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Mike Sudhalter  |  November 25, 2007

I met my goal in completing the 10K race in under an hour, with a 53 minute, 20 second finish. I was pretty pleased with it, and I think listening to country music on the ipod helped out. However, I listened to a couple of rock songs - I can't even remember them - during the final stretch. [...]

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Mike Sudhalter  |  November 21, 2007

I was glad to see that Charlie Daniels recently got an invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry. It's good to see that long overdue artists like Daniels and Mel Tillis finally get their due by becoming part of country music's greatest institution. [MIKE: Who will the next Opry inductee [...]

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Mike Sudhalter  |  November 16, 2007

Based on the success of his nine shows in Kansas City, Mo., Garth Brooks told the Los Angeles Times that he's considering doing shows in L.A. and Minnesota. He also told the paper he'd look into virtual touring like the ninth and final KC show, which was broadcast internationally into [...]

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Mike Sudhalter  |  November 11, 2007

I just heard it, listening on the Internet to 92.5, The Wolf - a country station based out of Denver, Colorado. Alan Jackson is back with "Small Town Southern Man", and he's definitely back to the traditional country AJ that hard-core country fans like me know and love. I guess [...]

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Mike Sudhalter  |  November 11, 2007

I read in the most recent edition of Country Weekly that a young Trisha Yearwood fan asked for her autograph, then asked if her husband sang too. That's the world we live in, a whole generation of country music fans doesn't remember when Garth Brooks ruled the charts. I also heard that [...]

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Mike Sudhalter  |  November 9, 2007

I didn't get to watch the CMA Awards Wednesday night, but I was surprised and pleased with some of the results. It was pretty much a foregone conclusion that Kenny Chesney would win Entertainer of The Year, Taylor Swift would claim the Horizon Award and Rascal Flatts would take Vocal [...]

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Mike Sudhalter  |  November 6, 2007

For the second half of the preview, I start with Album of the Year: Album of The Year This category is unfair for me to judge because I've only heard the albums by Brad Paisley (5th Gear) and George Strait (It Just Comes Natural]. Either one of those would be a good choice, and I think [...]

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Mike Sudhalter  |  November 6, 2007

When I first started listening to country music, I got so excited about all the awards shows. It was always a time for "my kind of music" to be in the spotlight and every once else to pay attention, or at least acknowledge it. On Wednesday night, I'll miss the CMA Awards because I [...]

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Mike Sudhalter  |  November 6, 2007

I didn't grow up in Kansas, but living there from 2000-2003 was a very special part of my life. I met my wife there (Olathe), turned 21 (Stanley), graduated college (Lawrence), visited a honky-tonk the size of a K-Mart (Topeka) and won my first professional awards (Eudora). I've been [...]

Continue reading "Not In Kansas Anymore"

Mike Sudhalter  |  November 3, 2007

It's never surprising to hear a big hit recorded over and over again by different artists, but what about those hidden treasures that you never think you'll hear again. In 1999, I purchased an album by Paul Brandt, That's The Truth -- his third album. Brandt has had a lot of [...]

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