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Carrie Underwood Grammys Performance Confirmed; Country Stars Recruited for Inaugural Festivities + More: Country Music News Roundup

The Boot rounds up today's (Jan. 17) headlines from around the web.

Carrie Underwood will perform on the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. The country superstar joins fellow 2013 Grammy nominees the Black Keys, FUN., Mumford & So

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Asleep at the Wheel Awake to Sold-Out Virginia Show

Asleep at the Wheel's shows make one wonder if the band's name is something of a misnomer.

It certainly was at a recent show in Falls Church, Va., when it seemed that at least a quarter of the audience was out o

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‘Willie & the Wheel II’ Set to Arrive in May

'Willie & The Wheel' was such a success, they're doing it again.

When Willie Nelson and Ray Benson, leader and founder of Asleep at the Wheel, teamed up in 2009 for the 'Willie & The Wheel' album and tour, they said the collaboration was 30 years in the making

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Asleep at the Wheel Recruit Willie Nelson for Anniversary Bash

Alice Cooper likely won't be in attendance, but the upcoming 40th anniversary celebration of western swing band Asleep at the Wheel will include performances by Willie Nelson, Wheel co-founders Lucky Oceans

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Willie Nelson’s July 4 Show Boasts Star-Studded Lineup

Willie Nelson's annual Independence Day celebration, dubbed the 'Backyard Summer Picnic,' is only days away, and we now know who's hitting the stage with the legendary entertainer.

Willie's star-packed show, held at Austin's Backyard at Bee Cave, will include performances by Jack

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Asleep at the Wheel’s Ray Benson Remembers His First Time

Ray Benson, a founding member of the country/western swing band Asleep at the Wheel, has been entertaining audiences for 39 years overseeing more than 90 members who have come and gone with the group. Since their 1970 inception, the band has won nine Grammy Awards and released more than 20 studio albums, with more than 20 singles on the B

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Asleep at the Wheel Keeps Western Swing Rolling

Asleep at the Wheel founder Ray Benson laughs as he recalls how attendees at a recent business meeting applauded when he walked in.

"They were applauding because we have won nine Grammy Awards," Ray tells The Boot. "I told them it was a great honor, but they should remember that

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Asleep at the Wheel to Receive Award of a Lifetime

Nine-time Grammy winners Asleep at the Wheel will soon have another prestigious trophy for the case. The band, founded by Ray Benson more than 35 years ago, are this year's recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Americana Honors and Awards ceremony.

"I can't think of a more deserving outfit for this award,"

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Willie Nelson Partners With Asleep at the Wheel

Willie Nelson is going on the road again with Asleep at the Wheel. The country legends have teamed up for 'Willie and the Wheel,' a collaboration of classic western swing songs due for release on February 3. A supporting tour is set to start February 11.

"Willie and I are cooking up quite a concert," Asleep at t

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