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  • Glen Campbell Is the Most Underappreciated Musician in America

    07/21/2017 4:43:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    The Week ^ | July 18, 2017 | Matthew Walther
    It's been nice to see that with the release of Adiós, his new — and almost certainly final — album, Glen Campbell is finally getting his dues from critics. Campbell has always been a hard critical sell, especially among people steeped in the Whig Interpretation of Pop History who don't own copies of Southern Nights but think that, say, Brian Wilson was some kind of genius because he introduced animal noises into mediocre pop songs. (Clearly these are people who have never browsed the racks at their local Goodwill, where roughly 50 percent of the records are goofy but very...
  • Country-rock superstar warns Schumer of Democrat scandals

    05/29/2017 6:17:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 5/28/2017 | Bob Unruh
    Country music superstar Charlie Daniels, whose criticism of politicians is legend – just last month he blasted them for being willing to “kiss a flatulent skunk’s posterior” before allowing the “other party” to look good – has issued a warning to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Those Democratic Party scandals still could make a few waves. Such as the the cash that flowed to the Clinton Foundation amid the State Department’s approval of a deal to give Russia control of 20 percent of America’s uranium reserves. Or the time four American citizens died in a planned terror attack in Benghazi,...
  • Melania Trump Banned From Toby Keith Concert in Saudi Arabia

    05/20/2017 6:16:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 80 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 5/20/17 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    As Donald Trump and the First Lady get ready to visit Saudi Arabia, where the president is expected to announce an arms deal valued at $100 million or more, the nation has planned “male only” entertainment that Melania will not be allowed to attend — including a Toby Keith concert.Toby Keith, who played during the celebration prior to Trump’s inauguration in DC, will be performing in the Saudi capital of Riyadh. The concert will be free and open to the public — as long as you have a penis. No women will be allowed to attend the event. Popular Saudi...
  • Trump rolls by Toby Keith concert in a golf cart with Saudi King Salman

    05/20/2017 6:08:14 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 20, 2017 | John Siciliano
    Keith was part of the festivities meant to entertain guests during Trump's official visit to the desert kingdom. But according to a pool report, Trump was riding in a golf cart right past the performance, pausing briefly to take in the show on a large television screen amid evening festivities which included a banquet. Trump "was wheeled into the atrium where the men-only Toby Keith concert was playing on the large screen," the report said. "He was riding in a large-sized golf cart with a roof, seated next to the King, and took a long stare at the concert screen...
  • Friends in Safe Spaces

    03/18/2017 4:48:03 AM PDT · by outofsalt · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | 3/8/17 | Steve "Mudflap" McGrew & Chad Prather
    A great remake of a Garth Brooks classic.
  • Garth Brooks finally explains why he turned down Trump inauguration gig

    01/18/2017 4:07:29 AM PST · by foreverfree · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/17/17 | Fox News
    President-elect Donald Trump still has a friend in Garth Brooks despite the country singer turning down the opportunity to sing at his inauguration. Brooks explained he's all about "People Loving People" and is "praying" for Trump but due to a scheduling conflict, he ultimately had to turn down performing on January 20.
  • Garth Brooks Explains Why He’s Not Performing at Donald Trump’s Inauguration

    01/18/2017 8:17:28 AM PST · by Fido969 · 85 replies
    MSN ^ | Today | MSN
    After initially indicating that he’d be open to the idea of performing at Donald Trump’s upcoming inauguration ceremony this week, Garth Brooks is now explaining why he won’t be on hand for the swearing in of the 45th President of the United States.
  • Toby Keith, 3 Doors Down, and more to perform for Trump's inauguration concert

    01/13/2017 9:47:21 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 44 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | January 13, 2017 | Danielle Jackson
    President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration has landed a few additional performers: Toby Keith, 3 Doors Down, Lee Greenwood, Jennifer Holliday, The Piano Guys, and the Frontmen of Country will all play a headlining concert on Jan. 19 at the Lincoln Memorial, Trump’s inaugural committee announced on Friday. Actor Jon Voight will also make an appearance. “President-elect Trump has made it clear that this inaugural is of, by, and for the American people. The 58th Inaugural will celebrate American history and heritage, while setting the course to a brighter and bolder future for all Americans,” Tom Barrack, the chairman of the Presidential...
  • Trump Inauguration Gala Books Big & Rich (ESPN College Football Theme 'Coming to Your City')

    01/04/2017 2:35:23 PM PST · by drewh · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/03/17 06:41 PM EST | By Rebecca Savransky
    The country music band Big & Rich will headline an inaugural gala this month for President-elect Donald Trump Republican Party of New York and Great Alliance America announced Tuesday that the country band would perform at the event. "We're thrilled to be performing in our nation's capital during this historic moment in time," John Rich, of Big & Rich, said in a statement, according to The Washington Examiner. "A presidential inauguration is a uniquely American event, so we are honored to be a part of it and hope to help make it a memorable event." Rich won season 11 of...
  • Garth Brooks says he would sing at Donald Trump's inauguration

    12/01/2016 5:47:02 PM PST · by workerbee · 34 replies
    Fox ^ | 12/1/16
    Garth Brooks said he would sing at Donald Trump's inauguration. The only problem? He hasn't been asked yet. "I haven't been asked yet," Brooks told TMZ. "[But] it's always about serving. It's what you do."
  • Why People Lost Their Minds When A Brooklyn Store Played ‘Sweet Home Alabama’

    11/23/2016 9:28:12 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 105 replies
    Three days after the election, my wife and I were shopping at the Fairway Market in Red Hook, Brooklyn. For those unfamiliar with it, Fairway is a less corporate, more co-op version of Whole Foods, offering pretty produce and exotic cheeses that don’t come cheap. The mood in the store was glum. As in most of Brooklyn, people stared ahead, moving slowly, still in shock from the political earthquake of Tuesday night. After getting our Brazilian Arabica ground for drip (I know, I should really use a French Press), Libby and I walked towards the organic maple syrup. That’s when...
  • Patriotic Legends Join Trump On Stage in Victory Concert to Make America Great Again

    11/15/2016 8:00:45 PM PST · by poconopundit · 7 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 11/15/2016 | PoconoPundit
    In honor of Donald Trump's great victory, some patriotic singers invited Trump to the big virtual YouTube stage to honor him and the nation's rebirth in freedom and the pending defeat of Washington's corrupt elite. Joining Trump on stage were the legends: Lee Greenwood, Johnny Cash, Carrie Underwood, and British actress Ivana Wall (Milo Yiannopolous). The 25,000 Deplorables went nuts when Trump joined the legends on the stage as everyone in the arena joined Lee Greenwood in the singing of God Bless the USA. A grand time was had by all....The 25,000 Deplorables went nuts when Trump joined the legends...
  • Holly Dunn Dead at 59

    11/15/2016 7:03:20 AM PST · by OttawaFreeper · 11 replies
    The Boot ^ | November 15 2016 | Angela Stefano
    Holly Dunn, a well-known voice in country music in the 1980s and ’90s, has died following a battle with a rare, very aggressive type of ovarian cancer. She was 59 years old. Nashville TV station WSMV reported the news of Dunn’s death around 7:30AM ET on Tuesday (Nov. 15), noting that Dunn had passed away in the early morning hours. According to the news outlet, funeral arrangements have yet to be announced. Born on Aug. 22, 1957, Holly Suzette Dunn — the sister of Nashville songwriter Chris Waters — performed in bands during high school and college, then moved to...
  • Chinese Firm Acquires Rights To Golden Globes, Country Music Awards

    11/04/2016 1:47:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    cbs2la ^ | November 4, 2016 10:49 AM
    One of Hollywood’s most prestigious awards shows will soon have a Chinese owner. Under a deal announced Friday, Dalian Wanda Group will buy Santa Monica-based Dick Clark Productions for about $1 billion, giving it broadcasting rights to the Golden Globe Awards, the Academy of Country Music Awards and the New Year’s Eve countdown in New York. The acquisition is the latest effort by Dalian Wanda to expand its entertainment footprint after the firm bought the AMC Entertainment theater chain for $2.6 billion in 2012 and took over Legendary Entertainment this year in a deal valued at $3.5 billion dollars.
  • Beyonce gives the Dixie Chicks some superstar help at the CMA Awards [Shark Jumped]

    11/03/2016 5:48:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 53 replies
    LA TIMES ^ | 11/3/16 | Mikael Wood
    Live from the country-music capital of the world, it’s … Beyoncé? That was the case during Wednesday night’s Country Music Assn. Awards, where the pop superstar dropped by to perform her song “Daddy Lessons” with the Dixie Chicks.
  • Hee Haw You Met Another And Pifft You Were Gone

    10/05/2016 6:34:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    theoldman youtube ^ | Published on Sep 17, 2016 | theoldman
    Hee Haw You Met Another And Pifft You Were Gone
  • Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016

    09/30/2016 9:41:01 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 10 replies
    This weekend will be spent listening to fantastic musicians in an outdoor setting. And it's all free. Today's agenda includes folk rocking sisters SHEL from Colorado, singer/songwriter Valerie June, Dry Branch Fire Squad, others. For Saturday and Sunday Kris Kristofferson, the Mekons, Vince Gill and the Time Jumpers, Wynonna, John Doe, Hayes Carll all look like good choices. So much to choose from. 2016 Festival Schedule here
  • Breaking SAD NEWS: Country music legend Jean Shepard dies; was Grand Ole Opry staple (NASHVILLE)

    09/26/2016 6:05:20 AM PDT · by GailA · 21 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | 9/26/16 | AP
    NASHVILLE — Jean Shepard, “the grand lady of the Grand Ole Opry” who had a long recording career as an influential female in country music, died Sunday, according to an Opry spokeswoman. Shepard was 82. Spokeswoman Jessie Schmidt said in a news release that Shepard had entered hospice care last week and died in Nashville. “The Opry family is truly saddened by the news of Jean’s passing,” Opry vice-president and general manager Pete Fisher said in the statement. “Although we will miss Jean’s presence on the Opry stage, she has left us the wonderful gift of her music which will...
  • George Jones "The Cold Hard Truth"

    09/25/2016 9:45:42 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 21 replies ^ | January 25, 2009 | Lorraine Billows
    I saw George Jones in concert three times. He always put on a great show. My brother tried to go see him in Charleston once and he never showed. That was in his "No show Jones" days. He still has the ticket and wouldn't get rid of it for anything. After that his wife started calling George a drunk and my brother would let her know real fast that he was the greatest country singer that ever lived and he could drink as damn much as he felt like drinking. I'm going to see my brother in a couple days...
  • Vanity: Our favorite performances from the Gong Show

    09/17/2016 5:56:32 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 27 replies
    We at and the new England Alliance for liberty and Free markets noticed that there have been a lot of uploads of episodes and sketches from The Gong Show. YES! Everyone's favorite reality show from 1978 and 1977 from before anyone heard of Simon Cowell, before American Idol, before there was America's got Talent, there was THE GONG SHOW! Here now is our favorite sketches. The best we saved for last! 1. Billy and the Billetes 2. RICK CUTLER (MAMA WONT LET ME ON THE GONG SHOW) 3. Michael foster Rivera (MAGICIAN WITH THE PET CHICKEN) 4. FRED TYSON...