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Is the Tide Turning for Women at Country Radio?

There's no getting around the fact that women have been having a very hard time at country radio over the course of the past few years. But are we finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel?

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Drake White Is Proud to Be Leading a Country Revival

Reaction to Drake White's new single "It Feels Good" recalls a memorable scene from the 1980 movie Blues Brothers. It's the one where Jake Blues (played by John Belushi) is touched by God. He and his brother, Elwood (Dan Aykroyd), are at church, and a sort of frantic, other-worldly dance revival breaks out. They can't help themselves.

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‘Love Somebody’ Shows Reba McEntire’s Vulnerabilities

Six weeks before Reba McEntire released Love Somebody, the singer and her management team invited two dozen media members to hear some of the songs from her first studio album in nearly five years. McEntire and Big Machine Label Group CEO Scott Borchetta started by telling the story of how the Nash Icon record label partnership was — more or less — created for her.

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How Does the ACM Awards Voting Work?

The 2015 ACM Awards are coming right up. The annual show is always the subject of some controversy both within the country music industry and outside it, as both insiders and fans debate the relative merits of the artists, nominations and voting process.

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Will Hoge Returns to His Roots for New Album, ‘Small Town Dreams’

Will Hoge's new album, Small Town Dreams, is a return to his roots in the most literal sense.

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The Pros and Cons of Spotify

There's no question that Spotify is becoming more and more of a marketplace force in country music and beyond, despite much controversy among the artistic community. But will it be the ruin of the music business, as some have suggested — or its savior?

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The Illusionists: Striking Matches Prove Looks Can Be Deceiving

Sarah Zimmerman and Justin Davis have recently added Cream's "Crossroads" to the Striking Matches live set.

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Allison Moorer Talks Hard Road to New Album, ‘Down to Believing’

Allison Moorer took the path less traveled to her new album, Down to Believing.

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In Country Music, 30 Is the New 20

Only in country music can a new artist begin his career at age 38. In fact, many of country's biggest stars are past or pushing 40 years old. A few are nearing (gulp) 50!

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The Show Must Go On: The Economic Realities of Touring

"The show must go on." We've heard that sentiment expressed in the music business many, many times over the years. But have you ever stopped to ask yourself why?

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