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Shania Twain runs with the torch

Wednesday, December 30, 2009 – Shania Twain is showing that you can go home again - at least to run with the Olympic torch.

Twain will be back in Timmins, Ontario, Canada on New Year's Day to run with the torch as it makes its way to Vancouver, Canada for the start of the Winter Olympics in February 2010.

Twain's run can be seen live at about 7 p.m. eastern time Friday.

CD reviews for 12lb. Test

Harm's Way
Here we have another fine group from the Texas town of Denton, also home of Slobberbone. In fact, 12lb. Test frontman and chief songwriter Michael Hill once was a member of ‘Bone. 12lb Test, similar to Hill's former group, prides itself on delivering a tasty concoction of twang and roaring guitars. However, the band doesn't rely on sheer firepower alone. They're quite capable of being powerfully poppy on songs like "Tear Me Down," "When We Didn't Know" and »»»
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: Lambert refuses to rest on laurels – Watching this stop on Miranda Lambert's "Livin' Like Hippies Tour," one is struck by just how many great songs the country singer/songwriter already has in her repertoire. With most artists, it's relatively easy to guess which song a performer will choose to close a show. But Lambert has so many winners to pick from, many... »»»
Concert Review: DBT rocks on – Drive-By Truckers still sometimes get miscategorized as alt.-country, but who's kidding whom? With three electric guitarists upfront exchanging hard rock licks all night, this is a blistering Southern rock band. Hitting the stage just before 10, the band played a satisfying 2-hour-plus set. At 11:40, Patterson Hood announced the band would be... »»»
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