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Swift is the People's Choice

Thursday, January 8, 2015 – Taylor Swift was a big winner at Wednesday's People Choice Awards, but it wasn't for anything she did on the country end.

Swift won Favorite Female, Favorite Pop Artist and Favorite Song for "Shake It Off," which is from her "1989" disc.

Among country artists, Carrie Underwood took home Favorite Female; Hunter Hayes, Favorite Male; and Lady Antebellum, Favorite Group.

"The Voice," featuring coach Blake Shelton, won Favorite Competition TV Show.

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: Stapleton shows his traditional roots – Chris Stapleton's All-American Road show feels like a singular mission to rid the genre of the bro country scourge that has plagued it for years. He came out with a blazing one-two punch of "Second One To Know" and "Without Your Love" and packed a stadium sized onslaught into a 9,000-seat arena. He never once veered from his... »»»
Concert Review: Jinks wins over fans, especially new ones – Cody Jinks asked the crowd a bit into his show how many had never seen him before. It seemed like Jinks has made a lot of musical inroads into the public's consciousness because roughly three quarters of the audience raised their hands to show that this was their first time. That probably made Jinks feel pretty darn good about how life has been... »»»