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Jeffrey Remz  |  November 26, 2014

Garth Brooks has not been a particularly political figure in country music. He has taken an occasional position here and there, but those have been far and few in between. The most obvious one, perhaps, is "We Shall Be Free," where Brooks sang "When the last thing we notice is the [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  November 6, 2014

Taylor Swift may be the biggest superstar out there these days in country music, but she was nowhere to be found on Wednesday night at the Country Music Association awards. For the most part. Swift received a mention twice. The first time was when co-hosts Brads Paisley and Carrie Underwood [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  November 5, 2014

Here's the CST perspective on the CMAs tonight. 8 p.m. - Kenny Chesney starts off the CMAs as the hippies get off the bus with "American Kids." Chesney sounds good and is on acoustic guitar as people are dancing around him. Not sure about the hippies dancing. Looks too forced, but [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  November 5, 2014

If you try to listen to Taylor Swift on Spotify, you'll end up with a lot of air. That's because her Swiftness, who just released her first pop album "1989" (some would say her country albums also were pop), - and/or her recodrd label - pulled not only the new disc, but her [...]

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