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Jeffrey Remz  |  June 28, 2012

The concert season is in full gear here with Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw launching a tour together. Brad Paisley's been out and about. Lady Antebellum winds down its Own the Night Tour this weekend with a show Saturday in Milwaukee. But that will not be the last you have heard from Lady A [...]

Continue reading "Crossing over is a good thing"

Jeffrey Remz  |  June 18, 2012

Carrie Underwood thrust the issue of gay marriage into the country music community earlier this month, and it has made me think more about it as well. Underwood, who is happily married to Mike Fischer, answered a question posed by a British journalist about the issue and answered, "As a [...]

Continue reading "More thoughts on country music and homosexuality"

Jeffrey Remz  |  June 15, 2012

Gay marriage and country music was thrust into the spotlight last week by Carrie Underwood in an interview she did with The Independent of England, in advance of her first British show ever next week. Near the end of the story by Guy Adams, he wrote, "Does she ever struggle, I ask, to [...]

Continue reading "Underwood speaks from the heart, to her credit"

Jeffrey Remz  |  June 12, 2012

Justin Bieber is going the way of Lee Greenwood when it comes to what songs a Brooklyn, N.Y. elementary school chorus can sing. In case you missed it, there's been a brouhaha a brewing at PS 90 because Greenwood's God Bless the USA was removed from the kindergarten graduation [...]

Continue reading "The Brooklyn head scratcher and Lee Greenwood"

Jeffrey Remz  |  June 11, 2012

The economy may not be doing so well, but don't tell that to tends of thousands of country music fans. According to the Country Music, this year's annual four-day shindig, aka the Country Music Festival in Nashville, drew a record-breaking 71,000 fans. That represented a 9-percent [...]

Continue reading "A successful CMA Music Festival"

Jeffrey Remz  |  June 8, 2012

Give credit to the CMT awards show on Wednesday for pretty much getting it right. Unlike their counterparts - the Country Music Association Awards and the Academy for Country Music gig - this one was not over the top (for the most part). However that wasn't necessarily clear it was going to [...]

Continue reading "CMT does it well"

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