Three Chords and the Truth

Scotty McCreery’s world is looking good

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Scotty McCreery knows what it's like to be on top of the world. He also knows what's like to be knocked off. The Season 10 "American Idol" (2011) winner was riding a wave of newfound celebrity and fans. His first album, "Clear as Day," debuted at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard Top 200 that year and reached the top on five separate Billboard charts. He had won multiple music awards, toured with Brad Paisley, released his sophomore album, "See You Tonight," which also debuted at No. 1 as did ... read more

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Charlie Daniels: No end in sight for this legendary musician

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  When Charlie Daniels was working on his fourth book, "Never Look at the Empty Seats," the project took about 20 years. "I couldn't find a place to stop," said Daniels in a recent phone interview. He finally did find an ending to the book which is the story of his life and career (so far!), but there are plenty more chapters that could be added. Like writing the book, Daniels, who will be 82 in October, just doesn't see a time to end his music career. The Charlie Daniels Band will take ... read more

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Craig Morgan visits veterans before concert

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Craig Morgan was in West Virginia on July 5 for a concert at the Event Center at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, in Charles Town. Earlier in the day, Morgan, who is an Army veteran, took time to visit with veterans at the Martinsburg VA Medical Center. He recently was awarded the Army's Outstanding Civilian Service Medal for his dedication to entertaining troops and their families with the USO. According to a press release from the event center and casino, Morgan said, "I was honored ... read more

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Davisson Brothers Band puts their wild and wonderful roots to song

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It was a long journey from Clarksburg, West Virginia, to the recording studios of Nashville, Tennessee, but brothers Chris and Donnie Davisson made their way from playing the bars and the “animal circuit” of Elks, Eagles and Moose clubs in their native state to opening for some of country music’s top artists performing as the Davisson Brothers Band. The band’s second album, “Fighter,” was released May 25. The first single, “Po’ Boyz,” was released in Australia first, where it topped ... read more

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Chase Rice took a different road to Nashville and it wasn’t always easy

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(Note: On May 15, Rice tore his pectoral muscle while filming the video for "Eyes on You," and required surgery. Three days later, with his right arm in a sling, he was on stage in front of a sold-out crowd in South Carolina and reveling in the energy of them singing the song along with him. In a news release post-show, he said that despite the injury, he is adamant that no shows will be canceled as he continues to tour.    Chase Rice took an unusual road from North Carolina to Nashville ... read more

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Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Brothers Osborne, Chris Stapleton big winners

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You could say Chris Stapleton was a really big winner April 15. It was his 40th birthday, he won the Academy of Country Music award for Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year, and his wife, Morgan, gave birth to twin boys. I don't know how he will be able to top this date in personal history. Here's the list of winners: Entertainer of the Year: Jason Aldean Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert Male Vocalist of the Year: Chris Stapleton Vocal Duo of the Year: Brothers ... read more

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More than 35 years on the road and Sawyer Brown is still making new fans

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Sawyer Brown may sing about "Six Days on the Road," but for this country band it's been more like 37 years — and counting — on the road. "I live my life in pencil," said Gregg "Hobie" Hubbard, keyboardist for the band. With touring, recording and other commitments, nothing is set in stone when it comes to scheduling. Sawyer Brown is scheduled for one show at the Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 22. (We're writing that in ink!) ... read more

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Little bits of country music news

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The Country Music Association announced on March 27 the 2018 inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame — Johnny Gimble, Ricky Skaggs and Dottie West. Gimble will be inducted in the Recording and/or Touring Musician category; Skaggs will be in the Modern Era Artist; and West will be inducted in the Veterans Era Artist category. That will bring the Country Music Hall of Fame membership to 136. The CMA created the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1961. You can read more about these artists at www.cmaworld.com. — ... read more

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Clint Black: Singer, songwriter, musician and funny guy!

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My dad had a funny story he used to tell. One night he went to the fights and a hockey game broke out. I had similar experience last night. I went to see Clint Black at the Weinberg Center and a Willie Nelson concert broke out. Willie wasn’t there, but Clint does a mean impersonation of the “Red-headed Stranger.” It made me wonder if Willie does a Clint Black impersonation. — — — Performing as herself only, Nashville recording artist Hailey Whitters opened for Clint. The native ... read more

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Clint Black in concert at the Weinberg Center on March 22

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Who: Clint Black in Concert When: 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22 Where: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick Tickets: $41.75 (includes service fee) and up Contact: 301-600-2828 — — — Clint Black had a hit song about killing time, but this country music legend is doing anything but killing time. One of the genre's lasting stars from the Class of '89 (which also includes Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt and Garth Brooks), he has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide ... read more

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