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Lee Ann Womack ‘Send It On Down’ – Single Review

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Since 2008, the year of Lee Ann Womack’s last album release, female representation on country radio has all but dried up. However, beacons of hope have recently appeared with the likes of Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood taking the fight back to the ‘bro’s’, and while they haven’t received the airplay they deserve, they have made their sales talk.

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Ray Benson On Wynonna, Willie & Asleep At The Wheel: The Buddy & Jim Show Recap

“You know we gave Wynonna her name.”  If radio hosts Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale seemed startled, so too were listeners of The Buddy & Jim Show when Asleep At The Wheel founder Ray Benson dropped this little nugget.

As Benson tells the story, Naomi Judd was a nurse living in Los Angeles and dating guitarist Johnny Nicholas. Sitting around listening to the blues shouter Wynonie Harris, she blurted out: “I think I am going to name Christina Wynonie….but with an a at the end.”

“She was 13 years old,” a startled Benson recounts, “and I said ‘You’re going to change your daughter’s name?’  We had ‘Route 66’out at the time and I said, ‘Well, don’t forget Wynonna’ and that’s how she came to be.”

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Brad Paisley ‘Crushin’ It’ – Single Review

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‘Moonshine In The Trunk’ is evidence that even Brad Paisley, one of the most recognisable faces in country music, still feels the pressure of releasing chart-topping albums. Whilst ‘Wheelhouse’ didn’t perform badly, it failed to produce a number 1 single, and it was widely acknowledged that Brad sacrificed his commercial interest for sonic and thematic originality, which was appreciated by the critics.

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Randy Houser Surpasses 3 Million in Singles Sales with ‘How Country Feels’

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Courtesy of Stoney Creek Records

RANDY HOUSER SURPASSES 3 MILLION IN SINGLES SALES FROM HOW COUNTRY FEELS AS FOURTH SINGLE NEARS TOP 5

“Like A Cowboy” rides higher on the charts as Houser prepares to hit the road with Luke Bryan

With an inimitable voice that the New York Times describes as “wholly different, thicker and more throbbing, a caldron bubbling over,” Randy Houser has racked up three consecutive No. 1 singles and now more than three million in singles sales with his most recent Stoney Creek Records album, How Country Feels. His current single and fourth off the album, “Like A Cowboy,” continues its steady climb up the charts as it nears the Top 5 on both Billboard and Mediabase charts this week.

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The 50th Annual ACM Awards – Nominations!

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For those excited for the 50th annual ACM awards, coming to Texas this April, here’s one more reason to freak out. The full list of ACM nominations were announced today (with Video, Songwriter and the broadcast awards coming a couple of days earlier), and as usual social media was abuzz as the Academy of Country Music took to their Twitter account to announce the nominees, both via text and video messages featuring some of today’s stars. Read on to find out who’s up for an award at this year’s special celebration! The awards air on Sunday, April 19 at 8/7c live from the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on CBS.

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