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Jeffrey Remz  |  July 25, 2012

Rumors are rife that Brad Paisley will be the next new judge on American Idol. Brad, don't do it. The longevity record of recent judges isn't all that stellar. J Lo lasted a few years. Steven Tyler of Aerosmith held down the job during this past year. J Lo wanted to get back to her [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  July 16, 2012

The late Kitty Wells changed the course of country history. She was a trailblazer for women at a time when female singers in country were far and few in between. Her trademark song, of course, was It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels, an answer song (we don't' have them any [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  July 12, 2012

Hank Williams Jr. has never been one to mince words, and he sure didn't in an interview published in Rolling Stone where he goes off once again against President Obama. The big mouth follows up last year's comparison of the Obama golf game with House Speaker John Boehner as akin to [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  July 11, 2012

Criticism of Luke Bryan's performance at the Major League Baseball all star game in Kansas City on Tuesday night is much ado about nothing. The beef was that Bryan looked down at his hand and his watch during his two minutes of singing the song. In this day and age of Twitter and other [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  July 9, 2012

The announcement today of the iHeartRadio Music Festival line-up today refreshingly included country music. Superstar Taylor Swift will be joined by her country compadres Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert and Jason Aldean at the two-day festival being held in Las Vegas in September. As for other [...]

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