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Nearly 50 years after her country music debut, Tanya Tucker was having a moment — or, should we say, another moment. The two-time winner at the 2020 Grammy Awards thrilled her longtime fans, and make a new generation of them, with her 2019 album Bring My Flowers Now. Many country singers would give anything to have a hit like
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Amanda Shires‘ “Gone for Christmas” is a wish-filled holiday kiss-off. It’s the first song from a full-length Christmas album from the singer and songwriter, arriving in mid-November. Slinky piano — somewhat a la “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” if we’re looking for festive comparisons — stomps and ragged fiddle set the tone for “Gone for Christmas,”
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In 2010, Jo Dee Messina released an EP trilogy, the Unmistakable series. Unmistakable: Inspiration, the final of the three projects, includes a particularly personal song, “That’s God.” Messina was in the midst of some personal struggles when she and bandmate Brent Rader co-wrote “That’s God.” She’d been inspired and reminded of the presence of a higher
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“Right After Sinatra. Frank Would Have Loved Him!” – Quincy Jones Omar Kamal, also known as “The Palestinian Frank Sinatra” will be performing Live At Jazz at Lincoln Center in the Appel Room on Monday, October 18th, 2021. Omar Kamal is a globally recognized singer, composer and producer. A diverse range of multicultural influences have
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Five-time Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan’s new song ”Up” hinges on the power of a single word. Through different uses of the word “up” — from waking “up” to growing “up” to looking “up” toward the heavens — the track takes a nostalgic look back at a rural childhood, and expresses Bryan’s enduring faith. “It talks about
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It’s easier to decide the best country singer from some states than it is others. There are just too many from Kentucky and Arkansas to decide quickly, and there are too few from South Dakota and Idaho to make it much of a competition. It’s likely that some states have never even been represented on the Top
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Kacey Musgraves helped open Saturday Night Live‘s 47th season on Saturday night (Oct. 2). The singer-songwriter performed two songs, both from her recently released album Star-Crossed, during the sketch comedy TV show’s season premiere, but it was her first performance of the night that was particularly daring. During her song “Justified,” Musgraves appeared to be onstage completely naked.
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Billy Strings, the 28-year-old guitar phenom, was named Entertainer of the Year at the International Bluegrass Music Association awards show Thursday evening in Raleigh, North Carolina. Strings’ win represents a sea change in bluegrass, a genre that has traditionally been reluctant to change and obstinate about awarding artists who take a progressive approach to string
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