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Vince Matthews Jim Casey The Kingston Springs Suite Bessie That's a Lie
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Interview: 40 Years Later, ‘The Kingston Springs Suite’ Makes Its Debut

In 1967, songwriter Vince Matthews moved from Nashville to a small town just west of Music City called Kingston Springs. The tiny Tennessee town (population at that time: 510), with its pure mineral springs, was a popular health resort and spa in the early 1900s, but by the time Matthews arrived, it was just another small Southern town.

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John Anderson Goldmine interview
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Interview: John Anderson Returns to Country Music With ‘Goldmine’

After a nine-year hiatus from releasing new music, John Anderson is getting ready to release Goldmine, a 13-track record of brand-new tunes.

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Tyler Farr Suffer in Peace track listing
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Interview: Tyler Farr Is Ready to Share ‘Suffer in Peace’

The dreaded "sophomore slump" doesn't worry Tyler Farr.

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Wade Hayes interview 2015
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Interview: Wade Hayes Explains How His Battle With Cancer Inspired New Album, Changed His Life

Wade Hayes has a new lease on life, and he wants everyone to know about it. The singer has fought cancer twice -- first, Stage IV colon cancer in 2011, then in his lymph nodes in 2013 -- but after being declared cancer free again, the singer has a new outlook on life ... and he isn't looking back.

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Aaron Tippin interview 2015
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Interview: Aaron Tippin Celebrates 25 Years in Country Music

In 1991, during the Gulf War, Aaron Tippin released his debut single, the patriotic "You've Got to Stand for Something." The tune became an anthem of sorts for soldiers fighting overseas, propelling itself into the Top 10 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart and jump-starting Tippin's country music career.

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Dylan Jakobsen interview 2015
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Interview: Country Newcomer Dylan Jakobsen Writes Songs Inspired By Country’s Storytellers

Seattle, Wash., native Dylan Jakobsen was born during the height of grunge in the mid-'90s and grew up listening to a combination of classic rock (Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen are two artists he mentions as favorites) and "Pearl Jam and all that stuff." He didn't discover country music until he was a bit older, but once he did, Jakobsen found himself admiring the genre's artists' storytelling abilities.

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Troy Cartwright interview 2015
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Troy Cartwright Focuses on Love, Coming Home on New Album

You can take the boy out of the South, but you can't take the South out of the boy. It's an old adage, but singer-songwriter Troy Cartwright is proof that it holds true.

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Humming House Revelries interview
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Interview: Humming House Ready to Share Road-Tested Tunes on New Album

Nashville-based folk-Americana band Humming House have been together for about five years now, and they have two albums to their name, but their upcoming disc Revelries is unique because it will be the first studio record to include all of the band's members from start to finish.

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LoCash I Love This Life
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Interview: LOCASH Hoping Country Fans ‘Love’ New Single

Preston Brust and Chris Lucas, known better as the country duo LOCASH, are the brains behind Keith Urban's No. 1 song "You Gonna Fly" and Tim McGraw's Top 10 hit "Truck Yeah," among others. And their own newest single, "I Love This Life," was almost another one of those songs that they gave away to a different artist.

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Humming House SXSW 2015
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Interview: Humming House Prepare to Play SXSW 2015

Beginning on March 17, thousands of musicians and music lovers will converge on Austin, Texas, for the music portion of SXSW 2015. Among the bands looking to make a splash at the annual film, music and interactive conference and festival this year will be Humming House, a Nashville-based folk-Americana band.

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