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Is Country Radio in Trouble?

Billboard's radio airplay chart is practically known as the 'gospel' for music city. The problem with the power the chart has is held in the fact that it doesn't take into account many of the middle to small market stations in the country. Why?
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Charlie Allen - That Was Then, This is Now

After being an industry dominated by large companies, the tide seems to be turning back to independent artists and record companies. With solid song selection and strong production, Charlie Allen looks as if he's an artist who's ready to be a condender.&nbs
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Jeff Griffith - If It Ain't One Thing It's Another

Albums featuring nothing but traditional country music seem to be nonexistant nowadays but that doesn't mean you can't find them if you look hard enough. Spring Branch, Texas' Jeff Griffith is a strong vocalist who has taken a step out of the honky t
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James Otto - For You

James Otto has a big voice to match his larger-than-life stature. After the success of "Just Got Started Loving You" it would have been easy for his label to release the 'stereotypical' summertime radio single. Fortunately for us, the label didn't do that and instead released "For You."
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Little Big Town - Fine Line

Little Big Town returns with their first single since moving from Equity to Capitol Records. Echoing hits from the past, "Fine Line" is the lead track from their third album "A Place To Land."
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On The Charts: July 10, 2008

With a lack of new releases during last week's holiday week there wasn't much movement on the Billboard Hot 200 Albums chart. Taylor Swift, for the 23rd week, leads the pack with her triple-platinum self-titled debut album.
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Can You Duet's Coppola Sisters Sign Deal

In a not so unexpected move Big Machine Records, one of Nashville's hottest record labels, signed the twin sister duo of Kate & Kasey Coppola to a record deal.
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Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis - Two With The Blues

Willie Nelson has partnerned with so many artists over his career that it's sometimes hard hard to tell which if it worked and which of it didn't. Recorded in partnership with Wynton Marsalis, "Two Men With the Blues" is the work of two equally talented artsits. But does it stack up well with the rest of Willie's work?
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Exclusive: Becky Schlegel Interview

Recently Roughstock had the chance to sit down with Becky Schlegel and discuss topics like bluegrass music, songwrting inspiration, the internet and some of her current musical favorites. Oh, and there's a great Garrison Keillor story told as well.