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ACM 2008 Live Blog

May 18, 2008 Kevin John Coyne 229

ACM Live Blog 11:02 From the comments: Jonathan notes that the AP says Tracy Lawrence won Vocal Event.   That settles the final open question of the evening.   All of you in the comments helped make

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100 Greatest Women, #49: Olivia Newton-John

May 17, 2008 Kevin John Coyne 4

100 Greatest Women #49 Olivia Newton-John One of the biggest female country stars of the seventies became one quite accidentally. Her mere presence in country music infuriated traditionalists, but her pop-flavored country foreshadowed the boundary

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ACM Awards 2008: Personal Picks

May 17, 2008 Kevin John Coyne 16

As has become our annual custom, Country Universe will be live-blogging this year’s ACM awards, which air on CBS Sunday, May 18 at 8 pm Eastern. The ACM’s are always an interesting show, with a bigger

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100 Greatest Women, #52: Juice Newton

May 14, 2008 Kevin John Coyne 3

100 Greatest Women #52 Juice Newton The cross-pollination between pop and country music in the early eighties provided an opening for Juice Newton and her undeniably infectious aural confections. By the time that the hits

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Eddy Arnold, “To Life”

May 13, 2008 Kevin John Coyne 7

A heartbreakingly beautiful toast to life, given by a man humbled by the blessings he’s been given over the years.  “Life,” he sings, “you served your finest wine.  I drank it down to find my

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