| Dec 2, 2014
| 8:56 AM
“Are y’all ready to Christmas party?” asked Jennifer Nettles at the beginning of “CMA Country Christmas,” and – believe you me -- I totally was.
Unfortunately, I’d come to the wrong place.
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| Oct 1, 2014
| 2:07 PM
With a string of No. 1 hits at country radio in recent years, Jake Owen has earned the right to steer his career.
So when it came to designing the set of his Days of Gold Tour this year, the 33-year-old singer-songwriter filled the stage with tiki bars,...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:30 AM
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Country music's recent transformation from a form that spoke to a cross-generational audience about life's broader themes into a party-minded soundtrack for young adults was starkly apparent over...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 12:38 PM
Although mainstream country music unfortunately remains a safe haven for too many bad rock bands, there are the occasional cross-over acts that raise the bar.
In an easy-rolling 1 hour and 45 minutes on Thursday at CFE Arena, Darius Rucker showed that...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 12:00 PM
The pendulum, as pendulums do, has swung, a realization that couldn’t be more apparent than at the opening day of the 2014 edition of the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio.
One long-guiding principle of country music is that women...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:51 AM
The most important lesson taught by Musikfest founder and President Jeff Parks is that the festival is not only open to change, but also requires it, says ArtsQuest Vice President for Programming Patrick Brogan.
"I think Jeff has been a leader of...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 4:29 AM
Don't cry for Musikfest's loss of ZZ Top.
Despite losing what at the time was its second-best-selling show for 2014 when bassist Dusty Hill of the Lil' Ol' Band from Texas had to undergo immediate surgery for kidney stones. Musikfest's ticket sales for...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 10:30 AM
BUYER: Sheryl Crow
LOCATION: Nashville, TN
SIZE: 15.84 acres
YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: Though she can't seem to sell a couple of the many luxury properties in her personal real estate portfolio -- more on that in a minute -- nine-time Grammy...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 8:00 PM
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| Aug 16, 2014
| 7:00 AM
As fans and collectors flock to Monterey for the annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, a vineyard-estate that previously housed an impressive collection of hot rods and muscle cars is headed for the auction block in Northern California.
| Jul 26, 2014
The most important lesson taught by Musikfest founder and President Jeff is that the festival is not only open to change, but also requires it, says ArtsQuest Vice President for Programming Patrick Brogan. Saurus, one of the featured 'spectacles' at......