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Jeffrey Remz  |  August 31, 2010

After round one, Miranda Lambert and Lady Antebellum are getting the attention for capturing the most nominations from the Country Music Association awards. The CMA broke the announcements of the nominations into two days with the second on Wednesday morning. But life is good thus far for [...]

Continue reading "Kudos to Lambert, Lady A, but CMA perplexes"

Jeffrey Remz  |  August 30, 2010

Come Tuesday morning, only some of the nominees for the 44th annual Country Music Association Awards will be known. At a Nashville press conference from the Ryman, Chris Young and Justin Moore will announce finalists in seven categories. That same day, the duo Steel Magnolia will tell fans who [...]

Continue reading "CMA nominations take time, a lot of time"

Jeffrey Remz  |  August 18, 2010

Taylor Swift unveiled her new CD cover today. The CD, "Speak Now," will be out in late October on Big Machine. She already has released the first single, Mine, which doesn't sound all that different from her other songs. A song list has not been released from the disc, [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  August 13, 2010

For once, there is some great news in the music business - and I do mean business. At a time, when labels seem to be folding and sales are down - way down - came the word this week about the resurrection of bluegrass label Pinecastle Records. The label shuttered very very quickly in [...]

Continue reading "Pinecastle Records rises"

Jeffrey Remz  |  August 3, 2010

The Newport Folk Festival provided one superb day of entertainment Sunday. There's a lot to commend about the venerable festival, which isn't exactly folk any more. Matter of fact, on the third and final day of the festival, there really wasn't anyone who would be considered folk. [...]

Continue reading "Kudos to Newport Folk Festival"

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