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Hear Kris Kristofferson Perform Tom Petty’s ‘I Won’t Back Down’

Kris Kristofferson is starring in an upcoming TV mini-series, Texas Rising, on the History channel, but he can also be heard in show's music.

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Sid Tepper, Songwriter for Elvis Presley, Dies at 96

Sid Tepper, the legendary songwriter who penned some of Elvis Presley's biggest hits, including "G.I. Blues" and "Stay Away," has died.

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Rare Waylon Jennings Recordings Released

In one of the most historic releases, in honor of Record Store Day this Saturday (April 18), a new recording of Waylon Jennings will be released. Titled Waylon 55, the album is from Jennings' stint as an 18-year-old radio show host on Littlefield, Tex. station KZZN, when the aspiring singer performed and conversed with local musicians for almost 35 minutes.

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Jim Ed Brown Is Cancer Free

Jim Ed Brown has good news to share with his fans: The country music icon, who was diagnosed with lung cancer last fall, has been declared cancer free!

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24 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Wins a Record Six Times at the ACM Awards

Twenty-four years ago today, on April 24, 1991, Garth Brooks won a record-breaking six-times at the 26th annual ACM Awards.

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News Roundup: See Miranda Lambert Without Makeup, Reba McEntire Performs on ‘The Voice’

The Boot rounds up today's top stories from our news partners.

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Reba McEntire Would Like to Play a Villain on ‘Nashville’

Reba McEntire has a longer list of acting credentials than most of her country superstar counterparts, but there's still one role she's dying to play: a villain on the country music drama Nashville.

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Dolly Parton Shares Her ‘Golden Rules’ for Life

Up-and-coming artists -- actually, pretty much everyone -- would do well to heed the advice of Dolly Parton, who has carved her way to the top of the country music industry using a set of "golden rules" to help her decide the best course of action.

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Garth Brooks on Changes in Country Music: ‘Everybody That Comes After You Is a Punk’

Garth Brooks released his self-titled debut album in 1989, and over the past 26 years, the country icon has seen big changes in the genre. As country music becomes more mainstream, it could be easy for a seasoned artist to feel like new singers are losing track of their roots, but Brooks says that he welcomes change in the music industry.

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59 Years Ago: Elvis Presley Bombs in Las Vegas Debut

Fifty-nine years ago today (April 23, 1956) might be a day that Elvis Presley would have rather forgotten. It was on this day that the King of Rock and Roll made his debut in Las Vegas -- but he quickly learned that his superstardom didn't extend to Sin City.

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