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Martina McBride, Pat Monahan New Duet to Debut on Smith Center TV Special
Martina McBride, Pat Monahan New Duet to Debut on Smith Center TV Special
Martina McBride, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Emmylou Harris are a few of the artists taking the stage on the "From Dust to Dreams: Opening Night at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts" TV special, airing in September. The Smith Center, which officially opened in March, is being hailed as Las Vegas' cultural epicenter, educating and entertaining residents and tourists of Sin Cit
Merle Haggard: Presidential Candidates Leave Legend ‘Empty’
Merle Haggard: Presidential Candidates Leave Legend ‘Empty’
As the Presidential election looms closer, many celebrities are taking a public stand, either behind President Barack Obama, or his presumptive opponent, Republican Mitt Romney. But while Merle Haggard doesn't have any problem supporting a politician he believes in (and championed current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in her failed run for office in 2008 with a song entitled "Hillary&quo
This Is Country Music? Singers Weigh In on Endless Debate
This Is Country Music? Singers Weigh In on Endless Debate
"It ain't hip to sing about tractors, trucks, little towns and mama / Yeah, that might be true / But this is country music ... and we do." If you stop and listen to the words of to the title track of Brad Paisley's 2011 album, This Is Country Music, you'll find that the singer-songwriter isn't coming down on one side or the other of what sound defines our beloved genre...
Merle Haggard Likes Where Country Music is Headed
Critics may lament the state or direction of country music (or any other genre for that matter), citing the dearth of quality artists such as Merle Haggard. However, the Hag is one legend who likes what he hears coming out of Nashville. "Lately I've noticed an improvement in the overall quality of songs and what not," Merle said in a phone interview with the Corpus Christi Caller-Times n
All for the Hall 2012 Bridges Contemporary and Classic Country for a Sold-Out Crowd
All for the Hall 2012 Bridges Contemporary and Classic Country for a Sold-Out Crowd
The theme of Tuesday's All for the Hall benefit concert in Nashville was a celebration of country bands, duos and groups. But the Band Perry's Kimberly Perry perhaps summed up best what the night was truly all about: "To know where you're going, you've gotta know where you've been," she said...
Merle Haggard CNN Interview: Legend Shares Candid Views on America’s Future
Merle Haggard CNN Interview: Legend Shares Candid Views on America’s Future
Merle Haggard turned 75 on Friday (April 6) and although the legendary entertainer, who calls himself a "walking miracle," couldn't be faulted for taking it easy -- after all, in January he was hospitalized for double pneumonia, three stomach ulcers, eight polyps in his colon and diverticulitis in his esophagus -- he's not exactly slowing his pace...

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