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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: McGraw, Hill keep it fresh and relevant – Tim McGraw singing his emotional "Live Like You Were Dying" has been the cathartic capstone of the country singer's concerts for over a decade now. This principle held true again during the latter part of McGraw's performance with wife Faith Hill during a stop on their Soul2Soul tour. At one point while singing it, McGraw humbly... »»»
Concert Review: Petty and the Heartbreakers get better with age – For a 40th anniversary run, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers got off to a bit of a curious start. Instead of picking one of the better known songs from the group's 1976 self-titled debut, Petty and friends opted for "Rockin' Around (With You)." A bit disjointed musically, it was almost out of place for what would transpire over the next few hours.... »»»