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Born April 9, 1953, in Greenwich, New York, acclaimed country singer-songwriter Hal Michael Ketchum spent his early years performing and honing his skills as an artist and songwriter. Although his early years were heavily focused on music Ketchum’s career didn’t fully blossom until the mid-1980s, following a move to Texas.  After winning Kerrville Folk Festival’s
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Country group Alabama – comprised of Randy Owen, Jeff Cook and Teddy Gentry – formed as Wildcountry in 1969, but it wasn’t until the late ’70s and ’80s (and their name change) that they began seeing success. When success did come, though, it was monumental. Alabama’s road to country superstardom began with their first single on RCA Records, “Tennessee River,” which began a
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When the 56th annual CMA Awards begin on Nov. 9, everyone’s going to be eager to hear winners’ names called. The CMAs celebrate some of country music’s most successful and innovative artists each year — some of whom have been onstage to accept CMA trophies quite a few times! Which country stars have the most CMA Awards
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Kacey Musgraves has made a name for herself in the music world by leaning into her own style and tossing critics to the side. The genre-bending artist isn’t afraid to take on heavy-hitting topics, nor is she one to shy away from letting fans into her personal life. Part of what further separates Musgraves from the
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Turnpike Troubadours frontman Evan Felker has teamed up with influential punk rockers Dropkick Murphys for their searing new anthem, “The Last One.” This new collaboration is included on Dropkick Murphy’s new album This Machine Still Kills Fascists, which was released today (Sept. 30). Thematically, the project is a celebration and continuation of the philosophies vocalized by
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If Hank Williams was still alive, he would be celebrating his 99th birthday today (Sept. 17). The country icon was born on this date in 1923 in Alabama. Williams, who died only a few months after his 29th birthday, penned more than 130 songs in his short life, including all-time classics such as “Hey Good Lookin’,”
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The Country Music Association announced nominees for the 2022 CMA Awards on Wednesday morning (Sept. 9). Newcomer Lainey Wilson earned six nominations has become the fourth country artist in history to earn six nominations in their first year on the CMA ballot. Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce, Chris Stapleton and hit songwriter Shane McAnally earned five nominations each. Miranda
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Plenty of stars, across many genres, have sang songs about dogs: There’s Elvis Presley‘s “Hound Dog,” the Beatles‘ “Martha My Dear,” Cat Stevens‘ “I Love My Dog” and many more. But perhaps no genre is as flush with songs about man’s best friend as country music. Whether they’re sing about loving their dog or losing their
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