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Eric Church Announces 2014 World Tour

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:26:05 +00002014-04-15T19:26:05Z

(image) Eric Church and his band of rebels will be crisscrossing North America this year.

The country singer has just announced dates his 2014 Outsiders World Tour. It begins on September 11th in Bossier City, Louisiana, and winds up December 13 in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Rascall Flatts Lip Sync and Suffer the Consequences

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:09:17 +00002014-04-09T15:09:17Z

(image) What's so wrong with lip-syncing at the ACM Awards? A lot if you listen to Rascall Flatts fans. Or, should I say, former Rascall Flatts fans?

"Seriously? If you're going to lip sync, at least be good at it. HORRIBLE! Rascal Flatts is ridiculous" - Katherine

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Miranda Lambert Releases Tracklist for 'Platinum'

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:15:42 +00002014-04-09T14:15:42Z

(image) Miranda Lambert has released the track list for her upcoming album Platinum. And with a name like that, no one's going to accuse her of having low self-confidence!

The new record is set to drop June 3, and surprisingly doesn't feature an appearance from hubby Blake Shelton.

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Brantley Gilbert Tops the Charts With 'Bottoms Up'

Thu, 06 Mar 2014 19:55:42 +00002014-03-06T19:55:42Z

(image) Brantley Gilbert lowered his tailgate at #1 with his tailgate romance "Bottoms Up."

Dierks Bentley's new album enters the charts at #1.

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Cole Swindell's Hit Single 'Chillin' It'

Tue, 25 Feb 2014 19:20:55 +00002014-02-25T19:20:55Z

(image) Cole Swindell topped the country charts this week with "Chillin' It."

(The song is about relaxing, not the recommended preparation before serving a bottle of white wine.)

Swindell, the studio-crafted love child of Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan, dropped his debut album last week.

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Country Song of the Week: 'Stand by Your Man'

Mon, 10 Feb 2014 21:56:49 +00002014-02-10T21:56:49Z

(image) Depending on the listener, "Stand by Your Man" is either a heartfelt song about staying the course -- or an ugly holdover from an era when women were encourage to suffer their marriages quietly.  were encouraged to suffer quietly through broken marriages.

But here's what we can all agree on: Candi Staton's 1970 cover version takes the song to a funky new level.

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Rosanne Cash's 'The Long Way Home'

Tue, 28 Jan 2014 23:22:24 +00002014-01-28T23:22:24Z

(image) Rosanne Cash's "The Long Way Home" is served two ways in Oxford American's Southern Music issue.

It's the title for the superb essay the singer wrote for the magazine. And it's also the song featured on the issue's compilation of Tennessee tunes.

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Zac Brown Band's 'Colder Weather'

Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:18:25 +00002014-01-21T17:18:25Z

(image) As the eastern seaboard gets pummeled by blizzard-esque conditions, gather 'round this Zac Brown slow-burner.

It's about a trucker and his lady, separated by distance and that white stuff that falls from the sky.

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Luke Bryan Kicks Off 2014 Tour

Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:17:12 +00002014-01-16T16:17:12Z

(image) Spotlight: Luke Bryan. Tonight the country singer launches his "That's My Kind of Night" tour.

The party begins at Columbus, Ohio -- and doesn't stop until the keg's empty or, as his contract states, on Oct. 25 when Bryan bows out at the Hollywood Bowl.

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Bill Monroe's 'Footprints in the Snow'

Wed, 15 Jan 2014 11:59:33 +00002014-01-15T11:59:33Z

Bill Monroe claims popular ownership of this classic bluegrass song. But its origins go deep and wide. In fact, a continent away.

(image) The tune derives from the 1890 English tune by Harry Wright -- featuring such Anglophone lyrics as "I saw her little footprint just outside the cottage door, I traced it down a country lane, I traced it to the moor."

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