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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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Craig Campbell Rose Hausmann Stronger Than That
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Craig Campbell Teams Up With Colorectal Cancer Survivor to Write Inspiring Song

As Fight Colorectal Cancer's national spokesperson, Craig Campbell is using his musical talents to raise awareness of colorectal cancer and funds for research -- and provide a little inspiration to those battling the disease. The country singer has recorded a new song, "Stronger Than That," specifically for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, co-written by a colon cancer survivor.

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Carly Pearce interview 2015
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Carly Pearce Remains Driven to Succeed With Debut Single ‘Blame the Whiskey’

Should Carly Pearce ever need a little motivation, all she needs to do is look down at her wrist.

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John King slow songs
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John King Explains Why He Struggles to Write Slow Songs

John King is a talented emerging country artist with an ear for a good tune and songwriting talent that hasn't gone unnoticed. But there is something he struggles with: writing slow songs.

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Rachel Potter
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Broadway Star Rachel Potter Chases Her Country Dreams With ‘Not So Black and White’

Rachel Potter is preparing to release her first full-length country album, Not So Black and White, in March, but that doesn't mean she's new to the music business. Rather, the singer-songwriter's path to this album has wound from Christian music, down Broadway and through a stint on The X Factor.

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Austin Webb
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Austin Webb Talks ‘All Country on You,’ Upcoming Album and Poetic Influences

Among Austin Webb's greatest influences as a country musician are legendary artists like Johnny Cash, Vince Gill and Hank Williams, Jr., to name a few, but there are also a couple names you might not expect to hear: classic writers Robert Frost, Dylan Thomas and O. Henry.

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