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Vince Gill Kicks Off 25th Anniversary MerleFest In North Carolina

MerleFest, the renowned annual bluegrass, folk, and country music festival in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, kicked into gear this weekend with performances from a range of traditionally minded artists including Deep Dark Woods, Dailey & Vincent, and Vince Gill.

04/27/2012

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George Jones – April 20th MN Show Rescheduled

Country legend George Jones has postponed two upcoming concerts in Minnesota and South Dakota this weekend, due to his continued recovery from a recent illness. According to a statement on his website, this came via doctors’ orders.

04/18/2012

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Record Store Day Country Releases And Performers

Record Store Day is an annual celebration of independent record stores across the country and around the world. Taking place Saturday, April 21, the day is marked by hundreds of special releases (on vinyl, CD, 45, and even 78) and dozens of live shows, all available and/or taking place only in participating independent stores.

04/18/2012

George Jones' 80th Birthday Party

Legendary Country Singer George Jones Remains Hospitalized

Country Music Hall of Fame member George Jones remains in a Nashville area hospital today.

03/31/2012

Earl Scruggs in 2008 (credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Earl Scruggs, Bluegrass Legend And Banjo Pioneer, Dies At 88

One of the most legendary performers in all of bluegrass, banjoist Earl Scruggs, died yesterday. He was 88. NPR reports that he died of natural causes at a Nashville hospital. Born in North Carolina in […]

03/29/2012

Dolly Parton - Hello, I'm Dolly (Monument, 1967)

Awesome Album Covers: Dolly Parton’s “Hello, I’m Dolly”

With a subdued, knowing smile, one of country music’s future stars introduced herself in 1967 by politely saying, ‘Hello, I’m Dolly.’

03/23/2012

Ira Dean (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)

Trick Pony’s Ira Dean Channels Cash And “Stick[s] With The Truth” – New Song And Video

Ira Dean hasn’t been sitting still since his band, Trick Pony, split up four years ago. He’s been busy writing songs for the likes of Montgomery Gentry, Trace Adkins, Joe Nichols, Chris Young, Jake Owen, […]

03/13/2012

Garth Brooks (Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

Garth Brooks, Connie Smith, Hargus “Pig” Robbins Are 2012 Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductees

The Country Music Association has announced that three iconic artists are the 2012 inductees into the prestigious Country Music Hall of Fame: singer Connie Smith, who was one of the most popular country artists of […]

03/06/2012

Garth Brooks (in reflection) looks at an outfit worn by Patsy Cline at the Smithsonian Institution (TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Music Flashback: Patsy Cline’s Plane Crash, 1963

Music has had its share of famous fatal crashes. It’s not much of an exaggeration to compare one that happened this week in 1963 to the one that killed rocker [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Buddy Holly[/lastfm] four years earlier.

03/06/2012

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