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Jeffrey Remz  |  March 26, 2010

Taylor Swift's legions of fans seems to be getting bigger and bigger. Literally. Now,the singer, who tends to have young females go for her, can count St. Mary's basketball superstar Omar Sanhan among them. The 6-11 senior - he's only a foot or so taller than the very tall [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  March 23, 2010

When The Eagles were hot and ultra-happening in the 1970's, they were not considered country at all. They were really part of the California soft rock scene along with folks like Linda Ronstadt, Souther Hillman Furay and Jackson Browne. Somewhere along the line, that all changed. Maybe in [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  March 21, 2010

The report from reading several sources on line about the Court Yard Hounds, the Dixie Chicks offshoot group, is Sheryl Crow is a touchstone. Emily Robison and Martie Maguire made their club debut Thursday night as part of the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, the first major events leading up to [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  March 18, 2010

Easton Corbin has received praise for his debut disc, which contains the title track, A Little More Country Than That. And it hasn't done too badly on the sales chart either, wracking up 43,000 units gone in the first week when released earlier this month. But the George Strait [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  March 17, 2010

Billy Ray Cyrus certainly had country credentials. He earned them more so as his career went along with his material coming more from the heart than the cash register as time marched on. As for his more famous daughter, Miley, it's not so clear that she ever had all that much to do [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  March 12, 2010

One thing seems sure about Shooter Jennings - he sure has done it his way. He is doing something different on his new disc, "Black Ribbons," which he does with a backing band Hierophant instead of The 357s. It's not the country and rock kind of sound that he has previously [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  March 11, 2010

It was great news to learn today that the great country singer Elizabeth Cook will release a new disc, "Welder," in May. Now, Cook is not exactly a household name, but a lot of fine singers and performers, of course, aren't all that well known. Cook, who once upon a time [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  March 10, 2010

Faith Hill has extremely little to worry about competition wise at least when it comes to a slew of Dallas athletes. Let's put it this way - Tony Romo, Ian Kinsler, Jerry Jones and others ought to stick to their day jobs. Hill was in Fort Worth, Texas this past Saturday night to sing at Bass [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  March 9, 2010

I just found out about a new group today that has the makings of something interesting. It's an LA-based band called The Living Sisters The Living Sisters were formed by Eleni Mandell, who has recorded several strong albums - some country, some not - for a Canadian label, and Lavender [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  March 3, 2010

The campaign is on for Luke Bryan. With the help of folks like St. Louis Cardinals Manager Tony LaRussa and Mark McGwire, not to mention country folks, Bryan is launching a campaign to get the votes of fans as top new solo artist for the Academy of Country Music Awards being held in April in Las [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  March 3, 2010

Handing out awards isn't the biggest deal going. Sure, it's always way better to win than lose. After all, it gets you more than the allotted 15 minutes of fame, not to mention a few extra ka-chings at the cash register. With that said, when it comes to the Academy of Country [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  March 1, 2010

Luke Bryan may have found a niche besides songs about the south that don't dig all that deep. For the second time, Bryan is going to release an EP Tuesday - "Spring Break 2...Hangover Edition. Of course, it's an "exclusive" through iTunes. And the theme sure seems to be [...]

Continue reading "Ho hum, Luke Bryan gets a little crazy on his Spring Break"

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