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Country and Western (genre)

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  • 'X Factor's' Tate Stevens: 'I didn't come here to take second'

    'X Factor's' Tate Stevens: 'I didn't come here to take second'
    Who will walk away the victor on “The X Factor” finale Thursday night? With the competition down to teen prodigy Carly Rose Sonenclar, underdog girl group Fifth Harmony (whose formation happened during the auditions) and country crooner Tate...
  • The spirit moves her: Milla Hniang's journey to a dream

    The spirit moves her: Milla Hniang's journey to a dream
    What people go through to live their lives — war and terror, disease and pain, poverty and hunger, long journeys across continents and oceans, loss and heartbreak — always leaves me awed and humbled. You hear a story, like the one I’m...
  • Lydia Loveless cancels Hampton Taphouse show due to illness

    Lydia Loveless cancels Hampton Taphouse show due to illness
    A case of the winter flu apparently has derailed a show scheduled for Friday night by Americana music rising star Lydia Loveless. She was scheduled to play the Hampton Taphouse in what would have been her Hampton Roads debut. "Praying I can hang...
  • Justin Bieber Wins Big at American Music Awards

    Justin Bieber Wins Big at American Music Awards
    LOS ANGELES -- The American Music Awards know their place in the landscape of music-related award shows. The ceremony doesn't have the prestige of the Grammys or the cheeky irreverence of MTV's Video Music Awards -- and certainly not the ratings of...
  • The Collins Kids are more than all right

    The Collins Kids are more than all right
    Mid-20th century Los Angeles country music performers were such a wildly colorful community that they made their competitors in Nashville seem more like undertakers than entertainers. One of the most dazzling acts were the Collins Kids, who will make...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Brad Paisley's Virtual Reality Tour hits Cruzan with southern swagger

    Brad Paisley's Virtual Reality Tour hits Cruzan with southern swagger
    The scene at Brad Paisley’s Sept. 29 show at Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach was a sea of camouflage and cowboy hats as the award-winning entertainer took the stage at 9 p.m. The show technically began at 4:30 p.m. with country newcomers Jana...
  • Kellie Pickler sings a sweet tune about her love for animals

    February is Cat Appreciation Month, but as country singer Kellie Pickler says, "I appreciate cats all the time. I've been a critter lover all my life." After singing her way to 6th place on "American Idol" in 2006, Pickler moved to Franklin, TN, where...
  • Ralph Mooney dies at 82; influential steel guitarist played with Buck Owens, Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard

    Ralph Mooney dies at 82; influential steel guitarist played with Buck Owens, Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard
    Ralph Mooney, the influential steel guitarist whose crisp, melodically rich and rhythmically buoyant sound bolstered dozens of country music hits by artists including Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Wynn Stewart and Wanda Jackson before he joined Waylon...
  • PASSINGS: Mel McDaniel, Lou Gorman, Harley Allen

    PASSINGS: Mel McDaniel, Lou Gorman, Harley Allen
    Mel McDaniel Country music singer-songwriter Mel McDaniel, 68, a husky-voiced country music singer-songwriter who had a No. 1 hit with "Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On," died of lung cancer Thursday at his home in Hendersonville, Tenn., the Grand Ole...