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Newport Folk Festival celebrates 55th anniversary

The sold-out festival begins Friday with a lineup that includes Ryan Adams, Jimmy Cliff and Band of Horses along with some lesser-known acts including Rhode Island-based Death Vessel.

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Related Topix: Newport Folk Festival, Pete Seeger, Folk, Myrtle Beach, SC, Entertainment

Thu Jul 24, 2014

WKHX-FM Atlanta

New ACM Sweepstakes Lets Fans Play Fantasy Football with Darius Rucker, Florida Georgia Line and More

Football fanatics Darius Rucker , Florida Georgia Line , Chris Young and Little Big Town 's Jimi Westbrook are among the stars heading up fantasy football leagues this fall, and ACM Lifting Lives is giving you a chance to get in on the action.

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Related Topix: Florida Georgia Line, Pop/Rock

Canon City Daily Record Newspaper

SD museum, collector dispute Elvis' broken guitar

An acoustic guitar Elvis Presley smashed during his final tour has sparked a custody fight between the South Dakota museum that currently displays it and a collector who insists the instrument never should have ended up there.

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Related Topix: South Dakota, Johnny Cash, Opinion

WKHX-FM Atlanta

Jack White, Dave Matthews, Neil Young, John Mellencamp & Willie Nelson to Headline Farm Aid 2014

This year's Farm Aid benefit show will take place on September 13 in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the lineup includes all the usual suspects, plus one new face: Jack White.

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Related Topix: Willie Nelson, Raleigh, NC

KTEX-FM Weslaco

Dan + Shay Using Blake Shelton's Old Tour Bus

Dan + Shay aren't just touring with Blake Shelton -- they're traveling in the headliner's one-time bus.

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Related Topix: Blake Shelton

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Mavs add Aminu after scrapping deal with Lewis

The Dallas Mavericks have reached a deal with free-agent forward Al-Farouq Aminu after scrapping a contract with Rashard Lewis because of a knee problem.

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Related Topix: The Mavericks

ContactMusic.com

Alan Jackson Lands Country Music Hall Of Fame Exhibit

Country music icon Alan Jackson is lending some of his most personal artefacts to the Country Music Hall of Fame for a special exhibit celebrating his 25-year career.

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Related Topix: Alan Jackson, Nashville, TN

Wed Jul 23, 2014

News Herald

Redemption songs: Hitmaker helps inmates find voices

The co-writer of multiple hits - including Lady Antebellum's I Run to You , and Miranda Lambert's The House that Built Me - taught a class to six inmates about songwriting.

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Related Topix: Johnny Cash

News Herald

Country musician George Riddle dies

Country musician and songwriter George Riddle - who founded George Jones' touring band, The Jones Boys, and wrote and recorded several well-known tunes including She's Lonesome Again - died Sunday, July 20, in Indianapolis.

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Related Topix: George Jones, Marion, IN

KOLD-TV Tucson

Your Week in Music: Shania Twain says adieu to Vegas

The residency was a time that she calls a "rediscovery for my love of performing" after a multi-year hiatus from music.

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Related Topix: Short, Music!, Shania Twain, George Harrison, Pop/Rock, The Beatles, Entomology, Science

KVOX-FM Fargo

Jason Aldean Won't Be "Burnin' It Down" in Bed wit...

Florida Georgia Line 's Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley are co-writers on Jason Aldean 's brand-new, sexy single, "Burnin' It Down," and Jason was looking to include a vocal collaboration with FGL on his upcoming studio album.

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Related Topix: Florida Georgia Line, Pop/Rock

ACC TOP 40

Joe Nichols Says "Yeah" to Some Downtime in the Bahamas with His Wife, Heather

Joe Nichols had to go back on tour shortly after he and his wife, Heather , welcomed their baby girl, Georgia Blue , nine weeks ago.

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WKHX-FM Atlanta

Brett Eldredge Has a "Chance" Encounter with a Soldier Headed to Serve in Kuwait

Brett Eldredge had a pretty cool meeting with a U.S. soldier on a Southwest flight Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Brett Eldredge, US Military, US Army, Fort Riley

Tue Jul 22, 2014

WXLO-FM Worcester

Soundtrack for "The Giver" to Feature OneRepublic, Aloe Blacc, Rixton, Capital Cities

Taylor Swift is one of the stars of the upcoming movie The Giver , based on the popular young adult novel, but she's not on the soundtrack.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, OneRepublic, Hip-Hop, Celebrities, Taylor Swift, Hot Chicks

KLAL-FM Little Rock

Selena Gomez Saluted by BFF Taylor Swift on 22nd Bday, Will She Collaborate with Chart-Topping Songwriter? [From ABC News]

No matter what you might hear about Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez not being friends anymore, it simply isn't true.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Pop/Rock, Taylor Swift, Hot Chicks, Dance, Black Entertainment, Michael Jackson

WXLO-FM Worcester

Kelly Clarkson Enjoys Good Laugh Over Being Asked, "So, What Are You Doing Now?"

It's been more than a decade since Kelly Clarkson won American Idol . Since then, she's topped the charts several times, toured the world, sold millions of albums, appeared on nearly every TV show you can name, graced the cover of most major magazines, won several Grammys, and made headlines when she got married and then had a baby.

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Related Topix: Duets, Entertainment, Television, Game Show, American Idol, Reality TV, Kelly Clarkson, Dance, Pop/Rock

KASH-FM Anchorage

Thomas Rhett Channeling The Bee Gees On Latest Single

Thomas Rhett admits his new single is a bit of a departure. But the country star says his goal with "Make Me Wanna" is to help his fans loosen up and have fun.

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Philly.com

Zach Braff dismisses Taylor Swift dating rumors

Actor Zach Braff has denied rumors he's dating Taylor Swift, insisting he has sworn off dating "super-famous girls" after becoming a tabloid target while romancing singer/actress Mandy Moore.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Pop/Rock, Taylor Swift, Hot Chicks, Zach Braff, Mandy Moore, Howard Stern, Entertainment

Borehamwood and Elstree Times

A country and western themed party was a - wonderful success' for a residential care home.

Sunrise Senior Living of Edgwarebury Lane, Elstree, hosted a country and western themed garden party for their residents, families and friends.

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Related Topix: Country and Western

Forbes.com

China Checks Production of U.S. Firm Amid Shanghai Yum Supplier Scandal

Regulators have seized Shanghai Husi's supplies in the coastal province of Guangdong, the southwestern city of Chengdu and the eastern Qingdao city, according to the state-run Fawan.com.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, The Regulators, Aurora, IL, Business News

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