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And the Grammy goes to ….

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  Maryland's Brothers Osborne are first-time Grammy nominees for Best Country Dup/Group Performance for their current single "Stay a Little Longer." Pretty sweet for the brothers who hail from Deale. Monday night the award went to Little Big Town for "Girl Crush." OK, I have to admit Karen Fairchild nailed that song vocally. And even though brothers John and TJ didn't get the award, getting nominated is, to borrow a Taylor Swift-ism, "awesome!" The Grammy nod is just the beginning. ... read more

GFF announces grandstand entertainment for 2016

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It's still months away, but The Great Frederick Fair is ready to welcome music fans to the grandstand for the 2016 fair, Sept. 16 to 24. Classic rock returns to the stage on Sept. 23 with Foreigner at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $43 reserved grandstand, $48 reserved track and $48 general admission/standing room only. Foreigner previously played the GFF in 2009 and 2012. Both shows were popular attractions. Country music's Jake Owen takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24. Reserved grandstand seating ... read more

Brian McKnight on his music, country music and Donald Trump

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Brian McKnight has collaborated with a lot of performers in his career — Justin Timberlake, Rascal Flatts, Willie Nelson, Mariah Carey, Quincy Jones, Celine Dion among them. “My favorite artist to work with is me!” the R&B artist said in a phone interview. As a singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, McKnight can do it all. The “Back at One” singer will take the stage at the Event Center at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town, in West Virginia, at 7 p.m. Sunday. McKnight’s ... read more

Go ‘Redneck Crazy’ in Charles Town with Tyler Farr

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2015 has been a big year for Tyler Farr -- he released his sophomore album "Suffer in Peace," wrapped touring with Jason Aldean on his "Burn It Down" tour, had his first number one song with "A Guy Walks Into a Bar" and got engaged. The positive energy continues in 2016 when he hits the road with buddy Lee Brice for the "Life Off My Years" Tour kicking off in February in Salisbury, his latest single "Better in Boots" about to break into the top 30 and, oh yeah, a wedding. Not bad for a classically ... read more

Grand Funk Railroad still America’s band

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"You cannot talk about rock in the 1970s without talking about Grand Funk Railroad!" That's what David Fricke, Rolling Stone Magazine, said of the American blues rock band in 2003. It's still true in 2015. If you listen to classic rock, you know their hits: "We're An American Band," "Some Kind of Wonderful," "I'm Your Captain/Closer to Home," "Shinin' On," "Walk Like a Man," "Footstompin' Music" and the mainstream "Loco-Motion." Grand Funk Railroad will mark 48 years of its brand ... read more

CMA predictions and … Hello new Old Dominion: “Meat and Candy” on tap Friday

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The CMA Awards air tonight at 8 p.m. on ABC. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood host. Here are my picks: Entertainer of the Year: Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church and Miranda Lambert I've never been a Garth fan, still not. I'd give this award to Luke. Female Vocalist of the Year: Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Carrie Underwood, Lee Ann Womack Gotta go with Carrie on this one. Male Vocalist of the Year: Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, ... read more

Blackjack Billy

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Blackjack Billy is the next WFRE Random Act of Country event — 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Champion Billiards Cafe, Frederick. Special guest: Boone. Admission is free. Below is the band's bio: What happens when you put together three Nashville songwriters, an award-winning producer/killer guitarist and a drummer with a gift for live performance? The result is Blackjack Billy and their signature hybrid of country and rock. After gaining widespread exposure thanks to 2013’s breakout hit “The ... read more

Can’t get more country than that — three shows, one night

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If you didn't make it to the grandstand show at The Great Frederick Fair Friday night, here's what you missed. Chase Bryant, one of country music's new-gen artists, opened the three-act show. With a stage full of instruments and amps, he made good use of the stage front and the runway stage that extended into the track seating. So did the fans. An avid guitarist, Chase had a selection of six guitars to pick from on stage. Wearing a black shirt, ripped-knee black jeans and his signature ... read more

Classic country is still cool

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The Roots and Boots show with Aaron Tippin, Sammy Kershaw and Joe Diffie was full of hit songs, stories and laughter. Back in the day (Tippin is marking year 25 in his career, Diffie's about the same and Kershaw said he's been performing country music about 40 years, since he was 12 years old), these three  topped the country charts and as Tippin and Diffie liked to point out, some more than a certain other performer on stage. Kershaw readily admitted that while he did have a lot of hit ... read more

Seven artists, three nights of country

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Three country music shows wrap up the grandstand entertainment at The Great Frederick Fair Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. That's good news for country music fans. Here's the bonus: Two of the shows feature three artists and you know you can't ever have too many country singers on one stage. Thursday is the Roots & Boots Tour with Aaron Tippin, Joe Diffie and Sammy Kershaw; Friday is Chase Bryant, Kellie Pickler and Easton Corbin; and Saturday is "Your Man" Josh Turner. No complaints ... read more