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Op-Ed: Kylie Morgan is the 'One to Watch' in Country Music in 2020

Rising country artist Kylie Morgan is the "One to Watch" in Country Music in 2020 and beyond. Digital Journal has the scoop.

Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels dead at 83

The country music and southern rock community worldwide mourns the loss of Charlie Daniels, who passed away on July 6 at the age of 83.

Tim Atwood talks 50-year career in country music, Grand Ole Opry Special

Country sensation Tim Atwood chatted with Digital Journal about his decorated career in country music, which has spanned over five decades.

Country music editor, radio host Chuck Dauphin passes away at 45

Acclaimed country music journalist, editor, and radio host Chuck Dauphin passed away on Wednesday, September 18, in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 45 years old.

Op-Ed: Billy Ray Cyrus belongs in the Country Music Hall of Fame

Veteran country singer-songwriter Billy Ray Cyrus deserves to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame at a future ceremony.

Country queen Jan Howard celebrates 90th birthday

Nashville - On March 13, country queen Jan Howard celebrated a major milestone in her personal life. She turned 90 years old, and to this day, she proves that age is just a number.

Jeannie Seely featured in 'American Currents: The Music of 2018'

"Miss Country Soul" Jeannie Seely has a major reason to be proud. She is included in the "American Currents: The Music of 2018" exhibit.

Country Music Hall of Famer Maxine Brown Russell dies at 87

On January 22, the country music community mourned the loss of veteran singer-songwriter Maxine Brown Russell. She was 87 years old, and she had her family by her side.

Review: Bill Anderson compelling on 72nd career studio album 'Anderson' Special

Country Music Hall of Famer Bill Anderson ("Whisperin' Bill") is back with his newest studio album, "Anderson," which was released on September 14.

Shania Twain: Big winner at 2018 Canadian Country Music Awards

Hamilton - Global music star Shania Twain has a major reason to celebrate. She won big at the 2018 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) awards.

Charlie Daniels to host 'Patriot Award Dinner' in Nashville

Nashville - Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels will host Patriot Award Dinner in Nashville's Palm Restaurant on September 18.

Op-Ed: Top 10 inspirational moms in country music

The following 10 woman are inspirational female country singers that are able to balance motherhood and a music career quite well. This list is just in time for Mother's Day.

Op-Ed: Lynn Anderson deserves to be in 2018 Hall of Fame inductees

Each year, around April, the Country Music Hall of Fame announces its inductees for country music's highest honor. Lynn Anderson, posthumously, deserves to be on this year's list.

Op-Ed: Jacob Young is the 'One to Watch' in country music in 2018

Daytime viewers and fans know Jacob Young as Rick Forrester on "The Bold and The Beautiful," but what they might not know is that he is a talented musician in his own right.

Ray Stevens to be spotlighted in Country Music Hall of Fame

Nashville - Veteran country crooner Ray Stevens will be spotlighted in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum with his own exhibit this month.

Lynn Anderson honored with exhibit at Country Music Hall of Fame Special

Nashville - The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has announced that it will be posthumously honoring Lynn Anderson with her own exhibit.

Review: Jeff Lynne's ELO headline Wembley Stadium 'for one night only' Special

Award-winning, singer, songwriter, musician, producer and bandleader Jeff Lynne brought the current incarnation of his Electric Light Orchestra to Wembley Stadium, the home of English football, treating the crowd to all the hits and more.

Country Music Hall of Famer Bobby Bare is back with a new album Special

Nashville - Country legend Bobby Bare has just put out his new record, 'Things Change', his first musical project for five years. He told Digital Journal a little bit about it.

Country traditionalist Ray Scott has a 'guitar for sale' Special

Not literally, as far as I know. 'Guitar for Sale' is in fact the title of the North Carolina-born singer/songwriter's new studio album, set to drop next month. He answered some questions put to him by Digital Journal.

Country/rock singer Jace Everett returns with new album Special

The American singer/songwriter is perhaps best known for co-writing "Your Man," a number one hit for Josh Turner in 2005, and for his song "Bad Things," which was used as the theme tune for the HBO series 'True Blood'.

Jimmy Fortune talks new album 'Jimmy Fortune: Sings the Classics' Special

Country Music Hall of Famer Jimmy Fortune chatted with Digital Journal about his new studio album "Jimmy Fortune: Sings the Classics."

Country music documentary 'Born in Bristol' gets UK premiere Special

A new film telling the story of the 'Bristol Sessions', groundbreaking recording sessions that took place 90 years ago in 1927 in Bristol, Tennessee. The London premiere featured a Q&A with Marty Stuart.

Interview: Country superstar Josh Turner returns to the fray Special

It's been almost five years since his last album and now the deep-voiced Nashville icon is back with his sixth studio effort, 'Deep South'.

Michael Tyler, hit country songwriter, steps out on his own Special

With his debut album set to launch next week, the southern-born singer/songwriter speaks to Digital Journal about the record and about his first music video to be played on CMT.

Country duo Wilson Fairchild pay tribute to The Statler Brothers Special

Langdon Reid tells Digital Journal how he and his singing partner, Will Reid, came to honour their fathers, Harold and Don Reid, founding members of legendary country quartet The Statler Brothers.

Op-Ed: Digital Journal's Top 10 country music interviews of 2016

This writer was once again fortunate enough to speak to many of country music's top names over the past 12 months, as well as a few 'new kids on the block'. Here is a selection of some of the most memorable.

Let it rain traditional country with Hoyt Hughes Special

In early October, this emerging country singer, songwriter and guitarist released "Let It Rain," the lead-off single from his 16-track debut album, 'Cowboy'. Digital Journal spoke to him.

Interview: Country singer Wade Bowen set to tour the U.K. Special

Waco-born Wade Bowen has been very busy of late and now this accomplished artist, known primarily for his energetic live shows, will make the trip across the pond for his first ever U.K. dates. He spoke to Digital Journal.

Review: Billy Bragg and Joe Henry share a stage at intimate London gig Special

English singer/songwriter Bragg and American folk musician Henry played songs off their forthcoming collaboration — as well as some of their solo material — to around 100 fans at St. Pancras Old Church in London.

Review: Florida Georgia Line revisit their roots on album number three

One of bro-country's hottest double acts, Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley are about to enter the fray once again with 'Dig Your Roots,' released worldwide on August 26. How does this record compare to its predecessors? Digital Journal found out.
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