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Randy Travis - Around The Bend

Randy Travis has spent the last eight years recording gospel music but now he's back with his first all-new country album. "Around The Bend" features 11 strong songs, great melodies and Randy Travis' trademark baritone voice. The question is; should radio play it, ev
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James Stroud Signs Darryl Worley to New Label

Perhaps the third time will be the charm. James Stroud announced the opening of Stroudavarious Records. The first artist to be signed by the label is Darryl Worley, who was with Stroud at the old DreamWorks Nashville label.
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Billy Ray Cyrus - Somebody Said A Prayer

After Billy Ray Cyrus scored a big hit with his "Ready, Set, Don't Go" duet with daughter, it was inevitable that the strong-voiced Cyrus would return with another single. The question seems to be, though, is it a hit?
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One Flew South's Serendipitous Journey

With not one artist singing lead vocals on each track, One Flew South are a truly different band in Country music. They sing all of their songs together in true, harmonic fashion. In a Roughstock exclusive, the trio discusses their career and how they met among many other intere
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Is Country Radio in Trouble?

Billboard's radio airplay chart is practically known as the 'gospel' for music city. The problem with the power the chart has is held in the fact that it doesn't take into account many of the middle to small market stations in the country. Why?
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Charlie Allen - That Was Then, This is Now

After being an industry dominated by large companies, the tide seems to be turning back to independent artists and record companies. With solid song selection and strong production, Charlie Allen looks as if he's an artist who's ready to be a condender.&nbs
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Jeff Griffith - If It Ain't One Thing It's Another

Albums featuring nothing but traditional country music seem to be nonexistant nowadays but that doesn't mean you can't find them if you look hard enough. Spring Branch, Texas' Jeff Griffith is a strong vocalist who has taken a step out of the honky t
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James Otto - For You

James Otto has a big voice to match his larger-than-life stature. After the success of "Just Got Started Loving You" it would have been easy for his label to release the 'stereotypical' summertime radio single. Fortunately for us, the label didn't do that and instead released "For You."
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Little Big Town - Fine Line

Little Big Town returns with their first single since moving from Equity to Capitol Records. Echoing hits from the past, "Fine Line" is the lead track from their third album "A Place To Land."