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Six Pack: Hall of Fame Candidates

February 3, 2009 Guest Contributor 12

On Wednesday, February 4, the Country Music Hall of Fame will announce its newest members. The genre’s highest honor, induction into the Hall of Fame is bestowed upon the absolute best of country music. In 1996

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Six Pack: Dolly Parton, Songwriter

December 2, 2008 Kevin John Coyne 7

With more than a hundred chart hits to her name, including 25 #1 singles and 57 top tens, Dolly Parton is the most successful singles artist in country music history.     But even before she was

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Six Pack: For Grandpa

September 17, 2008 Guest Contributor 20

Belated though this post may be, it is richly deserved. In country music this year, Grandpa has been turning up everywhere. On the title track of Darius Rucker’s new album, he’s giving Darius sage advice

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Six Pack: Domestic Violence

May 26, 2008 Kevin John Coyne 5

While there is a long history in country music of dealing with social issues, domestic violence was a topic that was taboo for a very long time.   Indeed, when major artists started tackling the issue

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Six Pack: Mindy McCready

May 5, 2008 Kevin John Coyne 9

Early last week, I saw the traffic for this blog skyrocket. I was puzzled when I saw that this was due to more than 10,000 views in one day of an old Kellie Pickler single

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