, we go to the desert at least once a year. We love the expansive space, several of the inns and restaurants and, of course, the otherworldly foliage of Joshua Tree National Park. We also enjoy the musical legacy of Gram Parsons, the former...
  • Summer reading: 60 titles for 92 days

    Summer reading: 60 titles for 92 days
    JUNE Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl Daniel Pinkwater Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Pinkwater brings a magical realist perspective to YA fiction in the third volume of the series that begins with "The Yggyssey" and "The Neddiad." The Clock Without a...
  • Emmylou Harris, in the moment

    Emmylou Harris, in the moment
    Emmylou Harris is trailed by a ragtag parade of eager dogs when she answers a knock at the door of the comfortable two-story home on a fenceless parcel a few miles from downtown Nashville, where she lives with her 89-year-old mother, Eugenia. The...
  • Taylor Swift: the next chapter

    Taylor Swift: the next chapter
    Studio A at Capitol Records in Hollywood is the fabled place where Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, the Beach Boys and other stellar names in popular music made some of their most beloved recordings over the last half century. On an unseasonably pleasant...
  • Gwyneth Paltrow walks a fine line with 'Country Strong'

    Gwyneth Paltrow walks a fine line with 'Country Strong'
    This summer, programmers at Go Country 105 radio in Los Angeles unveiled a new single called "Country Strong" and asked listeners to guess who was the twangy alto belting out lines about how she's "hard to break, like the ground I grew up on." ----------...
  • Keith Urban reveals a piece of himself on 'Get Closer'

    Keith Urban reveals a piece of himself on 'Get Closer'
    The ups and downs of Keith Urban's life in the last few years have all the makings of a great country song: he's soared to the top of the sales charts, headlined sports arenas, married a movie star ( Nicole Kidman), relapsed then emerged from a stint in...