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CHUCK RAGAN SET TO RELEASE NEW FULL LENGTH 'GOLD COUNTRY' SEPT.1, 2009

CHUCK RAGAN SET TO RELEASE NEW FULL LENGTH 'GOLD COUNTRY' SEPT.1, 2009

CHUCK’S ANNUAL ‘REVIVAL TOUR’ WILL KICK OFF THIS FALL Los Angeles, CA – June 23, 2009. For most of us the phrase Gold Country evokes memories of the 49ers who flocked to California by boat and covered wagon in order to seek fortune for themselves and their families. Chuck Ragan’s latest disc may be coming [...]

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR THE 8th ANNUAL AMERICANA HONORS & AWARDS SHOW

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR THE  8th ANNUAL AMERICANA HONORS & AWARDS SHOW

SHOW SLATED FOR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 AT LEGENDARY RYMAN AUDITORIUM The Americana Music Association announced the nominees for the trade organization’s 2009 Honors and Awards ceremony today at its annual celebration at BMI Nashville. The show, in its eighth year, will be held Thursday, September 17 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. Legendary Mandolin [...]

Yonder Mountain String Band Take “Joyful and Irreverent” (LA Times) Live Show on The Road for Summer Tour

Yonder Mountain String Band Take “Joyful and Irreverent” (LA Times) Live Show on The Road for Summer Tour

Yonder Mountain String Band, whose “joyful and irreverent” (LA Times) live shows “leave you worn out, danced-out, grinning and begging for more” (Tulsa World), kicked off their nationwide tour this past weekend with three shows in Telluride, CO. They’re on the road through September, including several dates supporting Dave Matthews Band. The four-piece band of [...]

Garth Brooks, Loretta Lynn, Charlie Daniels, Kris Kristofferson, Kenny Loggins, Patty Griffin, To Appear on "Legends & Lyrics" Show July 4

Garth Brooks, Loretta Lynn, Charlie Daniels, Kris Kristofferson, Kenny Loggins, Patty Griffin,  To Appear on "Legends & Lyrics" Show July 4

New Weekly Series Features Performances and Interviews with Hit Songwriters, Legendary Artists An all star cast of Country superstars will be appearing on a new singer-songwriter series called “Legends & Lyrics,” airing Saturday, July 4 at 10 p.m. on local Nashville public television channel WNPT. The program, which debuted on May 9, pairs legendary songwriters [...]

Dolly Parton Goes Platinum in the U.K.

Dolly Parton Goes Platinum in the U.K.

As DOLLY PARTON readies her DOLLY LIVE IN LONDON CD/DVD for an anticipated early November release worldwide on Dolly Records, the iconic superstar’s overseas success is re-underlined as The Very Best of Dolly Parton has been certified platinum in the U.K., with sales of over 300,000 copies. DOLLY LIVE IN LONDON also features the singer, [...]

STAGECOACH 2009

STAGECOACH 2009

April 25th, April 26th Indio, Ca. Kenney Chesney Kid Rock Little Big Town Miranda Lambert Earl Scruggs Lady Antebellum Jerry Jeff Walker Ralph Stanley Kevin Costner & Modern West Zac Brown Band + 26 others Deep in California’s armpit lies the hot and uninviting town of Indio, host city of  Stagecoach, California’s largest country music [...]

AA Bondy

AA Bondy

My musical taste buds have been watering quite some time for the likes of one such as A.A. Bondy; with a down-home heart break vibe that resonates to the marrow of my very bones and lyrics that fuse simple truths and quandaries of soul-searching ins and outs. I must have listened to his newest release, [...]

Jewel San Manuel Casino

Never before have I seen the snaggle-toothed queen of hippie-folk-pop-(and now country) perform live, but alas the smoke filled San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino decided to accommodate as many Southern California fans as would come when they showcased a performance by Jewel last Thursday. Prior to the show I was not quite sure how [...]

Tom Gabel – Interview

By Charlotte Lueth Tom Gabel of the band Against Me! is nothing if not cordial. This was a lesson I learned with ample rapidity during my interview with him; the point was really sent home by his reaction to the recent election: “I think it’s a totally positive thing. I’m really happy Barack won. It’s [...]

Ryan Adams & The Cardinals "Cardinology" Lost Highway

Ryan Adams & The Cardinals "Cardinology" Lost Highway

By Jeremy Climer Beginning with the release of Easy Tiger, Ryan Adams seemed to have learned to control his desire to release damn near every song he writes and put out a solid, cohesive record, and Cardinology is a continuation of that maturity. Perhaps it is the consistency of playing with The Cardinals and having [...]

Win a Mayberry's Finest gift basket and the Grascal's latest CD!

Win a Mayberry's Finest gift basket and the Grascal's latest CD!

Country Music Goodness & Mayberry’s Finest are giving away The Grascals latest CD “Keep on Walkin’” & “The Opie Loves Helen” Basket! Click here to enter! Basket includes: · The Grascals latest album · 6 Mayberry’s Finest Muffins: Chocolate Chunk cookie Dough, Blueberry, Peach Cobbler, Lemon Ice Box, Banana Chocolate Chip and Cinnamon Toast · [...]

Lee Ann Womack "Call Me Crazy" MCA Nashville

Lee Ann Womack "Call Me Crazy" MCA Nashville

By Miles Price There aren’t many people in modern country music that can project such a small-town-neighborly vibe that you’re able to feel as though you’ve met them. Their songs are not far-fetched rants of decadence and fame. There’s no mistaking that Lee Ann Womack has that incredibly genuine demeanor. Call Me Crazy, released less [...]

David Bazan – Fuller Seminary, Pasadena, CA

by Jason Jones As a devoted fan of David Bazan (Pedro the Lion, Headphones), I made the trip out to Pasadena on a Saturday night, just me and my Honda Accord. It had been awhile since I had gone solo to a show so I was a little hesitant at first, but the intimate setting [...]

Jordan Tice "Long Story" Patuxent Music

Jordan Tice "Long Story" Patuxent Music

by Joseph Scott How can this guy be twenty years old? That’s the first question that pops to mind when listening to guitarist Jordan Tice’s new Patuxent Music release, Long Story. Not just because of the picking, in this day and age there is many a twenty year old that can pick. It comes in [...]