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Jeffrey Remz  |  May 29, 2015

Keith Hill is not a household name to the average country fan, but we can give him a huge shout out for raising the issue of the lack of airplay by women on country music radio this week. Hill is a radio consultant. He's the kind of guy who advises radio stations what artists and songs to [...]

Continue reading "Females at country radio: put women in"

Jeffrey Remz  |  May 22, 2015

The Rolling Stones are back touring again on the Zip Code tour this time around. It should come ass no surprise that the Stones are not touring behind any new material. Unfortunately. In fact, their last full-length album of new songs was "A Bigger Bang" in 2005, only 8 years (sic) [...]

Continue reading "Can Paisley, Avetts thrown down the gauntlet to the Stones?"

Jeffrey Remz  |  May 15, 2015

The list of nominees was not a long one for the Americana Music Association Awards, which was announced on Wednesday. In fact, it seems as usual, the list was quite short. Lucinda Williams and recently acclaimed artists Sturgill Simpson and Shakey Graves, led the nominations with three [...]

Continue reading "AMA nominations: tough choices"

Jeffrey Remz  |  May 6, 2015

For the cave dwellers out there, Reba McEntire has a new single, "Going Out Like That," another one of her songs about a woman overcoming a break up to live her own life. By the end of the song, McEntire sings "Everybody, here comes the life of the party/Yeah, she is." [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  May 1, 2015

Country music sure is changing both musically and socially. The musical landscape has been coming for years, but we're not going to get into bro country, pop country and all kinds of music that is not country, but masquerading as such. This is about the social changes underway. The most [...]

Continue reading "Just how far has country changed?"

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