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Exclusive: 'Chess and Checkers' from Billy Joe Shaver's New Album

Billy Joe Shaver's new album, "Long in the Tooth" , comes out Aug. 5. Listen to an exclusive track, "Checkers and Chess," from the album below.


Related Topix: Country, Billy Joe Shaver, Willie Nelson, Advertising

Wed Jul 30, 2014


Kristofferson, Haggard, Underwood Named for ACM Honors

Kris Kristofferson is one of four songwriters receiving the Poet's Award, Merle Haggard is the recipient of the Crystal Milestone Award and Carrie Underwood has been named the winner of the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award, recognizing her superior success in country music.


Related Topix: Country, Merle Haggard, Carrie Underwood, Ronnie Milsap, Music, Entertainment

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Albany Times Union

Troupe captures Cash's

Everything that's right about Adirondack Theatre Festival's terrific production of "Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash" is present in the opening suite of songs in the second act.


Related Topix: Johnny Cash, Country, Entertainment

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Phoenix New Times

Celebrity Theatre

You remember that infamous clip of Joaquin Phoenix on Letterman? The one where he announced to the world he was retiring from acting to pursue a career as a rap artist? Well, thank Baby... It's not just physical resemblances that bind and reveal family ties.


Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ, Mac Dre, Rap, Country

Fri Jul 25, 2014


Flashback: Kenny Rogers Takes 'Ruby' to First Farm Aid

In July 1985, while on stage in Philadelphia for Live Aid, the massive global benefit concert for famine relief in Ethiopia, Bob Dylan remarked that family farmers in the U.S. could use some help too.


Related Topix: Kenny Rogers, Country, Willie Nelson, Raleigh, NC, Music, Entertainment

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Cape Cod Times

At the movies: Woods Hole Film Festival

With more than 30 feature films and 70 shorts, the Woods Hole Film Festival has a variety of options to offer film lovers.


Related Topix: Woods Hole, MA, Country

Wed Jul 23, 2014


Randy Travis still recovering from stroke but releasing new album

The music world was shocked to hear that country legend Randy Travis was rushed to the hospital because of a heart issue.


Related Topix: Randy Travis, Country

Times Recorder

Meyer, Gatlin to perform at Living Word Drama

New this season is the Jerusalem Experience. Families can participate in several multi-sensory projects, including carpentry, costume making, games and food of the time period, animals, Shofar lessons and more from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 9. The Living Word plans to expand and add to each year.


Related Topix: Country

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Hollywood Reporter

Gregg Allman and Sturgill Simpson Fuse Country and Soul at Annenberg Center: Concert Review

Newcomer Sturgill Simpson steals the show from Gregg Allman on a set of flinty, beautifully crafted songs performed with grit and skill.


Related Topix: Photography, Arts, Merle Haggard, Country, George Jones, Lefty Frizzell, Entertainment

Chronicle Live

Review: The Jayhawks at the SummerTyne Americana Festival

Making an all too rare appearance on these shores, Minneapolis alternative country rockers The Jayhawks were back for a short tour which landed at the Sage as part of the annual three-day SummerTyne Americana Festival which has previously featured a diverse range of artists from Seasick Steve and Kris Kristofferson to one of the final ever shows by ... (more)


Related Topix: The Jayhawks, Pop/Rock, Country, Soul, Solomon Burke

Fri Jul 18, 2014


Movies This Week: July 18-24, 2014

Over the next week, your only real duty as a film lover is to see Richard Linklater's Boyhood .


Related Topix: Austin, TX, SXSW, Inc, Country, West, TX

Wed Jul 16, 2014


Flashback: Kris Kristofferson's Awkward CMA Win

By 1969, Kris Kristofferson had been a Rhodes Scholar, a captain in the Army and a janitor at Nashville's Columbia Records studio.


Related Topix: Country, Roger Miller, Music, Entertainment


Cash LP reinterpreted by Emmylou, Kristofferson

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian , Look Again to the Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited is released on August 19. 1964 saw the release of Bitter Tears, a concept album that aimed to reveal the problems besetting the lives of Native Americans.


Related Topix: Country, Hendersonville, TN

Mon Jul 14, 2014


Johnny Cash's 'Bitter Tears' Fall Again

In 1964, Johnny Cash released Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian, a concept album that served to draw attention to the plight of Native Americans.


Related Topix: Johnny Cash, Country, Folk, Native Americans, Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Music, Entertainment

The Cardboard Connection

2001 Topps Planet of the Apes Trading Cards

Okay, let's forget for a second that Tim Burton and Marky Mark don't go well with talking apes.


Related Topix: Planet of the Apes, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Science Fiction Movies, Celebrities, Mark Wahlberg, Country

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Creative Loafing Tampa

'Drunk History' to feature American music stories on July 15

YouTube series-turned-Comedy Central show Drunk History is lending its sloppy hand to the telling of notable stories in American music history this upcoming Tuesday, July 15 at 10 p.m., according to a press release.


Related Topix: Country

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Camden Chronicle Independent

With a little help from his friends

Some people go to a concert wanting to see the lead act and wanting to hear from the lead act only.


Related Topix: Willie Nelson, Country, Travelers Rest, SC, Camden, SC

Wed Jul 09, 2014


Kris Kristofferson Meets Johnny Cash on 'Drunk History'

Kris Kristofferson was a struggling songwriter and part-time janitor when he first met Johnny Cash at a Nashville recording studio.


Related Topix: Country, Movies, Entertainment

Tue Jul 08, 2014

USA Today

Music stars 'Look Again' at Johnny Cash's 'Bitter Tears'

Marking the 50th anniversary of Johnny Cash's 'Bitter Tears', Sony Music Masterworks is releasing 'Look Again to the Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited' on Aug. 19 with remakes of the eight originals.


Related Topix: Johnny Cash, Country, Folk, Native Americans, Hendersonville, TN, Music, Entertainment

Mon Jul 07, 2014


Songwriter Spotlight: Rivers Rutherford

" On the gates of Graceland, there's Elvis playing guitar. We'd drive past it every day, and I said, 'Daddy, I want one of those,'" the decorated songwriter remembers.


Related Topix: Music!, Songwriter, Drama Movies, Country, The Highwaymen, Willie Nelson, Music, Entertainment