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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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Best Albums of 2004

December 30, 2004 Kevin John Coyne 2

Best Country Albums of 2004 1. Tim McGraw, Live Like You Were Dying A stunning mainstream country album that manages to challenge the listener while still pleasing radio. There are too many high points to

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