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Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn. "Don't Let It Bring You Down". New Official Music Video.

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn perform “Don’t Let it Bring You Down” off of their new record “Echo in the Valley” (Rounder 2017). Video created by Alex Chaloff.

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Kristine Wriding. "A Night Like This". New Official Music Video.

"A Night Like This" is the latest single and video by Kristine Wriding. 

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Jake Nelson. "Whiskey Burns". New Official Music Video

Jake Nelson plays "Whiskey Burns" included in his debut studio album.

 

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John Prine & Iris Dement. "In Spite of Ourselves". New Live Music Video.

John Prine and Iris Dement perform "In Spite of Ourselves" at the Ryman Auditorium, in Nashville, TN. Video by Austin City Limits.

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The Doggone Honkabillies. "Drinkin' For Your Leavin". New Live Music Video.

English band, The Doggone Honkabillies, performs "Drinkin' For Your Leavin" at the legendary Sun Records Studio for thr Bopplix Sessions.

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Morgan. "Porcupine". New Official Music Video.

The Morgan band performs "Porcupine". The members of the group from Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada, say "No porcupines were harmed in the making of this video."

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John Conlee set to release "Classic 3" on January 26th

Country music hitmaker and Grand Ole Opry member John Conlee shows no signs of slowing down, at age 71, with the announcement of a new album, Classics 3, which will include some of his signature hits as well as a few new cuts. The project is slated for release Friday, January 26 on his own Rose Colored Records, and is currently available for presale through his website and iTunes.

 

"I can’t wait for you to hear the new Classics 3 CD." said Conlee. "I’m particularly anxious to hear what you think of the new music on it. Enjoy!"

 

Classics 3 has the undeniable essence of John Conlee throughout with previous hits on the album including “Working Man,” “The Carpenter,” and his No. 1 single “Got My Heart Set On You.” The project boasts two tracks written by Songwriter’s Hall of Fame member Hugh Prestwood, “Learning How To Love” and “Unborn Voice,” as well as a rendition of Merle Haggard’s “Jesus Take A Hold.” 

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Jamie O’Neal prepares to launch a new album in the first quarter of 2018.

Platinum-selling recording artist and hit songwriter, Jamie O’Neal has signed with Sawyer and Garner Management (who also represents Tanya Tucker) and Buddy Lee Attractions as she prepares to launch a new album in the first quarter of 2018.

 

O’Neal became a household name in 2000 with her back-to-back #1 singles, "There Is No Arizona" and "When I Think About Angels." With multiple hits that followed, including "Shiver," "Trying To Find Atlantis" and "Somebody's Hero," O'Neal was on fire. She earned numerous career accolades (including multiple Grammy nominations), won Academy of Country Music Awards and Billboard Awards and appeared on national television shows Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman, among many others.  Her voice was also heard internationally in major motion pictures, including Bridget Jones's Diary, on ABC's Desperate Housewives and in commercials. 

 

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What Happened To Buck Owens?

Buck Owens was one of country music's biggest stars. As a pioneer of the Bakersfield sound he defied the genre and revitalized country music. But... What happened to Buck Owens?

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John McIntyre. "Tennessee Waltz". New Official Music Video.

John McIntyre plays the classic "Tennessee Waltz" with his saxophone.

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Release of "I Still Pray" by Kristy Cox For the Christmas Season.

It´s been announced the release of "I Still Pray" from Kristy Cox. "I Still Pray" is a track from Kristy's upcoming album due for release in 2018. Just in time for the Christmas season.  

 

Written by Australian born songwriter, Kasey Chambers, "I Still Pray" is right at home in the very capable vocal arms of fellow Australian, Kristy Cox. Here, listeners will enjoy Kristy's powerful, yet tender treatment of what will likely be one of bluegrass music's new favorite a cappella gospel songs. Joined by Donna Ulisse, Jerry Salley, and Josh Swift, this quartet melds perfectly, sweetly reflecting the subject of which they sing. 

 

From a young age, Kristy Cox captured plenty of attention with her distinct singing style and positive nature, resulting in opportunities to open shows for major acts and making regular festival and television appearances across Australia, Europe, and the US. 

In 2015 she was selected as an official showcase artist for the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) where she began drawing the attention of music industry professionals. With a string of #1 hits on radio and country music television in Australia, Kristy has also made headway on the US bluegrass charts in recent years. 

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Brittany Brodie. "Together Never Alone". New Live Music Video.

Canadian singer Brittany Brodie performs "Together Never Alone".

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Philomena Begley. "My Life, My Music, My Memories"- New Official Music Video.

Philomena's 2017 song and video is a new song written for her by Derek Ryan. She looks back through her life, her music and her memories.

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The Kirwans. "Til' The Season Comes Round Again". New Official Music Video.

Dominic Kirwan and his sons, Barry and Jonathan, performs "Til' The Season Comes Round Again". Taken from The Kirwans four track EP "Another Angel Gets It's Wings." 

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My Politic. "Loneliness". New Official Music Video.

My Politic performs "Loneliness". From the brand new album "12 Kinds of Lost."

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Dutch singer Waylon will represent The Netherlands at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest.

The Netherlands announced their artist for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest today! This morning, they sent out a teaser on their official YouTube channel which left the Dutch audience guessing who it would be.

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Destiny Band Oz. "Streets of Old Kilsyth". New Official Music Video.

"Streets of Old Kilsyth" is a cheeky, traditional, heritage country song composed by Thomas Libreri (in collaboration with Tessa Libreri) which is a true story from Tessa's childhood. Shot on location in Yinnar, Victoria, Australia.

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Mountain Ride. "One Place To Go". New Live Music Video.

The members of Mountain Ride sing the title track of their new album "One Place To Go"

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Norm Brunet. "It Don't Get Better Than This". New Official Music Video.

Video for the new single "It Don't Get Better Than This" from the album of the same name by Canadian artist Norm Brunet.

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Dolly Parton on Larry King Now

If you missed it. It's Dolly! The legendary entertainer welcomes Larry King to her Nashville studio to discuss her new album and her life.

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Michael Lee. "Ain't That Just Like Jesus". New Official Music Video.

Christian Country Male Artist 2017 Michael Lee Stancil (Red Hen Records) sings "Ain't That Just Like Jesus",

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Selkirk Range. "Yellowhead West". New Official Music Video.

From Canada. Selkirk Range performing 'Yellowhead West' from the album "Reach out to You."

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Frank Martin Gilligan. "We Are Texas Strong". New Single.

As founding member of Texas group Mason Dixon, Frank enjoyed a long run with 13 Billboard singles with indie labels and Capitol Records. 

 

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Alan Jackson. "The Older I Get". New Official Music Video.

Alan Jackson is releasing new music for fans. “The Older I Get” – a first taste of what’s to come on Jackson’s next album – is his first new studio recording since 2015.

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Trace Adkins. "Still A Soldier". New Live Music Video.

Trace Adkins performs his hit "Still A Soldier" live at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN,  on October 4th, 2017. 

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Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts. "SOB of a Man". New Official Music Video.

Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts sings "SOB of a Man" for the South Dakota Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association.

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Moe Bandy. "Too Old to Die". New Live Music Video.

Moe Bandy sings Too Old to Die Young on Larry's Country Diner. 

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Mandolin Orange. "Gospel Shoes". New Live Music Video.

Mandolin Orange - Gospel Shoes - On the Farm Sessions @Pickathon 2017 S05E01

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Philomena Begley. "My Life, My Music, My Memories". New Live Music Video.

Irish Country Music Legend Philomena Begley sings "My Life, My Music, My Memories" on The Late Late Show, RTÉ One.

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Paul Kelly. "Willie The Dealer". New Official Music Video.

Irish singer Paul Kelly performs "Willie The Dealer". Written by Andy Cox and Paul Kelly. 

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Justin Trevino. "We Don't". New Live Music Video.

Justin Trevino sings "We Don't" on Larry's Country Diner.

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Liam Kelly. "We All Get Lucky Sometimes". New Official Music Video.

"We All Get Lucky Sometimes" is the newest single from Liam's forthcoming album.

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Summer Brooke & The Mountain Faith Band. "The Sounds of Christmas " (2017). New CD + DVD.

The Sounds of Christmas from Summer Brooke & The Mountain Faith Band is this year's "feel good" holiday project delivered to you by Mountain Fever Records.

 

This compilation of classic Christmas songs sprinkled with a couple of originals, is new and fresh, and will revive the kid in you during this magical time of year. The Sounds of Christmas is available in video and audio format today.

 

Recorded live before a studio audience at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin, North Carolina, The Sounds of Christmas is one of the most fun, fresh, and exciting presentations of classic holiday music and also includes a couple of original songs. Summer McMahan has one of the most delightful voices in modern day acoustic music with a personality to match and both shine beautifully throughout the entire set list of 16 tracks. She handles most of the lead vocals—with a couple of special duets thrown in the mix—as well as fiddle.

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Mipso. "Coming Down The Mountain". New Official Music Video.

Mipso’s official video for the title track from their recent album release, "Coming Down The Mountain".

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Nikki Lane. "Jackpot". New Live Music Video.

 Nikki Lane performing hit single 'Jackpot' at The Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender (2017). 

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Donna Ulisse. "Back Home Feelin' Again". New Official Music Video.

Donna Ulisse, "Back Home Feelin' Again"

Album: Breaking Easy, (Mountain Home Music Company 2017) 

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David Maguire. "He Thinks He'll Keep Her". New Official Music Video.

Irish singer David Maguire performs  "He Thinks He'll keep Her". 

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Derek Ryan. "Friends With Tractors". New Official Music Video

Derek Ryan - Friends With Tractors - Filmed at the National Ploughing Championships 2017, Screggan, Co. Offaly.

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Cindy Pardo and Keith Pereira. "Seven Spanish Angels". New Live Music Video

An English/Spanish cover of a classic country crossover song originally recorded by Willie Nelson and Ray Charles! 

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Bill Anderson: "Old Army Hat". New Live Music Video.

'Old Army Hat' by Bill Anderson on Huckabee.

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Willie Nelson and The Boys. "Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain". New Live Music Video.

"Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain" is a song performed by Willie Nelson and the Boys (Willie's Stash, Vol. 2)

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Lucy Pace. "Strong Love". New Official Music Video.

Strong Love sung by Lucy Pace , Produced & Recorded by Michael Zammit @airwaves studios Melbourne 2017. 

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Lisa Mary. "Sit On The Fence". Official Music Video.

Official music video for Lisa Mary`s "Sit On The Fence" off her new album "Everyone Has a Story to Tell" out now.

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Sunfire. "Jordan". New Official Music Video.

Take a moment to imagine yourself on a long and tiring journey on horseback, filled with soreness, thirst and saddle pain. Finally, you reach your destination… a warm, welcoming bath of uplifting music, cheerful people and fresh water – or other liquid of choice – awaits. You instantly feel like you are bathing in soothing solar heat.

 

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Steve Martin with the Steep Canyon Rangers. "On The Water". New Live Music Video

Recorded Live: 9/29/2017 - Paste Studios - New York, NY

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Gene Watson gets back to his 'gospel roots' with album release december 8

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Craig Campbell. "Learning to Live Again". New Live Music Video.

Craig Campbell covers one of his favorite songs, "Learning to Live Again" by Garth Brooks, backstage at the Opry on October 20, 2017. 

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Cliff Stevens. "Grass Won't Grow". New Official Music Video.

Official video of Grass Won't Grow written & performed by Cliff Stevens. 

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Bill Anderson. "Wherever She Is". New Live Music Video.

Bill Anderson perfoms 'Wherever She Is' on Huckabee.

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Charley Pride. "Standing in My Way". New Official Music Video.

Music video by Charley Pride performing Standing in My Way. 2017 Music City Recording Company, Music City Records.

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Willie Watson. "Mexican Cowboy". New Live Music Video.

Recorded Live: 10/24/2017 - Paste Studios - New York, NY

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Wild Ponies. "Tower & The Wheel". New Official Music Video.

Wild Ponies perform a beautiful live acoustic version of their song 'Tower & The Wheel' for Under The Apple Tree sessions.

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Tom Curtain. "Territory Time". New Official Music Video.

Here is the Official Video of Tom Curtain's song 'Territory Time.' It´s the title track and second single from Tom's highly anticipated third album.

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JP Harris: "Honest music can still succeed without a huge financial or record-industry backing"

NH: Both your music and your life itself resemble the lives of many classic country singers, because you haven’t had an easy life—you’ve worked as a farm laborer, as an equipment operator, as a lumberjack, as a maker of instruments, as a carpenter...  Do you think that living a tough life gives you a different outlook on life that helps you sing and write songs?

 

JP Harris: Yes, indeed. Country music has always been really focused on the everyday struggles of the working person...I think this was what initially attracted me to it in the first place. There have been many great country singers and songwriters that have never really lived the life they sing about, but it seems true that most of the greats have dealt with some level of strife and defeat that has left its imprint on their music. 

 

NH: We noticed that your website isn’t really called after you, but you call it I Love Honky Tonk. Does this reflect your attitude toward music?

 

JP Harris: I wanted something simple, and to the point, like my music. The phrase is repeated in a lot of our social media and merchandise, and is a reference to a common styling (“I Heart Town Name,” etc.) that has been around in the US for many decades.

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Steve Martin with the Steep Canyon Rangers. "Office Supplies". New Live Music Video.

Recorded Live: 9/29/2017 - Paste Studios - New York, NY

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Matt Fouch. "The Way He Was Raised". New Official Music Video.

This is the official music video for the song "The Way He Was Raised" recorded by Matt Fouch. 

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What happened to Keith Whitley

Keith Whitley exploded onto the country music scene in the mid-1980s. Keith Whitley's rich, baritone voice infused soulful country ballads with all the pain he felt inside.

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Steve Martin with the Steep Canyon Rangers. "All Night Long". New Live Music Video

'All Night Long' by Steve Martin with the Steep Canyon Rangers. Recorded Live: 9/29/2017, Paste Studios, New York.

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Isaac Jacob Band. "Not Easy". New Official Music Video.

Stripped down version of Not Easy by Isaac Jacob Band. Recorded Live at Yellow Dog Studios. Video done by Trill Art.

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Charley Crockett. "I'm a Honky Tonk Man". New Live Music Video.

Charley Crockett performs his take on Loretta Lynn's classic, "I'm a Honky Tonk Girl" live in studio at WNRN.

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Sabrina Fallon. "Louisiana Melody". New Official Music Video.

This is the new fantastic music video from Sabrina Fallon singing "Louisiana Melody".

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Charley Crockett. "Dime at a Time". New LiveMusic Video.

Charley Crockett performs his take on Ernest Tubb's "Dime at a Time" live in studio at WNRN.

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The Danny McVey Trio. "Music Is The Only Thing For Me". New Live Music Video.

The Danny McVey Trio performing track 'Music Is The Only Thing For Me'. Out on O-Ha Records and filmed in London, UK (2017).

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Nell and Jim Band. "Steel". New Live Music Video.

Nell and Jim Band sing and play their song "Steel" in the Washington, DC Studios of Bluegrass Country Radio.

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Tanya Tucker. "Texas (When I Die)". New Live Music Video.

Texas legend Tanya Tucker performs one of her greatest songs "Texas (When I Die)".

 

"Texas (When I Die)" is a song co-written and originally recorded by American country music artist Ed Bruce. Bruce's version peaked at number 52 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1977.

 

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Cherish Lee. "Tequila Cowgirl". New Official Music Video.

An all American singer, song writer and story teller. Cherish Lee is the daughter of Country music legend, Johnny Lee (Urban Cowboy's Lookin' For Love) and Hollywood vixen, Charlene Tilton (Lucy Ewing on the hit television series, Dallas).

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Tanya Tucker. "Forever Loving You". New Live Music Video.

After the death of former flame Glen Campbell on August 8, 2017, Tucker released her first single since 2009, "Forever Loving You", a song co-penned by Tennessee State Senator Rusty Crowe. The song's proceeds will benefit Alzheimer's research and was debuted on "The Today Show" in August of 2017. Now she performs "Forever Loving You" on Huckabee.

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Shawn Fenner. "From Raisin' Hell (to Raisin' Kids)". New Official Music Video

"From Raisin' Hell (to Raisin' Kids)" by Shawn Fenner.

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Aaron McDonnell. "Lucky Me". New Live Music Video.

Aaron McDonnell "Lucky Me" on BalconyTV, filmed July 9th, 2017, in  Houston.

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Wild Fire. "Believe". New Official Music Video.

This is a music video of "Wild Fire" original song Believe, an inspirational song of hope. This was filmed last september for Houston's Own Country TV show which airs locally in Houston, and on cable TV (U-verse). They have several more videos coming out from the Houston's Own Country TV filming.

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Rick Hart. "Sweet Emmylou". New Official Music Video.

Taken from his debut album "Let Me In",  Rick Hart's "Sweet Emmylou" is a song about being on the road and missing the ones you love at home.

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Jason Moyles (Feat Foxford Brass & Reed Band). "Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Star". New Official Music Video.

Jason Moyles has over 25 years experience in the music industry and plays lead guitar. 

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Aleyce Simmonds. "Only On My Terms". New Official Music Video.

#1 on the Australian Country Tracks Top 40. 28th October 2017.

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Gene Watson. "Old Roman Soldier". New Official Music Video.

First single from Gene Watson's NEW CD "My Gospel Roots"

CD release date: December 8, 2017.

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Dominic Kirwan. "Write This Down". New Official Music Video.

This is a classic tune by George Strait. Now, Dominic Kirwan sings his own cover.

Taken from Dominic's forthcoming album "My Country Favourites".

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Seany Mac. "Small Town Saturday Night". New Official Music Video.

"Small Town Saturday Night", the latest Seany Mac´s single and video is a Hal Ketchum number. Seany has been a Hal Ketchum fan from an early age, so it was an easy decision to record his own version. 

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The Brothers Comatose. "Cedarwood Pines". New Oficial Music Video.

The Brothers Comatose perform "Cedarwood Pines" live from a downtown Los Angeles rooftop. 

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Norman Borland. 'I'm Just Me'. New Official Music Video.

'I´m Just Me' is a classic country tune by Norman Borland, from Donegal, Ireland.

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Zac Brown Band. "Roots". New Live Music Video.

Zac Brown Band performs song "Roots,” on the 43rd series of Austin City Limits. 

The Atlanta octet performed songs from its latest record "Welcome Home", as well as hits live at Austin City Limits.

Lost Corner. "Honky Tonk Nights". New Official Music Video.

This is the official music video for Lost Corner´s new song "Honky Tonk Nights".

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Rebecca Frazier. "Better Than Staying". New Official Music Video

Shot in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains and in Tennessee, Rebecca Frazier’s ‘Better than Staying’ video evokes old-time imagery to convey a story of family restlessness and motherhood. Videographer Alison Goedde captures the spirit of Frazier’s original song with natural lighting , brilliant scenery, and a host of supporting actors, highlighting the joys and sorrows of the song’s 

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Mile Twelve. "Onwards". New Live Music Video.

Mile Twelve play their song "Onwards” from their debut full-length record of the same name, to be released on October 27th.

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Charley Pride. "New Patches". New Live Music Video.

Charley Pride sings 'New Patches', live on The Penny Gilley Show. A wonderful track from his new album "Music In My Heart" (2017).

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Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers. "Caroline". New Live Music Video.

Legendary comedian and banjo player Steve Martin teams up with The Steep Canyon Rangers for a song from 'The Long-Awaited Album.'

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Mo Pitney. "Behind This Guitar". New Live Music Video.

Mo Pitney performs a beautiful live acoustic version of his song 'Behind This Guitar' for Under The Apple Tree sessions.

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William Michael Morgan Reviewing His Favourite Vinyl Records

William Michael Morgan reviews some of his favourite vinyl records like Randy Travis´ outstanding "Storms of Life" (1986).

 

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Alison Brown, Molly Tuttle, Sierra Hull, Becky Buller and Missy Raines. "The Girl I Left Behind Me". Live Music Video.

A cover of John Hartford's version of "The Girl I Left Behind Me" featuring Alison Brown, Molly Tuttle, Sierra Hull, Becky Buller and Missy Raines - the first five women to win instrumentalist awards at the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards.

 

The video celebrates the launch of the JULIA BELLE, a low-tuned John Hartford signature banjo designed by Deering in collaboration with Alison Brown.

Charlie Daniels releases new album, "Memories, Memoirs and Miles - Songs of a Lifetime" (2017)

Grammy winning music icon Charlie Daniels released a new album today titled Memories, Memoirs and Miles - Songs of a Lifetime available exclusively at Walmart. The album is the musical companion to his forthcoming memoir 'Never Look At The Empty Seats' which will be available everywhere books are sold on October 24.

 

The 12-track project features two bonus tracks, “Long Haired Country Boy” and “Still In Saigon,” and is dedicated to the man and friend who taught him his first guitar chord, Russell Palmer.

 

With a career spanning nearly 60 years and exceeding 20 million in sales worldwide Charlie 


Daniels is the quintessential Southerner with a healthy dose of Wild West Cowboy.

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Becky Warren. "Full of Bourbon". New Official Music Video.

Official video for "Full of Bourbon" from the deluxe edition of Becky Warren's album War Surplus.

Song by Becky Warren

 

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Dori Freeman. "If I Could Make You My Own". New Official Music Video.

From the new album "Letters Never Read."

Written by Dori Freeman

Produced by Teddy Thompson

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Marty Stuart. “Time Don’t Wait”. New Music Official Video

Marty and his Fabulous Superlatives are excited to share the official video for “Time Don’t Wait,” featuring the Lakota people.  

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Alan Jackson. 'The Older I Get'. New Single

As he prepares for his formal induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame (on Sunday, October 22), Alan Jackson is releasing new music for fans. “The Older I Get” – a first taste of what’s to come on Jackson’s next album – is his first new studio recording since 2015.

 

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Wally Maggs. 'That Ramblin´ Man'. New Official Music Video.

Canadian Country music entertainer, Wally Maggs, introduces his first music video, "That Ramblin´ Man'.

 

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The Brothers Comatose. 'Cedarwood Pines'. New Official Music Video.

"Cedarwood Pines" is the second in a series of new songs The Brothers Comatose will release in 2017 and 2018. "Cedarwood Pines" was produced by John Vanderslice, and recorded at Tiny Telephone studio in San Francisco.

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Carolina Blue. 'Faded Rose'. New Official Music Video

"From our latest record, "Sounds of Kentucky Grass" we are excited to release our first music video from the album. We chose the song "Faded Rose" because of the sweet story in song. Folks also seem to take a liking to the 'old' sound of the song, with the brother style duet harmonies. We hope you will take a moment to watch and enjoy. Share with your friends. If you share please use the hashtag #fadedrose

A special thank you to Corey Johnson Studios for the second to none videography. He is always a pleasure to work with".

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Willie Nelson and The Boys. 'My Tears Fall'. New Official Music Video

Included on Willie Nelson and the Boys´ 'Willie's Stash, Vol. 2'.

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Interview. Harmonica Sam: "Our fans can expect from our live shows a big dose of Texas-style shuffles with a dash of ‘50s hillbilly attitude"

The Swedish group The Country Side of Harmonica Sam, The Most Colorful Hillbilliy Band In Europe, is inspired by the honky tonk sound of the late 50's and early 60's. The band delivers steady 4/4 shuffles with whining steel guitar and tic-tac bass. We´ve interviewed Harmonica Sam before their successful Spanish tour.

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