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Daily Top Five: Twitter Country

June 1, 2015 Jonathan Keefe 4

We’ve been beefing up our activity on Twitter of late– for those of you not following us yet, you’ll never in a million years believe that our name is @CountryUniverse— and have been enjoying the

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Daily Top Five: Train Songs

May 17, 2015 Kevin John Coyne 22

Suggested by longtime reader Erik North: What are your top five train songs? Here’s my list: Rosanne Cash, “Runaway Train” Pam Tillis, “Train Without a Whistle” Dwight Yoakam, “Train in Vain” Whiskey Falls, “Last Train

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Daily Top Five: Rodney Crowell

May 12, 2015 Kevin John Coyne 9

Today’s Daily Top Five is the promised Rodney Crowell edition. He’s such a legendary songwriter that I’m putting up three Top Fives – albums, singles, and songs written by him that were recorded by others!

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2015 Grammy Awards: Open Thread

February 8, 2015 Kevin John Coyne 63

Telecast Winners: Best Country Album: Miranda Lambert, Platinum Album of the Year: Beck, Morning Phase Best New Artist: Sam Smith Record of the Year:  Sam Smith, “Stay With Me (Darkside Version)” Song of the Year:

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The Best Albums of 2014

December 31, 2014 Kevin John Coyne 10

2014 was a banner year for country music albums.   In addition to the predictably solid entries from the Americana, folk, and bluegrass scenes, some excellent albums also surfaced from the unlikeliest of sources: mainstream, radio-friendly

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