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After Zac Brown chose to sing "Martin," a love song to his guitar, everyone on stage with him Tuesday night at Club Nokia for this year's Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum benefit concert quickly fell in line and served up songs inspired by their...
Born on a mountain farm near Weaverville, N.C., in 1907, Wade Mainer soaked up old songs ringing in the far hills and hollers. As a professional singer and banjo player, he would introduce that music to audiences throughout the nation and also pass it on...
Tags: Bluegrass (genre), Radio Industry, Radio, Woody Guthrie, Artists
Don't get Dolly Parton started about end-of-the-world prognosticators. The Country Music Hall of Fame member was raised and remains devoutly religious, as she demonstrated so artfully in her biblically rooted classic song "Coat of Many Colors." But the...
Singer and songwriter Holly Williams, the granddaughter of country music giant Hank Williams, knew something big was up when Bob Dylan approached her at a gig several years ago and handed her a handful of song lyrics he wanted her to peruse. "He didn't...
Philip Matthew Hannan Cleric gave the eulogy for President Kennedy Retired New Orleans Archbishop Philip Matthew Hannan, 98, who sought to console a grieving nation in his eulogy for President Kennedy, died Thursday in New Orleans after a long period of...
Tags: Tammy Wynette, Artists, Obituaries, Gospel (genre), Diana Ross
Sid Melton Character actor in dozens of TV, film projects Sid Melton, 94, a character actor perhaps best known for his roles in the hit television shows "Green Acres" and "The Danny Thomas Show," died of pneumonia Wednesday at Providence St. Joseph...
The members of the folk group the Highwaymen were freshmen in the same fraternity at Wesleyan University in Connecticut when they came together to perform at a campus party in 1958. By their senior year, the quintet had a No. 1 single with their haunting...
Pop & HissVince Gill talks about 'Guitar Slinger,' the country singer-songwriter-guitarist's first album in five years. Vince Gill stretches out as an instrumentalist on this album....
Pop & HissCountry firebrand Miranda Lambert took a quantum leap forward, artistically and commercially, with her third album, “Revolution,” which ushered her from promising newcomer to the front lines of contemporary country music. This successor...
Pop & HissNashville’s Country Music Assn. has a well-deserved reputation for déjà vu, having doled out the same awards to the same performers year after year across much of its nearly half century history. But this year the CMA apparently decided it’s...
Pop & HissTaylor Swift was named entertainer of the year at the 2011 CMA Awards, and for the first time in years the artist looked genuinely shocked winning the top price. The entertainer trophy is awarded for an artist's ability to pack houses and put on a live...
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