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School Shootings, Gun Violence And The Need For Change

Murder is a tragedy. When murder is committed on a mass scale, as in the Newtown, CT, school shooting, the tragedy is elevated to being horrifyingly unimaginable. The loss of twenty-six innocent souls, twenty of whom were barely starting off in what may have been long, productive lives, is a catastrophe our society needs to address through self-examination on what could lead someone to commit such atrocities. Almost immediately following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the politicians, political pundits…
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The Stray Cats, Peter Frampton, Jellyfish and Kenny Howes are among the greats featured on new CD collections.

Fall 2012 is providing an endless number of fantastic new releases for music lovers. The Stray Cats, Peter Frampton, Jellyfish and Kenny Howes are among the greats featured on new collections. Artist: The Stray Cats. Title: Live At Montreux 1981 (Eagle Rock Entertainment). You might be interested in buying this if you like: Elvis Presley, the Blasters, Lee Rocker. Tell me more: The Stray Cats didn’t launch rockabilly music, but the New York trio sure revived the ‘50s-spawned style and introduced it to an entire new generation of music lovers in the early…
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Holiday Music Celebrated on New Christmas Collections

Orange County Register music writer Robert Kinsler reviews some new Christmas albums by various artists including The Shins, Paul McCartney, The Civil Wars, Colby Caillat, Mandisa and Smash Mouth.
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Hunter Hayes and The Who To Perform On The Grammy Nominations Concert Live

Country music singer/songwriter Hunter Hayes; Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipients The Who; and The Band Perry and Dierks Bentley in a special tribute to Johnny Cash have been added to the lineup for “The GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live!! — …
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This Week At The Opry

Fun facts about some of the artists appearing at the Opry this week (November 16, 17, & 20) including Charlie Daniels Band, Darius Rucker, Clare Bowen, Sam Palladio, Restless Heart, Craig Morgan and many more. Charlie Daniels Band: (Friday, November …
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“We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute To Whitney Houston” Airs This Friday (11/16)

“We Will Always Love You: A GRAMMY® Salute To Whitney Houston” is set to air
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“CMA Country Christmas” Airs December 20th

Some of the most powerful and emotionally moving voices in music come together to celebrate the holidays on “CMA Country Christmas,” which airs Thursday, Dec. 20 (9:00-11:00 PM/ET) and repeats Saturday, Dec. 22 (9:00-11:00 PM/ET) and Sunday, Dec. 23 (4:00-6:00 …
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Last Summer On Earth Tour with Barenaked Ladies and More

If December 2012 brings the end to civilization as we know it, then The Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd & The Monsters and Cracker all made their stand with The Last Summer On Earth tour. Stopping at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Alpharetta, GA., the four bands performed for an enthusiastic crowd of fans who came to party like there was no tomorrow. Music News Nashville as on hand to capture the evening in photos.
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This Week At The Opry

Fun facts about some of the artists appearing at the Opry this week (July 6, 7, & 10) including Darius Rucker, Pure Prairie League, Old Crow Medicine Show, Eric Church, Kix Brooks, Trace Adkins, Easton Corbin and many more. Darius …
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Grand Ole Opry Kicks Off CMA Music Fest Fun With Free Opry Plaza Party and More

Country music’s most famous show is the place to be during one of Music City’s most exciting weeks, as the Grand Ole Opry® presented by Humana® is hosting five star-packed Opry shows, a free Music Fest kick-off Opry Plaza Party, …
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Rodney Atkins Hosts Second Annual “Music City Gives Back” June 5

On Tuesday, June 5, award-winning and platinum-selling country star Rodney Atkins will once again host the Second Annual “Music City Gives Back” benefit concert in conjunction with the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau. The event will be free to the …
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This Week At The Opry

Fun facts about some of the artists appearing at the Opry this week (May 18, 19, & 24) including The Black Lillies, Ricky Skaggs, Thomas Rhett, Rascal Flatts, Montgomery Gentry, Kellie Pickler, Ronnie Milsap and many more. The Black Lillies:  …
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This Week At The Opry

Fun facts about some of the artists appearing at the Opry this week (May 11, 12, & 15) including Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Scotty McCreery, Alison Krauss, Josh Turner, Ricky Skaggs and many more. Carrie Underwood:  (Saturday, May 12 – …
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Lollapalooza 3-Day Passes Sold-Out But Single-Day Tix Still Available

Three-Day Passes for the 2012 edition of Lollapalooza are officially sold-out. A limited number of Single-Day Passes for the musical extravaganza are now available, with the listing of bands by day. The Black Keys, Black Sabbath, Bassnectar, and The Shins …
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This Week At The Opry

Fun facts about some of the artists appearing at the Opry this week (March 16,17, & 20) including Vince Gill, Casey James, Larry Gatlin, Kellie Pickler, Chris Young, Craig Morgan and many more. Vince Gill: (Friday & Saturday, March 16 …
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“Larry’s Country Diner” Continues Pleasing Country Fans With Legendary March Line-up

There may only be eighteen tables at “Larry’s Country Diner,” but it services
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This Week At The Opry

Fun facts about some of the artists appearing at the Opry this week (December 23 & 24) including Elizabeth Cook, Julie Roberts, David Ball, Suzy Bogguss and more.
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This Week At The Opry

Fun facts about some of the artists appearing at the Opry this week (December 16 & 17) including Will Hoge, Ricky Skaggs, Emmylou Harris, The
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Headliners Announced for 2012 Wisconsin Country Thunder Festival

When Country Thunder rolls around
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Concert Review: Little Big Town and Eric Pasley

Saturday night at the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta, GA, the Country band Little Big Town performed a home-coming concert. Stretched out on the sidewalk a couple of hours before the doors even opened were fans of the band, some of whom have made it a hobby to follow the group’s tour from one stop to another. Although it was disappointing to see that the venue was not filled to capacity, the fans who did come out found themselves enjoying an intimate…
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