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Country and Western (genre)

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  • Luke Bryan talks Nashville, new album ahead of AMAs

    Luke Bryan talks Nashville, new album ahead of AMAs
    Luke Bryan released his latest studio album over a year ago, but "Tailgates & Tanlines" is still paying considerable dividends: This week "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye" -- the platinum-selling set's fourth single -- tops Billboard's Country Airplay chart....
  • Here's how to buy the best seats to Kenny Chesney's Philly show before they go on sale

     
    Having country music star Kenny Chensey play his No Shoes Nation tour with Eric Church, Eli Young Band and Kacey Musgraves play Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on June 8 will be great. Being able to buy the best seats......
  • Pop and disco hit-maker, country supergroup, 12 other shows announced for State Theatre

     
    A 1970s soft-pop singer who turned to disco, a collection of country music musicians led by a Hall of Famer country and a dozen other new shows have just been announced by Easton’s State Theatre for 2013. Olivia Newton-John, who......
  • Aaron Lewis' cohesive country side

    Aaron Lewis' cohesive country side
    Aaron Lewis is the tatted-out frontman for the multiplatinum-selling rock outfit Staind. You can now add "authentic country artist" to his description. Moonlighting from his hard-rock day job, Lewis made a splash in the country world when his 2011...
  • Frank Peppiatt dies at 85; co-creator of 'Hee Haw'

    Frank Peppiatt, the co-creator of "Hee Haw," a landmark variety show mixing country music with "corny" humor that became one of TV's most unlikely and longest-running hits, has died. He was 85. Peppiatt died Wednesday in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., of...
  • Hard rocker shows he's one of country music's best at Mt. Airy resort casino show

     
    There was a time when over-the-hill artists from other genres would move into country music, then considered a lesser genre, to extend their careers. These days, country music is among the best-selling genres. But it’s become so pop-ingrained and...
  • Teen clubs along I-4 corridor helped fuel rise of Southern rock

    Teen clubs along I-4 corridor helped fuel rise of Southern rock
    As Bob Kealing notes in his new book, most folks who drive by Orlando's Loch Haven Neighborhood Center have "no idea how it used to rock." Inside the building, the place looks much like it did in the 1960s, when it was the Orlando Youth Center. Then,...
  • Taylor Swift talks CMA Awards, “Red,” “Ronan” and “Never Ever Getting Back Together”

     
    By Jay Bobbin If it’s not officially the Season of Swift, it certainly is close. With her fourth album, Red, just out — and including “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” the first tune she’s placed at No. 1 on...
  • 'Dancing With the Stars All-Stars' recap, Country night, ya'll

    'Dancing With the Stars All-Stars' recap, Country night, ya'll
    It's "Country Night," which is not my thing at all. If I know more than one of the songs tonight I'll be impressed with myself. I gave up on country music right around 1984. The night starts with a group dance by the troupe to a live performance by...
  • He puts beat to Zac Brown Band

    A conga isn't the first instrument that comes to mind when describing the Zac Brown Band. The freewheeling Southern-flavored country act, which stops on Saturday at the Amway Center, is more about twangy guitars and the down-home lyrics of such signature...
  • The Farm grows

    The Farm grows
    Fiddler Nick Hoffman was named CMA touring musician of the year for his work in Kenny Chesney's band. Damien Horne was writing for Big and Rich's MuzikMafia and opening for John Legend. And singer Krista Marie had made the Billboard charts twice as a solo...