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Jeffrey Remz  |  July 30, 2010

A number of people making a go of it in other fields have done country music in recent years. Earlier this year, Laura Bell Bundy released her debut disc after gaining acclaim as a Broadway actress. She has gotten airplay and press for her single Giddy on Up. When you listen to the new [...]

Continue reading "Gwyneth Paltrow goes country, and that's okay"

Jeffrey Remz  |  July 23, 2010

The wait is on for Taylor Swift's third studio CD, "Speak Now," which does not reach your local retailer until Oct. 25. Swift also will release the first single, Magic, Aug. 16. Swift made the announcement during an on-line session with thousands of her fans earlier this week. [...]

Continue reading "The future of Taylor Swift"

Jeffrey Remz  |  July 16, 2010

The Americana Music Association fest is a few months away, but for those going, the roster of entertainers is quite impressive. The AMA announced this week that the following folks would be showing up: Emmylou Harris, Avett Brothers, Rodney Crowell, Wanda Jackson, Rosanne Cash and Patty Griffin. [...]

Continue reading "Americana fest hosts excellent line-up"

Jeffrey Remz  |  July 9, 2010

When we last heard from Evan Lowenstein, he was one-half of Evan and Jaron. In that lifetime, they were an Atlanta-bred pop duo - twins, who had a hit with Crazy For this Girl back in 2000. That was by far their biggest hit. They took four years to release another disc, "Half Dozen," [...]

Continue reading "Jaron Lowenstein's prayers have been met "

Jeffrey Remz  |  July 7, 2010

The first Trailer Choir full-length CD - "Tailgate" - was just released this week, but there's a feeling of deja vu all over again with this trio. The group consists of lead singer Butter (aka Marc Fortney), who has a nice voice. Crystal (Hoyt), the blonde chick in the group, lends [...]

Continue reading "Deja vu all over again and again for Trailer Choir"

Jeffrey Remz  |  July 2, 2010

It's sure a tough being in the music business. I have already commented about declining CD sales, something that's been going on for a good five years now. As of yesterday's report at Billboard.com, sales were down about 11 percent from a year ago for all types of music. The [...]

Continue reading "Ho hum summer"

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