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Randy Houser - Anything Goes

Randy Houser has released his first single for Universal South. "Anything Goes" showcases where his slow and powerful vocals drive the song, which climaxes in its big, drawn out chorus which rings in the hearts of listeners.
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The Problem With Reality Shows?

Why do country music labels decide to sign and foster reality show contestants at the expense of nuturing and promoting talent organically? We come up with a couple reasons and a solution to the problem.
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Ricky Skaggs - The High Notes

What happens to a talented artist when they are 'kicked to the curb' by country radio? If they're like Ricky Skaggs, they release stellar rootsy bluegrass music on their own record label. "The High Notes" is a novel approach to the dreaded re-recording of one's "Greatest Hits."
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On The Charts This Week

Like death and taxes, another week has come to an end with Taylor Swift selling the most country albums this week. The question seems to be, though, are any other country artists going to be able to take over the throne?
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On The Charts: July 3, 2008

Like death and taxes, another week has come to an end with Taylor Swift selling the most country albums this week. The question seems to be, though, are any other country artists going to be able to take over the throne?
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The State of Country Music

What is it about country music that makes fans so passionate? What causes them to draw lines in the sand and debate about it as if it were a life-or-death situation? Roughstock tries to get to the bottom of an ages-old debate.
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Trisha Yearwood - They Call it Fallin' For A Reason

It's very hard nowadays to get almost every fan of country music to agree on anything but they often cite Trisha Yearwood as one of the few mainstream artists worth listening to.
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John Berry - Those Were The Days

Like most of the country stars of the 1990's, John Berry found himself without a label home early into the new millennium. Rather than rest on his laurals of past successes, John returned to his DIY roots and restarted his Athens, Georgia based record label. "Those Were The Days" is his first recording of all-new material in seven years.
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Kristy Lee Cook re-signs With Arista Nashville

Chalk another one up in the 'bound to happen' category as Kristy Lee Cook from the 2008 edition of American Idol has been signed by Sony/BMG and 19 Recordings to a record contract.