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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: Lane oversees her queendom – When Nikki Lane rolled into town on her current Stagecoach Spotlight Tour, she and her touring mates were under the weather. Although illness didn't keep Lane performing (she was in fine voice throughout), Robert Ellis was a last-minute scratch. His replacement, Jenny O, was one high caliber fill-in, however, and kept the bill strong.... »»»
Concert Review: The Surly Gentlemen prove anything but – For about the past six months, veteran bluegrassers Clay Hess, formerly of Kentucky Thunder, and Tim Shelton of NewFound Road, along with Clay's son Brennan, have collectively been The Surly Gentlemen. The trio's sound is probably best described as stripped down bluegrass meets singer/songwriter. These Surly Gents have been playing small... »»»