Mike Sudhalter | January 31, 2008
I'm looking forward to seeing George Strait for the fourth time tonight. It seems like I see him about every four years - 1996, 2001, 2006 and now, 2008.
The 1996 show was the first country concert I'd ever attended, and Steve Wariner opened for him at the Centrum in Worcester, Mass. [...]
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Mike Sudhalter | January 26, 2008
When I first started listening to country music, one of the things that fascinated me was the unknown. I'd hear a song on the radio and used my imagination to think about what the singer looked like. It was the great unknown. Now, I know the appearance and biographical background of just about [...]
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Mike Sudhalter | January 21, 2008
Nashville Star, the country music reality show that's taken a back seat in popularity and contestant success to American Idol, is moving from the spring to the summer and from USA Network to NBC.
I simultaneously saw Yee Haw! and Bravo!. Something needed to be done because the current [...]
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Mike Sudhalter | January 18, 2008
Have you heard the song by newcomer Chuck Wicks, "Stealing Cinderella?" Another wedding song. I hope he can match the momentum of his first song.
Check out Heartland and "I Loved Her First." What have they done since? Exactly. With a song as popular as a wedding song, what [...]
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Mike Sudhalter | January 16, 2008
Every year, Country Weekly does a preview of the new artists that are debuting the upcoming year.
Some of them had made a brief splash on radio while others are complete unknowns.
For 2008, they've listed 12 artists/groups under 'Who's Hot '08'. I've decided to [...]
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Mike Sudhalter | January 10, 2008
I woke up early this morning to review a Reba McEntire Valentine's Day album for CST, and I was surprised to learn that she covered Restless Heart's "I'll Still Be Loving You." It was different to hear a female spin on the song, and I wonder if she'll release it on [...]
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Mike Sudhalter | January 5, 2008
I can't find the video for Alan Jackson's Small Town Southern Man on youtube, but it was a really cool video.
It starts back in the 1940's, and the styles of the singer/band/party crowd change with each verse. You've got to respect AJ for writing so many odes to his family.
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