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Songwriter Richard Fagan Dead at 69


Richard Fagan died Friday night (Aug. 5) in Nashville of liver cancer at the age of 69. Fagan wrote songs for Neil Diamond, Hank Williams Jr., George Strait, Moe Bandy, Mel McDaniel, Michael Montgomery, Shenandoah and Clay Walker. Fagan got a recording contract with Mercury Records and released his only record …

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George Strait to Honor Jim Lauderdale at 2016 Americana Music Awards


George Strait will honor singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale with the Wagonmaster Award at this year’s Americana Honors and Awards Show. Strait has recorded quite a few of Lauderdale’s songs. Lauderdale hosted of the Americana Music Awards for the last 14 years. The 2016 Americana Music Awards will be held on September 21.

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Dwight Yoakam Will Remix His Classics on ‘Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars …’


Dwight Yoakam is set to release a new album, Swimmin’ Pools Movie Stars, on September 23rd. The new record will be Yoakam’s first bluegrass album and will be released through Sugar Hill Records. The record will be comprised of bluegrass covers of many of Dwight Yoakam’s biggest hits. The album …

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Shania Twain Is in the Studio and ‘On a Roll’


Shania Twain took to twitter to let fans know she is working on new music. The country music star posted a picture to Twitter of her in the studio recording. Twain annouced that she planned on making a new album in 2013, but her Vegas residency kept her busy. Then …

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William Michael Morgan Announces Date for Debut Album, ‘Vinyl’


William Michael Morgan is set to release his debut album, Vinyl, on Sept. 30 with Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville. Vinyl was produced by Scott Hendricks and Jimmy Ritchey. The album’s lead single is “I Met a Girl,” was co-written by Shane McAnally, Trevor Rosen and Sam Hunt.

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John Rich to Open Redneck Riviera Bars in Nashville, Las Vegas


John Rich plans to open Redneck Riviera Bars in Nashville and Las Vegas by the end of the year. One of the bars will be in Lower Broadway in Nashville and the other will be next to Bally’s in Las Vegas. Both locations will feature a Heroes Bar.  The Heroes …

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Cole Swindell to Judge 2017 Miss America Competition


Cole Swindell has been asked to be one of the celebrity judges for the 2017 Miss America Competition. The Miss America Competition takes place on September 11, in Atlantic City. Brett Eldredge served as a celebrity judge for the competition last year. Chris Harrison and Sage Steele will serve as …

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David Nail Announces His Fighter Tour


David Nail is headlining Fighter Tour this fall. The tour begins Sept. 7 in Madison, WI. Nail launched his official fan club, Nail Nation. Members will get first access to presale tickets, meet & greets, fan club contests, VIP packages and discounts. Fighter Tour Schedule: Sept 7 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre …

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Mo Pitney Announces Release of Debut Album ‘Behind This Guitar’


Mo Pitney has released his debut album, Behind This Guitar. Behind This Guitar will be available for purchase Friday, October 7th. Ten of the twelve tracks featured on the album were written by Mo Pitney himself. Behind This Guitar Track listing: 1. Country 2. Clean Up On Aisle Five 3. Come …

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