Nashville: What To Do in Music City

From its most humble beginnings, Nashville has always been about music. In the late 1700s, passengers looking to settle in the area would be greeted by fiddlers and dancers after safely disembarking from their journey along the Cumberland River. And while that particular practice has long since faded, visitors to…

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Guy Clark, American Troubadour, Dead at 74

Guy Clark captivated audiences with songs rich in detail, unsentimental yet surprisingly tender. His recordings, much like the man himself, followed the slow, methodical, respectful gait of a man from Texas. Clark, who had battled cancer and suffered from declining health, died Tuesday morning in Nashville. He was 74. Clark…

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Sturgill Simpson: Country Maverick Bucks Tradition

When Sturgill Simpson released *[Metamodern Sounds of Country Music](http://rhapsody.com/artist/sturgill-simpson/album/metamodern-sounds-in-country-music-high-top-mountain-records)* in 2014, no one could have predicted the near-sanctimonious reaction he would ignite among music lovers — especially old-school country fans. > They said the same shit about Steve Earle 20 years ago The headline, if…

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Dave Cobb Brings Nashville Back to Its Roots, One Song at a Time

Like many producers, Georgia-native Dave Cobb started out as a musician, offering his skills as a session guitar player in Atlanta before throwing in with the Brit-influenced band, The Tender Idols. About the time the band’s shelf life hit its expiration date, Cobb realized the studio was the most…

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Merle Haggard Dies on 79th Birthday

Merle Haggard passed away on his 79th birthday (April 6, 2016) after suffering from a spate of health issues, including double pneumonia, for which he was recently hospitalized. Merle Haggard was known for spearheading the Bakersfield Sound along with Buck Owens.Flossie and James Francis Haggard moved from Checotah, Oklahoma…

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Joey Feek, 40, of Country Duo Joey + Rory, Succumbs to Cancer

Joey Martin Feek, of the husband and wife duo, Joey + Rory, died of cervical cancer. She leaves behind her husband and partner of 14 years, Rory, their two year-old daughter Indiana, and step-daughters Heidi and Hopie. She was 40 years old. Feek was born in Alexandria, Indiana, and made her…

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