Dierks Bentley and Friends Bring Country ‘Front and Center’

July 24, 2014 Music

It was a night of jokes red Solo cups and Number One hits when Dierks Bentley sat down with a group of songwriters for an informal concert filmed by PBS for its superlative concert program Front and Center The performance also helped mark the 10th year of the Country Music...

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Watch Maddie & Tae Turn the Tables on Bros in New Video

July 24, 2014 Music

New duo Maddie & Tae all but cut purveyors of bro country off at the knees with their debut single "Girl in a Country Song" The tongue-in-cheek hip-shaker transparently references decidedly non-feminist lyrics from artists like Florida Georgia Line Jason Aldean Billy Currington and Blake Shelton When Rolling Stone Country...

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How the Newport Folk Festival Got Its Groove Back

July 24, 2014 Music

In 2008 ticket sales at the Newport Folk Festival had become so slow that founder George Wein was considering selling the 50-year-old event where Dylan went electric in 1965 That's when Jay Sweet – a journalist and music supervisor for filmmakers the Farrelly Brothers – wrote an 18-page proposal asking for...

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The Inevitable, Unfortunate Porn Parody of ‘Weird Al”s ‘UHF’ Arrives

July 24, 2014 Music

Thirty years into his career "Weird Al" Yankovic has finally received two of the biggest honors a proprietor of pop parody can receive His first ever number one record and a parody of his own work Unfortunately the latter comes in the form of new porn gallery that spoofs "Weird Al"'s 1989...

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Sturgill Simpson, Bobby Bare Among New Crop of AmericanaFest Acts

July 24, 2014 Music

The Americana Music Association has announced more performers for its 15th Annual AmericanaFest set for September 17-20 Taking place at venues throughout Nashville AmericanaFest will feature Sturgill Simpson Robert Ellis Bobby Bare Jr Elizabeth Cook Steep Canyon Rangers and Angaleena Presley They join an eclectic list of previously-announced artists including...

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Why Are MTV and Spotify Joining Forces?

July 24, 2014 Music

As streaming takes over from downloading services from Spotify to Beats Music to Google are scrambling to answer a key question What do listeners want to hear next? Spotify's new move in that direction involves a marketing partnership with Viacom-owned cable channels such as MTV VH1 and Country Music Television The...

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Elvis Presley’s Guitar, Library Card for Sale at Graceland Auction

July 24, 2014 Music

Elvis Presley's Martin D-28 guitar 1976 Cadillac Seville and a personal copy of the original script for his first movie Love Me Tender are among a slew of items up for auction at the first "Auction at Graceland" Bidders will be able to participate online and at Presley's famed Memphis home...

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Ryan Adams’ Road to Recovery

July 24, 2014 Music

A few years ago after multiple canceled tours and the breakup of his band the Cardinals Ryan Adams sought a hypnotherapist for help with Ménière's disease an inner ear disorder "I said 'I'm not playing music anymore and I'm scared to play live and I feel jaded All I ever...

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Flashback: Johnny Cash’s ‘Hurt’ Feels MTV Love

July 24, 2014 Music

With its vulnerable unflinching depiction of Johnny Cash's deteriorating health the video for Cash's stark interpretation of Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt" captured the attention of not only the country community but the entire music industry Even MTV then still in the throes of Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera recognized the...

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Stevie Nicks Details Release Plan for New Solo Album ’24 Karat Gold’

July 24, 2014 Music

Stevie Nicks may have spent much of 2013 touring with Fleetwood Mac and celebrating the 35th anniversary of the group's landmark LP Rumours but the frontwoman still found time to record a solo LP 24 Karat Gold — Songs from the Vault will see release on October 7th via Warner Bros though...

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