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Judging The Judges: Star Power Alone Can’t Revive ‘American Idol’ Ratings

The early- to mid-2000s were a simpler time in music. Rock music was actually thing on popular radio. Production on hit singles was often stripped down nearly to its core rather than with bombastic synths and beats. People still (kind of) bought albums, at least early on in the decade. And American Idol was more about the singers than it was the judges.

03/29/2013

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U.K. Pop Artist Cher Lloyd Is A Closet Country Music Fan

When British pop artist Cher Lloyd comes to mind, many fans probably think first of the “Want U Back” singer and X Factor finalist’s sassy songs and those faces she pulls on stage.

03/21/2013

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Jukebox Jury: Does Judging ‘Idol’ or ‘The Voice’ Help or Hurt Artists’ Careers?

Welcome to Jukebox Jury, our new music debate show where experts face off and a jury of fans decides the winner. THE CASE: Last week, American Idol returned with a whimper instead of the bang […]

01/22/2013

TJ's Trash

TJ’s Trash: X- Factor Faces And Brad’s Ballad

I’m going to miss this judge’s faces and Brad Paisley has a new song out!

BUZ’N 102.9 – New BUZ’N Country–01/10/2013

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