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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: 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.... »»»