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Review: David Frizzell and Jeannie Seely delight on Merle Haggard classic Special

Veteran country singer-songwriters David Frizell and Jeannie Seely have collaborated together on a country classic, and the duet is magical.

Review: Angaleena Presley Makes a Triumphant Return with 'Wrangled'

One third of dynamic country trio, the Pistol Annies, Angaleena Presley is getting ready to launch her second solo release, 'Wrangled'. It was listened to by Digital Journal.

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.

Catching up with James Wesley: Merle Haggard cover, future Special

Country singer James Wesley chatted with Digital Journal about his plans for 2017, as well as his cover of Merle Haggard's "The Way I Am."

Review: James Wesley magical on Merle Haggard's 'The Way I Am' Special

Country singer James Wesley treated his fans to an acoustic rendition of Merle Haggard's "The Way I Am," and the result was magical.

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.

'The Songwriter' Bobby Tomberlin steps out as a solo artist Special

Nashville - The Grammy, CMA and ACM nominee was given his first publishing contract by Mel Tillis and is currently a staff songwriter for CURB Music Publishing in Nashville. He filled Digital Journal in on his current flurry of activity.

Singer Mark Chesnutt keeps things traditional on his latest album Special

Released earlier this month, some critics are already hailing the country star's first album in six years as one of his best. He talked to Digital Journal about the project and shared his thoughts on the music he loves.

Jon Pardi: Basking in the glory of his first number one album Special

That album is 'California Sunrise,' given a glowing review by Digital Journal upon its release back in June. We spoke to the 31-year-old Californian about the record and about what he's up to for the rest of 2016.

Review: Mark Chesnutt returns with new album 'Tradition Lives'

It's been a while since the Texan country star released an album (it was 2010's 'Outlaw', in case you're wondering), but now's he back with a new effort celebrating his honky tonk roots.

Ruthie Collins talks Stagecoach performance, plans for 2016 Special

Country singer Ruthie Collins chatted with Digital Journal about her Stagecoach experience, as well as her plans for 2016. She also offered a quote on Merle Haggard.

Martina McBride talks new album, charity, fans, Lynn Anderson Special

Country superstar Martina McBride chatted with Digital Journal about her new studio album "Reckless." She also paid her respects to the late country greats Merle Haggard and Lynn Anderson.

Review: Country star Sam Outlaw live in London Special

London - The Los Angeles-based troubadour was responsible for one of 2015's best country albums, 'Angeleno.' He rolled into The Borderline in London on April 11, the ninth date of a short European tour that began on April 2 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Remembering Merle Haggard: Country music pioneer

Back in April of 2012, this Digital Journalist had the good fortune to interview a country music legend, Mr. Merle Haggard, via phone.

Country star Merle Haggard dead at 79

Country Music Hall of Famer Merle Haggard has passed away today, April 6, on his actual birthday. The veteran star was 79 years old.

Country singer T.G. Sheppard revisits his signature hit Special

From a list of 21 number one singles, one in particular stands out arguably more than any other: "Do You Wanna Go to Heaven." Now, 36 years after it first wowed audiences, T.G. Sheppard has put out a bluegrass version of the song and made a new video.

Interview: Vince Gill is 'down to his last bad habit' Special

One of country's finest crooners, given his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012, is to release his first solo album since 2011's 'Guitar Slinger' next month. He spoke to Digital Journal.

Country legend John Anderson struck gold in 2015 Special

This year, one of the finest vocalists of the last 40 years - in any genre - put out his first studio album in nearly a decade and, as one would hope, it's a worthy addition to his impressive back catalogue. He filled Digital Journal in on the details.

Review: George Strait back with 'Cold Beer Conversation'

"King" George has released his first new studio album since 2013's "Love Is Everything," proving that despite giving up touring, his recorded output remains as prolific as ever.

Merle Haggard to perform at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Westbury - On June 26, Country Music Hall of Famer Merle Haggard will be performing at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Long Island.

Mo Pitney, the saviour of real country music? Special

The gifted young contender, 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.

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 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.

Interview with country singer Adam Hood Special

Digital Journal discusses a number of topics with the inventive singer-songwriter from Alabama, including his new album, having his songs cut by Lee Ann Womack and his ongoing friendship with Miranda Lambert.

Review: Country stars deliver on new Merle Haggard tribute album Special

Merle Haggard is one of the best-loved male vocalists in country music history, and the BBR Music Group released a tribute album entitled "Working Man's Poet: A Tribute To Merle Haggard."

Interview with country star Joe Nichols: 'Crickets' Special

Multi-Grammy nominee and Red Bow recording country artist Joe Nichols opened up about his latest studio album "Crickets," which features 16 brand new tracks.

Review: Country star Joe Nichols charms on new album 'Crickets' Special

Grammy-nominated country singer Joe Nichols will be releasing his latest full-length studio album "Crickets" on October 8 via his record label, Red Bow Records.

Country singer Joe Nichols has new album available for pre-order

Country fans have been waiting anxiously for Joe Nichols’ new studio album for two years, however the wait is now finally over.

Review: Kenny Davin Fine showcases talent on new album 'First DeKade' Special

Country singer and songwriter Kenny Davin Fine released his “First DeKade” album via his independent record label, Finer Entertainment.

Review: Joe Nichols performs new single 'Sunny and 75' for 'Country Now' Special

On July 26, neotraditionalist country vocalist Joe Nichols posted his live recording performance of his new single “Sunny and 75” on his official YouTube page.
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