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Best Country Albums of 2006

December 24, 2006 Kevin John Coyne 9

My 2005 list was dominated by established female artists returning to greatness, and this year’s list complements it well, as 2006 is dominated by male artists either reaching new artistic heights or returning to them.

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Songwriter Dennis Linde Passes Away

December 23, 2006 Kevin John Coyne 5

Dennis Linde, one of country music’s most clever and unique songwriters, has died. He was 63. His songwriting credits include “Burning Love” (Elvis Presley), “Goodbye Earl” (Dixie Chicks), “Callin’ Baton Rouge” (Garth Brooks, New Grass

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Best Country Singles of 2006

December 17, 2006 Kevin John Coyne 9

It wasn’t a banner year for the genre like 2005 was, but there were still a lot of good singles sent to radio and retail this year. Some were hits, some weren’t, but these were

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Best of ’06 Lists Start Rolling In

December 16, 2006 Kevin John Coyne 4

Country Universe will begin posting best of 2006 lists over the next two weeks, with a look back at the year’s best singles and reissues. Lists from established publications have already begun rolling in, with

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2007 Grammy Nominations

December 8, 2006 Kevin John Coyne 2

As readers of this site know, I am a big fan of the Grammy Awards. They have a tendency to acknowledge many of the artists that I enjoy the most with their nominations every year,

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