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The Celebrity Bus Drivers Academy: Expanding Resources and Opportunities for Tomorrow’s Tours

Fresh-cut flowers… chilled champagne in the fridge… turndown service with mints on the pillow…
 

New Artist Spotlight: Burns & Poe

Keith Burns built his chops through club gigs in his hometown of Atlanta before starting a six-year run on bass with Joe Diffie.
 

Brooks & Dunn Go Sweet on M&Ms

Ever wonder what color M&M matches your personality? There’s one way to find out:
 

Even If It Ain’t Broke…

Music is, like all art, a highly subjective thing, subject to the personal tastes of the listener/reader/viewer.
 

Brenda Lee: Lessons from the Archetype of Modern Country Stardom

Before “Star Search” gave us Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, before “American Idol” brought us Kelly Clarkson ...
 

How to Prep A Song for Your Breathing Style

As you sing your song to a producer, a recording artist, or an audience, be careful not to let your breathing issues get in the way.
 

Billy Ray Cyrus Spreads the Word in Hellmann’s Sandwich Swap 'n' Share Campaign

What could be more evocative of growing up in America than memories of trading homemade sandwiches with friends at school?
 

New Artist Spotlight: Brantley Gilbert

Brantley Gilbert grew up in Jefferson, Ga. within earshot of Athens, home of R.E.M., the B-52s and other alternative ...
 

James Taylor and Carole King in Concert

The adjectives “timeless” and “ageless” are often overused when describing someone or something that’s sustained the
 

A Simple Twist of Fate: Bob Dylan and the Making of Blood on the Tracks

When I picked this book up, the first thought that ran through my head was, “Oh great, a book of some publicists nonsense singing the praises of an already famous aging musician.” I was quite surprised to find it to be anything but. ...
 

Bob DiPiero Spearheads the Success of CMA Songwriters Series

In 2005, Bob DiPiero was already a giant in Nashville’s songwriting community. The Youngstown, Ohio, native had received two CMA Triple Play Awards — in 1995, for Faith Hill’s “Take Me As I Am,” Reba McEntire’s ...
 

Blake Shelton’s ‘Hillbilly Bone’: Big Plans in Small Packages

When Country fans talk, artists listen. So when fans kept asking Blake Shelton when he was going to put out a ...
 

New Artist Spotlight: Blackberry Smoke

The sound of Blackberry Smoke, as captured on the group’s BamaJam album, Little Piece of Dixie, taps into the pride, defiance, heartbreak and joy of deep-fried Country and Southern rock. That makes it all the ...
 

Creating your Bio

Remember first and foremost, no one has to read your answers to these questions so be honest with yourself. Once you have a working document then you can pick the best parts and some that have had profound ...
 

Billy Yates Taps Old-World New Income Streams

Just before going onstage at a festival in Denmark, Billy Yates received some strange news from the promoter. As he remembered it, she said, “‘I have to tell you — they have guns. They shoot them in the air if they like ...
 
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