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Hits of the Past: Collin Raye – “Love, Me”

After a Top 30 start with “All I Can Be (Is A Sweet Memory)” introduced Collin Raye to country music fans in 1991, he returned with “Love, Me” a soft and sweet ballad that still gets radio airplay today.  What made this song stand-out from the pack?

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Hits of the Past: Dierks Bentley – “What Was I Thinkin’”

With Easton Corbin topping the charts with his hit “A Little More Country Than That,” we thought there wasn’t a more perfect time to start our “Hits of the Past” series than with this Dierks Bentley debut single.  It was the last #1 debut single from a male art

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Editorial: What Makes A Song A Country Music Song?

What makes a song a country music song?  Is it the sound? is it the lyrics? is it something different to every different person you ask? In this editorial, we discuss what we think makes a song a country song.  We also ask what makes a song a country music song to

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Country Music Hall of Fame Nominates Four New Members

The Country Music Association announced today that Jimmy Dean, Ferlin Husky, Billy Sherrill, and Don Williams will be come the latest members to join the Country Music Hall of Fame.  Normally there’d only be three nominees but Dean and Husky tied during voting.

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Terri Clark first came to notariety in the mid 1990s with her feisty brand of country music.  While working on her current release, her mother became sick with cancer and this event found Terri focusing on what mattered most in both her music and her career.

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Wednesday News Briefs: Charlie Daniels Suffers a Minor Stroke

Today’s news briefs include news about Charlie Daniels’ minor stroke, Lady Antebellum and Blake Shelton release new webisodes, Tim McGraw’s second children’s book gets a release date and Halfway To Hazard takes a break from all appearances.

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Country Hall of Famer Carl Smith Passes Away

It’s a sad day for country music today as the legendary country rockabilly and honky tonk star Carl Smith passed away at his Nashville-area home.  The singer, mostly retired since the 1970s, was preceded in death by his wife, country singer Goldie Hill Smith in 2005.

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Waylon Jennings – Folk Country/Waylon Sings Ol’ Harlan

Waylon Jennings spearheaded the ‘Outlaw movement’ in Nashville but before taking control of his music he worked with Chet Atkins on his earliest recordings for RCA. Here are the first two albums from 1966/1967.

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Roughstock Legend Spotlight: Barbara Mandrell

In the country music world very few artists, let alone female artists were able to achieve as much as Barbara Mandrell did in her 39 years of performing hits. In a candid interview, Barbara discusses her career, family and her induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.