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PT 2: BILLY JOE SHAVER REFLECTS ON FAME AND FAITH

PT 2: BILLY JOE SHAVER REFLECTS ON FAME AND FAITH

In Part 1 (CLICK HERE), as his friend and ex-wife Wanda Lynn Shaver tended to his ailing knee, Texas legend Billy Joe Shaver reminisced for CMACloseUp.com about his emergence as a songwriter through Waylon Jennings’...Read full article... »

PT 2: WHAT SAMMY KERSHAW LEARNED FROM GEORGE JONES

PT 2: WHAT SAMMY KERSHAW LEARNED FROM GEORGE JONES

In Part 1 of our interview with Sammy Kershaw, the celebrated Country traditionalist reflected on the high bar he set for himself with Do You Know Me? – A Tribute to George Jones. Released July...Read full article... »

PT 1: SAMMY KERSHAW HONORS GEORGE JONES

PT 1: SAMMY KERSHAW HONORS GEORGE JONES

You can’t set a higher bar for excellence in Country singing than the one set by George Jones. No artist in this genre deserves more to be honored – yet because of his unique artistry,...Read full article... »

PT 2: COWBOY JACK CLEMENT — THE TIMELESS TOUCH

PT 2: COWBOY JACK CLEMENT — THE TIMELESS TOUCH

On July 15, the new I.R.S. Records Nashville label debuted with For Once and For All, the third and final album from Cowboy Jack Clement, recorded just months before he died at age 82 on...Read full article... »

PT 1: BILLY JOE SHAVER EMBRACES HIS OUTCAST PAST

PT 1: BILLY JOE SHAVER EMBRACES HIS OUTCAST PAST

Billy Joe Shaver is being nursed by his most recent three-times-ex-wife, Wanda Lynn Shaver. He needs to get healthy enough to hit the road for what he’s sure will be a hit album, one that...Read full article... »

DUSTIN LYNCH PREVIEWS HIS SOPHOMORE ALBUM

DUSTIN LYNCH PREVIEWS HIS SOPHOMORE ALBUM

The first single, “Where It’s At” (written by Cary Barlowe, Zach Crowell and Matt Jenkins), from Dustin Lynch’s anticipated sophomore album, started off with a bang, being added by 79 radio stations the first week...Read full article... »

PT. 1: COWBOY JACK CLEMENT’S EARLY YEARS

PT. 1: COWBOY JACK CLEMENT’S EARLY YEARS

On July 15, the new I.R.S. Records Nashville label debuted with For Once and For All, the third and final album from Cowboy Jack Clement, recorded just months before he died at age 82 on...Read full article... »

EXCLUSIVE: STRAIGHT TALK WITH MIRANDA LAMBERT

EXCLUSIVE: STRAIGHT TALK WITH MIRANDA LAMBERT

Since her first appearance at CMA Music Festival in 2004, when she was then known as a finalist in Season One of “Nashville Star,” Miranda Lambert has ascended to superstardom. Festival goers could track her...Read full article... »

RONNIE DUNN, PART 2: CELEBRATING PEACE LOVE AND COUNTRY MUSIC

RONNIE DUNN, PART 2: CELEBRATING PEACE LOVE AND COUNTRY MUSIC

Though much is happening in Dunn’s career at the moment, we figured we’d begin our conversation by looking briefly back to his earlier years, beginning with his arrival in Nashville, where he found a place...Read full article... »

RACHELE LYNAE GETS READY TO ROCK

RACHELE LYNAE GETS READY TO ROCK

Join Rachele Lynae and her band on their tour bus, as they share their routine for loosening up and focusing just before hitting the stage! »

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