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Jeffrey Remz  |  June 24, 2010

Luke Bryan has a hit on his hands with Rain is a Good Thing. The Georgian penned the song with Dallas Davison, who also co-write Joe Nichols' number one song Gimmie That Girl. But Bryan will not be confused with the best writers of country music with this song. I will admit that I am not a [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  June 21, 2010

The Country Throwdown tour was real good in concept. After all, Kevin Lyman of Warped tour fame is the guy behind it. So, you know it's going to be edgy, right? Well, not exactly, and maybe that's part of the problem in the inaugural year of the festival, which ended Sunday in Mountain [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  June 16, 2010

Lord knows they didn't take Tank for his good looks. Well, on the other hand, some find English bulldogs attractive. Whatever. At least and most importantly Tracy Lawrence does. And now the singer is a sad man because his beloved Tank, a Father's Day present a few years ago, [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  June 15, 2010

The economy may be a difficult one at best, and the music business isn't exactly doing buffo business these years, but the CMA Music Festival must be doing something right. The annual four-day shindig in Nashville concluded Sunday with the usual assortment of concerts with acts large and [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  June 11, 2010

I have nothing against The Judds at all - really. I interviewed Naomi awhile back, and she's a trip. Upbeat, humorous and she got a mind of her own to say the least. I even have a photo with Wynonna (okay, it is old with both of us looking a lot younger) in my office here, proudly [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  June 9, 2010

The Farewell Drifters are a band that has been under the radar screen. After all, they play bluegrass music and are on their own label instead of one of the bluegrass labels. But their profile also is on the rise and deservedly so. The quintet from Nashville, who have a bit of a country bent to [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  June 3, 2010

Here's a band that sticks up for its roots - Los Lobos. The East Los Angeles quintet, which includes four musicians of Mexican descent, made the decision to cancel an Arizona show because of the recently enacted immigration law. The controversial law, signed into law by Gov. Jan [...]

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