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Reba McEntire returns to CMA Music Festival

Monday, May 18, 2009 – Reba McEntire will return to the CMA Music Festival to sign autographs for the first time in 13 years.

"The heart of CMA Music Festival has always been the interaction between the artists and the fans, and the best place to witness that special relationship is in the Greased Lightning Fan Fair Hall," said Tammy Genovese, CMA Chief Executive Officer.

The CMA Music Festival will be held June 11-14 in Nashville.

Taylor Swift will be signing in the Big Machine Records booth all day (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) on Sunday, June 14. Last year, she signed more than 900 autographs in 8 straight hours with no break - the longest consecutive signing since Garth Brooks' legendary 23-hour signing in 1996.

Carrie Underwood, Julianne Hough, Montgomery Gentry, LeAnn Rimes, Gretchen Wilson and Wynonna will also meet their fans in the Fan Fair Hall. Other artists scheduled to be in booths include: Blake Shelton, Chuck Wicks, Keith Anderson, Frankie Ballard, Luke Bryan, Sarah Buxton, Caitlin & Will, Jason Michael Carroll, Eric Church, Brad Cotter, Bucky Covington, Whitney Duncan, Gloriana, Jessica Harp, Randy Houser, Jack Ingram, Joey + Rory, Jason Jones, Jypsi, Kate and Kacey, Little Big Town, The Lost Trailers, Charlie Louvin, Love & Theft, Neal McCoy, Richie McDonald, Justin Moore, Craig Morgan, Lorrie Morgan, David Nail, Heidi Newfield, James Otto, Jake Owen, Michael Peterson, Point of Grace, Julie Roberts, Ashton Shepherd, Sunny Sweeney, Aaron Tippin, Trent Tomlinson, Jimmy Wayne, Emily West, Holly Williams, Mark Wills, Darryl Worley and Chris Young.

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Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope CD review - Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope
So, you say you don't have enough Reba McEntire spiritual music in your collection, eh? With "Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope," you can fill that catalogue hole right quick. At two discs full, this ambitious set will scratch that itch, assuming you have such an itch in need of scratching. This double album is broken down into two distinct sets. The first 10 songs are traditional ones. You almost cannot have a country gospel CD without "I'll Fly Away, " therefore, »»»
My Kind of Christmas CD review - My Kind of Christmas
Upon initial listens, Reba's new Christmas album comes off a little overwhelming. Upon closer inspection, though, it's revealed to be much better. This is because the album is so darn simple. These songs feature only Reba (listed in the credits as the 'girl singer') and a piano accompaniment. Such stripped-down arrangements offer a stark contrast to many of Reba's usual ornately produced non-holiday albums. First and foremost, these basic recordings highlight »»»
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: Carlile warms hearts with empathetic thoughts – Brandi Carlile, dressed festively with a Santa hat, began her mid-week concert set with Joni Mitchell's "River" and closed with the carol "O Holy Night." In between, she sang about an equal measure of old and new songs. And on this first night of a short acoustic tour, Carlile was both in fine spirits and voice.... »»»
Concert Review: Daniels wears out bows, but music endures – After each of the first few songs Charlie Daniels played, his 'fiddle tech (?)' exchanged his bow. Is this because he was playing particularly hard? Perhaps. Whatever the case, Daniels and his five-piece band clearly appeared to be giving it their all during the act's hour-and-a-half set. As it is the Christmas month, Daniels sang a... »»»
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