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Eric Church to Release Triple Album, “Heart & Soul”

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 20:02
Always looking to shake things up and steal the attention of the music listening public, Eric Church's next release will be three records instead of one, titled Heart & Soul. Heart will be made available on April 16th, Soul will be released on April 23rd, and '&' will only be available as a vinyl record.
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Singer, Player & Dolly Parton’s Brother Randy Parton Has Died

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 11:23
Dolly Parton's younger brother, who was both a singer and songwriter, as well as a long-time bass and guitar player in Dolly Parton's band, has died at the age of 67 after a long battle with Cancer. Randy Parton regularly performed at his big sister's theme park, Dollywood.
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Jason “Rowdy” Cope’s Death Currently Ruled “Unclassified”

Wed, 01/20/2021 - 13:07
The death of guitar player and songwriter Jason "Rowdy" Cope for the country and Southern rock band The Steel Woods sent shockwaves throughout the independent country community when it was announced on Saturday evening, January 16th.
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Country Music Doesn’t Need Kidd G, or an “Emo-Rap Star”

Wed, 01/20/2021 - 10:21
The amateur, undercooked, and extremely cliche Bro-Country stylings of the 17-year-old "Kidd G" made it onto my radar a few months ago via his aggressively-formulaic "song" called "Dirt Road." It was so beginner and maladroit, it was deemed not even worthy enough of criticism.
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Ryan Adams FBI Investigation Closed with No Charges

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 12:32
Alt-country turned rock artist Ryan Adams has been cleared of wrongdoing in an FBI probe for his alleged inappropriate texts to an underage girl. The allegations were first reported in The New York Times as part of an extensive probe into the performer's personal life.
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Blood Harmonies of The Brother Brothers to Return in ‘Calla Lily’

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 10:35
Both of the two previous releases from The Brothers Brothers received unprecedented perfect scores here at Saving Country Music, making Calla Lily a highly-anticipated release, evoking the same magic of all the blood harmony lineage in country music.
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Album Review – Morgan Wallen – “Dangerous: The Double Album”

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 10:27
If Morgan Wallen was a young male suitor in pursuit of your sister or daughter, he would be one of those beaus where it is undeniable they are trouble, with not just red flags flying right out in the open, but a rap sheet to back up these presuppositions. This is Morgan Wallen's career and music in a nutshell.
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Dolly Parton Wrote a Song That Won’t Be Released Until 2045

Sun, 01/17/2021 - 12:07
Among all of the accolades and attributes tied to country music's patron saint Dolly Parton, perhaps her most lasting and impressive contribution is her songwriting. Over 3,000 published compositions have been penned by Dolly personally, including some of the most important songs in music history.
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Steel Woods, Jamey Johnson Guitarist Jason “Rowdy” Cope Has Died

Sat, 01/16/2021 - 19:08
Founding guitarist for fast-rising and critically-acclaimed Southern rock band The Steel Woods, and long time session guitarist and touring member of Jamey Johnson's backing band, Jason "Rowdy" Cope, has died according to the band. The Steel Woods shared the news Saturday evening.
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Ricky Skaggs Deserves the National Medal of Arts, Not Cancellation

Sat, 01/16/2021 - 11:41
It's just unfortunate to even see the talk of cancelling Ricky Skaggs, discounting his music, disinviting him from future events, simply because he decided to accept an award he wholeheartedly deserved, and was likely to get from whomever was President at this moment.
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Randall King’s “Leanna” Is Not Just Another EP

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 09:51
It's one of those rare occasions where an EP goes from from less than ideal, to just about perfect from the way it encapsulates a moment or a mood that may be diluted in a longer work. It's a little gem of traditional country music, and a proper tribute to a dear loved one.
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Ricky Skaggs, Toby Keith Medals Not a “Reaction” to Impeachment

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 13:11
The news spread quickly, and put country music right in the middle of the political imbroglio. However, reports by Rolling Stone and other outlets that the awarding of the medal was a quote "reaction" to the impeachment are false. Instead, it was a preplanned ceremony orchestrated in advance.
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Oh Thank Goodness: Willie Nelson Receives COVID-19 Vaccine

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 09:52
Oh thank goodness. And all you wing nuts who believe the vaccine includes Bill Gates microchips or jellyfish plasma or whatever, hush up. We don't want to hear any of it. We just want to hear that Willie Nelson is one step closer to not being the latest victim of COVID-19.
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The Embrace of Randy Travis by the Texas Music Scene

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 12:17
Country Music Hall of Famer Randy Travis was born and raised in North Carolina, and made his name in Nashville. But lately here it's been Texas where Randy Travis has not only made his home, but been embraced as part of the community.
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Album Review – Silas J. Dirge’s “The Poor Devil”

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 09:14
In the bleak midwinter, at a time when death and despair are hanging thick in the air, madness seems to be all around, and the Yuletide mood has all but worn off, perhaps it's as good of a time as any aside from All Hallow's Eve to delve into the dark, unsettled side of country music.
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Tony Rice Wasn’t Happy About the State of Modern Country. At All.

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 10:43
Like so many modern day true country fans, Tony Rice held a pretty outspoken distaste for what country music had become, and wasn't afraid to speak about it publicly. "There's still a lot of good music out there that John and Jane Doe will never hear."
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Florida Georgia Line’s “New Truck” is The Worst Song Ever

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 12:02
You can palpably feel the IQ points fleeing your gray matter while in audience with this audio monstrosity. It is not scientifically possible to engineer a conflagration of audio signals that is more indolent, and damaging to the psyche and intellect than this abomination.
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Album Review – Aaron Watson’s “American Soul”

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 09:10
Aaron Watson is enigmatic in the way that you won't find someone more fiercely dedicated to the independent approach to country music in all of its facets, but who will also still release songs that feel like they're prattling for commercial acceptance ...
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Michael Apted Brought Loretta Lynn’s ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ Story to Life

Sun, 01/10/2021 - 10:44
British film director Michael Apted died on Thursday, January 7th, and though this may not be a name you recognize or see as noteworthy in the country music realm on the surface, the Cambridge-educated film icon played a major part in telling one of the most compelling stories in country music history.
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Album Review – The Divorcees – “Drop of Blood”

Sat, 01/09/2021 - 10:49
Turning the stereotype that country music can only come from the Southern United States squarely on its head, The Divorcees have been eastern Canada's favorite honky tonk band for going on 15 years now, and promise to continue to hold that distinction with the drop of their latest record 'Drop of Blood.'
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