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Today Was a Big Day for Big Machine
Every year, during the annual Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, the Big Machine Label Group hosts a luncheon for the industry crowd. And the dessert is always some kind of live showcase of the country music from the artists on their roster. This year, on Friday (Feb. 21), that roster got a little bit bigger.... Read more »
At Graceland Show, Tanya Tucker Covers Elvis, Brandi Carlile, and More
If there’s one thing you can predict about Tanya Tucker, it’s that she’s unpredictable. And that’s why she’s so entertaining in concert, as evidenced by her Thursday night (Feb. 20) show — part of the CMT Next Women of Country Tour — across the street from Graceland in Memphis. With scant personality in the Graceland... Read more »
Carrie Underwood: Be Nice, Work Hard, Go to Concerts
On the last afternoon of the annual Country Radio Seminar in Nashville on Friday (Feb. 21), Carrie Underwood had a lot to say about a lot of different things. And not just her life now, as a country superstar. But from her real life in her pre-American Idol days: growing up without a lot of... Read more »
“Here and Now” Kinda Blew Kenny Chesney’s Mind
Kenny Chesney says his new single, "Here and Now," blew his mind.
Garth Brooks’ Appeal to Country Radio: Treasure the Songwriters
It’s not that hard to perfectly rhyme “roots” and “boots.” Or “know” and “show.” But what about “surprise” and “his eyes”? Or “champagne” and “complain”? Or “social graces” and “the oasis”? That was the point Garth Brooks was trying to make at his show on Thursday night (Feb. 20) at the Bob Kingsley’s Acoustic Alley... Read more »
Eric Church: “I’ve Never Been Able to Play Somebody a Song and Get Them to Get Me”
In 2007, Eric Church was just another one of the CRS New Faces. But at this year’s 2020 Country Radio Seminar — 13 years later — he was back as the event’s keynote speaker on Thursday afternoon (Feb. 20). Church started with remarks about chasing creativity, how that’s always been what has driven him, and... Read more »

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