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Country Comforts

Patty Loveless Joe Ely Chicago Country Music Festival, June 29 By Chris Varias Everyone from the record store know-it-all to the music-magazine preacher seems to share the same theory about 90s-style country: the artists played on the radio are paper-thin, Eagles-lovin’ phonies, while those working outside radio’s confines are the keepers of a genuine Hank […]

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Whose Country Is This?

America’s Music: The Roots of Country TBS, June 29 By Chris Varias Television has always been a great simplifier. So when television devotes time to cover a major topic, it’s bound to be a bit disappointing. A documentary series can’t tell the whole story, and as the scope of a topic is widened, more detail […]