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The Twenty Best Albums of 1994

December 26, 2014 Kevin John Coyne 5

As 2014 comes to a close, the Country Universe staff has been collectively impressed by the number of quality albums that were released this year.  How many of those albums, however, will we still be

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2014 CMA Nominations

September 6, 2014 Kevin John Coyne 50

This year’s CMA nominees are the best in years, with multiple nominations for Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, and Brandy Clark.  Country radio may still be shunning women, but their embrace by CMA voters suggests that

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100 Greatest Men: #8. Lefty Frizzell

August 14, 2014 Kevin John Coyne 1

100 Greatest Men: The Complete List Lefty Frizzell just may be the most influential vocalist in country music history.  His signature honky-tonk style has been the foundational template for several generations of traditional country vocalists,

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100 Greatest Men: #10. George Strait

August 14, 2014 Kevin John Coyne 9

100 Greatest Men: The Complete List Country music has undergone drastic changes in the three decades that George Strait has been a recording artist.  While everything was changing all around him, he became the most

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100 Greatest Men: #15. Conway Twitty

August 13, 2014 Kevin John Coyne 5

100 Greatest Men: The Complete List He started out as a pop teen idol, but Conway Twitty’s powerful vocals and smart taste in material made him one of country music’s longest reigning superstars. Twitty was

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