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Jeffrey Remz  |  April 27, 2012

Marty Stuart is country's renaissance man. He's held that title pretty much without challenge for years. The guy may have left home in Philadelphia, Miss. at the ripe young age of 13 to go on the road with Lester Flatt, and he's enjoyed a pretty darn good career. Stuart [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  April 19, 2012

One of the greatest voice in rock and other genres, Levon Helm enjoyed different periods of success in his career from being the voice of The Band to his own solo efforts later in life. I can't say that I grew up with The Band and Helm. They were a bit before my time when they started [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  April 18, 2012

Like many music fans out there, the memories I have of Dick Clark are more from my childhood than his later activities, which were far less influential on me. Clark, who died Wednesday at 82, was definitely a go-getter, who seemed to really have a love of music. What I didn't [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  April 5, 2012

We haven't heard much from Ashton Kutcher since Sunday night fortunately, but that doesn't mean he's off the hook. At least not with Justin Moore. The singer, who tweeted on Sunday that Kutcher's ultra-lame act on Sunday at the Academy of Country Music Awards gig was the work [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  April 4, 2012

One of the lowest points of Sunday's Academy of Country Music awards show as the performance or lack thereof by Ashton Kutcher. Call the actor's appearance hokey, embarrassing, insulting. Kutcher strode on stage wearing a red jacket a la Manuel style and black pants and shirt [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  April 3, 2012

Martina McBride may be a great singer - I liked her from the get go when she was doing harder country - but Martina stay away from wedding planning. That idea of yours to have a live wedding on Sunday at the Academy of Country Music awards while you and Train's Pat Monahan sang Marry Me was [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  April 1, 2012

8:00 pm or so - Carrie Underwood gets the night rolling with her current single. She rocks pretty well on it - that's what it is after all. I don't get the lighting, which was way too dark at times for Underwood. A bit over the top, but not bad. 8:05 pm - The hosts for the night, Blake [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  April 1, 2012

It's only a few hours before the Academy of Country Music Awards starts in Vegas. Kenny Chesney leads the parade with nine nominations. One would think that Jason Aldean, with six nominations, might do well as he's enjoyed a great year with excellent record sales, huge numbers on tours [...]

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