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Country star Morgan Wallen suspended by record label after using racial slur
Wallen apologized and said ‘there are no excuses’ after video released by TMZ showed him using a slur

Lauren Aratani

03, Feb, 2021 @8:09 PM

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The inauguration music: Biden trumps Trump with singers you actually know
Donald Trump couldn’t secure a Springsteen tribute band for his inauguration, whereas Biden had Springsteen himself – plus Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and even a Republican in Garth Brooks

Alexis Petridis

20, Jan, 2021 @8:23 PM

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She Come By It Natural by Sarah Smarsh; Dolly Parton, Songteller by Dolly Parton and Robert K Oermann – review
An excellent study of the country queen reveals a nuanced political intelligence behind the glamour, while Parton’s own coffee-table book reflects on her enduring songs

Kitty Empire

10, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Barry Gibb: Greenfields – Gibb Brothers' Songbook Vol 1 review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
With subtle, beautiful arrangements, this foray into country-pop with covers by the likes of Dolly Parton, Jason Isbell and Gillian Welch is testament to the Bee Gees’ greatness

Alexis Petridis

07, Jan, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Tony Rice obituary
Guitarist and singer who took bluegrass in new directions by experimenting with its traditional repertoire

Tony Russell

04, Jan, 2021 @11:11 AM

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'All that mattered was survival': the songs that got us through 2020
Mariah with butterflies, Bronski Beat in the Peak District, Snoop Dogg on a food delivery ad … our writers reveal the tracks that made 2020 bearable

Guardian music

31, Dec, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Yellow Rose review – bittersweet tale of Filipina's quest to be a country music star
Broadway’s Eva Noblezada ably holds a tune and the screen in this bittersweet story of an immigrant trying to break into country and western

Leslie Felperin

23, Dec, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Charley Pride obituary
Trailblazing African-American star of country music who viewed the songs as stories experienced by everyone

Garth Cartwright

15, Dec, 2020 @6:21 PM

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Country superstar Charley Pride dies aged 86
Pride, the first black inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame, died from complications related to coronavirus

Jedidajah Otte

13, Dec, 2020 @1:36 AM

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The 50 best albums of 2020, No 6: Waxahatchee – Saint Cloud
Katie Crutchfield’s new sobriety led to a move away from rollicking indie and toward a calmer, Americana-informed sound that reels you in

Rachel Aroesti

11, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Dolly Parton says she may sell her entire back catalogue of songs
Parton says she has often thought about selling catalogue, but would ‘still have some control’

Mark Sweney

10, Dec, 2020 @4:25 PM

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Alison Krauss's teenage obsessions: 'My spiked hair froze on the walk to school'
As she releases a Christmas duet with Andrea Bocelli, the bluegrass legend remembers Def Leppard videos, Whoopi Goldberg and chauffeuring her musical hero

Interview by Dave Simpson

10, Dec, 2020 @4:00 PM

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