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July 25, 2015 - Kenny Chesney smiled often during his performance at The Rose Bowl. This wasn't some showbiz smile, either - it was sincere. Chesney appeared to be truly happy to be there. On a hot night in July,... »»»
July 23, 2015 - Hayes Carll didn't even play his best-known song, "She Left Me For Jesus," during his 95 minutes on the small stage. And while chances are that some were internally clamoring for the... »»»
July 16, 2015 - Sam Bush has done a lot in his musical career and has nothing to prove. His place in newgrass and bluegrass history is secure. Even so, he plays with passion and an eye to what's ahead.... »»»
June 25, 2015 - Lee Ann Womack made it quite clear where she was coming from three songs in to her first show in the Boston area in years. "We're gonna play country music," said Womack after playing a... »»»
June 21, 2015 - The one thing that could be controlled over the three-day Windy City LakeShake country music festival was the weather. With thunder, lighting and rain in the skies on Saturday night, Brad Paisley was... »»»
June 14, 2015 - By Jeffrey B. Remz It would be perfectly understandable if John Moreland's fans were really worried about him. Not to be would be avoiding the elephant in the room - Moreland's songs.... »»»
June 8, 2015 - Mumford & Sons turned more than a few heads when it released "Wilder Road" in May. Instead of the more acoustic, Americana-based ethos that the band developed on "Sighs No More" and... »»»
June 6, 2015 - Is Della Mae a bluegrass band? Country? Blues? Jazz? Scratch blues and jazz from the list, although both play into the sounds emanating from the all female quartet. Country certainly was in far more... »»»
June 6, 2015 - Taylor Swift's 1989 tour finalizes her divorce from country music. But don't worry, she did okay in the "settlement." The album has gone multi-platinum and many of the stadium dates... »»»
June 4, 2015 - Calexico encountered a lot of trouble making their Boston gig. Apparently, earlier in the day - at about 4 a.m. to be precise - the tour bus suffered a series of mechanical issues, leading the band to... »»»