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CMA 2016 Live Blog

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Entertainer of the Year: Garth Brooks
Male Vocalist: Chris Stapleton
Female Vocalist: Carrie Underwood
Vocal Group: Little Big Town
Album: Eric Church, Mr. Misunderstood
Vocal Duo: Brothers Osbourne
New Artist: Maren Morris
Song: “Humble and Kind” – Lori McKenna
Single: Thomas Rhett, “Die a Happy Man”
Music Video: Chris Stapleton, “Fire Away”
Musical Event: Dierks Bentley featuring Elle King, “Different for Girls”
Musician: Dann Huff

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Lorrie Morgan on Life, Music and Letting Go

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It’s been over five years since Lorrie Morgan has released a new solo country album, but her fans’ wait comes to an end with the February 12 release of her new album Letting Go…Slow on Shanachie Entertainment. The twelve-track set features previously unheard material alongside covers of classic hits by Patsy Cline, Bobbie Gentry, Vern Gosdin, Larry Gatlin, Bob Dylan and Earl Thomas Conley. The award-winning recording artist recently took some time out of her busy schedule to discuss the new project with media via conference call.






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Sunday Selections: January 31, 2016

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The final week of January was a big one for Aubrie Sellers, who gave her first television performance, released her first album, and appears poised for an outstanding 2016. Elsewhere a fairly light news week which includes a short but solid list of new releases as well as troubles for Jamey Johnson, Tyler Farr and Katie Armiger.






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Single Review: Jana Kramer, “Said No One Ever”

January 22, 2016 Ben Foster 7






Jana Kramer’s long list of quotations attributed to “no one ever” includes, but is by no means limited to, “Wish you’d talk more about yourself”, “Sucks to be rich”, “I don’t need your love and affection”, “I don’t need to be your one and only,” “Love is always real on reality TV”, “Don’t want love to last forever”, and “My Heisman and my Grammy came so damn easy”.






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Single Review: Chris Young featuring Cassadee Pope, “Think of You”

January 19, 2016 Ben Foster 8






Chris Young’s new duet single portrays a recently broken up man and woman revisiting the stomping grounds they once shared as a couple. The verses are laced with small details that make it easy for the listener to picture the scene. Young notes the “same old bar, same burned out lights,” while asking “Why in the hell does it feel like a different place?”






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Album Review: K.T. Oslin, Simply

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On her first new release in 14 years, K.T. Oslin offers one new song and eight re-imagined incarnations of past singles and album cuts from throughout her thirty year career.






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2015 CMA Live Blog

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Entertainer of the Year: Luke Bryan Male Vocalist: Chris Stapleton Female Vocalist: Miranda Lambert Vocal Group: Little Big Town Album: Chris Stapleton, Traveller Vocal Duo: Florida Georgia Line New Artist: Chris Stapleton […]

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