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Trisha Yearwood, Rhonda Vincent, Ashley Monroe perform at ACM event

Thursday, June 14, 2007 – Trisha Yearwood, Rhonda Vincent and Ashley Monroe were added to the list of performers for an awards ceremony for the Academy of Country Music June 20.

Dolly Parton, Don Williams and the late Harlan Howard and Waylon Jennings all will be honored with the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award. The late Buck Owens will receive the Jim Reeves International Award, and Jack Lameier will receive the Mae Boren Axton Award.

More performers will be added soon.

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: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»