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Monday | Examiner.com

Merle Haggard, Tift Merritt to headline 3-day SFC Festival at UNC-Chapel Hill.

The SFC holds numerous recordings on the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry, including Dolly Parton's first recording "Puppy Love."


Related Topix: Tift Merritt, Country, Dolly Parton, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, The Collection, Techno

Sun Jul 27, 2014

News Observer

CD review: 'Bridges'

If country music rests on a bedrock of tradition, there's good cause for an album like "Bridges," the likely breakout of Mary Sarah.


Related Topix: Dolly Parton, Country, Willie Nelson

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Lancashire Telegraph

Blackburn-born Walton's star to attend fan convention

THE Blackburn-born star of the timeless and successful television series The Waltons is to be guest of honour at the first ever event of a fan club.


Related Topix: The Waltons, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Jon Walmsley

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Star Tribune

Ryan Adams, Merle Haggard book October shows in Twin Cities

Welcome to Artcetera. Arts-and-entertainment writers and critics post movie news, concert updates, people items, video, photos and more.


Related Topix: Country, Entertainment

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, Country, George Jones, Lefty Frizzell, Kris Kristofferson, Entertainment


Keith Urban Says Garth Brooks Tour Will...

It seems like, for so many years, country artists would always have the same list of influences: Merle Haggard , Waylon Jennings , Willie Nelson and both Hank Williams and Hank Williams Jr. Then, as newer artists were signing record deals, they had a new set of influences.


Related Topix: Keith Urban, Garth Brooks, Country, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson

Fri Jul 18, 2014


Atteberry Station Live: Lonely Goes

Though they came together in the tiny Texas panhandle town of Wellington, the five members of Atteberry Station claim musical influences as vast as the west Texas vista - from Lubbock legends Waylon Jennings and Buddy Holly to Bakersfield boy Merle Haggard and Florida-born Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd.


Related Topix: Waylon Jennings, Country, Garth Brooks

Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Times

Surprise performances planned for James Burton festival

Expect surprises at this summer's James Burton International Guitar Festival. The three-day festival --Aug. 22-24-- includes a special guest at the Aug. 23 concert who attendees won't find out until the evening performance.


Related Topix: Country, Trace Adkins, Lincoln Brewster, Pop/Rock, Elvis Presley, American Pickers, Entertainment, Television

Nashville Scene

Rhythm and Booze: Bear Family Records Reveals The Other Side of Bakersfield [Review]

Various Artists The Other Side of Bakersfield: 1950s and '60s Boppers and Rockers from "Nashville West."


Related Topix: Buck Owens, Country, Nashville, TN

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Daily Herald

Country newcomer Mary Sarah pairs with legends on new album

What does it take to get country legends like Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and Merle Haggard on the same album? A 19-year-old newcomer named Mary Sarah .


Related Topix: Willie Nelson, Country, Dolly Parton, Ray Price, Starkville, MS


Like the late 70s, except worse

In all of my years on the Earth, I have not seen the world meting down since the late 70s.


Related Topix: Country

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Memphis Commercial Appeal

The 100 Best Songs About Memphis, 100-96: Merle Haggard, Neil Diamond and more

Merle Haggard offers a farewell to Elvis Presley in "Graceland to the Promised Land."


Related Topix: Country, Pop/Rock, Elvis Presley, Drama Movies, Musical Movies, Clambake, Wedding

Fri Jul 11, 2014

National Public Radio

Suzy Bogguss On 'Song Travels'

Grammy-winning vocalist Suzy Bogguss topped the country charts through the late '80s and '90s with hits like "Hey Cinderella" and "Cross My Broken Heart."


Related Topix: Country, Suzy Bogguss

Wed Jul 09, 2014


Mary Sarah Calls On Country Legends For Debut Album '...

What does it take to get country legends like Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and Merle Haggard on the same album? A 19-year-old newcomer named Mary Sarah.


Related Topix: Willie Nelson, Country, Dolly Parton, Ray Price, Starkville, MS

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Brush News-Tribune

Cross country walker encourages paying it forward

Armand Young is walking across the U.S. and back in support of fallen troops and those who lost their lives on Sept.


Related Topix: Brush, CO, Country, Merino, CO


Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson Duet With Teen Prodigy

Yesterday, Mary Sarah turned 19 years old. Today, she's releasing Bridges , a duet-filled album featuring cameos by some of the biggest living legends of country music.


Related Topix: Willie Nelson, Country, Dolly Parton, Ronnie Milsap, Big & Rich, Music, Entertainment

The Austin Chronicle

Best of 2014

It's been a surprisingly good year for my kind of music. I always complain about how much bad music there is out there.


Related Topix: Country, Kelly Willis, Johnny Cash, Rodney Crowell, Music, Entertainment

Seattle Times

The amazing Mary Sarah debuts with country all-stars | New recordings

It seems almost incomprehensible that an 18-year-old singer could earn the respect of some of country music's biggest living legends, but Mary Sarah makes it seem like she's known them for years on her debut album, "Bridges."


Related Topix: Willie Nelson, Country, Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Nashville Scene

Merle Haggard to Play the Ryman Aug. 25 and 26

It's been more than five years since legendary country songster Merle Haggard had a "lemon-sized tumor" removed from his lung , and - as the above performance of "Ol' Country Singer" demonstrates - the 77-year-old is still going strong, by God.


Related Topix: Country

Franklin News-Post

Suzy Bogguss to perform at Harvester Friday

Publicity Photo: Country music artist Suzy Bogguss will perform at the Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount on July 11. Grammy-Award winning country artist Suzy Bogguss will perform at the Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount on Friday, July 11 at 8 p.m. One of country music's most pristine and evocative vocalists, the Illinois native ... (more)


Related Topix: Country, Suzy Bogguss, Rocky Mount, VA