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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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Who Says You Can’t Be Gay in Country Music?

When Ty Herndon and Billy Gilman both came out on the same day in November of 2014, it marked what seemed like a turning point for equality in country music.

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Chris Tompkins, Rodney Clawson Honored With CMA Triple Play Awards [Exclusive Interview]

Rodney Clawson and Chris Tompkins are two of the hottest songwriters in Nashville, and they both have brand-new CMA Triple Play Awards to prove it.

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When YouTube Matters

The debate about if and when an artist should share their music on free streaming platforms like YouTube or Spotify is as simple as the philosophical “If a tree falls in the woods …” question. Your favorite artist may write and record the best country song ever, but if no one hears it, did he really?

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April Kry Talks Girl Power in Country Music and New Single, ‘Fireflies’

April Kry is a new face to many country music fans, but with the release of her latest single, "Fireflies," that may be about to change.

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The Underdog: Aaron Watson on the Good and Bad of Being an Independent Artist

There's a song called "Fence Post" on Aaron Watson's new The Underdog album that may give you the wrong impression of the Texas-bred singer. Or, it may be more autobiographical than he knows.

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