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Mike Sudhalter  |  June 21, 2012

Amy Dalley sings about her significant other standing in the rain for Toby Keith tickets so all of her friends could go. Would you stand outside the West Oaks Mall in Houston until Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill opens. I've never been to one, but like most celebrity-centered [...]

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Mike Sudhalter  |  June 18, 2012

Dierks Bentley headlined the 93Q Houston "A Day In The Country Festival" on Saturday night in The Woodlands, Texas. Bentley is a refreshing superstar for the genre, and he proved it during a nearly 2-hour show at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. These days, you see a lot of [...]

Continue reading "A Day In the Country: Dierks Bentley's career continues to rise"

Mike Sudhalter  |  June 16, 2012

Every Southeastern Conference school should be represented with a country song, and thanks to University of South Carolina alumna Julie Roberts, USC has joined the club of schools with a contemporary country tune with "Sweet Carolina." Texas A&M, one of the SEC's two new members, [...]

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Mike Sudhalter  |  June 16, 2012

. The Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Team is competing in the NBA Finals, showcasing the state of Oklahoma on the professional sports scene for the first time ever. So, now everyone knows about Thunder, Sooners and Cowboys. Those aren't the only things that Oklahoma has to be proud of. [...]

Continue reading "Turnpike Troubadours kick off Long Hot Summer in Houston"

Mike Sudhalter  |  June 11, 2012

The City of Hope Softball Game at Greer Stadium is one of the best events during CMA Festival week in Nashville. The event raises money for Cancer Research and features some of the top entertainers in country music (Carrie Underwood, Vince Gill, Brantley Gilbert, Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina) [...]

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Mike Sudhalter  |  June 9, 2012

. CMA Festival wears you out, but there were a couple of really good shows, especially Frankie Ballard, Katie Armiger and The McClymonts. Ballard may be the next big artist to break through. He knows exactly how to work a crowd, and he's got a great rock/country combination. Good song [...]

Continue reading "Phenomenal Frankie"

Mike Sudhalter  |  June 7, 2012

[MIKE: Every one has an opinion, and we ask you to share them with us.] It depends on your perspective. A lot of fans like to come to CMA Festival and stand in line for autographs. Now, there's a drawing to get autographs at the Nashville Convention Center. Those who don't like the [...]

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Mike Sudhalter  |  June 6, 2012

Wow, driving to Nashville, is fun, but it's exhausting. We just rolled into town, by way of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and south central Tennessee. The festival should be incredible, and we started things off with a visit to some of the honky-tonks on Lower Broadway. We walked to [...]

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Mike Sudhalter  |  June 5, 2012

Whoever decided to release their artists' albums on the Tuesday before CMA Festival is a marketing genius. Fans are in a great mood to listen (and buy) music. And what great music, it is. Today, we have a debut album from Jana Kramer. Kramer, a 28-year-old actress on the television [...]

Continue reading "Jana Kramer and Alan Jackson - a Super Tuesday"

Mike Sudhalter  |  June 4, 2012

CMA Music Festival, which is like the Super Bowl, World Series, Mardi Gras, Christmas, Hanukkah and your birthday all rolled into one (if you're a country music fan), is just three days away. I'd never been to Nashville during any other time but the festival, so I couldn't [...]

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