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Mike Sudhalter  |  July 29, 2009

When it comes to country music artists, Barack Obama knows which ones to select for a White House event -- neo-traditionalist Brad Paisley, bluegrass artist Allison Krauss and country legend Charley Pride, who was the genre's first African-American superstar. All three artists performed [...]

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Mike Sudhalter  |  July 28, 2009

A few weeks ago, I listed all of the states, 1 through 50, based on country music. Some of you had opinions on that, saying your state should have been higher on the list. Another question would be which city has the best country music scene. Obviously, Nashville comes to mind because it's [...]

Continue reading "Trip To The Stockyards"

Mike Sudhalter  |  July 11, 2009

When country stars go pop, few -- if any true country fans - like it. But what happens when they bring pop into country, while still keeping it country. I was listening to the late Michael Jackson's "Man In The Mirror" and hoping that a country song would cover that song. That [...]

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Mike Sudhalter  |  July 11, 2009

I've never watched that show, "Dancing With The Stars," because I've never been a fan of watching folks dance. With the exception of that Club Dance and Wildhorse Saloon shows that used to air on the now-defunct The Nashville Network (TNN). It was so cool to go to the [...]

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Mike Sudhalter  |  July 9, 2009

In Rap Music, they call it 'Street Cred.' Everyone wants to show their tough, and more importantly, that they're real. Whatever genre it is, being non-authentic is a big no-no. And I understand that a big part of Rap is representing where you're from and telling the truth about [...]

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Mike Sudhalter  |  July 7, 2009

I just found out that George Strait is releasing his 38th album, "Twang", on Tuesday, Aug. 11 -- my 30th birthday. He must have had me in mind when he pushed up the release date (joking, of course). I'm sure it had nothing to do with the fast-climbing success of "Living For [...]

Continue reading "Happy Birthday, Me"

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