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Vince Gill Reveals Cover Art, Track Listing + Release Date for New Album With Paul Franklin

Vince Gill has joined forces with one of the most celebrated instrumentalists in Nashville to pay homage to the musical influence of Bakersfield, Calif. on an upcoming album. The new disc sees Gill joining forces with steel guitarist Paul Franklin for a set of covers of songs made famous by Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, who pioneered the classic Bakersfield Sound.

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Vince Gill
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Vince Gill Duets Album to Honor Buck Owens, Merle Haggard

Vince Gill announced earlier this year he was working on several new projects, including a bluegrass album. While he has numerous other musical endeavors on the horizon, the country legend, who has frequently paired with other artists to perform duets, is releasing an entire CD featuring himself performing with one of his all-time favorite musicians, steel guitar player Paul Franklin.

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Toby Keith Radio Popularity Makes Singer a ‘Million-Air’

Toby Keith has often said that awards for his songwriting mean the most. The country superstar received more of those honors this week when he was recognized by performance rights organization Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) for several of his songs reaching more t

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Dawn Sears Cancer Diagnosis: Time Jumpers Member Undergoing Treatment

Dawn Sears, a member of the Grammy-nominated band the Time Jumpers, has been diagnosed with Stage 3B lung cancer. Sears, who is also a longtime member of Vince Gill's touring band, and an in-demand background v

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Country Music Legends’ Hits Resurrected on New Albums

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A plethora of material from a trio of iconic performers is being reissued on CD early next year. On Feb. 12, Omnivore Recordings will release definitive compilations from country legends Merle Haggard and George Jones and rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson

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Robert Knight Archive
Robert Knight Archive
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Willie Nelson, ‘A Horse Called Music’ Video

Artist: Willie Nelson, featuring Merle Haggard and Lukas Nelson

Video: "A Horse Called Music"

Why We Dig It: Now this is Outlaw country! With Merle and son Lukas Nelson joining him on vocals, Willie remakes his 1989 hit for his latest album, Heroes. In the accompanying video, the music icon rides through the fictional town of Luck, Texas -- the same town in his "Redheaded Stranger" movie -- to revisit cherished memories. The new music video features clips from that movie, along with old f

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Country Music Hall of Fame Inductions: Garth Brooks, Connie Smith, Hargus ‘Pig’ Robbins Honored by Fellow Legends

Legendary country artists, pop and rock superstars and longtime friends paid tribute to the three newest inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday evening (Oct. 21). Garth Brooks, Connie Sm

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Rick Diamond, Getty Images for BMI
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Easton Corbin Remains ‘Under the Influence’ of Classic Country

Easton Corbin is definitely a fan of country's roots. As one of country's new traditionalists, he harbors a deep love for the music of country legends Keith Whitley, Merle Haggard and George Jones. Easton performed plenty of Haggard and Jones tunes a

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Universal Music Group Nashville
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Easton Corbin, ‘All Over the Road’ Follows Traditional Country Map

When Easton Corbin references Keith Whitley, George Jones and Merle Haggard as having had a profound impact on his sound, it's clearly not just lip service. The Florida native grew up emulating those legends and his passion fo

Shore Fire Media
Shore Fire Media
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Iris DeMent Album, ‘Sing the Delta,’ Set for October Release

Iris DeMent, who made her recording debut 20 years ago with Infamous Angel, an album of acoustic, old-time country music that Rolling Stone named one of the essential recordings of the '90s, will return with her first collection of all-new material since 1996. Sing the Delta will be released October 2, on the singer's own Flariella labe

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