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Loretta Lynn – Video Legend??

March 16, 2005 Kevin John Coyne 0

Okay, I just don’t get this. CMT is giving the Johnny Cash Visionary Award to Loretta Lynn this year. Originally called the Video Visionary Award, it’s supposed to honor artists who have expanded the music

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ACM Nominees Announced

March 4, 2005 Kevin John Coyne 0

For contemporary country artists, there’s no award more prestigious than the ACM Award. Except for the CMA Award. And the Grammy. Okay, at least it’s better than a Flameworthy. Voted on by radio and industry

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Say What? – Dolly Parton

March 2, 2005 Kevin John Coyne 1

Early candidate for best quote of 2005: “I think of country radio like a great lover. You were great to me. You bought me a lot of nice things, and then you dumped my ass

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Single Reviews: February 24, 2005

February 24, 2005 Kevin John Coyne 0

This week’s batch of singles are pretty strong. There are a lot of new artists who show potential; hopefully, we’ll get to hear more from them. Pick of the Week: Amber Dotson. TRICK PONY “It’s

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Single Reviews: February 12, 2005

February 12, 2005 Kevin John Coyne 0

The new Tim McGraw single soars above and beyond everything else that’s new at radio. Here’s a rundown: TIM McGRAW “Drugs Or Jesus” (Curb) The third and best single yet from his latest CD, Live

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Grammy Fever – Part 2

February 6, 2005 Kevin John Coyne 2

Anticipation for the Grammys continue to build – at least in my world, where the Super Bowl is a non-issue. Here’s a rundown of the other country categories that have my interest; again, my picks

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Grammy Fever – Part 1

January 30, 2005 Kevin John Coyne 1

The Grammy Awards are just two weeks away. I won’t bother to predict the winners, but I’m happy to begin sharing my preferences. Here’s a rundown of the country vocal categories. My picks are in

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Nashville Scene Critics Poll

January 30, 2005 Kevin John Coyne 0

Weekly indie paper Nashville Scene has announced the results of its annual country music critics poll. Unsurprisingly, Loretta Lynn has topped nearly every list. I was surprised to see how many of my favorite albums

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Single Reviews: January 17, 2005

January 17, 2005 Kevin John Coyne 0

Mark my words – 2005 is going to be a landmark year for great country music that will rival the 1991-1997 artistic explosion that has overshadowed everything released in the genre since. Already, there are

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