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Jeffrey Remz  |  June 25, 2015

The concept of music festivals in the U.S. lagged far behind those of Europe, where it has been an institution for decades. But in recent years, festivals have become part of the American musical fabric. The idea gained a tremendous amount of traction first in rock. That was not a surprise given [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  June 12, 2015

The annual spectacle of Nashville, the CMA Music Festival, is fast underway, giving a chance to thousands of people to catch their favorite artists. I mean where else could you see Gary Allan at 10 a.m.? At least that's what happened on Thursday when he opened the festival. As for today, [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  June 5, 2015

Debate about the role of women in country music, or the lack thereof, continues. The same radio consultant who made headlines last week by saying that radio stations ought to get rid of female artists for the sake of ratings, labeled the music industry this week as "sexist." Keith [...]

Continue reading "Women in country or the lack thereof, part two"

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