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Georgia native Cole Swindell found his first important connection to the country music scene through a surprising source — his college fraternity. Both Swindell and Luke Bryan were members of Georgia Southern University’s Sigma Chi chapter, although Bryan attended a few years earlier. After he found success in Nashville, Bryan returned to play a show in his old
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Country music legend Waylon Jennings died in 2002, but he left an indelible mark on the genre. Along with scoring several chart-topping hits as a solo artist, Jennings also found success as part of the supergroup the Highwaymen, a quartet that also included Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Johnny Cash. Throughout his illustrious career, Jennings released more than
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Bryan Martin “Everyone’s An Outlaw” Finessing top 40 country sounds with the gritty distortion of outlaw country, Bryan Martin‘s new song goes down easy amidst its message of defiance. A former “roughneck” oil rig worker turned TikTok sensation, Martin’s upcoming album Self Inflicted Scars is a culmination of his dreams. “Everyone’s An Outlaw” espouses typical country music
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Since launching her career in 1971 with her self-titled debut, Bonnie Raitt has established herself as one of the greatest blueswomen – and guitarists – of all time. Come April 22, Raitt will release Just Like That…, her twenty-first album to date. With such an extensive discography to her name, there’s no shortage of essential listening.
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Few people would know it now, but John Moreland‘s Oklahoma origins began in punk and hardcore bands. He even released a couple of punk albums with his Black Gold Band, with Things I Can’t Control being a collaboration with legendary punk producer and guitarist Stephen Egerton (Descendents, All). Since those early days, however, he has
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George Strait was a heartthrob when he first ventured onto the country music scene in his 20s, and it could be argued that he’s even better looking today, in his late 60s, sporting a fit build, the same distinguished features and a million-dollar smile. So, when you combine Strait, his hit songs and a music video
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Do you know anyone with a leap year birthday? Their actual day of birth (Feb. 29) only comes around every four years … which might explain why there are no country stars with Leap Day birthdays. However, there are plenty of country artists celebrating their birthdays in February: Sheryl Crow, Garth Brooks, Jason Isbell and many more. The month’s
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Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year — at least according to Chris Young. The 35-year-old says he loves all things Christmas, from the decorations to the food, and, most importantly, spending time with the ones he loves. “I love everything about it. Not only the time with family, but also the meaning
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Miranda Lambert is a one-of-a-kind, one-in-a-million artist. Ever since her 2003 third-place finish on Nashville Star and then her debut album, Kerosene, in 2005, she’s won a place in country fans’ hearts. There are honestly too many fantastic moments in Lambert’s career to count. She’s won awards, given thousands of sold-out performances and shown her heart
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