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Jimmy Wayne, Dusty Drake CDs get pushed back

Thursday, April 26, 2007 – The game plan by Big Machine Records was to release albums by Dusty Drake in June and Jimmy Wayne in July, but due to less than hoped for radio play of their respective singles, the release dates were put on hold.

Drake, a Pennsylvania native, who had an album out on Warner about four years ago, was slated to have his Big Machine debut out June 5. Wayne's label debut was due July 24. Wayne, a 34-year-old North Carolina native, had several hit singles - "Stay Gone" and "I Love You This Much" - while on the now defunct DreamWorks Nashville label.

There was no word on when either Drake or Wayne would release a disc.

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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: With or without band, Isbell satisfies – Usually, when an artist performs without his regular backing band, it becomes about mathematics of subtraction. That artist is armed with far fewer artistic weapons at his/her disposal, after all. In Jason Isbell's case, though, when he performed with just his wife and fiddler Amanda Shires, it was more about substitution than subtraction.... »»»
Concert Review: Grammy nominations aside, Yola, Kiah are the real deal – Grammy nominations do not make the artist, but Yola and opener Amythyst Kiah underscored time and again on this night that the honors were well deserved. In fact, Yola and Kiah's other group, Our Native Daughters, are nominated in the same category - Best American Roots. Yola has three other nominations as well. The clear winners... »»»
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