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Kevin Costner and Modern West plan Opry debut

Tuesday, November 4, 2008 – Kevin Costner and Modern West will debut on the Grand Ole Opry Saturday as the Opry returns to the Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville for its wintertime run. Costner will be in Nashville promoting his first country album "Untold Truths," set for a Nov. 11 release. The Academy Award winner joins a list of artists scheduled for the first weekend of the Opry's Ryman run including Josh Turner, Randy Travis and Billy Currington. Costner and Modern West's Opry appearance will air on Opry Live on GAC the following weekend, premiering Sat., Nov. 15.

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It seems the artistic spirit is never satisfied, and Kevin Costner is the latest in the long line of actor-turned-singers. And, like most, he relies on actual musicians to do most of the work. Although Costner takes front man status, longtime friend/musician/songwriter John Coinman is clearly the mastermind behind this debut, contributing to the songs, production and apparently even the band's name (Modern West is also part of the title to Coinman's 2007 solo release). »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: These Eagles keep songs alive and well – The newly reconfigured Eagles lineup, which now includes Vince Gill and Deacon Frey in place of the late Glenn Frey, hasn't changed its set much since this modified grouping's debut at Dodger Stadium in 2017. Don Henley announced from the outset, though, how the group continues to tour primarily so it can keep the Eagles' many great songs alive.... »»»
Concert Review: Lovett could not have scripted it any better – Cerritos is a fair distance from Hollywood, but Lyle Lovett, who has accumulated a long list of acting credits, sometimes seemed like he was giving a company town performance this night. Maybe it was because Paul Reiser, the "Mad About You" star, introduced Lovett with a funny bit about what some of the man's songs mean (or don't mean).... »»»
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