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BamaJam Thursday Acts Delayed Due To Weather, Willie Nelson Cancels

BamaJam, the annual country music festival held near Enterprise, Alabama, kicked off its 2012 edition yesterday. But as AL.com reports, a strong storm that included heavy rain, hail, and high winds (which reached nearly 60 mph) caused the performances experienced a four-hour delay yesterday afternoon.

06/15/2012

Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert Brings ‘Gunpowder And Lead’ — And Kid Rock — To Closing Night Of Detroit’s Downtown Hoedown

“Whiskey already? I love this town!” declared Miranda Lambert from the stage on day three of the Downtown Hoedown, which took place in Detroit this past weekend (June 8-10).

06/11/2012

Dierks Bentley

Dierks Bentley Pays Tribute To His Father During Rousing Show At Detroit’s Downtown Hoedown

It was the sound of letting go–the powerful feeling of a human being who has felt loss, yet was now ready to step back into the world and cut loose.

06/11/2012

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Josh Gracin, Hunter Hayes, More Bring Country Music To Detroit On Day One Of Downtown Hoedown

Detroit may not be the first city that comes to mind when you think ‘country music.’ This past weekend, though, the Motor City is all about honky tonk, thanks to the annual Downtown Hoedown, a country music extravaganza that has been taking over downtown Detroit each summer for the past 30 years.

06/11/2012

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Gracin’s R-Rated Pranks, Plus Highs, Lows Of Tweeting Lyrics

Though Josh plays sold out crowds wherever he goes, the Westland Michigan native says that being home is just a “different vibe, different feel and different energy.”

06/10/2012

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Hunter Hayes Says ‘Wanted’ Was A ‘Dream Checklist’

Just a little over a year ago, a then 19-year-old Hunter Hayes was on a radio tour promoting his debut album Storm Warning. He’s come a long way since then.

06/10/2012

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Country Music Comes To Detroit On Day 1 Of Downtown Hoedown

Detroit may not be the first city that comes to mind when you think ‘country music.’ This weekend, though, the Motor City is all about honky tonk, thanks to the annual Downtown Hoedown, a country music extravaganza that has been taking over downtown Detroit each summer for the past 30 years.

06/10/2012

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Kenny Rogers Added To Bonnaroo Festival Lineup

Kenny Rogers will join Radiohead, the Beach Boys, The Roots, the Avett Brothers, and dozens more June 7-10 to perform at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee.

05/01/2012

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Stagecoach Music Festival Brings Country To The California Desert This Weekend

The 2012 Stagecoach Country Music Festival kicks off today in Southern California, bringing many of country’s top stars to the hot, dry desert stages in Indio, California (the same location as rock festival Coachella) all weekend long.

04/27/2012

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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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