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Hank Cochran's family launches The Pen Fund in his honor

The family of the late Country Music Hall of Famer Hank Cochran has launched The Pen Fund in his memory to help songwriters that are battling pancreatic cancer.

George Jones Museum opens in honor of late country music legend

Nashville - The grand opening of the George Jones Museum took place on April 23 in Nashville, Tennessee, where the biggest stars in the genre gathered for the red carpet event.

ACM: Luke Bryan wins top award but Miranda Lambert wins night

Host Luke Bryan won Entertainer of the Year as the Academy of Country Music Awards just wrapped, live from AT&T Stadium in Texas.

Jim Ed Brown becomes newest member of Country Music Hall of Fame

Veteran Grand Ole Opry star Jim Ed Brown has a major reason to be proud. He will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Interview: Digital Journalist Adrian Peel opens up about new book Special

Digital Journalist Adrian Peel chatted about his new book, "Tequila, Senoritas and Teardrops: Musicians Discuss the Influence of Mexico on Country Music."

Country Star Phil Vassar discusses his plans for 2015 Special

Country fans haven't heard much new music from the Virginia-born singer-songwriter of late. This looks set to change sooner rather than later, however, as Digital Journal was pleased to discover.

An update from country singer, Kyle Park Special

Digital Journal spoke to one of the thriving Texas scene's best-known artists to learn more about his latest single and upcoming new album.

Interview with Georgia's own Blackberry Smoke Special

The southern-fried country rockers are currently sitting proudly atop the country album charts with their latest offering, Holding all the Roses. Digital Journal met lead singer, guitarist and principal songwriter, Charlie Starr.

Interview with Gretchen Peters Special

The highly-respected artist, a recent and very worthy addition to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, chatted to Digital Journal from her home in Nashville.

Luke Bryan: Exclusive interview with a country music superstar Special

The current CMA Entertainer of the Year found time in his very hectic, globe-trotting schedule to talk to Digital Journal about touring abroad, his upcoming new album and his relationship with Zac Brown.

Miranda Lambert leads ACM nominations with eight

They call it the party of the year in country music. In fact, it is trademarked, so it must be true. On that note, the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, announced nominations today (Jan. 30).

Tim McGraw steps in for Glen Campbell at the Academy Awards

Beverly Hills - Tim McGraw got a call from the academy and it had nothing to do with a country music award. This academy has something to do with movies - and music. It was the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Mo Pitney, the saviour of real country music? Special

The gifted young vocalist, whose chosen style harks back to the country of old, talks to Digital Journal about the pressures that come with carrying the hopes of millions.

Aaron Tippin celebrates 25 year anniversary in country music

Country singer Aaron Tippin has a major milestone to be proud of. He is celebrating his 25 year anniversary in the country genre of music.

Interview with proactive country singer Travis List Special

The Australian neotraditionalist, a long-time resident of Nashville, is one artist striving to 'keep it country.' Digital spoke to him about, among other things, his appearance at the upcoming Tamworth Festival.

Interview with Robby X Special

The talented Australian singer and wife of country icon Lee Kernaghan talks to Digital Journal about her first solo outing.

Review: Billy Roberts' vocals struggle on 'Last of the Originals'

On "The Last of the Originals," Billy Roberts and the Rough Riders make their own brand of country music. But while the songs are catchy -- and the musicians are clearly talented -- the vocals fail to to deliver on an unfortunately consistent basis.

Interview with country singer John Slaughter Special

The stetson-wearing Texan, a multi-talented individual, has made one of 2014's best country albums. Digital Journal chatted to him about it.

CMAs: Luke Bryan wins top award but Miranda Lambert has big night

Garth Brooks came back to a familiar setting and presented the Entertainer of the Year Award as the Country Music Association Awards wrapped in Nashville. The award went to Luke Bryan. It was the last award of the night and the biggest, too.

Interview with singer and comedienne Jenny Talia Special

The multi-talented Australian, a U.S. resident since 1999, speaks to Digital Journal about her last album, her new album and her upcoming Australasian tour.

Review: Big & Rich flying high with 'Gravity'

Ten years ago, Big & Rich stormed country music with a mission statement not seen since the outlaw days of Waylon and Willie. Now the famed duo returns with a smoother, more melodious approach on their latest outing "Gravity."

Interview with The Voice's Jared Blake Special

Digital Journal finds out what the singer, songwriter and former reality TV star has been up to recently, both musically and in terms of his charity work.

Review: Jared Blake - ''Til Morning Light'

Following a successful stint on the inaugural series of 'The Voice' in 2011, the Arkansas-born singer-songwriter releases his debut EP on award-winning producer, Skidd Mills' label, Skiddco Music.

Interview with Robin Campbell of UB40 Special

The guitarist and occasional lead vocalist for one of Britain's best loved bands discusses their extensive touring plans, the joys of playing smaller venues and country music's long-standing relationship with reggae.

Jason Aldean: True confessions of a country bro

In the current issue of Billboard, Jason Aldean opened up about dating 'American Idol' contestant Brittany Kerr, admitting that he is fed up with the media attention it brought him, how he was influenced by Guns N' Roses and not being a "country bro."

Interview with Amber Lawrence Special

Digital Journal speaks to the talented Australian country star about her new and very personal album, recorded in Nashville, Tennessee.

Interview with Chase Bryant Special

Digital Journal finds out what the up-and-coming country singer, a talent to definitely watch out for over the coming months, has been doing of late.

Interview with Ray Sorenson Special

The seasoned singer-songwriter from Down Under has released a great new single, with a debut album soon to follow. Digital Journal was keen to find out more.

Miranda Lambert leads with nine CMA Awards nominations

Nashville - Miranda Lambert tops the field as the Country Music Association Awards nominations were announced today (Sept. 3). Lambert received nine nominations while Dierks Bentley, Eric Church and Keith Urban grabbed four each.

Sarah Dunn talks 'You or the Whiskey' and country music Special

Rising country singer Sarah Dunn talks about her new single "You or the Whiskey," musical influences and what country music means to her.
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