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Athens-based songwriter Mike Dekle left a legacy in country music

Mike Dekle, known to many in Athens as their insurance agent but better known in the country music scene as a prolific songwriter, died Feb. 24. He was 77 years old. Dekle’s career as a songwriter solidified in 1983 when country star Kenny Rogers recorded Dekle’s song “Scarlet Fever,” which …

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Icons from country music to comic books – what’s happening in Dublin this week

Country music, comic book mania and a local comedy superstar in the making. Check out our top picks for the week ahead in Dublin. Country to Country 2022, 3Arena Europe’s biggest country music festival returns to Dublin this weekend, with North Carolina chart leader Luke Combs, Hootie & the Blowfish …

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The Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards celebrate the best of the year in nine states

One night about ten years ago, country radio talent and Greeley native Shawn Patrick was thinking about how he could honor the local country music scene and bring it to light. “I knew a lot of these talented bands weren’t getting the recognition they deserved,” says Patrick, who directs programming …

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Country singer Sara Evans’ husband arrested after trying to attack her with vehicle, affidavit claims

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Former University of Alabama and NFL quarterback Jay Barker was arrested Saturday in Nashville and now faces a domestic violence charge. Barker is married to country music singer Sara Evans. This booking photo shows Harry Jerome Barker, also known as Jay Barker, on Saturday, January 15, …

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Concerts, sell-out shows at Lake Country, Vernon – Vernon Morning Star

A strong appetite for entertainment has sold a few upcoming shows locally. Country music star Corb Lund takes the stage twice at the Creekside Theater in Lake Country on January 24 and 25 to a sold-out audience. The Glorious Sons are playing at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Center …

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Concerts, sold-out shows at Lake Country, Vernon – Lake Country calendar

A strong appetite for entertainment has sold a few upcoming shows locally. Country music star Corb Lund takes the stage twice at the Creekside Theater in Lake Country on January 24 and 25 to a sold-out audience. The Glorious Sons are playing at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Center …

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Carols by Candlelight Returns With Beloved Annual Holiday Country Concerts | Upcoming San Diego Events

A spectacular family holiday concert, Candlelight songs, will take place December 10 and 11 to California Arts Center, Escondido. Now in his 32sd This year, the proceeds from this holiday country concert will go to the Rady Children’s Hospital. The two-night concert will feature country music stars singing their hits …

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Grand Ole Opry country singer Stonewall Jackson dies at 89 – Twin Cities

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Country musician Stonewall Jackson, who sang on the Grand Ole Opry for more than 50 years and had No.1 hits with “Waterloo” and others, died Saturday after a long battle with dementia vascular. He was 89 years old. The Opry, the longest-running radio show in history, announced …

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Legendary Phoenix Country Bar, Mr. Lucky’s, Has New Owner

The property that once housed the long-missing Phoenix country bar Mr. Lucky’s is set to be sold to a new owner, according to Arizona-based commercial real estate broker NAI Horizon. Mark Wilcke, executive vice president of NAI Horizon, said Phoenix New Times the company made an agreement with an unidentified …

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Still Got the Jacket, New Album From Alberta Country-Punk Legends, Proves An Older, Wiser Jr.’s Gone Wild Again – TheYYSCENE

They traveled a wide and wild path through the Canadian musical landscape in the 1980s and 1990s, topping the charts on campuses across the country with their 1986 debut album Less Art, More Pop! by uprooting tracks from punk, pop and country and then scattering them in songs ranging from …

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Kane Brown makes his mark beyond country music – The Oakland Press

It has turned into a higher level year for Kane Brown. The Georgia country singer was already in the lead with nine Top 10 country singles and a pair of No.1 albums, including 2018’s “Experiment,” which also topped the Billboard 200 charts. This year, meanwhile, Brown, 28, became the first …

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Darrin Morris Wins Big at Texas Country Music Awards; wins “Male Artist of the Year” and “Single of the Year”

FORT WORTH, TX – It was Texas country music’s biggest night of the year as Billy Bob’s Texas hosted the Texas Country Music Awards on Sunday, November 14, 2021. The biggest names in the Texas music scene have converged at the historic stockyards for the star-studded event, and Gilmer’s Darrin …

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I think country music is for everyone, not just southerners

(Ashley Nam | Daily Trojan Horse) Country music is arguably the most hated genre of music. Even the most loyal listeners find it difficult to listen to the pop tunes coming out of Nashville these days. Country music was created by blacks and European immigrants in the 17th century, and …

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Announcement of the artists of the 12th edition of the “CMA Country Christmas”

Hosts Gabby Barrett and Carly Pearce are among the performers Just in time for the holidays, the Country Music Association unveiled performers for its 12th Annual Holiday Special, CMA Country Christmas. First-time hosts Gabby Barrett and Carly Pearce will be joined by Jimmie Allen with Louis York & The Shindellas, …

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In Minneapolis, the Osborne Brothers’ Land of the Show is inclusive, but not for everyone

“No matter what makes you country, you’re welcome here tonight,” host Luke Bryan said Wednesday night at the annual Country Music Association Awards. This year’s CMAs reflected the kind of sensitivity to diversity, equity and inclusion that is sweeping the country. Not only did the ceremonies feature several black artists …

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John Prine understood the relationship between protest songs and real country music | Culture & Leisure

I went on a sightseeing trip to Big Bend National Park with my grandfather not too long ago. Originally from Texas, he told me he knew the place like the back of his hand. As we drove from panorama to panorama, we exhausted our words fairly quickly, turning to the …

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CMA Awards 2021 review: country music tries to forget a bad year

It has become sort of a seasonal tradition for the Country Music Association to do something that makes people angry right before their annual awards show in November. In 2017, reporters were infamous begged to refrain from asking questions about gun control on the red carpet, while last year saw …

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What to watch on TV: “Dexter”, country music, Dwayne Johnson

SUNDAY “Santa Claus is back” and just in time, in this 2021 holiday comedy. Starring Elizabeth Hurley, John Cleese and Kelsey Grammer. At any time, Netflix “Succession’s” Brian Cox lends his rugged voice and seriousness to a new two-part episode of “The simpsons.” 8 p.m. Fox Aspiring Writer (“American Idol’s” …

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Country star Kane Brown to perform at Bryce Jordan Center

Kane Brown will perform on November 6 at the Bryce Jordan Center. Alex alvga Photo provided Kane Brown made an immediate impression on the country music scene in 2015 when his debut single “Used To Love You Sober” entered the top 15 of the country singles charts. It turned out …

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Legends in Concert goes country this holiday season with Legends of Country at Tropicana Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA November 2, 2021 – Las Vegas’ oldest and most awarded tribute show is set to celebrate the holidays as they launch their annual Las Vegas Holiday Show. This season features The Strip’s debut from Legends of Country and will pay homage to some of the greatest icons …

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Carols by Candlelight Returns With Beloved Annual Country Gigs

8:00 p.m., daily until December 11, 2021. California Arts Center: Escondido $ 18 to $ 94 Active duty military personnel and first responders can purchase tickets at the box office at 50% off regular prices (ID required). Spectacular family vacation concert, Carols by Candlelight, will take place December 10 & …

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LEGENDS IN CONCERT Goes Country This Holiday Season Debut Legends of Country at Tropicana Las Vegas

Las Vegas’ oldest and most award-winning tribute show is ready to celebrate the holidays as they launch their annual Las Vegas Holiday Show. This season features the debut of The Strip from Legends of Country and will pay homage to some of the greatest icons and luminaries in country music …

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Maestro Luke Frazier, from West Virginia, shares the impact of country music on him in time for new Country and American Roots episodes of “One Voice: The Songs We Share” premiering October 29

Maestro Luke Frazier, from West Virginia, shares the impact of country music on him in time for new Country and American Roots episodes of “One Voice: The Songs We Share” premiering October 29 By: Emily Votaw Posted on: Wednesday, October 27, 2021

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STORYTELLERS THROUGH THE SONG: Best-selling country writers The Warren Brothers set a date for Clayton’s symphony | Entertainment

Now consider the lyrics to “Red Solo Cup,” 2011 top 10 country artist Toby Keith, co-written by the Warren Brothers, Nashville songwriters Brett and Brad: “Red solo cup uh huh / I fill you up / Let’s party / Let’s party / I love you, Red solo cup / I …

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The voice of pain from a country in the spotlight of the WSO

Much has changed for Winnipeg country singer Don Amero since last March, when he was scheduled to perform for the first time with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. CONCERT OVERVIEW Click to enlarge Don Amero with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra• Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m .; Sunday, 2 p.m.• Centenary concert …

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New Woody Guthrie Center exhibit shines a light on women in country music

A new exhibit opens this week at the Woody Guthrie Center. The exhibition is called “Stronger Together: The Power of Women in Country Music”. From the dress Dolly Parton wore in a performance at the Grand Ole Opry, to Taylor Swift’s dress from her first music video, the exhibit walks …

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Country Thunder returns to Arizona with record crowds expected | Subscriber

Many acts of support for this weekend’s lineup were also due to arrive in 2020, including Ashley McBryde, Seaforth, Chicks with Hits, Filmore and Drew Parker. Luke Combs makes his Arizona Country Thunder debut this Saturday, October 16 at the Florence Festival Grounds. The festival had been postponed twice due …

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Country Singer Neal McCoy Promises Greensburg Audience: ‘Try Us, You’ll Like Us’

Country singer Neal McCoy makes a pretty bold statement ahead of his Oct. 17 show at the Palace Theater in Greensburg. “I challenge people who may not know much about me, or have even heard of me before, to give us their time,” he said. “When the show is over, …

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Hank Williams Jr studies Virginia with real country music

The legendary outlaw threw a big party in Doswell, Va. On a chilly, cloudy October night, thousands of diehard fans received a real lesson in country music history from a man who knows a thing or two: Hank Williams, Jr. Hank Jr. took the stage at Meadow Event Park around …

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Brooks & Dunn, Travis Tritt ‘Reboot’ Country Music in Virginia

One of the biggest country music tours stopped at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow In the country, after the city limits sign, well, there is a… A large amphitheater nestled in the lush countryside of Bristow, Virginia. It was here at Jiffy Lube Live that Brooks & Dunn and special …

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Country music’s most prolific bassist Bob Moore dies at 88

Bob Moore, one of the most prolific bassists in recorded music history and a member of the legendary Nashville studio team of musicians of the 1950s and beyond, died on Wednesday September 22 at the age of 88 year. Moore was born November 30, 1932 and raised in East Nashville. …

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NYS Fair concert guide: country, reggae, rock (Sunday, August 22)

Welcome to our daily New York State Fair concert guide! We will be posting a list of performers and times for the NYS 2021 fair each day on syracuse.com. The Chevy Park stage, where this year’s biggest concerts will take place, is located in the New York Experience zone at …

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Nanci Griffith | Nashville, Tennessee

Born July 6, 1953 in Seguin, Texas, Nanci Caroline Griffith was a resplendent singer, songwriter, and recording artist. She wrote songs recorded by various artists, including Suzy Boggus (“Outbound Plane”), Emmylou Harris and Willie Nelson (“Gulf Coast Highway”) and Kathy Mattea (“Love at the Five & Dime”), and she was …

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Bass Hall completes comeback with an array of country icons and FW favorites

Performing Arts Fort Worth, owner and non-profit operator of Bass Performance Hall, unveiled the lineup for the popular 2021-2022 BNSF entertainment series, starting with Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis Holiday Shindig December 1. With the return of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra to the venue later this month and the …

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WE Fest reboot gives Minnesota country fans a good time of challenge

DETROIT LAKES – For a music festival fans often don’t remember from the night before, WE Fest’s comeback year involved a surprising amount of nostalgia. Headlining Thursday, members of the Florida Georgia Line recalled their first appearance in Northwestern Minnesota’s nationally renowned country music marathon. “We played and then we …

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Music: A string ensemble and a Latin band bring their music to Center Park | Free time

MANCHESTER – Suite Sounds, an ensemble of string and flute musicians from the Manchester Symphony Orchestra, perform at Center Memorial Park in Manchester city center today at 4.30pm. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the music which starts at 4:30 p.m. The performance is part of the MSOC …

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Former Springfield Symphony Orchestra conductor releases memoir

arts sso staffanson.jpg Robert L. Staffanson conducted the Springfield Symphony Orchestra from 1955 to 1969. (single sign-on photo) In the fall of 2003, Robert Staffanson, conductor of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra from 1955 to 1969, returned to Springfield with his wife and family to help the SSO celebrate its 60th …

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