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On The Charts: July 3, 2008

Like death and taxes, another week has come to an end with Taylor Swift selling the most country albums this week. The question seems to be, though, are any other country artists going to be able to take over the throne?
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The State of Country Music

What is it about country music that makes fans so passionate? What causes them to draw lines in the sand and debate about it as if it were a life-or-death situation? Roughstock tries to get to the bottom of an ages-old debate.
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Trisha Yearwood - They Call it Fallin' For A Reason

It's very hard nowadays to get almost every fan of country music to agree on anything but they often cite Trisha Yearwood as one of the few mainstream artists worth listening to.
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John Berry - Those Were The Days

Like most of the country stars of the 1990's, John Berry found himself without a label home early into the new millennium. Rather than rest on his laurals of past successes, John returned to his DIY roots and restarted his Athens, Georgia based record label. "Those Were The Days" is his first recording of all-new material in seven years.
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Kristy Lee Cook re-signs With Arista Nashville

Chalk another one up in the 'bound to happen' category as Kristy Lee Cook from the 2008 edition of American Idol has been signed by Sony/BMG and 19 Recordings to a record contract.
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Sugarland To Tour This Fall

In support of their July 22 album release, Sugarland will kick off the 25 city nationwide LOVE ON THE INSIDE tour beginning in Asheville, NC on September 13. The tour will feature special guests Kellie Pickler and Ashton Shepherd.
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A big week for Miranda and Blake?

According to today's mediabase chart that follows airplay, Blake Shelton has jumped into the Top spot on the charts with his cover with the Michael Buble' song "Home" while Miranda Lambert has finally had a single reach the Top 10 with "Gunpowder & Lead."
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Tim McGraw Almost Fights With Fan

During a concert at the White River Amphitheater near Seattle, Washington, Tim McGraw noticed that a drunk 'fan' hit a female fan and when that happened, he immediately called security to get the drunk dude out. Check out the video.
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New Artist Spotlight: Eric Durrance

Eric Durrance has seen the highs and lows of the music business and after a time as the leader of the successful Christian band Big Dismal, he has returned home to his country music roots. In the process he got his label of nine years to join him in Nashville.