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  • How I Fell in Love With Country Music

    01/14/2018 9:41:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 116 replies
    My life didn’t change when I saw the duelling banjos scene in Deliverance, but it was the first time I realised there was more to country music than the Benny Hill theme tuney name is Martin and I love country music. There you go, I’ve said it. It’s not always an easy thing to do. When the subject comes up, I get a funny sort of look. Once you spring the c-word on people, you can see they’re thinking: “[darn], this bloke’s weird. Does he dress up like a cowboy at home and do those funny dances?” Sometimes people like...
  • Dolly Parton's "Dixie Stampede" Gets Politically Correct, Removes the word "Dixie"

    01/09/2018 5:16:56 PM PST · by Rebeleye · 23 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 8 January 2018 | Maggie Jones
    Dolly Parton's Pigeon Forge dinner attraction, Dixie Stampede, has a new name.
  • Randy Travis DWI Naked Arrest Vid Released

    01/08/2018 11:27:08 AM PST · by simpson96 · 64 replies
    TMZ.com ^ | 12/4/2017 | Staff
    Randy Travis' DWI arrest video has finally been released by Texas officials, and it's apparent the singer is out of it. The video is 3 hours long ... we've posted a portion where Randy is clearly agitated and praying to God. The 2012 footage of Randy's arrest was released Monday after a federal judge denied the country singer's request to keep it private. As we reported ... Travis filed a lawsuit in September to keep his arrest vid under wraps, claiming it would be a violation of his privacy rights because he was exhausted, intoxicated and medicated. Travis crashed his...
  • Country Music Star Blake Shelton Wins Sexiest Man Alive, Jokes 'Y'all must be running out of people'

    11/15/2017 11:41:37 AM PST · by drewh · 53 replies
    ABC 13 ^ | nov 15 2017
    How did country music star Blake Shelton react to being named the sexiest man on the planet? Plenty of jokes. "Y'all must be running out of people ... Like, wow, we're down to somebody who is somewhat symmetrical," he told People in the magazine's cover story for the special issueHe added, "I've been ugly my whole life, if I can be sexy for a year, I'm taking it. I'm taking it." He was also quick to relish in his new title on Twitter. Despite how much he seems to be enjoying the announcement, Shelton said it took some convincing from...
  • Country music legend Mel Tillis dead at 85

    11/20/2017 3:47:53 AM PST · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 23 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | Katherine Lam
    Country music singer Mel Tillis, whose six-decade career included hits such as “I Ain’t Never” and “Coca Cola Cowboy” and who never let his stutter get in the way of him becoming a legend, died on Sunday, his publicist confirmed. He was 85. Tillis passed away at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Fla., his publicist Don Murry Grubbs said. The music legend is believed to have died from respiratory failure after he never recovered from intestinal issues he has been battling since 2016. He leaves behind his longtime partner, Kathy DeMonaco, his six children and six grandchildren. Tillis recorded...
  • Country music legend Mel Tillis dead at 85

    11/19/2017 9:59:24 AM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 19, 2017 | Katherine Lam
    Country music singer Mel Tillis, whose six-decade career included hits such as “I Ain’t Never” and “Coca Cola Cowboy” and who never let his stutter get in the way of him becoming a legend, died on Sunday, his publicist confirmed. He was 85. Tillis passed away at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Fla., his publicist Don Murry Grubbs said. The music legend is believed to have died from respiratory failure after he never recovered from intestinal issues he has been battling since 2016. He leaves behind his longtime partner, Kathy DeMonaco, his six children and six grandchildren. Tillis recorded...
  • CMA Awards start out somber, then mock Trump as Garth Brooks wins Entertainer of the Year

    11/09/2017 3:56:15 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 120 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 9, 2017
    The 51st Annual CMA Awards saw the best in county music come together, but it was Garth Brooks that took home the top prize, being crowned entertainer of the year. "The most important thing other than God Himself is you, the poeple who allow us to be in the greatest music ever. Country music man," the star said while accepting his award. "I love you." The show started off on a somber note and quickly segued into political quips with hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley mocking the president. The evening began with the first verse of “Amazing Grace” performed...
  • Eric Church writes song about Las Vegas

    10/08/2017 9:18:47 AM PDT · by Newbomb Turk · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10.08/2017 | NewBomb Turk
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwDZ8uhqJg0
  • Dana White: Jason Aldean Scorned Shooting Survivors at UFC 216... For 'SNL'

    10/08/2017 8:26:34 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 84 replies
    TMZ ^ | 10/08/17 | Staff
    Dana White is FURIOUS with Jason Aldean -- telling TMZ Sports the country singer's team lied to him about why he couldn't perform in front of Vegas shooting survivors and 1st responders at UFC 216. White says he had reached out to Aldean's camp to sing the national anthem at UFC 216 in Vegas on Saturday night ... an event in which 15 survivors and hundreds of 1st responders were in the crowd. White says Aldean's people turned down the offer -- saying he was shaken up from the shooting and might never perform live again.
  • Jason Aldean opens 'Saturday Night Live' with Tom Petty's 'I Won't Back Down'

    10/08/2017 2:21:52 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 67 replies
    USAToday ^ | October 8, 2017
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  • WATCH: Country Singer Eric Church's Emotional Song in Honor of the Vegas Victims

    10/06/2017 7:00:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    An emotional Eric Church broke down in tears while preforming a brand new song at the Grand Ole Opry, in honor of the victims of the Las Vegas massacre this past weekend.Church preformed last Friday night at the same Harvest Music Festival that deranged gunman Stephen Paddock targeted on Sunday night, killing 59 people and wounding hundreds. “That night something broke in me,” said Church, “And the only way I’ve ever fixed anything that’s been broken in me is with music.” Church describes in detail his concert on Friday night. Towards the end of the concert, he walked around the...
  • CNN Reporter: Country Music Fans Are Likely Trump Supporters [VIDEO]

    10/02/2017 1:40:49 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 99 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/2/17 | Amber Athey
    CNN’s Jeff Zeleny inexplicably pointed out Monday after the Las Vegas shooting that many country music fans are likely Trump supporters
  • CBS fires vice president who said Vegas victims didn't deserve sympathy because country music [tr]

    10/02/2017 12:20:08 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/2/2017 | Brian Flood
    (full article title: CBS fires vice president who said Vegas victims didn't deserve sympathy because country music fans 'often are Republican') CBS has parted ways with one of the company’s top lawyers after she said she is “not even sympathetic” to victims of the Las Vegas shooting because “country music fans often are Republican,” when discussing the tragic mass shooting that occurred in Las Vegas late Sunday night. This individual, who was with us for approximately one year, violated the standards of our company and is no longer an employee of CBS. Her views as expressed on social media are...
  • CBS Legal Exec: No Sympathy For Vegas ‘Because Country Music Fans Often Are Republican’

    10/02/2017 9:08:57 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 174 replies
    Daily caller ^ | October 2, 2017 | WILL RICCIARDELLA
    A top legal executive at CBS, Hayley Geftman-Gold, said she “is not even sympathetic” for the victims of the shooting at a country music festival at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Sunday night. “If they wouldn’t do anything when children were murdered I have no hope that Repugs will ever do the right thing,” wrote Geftman-Gold on Facebook, perhaps referring to Sandy Hook on Facebook. “I’m actually not even sympathetic bc country music fans often are Republican gun toters.”
  • Post a Country/Western Song for Mandalay

    10/02/2017 6:30:42 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 48 replies
    Here's mine.
  • Student op-ed: Country music is ‘toxic trash’ that ‘hyper-sexualizes young women’

    09/13/2017 9:51:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 100 replies
    College Fix ^ | September 13, 2017 | Staff
    Country music is “toxic trash” with lyrics that only serve to “validate the fragile masculinity of a male-dominated industry” in a genre that “is an insipid soft-served white-centric suburban utopia that thrives on phoned-in mediocrity and lazy writing.” That’s the argument a University of Louisiana at Lafayette student makes in an op-ed recently published in The Vermilion, the campus newspaper. In his column, George Clarke bemoans country music for having what he considers sexist lyrics while also lamenting that the genre is “ideologically rooted in the 1950s.”
  • Country Star Don Williams Dead at 78

    09/08/2017 4:10:43 PM PDT · by gop4lyf · 18 replies
    Billboard ^ | 9/8/17 | Chuck Dauphin
    Texas native Don Williams, who forged his own musical identity in the 1970s with a unique and low-key style of country that earned him the nickname “The Gentle Giant,” passed away on Friday (Sept. 8). A press release from the singer's PR team confirms his death "after a short illness," saying that funeral arrangements are pending. He was 78 years old.
  • Don Williams, Laid-Back Country Legend, Is Dead At 78

    09/08/2017 4:05:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    NPR ^ | September 8, 2017
    Don Williams, who began a long career in country music as a Nashville songwriter in the early 1970s and who entered the Country Hall of Fame in 2010, died today following a short illness at his home in Alabama, a publicist confirmed to NPR. He was 78. Williams topped country charts with regularity through the '70s, in songs characterized by an easygoing, Sunday-afternoon air and delivered with a smooth voice that walked the seam of a porch-front baritone and stage-ready tenor. The sentiment that drove much of Williams' country was a rakish positivity, best remembered in his biggest song, 1981's...
  • TROY GENTRY OF POPULAR COUNTRY DUO, MONTGOMERY GENTRY, TRAGICALLY KILLED IN HELICOPTER CRASH

    09/08/2017 1:26:30 PM PDT · by pnz1 · 22 replies
    https://montgomerygentry.com/news/448944/troy-gentry-of-popular-country-duo-montgomery-gent
    It is with great sadness that we confirm that Troy Gentry, half of the popular country duo, Montgomery Gentry, was tragically killed in a helicopter crash which took place at approximately 1:00pm today in Medford, New Jersey.
  • Troy Gentry Killed In Copter Crash BREAKING

    09/08/2017 1:25:04 PM PDT · by tennmountainman · 31 replies
    CBS/Loaal ^ | 9-8-17 | Local
    Troy Gentry Killed In Copter Crash