Dec
24

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FTCR is on Christmas break… back soon!

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Hey guys! If you’re seeing this, that means we’re on Christmas break. That extends from December 24th until January 5th, at which point normal posting service will resume. We will also be posting one article a day from December 31st until January 4th, in the meantime. If you’re the mood to read some articles that make you think or just introduce you to some great music, then how about scrolling through some of our pieces from the last few months? With four posts every weekday and three posts every weekend day, you’re sure to find something you like, from reviews of albums, singles and shows, to interviews, intro features, chart roundups, recaps of ABC’s Nashville, news and press releases, to interesting editorials and think-pieces.

Otherwise, we will see you on January 5th (or December 31st if that takes your fancy), and we hope you have a wonderful holiday season! We’re very grateful you turn up and stick around so here’s to another year of it in 2015!

Happy holidays (Merry Christmas/Happy Hanukkah etc) and Happy New Year :)

- The FTCR Team (Vickye, Steve, Nick, Andy, Shannon, Jess, and Josh) xo

Dec
25

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George, Tammy, Buddy and Jim & The Gifts of Christmas

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I was trying to get in the Christmas spirit and it really only took one song. When Tammy Wynette began singing “O Little Town of Bethlehem” from Christmas With Tammy I felt like the holidays were here.

It came at the end of Buddy and Jim’s wonderful Christmas Special on SiriusXM Outlaw Country radio. The show, co-hosted by Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale, wouldn’t have been complete without Wynette and the great George Jones. We got to hear country’s greatest couple sing Jones’ campy self-penned “A New Baby For Christmas” and the great writer Dallas Frazier’s Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus.

The timelessness of the first two tracks from the Jones and Wynette compilation The Classic Christmas Album is a must for any Christmas season. But the holiday treats didn’t stop there.

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Dec
24

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Branson Famous – The Reality Musical On truTV That’s Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Seen Before

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Branson Famous. All opinions are 100% mine.

You, as a viewer, might be becoming bored with the same old reality shows that show a bunch of ordinary people doing, well, not a lot. From the format’s beginnings a few years ago to the point where the market is now over-saturated with imitators, it is fair to say that those trying to launch something new now would come up against a bit of a challenge to stand out. But not Branson Famous. Set in Branson, Missouri, it follows the Mabe family, who are the stars and producers of the longest-running variety show in the city (55 years strong!), one that is now under threat from changing times. As their legacy and family business, they take the success of The Baldknobbers Jamboree very seriously, so when it comes to modernizing their act with fresh young singers, you can bet that emotions are running very high.

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Dec
24

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Happy Holidays From Mickey Guyton!

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These are a few of her favorite things! Capitol Nashville newcomer Mickey Guyton spent the latter half of 2014 gifting us with sneak peeks of new material that she’ll be releasing to radio in 2015. While we can’t wait to see what the new year has in store for Mickey, we’re pretty charmed by this video she recently shared where she talks about her favorite parts of the holidays. Turns out that some of her favorite traditions are some of ours, too! Want to find out a little more about this soon-to-be household name? Check out the prediction we made where we said Mickey would be leading the resurrection of women in country music! Now, what are you waiting for? Pass the eggnog and download Mickey’s EP and debut single, “Better Than You Left Me,” on iTunes.

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Dec
23

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Jordyn Stoddard’s Debut Album To Be Released March 9, 2015

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Country singer/songwriter Jordyn Stoddard is set to release her debut album “Southern Tide” on March 9, 2015. The lead-off single for the project, “Like Me ‘Til You Love Me,” co-written by Eric Paslay, Chris Wallin, & Matt Nolen, will be released to country radio on February 12th and to all digital music outlets onFebruary 16, 2015.

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