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Dierks Bentley’s “Hot Country Knights” Just Got Real

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 11:01
Hot Country Knights have released their first song called "Pick Her Up" with Travis Tritt guesting on the track, and granted, it's a little silly and will have some mistaking it as some twangy version of Bro-Country because a pickup truck is mentioned. But taking the song in stride with the spirit behind Hot Country Knights, it's kind of badass.
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New Version of “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies” Is Finally Here

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 20:35
Ever since the Netflix series The Ranch debuted on April 1st, 2016, folks have wanted to get their hands on a copy of the new version of “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" which finds Shooter Jennings and Lukas Nelson getting together to recreate the magic of their famous fathers.
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Mary Gauthier & Folk Alliance Remember David Olney

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 19:21
To many, David Olney is the songwriter who lost consciousness mid performance at the 30A Songwriters Festival last weekend and passed away in a poetic manner. Some knew of him before hearing the compelling story, and many didn't. But to the folk and songwriting community, David Olney was a pillar of the craft, and a close friend.
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Sam Hunt Drunk Driving Court Delay is Not a Good Look

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 10:39
Look, we all make mistakes, and Sam Hunt is no criminal, unless the offense is high crimes and misdemeanors perpetrated against the institution of country music. But he did screw up, and big time when he went driving down the wrong side of a principal highway in Nashville early in the morning on November 21st.
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Longtime Merle Haggard Piano Player Mark Yeary Dies

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 13:19
Mark Yeary, a California native who played piano for Merle Haggard in his famous backing band The Strangers for nearly 20 years, passed away on Friday, January 17th at his home in Arizona City, Arizona. Yeary died due to a cardiac arrest episode according to He was 67-years-old. Growing up in Orange County, California, […]
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Album Review – Dustin Lynch’s “Tullahoma”

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 10:27
The career of Dustin Lynch is now such a catastrophic natural disaster, it is visible from space. Need a coaster to keep those unsightly water stains off your coffee table? Maybe something to shove under the leg of that tipsy table to keep it from wobbling? Shit, who are we kidding. Nobody even buys CDs anymore, so you can't even use it for that.
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Sweeping Streaming Song Theft Expands Amid DistroKid Inaction

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 11:33
The good news is that since the posting of the initial story, 20 of the 24 original fake accounts have been removed. The bad news is that during the ongoing investigation, more fake accounts and victims have been found and confirmed, while an additional 13 new accounts appeared after the initial investigation using more sophisticated efforts.
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New John Anderson Music Coming After Health Scare

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 13:38
At 65-years-old and coming off serious health issues, John Anderson is feeling a little reflective these days. The caramel-voiced country crooner who we could talk about having a strong candidacy for the Country Music Hall of Fame in the coming years is being coy about what exactly the health scare was, you can tell he's lost some weight.
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Album Review – Eleven Hundred Springs – “Here ‘Tis”

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 10:14
Over the years, Eleven Hundred Springs and Matt Hillyer would stretch their footprint beyond Dallas and Texas, but they found their calling as Dallas's country music house band, becoming synonymous with the city, and the only right answer when someone asked who one of the coolest country bands in the DFW area were.
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Brooks & Dunn Announce First National Tour in 10 Years

Sun, 01/19/2020 - 15:07
It's been 10 years since Country Music Hall of Famers Brooks & Dunn hit the road for a proper national tour. That will all change this summer and fall when the duo hits the road on the REBOOT 2020 Tour. Who will the opening acts be? According to the duo, there won't be any. But there will be "special guests."
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Legendary Songwriter David Olney Dies While Performing Onstage

Sun, 01/19/2020 - 11:37
It's the often-used cliche to say someone died while doing what they love. For some, it's a dream they wish upon. For David Olney, it was a reality. "Olney was in the middle of his third song when he stopped, apologized, and shut his eyes. He was very still, sitting upright with his guitar on..."
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Newest Adds to Saving Country Music’s Top 25 Current Playlist (#56)

Sun, 01/19/2020 - 10:20
The Saving Country Music Top 25 Playlist is built to keep you informed on all the best songs and albums coming out right here, right now in country and roots music. It’s available on most all streaming formats, or you can just use the song, artist, and album recommendations to find something new to listen to. New songs just added.
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No, Don’t Put Dolly Parton in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (Yet)

Sat, 01/18/2020 - 11:35
But Dolly Parton doesn't deserve to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, at least not at the moment when there are so many other women and men waiting in the wings that are much more deserving, and could use the distinction to preserve a legacy that Dolly Parton already has secured for herself by many fold.
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Gene Watson Invited to Be The Next Grand Ole Opry Member

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 21:48
On the Friday night Opry (1-17), Gene Watson received a long-overdue invitation to finally join the Grand Ole Opry as the next official member. The 76-year-old from Palestine, TX was surprised by Vince Gill, who is one of the Opry's favorite couriers of formal invitations. Of course, Gene Watson accepted.
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Ashley McBryde Announces New Album “Never Will”

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 20:26
Ashley McBryde is resetting what we've come to expect from mainstream country performers, mainly bringing grit, guts, tattoos, honesty, and plenty of rock attitude to her roosty sound that has made her a favorite of many fans and critics, and had her waking away with the CMA for Best New Artist back in November.
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Album Review – Wade Hayes “Who Saved Who”

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 10:10
Where in the world has Wade Hayes been? He's been hiding in the same dark honky tonk on the edge of town as actual county music for the last decade or so. How country is his latest record Who Saved Who? The title track is about the love of his dog if that gives you any indication. That's to say his newest album is unapologetically country.
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Margo Price Exits Third Man Records, Releases New Song

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 20:35
Margo Price is no longer signed with Jack White's Third Man Records, and is now signed with Loma Vista Recordings. Ahead of the release of her third record, Margo Price has unveiled a new song called "Stone Me." “After what feels like an eternity, I’m releasing a new song into the wild today," Price says.
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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Member & Country Rocker Chris Darrow Dies

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 16:11
Chris Darrow, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter, country rock pioneer and member of multiple influential bands including the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and The Corvettes who backed up Linda Ronstadt, has passed away according to his representatives. He was 75-years-old. He was a centerpiece of country rock.
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Country Music Hall of Fame Picks & Predictions for 2020

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 10:24
It's that time of year once again to consider who might be in the running for the precious few spots as the newest inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame. At about this time, a secret committee commissioned by the CMA is going over their final ballots and whittling down the names to the few who will make it.
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Tre Cool of Green Day Joins Willie Nelson on West Coast Tour

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 12:26
Tre Cool of Green Day has pretty much joined Willie Nelson's Family Band. Alright, that's probably a little presumptuous and hyperbolic, but there is definitely something cool going on here, and now it's happened a couple of times. It started when Willie Nelson played a show in San Francisco.
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