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Trace Adkins - Muddy Water

  Trace Adkins has strung together a medley of hits since his first album came out thirteen years ago. In that time Adkins has released his fair share of songs that weren't all that memorable or quickly came and gone from the minds of radio listeners. "Muddy Water" is the first single from his upco
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On The Charts: August 13

Heidi Newfield lead the pack of new releases at country radio this week with her solo debut "What Am I Waiting For" landing at #2 on the country chart while Keith Anderson's "C'mon" landed third. Sugarland continued to lead the pack with "Love on the Inside."
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Exclusive: Crystal Shawanda Interview

With her debut album set to be released on August 19, 2008, Crystal Shawanda recently took the time to sit down and talk with Roughstock's Matt Bjorke. Topics discussed ranged from her admiration for people like Wynonna Judd and Tina Turner to what country music and the fans mean to her.
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Heidi Newfield - What Am I Waiting For

Heidi Newfield first came to prominence as the dynamic lead singer of the trio Trick Pony. After recording 3 albums and scoring a few hits with that band, Heidi decided it was time to move on. She signed to the same record label, Curb Records, that Trick Pony
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Chris Cagle - Never Ever Gone

Chris Cagle's released four albums from those four albums he's had a grand total of 6 big radio hits. "Never Ever Gone" is Cagle's newest single from the fourth release "My Life's Been A Country Song." The jury is still out on whether Cagle has the ability to score another big hit.
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Emily West & Matt Jenkins Rock the Rutledge in Nashville

One of the great things about living in Nashville is the ability to see many artists perform on a nightly basis. Matt Jenkins and Emily West performed Wednesday, August 6th to a packed house at the Rutledge and gave the audience over two hours worth of superb music.
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Sugarland Scores Number One Album and Single

The first week of August 2008 is a week Sugarland will never forget. In addition to seeing their album rise to #1 on the Billobard Top 200 Albums chart, the duo's single "All I Want To Do," which Bobby Pinson co-wrote, topped the Billboard/R&R Hot Country Songs chart as well. In a
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Melissa Lawson - What if it All Goes Right

Nashville star named Melissa Lawson the winner of the show on August 4th and released this single August 5th on iTunes (and to radio). It's a coronation single so it has a 'message' about dreams coming true. But is it any good?