Larry Gatlin And The Gatlin Brothers Celebrate Over 60 Years In Music

Larry Gatlin And The Gatlin Brothers Celebrate Over 60 Years In Music

Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers celebrate over 60 years in music today! On this day, 62 years ago, their decades long career started in Abilene, Texas. At that time, Larry was 6, Steve was 4 and Rudy was 2. Check out this picture which includes all three, as well as Momma Gatlin on piano!
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Billy Dean Officially Inducted Into The Florida Artists Hall Of Fame

Billy Dean Officially Inducted In Florida Artists Hall Of Fame

{Left to right} Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner, Billy Dean
*Photo Credit: Suzanna Mars/Gainesville Magazine

A few weeks ago we shared with you that Billy Dean was being inducted into the Florida Artists Hall Of Fame. Since then, he has been officially inducted and now we have some pictures to share with you from the event. Check the photos out and read on to learn more about the official induction ceremony.
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Marshall Tucker Band’s Doug Gray Talks 45th Live In Concert Tour {Part 1} #MTB45

Marshall Tucker Band's Doug Gray Talks 45th Live In Concert Tour {Part 1} #MTB45

So, I just off the phone with Doug Gray of the Marshall Tucker Band. It’s a little after 10am here and you might not think that a lead singer of a popular touring music group would be up at that time of the morning. But you would be wrong. Read our interview with Doug Gray {this is Part 1, come back tomorrow for Part 2} and learn all about the current tour, where you can see them locally and lots of other cool Marshall Tucker Band stuff.
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Ricky Skaggs On Bill Monroe, His Musical Roots & New Country

Ricky Skaggs on Bill Monroe and his Musical Influences

With 12 #1 hit country singles, 14 GRAMMY Awards and tons of other accolades, Ricky Skaggs is a country and bluegrass legend. He will be receiving some other well deserved honors this month as well. On October 26th, he will be inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame {along with Garth Brooks and the late Jerry Reed} and then on October 31st, Skaggs will be honored with the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award {previous recipients include George Strait, Alan Jackson, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty and more}. Locally, you can also catch him in concert at the Carolina Theatre, in Greensboro, NC on October 14th. We got the chance to talk with Skaggs about these honors, his upcoming events and what he has in store for the near future.
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The Struggle Of Coming Out In Country Music #NOH8

The Struggle Of Coming Out In Country Music #noh8

I have been a country music fan for years. I even earned my living from it for 8 years of my life as an on air radio personality while I worked my way through college. It was the job I had right before I became a full time blogger, so it hasn’t been that long ago. Though most country fans I would consider pretty cool, it pains me to say there are many that can be quit unforgiving and intolerant.
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What’s Next For The Marshall Tucker Band? – An Interview With Doug Gray

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With hits like, “Heard It In A Love Song,” “Can’t You See” and “Fire On The Mountain,” The Marshall Tucker Band has been a staple in any Southern Rock music collection since the early 70s. With a fanbase that has always supported at least 100 live shows a year across their 40+ year span as a group, there is no wonder that they have sold over 15 million records to date. I got a chance to chat with founding member and lead singer, Doug Gray, about what is next for the Marshall Tucker Band.
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A Chat With The Hardest Working Man In Country Music: Aaron Tippin

Aaron Tippin Interview ~

Aaron Tippin

In the 90s, Aaron Tippin emerged as one of the biggest acts in country music with hits like There Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong With The Radio, Kiss This and That’s As Close As I’ll Get To Loving You. Known as “The Hardest Working Man In Country Music,” reading this interview will show you just why he earned that reputation.
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Country Music Groups Of The 80s: Who Was Your Favorite? #moreclassywriting

Country Music Groups of the 80s ~

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The 80s were a decade of big change for country music. The genre started a bit of a move away from outlaw music and picked up a bit of pop sound, which also allowed many acts to crossover onto stations that played other genres or music. With acts like Exile, Alabama and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, country music in the 80s was not only big for crossover success, it was also great for bands.

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