Sunday, May 16, 2021

God, Family, Country – Craig Morgan

Life comes full circle for Craig Morgan. STORY BY JIM HANNAFORD Craig Morgan never had a burning desire to be a famous country singer, even though he grew up practically next door to Nashville. Instead of seeking...
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Jamming Out – American Thread – Tim Montana

Big Sound, Big Ambitions for Outspoken Musical Artist Tim Montana Rank-and-file workers don’t always get enough credit, so Tim Montana thought it would be a good idea to salute them in a song. They may...
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‘Tis Always the Season for avid hunter Luke Bryan

Holidays bring deep meaning for country music megastar Luke Bryan When he’s asked what’s his favorite kind of hunting, Luke Bryan is quick with a simple answer: “Whatever’s in season.” Along with making music and spending...
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Laine Hardy – Born on the Bayou

Musical sensation Laine Hardy has deep roots in South Louisiana As you roll into the little town of Bayou Barbary in south Louisiana, you might see the blue metal sign on the shoulder of Highway...
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I AM A PRIMITIVE MAN  – Ted Nugent          

Ted Nugent – I Am A Primitive Man  Dirty hands make for a stronger heart and a cleaner soul. I just made that up. Well, I didn’t really make it up per se, but after...
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Yee Yee! – Cruising Back Roads with Granger Smith and Earl Dibbles Jr.

Cruising the back roads with Granger Smith and Earl Dibbles Jr.  As a performer, one of Granger Smith’s favorite parts of his own show happens right at the beginning, when he first walks out on...
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Dustin Lynch Country Star

‘Small Town Boy’ Dustin Lynch Makes Good—Again. Photos by Daniel Vorlet The word “Tullahoma” rolls off the tongue so smoothly that it seems like a no-brainer that it would make a great album title. The little...
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Zac Brown Wears Many Hats

Zac Brown | There’s More than Meets the Eye There’s more than meets the eye with this bearded bandleader.  Zac Brown spends a typical summer on a tour bus, rolling across the country with his rather large extended family...
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Classic Sounds for a Modern Audience with Easton Corbin

Easton Corbin a Modern-Day Standout in the Competitive Country Music Industry Growing up on his grandparents’ farm helped to make Easton Corbin what he is today. After his parents got divorced, he went to live with his father’s mom...

Best of Both Worlds | Cadillac Three’s Unique Brand of Rocking Country

The Cadillac Three Blasts a Unique Brand of Rocking Country. For a country band, the guys in the Cadillac Three sure do look like rock stars. And they sound like them, too.  The hard-rocking and...