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52 Years Ago: Merle Haggard's 'Okie From Muskogee' Album Hits No. 1

Fifty-two years ago today, on May 22, 1970, Merle Haggard landed at the top of the charts. It was on that date that Okie From Muskogee, the live album that Haggard released in December of 1969, hit No. 1.Okie From Muskogee features 20 tracks, including a number of Haggard's most famous songs -- "Mama Tried," "Silver Wings" and "Workin' Man Blues" among them -- but it draws its title from what […]

todayMay 22, 2022 1

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Steve Moakler Preps New Album, 'Make a Little Room'

Nashville singer-songwriter Steve Moakler is gearing up to release a brand new album this summer. Make a Little Room, set for release on Aug. 12, finds the Pittsburgh native putting a new focus on the things that count."It really is the overarching theme of the record," Moakler says in a statement. "You can hang it all on that, this shift toward what ultimately matters. It’s the people around you and the little things. […]

todayMay 18, 2022

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New Year, New Music: 2022's Country, Americana, Bluegrass and Folk Album Releases

While readjusting to life amid a global pandemic, many artists have spent recent months in the studio readying new music. The 2022 new releases calendar is packed with albums from some of fans' favorite country, Americana, bluegrass and folk artists.Brent Cobb, Greensky Bluegrass, Paul Cauthen, Dolly Parton, The Cactus Blossoms, Shovels & Rope and Hurray for the Riff Raff are among the artists who have already announced full-length records to […]

todayMay 9, 2022 1

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The 'Urban Cowboy' Soundtrack: All the Songs, Ranked

The movie Urban Cowboy was a modest hit upon its 1980 release. Its soundtrack, however, was a much different, more successful story.The double LP spawned three country No. 1 hits (Johnny Lee's "Lookin' for Love," Mickey Gilley's "Stand By Me" and Anne Murray's "Could I Have This Dance"), while its Kenny Rogers track, "Love the World Away," peaked at No. 4. All four of those songs also reached the pop Top 40, as did two other […]

todayMay 9, 2022 2

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Kelsey Waldon Shares 'Sweet Little Girl' from Shooter Jennings-Produced Album

Kentucky native Kelsey Waldon is set to release her new album No Regular Dog on Aug. 12 via Oh Boy Records. "Sweet Little Girl," the first single from the Shooter Jennings-produced project, features a rich, groovy soundscape that modernizes the gritty outlaw country sound of the 1970s.Lyrically, Waldon finds herself struggling to stay grounded as the days and miles keep passing her by. "I’m gonna drink myself drunk / I’m gonna get myself high," she proclaims. "Anything just to make the […]

todayMay 4, 2022

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Joshua Hedley's 'Neon Blue' Turns A Difficult Few Years Into a Comforting, Nostalgic 'Party Record'

Back in March 2020, Joshua Hedley didn't think he would ever put out another record. He said as much on Twitter, replying "probably never" to fans asking when they could expect a follow-up to his 2018 album on Third Man Records, Mr. Jukebox. Just that month, he'd gotten sober after a two-year bender, and it was looking as if his recording career had imploded in the meantime."I think, after Mr. […]

todayApril 26, 2022

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36 Years Ago: The Judds' 'Why Not Me' Is Certified Platinum

Thirty-six years ago today, on April 25, 1986, the Judds' freshman album, Why Not Me, was certified platinum, for sales of one million copies.Why Not Me, which was released on Oct. 15, 1984, includes three No. 1 singles: the title track, "Girls' Night Out" and "Love Is Alive." The record stayed at the top of the charts for three weeks in early 1985, ending George Strait's two-week run with Does Fort Worth Ever […]

todayApril 25, 2022

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26 Years Ago: George Strait Releases 'Blue Clear Sky' Album

Twenty-six years ago, on April 23, 1996, George Strait released his 16th studio album, Blue Clear Sky. The multi-platinum-certified record includes three No. 1 singles, including its title track, which draws a bit of inspiration from an unlikely source.Strait released "Blue Clear Sky" as the album of the same name's first single in March of 1996. Written by Bob DiPiero, John Jarrard and Mark D. Sanders, the song first came to DiPiero […]

todayApril 24, 2022 1

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44 Years Ago: Willie Nelson Releases 'Stardust'

Forty-four years ago, in April 1978, Willie Nelson released Stardust. An album of pop standards, it became the best-selling record of his career and cemented his status as a musical iconoclast; at the time, however, it wasn't necessarily an obvious career move.In the late '70s, Nelson was in the midst of a commercial hot streak that had kicked off with 1975's Red Headed Stranger, and he was a reliable country […]

todayApril 19, 2022 3