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Essential 80’s: #125-#101

June 22, 2006 Kevin John Coyne 0

200 Essential 80’s Singles Part 4: #125-#101 #125 “All My Ex’s Live In Texas” George Strait 1987 Peak: #1 Classic Texas swing from the modern master. Strait almost sounds relieved to be hiding out in

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New Dixie Chicks CD

June 20, 2006 Kevin John Coyne 0

It was noted to me that I had spent a lot of time talking up the new Dixie Chicks album but haven’t mentioned it since it’s been released. I’ve been reading about the Chicks almost

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Essential 80’s: #150-#126

June 10, 2006 Kevin John Coyne 0

200 Essential 80’s Singles Part 3: #150-#126 #150 “Love Me Like You Used To” Tanya Tucker 1987 Peak: #2 Tucker reached her commercial peak in the early nineties, but the foundation for that came with

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Essential 80’s: #175-#151

May 29, 2006 Kevin John Coyne 0

200 Essential 80’s Singles Part 2: #175-#151 #175 “Bop” Dan Seals 1985 Peak: #1 How conservative is this song about wanting to “bop with you baby, all night long”? It goes out of its way

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Essential 80’s: #200-#176

May 27, 2006 Kevin John Coyne 0

200 Essential 80’s Singles Part 1: #200-#176 #200 “Shakin’” Sawyer Brown 1986 Peak: #15 Fresh off their victory in the very first Star Search competition, Sawyer Brown released a string of campy singles that cemented

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Single Reviews: March 19, 2006

March 19, 2006 Kevin John Coyne 0

The stunning new Chicks single is one of many highlights of the latest singles roundup. I’m changing the game a little bit and starting to include stand-alone tracks that are impacting as downloads. The era

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Single Reviews: Feb. 23, 2006

February 23, 2006 Kevin John Coyne 0

Here we go again… BIG & RICH Never Mind Me I liked this ballad from the first time I heard the album. Nice, laid-back 70’s country-rock vibe. BILLY CURRINGTON Why, Why, Why Bleh. BOMSHEL It

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Top Twelve Debut Albums

February 22, 2006 Kevin John Coyne 6

Country music is blessed with artists that are in it for the long haul. The very best contribute to the genre for ten, twenty, thirty, even forty years or more. But how many are able

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20 Grammy Awards

February 10, 2006 Kevin John Coyne 1

20 Grammy Awards. Alison Krauss, after this year’s Grammys, now has twenty in her collection. TWENTY. More than any female artist in history. She already had that title, but she certainly padded her lead over

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Grammy Pre-Show Winners

February 8, 2006 Kevin John Coyne 0

Country winners announced so far. Some surprises: Best Country Female: Emmylou Harris, “The Connection” Not crazy about the song, but c’mon, it’s Emmy. Her first win in this category since the 80’s. Best Country Male:

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