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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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Hymns That Are Important To Us CD review - Hymns That Are Important To Us
There have been many artists throughout the year who've tried their hand at offering up songs for the faithful, mining their past for the hymns of old. Yet. it's the rare few who've delivered the emotional punch that Joey + Rory manage. With Joey Feek battling the final stages of cancer and choosing to forego treatment, the couple took advantage of Joey's good days to head into the studio to craft this collection of time-honored hymns that resonates with deep emotion. »»»
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: There's a lot to be said about The Felice Brothers – The Felice Brothers have soldiered on, occupying the fringes of the musical world with ups and downs. After not knowing whether the group would even continue following the departure of half of the band a few years ago, The Felice Brothers continued with a new rhythm section and a new album, "Undressed," that is heavily political.... »»»
Concert Review: Sara Evans comes around again with Barker Family Band, and that's just fine – What goes around comes around for Sara Evans. Back about four decades ago, she was singing weekends with her family band in Missouri. Now, she's back on the road on a very short tour including two of her children and three siblings. For now, Evans, at 49, has lost absolutely none of her vocal super powers, and her offspring can handle their own at... »»»
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