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Brenda Lee Georgia Legend Award

Country legend Brenda Lee: “Everything I know about singing I owe to coming up in Georgia”

Her home state of Georgia is never far from Brenda Lee’s mind. She'll be honored this weekend with the inaugural GPB Georgia Legend Award at the Fox Theatre.
How Lil Nas X Old Town Road went viral

How Atlanta’s Lil Nas X went from being shut out of the country charts to breaking a major Billboard record

Lil Nas X continues a tradition long held by Atlanta artists. When the music industry didn’t readily accept him, he forced his way inside and made himself hard to ignore.

House Envy: Country music superstar Alan Jackson and wife Denise are selling their Lake Burton retreat

Situated on 1.2 wooded acres at the end of a private road, the Jacksons’ rustic yet refined abode features a spacious farmhouse-style kitchen, a private screened porch with a fireplace, and a two-story boathouse.

Kenny Chesney talks beaches, meat-and-threes, and Nashville neighborhoods

Kenny Chesney doesn’t sing about the things most people chase, like big houses, shiny cars, and the heady rush of fame. He sings about the things most people actually have, like shift work, two-toned Chevys, and old blue chairs rocking in the wind.
Troubador Kristian Bush

The making of Troubadour, Janece Shaffer and Kristian Bush’s 1950s country musical

As Shaffer began to flesh out her characters, she moved Nashville star Billy and son Joe’s estrangement center stage, along with Joe and songwriter Inez’s love story. There was just one problem: If you’re writing a play about country music, you’re going to need, well, country music. And Shaffer’s facility with words did not extend to scoring. Then a friend mentioned that she’d once sat next to Kristian Bush on a flight and came away with his email address
Kurt Thomas

Three things to know about Kurt Thomas

He’s opened for Sugarland, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, and Darius Rucker. But with his latest album, Give It Hell Tryin’, the Dahlonega native is poised to make his own name.
Levi Lowrey

Going Country Without Nashville

Here in Georgia, a few country musicians are taking a pass on Music City, choosing not just to live here but to write, record, and perform here. The decision comes at a cost.

Nashville Night & Day

With so much to see and hear and taste, it’s a good thing Nashville is also known as a town that rises early and stays up late, affording visitors plenty of time to take advantage of the round-the-clock fun.

Shaky Knees vs. Shaky Boots: Stacking up the Atlanta music festivals

If the name Shaky Boots, metro Atlanta’s new country music festival, sounds familiar, it’s because founder Tim Sweetwood also started the now-massive indie rock fest Shaky Knees three years ago. Here’s how Sweetwood’s two events stack up.

CMA Music Festival in Nashville

More than 400 artists, 200-plus hours of concerts, and 80,000 festivalgoers at a dozen or so stages in downtown Nashville. The Country Music Association’s four-day event is dedicated to helping fans get close to their idols.

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