Aaron Lewis Calls Out Artists Diluting Country Music
Sep20

Aaron Lewis Calls Out Artists Diluting Country Music

At a recent concert in Colorado, Aaron Lewis rifled off a few choice names of artists he believes are diluting country music. This came before the performance of his new single: “That Ain’t Country”. The former singer of Nu Metal band Staind released his second country album, entitled Sinner, on September 16th. Looks like there’s sure to be a few artists that feel sinned against by the out-spoken Lewis. He pre-empted this rant by...

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How You Become an Opry Member
Sep07

How You Become an Opry Member

Ever wonder how someone becomes a member of the Grand Ole Opry? I did too and am guessing you want to know as well since you’re reading this! When I was growing up I always looked at the Opry as if it were a magical place. Most girls looked at Cinderella’s Castle for the magic, but I knew the real magic happened inside the Grand Ole Opry. But let’s go back to the beginning. The Grand Ole Opry made “Country Music Famous” and it all...

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Is Cadillac Three Too Country for Country?
Aug11

Is Cadillac Three Too Country for Country?

Country-rock trio The Cadillac Three keep having to prove themselves in their own genre, leading this writer to believe, The Cadillac Three might be too country for country. The trio: Jaren Johnston, Kelby Ray Caldwell, and Neil Mason, have just released their second album Bury Me in My Boots, an album that builds on the ambition of their self-titled debut. So why does their sincerity keep getting questioned? In a recent interview...

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Country Stars React to Passing of Merle Haggard
Apr07

Country Stars React to Passing of Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard received his “Silver Wings” after a battle with pneumonia on his 79th birthday, April 6, 2016. Yesterday, after learning of the death of the legendary Merle Haggard, many country music stars have reacted expressing their love and admiration for one of the genre’s greatest pioneers: We’ve lost one of the greatest writers and singers of all time. His heart was as tender as his love ballads. I loved him like a...

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