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Keith Anderson bags shows, needs vocal cord surgery

Sunday, January 25, 2009 – Keith Anderson is off the road until March due to vocal cord surgery.

Following doctor's orders for complete vocal rest, Anderson canceled his tour dates for the remainder of January and February. "Anderson will undergo minor vocal cord surgery at Vanderbilt Medical Center later this month to correct a problem that - while not painful - did necessitate the cancellation of a few dates in 2008," his web site said.

"I'm grateful to be able to take this time off during the dead of winter, a typically slower time on the touring schedule," Anderson said. "I certainly look forward to hitting it full throttle in March."

Dr. C. Gaelyn Garrett, Anderson's doctor, recommended the surgery and vocal rest for the singer. "I look forward to Keith returning to normal voice use after that time," she said.

Anderson's brand new single, She Could've Been Mine, is from his sophomore LP, "C'MON!." The first single, I Still Miss You, hit number two on the Billboard chart.

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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: Cantrell continues to satisfy – Laura Cantrell may never be a country star. Not at this stage of her career when she's 50, touring here and there and releasing new music every few years or so. But five albums in, Cantrell continues as a warm, enjoyable and worthy purveyor of her brand of country. That would mean going towards a more traditional side, not rushing the songs... »»»
Concert Review: Not only is Turner traditional, he's popular – Every time Josh Turner reached for some of those wonderful subterranean low notes, which he often pulled out during his enjoyable night show, it was like a superhero applying a superpower. He didn't need this extra advantage to please his audience; he has so many quality songs stockpiled in his catalogue already doing the job.... »»»
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