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Willie Nelson to Host Variety TV Show ‘Inside Arlyn’

Willie Nelson will shine a light on Austin, Texas, with his new television show ‘Inside Arlyn.’

11/07/2014

Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton Stagecoach festival lineup 2015

Stagecoach Music Festival 2015 Lineup: Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton Headlining

Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton have been tapped to headline the 2015 Stagecoach country music festival in California next April. See the complete lineup.

10/06/2014

Randy Travis

Stream Randy Travis’ New Album ‘Influence Vol. 2: The Man I Am’

The album comes out Aug. 19 and features more songs that have influenced Travis during his career. Hear the full collection now.

08/06/2014

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New Music to Know: Mary Sarah Goes From Kidz Bop to Duetting with Dolly Parton

Mary Sarah got her start with kidz, and is now working with legends like Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard on her album ‘Bridges.’ She talks to us about connecting with her elders, the sage advice she was given, and what songs not to listen to in the car (because they will make you weep).

07/10/2014

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10 Country Songs About Nostalgia and The Good Ol’ Days

From the pain of a George Jones classic and the simple joys of the Judds, on up to the determination of Dierks Bentley to move ahead even as he ‘holds on,’ these ten songs show different shades of nostalgia in contemporary country music.

06/18/2014

Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, Dolly Parton country cliches nostalgia

Country Clichés Unraveled: Nostalgia and The Good Ol’ Days

Miranda Lambert’s chart topping single “Automatic” is the latest in a long line of country songs from the likes of Dolly Parton, Kenny Chesney and Merle Haggard, pining for the joys and sorrow of days gone by. But would we really want to trade the present for our vision of the past?

06/13/2014

Toby Keith

Country Clichés Unraveled: Drinking Songs

From Hank Williams moaning that there’s “A Tear in My Beer” on up to Toby Keith’s “Red Solo Cup,” Kenny Chesney’s “Beer in Mexico” and even recent single “Bartender” from Lady Antebellum, drinking has been a favorite topic in country music.

05/30/2014

Toby Keith

Country Artists ‘Salute the Troops’ in TV Special

Toby Keith, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, George Strait, Merle Haggard, Hunter Hayes and The Band Perry are just some of the artists who perform on their own or alongside members of the military during tonight’s “All-Star Salute to the Troops.”

05/20/2014

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Country Clichés Unraveled: ‘Mama Tried’

‘Mother’ is a saint in so many country songs, but there have been exceptions. In the initial installment of our new series, we explore how mama’s been treated over the years by the likes of Merle Haggard, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift.

05/09/2014

Suzy Bogguss

Suzy Bogguss Channels Merle Haggard On Her Album ‘Lucky’

“Merle’s stuff is so incredibly personal,” she said. “You believe every word he’s saying.”

05/02/2014

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The Best Moments of the 2014 ACM Awards

The Academy of Country Music’s 49th Annual Awards were broadcast out of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas again this year, with special performances in nearby Mandalay Bay. Here are the biggest moments from the show.

04/06/2014

Jason Aldean Merle Haggard tribute album

Exclusive: Hear Jason Aldean Sing Merle Haggard’s ‘Going Where the Lonely Go’

“My dad was a big Merle Haggard fan, I just remember him playing this song a lot as a kid,” Aldean said. “So given a chance to in and be part of [this tribute], I wanted to do a song that meant something to me.”

03/31/2014

The Band Perry at the 48th ACM Awards

ACM Awards Ceremony to Include Band Perry Performance, Merle Haggard Tribute

The Band Perry will officially kick off the 2014 ACM Awards with a performance of their latest single. Also, two Entertainer of the Year nominees artists will pay tribute to Merle Haggard.

03/28/2014

Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert Pines for the Past in “Automatic” Video

After earlier this year revealing “Automatic,” the first single from her upcoming album, Miranda Lambert today unveiled a brand-new music video for the song.

03/24/2014

Merle Haggard

Exclusive: Hear a Classic Merle Haggard Ballad from the New ‘Okie from Muskogee’ Reissue

The 45th anniversary edition of Haggard’s classic live album “Okie from Muskogee” hits stores tomorrow. Here an exclusive preview right now of “Today I Started Loving You Again,” one of his most classic ballads.

03/24/2014

Toby Keith, Ronnie Milsap, Carrie Underwood ACM Awards

Toby Keith, Ronnie Milsap, Carrie Underwood Among Early ACM Award Receipients

Rascal Flatts, Kris Kristofferson, the late Jack Clement, producer Dann Huff and songwriter Shane McAnally are also among those receiving off-camera awards from the Academy of Country Music this year.

03/21/2014

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