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Dale Watson interview 2015
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Interview: Dale Watson ‘Lucky in Music’ With New Album, Recent Popularity

When Dale Watson released his debut album in 1995, he certainly couldn't have predicted that, 20 years later, he'd have performed on The Bachelorette.

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Warren Haynes Ashes and Dust interview 2015
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Interview: Warren Haynes Stretches His Americana Muscles With ‘Ashes & Dust’

Warren Haynes' name is well known among classic rock and jam band fans thanks to his work with with, among many others, the Allman Brothers and Gov't Mule, the latter of which he is a founding member. But the talented guitarist, singer and songwriter has also dabbled in other genres as a solo artist, including folk and Americana with his newest solo album, Ashes & Dust.

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Bobby Wills interview 2015
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Interview: Canadian Country Artist Bobby Wills Is ‘Crazy Enough’ to Expand His Career Into the U.S.

If you follow Canada's country music scene, you may have heard Bobby Wills' name before: The Calgary, Alberta, native was the 2013 winner of both the Canadian Country Music Awards Rising Star trophy and the Alberta Country Music Association's Male Artist of the Year award, and his third album, Crazy Enough, dropped in Canada in January. In the United States, Wills is still relatively unknown, but like Terri Clark, Hank Snow and Carolyn Dawn Johnson before him, the singer-songwriter is now looking to expand his career south of the (Canadian) border.

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The SteelDrivers interview 2015
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Interview: The SteelDrivers Find ‘a Whole Different Vibe’ on ‘The Muscle Shoals Recordings’

Sometimes getting creative means changing things up. For their newest album, The Muscle Shoals Recordings, Grammy-nominated bluegrass band the SteelDrivers decided to head to (as you may guess from the album's title) Muscle Shoals, Ala.

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Abi Ann interview 2015
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Interview: Country-Pop Newbie Abi Ann Looking Forward to Summer Vacation on the Road With Kelly Clarkson

Most young adults spend the summer between high school and college working a minimum-wage job, savoring their waning time with hometown friends and making the most of good weather and freedom. Singer-songwriter Abi Ann is going to be spending hers on the road with Kelly Clarkson.

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Lee Greenwood God Bless the USA children's book
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Interview: Lee Greenwood Turns ‘God Bless the USA’ Into New Children’s Book

Lee Greenwood has turned his award-winning 1984 song, "God Bless the USA," into a children's book. Proud to Be an American, which is out now, is the singer's way of instilling patriotism in the youngest generation of Americans.

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Bryson Jennings interview
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Interview: Newcomer Bryson Jennings Draws Musical Inspiration From Fishing Boats, Small Towns, Real Life

Bryson Jennings' debut EP -- which includes his debut single, "Young Nights" -- may be his first foray into country music, but the singer already has plenty of musical experience under his belt.

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Chris Carmack debut EP
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Interview: Chris Carmack Takes ‘Organic Path’ to Releasing EP

For Chris Carmack, who plays singer Will Lexington on the hit ABC drama Nashville, in some ways, art imitates real life. Like his character, the 34-year-old is also working on his own career as an artist, putting the finishing touches on his debut EP.

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Oak Ridge Boys Merle Haggard Sweet Jesus
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Duane Allen Discusses Recording ‘Sweet Jesus’ With Merle Haggard

The Oak Ridge Boys' latest album, Rock of Ages: Hymns and Gospel Favorites, features mostly traditional hymns that the four men -- Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban -- grew up listening to as children. But one song on the album is a brand-new track: "Sweet Jesus" was penned by Merle Haggard, and the country legend wrote it with the award-winning quartet in mind.

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Laura Bell Bundy interview 2015
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Interview: Laura Bell Bundy Is Ready to Share a New ‘Piece’ of Herself

Laura Bell Bundy's first album with Big Machine Label Group, Another Piece of Me, was a (very) long labor of love for Bundy, but she says that the end result was more than worth it.

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