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Kenny Chesney - Everybody Wants to go to Heaven

Kenny Chesney has been tied to the islands for almost a decade now. With his latest single he returns to the sound that helped him become a superstar. Has he started to sound homogenous?
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Exclusive: Jamey Johnson Interview

Jamey Johnson is much like the songs he writes: real and honest. What you see is what you get. Roughstock recently had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Jamey Johnson. Among the things he discussed were his opinions of why his first record deal failed, his thoughts on country music, what he does t
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Jamey Johnson - Mowin' Down The Roses

With a song title like "Mowin' Down The Roses," a video was bound to be made for the Jamey Johnson song. With In Color doing well on radio, this one's likely only to be a video single. Look for Roughstock's interview with Jamey soon.
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Katie Armiger - Believe

Nashville is a town that is perpetually following trends so it was inevitable that labels would seek out other pretty teenage girls and sign them to record deals after Taylor Swift exlploded on the scene. While it'd be easy to peg Katie Armiger as a 'follower,' she has actua
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Hal Ketchum Records New Album The Old Way

After recording and touring behind albums in Europe the past few years, Hal Ketchum is set to return with an all-new record featuring 13 tracks. All of them penned by Ketchum except for a cover of Tom Waits "Jersey Girl." Read what Hal has to say about the project.
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Jeff Bates - Riverbank

The beautiful thing about country music is it's ability to reflect real emotions and are true to life. "Riverbank" from Jeff Bates is one of those songs. See what Roughstock had to say about the new single.
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Carter's Chord - Carter's Chord

One thing that's always been a special about country music is the fact that it has, from time to time, had families perform together. These families always have a bond with their voices that allows for harmonies that naturally blend. Carter's Chord is one such band. Becky, Emily and Joanna Robertson
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Phil Vassar - I Would

Phil Vassar was a popular songwriter in the late 1990s and saw his career take off earlier this decade.   He recently transferred from Arista Nashville to Universal Records South.  "I Would" is the 2nd single from "Prayer of a Common Man" but does it have enough to go top 10?
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Does Being a Country Music Artist = Wealth?

One of the biggest misconceptions that fans often make about musicians is that because they have recorded a CD and have a song or two out on the radio, they must be wealthy. Jeff Bates recently ran into that epiphany and told a great story about it.