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Guns and the Founding Fathers

Every time there is a mass shooting in the United States, immediate calls for increased gun control are heard from the politically-charged left. Cries of “no one should own these types of guns” and “the founding fathers didn’t write the 2nd Amendment to cover ‘assault’ rifles” are once again raised by the vociferous few. The most frequently claimed argument made is that “the Founding Fathers never …
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Business Etiquette 101: Communication

The title of this article sounds like a college course for MBA graduates, and yet it is something that anyone who represents a business in any manner should pay close attention to when scanning their inbox each morning. How often have you reached out to a company with a question via phone or email, only to have your message disappear into the void of …
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A Time To Kill – The Sequel

On January 4, 2017, at a time when liberals claim President Obama has not divided this country on race and hate crimes are only one-sided, four ignorant thugs in Chicago have been charged after deciding they would kidnap and torture a white, developmentally disabled man for laughs. For over 24 hours, the man’s hands and legs were taped while he was beaten, cut with knives, burned and more. During the
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STOP “Working” for Free!

Whether you are a professional photographer, DJ, musician, website builder or any number of other creative-type jobs, it is likely you’ve come up against those individuals who are not only undercutting your already rock-bottom prices, but are doing the work for free. Yes… FREE. By inserting themselves into the workforce for no pay, the “free” workers are undermining not only…
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Country Music: 1920 to 2016

(Obituary written by Dan Harr) Having survived through numerous major world conflicts, corporate radio dictations, the birth of hundreds of new and morphed musical genres and the evolution of hard-core “bro-country”, the musical style known as Country Music passed away …
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America Needs CPR

When my wife and I travel across the country, we like to avoid interstates whenever possible. As long as time allows it, we take the back roads that wind along rivers, follow county lines and cross the open farm lands. We love to see the heartbeat of the country: the mom and pop stores, small-town diners, local businesses and more.
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Warm Soda Premiere “Cryin’ For A Love” Video on CMJ

Matthew Melton goes for the hat trick with Warm Soda’s third LP, “Symbolic Dream”. Vacuum-sealed and impeccably arranged power-pop for that teenage sweet tooth. Melton is running a clinic on timeless teen-angst jams – like it ain’t nothing he’s throwing …
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JB and the Moonshine Band Gears Up For Release Of New Album Mixtape June 30

Country group JB and the Moonshine Band will release their new album, Mixtape, one week from today, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. The release will mark the follow-up to the band’s previous albums Ain’t Goin’ Back To Jail and Beer for …
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Sunny Sweeney Makes History as the First Female Artist with Consecutive No.1 Hits on the Texas Charts

It’s not every day that a woman tops the Texas charts with back-to-back No.1s. In fact, this week Sunny Sweeney sets a new record as the first female to have ever reached No.1 with consecutive singles in the history of …
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Jeremy Loops Shares Shed Session Via JacksGap

Juxtaposing booming city rhythms with lilting folk, Jeremy Loops perfectly captures the duality of his South African life. The extremes aren’t new to the singer, who by day travels to the furthest corners of Africa to battle deforestation through his …
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STEELISM Premiere Track From Their New EP Out July 10

Instrumental rockers Steelism have released a new song, “The Serge,” from their upcoming EP, The Drawing Room, Volume 1, out on July 10 via their own imprint, Intoxicating Sounds. The limited-edition release will be available on CD only at their live shows (scroll down …
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Dolly Parton Presents A Kansas Teacher With The 2015 Chasing Rainbows Award

Dyane Smokorowski was named the 14th recipient of the Chasing Rainbows Award. She enjoyed a weekend trip to Dollywood where Dolly herself presented Dyane with the award. Each year, the National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY) honors …
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WIN WIN Streams Full ‘Primaries’ LP

WIN WIN shares the new album Primaries this week via Brooklyn Vegan, who describes its “textured, organic sound” as “weirder, trippier, and more interesting” than the band’s dance pop beginnings. Primaries is due for release on June 30th via Arts & Crafts, featuring the singles  “Been …
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IEBA’s 45th Annual Conference Agenda Released

IEBA (International Entertainment Buyers Association), the leading trade organization for live entertainment professionals, has revealed the agenda for its 45th Annual Conference to be held Oct. 10 – 13, 2015, at the Omni Nashville and the Country Music Hall of …
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George Jones Museum Roof-Top Bar To Host July 4th Fireworks Bash

The best seats in town for “Let Freedom Sing – Music City July 4th” will be at The George, an open air restaurant and bar atop the George Jones Museum. In celebration of Independence Day, The George will host a …
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COOPER Shares “Forward” Single On Pure Volume

Kate Cooper (aka “Cooper”) is from Brisbane, Australia. Her career started out by forming her first band Iron On. They released EP’s and a full length, toured a whole lot, and supported several notable artists including Tegan and Sara, The …
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Boys Life Reuniting For Series of Fall Shows

Influential Kansas City, MO indie rock 4-piece Boys Life will reunite for a string of fall tour dates in support of the upcoming remastered reissue of their 1996 sophomore LP ‘Departures and Landfalls.” Originally recorded with Bob Weston in the …
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Albert Hammond Jr. Shares Oneway Studio Session Performance of “Losing Touch”

Albert Hammond Jr. is pleased to offer a video of a live performance of his new single “Losing Touch“. Recorded at his home-studio in upstate New York, the Oneway Studio Session video was shared this morning in an exclusive interview …
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Sugar & The Hi-Lows Has ‘No Sophomore Slump’ On New Release

Rootsy, vintage duo, Sugar & The Hi-Lows (Trent Dabbs and Amy Stroup) drop their new album, High Roller and it’s “no sophomore slump” (Paste.com). Released today, June 23, the album has been praised as a “sure bet” (Huffington Post) and includes …
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Def Leppard’s U.S. Leg of Tour Kicks Off in Tampa, FL

This year’s highly anticipated Def Leppard US Tour kicked off yesterday when headliner Def Leppard took the stage in Tampa, FL at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. Styx & Tesla will join the tour as special guests on all dates. The tour will take the band to nearly 50 cities throughout …
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