Country music

Jennifer Nettles sang “She Was Mine”. But not by crying.

Sara Bareilles and Jennifer nettles has been friends for over a decade, and Nettles had long been anxious to get into the Bareilles musical “Waitress.” “For years we kept trying to get there, but it never worked on the logistics side,” she said on a recent video call. It all …

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Reba McEntire doesn’t approve of “Bro Music” in country

As a country music megastar for over four decades, Reba McEntire is sure to have a taste of what sounds work best for the genre. Of course, that means she can also have an occasional opinion on what goes wrong. And she has publicly stated that she doesn’t think “brother’s …

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Whether it’s Garth Brooks or Dolly Parton, why the Irish have a deep connection to American country music

A friend of mine moved from Texas to Wicklow when he was a child. He hadn’t realized he had changed countries in years – he was at a chicken farm in Avoca, and everyone was listening to Charley Pride. remembered this story this week when Garth Brooks made his triumphant …

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Paul Cauthen unveils “Country As F – k” and announces new album

Big Velvet is back with a bang: Paul Cauthen’s swagger-filled new song, “Country as F – k,” arrived on Thursday, November 18, and with it, the singer shared that he had a new album in preparation. The new song and its music video are tongue-in-cheek statements of Cauthen’s country credit. …

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Dan + Shay win favorite country duo or group at 2021 AMAs

Dan + Shay were named Favorite Country Duo or Group at the 2021 American Music Awards. Their victory was announced during a pre-show live stream on TikTok ahead of the awards ceremony on Sunday night (November 21), as well as ‘a number of other winners in gender specific, non-televised categories. …

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Mattie Jackson Selecman on Little Funerals, Labels + the ‘W’ Word

A day arrived in October 2021 that Mattie Jackson Selecman dreaded every year for each of the previous three years. Her wedding anniversary should have been a celebration, but it wasn’t for that long. Then, quietly, it was again. October 7 is Selecman’s wedding anniversary to Ben Selecman, who died …

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Radio show spreads the word about Fargo’s vibrant indie country music scene

But there is a goal. Hopkins has invited singer-songwriter Dariann Leigh to come over from Karlstad, Minnesota to talk about his new song, “10,000 Miles,” written for her boyfriend just back from active duty. Hopkins also invited a pair from a local veterans group to sit down to talk about …

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Album: Willie Nelson – The Willie Nelson Family

Outlaw meets Jesus, at least on CD. The Willie Nelson family finds The Red Headed Stranger singing some of the most famous country-gospel songs, including “I Saw the Light” by Hank Williams. This is his second album of 2021 – the first, That’s life, released in February, was an alluring …

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Morgan Wallen to play Resch Center on The Dangerous tour

ASHWAUBENON – A headlining concert at Country Thunder Wisconsin in Twin Lakes in July won’t be country star Morgan Wallen’s only appearance in the state in 2022. Wallen, who was taken on camera earlier this year using a racial insult, will also perform at 7 p.m. on April 28 at …

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