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Six Pack: For Grandpa

September 17, 2008 Guest Contributor 20

Belated though this post may be, it is richly deserved. In country music this year, Grandpa has been turning up everywhere. On the title track of Darius Rucker’s new album, he’s giving Darius sage advice

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Kristy Lee Cook, Why Wait

September 16, 2008 Guest Contributor 27

Kristy Lee Cook Why Wait This review must be prefaced with a somewhat humorous anecdote: A week or so ago, the writers of Country Universe convened online to discuss upcoming content for the website, and

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Discussion: All-Female Country Tour

September 16, 2008 Kevin John Coyne 44

This topic was suggested by reader “vp”, who figured that Country Universe would be a good place to discuss this quote from Carrie Underwood: Meanwhile, Underwood has plans. Maybe these plans will even include Faith

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Discussion: Playin’ Favorites

September 15, 2008 Dan Milliken 60

Sure, we want all of our little country music-singing babies to grow up strong and healthy and produce great material. Because we love all of them equally, right? Right. But admit it: you’ve got a

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The Lost Trailers, Holler Back

September 15, 2008 Dan Milliken 24

The Lost Trailers Holler Back In retrospect, the news that The Lost Trailers had recorded their own version of “Chicken Fried” should have been a warning. It turns out that the group’s fifth studio album

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Darius Rucker, Learn to Live

September 14, 2008 Guest Contributor 14

Darius Rucker Learn to Live On his first country single, “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It,” Darius Rucker delivers an honest, heartfelt performance of a pensive ballad about love lost and the mark that it

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Discussion: Country Cussing

September 14, 2008 Kevin John Coyne 43

I was a little taken aback by the language used by Toby Keith onstage this past Thursday, which was the seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.   I’m not going to quote his blue

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