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Country and Western (genre)

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  • Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina make post-'American Idol' chart debuts, ink deals with Mercury Nashville

     
    Scotty McCreery might have taken the “American Idol” crown over early frontrunner Lauren Alaina, but both of the country teens have gotten their post-“Idol” careers off to a very good start. “I Love You This Big,”...
  • No frills, but Easton Corbin packs a punch at Penn's Peak

     
    If the future of country music sounds like George Strait, fills a shirt like Kenny Chesney and has the swagger of Tim McGraw, then critics and fans alike needn't look any further for a heir apparent than Easton Corbin. The......
  • Album review: Ronnie Dunn's 'Ronnie Dunn'

     
    Before it came to a widely promoted end last year, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn’s two-decade ride on the country music charts and on the concert trail was built on songs that were among the catchiest — and most calculated......
  • Album review: Neil Young, 'A Treasure'

     
    3.5 stars (out of 4) The line on Neil Young’s “difficult” ‘80s period goes something like this: Young was struggling with family issues, battling with his record company, bouncing from style to style willy-nilly like a moth in a...
  • Hawks Cay Resort in the Flordia Keys honors American heroes this summer

     
    Hawks Cay Resort in the Florida Keys will honor American heroes with weekly ceremonies and special offers that start before July 4th and extend through October 31. Here are some highlights: - Hawks Cay Resort honors military, fire rescue, police and...
  • Top guests don't come to party at Cat Country Birthday Bash

     
    Radio station WCTO-FM Cat Country 96’s 14th Birthday Bash at the Musikfest Café at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks on Wednesday was kind of the party where the guests are OK, but not quite what you dreamed it would be. Justin......
  • Glen Campbell set to release farewell album in wake of Alzheimer diagnosis

     
    Sad news about Glen Campbell's Alzheimer's diagnosis, but fans of his music can take solace in the fact that Campbell is preparing to release a farewell studio album. The studio material — including songwriting contributions from Paul Westerberg,...
  • Taylor Swift's earnings stall but her power grows, Forbes says

     
    Berks County native Taylor Swift’s income stalled (!) at $45 million in the past 12 months, but her Web presence and social media rank make her the seventh-most powerful person in all of entertainment, Forbes magazine says. Swift vaulted five......
  • UCF Conservatory Theatre announces 2011-12 season

     
    Here are details on UCF Conservatory Theatre's upcoming season, which includes such big-name shows as “Ragtime,” “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” and “The Pajama Game.” VERONICA’S ROOM A young couple out on a date...
  • Speaking with The Band Perry: Hit pop-country in a family way

     
    When singer Kimberly Perry started her first high school band at 15, she had made-to-order roadies in her little brothers, Reid and Neil, who were then just 8 and 10. Later, the brothers formed a duo and became their sister’s......
  • 'American Idol': Austin's contestants prove to be more country strong than Nashville's

     
    Contestants who flocked the Austin, Texas, auditions for "American Idol" brought something that the Nashville round of tryouts lacked: country. Though the judges made it abundantly clear during last week’s Nashville episode that they were on the hunt to...
  • ‘American Idol’ celebrates Steven Tyler’s outrageousness

     
    The big "American Idol" apology for Steven Tyler's "outrageous" behavior was nothing but a celebration of that behavior. Yep, it was a shameless bid for attention by the country's most popular series....