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Review: David Allen Buckner tips his hat to George Jones with 'Choices' Special

Rising country singer-songwriter David Allen Buckner has paid homage to the ultimate "King of Country Music," Mr. George Jones.

Nashville's Mark Collie to launch Prison Music Expression Program

Singer-songwriter Mark Collie, who is also known for his acting work on "Nashville," will launch the Prison Music Expression Program.

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.

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.

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.

Confederate Railroad's Danny Shirley feels lucky to be alive Special

Thanks to their sunny disposition and good-time tunes, Atlanta's Confederate Railroad were one of the top American country/southern rock bands of the 1990s. Now they're back with a new album - their seventh.

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.

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.

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.

Review: Sammy Kershaw tips hat to George Jones on stellar new CD Special

Country veteran Sammy Kershaw has released a tribute album on July 22, in memory of the late country music king George Jones.

Nu-Blu talks George Jones tribute single, banjo and future plans Special

Levi Austin, the banjo player from the bluegrass band Nu-Blu, chatted about their single "Jesus & Jones," which pays homage to the late George Jones.

Nu-Blu and Sam Moore honor George Jones with 'Jesus & Jones'

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Sam Moore pays tribute to country icon and friend George Jones, by joining bluegrass group Nu-Blu on their forthcoming single "Jesus & Jones."

Catching up with award-winning country vocalist Janie Fricke Special

I had the pleasure to catch up with award-winning country songstress Janie Fricke. She is one of country music's original 80s ladies.

Remembering a music legend: Country singer Ray Price (1926-2013)

Country singer Ray Price passed away on December 16 at his home in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, while on hospice care, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Review: Seth Hopkins releases pleasant single 'Til The Town Burns Down' Special

Country music singer-songwriter Seth Hopkins released his newest radio single, the heartfelt tune "Til The Town Burns Down."

Review: Country star Sammy Kershaw releases 'Big Hits Volume One' CD Special

Country music star Sammy Kershaw released his "Big Hits Volume One" album via Big Hits Records. He served as producer of the project.

Interview with Joe Nichols: 'Sunny and 75' Special

Country singer and four-time Grammy nominee Joe Nichols spoke about his latest single "Sunny and 75," which was released on his new label, Red Bow Records.

Catching up with country star Ashton Shepherd: 'This is America' Special

Acclaimed country singer-songwriter Ashton Shepherd released her newest CD “This is America,” independently on the record label, Pickin’ Shed Records.

Review: Ashton Shepherd releases beautiful new album 'This is America' Special

Acclaimed country songstress Ashton Shepherd is expected to release her latest studio album “This is America,” tomorrow, on August 16, which coincides with her birthday.

Review: Randy Travis and Joe Nichols pay moving tribute to George Jones

Warner Music Nashville recording artist Randy Travis recorded a new duet “Tonight I’m Playing Possum” with fellow country singer Joe Nichols, in an effort to pay tribute to the late “King of Country” George Jones.

Interview with Sammy Kershaw: 'All in the Same Boat' Special

On June 4, country singer Sammy Kershaw chatted via telephone with Digital Journal about his latest studio album “All in the Same Boat,” which is a collaboration project with Aaron Tippin and Joe Diffie.

Interview with Janie Fricke Special

On May 24, veteran country music songstress Janie Fricke chatted via telephone with Digital Journal about her recent musical endeavors.

Legendary country singer George Jones dies in Nashville at 81

Nashville - A legendary country singer, George Jones, 81, has died, his publicist said in a statement early Friday morning. Jones, a member of the country music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry, died April 26 at Vanderbilt Univ. Medical Center in Nashville.
 

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