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Alan Jackson and Garth Brooks are among the five who were inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame this past weekend. Throughout his career, Alan has written or co-written 24 of his 35 #1 hit singles. “It’s one of the coolest...
Country Music Hall of Fame member Merle Haggard is coming to the Salem Civic Center this fall. This will be Haggard’s first appearance at the Salem Civic Center in a decade. The show is set for Sunday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on...
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As life becomes faster and attention spans of readers grow shorter, we have to adjust. I am doing so with this column, as from now on each week it will follow a new format that will feature three segments: one significant, one sentimental and one sassy....
Artists as diverse as Kelly Clarkson, Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton and Alan Jackson are among those speaking out about the death today of celebrated singer George Jones. "It's a sad day for country music," said Loretta Lynn, while Paisley noted that Jones'...
Three decades ago, an east Texas singer named George Jones took on an impossibly melodramatic, shamelessly sentimental song about a man who desperately clutched at lost love until his dying breath. His 1980 recording of "He Stopped Loving Her Today"...
George Jones, widely recognized as one of the greatest honky-tonk singers of his time and also one of the most self-destructive, died Friday in Tennessee at age 81. The County Music Hall of Fame vocalist had been taken to Vanderbilt University Medical...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — When it comes to country music, George Jones was The Voice. Other great singers have come and gone, but this fact remained inviolate until Jones passed away Friday at 81 in a Nashville hospital after a year of ill health....
Oh my god no, no, no!!! It didn't have to be this way The Walking Dead. Dammit! When I said the last few episodes were moving along slowly, I didn't mean that I wanted you to kill off my favorite character! Scratch that: my best friend. This Sorrowful...
To understand why the hiring of Brian Bannon as Chicago's public library commissioner caused a more-than-ordinary stir, let us quote a learned cultural authority. That authority is not Socrates. It is not Shakespeare. It is not Goethe. Nor is it...
Stompin' Tom Connors, the legendary Canadian country-folk singer known for tunes that proudly raised a beer to hockey and other pillars of Canadian national culture, has died at age 77. One of Connors' signature tunes, "The Hockey Song," is...
Country-music iconoclast Willie Nelson filled Hard Rock Live with familiar hits and ageless swagger Thursday night. Here are five things that resonate about the show. THE LEGEND I am embarrassed to say that I waited until Willie Nelson was nearly 80...
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Once there was a great tradition in country music of male harmony singing, one that’s nearly disappeared in recent decades. The Everly Brothers, the Louvin Brothers and the Monroe Brothers were among the standouts of sibling harmony acts, while...
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