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Jessica Phillips Jessica Phillips is a life-long listener and lover of country music, bluegrass, Contemporary Christian, pop/rock, Americana, and more. While studying Music Business and Writing during college, she interned at CCM Magazine. She has been contributing concert and album reviews at Country Standard Time since 2008.

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Final Posting From The Front Porch

Jessica Phillips  |  December 4, 2009

Hi everyone, I wanted to be the first to say "Thank You!!" to all of you who regularly read The Front Porch, and who have supported it for these past several months. It has been a joy to bring you the latest news on your favorite country and bluegrass artists. I've been writing reviews and a few features for Country Standard Time for nearly two years, and it has been a ...

All Taylor Swift, All The Time...

Jessica Phillips  |  December 3, 2009

With 19-year-old Taylor Swift cleaning up at almost every award show she attends (think her big night at the CMAs, winning at the AMAs and MTV awards, and her 8 Grammy nominations), hosting SNL, and getting great radio airplay, it may seem that country music is already Taylor Swift 24/7. Now devoted fans can watch Swift anytime they want, thanks to Swift's partnership with Comcast. Swift ...

Country Music Well Represented at Grammy Awards

Jessica Phillips  |  December 3, 2009

By now, everyone knows that Taylor Swift and Keith Urban lead the country pack with the most nominations (Taylor Swift has 8 nominations, while Keith Urban has 4 nods). Congratulations to these two for representing country music so well. Here is a listing of other country music favorites who were nominated for Grammys this year: Best Pop Collaboration W/ Vocals--Rosanne Cash, "Sea of ...

Alison Krauss Offers The Complete Package For The Holidays

Jessica Phillips  |  December 2, 2009

I am a huge fan of Alison Krauss' music. Her angelic voice can enrich any song, whether it is a solo effort, or accompanied by Union Station, Robert Plant, or just about anyone. Now she is offering an album holiday "package" deal on her website. The package features 13 CDs and 2 DVDs from throughout Alison's career, including the critically acclaimed duet album Raising ...

Justin Moore Cancels Shows To Be With Family

Jessica Phillips  |  December 1, 2009

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Justin Moore, who recently lost his grandfather Tom Moore, as well as his Aunt Glenda. Both relatives succumbed to cancer. Moore says that his Aunt Glenda was like a second mother to him, and that his grandfather instilled him with all kinds of "small town" values and skills, like hunting and fishing. Moore has canceled some of his west coast ...

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