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CMA Songwriters return to New York

Friday, October 25, 2013 – The CMA Songwriters Series returns to Joe's Pub in New York City for a special two-night event Dec. 4-5 including Deana Carter and Rory Feek.

James Slater and host Bob DiPiero also will appear with two shows each night.

Carter is best known for her number one smash, Strawberry Wine, which won CMA Song of the Year in 1997.

Feek is one half of the duo Joey + Rory. He wrote or co-wrote much of the duo's current album, "His and Hers" and has logged multiple number ones including A Little More Country Than That recorded by Easton Corbin and Some Beach recorded by Blake Shelton.

Slater is a singer/songwriter who has penned songs including In My Daughters Eyes recorded by Martina McBride, Unstoppable recorded by Rascal Flatts, and The High Cost of Living recorded by Jamey Johnson.

CMA Songwriters Series host DiPiero (Southern Voice recorded by Tim McGraw, Blue Clear Sky recorded by George Strait and Lovin' You Is Fun recorded by Easton Corbin) will join Carter, Feek and Slater, sharing stories behind some of his hit songs.

Tickets are $40 and $35 each and are on sale today.

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Country Classics: A Tapestry Of Our Musical Heritage CD review - Country Classics: A Tapestry Of Our Musical Heritage
With their dedication to traditional country sounds, you may be a little surprised by Joey + Rory's song choices on the covers album, "Country Classics: A Tapestry Of Our Musical Heritage." There isn't a George Jones or Merle Haggard tune in the bunch! Although all these songs are fine ones, many of them were also big hits. For instance, the pair sing Crystal Gayle's big hit, "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue," as well as John Denver's "Back Home Again. »»»
Joey+Rory - His & Hers CD review - Joey+Rory  - His & Hers
On their third release, "His and Hers," husband and wife duo Joey and Rory practice their marital vows quite literally. The couple split the vocal duties right down the middle, alternating lead on each of the 12 tracks. It was a conscious decision to give listeners a feel for each of their voices. The duo is best known for finishing third on CMT's 2008 show Can You Duet and for their single, Cheater Cheater. The opener Josephine is an emotional letter from a Civil War soldier »»»
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.... »»»
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