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Review: Lance Miller, “Bacon Frying”

November 16, 2008 Guest Contributor 7

Lance Miller, a Nashville Star contestant in 2004, has won the favor of traditional fans with his plain-spoken songs and rich, rugged voice.  His new release, “Bacon Frying” is a down-home heartbreaker about a lover’s

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Discussion: Country Music Pet Peeves

November 15, 2008 Kevin John Coyne 45

A less cheery discussion tonight, just because I read something that annoyed me.   Here’s an article about songwriter Jeffrey Steele: NASHVILLE (Billboard) – One could forgive Jeffrey Steele if he had an inferiority complex. The

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Ten Ways to Fix the CMA Awards

November 15, 2008 Kevin John Coyne 15

The CMA Awards should be the evening every year where country music is shown in the best possible light. However, it’s been many years now since the CMA fully took advantage of the opportunities that prime-time

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Discussion: Recommend a Track

November 14, 2008 Kevin John Coyne 17

The title track from Iris Dement’s album The Way I Should promotes a philosophy that I can get behind.   Responding to nameless critics, she justifies the choices she’s been making with clear-eyed confidence: A ghost

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CMA Awards Review

November 13, 2008 Guest Contributor 58

Last night, the CMA stamped its approval on the leading contemporary country stars of today.  Congratulations to Kevin for commandeering the most popular live blog in Country Universe history.  Here is a series of highlights

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